2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Get 'Em or Don't Sweat 'Em Week 5

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer ISeptember 30, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 29:    LeGarrette Blount #29 and  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots run a play against the Atlanta Falcons during the game at Georgia Dome on September 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns

Brian Hoyer completed 25 of 38 passes for 269 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Cincinnati Bengals. That’s 590 yards and five touchdowns in two games. He’s getting close to fantasy consideration.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns against the New York Giants. He added two interceptions but countered that with 37 yards on the ground. Smith is a decent QB2.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots

LeGarrette Blount ran for 64 yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons. He has led the team in rushing in consecutive games. He’s a decent option during the bye weeks.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Andre Ellington only had 51 total yards, but he did it on seven touches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rashard Mendenhall is struggling to move the chains, which could lead to a larger role for Ellington.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins

Roy Helu ran for 41 yards and a touchdown as Alfred Morris went down. He also caught a pair of passes for 43 yards. The Washington Redskins are on bye next week, but Helu is worth an add.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Kendall Hunter, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Kendall Hunter ran for 49 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries as the San Francisco 49ers blasted the St. Louis Rams. He also caught one pass for nine yards. The bulk of his damage came on a late 29-yard touchdown run. He’s a good handcuff, but don’t expect a weekly contribution.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders

Rashad Jennings had 15 carries for 45 yards and eight receptions for 71 yards against the Washington Redskins. He’s worth a look in case Darren McFadden (hamstring) is sidelined.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 29: Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears catches a fourth quarter touchdown next to Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 40-32. (Photo by Gregory Sha
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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Tight end Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Chris Ogbonnaya, RB, Cleveland Browns

Chris Ogbonnaya ran for 27 yards on five carries against the Bengals. He added five receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown. I’d like to see more touches to consider him.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Jerricho Cotchery caught five of six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. It was his third straight game with at least 52 yards. He’s worth considering for depth, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are on bye in Week 5.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

Alshon Jeffery caught five of 11 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 27 yards. Jeffery had seven catches for 51 yards last week. He’s worth taking a look at.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Nate Washington, WR, Tennessee Titans

Nate Washington caught four of eight targets for 105 yards and a pair of scores against the New York Jets. It was his second straight 100-yard game.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills

Robert Woods caught four of eight targets for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. He’s not a reliable fantasy option.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans

Garrett Graham caught five of six targets for 69 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. He has scored in three of four games.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions

Brandon Pettigrew caught seven of 11 targets for 54 yards. It appears he’ll serve a larger role with Nate Burleson out.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

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