IDP Waiver Wire – Week 5 Adds for the 2020 Season

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We are officially a quarter of the way though the season and it’s been an eventful start to say the least. Let’s take a look at some players who make for nice potential waiver wire additions for your IDP squads.


Week 4 was full of surprises and we still have two big matchups to finish it off. This article was written before the conclusion of the Monday night games so unfortunately, it doesn’t include those players. Now it’s time to dive into some potential week five waiver wire additions.

Disclaimer: All league sizes and formats are different. Meaning some of these players may or may not be available in your league. Each week I’ll be doing my best to cover a wide enough base of scenarios. If you ever have any league specific questions, I’m always willing to help and so is our fantastic team here at IDP Guys.

Linebackers

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Anthony Walker – LB – Indianapolis Colts

Week 4 stat line: 11 tackles (9 solos)

Waker has seen his snap share decline in recent weeks losing snaps to second-year man Bobby Okereke. Darius Leonard missed the second half of this week’s game with a groin injury and Walker picked up the snaps with Leonard out. Walker played 85% of the defensive snaps and his 11 tackles (9 solos) led the team. If Leonard were to miss any time, Walker makes for a nice waiver wire addition if available.

Bobby Okereke – LB – Indianapolis Colts

Week 4 stat line: 8 tackles (6 solos), 1 tackle for loss

I previously mentioned Okereke in last week’s waiver wire article. I just wanted to mention him again as he had his best game of the season in Week 4. If Darius Leonard is forced to sit with his groin injury, it means more opportunity for Okereke. If Okereke is still available on your waiver wire he is a solid addition going forward as his role and snaps have continued to grow this season.

Kyle Van Noy – LB – Miami Dolphins

Week 4 stat line: 4 solo tackles

Van Noy played every snap in Week 4 and took over the play calling duties wearing the coveted green dot. This is a situation to keep an eye on going forward as Jerome Baker played a season low 70% snaps and Van Noy took over as the play caller. Van Noy is more of a deeper league waiver wire add with the hope his new found duties continue.

Alex Anzalone – LB – New Orleans Saints

Week 4 stat line: 5 tackles (4 solos)

Anzalone has seen his snap share rise the past two weeks playing 87% snaps in Week 3 and a season high 97% in Week 4. He hasn’t had a big IDP output yet this year, but hopefully the production will come with his nice snap share. Anzalone is a deep league/roster add with the hope his numbers increase and bye weeks coming up.


Defensive Line/Edge

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Emmanuel Ogbah – DE – Miami Dolphins

Week 4 stat line: 5 tackles (3 solos), 2 tackles for loss, 1 sacks, 2 QB hits

Ogbah had by far his best game of the season in Week 4. After recording half sacks in Weeks 2 and 3, Ogbah registered his first full sack of the season in Week 4 to go along with his two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. Ogbah has been playing in the 70-80% snap range each week and has a steady role in the Miami defense. Coming off a nice Week 4 performance Ogbah is a good waiver wire addition for managers looking for pass rusher depth.

Trey Hendrickson – DE – New Orleans Saints

Week 4 stat line: 2 tackles (1 solos), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 3 QB hits

Hendrickson has been filling in for the absent Marcus Davenport to begin the season and has started all four games. Playing in in the 50-60% snap range so far, Hendrickson has registered three sacks through the first four weeks. Should Davenport continue to miss time, Hendrickson is someone to consider in deeper leagues as a waiver wire addition.

Leonard Williams – DE – New York Giants

Week 4 stat line: 5 tackles (3 solos)

Leonard Williams has had a nice start to the 2020 season. Through four weeks Williams has collected 18 tackles (11 solos), four tackles for loss, two sacks, and four quarterback hits. Coming off a big Week 3 performance, Williams had a quieter Week 4, but still put up a respectable five tackles (3 solos). In leagues where you start 3-4 DL/Edge players, Williams makes for a solid waiver wire addition.

P.J. Hall – DT – Houston Texans

Week 4 stat line: 6 tackles (2 solos), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit

After not starting Week 1, Hall has started each of the past three weeks. Hall had a really nice Week 4 performance as his stat line above shows and recorded his first sack of the season. Hall has seen a steady snap share through Weeks 2-4, playing in the 60-70% range. In defensive tackle required leagues, Hall makes for good waiver wire addition with his consistent snaps and big Week 4 showing.


Defensive Backs

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Rodney McLeod – S – Philadelphia Eagles

Week 4 stat line: 8 tackles (7 solos), 1 interception, 1 pass defended

One thing that sticks out about McLeod is the fact he has played every single defensive snap for the Eagles so far. That’s the type of reliability us IDP managers look for. McLeod had a big game in Week 4 (see stat line above) and was key in helping the Eagles upset San Francisco. If you’re looking for safety help McLeod is a fine waiver wire addition.

Erik Harris – S – Las Vegas Raiders

Week 4 stat line: 9 tackles (7 solos)

Harris has been manning the safety spot next to Johnathan Abram and is coming off his highest snap share playing 98% of the snaps this week. Leading the team with 9 tackles (7 solos), Harris had his best IDP output thus far in Week 4. Harris has been in the 90% snap range all but one week (86% Week 3) and has started every game. He also has been known to make a splash play or two as Harris had three interceptions and two touchdowns in 2019.

Donovan Wilson – S – Dallas Cowboys

Week 4 stat line: 10 tackles (6 solos), 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit

Donovan Wilson burst onto the IDP scene in Week 4. Wilson didn’t start the game, but ended up playing 93% of the defensive snaps after replacing the disappointing Darian Thompson. Wilson’s 10 tackles (6 solos) paced the team and he even registered a sack in the contest. It would seem Wilson has supplanted Thompson for the strong safety role in Dallas, but it is definitely a situation to keep tabs on. Wilson is a great waiver wire add in dynasty leagues and also should be looked at in redraft leagues.

Troy Hill – CB – Los Angeles Rams

Week 4 stat line: 6 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 passes defended

Troy Hill has been playing the slot corner role for the Rams and has been productive from an IDP standpoint this season. Hill currently ranks third on the team in tackles with 27 (22 solos) and also added an interception in Week 2. In cornerback required leagues, Hill makes for a great waiver wire add and he is also very usable in leagues that use a DB designation.


Conclusion

With games being shuffled due to Covid and bye weeks now becoming a factor, it is important to keep adding depth to your roster. Above are some players who could be nice additions to your IDP rosters going forward. One thing to always remember is as situations and roles change it is important follow the snaps.

**Be sure to check out Morgan McLane’s offensive waiver wire article over a Dynasty Football Digest which you can view here.


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