Jordan Howard and Ito Smith Headline List of Must Add Running Backs for Week 5

Bill Enright

As injuries continue to pile up and bye weeks wreak havoc on your starting lineup, adding running back depth from the waiver wire is crucial to your fantasy football success.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 5: Running Backs

Last week we touted Wayne Gallman and Darrell Williams as must add running backs and they produced admirably for anyone that listened to our advice. This week, Jim Day and I are back with two other running backs to scoop up off the Waiver Wire that can help fill a hole due to bye weeks or an injured player.

Falcons running back Ito Smith and Eagles rusher Jordan Howard are somehow available in over 65% of leagues. Smith may play second fiddle to Devonta Freeman but considering Freeman's injury history and the Falcons' usage of Smith inside the red-zone, make Atlanta's second year back a viable fantasy football commodity. Meanwhile Jordan Howard scored twice against the Packers in Week 4 , he too was utilized more near the goal-line compared to teammate Miles Sanders.

Need to drop someone to add one of these rushers? Let us know in the comments and we'll help you out with all your Waiver Wire questions. 

Comments (8)
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JayInNYC
JayInNYC

I'm trying to get both hoping to get one.

DesertHeat
DesertHeat

I'm regretting dropping Jordan Howard

JBJ1991
JBJ1991

Smith is really high on my list.

LetsGoEaglesSB52
LetsGoEaglesSB52

Go get Jordan Howard!

Jaime Eisner
Jaime Eisner

Editor

I'm keeping a very close eye on Ito Smith. He's definitely someone to watch with Freeman struggling on the ground.

Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer

Editor

Howard looked GREAT on Thursday night

DaBearz
DaBearz

Jordan Howard will be a solid bye week fill in for y'all.


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