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FAAB bidding strategies after NFL Week 5: Travis Fulgham or Chase Claypool?

Free-agent acquisition budget (FAAB) leagues level the playing field for nabbing fantasy free agents after each week during the NFL season. They also allow fantasy managers to employ a great deal more strategy when acquiring players because each team has a limited amount of dollars to work with.

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All players in this article will be rostered in fewer than half of Yahoo leagues unless otherwise noted. Here is how you should be allocating your FAAB dollars coming out of Week 5.

WR Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

Suggested FAAB Spend: 20-25%

Claypool will spark a proverbial bidding war on FAAB this week. He scored four times while playing a larger role with Diontae Johnson sidelined due to a back injury. Claypool led Pittsburgh with a 32.3% target share and 110 receiving yards. He’s been the second-, third- and eighth-graded receiver (pending Monday Night Football) in three of his four starts. He’s also second in the league in yards per route run, at 3.53 (min. 10 targets).

JuJu Smith-Schuster has underwhelmed so far, and Johnson has been unable to stay healthy. Claypool could be the team’s long-term answer at receiver for Pittsburgh and has been nothing short of incredible through four games.

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