Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Week 5 Waiver Wire and Flier's


Matthew Hasselbeck – With an injured Jake Locker and 4 QB’s on bye this week, this is a good week to pick up and start Hasselbeck.  He is facing the Vikings who allow the 11th most fantasy points to QB’s.  Coming off a “breakout” performance for CJhmmK, perhaps Hasselbeck can provide a spark to this offense with the impending return of Kenny Britt, after he missed week 4.  In Britt’s first two full games last year with Hasselbeck starting, Britt caught 14 passes for 271 yards and 3 tds.  Considering CJhmmK’s struggles and the fact that Minnesota allows the 2nd fewest points to RB’s, perhaps Hasselbeck can post 225 and 2 tds in order to move the ball.


Donald Brown – If you need a RB and Donald Brown is on your waiver wire, due to bye last week; then pick him up and use as a possible flex this week.  He’s really the only RB out there that’s possibly available that will get 12+ carries. He could possibly get some receptions if the Colts are forced to throw against the Packers.

Avoid Brandon Bolden – Week 5 it could be Danny Woodhead, whom himself had a receiving touchdown in week 4.  Shane Vereen had his first carry of the season in week 4.  Don’t forget Stevan Ridley. 

Avoid Shaun Draughn – He’s been productive averaging 5.6 yards per carry over the last 3 games, but Hillis should return soon. 

RB Flier

Robert Turbin – Last week against the Rams Turbin caught 2 balls and ran for 45 yards on 6 attempts. This week the Seahawks face the Panthers who give up the 2nd most points to running backs, 4th most rushing yards and the most receiving yards to RB’s. In deep leagues Turbin could serve as a flex in this matchup.


Obvious – Brian Hartline – Week 4 he had 12 receptions for 254 yards and a touchdown.  The law of average makes a serviceable WR3. Through 4 weeks he is a top 5 scoring WR across formats.
Andre Roberts – in Week 4 he got 9 targets catching 6 of them for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns. He’s taking advantage of the attention that Fitzgerald garners and could become a bye week fill in.

WR Flier

Domenik Hixon – Most people wrote off Hixon after his concussion and Ramses Barden’s explosion in his absence. But just as Bradshaw returned a starter, so did Hixon. In week 4 Hixon got 11 targets which he turned into 6 catches for 114 yards. With Nicks likely to miss another week, Hixon looks like a good WR3  as bye week fill in at home.


Scott Chandler – With several TE’s on bye this week, Chandler makes a nice plug n play.  In week 4 he got 8 targets that he converted to 4 catches, 62 yards and 2 TD’s. This week the Bills face the 49ers that are stout against the run and allowing the second most receiving TD’s to TE’s.

TE Flier

Joel Dreessen – Dreessen has scored a TD in each of his last two games. This week the Broncos face the Patriots which should be a high scoring game and New England allows the second most fantasy points to TE’s.