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NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: All league sizes & scoring types

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back Damien Williams (8) and running back David Montgomery (32) celebrate after scoring a touchdown the first half against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Two under-the-radar tight ends broke out in Week 4 after seeing usage that suggested fantasy points were on the way. As noted in the fantasy football Week 4 rankings, Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah‘s 76% route participation rate ranked eighth in the league through three weeks. The rate remained at 77% against Jacksonville and fueled a 26.5 fantasy-point performance.

Bills tight end Dawson Knox also exploded for over 20 fantasy points in Week 4. And he was running a route on 78% of Josh Allen‘s dropbacks the previous week. 

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We will continue to target players on the Week 5 waiver wire with these types of utilization metrics in mind. This week's players dealing with various injuries include Jimmy Garoppolo, Dalvin Cook, Rob Gronkowski, Logan Thomas, David MontgomeryWill Fuller, D.J. Chark Jr., Joe Mixon, A.J. Brown, Josh Jacobs, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Julio Jones.



Montgomery’s injury opens the door for Damien Williams to see an expanded role in the Bears rushing attack. He played 33% of the snaps before Monty went down and commanded 10 touches, including two receptions.

The ex-Chief has been impressive as a rusher in a limited capacity in the Windy City, earning 78.9 PFF rushing grade that ranks eighth among running backs with at least 15 carries. 

Rookie Khalil Herbert is also worth a stash in deeper formats, as he brings an impressive college production profile to the Bears’ backfield. 


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