Week 5 of the NFL season is rapidly approaching and the first bye week has left you searching for a player to fill a void on your roster.
Well, search no more.
Between injuries and breakout performances in Week 4, there are eyes circulating the waiver wire of your fantasy league at all times. Some people will add players on Sunday and Monday, but there will still be players worth picking up left in many leagues on Wednesday.
Here's three players who might be available and could start for your fantasy team on Wednesday.
Jacoby Jones (Wide Receiver - Houston Texans):
By just glancing at Jacoby Jones’ recent stats, you may think I’m crazy. Jones hasn’t recorded a single point in the last two weeks.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Andre Johnson’s injury will likely force him to miss Week 5. Jones will start in place of Johnson, a role he succeeded in last year. The 6’2” Jones won’t draw the attention Johnson did, so he’ll likely see 5-10 targets during the game.
Trust the Houston offense and pick up Jacoby Jones.
Visanthe Shiancoe (Tight End – Minnesota Vikings):
Visanthe Shiancoe has been slowly picking up his production as the season goes on. He is one of the most physically-gifted tight ends in the league, but hasn’t seen much of the ball this year with Donovan McNabb at the helm.
Shiancoe will break out against the Arizona Cardinals, as will McNabb who has to feel his starting spot is in jeopardy with Christian Ponder looming on the bench. Shiancoe was one of Brett Favre’s favorite targets, meaning he can catch a fastball.
Shiancoe will score a TD against the Cardinals, so if you like TDs, I’d start him.
Andy Dalton (Quarterback – Cincinnati Bengals):
If you saw Andy Dalton in the second half against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, you wouldn’t doubt this pickup either. Dalton struggled mightily in the first half, but came up with the goods in the second to lead the Bengals to victory.
He has an unbelievable wide receiver in A.J. Green, who’s one of the most exciting rookies I’ve ever seen. Dalton, a rookie himself, knows nothing better than to trust his wide receivers and they’ve been performing this season.
Maybe he’ll throw an interception or two, but Dalton is bound to toss a few TDs against the Jacksonville Jaguars.