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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Avoid (Week 5)

Oct 3, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Avoid (Week 5)

Let’s take a look at players that had strong performances, but our analysts aren’t buying it as they look ahead to Week 5 and beyond. Here are a few players to avoid when making your Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire pickups.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Avoid (Week 5)

Latavius Murray ran for 11-57-1 against the Vikings in London and added an 8-yard catch, but he played two fewer snaps than Mark Ingram, and neither Murray nor Ingram will remain fantasy-relevant once Alvin Kamara is back from an injury to his ribs. Kamara was a surprise scratch in Week 4, so it’s very possible he’ll be back this week.

DeVante Parker had 5-156-0 vs. the Ravens in Week 3 and had a 25-yard TD catch against the Packers in Week 4. But in Weeks 1-2, Parker had four targets and a single 9-yard catch. Even with Jakobi Meyers out in Week 4, Parker drew only two targets. And the Patriots have QB issues. Mac Jones missed Week 4 with a high-ankle sprain, and even if Jones returns this week, he’s not exactly an air-raid guy. Parker will be erratic all season with more misses than hits.

Will Dissly has three touchdowns on only 12 targets. His four targets in Week 4 were a season high.

Don’t get sucked in by the 6-85-2 eruption by Mo Alie-Cox in Week 4. The Colts spread the ball around to three TEs (Kylen Granson and Jelani Woods are in the mix, too), and Alie-Cox had 4-44-0 over his first three games.

Jamal Agnew had 4-50-2 on six targets Sunday against the Eagles. He seemed to be playing an enhanced role for the Jaguars in the absence of Zay Jones. But Agnew is basically just a gadget player who had three carries and three targets entering Week 4.

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