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NFL Week 5 IDP Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory (94) reacts during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Through the first quarter of the fantasy football regular season, there’s still plenty of reason to remain active on the waiver wire in an effort to build your IDP roster to its fullest potential.

Even for those 0-4 teams, there’s no reason to give up. The best way to turn things around is by improving your roster in any way possible, which includes scouring through the waiver wire for hidden gems.


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Find out who some of the top waiver additions should be this week for IDP leagues of all sizes.

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NAMES THAT BEAR REPEATING

To avoid repeating arguments for players previously mentioned in this piece, I'll list anyone who is still relevant who I have mentioned in prior weeks with a link to that article and information.

John Franklin-Myers, DE, NYJ (Week 2)
Melvin Ingram, ED, PIT (Week 3)
Michael Danna, DE, KC (Week 4)
Charles Harris, ED, DET (Week 4)
Kenny Young, LB, LAR (Week 2)
Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, SF (Week 3)
Denzel Perryman, LB, LV (Week 3)
Justin Strnad, LB, DEN (Week 3)
Tae Crowder, LB, NYG (Week 4)
Kyzir White, LB, LAC (Week 4)
Quincy Williams, LB, NYJ (Week 4)
Derrick Barnes, LB, DET (Week 4)
Rayshawn Jenkins, S, JAX (Week 2)
Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF (Week 2)
Jayron Kearse, S, DAL (Week 3)
Dane Cruikshank, S, TEN (Week 4)
Deon Bush, S, CHI (Week 4)
Andrew Wingard, S, JAX (Week 4)

DEFENSIVE LINE

DE RANDY GREGORY, DALLAS COWBOYS

After missing Week 2 due to COVID-19, Gregory jumped right back into the Cowboys' starting lineup. He has managed at least three pressures in each of his three games this season and in Week 4, he earned four pressures and two sacks for our IDP box score. The Cowboys have a number of injuries on the edge — Demarcus Lawrence chief among them — but even when Lawrence eventually returns to the lineup, Gregory should still play enough to be a valuable IDP asset.

Gregory’s role has been as a pass-rush specialist, so there is unlikely much to be had in terms of tackle upside, but he does do his role well. After earning an 81.9 pass-rush grade with 25 pressures in 2020, Gregory’s continued his strong play this season, recording 10 pressures so far and a 64.1 pass-rush grade through three games. Gregory is still widely available in plenty of IDP formats.

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