IDP Waiver Adds for Week 5

Welcome to the first edition of the IDP Waiver Wire. John Orr (@DFF_JohnIDP), Darrell Winstead (@DFF_DWIN) and Dan Cook (@seahawksdan8) bring you their top waiver targets for the week.

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LB, Jon Bostic, Indianapolis Colts

Attention…This is a starting LB in the NFL. My mouth is frozen open as I see him on waivers. Other than week two he is scoring double digits weekly. Also, with the Niners and Texans coming up he is a plug and play option.

LB, Joe Schobert, Cleveland Browns

Mentioned before, let’s get this guy rostered. In leagues that start 3 LBs minimum, he should be starting for you. This is a man who is averaging 22 points a game in the more balanced scoring IDP leagues. He will surprise you with his pass defense game and his tackle numbers. Next two weeks he has the Jets, and Texans, which will be beneficial to his style and tackle opportunities.

S, Malik Hooker, Indianapolis Colts

If you stayed awake for the Sunday night game you already may remember his name. In deep leagues, he is rostered, but in shallow leagues or across Yahoo, ESPN, and Fleaflicker he is not a name most know about. The kid is money and will be a great asset to your team for years. GET HIM!

DE, Cameron Wake, Miami Dolphins

Grab an oldie but a goodie! Showing signs of life is Wake! Slow start week 2 seemed to shut him off to everyone. Last 2 games he has shown why that was a mistake. The 3 tackles a game average over these past 2 weeks have been nice, but the SACK each week left you smiling if you were one of the few who started him. If you’re in a pinch, grab him and start him.

CB, A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville Jaguars

I really like him against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. Big Ben loves his receivers and will take his shots deep against Bouye. If your league scores pass defended, he is even better for you. Nice option if you’re in the corner market this week.

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CB, Tre’Davious White, Buffalo Bills

I amazed that one of the league’s hottest defensive backs is only owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues. Sure he’s a rookie, but that just means more opportunities to score fantasy points. Just this week he scores a TD on a fumble recovery. He’s making plays all over the field and should be owned in all leagues.

DE, Yannick Ngakoue, Jacksonville Jaguars

One of the league’s most overlooked and undervalued edge rushers. Thru the first four games, he has four sacks and three forced fumbles. What’s more amazing is he’s only owned in 2% of Yahoo leagues. For leagues that score sacks heavily, he is a must own.

DE/DT, Anthony Zettel, Detroit Lions

Zettel is last year’s version of Kerry Hyder, and just like Hyder was, he is eligible at both DE and DT. He has four sacks thru the first four games. He’s only owned in 1% of Yahoo leagues, which is puzzling. If you’re looking for sacks, this guy is worth picking up.

LB, Kyle Van Noy, New England Patriots

On a defense that ranks near the bottom the league right now, Kyle is one of the few players worth owning off this unit. He has twenty-nine tackles in first four games and will get plenty more chances to add to those totals. With Rob Ninkovich retired, and Hightower banged up, Van Noy is being counted on heavily to carry this defense. Only 5% ownership in Yahoo leagues, makes him a great waiver pickup.

DT, Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals

Wow!!!! I’m shocked he is only owned in 16% of Yahoo leagues. He should be owned in all leagues that require you start a DT and if your league scores sacks heavily, then he should be rostered in most of those leagues as well.

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S, Matthias Farley, Indianapolis Colts

On the off chance that Farley is still available in your league, you should grab him. He made a sweet toe-tapping interception off of Russell Wilson and except for Week 3 against the Browns (only 2 tackles) has 10, 8 and 10 total tackles so far this season.

CB, Brent Grimes, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Grimes came back after missing Week 3 and had 5 tackles with 3 passes defended. Thursday night a matchup with the Patriots should give Grimes a lot of opportunities to make plays. He is barely owned in MFL leagues (2.98%) and should be available on your wire.

LB, Nick Vigil, Cincinnati Bengals

I, like many people, assumed that when Vontaze Burfict came back that Nick Vigil would take a seat on the bench. Or at least not put up the numbers he put up in Burfict’s absence (12 solos, 10 assists, 1 INT, 1 pass defended), but he had his best game of the season with 8 tackles, 4 assists, and a sack.

DE, Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers

After a big goose egg in Week 3, Peppers took down Brady twice on Sunday to up his sack total on the season to 5.5. He won’t provide much of a floor, but in leagues that feature sack bonuses, he could be a boom or bust play.

DT, Tenny Palepoi, Los Angeles Chargers

Ok, so this one is for the super duper extra deep sleeper searcher. Palepoi had 4 solos last game, and in Week 2 had 3. While this isn’t anything all around electrifying, a DT that can get multiple tackles in a game with bye weeks approaching isn’t a bad thing. Oh yeah, did I mention they have the Giants next week? I’m sold.

Well, that does it for our Waiver adds for week 5. Good luck grabbing these guys and in your matchups this week. Follow us on Twitter or comment below. Stop back tomorrow for DFF’s Week 5 IDP rankings.

Originally published at on October 3, 2017.