Dollar Free Agents 2019 Week 5

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin



Audin Tate- WR- Bengals

With Cincinnati suffering another injury at wide receiver, Auden Tate could be a player that fantasy owners want to pick up for a buck. John Ross will be out for a few weeks, and A.J. Green's timeline is still iffy. Tate should be the number two wide receiver behind Tyler Boyd. Last week against the Steelers, Tate recorded four receptions for 50 yards. In Week 3 vs. the Bills, he had six receptions for 88 yards. If you are in desperate need of a wide receiver to start in week 5, Tate might be guy. You can grab him for a buck this week.





Alexander Mattison- RB- Vikings

While Dalvin Cook will continue to get most of the reps in Minnesota, Alexander Mattison might be a player that fantasy owners should target if they want to handcuff to Cook. So far on the year, Mattison has 27 attempts for 137 yards and a score. His usage will vary depending on the opponent and the score. This week might be a good time to start Mattison as a flex since the Vikings are playing the Giants. Mattison is also a good player to consider in keeper or dynasty leagues. The former Boise State running back might be worth a buck this week if you need a running back.





Andy Dalton- WR- Bengals

While Andy Dalton struggled last week against the Steelers, he might be someone worth picking up and starting for a buck this Sunday. The Bengals face the Cardinals this week, whose defense has given up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year. If you take away Dalton's week 4 performance, he actually had decent fantasy numbers in the first three weeks. In both week 1 and 2, Dalton had over 300 yards and two touchdowns, and in week 3 he managed to throw for one score and 250 yards passing, but he scored another touchdown on the ground. Even without A.J. Green and John Ross, Dalton should be a decent start this week for a buck.





Dontrell Hilliard- RB- Browns

While Dontrell Hilliard might not be the best player to pick up and start this week against the 49ers' solid run defense, he is a player worth picking up and stashing on your bench in case Nick Chubb goes down with an injury. Last week against the Ravens, Hilliard had six rushes for 27 yards and a score. He hadn't recorded a carry since week 1 before the game in Baltimore, but if the Browns are going to win games, it was apparent after last week that they will have to run the ball. Hilliard might be worth a dollar this week, but he won't be worth much unless something happens to Chubb.





Kareem Hunt- RB- Browns

When is the right time to pick up the former Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt? Even after he comes back in week 9, he will more than likely stay behind Nick Chubb on the depth chart. But Hunt may be worth stashing on your bench until he comes back. Before his suspension last season, he was having another brilliant year for fantasy owners. You may be able to get him for a buck this week. The closer to week 9 you get though, the more expensive Hunt will be in free agent market. I think now would be the optimum time to grabbing Hunt if he is available in your league.





Diontae Johnson- WR- Steelers

Even though Donte Moncrief and James Washington were supposed to battle for the number two spot on the Steelers' wide receiver depth chart, Diontae Johnson is becoming a favorite of Mason Rudolf. In the last two games, Johnson has nine receptions for 129 yards and two scores. The Steers face the Ravens this Sunday, whose pass defense has been average at best. Johnson is definitely someone to target in keeper and dynasty leagues. You should be able to get him this week for a buck.