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Week 5 Waiver Wire Rankings - Fantasy Football Pickups Include Michael Wilson, Curtis Samuel, Joshua Dobbs, Jeff Wilson Jr.

Jameson Williams - Fantasy Football Rankings, Waiver Wire Pickups, Draft Sleepers

Welcome back RotoBallers to our Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire rankings for the 2023 NFL season. Jameson Williams is slated to return, and are more rookies emerging as viable waiver wire pickups? Let's take at the fantasy football outlooks for names like Michael Wilson, Curtis Samuel, Joshua Dobbs, and Jeff Wilson Jr.

Each week, our NFL team puts out a complete array of fantasy football waiver wire articles to compliment our slick new Who Should I Pickup? Waiver wire player comparison tool. Here is a quick rundown of our articles. We start with the famous waiver wire express article compliments of Nick Mariano. These give a nice overview of the waiver wire pickup options each week.

The we look at FAAB waiver wire bidding recommendations, from Nick Mariano as well. We also dig deeper for each position with individual waiver wire articles: running backswide receiverstight endsquarterbacksdefenses, kickers, IDP leagues, and players to consider dropping.

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Who To Pickup for Fantasy Football Week 5?

Below you'll see our weekly rankings for the relevant waiver wire pickup options, including how to prioritize them for your league (depending on the league size). Quarterbacks and Defenses (D/ST) are groups together at the bottom of the list:

Rank Player Name Pos. % Ros. Baller Move
1 Jameson Williams WR 32 Add in All Leagues
2 Joshua Palmer WR 62 Add in 10+ Team PPR Leagues
3 Samaje Perine RB 52 Add in 10+ Team Leagues
4 Tyler Boyd WR 37 Add in 10+ Team PPR Leagues
5 Romeo Doubs WR 54 Add in 10+ Team PPR Leagues
6 Jake Ferguson TE 53 Add in 10+ Team Leagues
7 Jaylen Warren RB 55 Add in 10+ Team PPR Leagues
8 Zach Charbonnet RB 60 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
9 Marvin Mims Jr. WR 39 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
10 Tyjae Spears RB 24 Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues
11 Justice Hill RB 36 Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues
12 Latavius Murray RB 10 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
13 Chuba Hubbard RB 25 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
14 Quentin Johnston WR 47 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
15 Jaleel McLaughlin RB 2 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
16 Michael Wilson WR 2 Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues
17 Jeff Wilson Jr. RB 27 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
18 Roschon Johnson RB 54 Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues
19 Jerick McKinnon RB 53 Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues
20 Rashee Rice WR 36 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
21 Curtis Samuel WR 9 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
22 Cole Kmet TE 53 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
23 Jayden Reed WR 24 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
24 Wan'Dale Robinson WR 4 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
25 Josh Downs WR 11 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
26 Logan Thomas TE 6 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
27 Jordan Mason RB 1 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
28 DeVante Parker WR 3 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
29 Gerald Everett TE 34 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
30 Matt Breida RB 27 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
31 Michael Gallup WR 19 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
32 Dalton Schultz TE 36 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
33 Terrace Marshall Jr. WR 0 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
34 Braxton Berrios WR 2 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
35 Calvin Austin III WR 3 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
36 AnDrew Ogletree TE 0 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
37 Nelson Agholor WR 2 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
38 Cade Otton TE 2 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
39 Jonnu Smith TE 0 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
40 Rico Dowdle RB 10 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
41 Trenton Irwin WR 0 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
42 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine WR 0 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
43 Keaton Mitchell RB 17 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
44 Trey Palmer WR 0 Add in 14+ Team PPR Leagues
45 Deven Thompkins WR 0 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
46 Ronnie Rivers RB 1 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
47 Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB 0 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
48 Josiah Deguara TE 0 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
49 C.J. Stroud QB 46 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
50 Matthew Stafford QB 50 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
51 Sam Howell QB 18 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
52 Joshua Dobbs QB 5 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
53 Bryce Young QB 12 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
54 Ryan Tannehill QB 6 Add in 2QB Leagues
55 Bailey Zappe QB 0 Add in 2QB Leagues
56 Washington Commanders DST 25 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
57 Denver Broncos DST 40 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
58 Detroit Lions DST 10 Add in 12+ Team Leagues
59 Green Bay Packers DST 26 Add in 14+ Team Leagues
60 Houston Texans DST 4 Add in 14+ Team Leagues

 

Week 5 Running Backs To Add

Pickups are in priority order:

Samaje Perine
Jaylen Warren
Zach Charbonnet
Tyjae Spears
Justice Hill
Latavius Murray
Chuba Hubbard
Jeff Wilson Jr.
Jaleel McLaughlin
Roschon Johnson
Jerick McKinnon
Jordan Mason
Matt Breida
Rico Dowdle
Keaton Mitchell
Ronnie Rivers
Ke'Shawn Vaughn

 

Week 5 Wide Receivers To Add

Pickups are in priority order:

Jameson Williams
Joshua Palmer
Tyler Boyd
Romeo Doubs
Marvin Mims Jr.
Quentin Johnston
Michael Wilson
Rashee Rice
Curtis Samuel
Jayden Reed
Wan'Dale Robinson
Josh Downs
DeVante Parker
Michael Gallup
Terrace Marshall Jr.
Braxton Berrios
Calvin Austin III
Nelson Agholor
Trenton Irwin
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Trey Palmer
Deven Thompkins

 

Week 5 Tight Ends To Add

Pickups are in priority order:

Jake Ferguson
Cole Kmet
Logan Thomas
Gerald Everett
Dalton Schultz
Kylen Granson
Cade Otton
Jonnu Smith
Josiah Deguara

 

Week 5 Quarterbacks To Add

Pickups are in priority order, with emphasis on Week 5:

C.J. Stroud
Matthew Stafford
Sam Howell
Joshua Dobbs
Bryce Young
Ryan Tannehill
Bailey Zappe

 

Week 5 Defenses To Add

Pickups are in priority order, with emphasis on Week 5:

Washington Commanders
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans



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