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American people’s love for football games is immense. However, their national sport is Baseball. But it did not make them love watching football any less. They call it Soccer! Soccer is just like football. However, they have various variants of playing this game. Today, we will talk about one of its variants called Fantasy Football. Fantasy football is top-rated among United States Citizens. We will discuss all Fantasy Football and Fantasy Football waiver wire in the next section of the article.

What is Fantasy Football and Fantasy Football waiver wire?

Fantasy Football is one of the most infamous sports in the United States. In this game, contestants act as GMs(General managers) and owners. It is a virtual professional sports platform in which all the players of the NFL(National Football league) remain present. Moreover, these professional players play on behalf of the owners or GMs.

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The NFL players take part in the selection process in which they get their roster. Moreover, the roster has all the information about who they are playing for. Also, it consists of the name of their teammates and their playing schedule. Moreover, Fantasy Football consists of players from the NFL and other professional sports leagues such as NCCA, aka Canadian Football league (CFL).

Though its name is Fantasy, the competition is real. Just like in any other football game, Players attend a real-time Fantasy Football tournament and try to give their best

Furthermore, the players get fantasy points based on their performance.

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Let us discuss the versions of Fantasy Football played in the United States-

Traditional Fantasy Football: 

The roots of traditional Fantasy Football are pretty old. It began in 1962. It was a league of eight outstanding players. Moreover, conventional Fantasy Football lasts for at least an entire season. However, it wraps up with the beginning of post-season games.

Dynasty Fantasy Football league:

The other name of this league is Keeper leagues. There is not much difference between Traditional football and Dynasty Football. Except, the Traditional football league only allows the best and experienced players in their team. However, Dynasty football gives opportunity to all the new players and those on the verge of retirement.

DFS aka Daily Fantasy Sports:

It is a type of traditional football which lasts for a day or a week. Players in thousands take part in these betting pools. Moreover, DFS is a gambling sport run mainly by two major gambling companies FanDuel group and DraftKings.

Furthermore, Fantasy Football is a big thing online. Several Online companies take part in these events and regulate these online betting pool businesses. However, it is entirely legal in the United States. A government body is available to monitor everything online.

Now, let us get back to the main topic of our article,” Fantasy Football waiver wire.”

What is Fantasy Football waiver wire? How does Fantasy Football waiver wire work?

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire is a process that gives liberty to the owners and General manager to randomly pick or choose a player who is not on the roster to play. Moreover, the owners have the opportunity to select the right player for them. Therefore, these available players might not be reported for the time or dropped by their owners.

The owner can claim the player by putting up a waiver. Those with the highest waiver will get the player after clearing the waiver.

The Fantasy Football waiver period may last for one day or up to 4 days. After that, the player enters the free agent pool and any other team claims for the waiver on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Now, it’s time to discuss the 2021 best fantasy football waiver wire pickups for week 5.


Best 2021 Fantasy Football waiver wire Pickups

We will discuss the top pickups for the fifth week in this section.

Damien Williams(replacing David Montogmery)

Damien took over the field when David suffered a horrible knee injury while playing against the Lions. Moreover, Damien was picked up randomly to lead Chicago. During the match against Detroit on Sunday, William won the game with flying scores. He scored 55 yards eight times with two more additional scores for 15 yards.

Because of the quality performance, Damien Williams topped the 2021 charts for the best waiver. However, now Montgomery is all set to put the stage on fire after missing five weeks.

Trey Lance(replacement for Jimmy Garoppolo)

Due to not up-to-the-mark performance, Trey Lance replaced Jimmy Garoppolo in the second half of the event. Owners have their fingers crossed and hoping that he is worth the waiver claim. Though Lance does not have much experience playing over fields, he seems to be a decent player.

However, according to recent reports, Garoppolo does not have a bad injury. Therefore, he will be capable of playing by week 5. If that’s the case, the main question is, “What happens to Lance?”

His waiver value may decrease, affecting his employment in the future. Let us hope for the best!!

Samaje Perine replacing Joe Mixon.

Joe Mixon suffered from an ankle injury while playing against Jacksonville. However, according to the news, Mixon has been recovering. But, the chances are very low for his participation in week 5. While Mixon is struggling with his injury, Perine is all set to play against Green Bay and Detroit in the fifth and sixth week, respectively. 

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Sam Darnold: One of the best Fantasy Football waiver wire pickup

Because of his terrible defeat against the Cowboys, Owners have gambled with luck by selecting Sam Darnold. However, his bad performance in the past did not stop Darnold from pleasing his fans. There are big chances that he will be a part of week five fantasy games. I hope he will continue to please his fans in the coming season too.

