I know its Thursday and I am a day late with this week’s Fantasy Football Adds/Drops but lots of stuff happening this week with injuries and such got me behind. So without further adieu:
Week 5 Adds
Ryan Torain RB: I already talked at length today about why Torain should be added to your roster so be sure to check out the Fantasy Football Player Analyzer I did on him below. This is a very promising setup for Torain as Mike Shanahan has a habit of turning no-name backs into solid fantasy football players. With Clinton Portis already on his last legs and now hurt, it could be a nice long run of success for Torain the rest of the year.
Michael Bush RB: Bush will step in this week in place of the injured Darren McFadden and Run DMC owners should be all over him for this Sunday’s game. Bush has proven in the past that he can be a decent fantasy option as he is a powerful runner with quick feet while also being able to catch the ball out of the backfield. He draws the Chargers who have been pretty good against the run so far but if you are in a pinch than Bush is a solid guy to take a shot on.
Brandon Lloyd WR: I also talked about Lloyd the other day and how he makes a great add due to the fact he plays in possibly the biggest passing attack in the league in Denver. The Broncos throw it more than anyone and Lloyd has become a trusted option for QB Kyle Orton. I picked him up off waivers as I am in a PPR league and those who also play with that setup should do the same.
Brandon Pettigrew TE: Pettigrew was another guy I picked up this week as he has caught at least six passes in 3 of his 4 games this season. There is no doubt that Pettigrew has developed a solid rapport with QB Shaun Hill and the latter will start behind center once again this week. Pettigrew was a huge receiver in college and has the ability to be a solid starter the rest of the way. I also have Jason Witten on my roster but I am not sold he will play a full game if at all this Sunday as he is coming back from a knee issue.
Carolina Panthers D: The Chicago Bears might be without QB Jay Cutler this week due to the concussion he suffered last week and so ancient Todd Collins will get the start in his place. The Panthers have been decent on defense and they will have the run of the place is Collins is forced to play here.
Shaun Hill QB: I mentioned before how Brandon Pettigrew makes a decent pickup this week and so does his QB Hill. The man has put up very good numbers the last two games minus the picks and he is a pure gunslinger through and through. The Lions go up against the poor St. Louis Rams defense and thus he should have a nice day here.
Brett Favre QB: Favre has been dropped in many leagues at this point due to the horrid start he has gotten off to but if he is sitting out there on your wire, its probably a good idea for you to snatch him up if you need a QB. With the arrival of Randy Moss to town, Favre now has a top notch go-to-guy for this first time this year and we all know how great he did with one last season. This could pay big dividends going forward for Favre and his owners.
Mike Nugent K: I snatched up Nugent a few weeks ago as I was looking for a kicker who was getting a lot of opportunities and boy has he been great. If you are stuck with a John Kasay or a Rob Bironas who are not getting chances to kick, than this is the guy you want. Nugent has been shaky during his career but this season he has been great. The Bengals move the ball but seem to have trouble scoring which is the perfect setup for a kicker in the fantasy football game.
Brandon Tate: Tate immediately moves into the starting lineup with the trade of Randy Moss and this becomes a person of interest due to the fact the Patriots need him to be the long man that Moss was. We all know how much the Pats throw the football and thus Tate should see many opportunities to get his hands on the ball. Take a shot.
Week 5 Drops:
Matt Forte RB (in non-PPR leagues): As much as I hate to say it since I am a fan, Matt Forte deserves to be released or to take a permanent seat on your bench if you are in a non-PPR league. I play in a PPR format so it doesn’t make sense for me to drop him since he catches so many passes but he is sitting on my bench this week. If you are in a TD heavy league than there is no use in holding onto the guy. The Bears have the worst offensive line in football and they cant give Forte any room to run.
Brandon Jackson RB: When Ryan Grant went down for the season, there was a stampede to the waiver wire in order to grab Jackson who many thought would finally live up to his first round draft potential. Jackson however has been a complete bust and has no business being on anyone’s roster right now.
John Carlson TE: Carlson has not taken the next step that many predicted including his own QB and the newfound depth at TE has made it pointless to carry him on your roster to see if he does finally break out. The Seahawks offense is a mess and no one on that team should be owned outside of Marshawn Lynch.
Steve Breaston WR: Breaston had a golden oportunity to break out as a starter for the first time in his career this season but injuries and terrible QB play have rendered him useless. Breaston has ability but he is still not back on the field and now rookie Max Hall is starting. Enough said.
Mohamud Massaquoi WR: This guy has also been a complete bust as many thought he would be a nice sleeper heading into the season. I was not one of those touting him however as the Browns have terrible QB play and he is not a PPR option. Cut and don’t look back.
That’s all for this week. Check back for more updates on injury news the rest of the week.