Waiver Wire: Week 5

Photo taken by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Photo taken by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

In Trent Richardson’s absence, Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya’s role will increase immensely. 

Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (1.2% Owned*): After Browns RB Trent Richardson was traded, a gaping hole was left at his position. Ogbonnaya ran the ball only five times on Sunday, but he reached the endzone via reception. Ogbonnaya’s touches will increase with experience, and he’ll eventually fill Richardson’s hole. 

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (70.1% Owned*): Chicago’s defense struggled against the Detroit Lions’ high-flying offense, so Cutler was used to maximum potential. He threw for 317 yards and two touchdowns.

Buffalo Bills K Dan Carpenter (2.6% Owned*): Carpenter has totaled 11, 12, and 11 fantasy points (in standard ESPN leagues) for the past three weeks, respectively. As the Bills’ offense becomes more comfortable in their new scheme and with their rookie quarterback, more points will be on the way for Buffalo and ultimately Carpenter.

Oakland Raiders RB Marcel Reece (4.1% Owned*): Reece is currently nursing an injury, but his long-term value remains high. Raiders RB Darren McFadden is consistently sidelined with injuries, so Reece will have plenty of touches when he’s healthy.

*In ESPN leagues

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