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Teddy Bridgewater, Mohamed Sanu, and Chase Edmonds are some of the top fantasy-football pickups heading into Week 6 of the NFL season.
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Five weeks into the NFL season, bye weeks are beginning to wreak havoc on fans of fantasy football.On Sunday, a few players emerged as potential replacements for any fantasy player facing a particularly daunting bye week soon.Here are 13 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to fill in any gaps in their rosters.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Fantasy football is in full swing.With five weeks of NFL action in the books, fantasy players were scrambling on Monday morning to work the waiver wire and fill in any gaps in their rosters.Below, we’ve collected 13 waiver-wire targets for fantasy players looking to add some depth to their rosters early in the season, going position by position to give you the best chance of earning your way to a first-round bye in the fantasy playoffs.All ownership percentages come from ESPN, and scoring is based on a standard ESPN points-per-reception format.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, New Orleans Saints
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ESPN fantasy ownership: 9.5%Week 5 stats: 314 passing yards, four touchdowns, one interception — 27.3 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: Bridgewater appears to be getting a better feel for the Saints offense and more opportunities to throw the ball in the process. Bridgewater made great use of the Saints’ most effective offensive weapon on Sunday, connecting with wide receiver Michael Thomas on 11 throws for 182 yards and two scores. Drew Brees is still expected to be back in a few weeks, but until then, Bridgewater is a good placeholder for fantasy players.
Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
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ESPN fantasy ownership: 18.1%Week 5 stats: 374 passing yards, two touchdowns — 21.2 fantasy pointsOne thing to know: Minshew Mania may have taken much of NFL fandom by storm, but that love hasn’t yet translated to fantasy players. Minshew is a top-12 fantasy quarterback so far and could be playing in a shootout next weekend against the Saints.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals
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