Fantasy Football Waiver Wire:
Choose Your Battle (Week 5)
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After Week 1 I told you to grab JacQuizz Rodgers/Martellus Bennett/Alfred Morris/Scott Chandler/Broncos.
WEEK 2 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 2 I told you to grab Mikel Leshoure/Andre Brown/Ryan Succop/Bilal Powell/Brian Hartline.
WEEK 3 WAIVER WIRE
After Week 3 I told you to grab Ryan Fitzpatrick and Danny Woodhead who both had good weeks.
WEEK 4 WAIVE WIRE.
WEEK 5 WAIVER WIRE
MATT HASSELBECK – QB – TEN
Hasselbeck is not a player you want to throw in your lineup as a top 15 QB. But if you play in deep two QB leagues, Hassel knows how to get the job done. Once his WR core with Kenny Britt reaches 100%, we could see 300 Yard/2 TD games comes more frequently than you think. Hassel loves throwing to Britt and Cook, which does give a bit of a knock on Nate Washington moving forward.
RYAN TANNEHILL – QB – MIA
Over 4,000 Yards. That’s how many yards Tannehill is on pace for if he counties his torrid play. With the Dolphins looking impressive against a Cardinals offense that even slowed down Tom Brady in New England, who knows how good this kid can get. Not a bad add at all in QB2 Leagues, he may be inconsistent, but right now there is nothing to hate about this kid. The matchups only get easier from here.
JACKIE BATTLE – RB – SD
If you need a RB short-term, Battle is your guy. He was great for the Chargers last season, and I even predicted in the preseason that he would be vulturing the TDs after Mathews broke his collarbone. Mathews is still not 100%, once that changes Mathews will be getting the carries all day. Until then, Battle is a solid sleeper start who could even end up with a TD against a very weak Saints offense.
BRANDON BOLDEN – RB – NE
Everything you need to know about this guy can be read here. BRANDON BOLDEN (BEAST OR BUST). Been high on him since the preseason, only thing that worries me is the lack of PT. With how talented and hard he runs, he will find himself on the field more than you expect. Great Long-Term player to put on your roster to build towards later on in the season.
JOIQUE BELL – RB – DET
What makes Kevin Smith special, what makes Mikel Leshoure special. Is what makes Joique Bell special. Bell has power, he has speed, he can also catch the ball. On top of that he is playing with a huge chip on his shoulder as he used to work security for the Lions before signing on with the team. Bell is your classic, “Root for Him to make it to the Top” story. The coaching staff loves him, and I would not be surprised to see him earn a larger role after looking way more effective than Mikel Leshoure last week. Bell has looked good in every game so far this season. He can catch, he can run. The Lions need to change things up, Bell could be that changeup.
DAVONE BESS – WR – MIA
Another Miami WR has made the list of players worth adding. Bess looked to be the #1 WR on this team before Hartline came out of nowhere after missing the preseason to take over. Bess looked great racking up over 123 Yards on 7 Receptions and is a solid add in all PPR leagues (already averaging 5 receptions per game.) He can easily end up with 80+ Receptions this season, and Tannehill is proving he is NFL ready.
JAMES JONES – WR – GB
With Greg Jennings not being able to stay healthy this season, Jones gets a huge boost in value as he becomes the #2 WR in an offense that can put up points with the best of them. Jennings could miss another 1-2 Weeks, which puts James Jones at a high-end WR#3 until he comes back. Jones caught 2 TDs last week, and a TD in Week 1. Rodgers is not afraid to throw him the ball.
ANDREW HAWKINS – WR – CIN
What makes Andrew Hawkins special is the same thing that makes Jamaal Charles special. He is the type of player that can touch the ball only a few times a game, and still put up a monster performance. Even last week he was two juke moves away from scoring on a 60 Yard TD. Hawkins is the real deal and is worth adding as a WR#4 that could grow to a WR#2 if they start throwing him the ball more. Which is very possible.
ANDRE ROBERTS – WR – ARI
Not a huge fan of Kevin Kolb, not another Cardinal WR outside of Fitzgerald. But Roberts is showing he is ready to take the next step and most importantly, take advantage of defenses that give too much attention to Fitz. With Beanie Wells out until Week 12, Roberts is the #2 WR in a Cardinal offense that is forced to pass the ball in order to have any success.
JORDAN CAMERON – TE – CLE
If you missed out on all the TEs. Another one popped up who could have some value moving forward. Enter Jordan Cameron a big bodied TE who can catch in traffic, and leap over most corners. The Browns have problems with their WRs. Between Greg Little still dropping passes like he is a rookie, and Mohamed Massaquoi still not 100%. Cameron can easily be the #1 target for the Browns moving forward.
STEVEN HAUSHKA – K – SEA
Steven will have a busy week if the Seahawks can do a moderate job moving the ball against Carolina. It will not be an easy task since the Seahawks offense is very bad, but if there was ever a week for Wilson to do anything. This would have to be it. Bring in Matt Flynn already says the Sidney Rice/Marshawn Lynch owners!
RAMS – D/ST – STL
The NFC West is now officially the best defensive Football conference in the NFL. Better than the AFC North with Baltimore/Pittsburgh. All four of these defenses (Seattle/San Francisco/Arizona) and now St.Louis all bring a new FIERCE style of play that simply is too good to ignore. Between Cortland Finnegan shutting down #1 WRs, James Laurinaitis being one of the best young Line Backers in the NFL, Quintin Mikell one of the emerging safeties in the league. On top of that, they have Chris Long, Michael Brockers, and Robert Quinn on their D-Line. This team is built to win games. Do not sleep on this defense.
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