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With bye weeks starting this week and ramping up over the next ten weeks, the need to stream will only increase. The quarterback and running back positions are scarce in Yahoo! leagues. We still have a few options for you to consider adding as a free agent to plug into your starting lineup this week.
Quarterback – Nineteen quarterbacks are currently rostered in over 50% of Yahoo! leagues. Luckily for us, this week, there are only two quarterbacks on bye, and if you've been streaming, you can probably hold your starter from last week, to play this week. Our best advice would be to know when your starter has their bye week, and find a backup a week or two early.
Justin Fields – our pick for this week if you need a streamer would be Justin Fields. He cleared 200 yards passing yards week 5 for the first time this season and is averaging 8.5 rushing attempts per game, giving him a decent floor on the ground. Washington is the 11th easiest matchup for the quarterback position so far this year, and Fields should be able to do enough to not kill you this week.
Running back – Eno Benjamin is Available in 52% of Yahoo! Leagues, Benjamin is in line to step into a big workload this week, with the Cardinals taking a cautious approach with James Conner's injury. That could prove to be a positive for the offense from an efficiency standpoint. Seattle is giving up 25.6 ½ PPR points to the running back position this season, averaging 176 scrimmage yards and 1 TD per week.
Wide Receiver – Isaiah McKenzie The Bills have thrown the ball on 65% of their offensive snaps, 5th in the league. They have maintained this rate despite a dominant blowout win vs. Pittsburgh last week. The slot position has averaged 5 targets per week in this offense, and they play the Chiefs this week in what is sure to be a high-scoring game. McKenzie should be back to his full-time slot role this week. Available in 53% of leagues, somehow, McKenzie has already started his breakout campaign. Add him immediately if you still can!
Wide Receiver – Rondale Moore Moore started this season injured, and Greg Dortch stepped into fantasy relevancy early on. Moore is back to full health, and stepped back to his slot role last week. He drew 8 targets and had two rushing attempts. He will be back in the slot this week against a mediocre at best Seahawks defense. This game has a 50-point over/under and should be highly competitive between divisional rivals.
Tight End – Evan Engram Engram snagged two highlight catches down the middle of the field last week. He drew a 22% target share. This week the Jags play an Indianapolis team that is giving up the most fantasy points to tight ends in the league; allowing 22.7 ½ PPR points per game. They simultaneously are giving up the 2nd least points to wide receivers. Trevor Lawrence is going to need Engram in this one for the aerial attack to thrive. Look for another week of high usage for Engram in week 6.