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Fantasy Week 5 Waivers: Three Players Owners Should Not Overlook!

The ProFFilerCorrespondent IJanuary 14, 2017

Fantasy Week 5 Waivers: Three Players Owners Should Not Overlook!

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    Bye weeks are on us and waiver moves can mean the difference between playoff bound or Toilet Bowl.

    So while other owners are jostling for guys like Jacoby Jones, and Ryan Torain and Stevan Ridley, you can confidently slide your waiver sheet under the glass, knowing you've got the best waiver picks of the week.

    Step past the bustling mob and head on over Starbucks, have a cup of coffee and relax.

    No thanks necessary.

James Casey

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    Yes, Jacoby Jones is the sexy pick, but James Casey is going to get work this week.

    Jones has had numerous chances to become a full-time guy in Houston, and yet he still splits time with Kevin Walter.

    Raiders Cornerback Stanford Routte isn't the best corner in the league, but he's good enough to contain Jones.

    Owen Daniels is the No. 1 TE and will be Schaub's top option with Andre Johnson out—but that doesn't equate to success this week.

    Raiders safety Tyvon Branch bracketed Rob Gronkowski in Week 4. The Raiders held him to one catch for 15 yards.

    Expect the same treatment for Owen Daniels, leaving Casey as a viable option in the passing game.

    Casey showcased his talents in Week 2 against the Saints, pulling in five catches for 126 yards and a touchdown.

    He will be in single coverage and the Texans could run a lot of two TE sets, with Foster being the focus of the offense. Play-action is a killer.

    Casey is owned in 3.2 percent of leagues according to ESPN Fantasy.

Antonio Brown

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    Antonio Brown is moving up the depth chart and has a great opportunity capitalize. A player with value not only this coming week...but for the remainder of the season.

    Pittsburgh has no running game to speak of. Rashard Mendenhall is averaging 2.9 yards a carry and is now injured.

    With the anemic ground attack the Steelers have had to resort to the air, Brown's targets have gone up each week and he's producing with the opportunities he's getting.

    Against Houston he caught five balls for 67 yards. He has not reached the end zone yet but it is only a matter of time.

    Tennessee rolls into town and Cortland Finnegan will be covering Mike Wallace, probably with safety help, leaving Brown open to lots of targets.

    Antonio Brown is owned in five percent of leagues. (ESPN)

Isaac Redman

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    Isaac Redman moves into the "every down" slot for Pittsburgh this week with Mendenhall injured.

    Redman will be facing a Titans defense that is stout against the run, but that's not where I'm expecting most of his production—the Titans are susceptible to the pass.

    With Big Ben nursing two hurt toesies, the Steelers will be keeping Ben as still possible.

    Translation: Redman will be catching lots of balls out of the backfield after chipping defenders.

    Redman has good hands and has shown burst. Sunday is his chance to earn third-down duties going forward. And yes, the Steelers are going to have alot of third downs going forward as Mendenhall is averaging a paltry 2.9 YPC.

    Redman is owned in 2.3 percent of leagues. (ESPN)

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