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NBA Waiver Wire: Week 5 Pickups and FAAB
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 5 Pickups and FAAB

With several minor injuries opening the door for role players to get more minutes in the short term, J.J. Calle breaks down all the best long-term and streaming options on the wire this week.

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Fitzgerald (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game in Seattle, the Cardinals' official site reports.
Herron has been announced as Indy's starting running back against Jacksonville, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Stafford completed just 18 of 46 passes for 264 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.
Wright saw a season-high 60 snaps in Sunday's 34-9 win over the Lions, reports. In doing so, Wright caught five passes on six targets for 36 yards and two touchdowns.
Sanu had five catches on seven targets for 48 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans.
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Papanikolaou scored eight points (2-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes Saturday.
Hairston (ankle) will miss at least the Hornets' next two games, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) could miss extended time, as team doctors are currently not allowing him to jump, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Pierce scored a season high 25 points (8-16 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with 10 rebounds while fouling out in just 28 minutes Saturday.
Bayless moved back to the bench and scored five points (1-5 FG, 3-3 FT) in 14 minutes Saturday.
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Bouwmeester (lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Hanzal (lower body) won't play Sunday against the Ducks but could return Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of Arizona Republic reports.
Updating an earlier report, Grimaldi was reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Pavelec will start between the pipes against the Blues on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
Allen will start in net against the Jets on Sunday, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
Fantasy Baseball News
Davis was traded to the Athletics on Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Sandoval's decision on which team to sign with will be made at some point this week, reports.
The Indians acquired Brewer from the Diamondbacks on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.
The Dodgers acquired Bolsinger from Arizona on Saturday night in exchange for cash considerations, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Fantasy Golf News
Scott shot a four-under par 68 on Sunday to finish tied for second at the Australian Masters held at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Oakleigh, Victoria. At eight-under par for the tournament, Scott finished one stroke back of the winner.
Fantasy College Football News
Carr pulled in two receptions for seven yards Friday as San Jose State fell to Utah State 41-7 on the road.
Fantasy College Basketball News
Thomas left Florida State's game with an undisclosed injury and was taken to the hospital, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015 with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports. Georgia native Townley will compete full-time for AMS in the Truck Series and run a partial schedule on the circuit previously known as the Nationwide Series, Athenian Motorsports PR reports.
Fantasy Soccer News
Kompany, who suffered a groin injury while playing for Belgium over the international break, started and played all 90 minutes, though he picked up a yellow card, in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday.

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