The Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, and Washington Redskins are all on their bye weeks in Week 5, leaving many fantasy football owners searching the free agent market for a potential last minute addition.
Below are three readily available players in most fantasy leagues that have the ability to put up starting numbers this weekend:
New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman
New York Giants running back Paul Perkins has officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and Gallman is coming off an impressive performance in his regular season debut. The fourth-round pick out of Clemson recorded 42 rushing yards, eight receiving yards, and scored a touchdown in his first game action and still remains less than 34 percent owned in fantasy leagues. Gallman should provide fantasy owners a solid flex option in Week 5, as Los Angeles’ defense has surrendered the 13th most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown
Brown caught eight passes on 12 targets for 105 yards in Arizona’s overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers last week and has been targeted 29 times in the past three games. The Cardinals 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver is close to already surpassing his career-highs just four games into the 2017 season but is still less than 46 percent owned in fantasy leagues. Brown draws a favorable matchup in Week 5 with the Philadelphia Eagles giving up the third most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
New York Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
If you’re looking to pick up a tight end to plug into your starting lineup for Week 5, check to see if Seferian-Jenkins is available. The Jets 6-foot-5, 285-pound tight end is less than 32 percent owned in fantasy leagues and faces a Cleveland Browns defense that has given up the second most fantasy points to the position. Seferian-Jenkins has caught nine passes on 10 targets for 77 yards in Gang Green’s last two outings and is a sleeper starter option with plenty of upside potential in Week 5.