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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 5

This week I will focus on players that have shown heavier workloads, or will see heavier workloads in the coming weeks that you may find available on your waiver wire. Let’s Dive In!

5 Up

#1 Andre Ellington (RB) Arizona Cardinals

David Johnson’s injury left a hole in the backfield for the Cardinals. The running back you should key on is Andre Ellington as he is a pass-catcher for the offense and has received the trust from Carson Palmer and the Cardinals’ coaching staff. He is targeted consistently and is the main man taking the workload of David Johnson’s catches out of the backfield.

#2 Charles Clay (TE) Buffalo Bills

If you need someone to replace Greg Olsen, or have been disappointed by your tight ends production, Charles Clay may be your answer. The new offense sees him as one of the main focal points in their passing offense. He has a great rapport with Tyrod Taylor and this will continue for the rest of the season.

#3 Jared Goff (QB) Los Angeles Rams

Sean McVay has the Rams’ offense clicking this season and looking like a playoff contender. Goff looks really solid with a ton of weapons around him. If you need a quarterback that can be a solid option for you as a spot start, Goff can be your guy this season.

#4 Chris Hogan (WR) New England Patriots

If you want to be a little riskier with your lineup and want to shoot for touchdowns, Chris Hogan has been a touchdown machine since Week 1. Tom Brady has been throwing the ball around a ton and Hogan has been found for big plays every game.

#5 Duke Johnson Jr. (RB) Cleveland Browns

It seems like the Browns will be behind a lot this year, which means that they will be throwing to catch up. This means they need a pass-catching back for check-downs and screens, which means Duke Johnson Jr. is the man for the Browns’ backfield. He is seeing a lot of targets from Kizer and this should continue as the season progresses.

About Dan Collins

I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.