FF – Get & Forget week 5














The next edition of the FANFOOD GET & FORGET will be about the players that may be sitting there as FAs. Every year there are players that will emerge off the fantasy football waiver wire to be solid additions for a fantasy football team. Good work on the waiver wire involves knowing who is on the radar just before their stock goes through the roof after a huge game or a string of solid starts. Every Tuesday we will sift through the noise and point out some players that you should GET & the ones you can FORGET.


Here are ALL the 2013 FANFOOD GET & FORGETs



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Lets get to it!


Another week, another injury to deal with. Darren McFadden owners are cringing and Ray Rice’s are wondering why he even played at all. Andre Johnson proved that sometimes all it takes is a kick in the shin to catch 9 balls for 110 yards, while C.J. Spiller, Alfred Morris and LeSean McCoy are all dealing with injuries. Or in McCoy’s case, perhaps he was just a little too high to breathe.

The Redskins, Steelers, Buccaneers and Vikings are all on their Bye Week, so adjust your rosters accordingly, but also, make sure to check and see if anyone dropped any Packers or Panthers who can help your club.

Here are some free agents that we think you should GET and ones you need to FORGET as we move into week 5 of the season, followed by a recipe for a Jambalaya Sandwich







from Kevin Roberts – NFL Soup:
Danny Woodhead is my top target off the waiver wire because he has the most consistent role and he’s not relying on someone else getting hurt to obtain his value. He was a dud in week one, but it’s clear the Chargers realized they needed him involved more and since then he’s touched the ball at least 10 times in the last three games. He’s an elite Flex play in PPR leagues and a legit Flex play in standard leagues, as well.
from Alan Harrison – The Fantasy Fix
Danny Woodhead is quickly becoming an integral component of the new-look Chargers offense installed by Mike McCoy and company in San Diego. Over the last three weeks, Woodhead has parlayed 19 rushes for 90 yards on the ground along with 20 receptions for 146 yards and two scores. The Chargers should continue to spread the ball around going forward, making Woodhead a Sproles-esque type addition to your PPR fantasy squad. He’ll also make a fine bye week fill-in for standard scoring leagues.
from fantasy knuckleheads:
PPR owners take notice!!! Since Woodhead’s abysmal debut back in Week One, he’s quietly put up reputable PPR points over the last 3 weeks. In that span, he’s caught 20 passes for 146 yards and notched his first 2 touchdowns of the season Sunday against the Cowboys. Woodhead isn’t that much of a factor in non-PPR leagues due to the presence of Ryan Mathews, but he’s slowly turning into a quality flex option for us owners who get points for catches. There is clearly trust there from Philip Rivers.


FANFOOD SAYS: Get in all leagues and use as bye week filler.





from lesters legends:
Nate Washington caught four of eight targets for 105 yards and a pair of scores against the New York Jets. It was his second straight 100-yard game.
from fantasy knuckleheads:
I’d be more livelier in listing Washington as a pickup this week. But with Jake Locker expected to miss the next 4-8 weeks with a hip injury, the entire Titans offense becomes a downgrade. Washington caught 4 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. But due to noodle arm Ryan Fitzpatrick, he might not be worth what you think he is.


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget in 10/12+ team leagues, monitor in 14+team league that start 2 WRs, get in deep deep leagues and stash.






from lesters legends:
Andre Ellington only had 51 total yards, but he did it on seven touches against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rashard Mendenhall is struggling to move the chains, which could lead to a larger role for Ellington.
from fflockerroom:
If you are in a deeper league and want to take a chance on a rookie, pick up Andre Ellington. With Rashard Mendenhall struggling, Ellington has come in and done a really nice job with his limited touches. He could be looking for an increase in work in the coming weeks.
from Andy Behrens – Yahoo:
Ellington has served as a high-impact rotational runner for Arizona in the opening weeks, playing 76 total snaps to Rashard Mendenhall’s 139. The first-year back has rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries (6.2 YPC), plus he’s caught nine balls for 113. To date, Mendenhall has gained 233 scrimmage yards on 59 touches; Ellington has gained 181 on 20. Mendenhall was really a mess in Arizona’s narrow Week 4 win, rushing for just 21 yards on 12 carries, fumbling twice, and running out of bounds as his team was attempting to drain the clock. If Rashard continues plodding away at 3.4 yards per carry, Ellington will surely see additional touches. Arians has been remarkably loyal to Mendenhall, but the current arrangement can’t last much longer. Two weeks ago, Arians referred to Ellington as a back who can carry the full load. Let’s not assume the rookie is stuck permanently in a supporting role.


FANFOOD SAYS: Get in all leagues if available.






from fantasy football freaks:
Helu stepped in and put up some solid numbers against Oakland, both in the rushing and receiving game (84 total yards and a TD). If Morris is going to miss any time then Helu looks like a good option to fill in. However, you still want to be cautious if you recall how sporadic the backfield was in Washington before Morris solidified his position.
from the hazean:
He was roster-able as a stash before this weekend. Now with Alfred Morris banged up, he’ll be in demand off the wire.
from fantasy knuckleheads:
After a rib injury knocked out Alfred Morris in the third quarter against the Raiders, Helu racked up the yardage in the second half. He totaled 84 yards, caught 2 receptions and rushed for a score that sealed the win. Luckily for Morris owners, the team has a Week 5 bye. But because the team uses Morris so much in the run game, his body could be breaking down a bit. The injury isn’t said to be too severe, but Helu should still be handcuffed just in case Morris can’t make it a go when the Redskins play the Cowboys in Week 6.
from rotoworld:
Alfred Morris downplayed his rib injury Monday. Morris was forced out of Sunday’s win at Oakland in the third quarter. But X-rays revealed no break and Alf says he’s fine. “I mean, a little tender still but nothing serious so I’m all good.” The official diagnosis is bruised ribs, an injury that can linger and get aggravated easily. But with the Redskins on a bye, Morris should be ready to go come Week 6


