October 10, 2023, 7:34 pm
Week 5 was an electrifying week for fantasy football, with points scored up and down the week’s slate of games. As we enter Week 6 of the 2023 season, performance trends are becoming apparent and bye weeks are here to stay for a while. Now, it’s time to scramble to the waiver wire to bid for this week’s hot talent and plug up holes on fantasy rosters. Inversely, it’s also time to cut players that disappointed in Week 5 to free up space for the next big thing. Sometimes an empty space on a fantasy team for waivers is more valuable than someone rostered in a majority of fantasy leagues. For this piece, I’m going to be referring to players rostered by at least 25 percent of teams in ESPN leagues, and I’ll list them in descending order of those ownership percentages.
Note: I will not be including any of the players I already mentioned in the previous week’s list. I suggest clicking the link below and making sure you don’t have some of those guys still hitching a ride on your roster.
QB Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys (76% ESPN, 88% Yahoo!)
It’s easy to pile on Dak for a bad game against a tough 49ers defense, but he’s simply been a poor fantasy quarterback option through the first five weeks of the season. As it stands, Prescott is the fantasy QB21 on the season, and he’s only had one game with more than two touchdowns and 16 fantasy points. The Cowboys have had one of the more polarizing starts in the NFL this year, and this passing offense just hasn’t been there for most of this season. I think Dak has the potential for big fantasy days, but whenever he’s gotten easier matchups this season, his defense and running game lead the way. He can be dropped in most 1QB leagues.
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