Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 5 Targets to Pursue

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 5 Targets to Pursue
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With Week 4 of the 2012 NFL season finally in the books, it's time for fantasy football owners to take that knowledge and start working the waiver wire. 

While the hurt of last week's loss or the glory of victory may still be lurking within, it doesn't behoove any owner to dwell in the past. Each week of the season becomes markedly more important as injuries pile up and the breakout stars come fewer and farther between. 

There are four teams (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) on bye this week, so that means the waiver period is more important than ever. Owners will desperately be on the market not only to replace injured stars, but also to find great matchups for one-week stopgaps.

For that reason, here's a look at the best targets to pursue before your Week 5 matchup. 

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