Fight Fires with Fliers – Week 5

Fight Fire with Fliers is a weekly fantasy football series that discusses emergency free agent adds or stash candidates for deep rostered or 14-plus team leagues. The post publishes on Saturdays following typical weekly waiver runs, allowing forward thinking managers a last minute opportunity to roster players ahead of their breakouts.

In an effort to improve and evolve the presentation of Fight Fires with Fliers (FFwF), a necessary formatting adjustment has been employed to maintain the catalogue of eligible players. Following the discussion of the prior week, a sheet will be presented with the 10 best available fliers among Yahoo! leagues that meet the threshold of less than 11 percent rostership. The sheet will detail relevant information such as flier rank, position, first week recommended, initial and current rostership percentages and any relevant notes concerning the flier status of the player. The chart will also bear the soul of FFwF; acknowledging all the recommendations from those teetering on the shores of relevance to those on the precipice of leading teams to championships. Anchors up.

Week 3 Recap

Chicago Bears, Damien Williams
Damien Williams, courtesy of Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.

The fliers from Week 4 did little to capture the attention of fantasy competitors. Anthony Firkser was unable to capitalize in the endzone. Rhamondre Stevenson was inactive. Chris Evans played on Thursday Night Football, thus his rostership was marginally affected by moving up to two percent. Antonio Gibson and JD McKissic remain healthy, thus maintaining the stymie in Jaret Patterson’s path while N’Keal Harry recorded a single reception for 10 yards. However, previous recommendations made the most of their opportunities with Damien Williams performing admirably in the wake of David Montgomery and Dawson Knox continuing to make the most of his targets close to goal with two TDs. While eight players remain viable from previous weeks, Week 5 brings two newcomers with immediate plug-in value.

The Flier Catalogue

Week 5 Additions

Olamide Zaccheaus WR Atlanta (Four percent, Yahoo!)

Zaccheaus had one reputable performance in 2020 and is now tasked with taking the lead receiver role (not including Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson) with the sudden absence of Calvin Ridley and the injured Russell Gage. While it is not as simple as redistributing Calvin Ridley targets, Zaccheaus is not shy of the endzone having recorded a TD this season while averaging 11.5 yards per reception (albeit on six targets).

CJ Uzomah, courtesy of Mark Brown/Getty Images.

CJ Uzomah TE Cincinnati (Seven percent, Yahoo!)

Uzomah is strictly a play for those with Joe Burrow rostered and a deficiency at the position. As much as it seems like an overreaction to a tremendous performance against Jacksonville, Green Bay presents continued opportunity through the air. As Ja’Maar Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd will give the defensive backfield fits, Uzomah may continue to carve out significant targets as an emerging fourth option.

Jason Astarita (@AstaritaJason) is a professional in the sports gambling industry. He has an MS in Psychology (Industrial and Organizational) from Southern New Hampshire University and completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of San Diego. His passion for fantasy sports is over a decade old, but has recently been theorizing on the novel format of Superflex Best Ball in the Dynasty Fantasy Football arena. #superbestball

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