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Week 5 Fantasy football waiver wire claims: IDP

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Takkarist McKinley #98 of the Atlanta Falcons gives chases to Jonathan Grimes #34 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It’s that time of the week again when we scour the fantasy football waiver wire for the top IDP prospects. We’re on to Week 5, passed the quarter mark, and the game data is piling up giving us a few more angles to find our future starters.

Defensive linemen

Takkarist McKinley, Atlanta Falcons

An impressive three-sack performance Sunday took McKinley’s total up to five for the season — in only three games, as he didn’t suit up in Week 3 due to a groin issue. McKinley is currently seventh in our pass-rush productivity rankings for edge rushers with five sacks, one hit, and four hurries in 82 pass-rush snaps. The downside with McKinley is his lack of tackle upside – he only had 20 total tackles last year, and just six so far this year.

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