Week 5 Waivers Suck, Start Trading to Contend

Welcome to Redzone Redemption‘s Week 5 waiver episode. Your Host, Shane Barrett, is joined by guest host Nate Polvogt. As usual they do waivers, starts and sits, and trades. The waiver options for week 5 suck, so to keep contending in Fantasy Football you need to Start Trading. Nate and Shane give you plenty of targets throughout the episode and try to help you with your starts and sits decisions.

Each segment of waivers, starts/sits and trades is broken down in the episode, so you can jump around as needed.

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Waivers: Beginning 

Starts/Sits: 25 min 10 sec

Trades: 51 min 4 sec

Start Trading

For Waivers, we discuss each player based on a Free Agent Auction Bidding budget. If you do not use that you can consider your high-priority waiver targets the first players. Spend wisely, but do not be afraid to spend your FAAB budget on players. 

High Priority Waiver (20%+ of your budget)

Shane: Corey Davis 29% Sleeper, 6.9% ESPN 25% Yahoo

Nate: Will Dissly 3% Yahoo, 2% ESPN, 5% Sleeper

 10-15% of your budget 

Shane: Tyler Allgeier 32% Sleeper 16.8% ESPN 18% Yahoo

Nate: Mike Boone 1% Yahoo 1% ESPN 0% Sleeper(also Latavius Murray)

Dart Throw(5% or less)

Shane: Brian Robinson, 56% Sleeper 37.4% ESPN 54% Yahoo

Nate: Ben Skowronek 0.9% on ESPN, 1% Yahoo, 5% Sleeper

Starts and Sits

Each Week Shane and his guest (host) will discuss the viable options for starts and sits each week. They will try to give you fringe players to start and potential weekly starters that you need to sit. 


Starts: Carson Wentz and Trevor Lawrence 

Sits: Zach Wilson and Kirk Cousins

Running Back 

Starts: Khalil Herbert and Travis Etienne

Sits: Tony Pollard and James Conner 

Wide Reciever 

Starts: Josh Reynolds and Brandon Aiyuk 

Sits: Drake London and Marquise Brown

Tight End 

Starts: Dallas Goedert and Dawson Knox

Sits: Mike Gesicki and Pat Freiermuth


 Starts: Denver vs. IND(Thursday Night), Detroit vs. New England, and Washington vs. Ten. 

Sits: NYG vs Green Bay and Cleveland vs LAC

For the trades section, we discuss buy highs(yes I know that’s counterintuitive) and buy lows. Then we have one trade to review that was actually made by Shane in his home league Dynasty league. It is time to start trading to contend as waivers are getting ugly.

Start Trading

Buy Highs: Saquon Barkley and JK Dobbins

Buy Lows: DJ Moore and Khalil Herbert

Trade Reviews 

Shane sent Donovan Peoples-Jones, Greg Dortch, 2 2023 2nds, 2 2023 3rds and a 2023 4th for Zach Ertz, Tyler Lockett, Devin Singletary and Samaje Perine

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