Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5: Pick Up Latavius Murray, Aaron Jones

Injuries were once again at the center of the action in Week 4, with Marcus Mariota (hamstring) and Julio Jones (hip) both leaving their losses early. However, the biggest injury occurred in Minnesota, where Dalvin Cook went out with a torn ACL. Those injuries will drive action on the waiver wire this week. Here are all the names to consider.

Aaron Jones, RB, Packers

About five days and seemingly countless NFL injuries ago, Ty Montgomery left in the first quarter of the Packers Week 4 win over the Bears with what was first believed to be broken ribs. The injury may not actually be that serious, though, and Montgomery is listed as day-to-day. If he does miss time, it looks like Jones will step in as the Packers starting running back. Jones, the rookie out of UTEP, was third on the depth chart last week, but Jamaal Williams left the game with a knee injury that will almost certainly force him to miss a few games. That leaves Jones as the only show in town, should Montgomery be out this week. Jones got 13 carries against the Bears, running for 49 yards and a touchdown. More importantly, though, he’ll hog the backfield touches in one of the league’s best offenses for as long as Montgomery and Williams are out. That makes him

Article source: https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/10/01/fantasy-football-week-5-waiver-wire-pickups

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