Bye weeks are now upon us in full swing. This means you're going to have to patrol the waiver wire for help at key positions. Don't be stuck playing a scrub you drafted simply because you weren't proactive leading up to game time. Mason has provided you with a list of players to target this week. Not only for Week 5, but also the Week 6. It pays to look ahead when you know the owners in your league are focused on the present!
Week 5 Bye (Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets)
Week 6 bye (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver - St. Louis: Finally had his breakout game last week. We’ve been waiting for this to happen for 2 years now. He led the team in targets and also had a 2 rushes for 20 yards. With Todd Gurley making a name for himself in the running game expect Tavon to only get better within this offense. Owned in 10% of ESPN leagues.
Allen Hurns, Wide Receiver - Jacksonville: The undrafted 2nd year player has scored in back to back games and it’s easy to see that he and Blake Bortles have some chemistry. He leads the team in receptions (22) and with Jacksonville always trailing, he should see plenty more chances. Owned in 11% of ESPN leagues.
Antonio Andrews, Running Back - Tennessee: If the week 3 game against the Colts is any indication, Andrews is the new starting running back in Tennessee. He had over twice as many carries as Sankey and had a score. Solid start to deal with your bye weeks. Owned in 6.7% of ESPN leagues.
Owen Daniels, Tight End - Denver: Owen has scored in the past two games for the Broncos. Even though he is not a high targeted tight end, Peyton does rely on him inside in the red zone. Add in the fact that they face Oakland this week, Daniels would be a soild start to replacement for Olsen this week. Owned in 44% of ESPN leagues.
Duke Johnson Jr, Running Back - Cleveland: Duke is emerging as a top back in Cleveland. Even though he is still splitting carries with Crowell, Duke is the better back. Add on top that the fact that Johnson is on the field during passing downs (15 catches in last 2 games) it’s only a matter of time before he takes the majority of carries. Owned in 46% of ESPN leagues.