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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets & FAAB Advice: Defenses (Week 5)

Oct 3, 2022
Shaquill Griffin

Check out our top waiver wire targets for Week 5 of the 2022 fantasy football season.

If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team, and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Jacksonville Jaguars: 12% rostered

  • Next opponents: HOU, @IND, NYG
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $5
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: The Jaguars rank third in defensive fantasy scoring, largely on the strength of seven interceptions. That’s a fluky-high number, but the Jags defense itself is not at all fluky. Jacksonville has seven sacks and ranked No. 1 in run defense DVOA entering Week 4. The Jaguars now enter a favorable stretch of schedule that presents them with a home game vs. Houston in Week 5, a road game against an Indianapolis team that could be without RB Jonathan Taylor for a few weeks, and a home game against turnover-prone QB Daniel Jones and the New York Giants. Spend an extra dollar or two and ride with Jaxson de Ville and the Jaguars for the next several weeks.

Tennessee Titans: 9% rostered

  • Next opponents: @WAS, BYE, IND
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: The Titans have a Week 5 date with Washington, whose offense has fallen into a state of disarray. The Commanders have scored 18 points over the last two weeks. Washington QB Carson Wentz has thrown five interceptions this season and has been sacked 17 times. This is an offense to target with streaming defenses. The Titans have recorded 10 sacks this season and should be able to get to the highly sackable Wentz.

Miami Dolphins: 22% rostered

  • Next opponents: @NYJ, MIN, PIT
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: NA
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: Zach Wilson threw two interceptions in his first start of 2022. The Jets have also cycled through multiple left tackles due to injury. This is a nice Week 5 matchup for Miami.

Minnesota Vikings: 41% rostered

  • Next opponents: CHI, @MIA, BYE
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: NA
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: The home game against the Bears looks like a great matchup, but the Bears have been the run-heaviest team in the league this year. Fewer passes means fewer opportunities for sacks and interceptions, so don’t go overboard with the bidding if you’re interested in the Vikes as a Week 5 streaming option.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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