Young and unknown receivers like Chase Claypool and Travis Fulgham exploded during Week 5. Surprisingly they are both highly un-rostered, making them the perfect waiver wire targets this upcoming week. Here's who else you should be paying attention to to help boost your fantasy football team.
Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
41.6 percent rostered
Last Week: 23 touches; 136 yards
Dalvin Cook left Sunday night early, and Mattison stepped in for huge production. If Cook remains out or is banged up for an extended period of time, you’ll want to have him on your roster.
JD McKissic, RB, Washington Football Team
15.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 7 touches; 49 yards
While McKissic isn’t the lead back or the most productive in Washington, he does provide high volume for PPR leagues. If you’re in a rough position at running back, McKissic can fill in.
Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
8.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 7 receptions; 11 targets; 110 yards; 3 touchdowns
Steelers rookie Chase Claypool exploded this past Sunday against the Eagles for three scores. As I said previously, Claypool might have up and down production, but you’ll want to have him on your roster when he starts to string big games together
Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
0.2 percent rostered
Last Week: 10 receptions; 13 targets; 152 yards; 1 touchdown
The Eagles are a mess at receiver, while unknown commodity Travis Fulgham had a huge game out of no where. Fulgham might not replicate this production again, but he could develop into a consistent target for Carson Wentz.
Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins
36.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 4 receptions; 5 targets; 106 yards; 1 touchdown
Williams is another player who had a huge day despite being not being a consistent target. His big day is worth having him on your bench to monitor his progression.
Darren Fells, TE, Houston Texans
24.1 percent rostered
Last Week: 2 receptions; 2 targets; 57 yards
Tight ends are hard to come back at Week 6, leaving available options very thin for teams needing one. Fells saw a red zone target that he converted into a touchdown in Week 5. If you need a bench tight end, Fells might be your best option.
Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys
0.9 percent rostered
Last Week: 111 passing yards
Dak Prescott went down with a season ending ankle injury, thrusting Andy Dalton into the game. Before this game Prescott was throwing for gaudy Passing numbers, and while Dalton might not replicate this production he could still put up good numbers in an offense that throws the ball a ton.