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Week 5 Waivers 2018

This week’s bye teams are the Bears and Bucs.

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Aaron Jones, GB RB

After rushing 11 times for 65 yards and a TD, it’s safe to say that Jones is the one to own in the Packers’ three-back committee. Jones out-touched and out-gained Jamaal Williams despite not coming onto the field until late in the first quarter and the Packers have to consider using him more going forward. Jones gets a tasty matchup next week against a Lions team that just let Zeke go off for 200+ total yards.

Marcus Mariota, Ten QB

Those who need a streaming option this week will want to consider the guy who threw for 344 yards, two touchdowns, and led the Titans down the field in overtime and converted the way the Falcons should have in the Redzone against the Eagles last year, right? He’s still dealing with an elbow injury, but the emergence of Corey Davis and Buffalo’s paltry defense puts Mariota in the QB1 conversation for next week.

Dede Westbrook, Jax WR

After a pedestrian first three weeks, Westbrook broke out in a big way against the Jets. He caught 9-of-13 targets for 130 yards and received more targets than Keelan Cole and Donte Moncrief combined. With over 80 yards in two of his last three games, Westbrook needs to be on the FLEX radar against the porous Chiefs defense this week.

T.J. Yeldon, Jax RB

A lot of you picked up Yeldon after Fournette got hurt in Week 1 and dropped him right after Fournette returned. It seems like Yeldon needs to be owned across all formats for the foreseeable future now that Fournette is dealing with setbacks and Yeldon just put up 100 total yards with a TD. If Fournette is officially ruled out of Week 5, Yeldon will be an instant RB2.

 

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Kenyan Drake, Mia RB

OK, it’s time to sound the alarms. After a second disastrous week in which he only rushed three times for three yards, it’s safe for everyone to panic. The Dolphins even went with Gore over Drake as they killed the clock down 38-0, so you have to wonder whether the coaching staff is down on Drake for something off-field. Trade or bench him for the foreseeable future.

Dalvin Cook, Min RB

After being limited to 20 yards on 10 carries against the Rams, Dalvin Cook is looking like a shell of his explosive self that we saw in the first two games of last season. He hasn’t surpassed 40 yards rushing in any game this year and even though he comes into Philadelphia with ten days of rest, he’ll be nothing more than a RB2 until he proves he can step it up.

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