Fantasy football waiver wire for NFL Week 5: Justin Jackson, Tee Higgins among top pickups

With Austin Ekeler expected to miss at least a month of action, Justin Jackson could have the chance to shine in the Los Angeles Chargers’ backfield. 

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Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston’s Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

Week 4 served as a reminder of the importance of flexibility and depth in the NFL. One game was postponed entirely and another delayed by a day, with a long day of uncertainty as the league worked to decide how to best proceed with the Chiefs-Patriots game originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

This season has already been and will continue to be unlike any other. It’s the reality of a season amid a pandemic. And this wasn’t something we didn’t expect; we just met the reality of the situation in a more glaring way this week.

One of the core truths of fantasy football is that we have so little control over what happens on Sundays. We must be willing to

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