2020 Fantasy Football Week 5 F6P Rapid Reactions

by Kevin Huo
2020 Fantasy Football Week 5 F6P Rapid Reactions

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 5 F6P Rapid Reactions!

Each week, a rotating cast of Fantasy Six Pack writers will give their immediate thoughts about the biggest storylines of the weekend games.

This week, we're looking at:

  1. Kenyan Drake vs Chase Edmonds
  2. Players who you would risk it all for
  3. Players we're holding down the panic button on
  4. Priority waiver wire grabs

You'll hear from:

Let's get started!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 5 F6P Rapid Reactions

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1. What is your take on the Arizona backfield? Is Kenyan Drake a must-start going forward? What is Chase Edmonds's value for the rest of the season?

While I wouldn't consider Drake a top-tier "must-start," if we temper expectations, I still think he is worth putting in your lineup each week. Through five weeks, he has played just under 70% of the snaps and averaged just over 18 touches per game. Consider him a high-end RB2 based solely on his volume in a high-octane offense. As for Edmonds, he is essentially Jamaal Williams with upside. He'll be an RB1 if Drake gets hurt but is wroth flexing if you have some bye weeks or if you need a COVID fill-in. - Kevin Huo

Kenyan Drake is no longer a must-start option to me and hasn’t been for a while, to be honest. He has failed to produce even with all the work he has received and has been outplayed in the backfield by Chase Edmonds. Not to even mention, Kyler Murray continues to steal work on the ground with his rushing ability. Edmonds isn’t a must start at this point, but he should be rostered. This offense has been fairly efficient and if he can take a stranglehold on the lion's share of the backfield duties and remain efficient, he should become a quality asset going forward. - Bob Van Duser

Drake is no longer a must-start. I would hold him for trade value and I would actually be starting Edmonds from this point on. Edmonds is an RB2 until further notice. Drake is a handcuff at best but I am okay with dropping him if I have him. - Davis Peng

Yikes!!! Drake was the RB I was worried about the most before the season. He just never has really done it for a full season. I don’t think he is a must-start at this point, which really sucks because you probably got him in the second round. Edmonds is just there to eat away at Drake's value. I would not start any of these players. - Jesse Baum

2. Which player are you willing to risk it all to acquire?

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Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens

I need all the shares of Mark Andrews. After some initial optimism surrounding the position, the tight end position again seems to be a bit of a fantasy wasteland. After putting up just 7.1 points in Weeks 2 and 3 combined, Andrews has bounced back with nine catches, 113 yards, and three touchdowns in Weeks 4 and 5. He is clearly still Lamar Jackson's favorite target and as the Ravens' run game has regressed, Andrews only gains value. - Kevin Huo

D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks

The guy I wanna go out and get is D.K. Metcalf. Part of my decision here is the fact that I have ZERO shares of him across 16 leagues. He’s just one of those guys I wasn’t high on coming into his rookie year and that kinda carried over into this year. After showing out time after time in primetime, he’s proven me wrong, and even though I don’t deserve it I want in on some Metcalf shares - especially in Dynasty Leagues. - Bob Van Duser

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

If I had to grab anybody it’s gotta be possible future MVP, Russell Wilson. He is matchup-proof as of right now. There are QBs left and right putting up duds (I’m looking at you Matt Ryan, Joe Burrow, and Lamar Jackson) and now Dak Prescott is out for the rest of the season. I want more than just consistency, I want someone who cannot be beaten on the field and is leading in his position. I know that person is Russell Wilson. - Davis Peng

Allen Robinson, WR, Chicago Bears

I am going all out for Allen Robinson. I tried drafting this guy everywhere. If I could package an overperforming wide receiver like Mike Evans and a low-end RB2/FLEX like Joshua Kelley to get him I would. He is going to be heavily targeted, and he now got an upgrade at QB with Nick Foles. - Jesse Baum

3. What player are you DEFCON1 panicking on?

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Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Anybody who is rostering Ertz is probably nodding in agreement right now. Considered one of the "safer" picks at TE4, he has been an utter disappointment. He is currently the TE18 on the season and has just one game with more than 10 fantasy points. And this is all with basically no wide receivers or Dallas Goedert to work with. I just don't see how his situation improves considering he is first among tight ends in routes run and fourth in targets. Perhaps his efficiency will increase when the rest of Philadelphia's weapons return from injury, but that's not something I'm willing to wait on. - Kevin Huo

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Juju Smith-Schuster is someone that has me panicking a bit early in the season. Where he looks healthy and still very athletic, it just doesn’t seem like an effort is being made to feature him in this offense. Four games in and he’s averaging six targets a game. He has yet to cross the century mark for yardage in a single game. The fact his contract is up this year gives me a reason to believe that they have little reason to get him involved if they don’t have to. - Bob Van Duser

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

I’m considering this year a wash for Julio Jones. He came into the season injured, has to deal with Matt Ryan's inconsistencies, and the Falcons are leaning on Calvin Ridley for touchdowns. This just isn’t Julio's year. Even if he finished the next 10 games at 100 yards per game he would barely finish at 1,000 for the year. That would be great for any other receiver but not a Julio stat line. I also just don’t see him averaging 100 yards per game at this point. I’d try to sell him if there were any buyers. - Davis Peng

Dallas Cowboys Pass Catchers

I’m not really panicking on any player at the moment. There are players I had higher hopes for but are not panning out. If there was anything I would be worried about, it would be the Cowboys' pass-catchers: Amari Cooper, Ceedee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and even Dalton Schultz. With the loss of Dak Prescott, they suffer a massive downgrade at quarterback. - Jesse Baum

4. Who is your number one waiver wire target?

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Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Claypool didn't receive the same buzz going into the season that others did. Part of that was due to the fluidity and confusion of the wide receivers corps "ahead" of him in Pittsburgh, but through five weeks we have a bit more clarity. JuJu Smith-Schuster is simply not the dominant WR1 some expected, Diontae Johnson, unfortunately, cannot stay on the field, and James Washington is just a guy. Enter Claypool, a dominant athlete who physically compares favorably to Dorial Green-Beckham except he's... you know... good at football. He racked up 113 total yards and four touchdowns in Week 5 and I imagine he has played his way into a much larger role in this offense. - Kevin Huo

Claypool would be my target if he is still out there. Johnson looks like he can’t stay healthy which should lead to more snaps for the rookie wideout. He would be a good stash at the end of my bench. - Jesse Baum

Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Claypool’s production can’t be ignored and should absolutely be high on your waiver priority. However, another name I’m looking at is Travis Fulgham, a wide receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles. He managed 152 Yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions in Week 5. While he isn’t a household name by any stretch, the Eagles are working with slim pickings at wide receiver due to a slew of injuries. If he’s going to be the main option at wide receiver, he might be worth a look if you’re struggling at wide receiver and can’t get your hands on Claypool when waivers clear. - Bob Van Duser

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