Michael Carter

Another good decision of the Fantasy owners is Michael Carter. He played as the lead back for the Jets. As a result, he won several games with great numbers. Now, it is time for Carter to defend the bad Falcons in the fifth week. May the gods favour him.

Hunter Renfrow

Renfrow continues to blow the viewers mind with his incredible performance. Moreover, he is the top wide receiver for the Raiders. He has a record of at least turning down every threat against his team. Furthermore, he has a history of two touchdowns and five catches in almost every game.

He thrived in the last three weeks and will continue to amaze the owners in the upcoming games.

Dawson Knox

Knox seemed like a bad investment for Fantasy Football Waiver wire. But, on the contrary, he played well in the last three weeks. Moreover, he scored twice in the fourth week and is performing very well in every game. Now, he got the Fantasy Football waiver for the fifth week. Let’s hope he will prove to be a golden goose for the owners.

Dalton Schultz

Dalton Shultz is leading the Cowboys and scored more than six times in the past few games. Moreover, the Cowboys have the best offensive players with a great scoring history. Now, it is worth watching the week five match against the Giants.

Kenny Gainwell

Kenny Gainwell scored 89 yards offence with few touchdowns. However, his performance against Kansas City was worth watching. Gainwell efficiently paved his way to the next week’s games in Carolina. We will see how good the Eagles’ defence is in the upcoming events.

Daniel Jones

We all saw the struggles of Sam Darnold during a match against Dallas. However, he did manage to score before the fourth week. Now, it seems that Daniel Jones is following in his footsteps. Moreover, Jones has performed well in the fourth-week match against New Orleans.

Now, he is the fantasy football waiver wire claim for the fifth week QB vs Dallas.

Curtis Samuel 

Curtis Samuel will have a grand entry after spending a significant amount of time on the injured reserve list. The good news is that Curtis will play for Washington as an offence in the coming week.

We hope he is in great shape now that he will have to defeat two major teams of New Orleans and Kansas City.

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Fantasy Football waiver wire: To be continued..

Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb is the subsequent offence for the Packers as per the fantasy owners. Cobb replaced Marquez Valdez-Scantling after he suffered from a knee injury. However, Cobb’s Performance was worth watching for the previous weeks. Owners have high hopes from the players as he continues to amaze them.

Jamison Crowder

The Crowder and Sam Darnold duel won the hearts of millions. The pair played and won several matches together. It will be interesting to watch him perform after Sam Darold’s sudden departure from the team in the fifth week.

Darnell Mooney

Mooney is on fire in this year’s Fantasy Football. Darnell Mooney got several applause for five passes on 115 yards. Gods are in favour of Mooney as he continues to win all the matches this year. All the eyes in the United States will remain glued to the TV as he plays against Raiders in the upcoming week.

Emmanuel Sanders

Sanders is on cloud nine as he dominated the game against the Bills. Moreover, he was all over the internet because of his breathtaking performance. Furthermore, he will play on behalf of the Chiefs next week. Therefore, we hope he will continue to shine in the upcoming weeks.

DeVante Parker

DeVante became the star of the Dolphins team. Moreover, he scored a touchdown and four targets out of nine for 77 yards. This opens an ample opportunity for him in the fifth week. Eventually, he is all set to play the Buccaneers in the coming season.

Josh Gordon: Future of the Fantasy Football waiver wire 

The Chiefs signed Josh Godron hoping for better days. However, it seems to be a forgotten affair as he struggles to keep himself in the game. But, we could not come to any verdict as the fifth week remains in the picture.

Adriel Jeremiah Green

A.J.Green came back to form in the fourth week. He scored one touchdown and five targets for 67 yards. His excellent offence during the game earned him enough fantasy points. He is a prominent part of the Cardinals who will play the 49ers in the coming games.

Tyler Conklin

During Vikings Vs. Cleveland Conklin did not let his opponents breathe. Tyler won the game with four-out-of-six targets. Now, the Lions are afraid of him for their clash next week.

Josh Reynolds

When the major players of the Titans, Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, Reynolds, led the team very well, he will prove a valuable asset against Jacksonville in the fifth week.

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In the end, I hope we all are aware of the fantasy footballers and their replacements. I can not wait any longer to see them perform in the week five games. And I am sure you too are waiting for the moment. Thank you for your time. Take care and be safe!