Fantasy Football Week 5: Ten Under the Radar Point Machines You Must Start

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer IOctober 9, 2010

Fantasy Football Week 5: Ten Under the Radar Point Machines You Must Start

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    We all look forward to Saturday, not only because we get to watch a full slate of college football games, it also means that we get to tweak our fantasy football teams, to make sure we either get a win or stay unbeaten in our respective leagues.

    That's were we come in. We're here to help you find those hidden point grabbers, so you have the edge on your opponent come Sunday.

    Some of these might come as a surprise, others you may already know about.

    So, without further delay, let's give you the list of players you might want to take a second look at.

No. 10: Visanthe Shiancoe

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    Vikings' tight end, Visanthe Shiancoe, is expected to make his return to Minnesota' starting lineup. He was one of Brett Favre's favorite targets, so look for him to get a lot of looks despite Randy Moss' return.

No. 9: Tim Hightower

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    Arizona running back, Tim Hightowe, has a favorable matchup against the New Orleans Saints, who have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL.

    He hasn't had a big year for Arizona so far, but he could have a big game here.

No. 8: Sam Bradford

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    He may not be "under-the-radar" per se, but many people are still afraid to start a guy like Sam Bradford, if they even have him on their roster.

    After two straight wins and solid performances, he's a guy I would start.

No. 7: Kevin Kolb

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    Kevin Kolb isn't someone I would normally put on this list, but since the Eagles will be in San Francisco against the 49ers, I'll put him on the list.

    He's a good enough quarterback with enough weapons to do some damage against a win-less team.

No. 6: Stephen Jackson

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    Stephen Jackson is a solid start against a Detroit Lions team that's giving up more than 130 yards per game (134.5).

    He's averaging 10.8 points per game for fantasy teams, but he might get you an ever bigger game on Sunday.

No. 5: Chris Ivory

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    With Reggie Bush still out, running backs Chris Ivory and Ladell Betts will be shouldering the load at running back.

    Though Ivory had a fumble in his last game, he still got the majority of the carries. Look for that to continue, and for Ivory to have a big game on the ground, especially against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

No. 4: Rob Bironas

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    The Tennessee Titans will be in Dallas to take on the Cowboys. There will be a lot of points scored in this one, so Titans' kicker, Rob Bironas, should get a lot of work in.

No. 3: Jeremy Shockey

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    Saints' tight end, Jeremy Shockey, is averaging just 5.8 points per week for the fantasy teams out there. But, against Arizona, you can never tell just who will get looks from Drew Brees.

    Shockey could be a solid option at tight end.

No. 2: Eagles' Defense

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    The Philadelphia Eagles' defense is averaging just seven points per game for fantasy teams. Not nearly what most people expected.

    Against San Francisco, however, those seven points should climb into the double digits.

No. 1: Tony Gonzalez

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    Averaging 6.3 points per game for fantasy teams, Atlanta Falcons tight end, Tony Gonzalez, hasn't quite been the guy fantasy owners anticipated.

    This week against the Browns, look for Matt Ryan to find his future Hall of Fame tight end a few times in the end zone.