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Much of the waiver wire advice in fantasy football centers around the mid-week waiver runs. These are helpful but miss key information that breaks late in the week.
This article will focus on the impact of injuries and late-week inactive declarations. The article will focus more on first-come, first-serve free agent adds than start/sit decisions. The article will be updated on Sundays when needed.
Michael Thomas Fallout
Michael Thomas has been ruled out for Week 5. Last week, it was Marquez Callaway who played in place of Thomas and led the team in routes (29). Notably, TreQuan Smith ran 24 routes in Week 3 but filled the Landry role and was limited to 6 routes in Week 5. Callaway could be a streamer in 18+ man leagues.
Dyami Brown next up
Jahan Dotson is out with a hamstring injury. Dotson led the team in routes before he was injured in Week 4. Dyami Brown was the next receiver up and should be on the field a lot in Week 5 as Washington runs a high percentage of three wide receiver formations.
David Montgomery Game Status
David Montgomery got two limited practices in on Thursday and Friday after missing Week 4 with an ankle injury. If he is active on Sunday, Khalil Herbert should be moved back to the bench. Herbert is still a premier injury-away back and should be rostered. If you have Trestan Ebner on your roster, you could cut him if Montgomery is inactive. The two limited practices signal Montgomery will be back in week 6, making Ebner two injuries away from a start. Sunday update: Montgomery is active.
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