The 2019 NFL season is 4 weeks old and there is still enough time to start picking up people from your fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire wide receivers for Week 5.
Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants
Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins was the last of Tate’s four-game suspension to start the season. He was worth an early add last week, but now heading into his first game he’s a must-add.
Tate had a down year by his previous standard in 2018, with 74 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns as he played for two teams (Lions and Eagles). But he was still a WR3 for fantasy purposes, finishing as WR34 in standard scoring and WR29 in full-point PPR. He had at least 90 catches in each of the previous four seasons, with over 1,000 yards in three of those campaigns. In those four seasons, in full-point PPR scoring, he finished as WR11 (2014), WR24 (2015), WR17 (2016) and WR13 (2017).
Tate’s ownership rates have risen some since last week. But there’s still plenty of room to add a legit high-end WR2 in PPR formats from here on out.
ESPN Ownership: 50.5%
Yahoo! Ownership: 49%