The 2018 NFL season is just four weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. 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.
Willie Snead, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Snead had a pedestrian outing in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, with six catches (on seven targets) for 56 yards. He doesn’t have a touchdown since Week 1, but even as Baltimore’s No. 3 wide receiver the Ball State product has delivered double-digit PPR fantasy points in three of four games thus far.
As long as Joe Flacco is playing well, he can push three wide receivers to fantasy relevance. The same good matchups Flacco has coming up translate pretty seamlessly to his pass catchers, especially a secondary option like Snead in some circumstances.
Don’t expect piles of yards and touchdowns from Snead. But if you’re in a PPR league and can live with 4-6 catches for 50-60 yards in most games with a score every three games or so, then he should be on the radar as WR4/WR5 to help navigate bye weeks.
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