As with any fantasy football season, the year is filled with a slew of players and hopeful waiver wire picks that tend to keep owners guessing. Maybe they had a strong debut but with a soft match-up. How are they going to fare against stiffer competition? Maybe they were already on someone’s roster but got dropped. Why should they be relevant now? Maybe they haven’t even stepped into the limelight yet and you want just how they’re expected to perform. Whatever the situation may be, you want to know if this dog will hunt. There are a variety of reasons as to why a particular player isn’t siting on someone’s roster right now, but to continue to ask why they’re available isn’t the right question. Who cares why they’re available? Maybe the league has short benches and the owner couldn’t stash them. Maybe no one heard of him. Maybe the owners in the league are a bunch of idiots. Again, who cares? The right question to ask is, “Why should I pick them up right now?”
Week 5 started out slowly and heading into the afternoon games the popular sentiments from around the industry was that this was a “down” week. Then the Broncos and the Cowboys took to the field to bless us with 99 points and an unbelievable 1039 yards of total offense. Also, for the first time since week 1 we had three games yet to be played once the Broncos and Cowboys game ended. So, what was a slow week has turned out to be another week filled with production. Let’s take a spin through all twelve games played this Sunday and find out how our players performed.