2011 Fantasy Football Week 5: Waiver Wire Wonders

Sorry for not getting this post up at it’s usual time slot on Tuesday morning’s.  I was late getting to work and didn’t have my pre work time to write it up.

Remember to qualify for this list I only include people less than 50% owned in Yahoo Leagues.

Here are this week’s waiver wire wonders.

QB – Andy Dalton - (10% owned in Yahoo Leagues) – The best matchup for qualifying quarterbacks seems to belong to Andy Dalton who plays Jacksonville in week 5.

RB – Ryan Torain - (24% owned in Yahoo Leagues) – This month’s flavor of the month at running back for the Washington Redskins.  He will get a few starts and then you will be able to move on to Roy Helu or Evan Royster from the practice squad.

WR – Michael Crabtree - (40% owned in Yahoo Leagues) – Plays Tampa Bay in week 5 which has surrendered the 8th most fantasy points to receivers this season.  He is also coming off a decent start against Philadelphia last week.

TE – Jermaine Gresham - (31% owned in Yahoo Leagues) – Apparently no one listened in picking him up off the waiver wire last week.  He turned out another solid performance in week 4.  He also has scored the 11th most fantasy points at the tight end position in PPR leagues.  He should be a starter for someone in 12 team leagues.

DEF – Tennessee – (19% owned in Yahoo Leagues) – Faces the Steelers in week 5 who have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing defenses.  With the Steeler offensive line so banged up, look for more of the same to continue.







6 Responses to “2011 Fantasy Football Week 5: Waiver Wire Wonders”


  1. Chris

    Can’t say much for Mendy this last week but Decker and Jennings both delivered. Did you make that trade?

  2. Sockonfl

    Yeah I think I am taking Mendenhall off my start your studs list at running back until he starts to show something this year. I ended up trading LeSean McCoy, Dion Lewis and Joseph Addai for Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, Greg Jennings and Mario Manningham. I thought that was a fair trade and gave me a little more depth on my team. So I rolled the dice, I hope I didn’t make a mistake.

  3. Chris

    Well Gore did better, a little. Did you start him?

  4. Chris

    Speaking of the studs list; when will Forte and Jackson get a little love?

    And how ’bout my Beanie?!? (No stud yet but what a week!)

  5. Sockonfl

    I started Kendall Hunter instead. Still gave me 11 fantasy points and a victory this past week. Yeah if Forte continues on his pace I will put him as a stud but if you review my favorable matchups column he has had several favorable matchups. So we will see how well he does against tougher run defenses.

    Not sure which Jackson you are talking about, Fred or DeSean? Fred in my mind is always a matchup play. DeSean seems to be streaky as well. I may add DeSean to the list soon though. What does everyone else think? Should I add DeSean Jackson to the stud WR list each week?

  6. Chris

    I was talking Fred. I think he definitely deserves consideration for STUD status based on his performance through 4 weeks.

    I’m not sure how you could consider DeSean for STUD status; he turned in very solid (but nowhere near top of the line) stat lines weeks 1 and 4, but completely flopped in weeks 2 and 3. Granted, those were the same weeks Vick left both games, but a STUD should be able to endure and turn a run with even a backup QB into more than 2 or 3 fantasy points.

    My thoughts anyways…

    Good luck this week.