Can you believe that we are already a quarter of the way through the 2019 NFL regular season? It’s Week 5, and it’s becoming more and more difficult to find those gems on the waiver wire, but as the season goes on, more players will suffer unfortunate injuries and bye weeks will throw a wrench into the mix. After putting up 55 points on the Rams in L.A., the Buccaneers are garnering a lot of attention heading into their crucial matchup against New Orleans. Running back Ronald Jones is our top waiver wire candidate this week, after proving to be an important part of an unexpectedly potent offense. Continue reading to check out the rest of our top Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire options.
RB Ronald Jones II – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay backfield has been quite an unpredictable situation thus far in 2019; however, after the offensive explosion in Week 4, it’s worth a roster spot to put all the potential offensive scorers on your team. Ronald Jones received 19 carries against the Rams on Sunday and turned it into 15.2 fantasy points, which was nearly 10 more than his 5.8-point projection. He finished with 70 rushing yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 12 yards. If the Buccaneers can continue to find the end zone at this rate, then Jones should be a borderline flex option on a weekly basis moving forward.
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