As the weeks go by, fantasy football becomes less of an adventure and more of a daily ritual. Five games into the season for your team, you certainly have some understanding of what a player is going to do.
You still have to pay close attention to the matchups on defense, but you finally understand what makes your players and roster tick.
If you are a player who likes to take risks with your lineup each week, well, you are probably floating near the bottom of the standings in your league, searching for some sort of lifeline.
Taking risks is a bold strategy, though one that rarely pays off in a big way. No, what you need is some semblance of stability at the top. If there are certain positions where you want to play the odds, go right ahead.
Studs are the life blood of fantasy football. It is no different than in the real NFL—if you don't have superstars producing in your lineup, you are never going to get anywhere.
So as preparation for Week 6, which starts on Thursday with Tennessee traveling to Pittsburgh, here are the fantasy stars we are paying close attention to.