NFL Waiver Wire: Week 5 Deep Dive

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 5 Deep Dive

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

More and more data piles in as we head into the fifth week of game action. While data points can still be misleading, it's a bit easier to see trends and players who are slowly gaining and losing roles. We'll hit on the most intriguing in this article, with the goal being to provide options for those who play in both shallower and deeper formats. 

Quarterback

Sam Darnold vs. Eagles (33 percent ESPN)

Darnold presumably remains this available due to his failures in New York. However, he's shown to be a different quarterback early this season with 16 completions of 20 yards or more while averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. Add a shocking five rushing touchdowns, and Darnold has proven to offer a strong production floor.

Daniel Jones at Cowboys (38 percent ESPN)

Jones hasn't produced the touchdown production to match his level of play so far. He's averaged a career-best 8.2 yards per attempt and only turned the ball over twice. Jones has also thrown for at least 249 yards in each contest while chipping in at least 25 rushing yards.

Justin Fields at Raiders (35 percent ESPN)

At this point, Fields is an emergency starting fantasy quarterback. But as he's been named the starter and bye weeks will soon begin, now may be the time to stash him where available.

Matt Ryan vs. Jets (31 percent ESPN)

Ryan logged an average depth of target of 4.8 yards in Weeks 2 and 3 and that spiked to 12.5 last

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Dan Marcus
Dan started covering fantasy sports in 2015, joining Rotowire in 2018. In addition to Rotowire, Dan has written for Baseball HQ and Rotoballer.
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