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

Oct 3, 2022
Kenny Pickett

The week is nearly wrapped up, and of course there were another round of injuries. As a result, fantasy managers will be on the lookout for wavier wire additions and replacement options for those injured over the weekend. Here’s a look at a player that is receiving early waiver wire buzz this week along with our advice on how to approach him in your bidding: Kenny Pickett.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Kenny Pickett

Kenny Pickett (QB – PIT): 5% rostered

  • Next opponents: @BUF, TB, @MIA
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $7
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: The rookie first-round pick from Pitt made his NFL debut to start the second half on Sunday, replacing the inept Mitch Trubisky. The kid didn’t look too bad, combining three (very unfortunate) interceptions with two rushing scores. It can be surmised that Pickett has usurped Trubisky for the foreseeable future. One issue with adding Pickett right now is the difficulty of the next two matchups. It might be prudent to give him a couple more weeks to marinate on the wire, then strike when the schedule lightens up a bit.

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 – that 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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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 – that 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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