As we head into Week 5 of the 2017 fantasy football season, it’s time to give you a little bit of everything… free agent advice, trade advice, strategy talk and more. Enjoy, and good luck in Week 5!
BREAKING NEWS: Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is not expected to play in Week 5 tonight against the Bucs
Week 5 Fantasy Round-Up
Week 5 Adds
Thomas Rawls/Eddie Lacy/J.D. McKissic (RB/SEA)
Aaron Jones (RB/GB)
Alex Collins (RB/BAL)
Will Fuller (WR/HOU)
Andre Ellington (RB/AZ)
Elijah McGuire (RB/NYJ)
Latavius Murray (RB/MIN)
Stash RB Studs
If you’re struggling to get wins through 4 weeks, it might be time to make some trades. Two of my secret weapon strategies remain in place heading into Weeks 5-16… those are owning just Tevin Coleman and Derrick Henry… and I’ll throw Charcandrick West in that group. While it’s possible the starters slotted ahead of these bench studs remain healthy, these three rushers have top 5-10RB upside in fantasy if ever forced to start games. They can win leagues if they get into the mix, so stashing them is a priorities for me in most all of my leagues.
Trading for Drew Brees
Another strategy to trade into is the stud QB strategy… because Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are playing elite football, you won’t be able to trade for either at a reasonable price. However, Drew Brees is still a top 1-3QB, and he is the only one of the three not playing at such a level it makes him untouchable via trade. Take a stab at acquiring him at similar value he was drafted at, which is a 2+ rounds steal in terms of value.
Trade for and then Wait on them…
I think Christian McCaffrey still has some hidden value. Many owners that own him have grown frustrated, and while he did have a big receiving week in Week 3, he went kinda flat in Week 4 again. He may be inconsistent for a few more weeks, heck, he may never get the touches he needs this year… but, I think at that expectation, his value is low, yet he still has top 20 overall upside if he gets the touches. Stewart is stealing so many rushes… if that changes, McCaff becomes a beast. It’s an ‘if’ but it’s possible.
I also like Joe Mixon’s value right now, as he is getting 15 plus carries now, but he hasn’t performed well on those carries. That could continue, sure, but the touches are there, and if the rushing lanes open up, you have a high-end RB2 on your hands. Don’t buy at that value, you shouldn’t have to (in redraft).