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Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

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Nick Chubb-RB (Cleveland Browns)

SEC fans knows what Nick Chubb is all about. Fans who don’t know got a good taste of what he could do on Sunday. With Chubb’s 105 yard 2 touchdown outing on Sunday against the Raiders, the Browns are headed towards a running back by committee backfield. Nick Chubb should be owned in all leagues in the event that Hyde goes down with an injury but the Browns will likely go towards a run heavy offense to protect their rookie quarterback.

Keke Coutee-WR (Houstan Texans)

Coutee led the Texans in targets on Sunday with 15 in his first game with the team. With Will Fuller not 100% he could see an expanded role in the Texans offense. Deshaun Watson played with a lot of shifty receivers like Coutee at Clemson. Even with Fuller playing, Coutee will have an impact on the game. He is PPR gold for a wide receiver needy fantasy team.

Ryan Grant-WR (Indianapolis Colts)

The Colts are on a short week and will be up against the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. T.Y. Hilton was hobbled by a tweaked hamstring that put him out of Sundays game in the 4th quarter. Head coach Frank Reich said that T.Y. could miss some time. If this is so, Ryan Grant will be a good receiver to pick up. He has 23 targets and is second on the team for in receiving yards. He is likely to draw Stephon Gilmore if Hilton is out so beware.

Cameron Brate-TE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Cameron starred with Jameis Winston at quarterback the last two years. It is possible that OJ Howard will miss an extended period of time. In that time, Brate should be able to step in and add the same production that Howard was bringing. Brate is a huge red zone target for the Bucs. He won’t be an urgent pickup this week because the Bucs have a Week 5 bye.

Taywan Taylor-WR (Tennessee Titans)

Rishard Matthews asked for his release from the Tennessee Titans last week. This opened up a chance for Taywan Taylor to get more reps. Taylor capitalized on Sunday with his first chance with extra playing time, having nine targets and seven receptions. The Titans have an up and down schedule but Taywan will have his chances. He is a perfect PPR pickup.

Nick Vannett-TE (Seattle Seahawks)

Nick Vannett was one of my preseason sleepers, but Will Dissly came in and became one of Russell Wilson’s favorite targets. Vannett will get another chance to prove he is worthy since Dissly is out for the season with a patellar injury. The Seahawks were using both tight ends in the offense so it won’t be a tough for Vannett to make an impact. The hard part is gaining Wilson’s trust. Ed Dickson is on track for week 7 so keep an eye on that.

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