Waiver Wire Week 5: Possible Waiver Pickups You Should Avoid

Joseph HealyCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02:  Laurent Robinson #81 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against Eric Wright #21 and  Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Many fantasy owners are hurting right about now. Injuries have been widespread in the league so far this season, leaving them scrambling to fill rosters with warm bodies.

When looking for quick production, it can be easy to overrate a player based on one breakout performance.

The shrewd fantasy owner doesn't take a chance on the player that comes out of nowhere. Leave those hasty decisions to other owners. That is to say, let your rival owners use their waiver priorities on the following players.


Laurent Robinson, Dallas Cowboys

Robinson was the receiver chosen to start in place of Miles Austin this week in the Cowboys' lineup. He gave the Cowboys everything they could have asked for and more. He caught seven passes for 116 yards.

That's elite-level production, but it can't last. The Cowboys are hopeful that Austin will be able to return after their bye week, which is in Week 5. Once he is back in the lineup, those targets will quickly disappear. Austin and Dez Bryant will get their catches, but that's all there will be to go around.

Don't chase the production that Robinson gave in Week 4. It won't be a regular occurrence.


Steve Breaston, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs surprised everyone, myself included, by winning their Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings aren't a great team, of course, but the Chiefs have been a mess.

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Steve Breaston #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass against the St. Louis Rams during a pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium  on August 26, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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One of the surprise performers for Kansas City was wide receiver Steve Breaston. He caught four passes for 91 yards. He and Dwayne Bowe had even production more or less. 

Breaston is talented enough to be a solid fantasy receiver, but the Chiefs' offense won't be productive enough to make him a good fantasy play.


Josh Morgan, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers pulled off their biggest win in what has been a surprising season for them by beating the Eagles 24-23 this week.

Josh Morgan was a big part of the passing game that was surprisingly effective once again. He caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Coming in to the game this week, Morgan had only caught seven passes for 80 yards. In an offense that promises to be inconsistent, Morgan is much more like the receiver he was in the first three games of the season than the one he was in Week 4.