Week 5 gives us our first opportunity to show to our league how well we drafted and worked the waiver wire. Anyone can follow a draft guide and pick off the top of the list, but the bye weeks separate the men from the boys. Week 5 will miss some big name fantasy players including Ray Rice, Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Steven Jackson, and Santana Moss. If you find yourself in a tough spot, you can check out the players who are being added, you can look at the easy matchups for the week, or you could make a trade.
The most added players this week include Isaac Redman, Stevan Ridley, Eric Decker, and Victor Cruz, who are all viable fantasy flex player this week (as long as Mendenhall is out). Here is the complete list from ESPN.
The players you may not normally start, with easy matchups are as follows:
- QB: Mark Sanchez @ NE, Eli Manning vs. Sea
- RB: Joseph Addai vs. KC, Dexter McCluster @ Ind
- WR: Jordy Nelson @ Atl , Julio Jones vs. GB
- TE: Jermaine Gresham @ Jac, Owen Daniels vs. Oak
During the bye weeks I have also noticed a lot more trade proposals being sent out, so make sure to check out our Trade Analyzer before making an impulsive trade decision that you may regret.