More twists and turns in the fantasy football world in Week 5 leads to a number of fresh faces worthy of waiver wire consideration this week. There is a familiar name, however, at the top of the quarterbacks list.
Tim Tebow, Broncos [79-1; 6-38-1]
Comes in at halftime, scores two touchdowns. Should be picked up in almost all formats this week.
Alex Smith, 49ers [170-3]
Good bye week starter for fantasy teams at this point.
Matt Cassel, Chiefs [257-4]
Probably got cut by an owner early in the year, starting to turn the corner a little bit.
Andy Dalton, Bengals [179-2-1]
Rookie quarterbacks are getting it done this year. Dalton is playing well.
Curtis Painter, Colts [277-2]
Painter was decent on Monday Night Football last week and good against KC yesterday.
Jackie Battle, Chiefs [19-119; 2-21]
Came out of nowhere to take over as the featured back in KC, could be a nice matchup play.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders [7-99-1]
He did it two weeks in a row, so now fantasy owners should take notice. Hard to trust any WRs in Oakland, though.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks [8-136-1]
Was quietly having a nice season, now not so quiet. Breakout game for Baldwin, probably won’t do anything like this again in 2011.
Here are today’s great reads:
- More on Tim Tebow’s near-miracle comeback on Sunday against San Diego. To me it seemed like the coaches put him in yesterday thinking he would fail. The fans wanted Kyle Orton out and Tebow in the game. How are they going to handle it now that Tebow was able to electrify the Broncos? [Shutdown Corner]
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