Week 5 recap: The Cincinnati Bengals might be foreal this year. Andy Dalton is leading the league in fantasy points. How funny is that? Eat your heart out Andrew Luck owners!! I thought Indy would move around like the old people from the movie Cocoon Thursday night but Matt Hassleback had the wildly vets looking more like the Expendables. Antonio Brown might not be startable until Big Ben is back. If Josh McCown can pass for 457 yards, the Ravens might have a secondary issue that can’t be fixed this year. The Patriots look unstoppable. Dion Lewis might be more elusive than Shane Vereen. I wish Peyton Manning’s arm was more elusive,lol. He was throwing some passes that looked more like beach balls than footballs against Oakland. Once again, Devonta Freeman was Freddy Krueger to a couple of my fantasy teams. Let’s get into some waiver wire pick ups.
#1 QB Add- Josh McCown (7% owned)
That hurt to even type. I don’t know how I can have a good conscience and suggest him to be picked up. But somehow, someway, he is putting up good numbers with these “great value” type wide receivers. It’s nothing against them, Cleveland just doesn’t have any household names catching balls. I suggested Gary Barnridge last week so it’s only right that I approve of the guy who’s throwing it to him. The Browns have thrown the ball 72% of the snaps in the last 3 games.Their running game has been totally abandoned like the kids in Despicable Me. Consider McCown as being Felonius Gru and he’s coming to rescue your fantasy team. I’m kidding. If you pick up Josh to save your team, you’re in big trouble in little China. Nonetheless, McCown is throwing the ball around 47 times a game. At least you know you’ll get the yardage per game!! But do not start him this week against Denver!
#1 RB Add- Charcandrick West (13% owned)
Wake up Mr. West! Mr. West!!! He has a chance to fill the shoes of arguably the most involved running back in football. Jamaal Charles averages about 20 carries and 5 receptions in every game. Charles has been the entire Chiefs offense for years. But if you see a player go down without any contact, about 97% of the time it’s usually bad. If you know anything about Andy Reid, you should know he’s an amazing offensive mind that ALWAYS has his running back heavily involved. If he says Mr. West is more like Jamaal Charles than Knile Davis, you have to take his word and expect him to get the first crack at it.
#1 WR Add- Willie Snead (45% owned)
His name just makes you think he should be showing up to the stadium with a bright colored suit, a woman on each arm and shoes that have goldfish swimming at the bottom of them. Oh yeah, and a perm is a must. It’s almost a right of passage for you to be smooth if your name is Willie. Move over Cooks and Colston, Willie Don Magic Juan is emerging as the #1 receiver for the Saints. He had 6 grabs for 89 yards in week 4 and 6 grabs for 141 in week 5. Snead should be owned in all formats.
#1 TE add- Antonio Gates ( 83% owned)
If your league was crazy enough to have Gates on the waiver wire this week. Ask the Commissioner of our league to grant you co-commissioner rights. Change the waiver wire order by putting yourself at #1 and get Gates! Phillip Rivers has tunnel vision when it comes to his partner in crime. Gates came in the game whenever the Chargers needed a first down or a touchdown and I expect that to continue as he gets back into football shape.