Dollar Free Agents 2021 Week 5

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin

Dawson Knox- TE- Bills

If you need a tight end, Dawson Knox might be available in your league. In the last three weeks. Knox has 11 receptions for 103 yards and four touchdowns. Last week against the Texans, he had five receptions for 37 yards and two scores. Knox might not get the most targets, but he's turning into this year's Robert Tonyan with his touchdown dependency. The Bills face a very bad Kansas City defense, whose allowed the 7th most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Pick up and start Knox this week for a dollar.


A.J. Green- WR- Cardinals

Never in a million years would I have guessed A.J. Green would make the dollar store list, but he's rostered in a quarter of the Yahoo leagues and 36 percent of ESPN leagues. Green has produced three good outings in a row. He scored a touchdown in week 2 against the Vikings, he went over 100 yards in week 3 against the Jaguars, and last week against the Rams, he recorded five receptions for 67 yards and a score. With Kyler Murray as the center piece of the offense, the Cardinals are going to throw A LOT in games. Arizona faces the 49ers this week, whose defense has struggled against running quarterbacks and allowed the 16th most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Green is worth putting on your bench for a buck.




Randall Cobb- WR- Packers

Another player worth looking at that also used to be a top ten fantasy wide receiver is Randall Cobb. Last week against the Steelers, Cobb had five receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns. It was the first time all season that Cobb saw over three targets, but last week's game might be a sign that more targets are coming his way. Cobb always played his best at the slot position, and he might be worth picking up this week if the Packers continue to use him in the middle of the field over Tonyan. Get him now for a buck.




Latavius Murray- RB- Ravens

If Baltimore Ravens' running back Latavius Murray is still available in your fantasy league, you might want to pick him up this week. Murray didn't have the best game in week 4 against the Broncos, but he did record 18 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. 18 carries were the highest amount of carries he's seen all year. Murray won't be a factor in the passing game, but when the Ravens are trying to hold a lead and run out the clock, Murry will be the guy. He's worth picking up depending on the matchup. Last chance to get him for a buck.




Khalil Herbert- RB- Bears

Damien Williams will probably be the first the running back that David Montgomery (out 4-5 weeks) owners will look at picking up this week. Khalil Herbert is also worth looking at for a dollar. He hasn't done anything of fantasy value this year, but he could get his opportunity if anything happens to Williams. The Bears face the Raiders defense in week 5, whose given up the 7th most fantasy points to running backs this year. Herbert may be worth a roster if you have space.




Jameis Winston- QB- Saints

While Jameis Winston has been an utter disappointment in fantasy football this season, but he has a favorable matchup in week 5 against the Washington football team. After throwing five touchdowns in week 1, he's only thrown thee touchdowns in weeks 2-4. But even with his disappointments, Washington's defense has allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Winston may be worth a start this week for a buck if you need a quarterback. But don't count on him past and easy matchup.