Oct 3, 2010
October is now upon us, and fantasy football owners should have a pretty good idea how strong, or weak, their fantasy teams are. That said, a poor record does not mean you should give up and start worrying about next season. In fact, even at 0-4 or 1-3 you still aren’t out of the race. All it takes is a a few good waiver wire claims and that can help lead to a reversal of fortune. Many notable players have suffered injuries in recent weeks, which has provided opportunities for some unexpected players and also thinned out the potential free agent pool in some leagues. Keep an eye on our “Watch List” at each position as you try to unearth some potential fantasy football sleepers as the season wears on.
Wondering who you should consider picking up on your fantasy football waiver wire in Week 5? Check out our Bruno Boys’ recommended “Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Pick Them Ups” to find out.
Quick Note: If you want to drop a player to add one of the players from this article, make sure to check out the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Cut Them Loose article and see if anyone on your roster is a Bruno Boys’ recommendation to drop. Remember to visit our forums to get your questions answered about waiver wire candidates, players to drop or anything related to fantasy football.
QUARTERBACKS - PICK THEM UP
Kevin Kolb (Philadelphia Eagles)
Michael Vick (ribs, chest) was injured on early on in the Eagles’ 17-12 loss to the Washington Redskins. Vck’s prognosis is unknown at this point, however, his scheduled MRI on Monday morning should shed some more light on his status going forward. If Vick has to miss time, which looks fairly certain at this early stage, Kolb will get an opportunity to start again for the Eagles. Many fantasy football owners may have dropped Kolb when Vick took over as the Eagles’ starting quarterback, which could present a nice opportunity for owners to pick him. Kolb has a nice array of weapons at his disposal, however, in Week 4 he relied on checking down to LeSean McCoy every other play. Moving forward, the fourth year pro out of Houston will have to take risks downfield if he wants to maximize on his supporting cast. Be sure to pay close attention to any updates on Vick’s status before considering Kolb as a Week 5 option. If Kolb does get the nod, he does have a solid matchup against a San Francisco 49ers defense that has allowed 18 or more fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in all but one game thus far.
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