Tuesday, October 4, 2016


We already are at Week 5 in fantasy football so let's see who makes the grade as good pickups for the next slate of games.

Brian Hoyer:  This is for those who play in two-QB formats.  Hoyer looked great Sunday in directing the Chicago Bear to a win over the Detroit Lions when no one expected them to come out on top.  Looking confident and poised, Hoyer got everyone on offense involved as he completed 28-of-36 passes for 302 yards and 2 scores.  Now we get word that Hoyer could keep the job and so he is starting to take on some intrigue in leagues that use two passers.  Could do worse.  

Eddie Royal:  One of the beneficiaries to Hoyer's big game was slot receiver Eddie Royal who caught 7 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown.  Royal has flashed in fantasy football before and it looks like Hoyer has a big comfort level with him and tight end Zach Miller.  Especially in PPR formats, Royal should be added.

Terrance West:  It is likely West already has been picked up in your league as the announcement came down before Sunday's game that he would start.  Well West will be the top waiver add this week if he wasn't already picked up as he rushed for 113 yards and a score on 21 carries.  While West is not a receiver, in all leagues he looks like a RB 2 until we see what role rookie Kenneth Dixon will take on when he returns from injury this week.

Zach Zenner:  Dwayne Washington was a complete bust Sunday as he got hurt early in the game against the Bears with a bum ankle and didn't return.  Now Washington looks iffy for Week 5 and that means Zach Zenner will be given a bigger role.  We already know Theo Riddick is now a runner and so Zenner could be in line for a decent enough role until Washington gets back.

Matt Jones:  It is possible that Jones is sitting there on your waiver wire as he was pretty brutal the first two weeks of the season and then just all right in Week 3 before his big game Sunday.  Jones ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown while also catching a few passes.  Stock is rising.

Dontrelle Inman:  Slot man Dontrelle Inman caught 7 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown Sunday for the San Diego Chargers and that should have proven to the coaching staff that he should be more involved in the offense.  He still has Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin to battle for looks fromQB Philip Rivers through so don't go overboard with this.

Bobby Rainey:  Those in PPR formats noticed that Rainey caught 7 passes last night versus the Minnesota Vikings and so only in those formats should he be targeted.  With Rashad Jennings posibly getting back for Week 5 though, the upside could be limited. 

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