Fantasy Football: 7 Stars with Week 5 Byes to Target in Buy-Low Trade Talks

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Fantasy Football: 7 Stars with Week 5 Byes to Target in Buy-Low Trade Talks
Through four games, wide receiver Dez Bryant (21 catches, 269 yards) has yet to register a touchdown for the Cowboys this season. (US PRESSWIRE)

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."—J. Wellington Wimpy 

Remember this classic line from Wimpy of the Popeye cartoon (and movie of the same name, starring a young Robin Williams)?

Well, during NFL bye weeks, it's quite common to see short-sighted fantasy owners happily sacrifice their long-term future (read: games two or three weeks away) for a better chance to win that particular Sunday/Monday.

By extension, they'd be willing to part with prominent players who'll be sitting on couches this Sunday, if it satisfied the immediate goal of surviving another fantasy week at other positions.

In my world, this represents a perfect time to strike. It's a slight window of opportunity to obtain productive commodities for a reasonable price...assuming you can live with these acquisitions netting zero fantasy points in Week 5.

That rationale should be reserved for clubs with 3-1 or 4-0 records, or stacked rosters that have under-performed to date, due to ancillary factors like injuries or strength of opponent.

The following slideshow touts seven sluggish talents with Week 5 byes who, for various reasons, can be immediately had on the trade market. 

Bottom line: Find a creative way to acquire one of these assets before 1 p.m. EST Saturday—since most fantasy leagues invoke a 24-hour veto period for trades.

Enjoy the show!

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