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget in all leagues as he does not play this week. Monitor injury to Morris and GET ready to pounce if he aggravates his rib injury coming out of the bye.






from Muntradamus – Beast Dome:
With the Jaguars looking like a helpless football team, Justin Blackmon will come in and thrive in this system as long as one thing happens. Chad Henne needs to be the QB of this team. While the Jags have said they are going to go with Gabbert for now, come fantasy playoff time the Jaguars have a very juicy matchup Week 15 against Buffalo where Blackmon could be the difference maker in your league.
from Jake Ciely – Roto Experts:
Justin Blackmon stands out because he shows how impatient owners can be. Why is he available? With 64 catches and 865 yards as a rookie, Blackmon proved he has the talent, even with the worst QB situation in the league. Byes are in full swing, making Blackmon a borderline WR3 in most leagues.
from the Hazean:
Coming back to the starting lineup from suspension. This team is always behind, so garbage time points.


FANFOOD SAYS: GET in any league that he may have been dropped or undrafted, NOW. He will get your team points in garbage time and is worth a bye week fill most weeks.






from hatty waiver wire guru:
Miles Austin could miss multiple weeks and if you are in a deep league then Williams is a reach, but should find a way to get catches for sure. He made a lot of mistakes so his value this season is a bit capped.
from kffl:
Dallas Cowboys WR Terrance Williams fumbled in the fourth quarter near the goal line in Week 4 against the San Diego Chargers. Head coach Jason Garrett called it an “effort play,” and said the rookie has to learn from the experience. “He catches it short of the goal line, and he wants to get in, and he extends the ball, and one of the things he’s going to learn as a young player is when you’re in those situations, guys are fantastic at getting the ball out – it’s a physical game, and they’re going to knock the ball out,” Garrett said. “So he’ll learn from that experience.”


FANFOOD SAYS: Forget in ALL leagues, he will not be consistent enough to help your team reach your fantasy playoffs.




1Danny Woodhead RB SD
2Justin Blackmon WR JAC
3Roy Helu RB WAS
4Coby Fleener TE IND
5Alshon Jeffery WR CHI
6Rashad Jennings RB OAK
7Nate Washington WR TEN
8LeGarrette Blount RB NE
9Heath Miller TE PIT
10Kendall Wright WR TEN


DST Streamer week 5:



from Kevin Hanson – EDSFootball
Currently available in 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues, the St. Louis Rams (vs. JAC) defense has struggled allowing 30.3 points per game (fifth-worst in the NFL), but their defense is better than they have showed thus far. They rank second in forced fumbles (five) and have excellent pass-rushers in Chris Long and Robert Quinn. With a few extra days to prepare, they will host the league’s worst offense (and team) in Week 5. The Jaguars rank last in the NFL in scoring offense (7.8 PPG) and total offense (224.0 YPG) and have given up double-digit fantasy points to opposing defenses in all four games this year. The Rams defense will get back on track this week.
from Jake Ciely – Roto Experts
Who is facing the Jaguars? That’s the only question you need to ask. St. Louis Rams D/ST ownership has dipped just under 50 percent, as they have allowed teams to score 24 or more points every week. The Jags have allowed the opposing defense to score 23, 10, 12 and 22, which included the Raiders and Colts. Plus, they are sticking with Blaine Gabbert at QB. Be glad Gus Bradley is insane, and start the Rams in Week 5.
from Muntradamus – Beast Dome
With the way the St. Louis Rams unit has been playing all season, a lot of owners have given up faith that this is a strong defense like they were to close out 2012. While their defense may be slacking, the Jaguars offense is a joke with Blaine Gabbert. Grab STL D/ST and don’t look back this week.
from fantasy smack talk:
Like I mentioned in last week waiver wire post, you need to pay attention to which team plays the Jags each week. Week 3 it was the Colts and they had a great game defensively, and week 5 it’s the Rams turn to play the worst offense in the league. The Rams are at home week 5 and I think they could put up solid fantasy numbers as a pickup and play defense. (about 50% owned)


FANFOOD SAYS: GET & STREAM with confidence.



but don’t just take our word for it, see what other’s have to say.


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Here are some great links to articles for you to use for waiver wire advice

Fantasy Pros

The Fake Football

FF today Waiver Wire Power Ranks

Fantasy Football Freaks

BrunoBoys.net top waiver wire adds for Week 5 - QB | RB |WR | TE | K | DEF

David Gonos 



Jambalaya Sandwich



1/4 pound thick cut bacon, diced
2 sourdough bread loaves (about 1 foot long)
1 pound pork butt or pork loin, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/2 pound andouille sausage, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 cups chopped red onions
1 cup julienned red bell peppers
1 pound boneless chicken thighs, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves
1 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 cup water
1 pound Havarti cheese, thinly sliced



In a large cast iron pot, or heavy-bottomed braising pan add the bacon and fry until crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Cut the bread lengthwise and put in the oven.

Add the pork to the bacon grease, and cook on medium-high heat until the pork is 3/4 cooked. Next add the sausages, onions, and bell peppers and cook until the onions are translucent.

Add the chicken, celery, garlic, parsley, and 3/4 cup green onions. Cook until chicken is tender, then season with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir in the water and combine thoroughly. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.

Evenly divide the meat mixture and cheese to each loaf. Top the cheese with the bacon and remaining green onions. Cut the loaves in half and serve.






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