As most of you know, I play in 12 fantasy football leagues this season and in Week 5, I went 7-5.
Two of my losses were due to Brian Hoyer‘s ACL injury. Hoyer‘s start against the Bills was a more attractive play than Colin Kaepernick vs. the Texans. Hoyer put up two points in two plays before he went down, while Kaepernick finished with 11 points in four quarters. Unfortunately, I don’t have a crystal ball to foresee the fantasy football future when it comes to players injuries. I’ll be sure to purchase one for next season!
To add insult to injury (no pun intended), Jay Glazer reports that Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones may have suffered a season ending foot injury during Monday night’s game. Jones is meeting with a doctor in North Carolina on Wednesday for a second opinion. Reality is setting in; I may be losing Julio Jones in two of my 12 leagues.
What’s a girl to do?
One door shuts and another one opens!
Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin returned to Seattle this week and has begun running. Percy told his fans on Twitter that he is back. The Seahawks have not confirmed Percy’s return date. Percy is available in 60 percent of most fantasy football leagues! Yes…60 percent. Go grab him. Thank me later.
Before we break down Waiver Wire Tuesday, I like to take a look at players who outperformed and under-performed in Week 5.
Out Kicked Their Coverage
- Tony Romo, QB: 506 passing yards and 6 TDs (50 FF points). Hopefully Jerry Jones owns him in fantasy.
- Geno Smith, QB: 27 fantasy football points; side note, Mark Sanchez had shoulder surgery Tuesday, per Mike Garafolo.
- Russell Wilson, QB: 210 passing, 102 rushing and 2 TDs
- Fred Jackson, RB: 53 rushing, 40 receiving and 2 TDs
- Pierre Thomas, RB: 36 rushing, 55 receiving and 2 TDs
- Knowshon Moreno, RB: 93 rushing, 57 receiving and a TD…no need for rock, paper, scissors moving forward
- Alshon Jeffery, WR: 10-for-218 and a TD. He may be stealing Brandon Marshall‘s thunder.
- TY Hilton, WR: 5-for-140 and 2 TDs.
- Justin Blackmon, WR: 5-for-136 and a TD. Welcome back!
- Terrance Williams, WR: 4-for-151 and a TD. Miles Austin still dealing with a bad hammy.
- Julius Thomas, TE: 9-for-122 and 2 TDs. Now a household name!
They Failed Us All
- Tom Brady: five fantasy football points. Hopefully, Tommy Boy gets Rob Gronkowski back this week.
- Cam Newton: six fantasy football points. Even after a bye week.
- Colin Kaepernick, QB: 11 fantasy football points. Over the past four weeks, Colin has put up a total of 37 fantasy football points (13 less than Tony Romo’s 50 in Week 5).
- Lamar Miller, RB: seven carries for 15 yards.
- Darren Sproles, RB: four fantasy football points.
- Giovani Bernard, Trent Richardson and Reggie Bush, RBs: combined total of only 15 fantasy football points.
- Marques Colston, WR: one fantasy football point. Can you say BUST?
- Anquan Boldin, WR: two receptions for 21 yards.
- Andre Johnson, WR: three fantasy football. He needs a new quarterback in order to reach his potential.
- Victor Cruz and Larry Fitzgerald, WRs: only four fantasy football points each.
- Jared Cook and Brandon Myers, TEs: combined total of only five fantasy football points.
Looking ahead to next week…Waiver Wire Tuesday is here!
Players you want to target
- Chiefs QB Alex Smith vs. the Raiders.
- Eagles QB Nick Foles @ the Bucs; Michael Vick (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6.
- Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor: If you have Matthew Stafford or Peyton Manning on a bye in Week 9, Pryor faces the Eagles Week 9 and is a great QB to fill in! Grab him now!
- Vikings QB Josh Freeman: I doubt the Vikings are paying Freeman $3 million dollars this year to ride the pine. I anticipate him to start Week 7 vs the NY Giants. Enough said.
- Rams RB Zac Stacy @ Texans: Stacy is the featured back for the Rams until further notice!
- Giants RB Brandon Jacobs @ Bears: David Wilson(neck) has been ruled out for Week 6.
- Cards RB Andre Ellington @ 49ers: Ellington is becoming the lead back in Arizona.
- Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart: Stewart is expected to come off the PUP Week 7.
- Falcons WR Harry Douglas: Douglas is on a bye, but he could have a larger role in the Falcons offense moving forward with Julio Jones (foot) and Roddy White(hammy/ankle) dealing with injuries.
- Cowboys WR Terrance Williams vs the Redskins: if Miles Austin (hammy) is a no go for Week 6.
- Chargers WR Keenan Allen vs Colts: developing nicely with Philip Rivers.
- Texans TE Garrett Graham vs Rams: With Owen Daniels (fibula) out for four to six weeks, Graham becomes the No. 1 TE.
- Fins TE Charles Clay: Although on a bye this week, he could be a good pick up to replace the struggling Jared Cook and Brandon Myers moving forward.
I would like to leave you with a little fantasy football trade advice. If you are stacked at the wide receiver position but are in need of better QB, RB, and TE options, it would be wise to make a trade offer to the poor soul who may be losing Julio Jones this week. Offering up a Larry Fitzgerald, Vincent Jackson or Andre Johnson in exchange for a Philip Rivers or Antonio Gates may be very tempting for a desperate Jones owner.
Good luck in Week 6!
Any fantasy football questions hit me up on Twitter @AnitaMarks and be sure to include the #BRFantasy.
Also…tune into “Fantasy Live” every Sunday at 12 p.m. ET on Bleacher Report. I’ll be hosting with Josh Zerkle.
See you then!