If you consider yourself a contender in your fantasy football league, you should always be thinking at least three to five weeks ahead. If you find yourself with an extra roster spot, you may be thinking nine to 10 weeks ahead. This would put most of us in the heart of the 2010 fantasy football playoffs.
It is smart to be thinking about the playoffs throughout the entire season. For many leagues, the playoffs take place in Weeks 14, 15 and 16. During these weeks, some NFL teams have already clinched the playoffs and are sitting their top players. Other teams have already given up on their season, while others are playing 'must-win' games.
The following five players are solid free-agent pick-ups, and could be 'must-own' players that will help you win your fantasy football league.