There were some crazy, out of nowhere performances in week 5 at the receiver position. A couple of the players involved will be listed here as they deserve a roster spot, of course. Just be sure before picking up a receiver that they have a decent target share and did not just have a fluky one game hot streak.
Week 5 Recommendations Results (Standard League Scoring):
· Eddie Royal CHI – 7 receptions 43 yards 4 Fantasy Points
· Dontrelle Inman SD – 1 reception 3 yards 0 Fantasy Points
· Brian Quick LA – 3 receptions 51 yards 5 Fantasy Points
· Quincy Enuwa NYJ – 4 receptions 51 yards 5 Fantasy Points
· Phillip Dorsett IND – 2 receptions 26 yards 2 Fantasy Points
· Jeremy Kerley SF – 8 receptions 102 yards 1 touchdown 16 Fantasy Points
Everyone listed above is a volatile commodity, especially Inman and Dorsett who may be un-startable. Royal, Quick and Enuwa are decent gambles for teams in need of receiving help. Kerley is in a different category because he is seeing about 30 percent of the targets on his team. This will not always translate to a great game, but volume will bring results the majority of the time. Kerley is the player to own in the 49ers receiving game (if there is such a thing).
Week 6 Waiver Wire Picks
Cameron Meredith CHI 1.5% owned
Meredith was one of my deep sleeper picks for week 5 and he panned out big time. The matchup was a soft one and the Colts devoted all of their resources to stopping Alshon Jeffery. On the other hand, Meredith made the most of the plethora of targets sent his way, turning in a huge day to the tune of 9 catches 130 yards and a touchdown. Big performances like this will not be the norm, but Meredith looks like he should be a starter for the foreseeable future and the Bears are always playing from behind.
Cole Beasley DAL 40% owned
The Cowboys have been playing without top playmaker Dez Bryant without missing a beat on offense. One of the major reasons behind that is Cole Beasley acting as a safety valve for Dak Prescott. Beasley has not had less than 50 receiving yards in a game this season. He also managed to reach the end zone in week 5. While Beasley will not score many touchdowns, he has the steady volume to produce as a flex player. In a PPR league he may be a WR2 or better.
Sammie Coates PIT 39.8% owned
There were drops aplenty when Coates was thrown the ball in week 5. Still, he managed to come up with 6 catches for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. Despite missing out on a couple of potential touchdown catches, Roethlisberger kept going at Coates all game long. If he can keep that type of target volume going, Coates has the big play ability to put up huge numbers.
Jeremy Kerley SF 8% owned
Although he is not an incredibly electric receiver, Kerley has the trust of his quarterback. Accounting for a third of the targets on the 49ers, Kerley is seeing enough volume that he should be a valuable receiver going forward. The San Francisco offense is far from dynamic, like Kerley himself, but given enough chances the yards pile up. Outside of 10 team leagues, there is no reason that Kerley should not be owned at the moment.