Players to buy low on ahead of Week 5 Fantasy football

Fantasy managers looking to shake up the roster should buy low on these early underachievers before Week 5 kickoff.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Sebastian Widmann/GettyImages

With a quarter of the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles and Fantasy football season in the rearview mirror, the time to figure out how to improve is here. Those ahead in the standings could look to upgrade a noticeable weak spot on the team and those behind in the standings could aim to acquire some much-needed star power. Either way, determining what players are worth seeking out in trade talks is vital for anyone vying to win it all.

Let's dive into three players managers should buy low on before the NFL gets underway in Week 5.

Breece Hall, RB (New York Jets)

Breece Hall's average draft position in PPR leagues was the 15th running back off the board, according to FantasyPros. That means managers took him hoping he could be a reliable starter.

He has yet to prove he can be that guy through four weeks of action, though, ranking as RB32 overall. What makes him a great buy-low target is the fact that Jets head coach Robert Saleh said the second-year pro is no longer on a snap count after suffering a torn ACL in 2022.

The reins have been let loose and now Hall draws a perfect matchup in Week 5. The Denver Broncos have allowed the most PPR Fantasy points to opposing running back as well as a whopping 5.6 yards per carry (second-worst in NFL).

Expect Hall to showcase exactly why he was a widely hyped player entering the 2023 campaign. It's worth finding out what managers rostering Hall want in return across all formats.

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB (New England Patriots)

Volume is a massive focus point regarding Fantasy running backs and Rhamondre Stevenson has one of the biggest workloads of anyone in the league. He has touched the football at least 16 times in each of the Patriots' first four games and has averaged 3.0 receptions per contest.

That workload just hasn't resulted in any breakout performances and trading for Stevenson before that fact changes is what managers in need of RB help should be exploring.

Keep in mind four of the next six opponents on New England's schedule rank in the bottom half of the league in terms of Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Stevenson has a chance to turn things around and has little competition in the backfield.

Even when Ezekiel Elliott was reportedly going to get "starter reps" against the Dallas Cowboys, he finished with six carries. The cost to trade for Stevenson is at an all-time low and it is time to cash in.

Chris Godwin, WR (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The Buccaneers are not on many Fantasy radars right now as they enjoy their bye week, which makes it the perfect time to go get Chris Godwin. The Tampa Bay wide receiver is coming off his best game of the season as he hauled in eight of 11 targets for 114 yards against the New Orleans Saints.

Most of his production came once Mike Evans was ruled out with a hamstring injury. It is unclear whether or not the veteran will return right away in Week 6.

The biggest thing Godwin has going for him is his role down near the end zone. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has targeted the Penn State product seven times in 2023, which is four more targets than any other Bucs wideout has seen.

Godwin is also the only wide receiver in the NFL with at least seven red zone targets and zero touchdowns. It seems like only a matter of time before his Fantasy production starts improving. Trade for him before the price tag jumps.

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