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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Running Backs to Stash (Week 5)

Oct 3, 2022
Jerick McKinnon

It’s important to know the top waiver wire targets for each week of the fantasy football season. We’ll certainly have you covered with our robust waiver wire advice each and every week. Beyond the top targets, though, there is benefit to improving your bench and stashing players that are forecasted to increase in value. We’ll also be a great resource for these waiver wire stashes. Here’s a look at players you should consider stashing this week.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Stash Targets

Stash Candidates: Jerick McKinnon, Jaylen Warren, Eno Benjamin, Craig Reynolds, Mike Boone, Deon Jackson, D’Onta Foreman

Analysis: The constant churn of a fantasy bench is pivotal to a manager’s success. Most of the movement should center around the RB position. The main reason the rotation is constantly changing comes from injury attrition.

Jerick McKinnon has not parlayed his strong snap share into consistent fantasy performance, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire‘s touchdown production has to be unsustainable, right? Jaylen Warren is the direct handcuff to Najee Harris and is getting some decent rotational work to keep the lead back fresh. The same goes for Eno Benjamin and D’Onta Foreman, who have not really produced much in their limited work thus far.

The injury to Javonte Williams appears to be significant, which puts Mike Boone in position to platoon with Melvin Gordon going forward. Jonathan Taylor is also dealing with an ankle injury, pushing Deon Jackson into stash territory for a couple weeks next to Nyheim Hines. Craig Reynolds took a very small role spelling Jamaal Williams for a mere three touches in D’Andre Swift‘s absence.

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