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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week Five: Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers

Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24)  is back for our week five waiver wire column... A little corner of the Internet that we like to call "Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers."  Enjoy!

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Four weeks of fantasy football are in the books and some fantasy players are starting to establish themselves while others may only be a flash in the pan.  Deciding which is which is always a problem for fantasy owners. Welcome to Keepers, Sleepers and Jeepers, the article that helps owners with that burning question, should I, or shouldn't I?

Keepers

Danny Woodhead - Despite his two touchdown performance in week four against the Cowboys, Woodhead is more of an add in PPR formats. You cannot count on a touchdown every week from him and he is still the third down back for the Chargers. San Diego gets Oakland in week five so look for Woodhead to be a factor again for a rehabilitated Chargers passing game.

Charles Clay - In a season where tight ends were thought to be far and few between, they seem to be coming out of the woodworks. Charles Clay finished week four with six receptions on six targets and added a touchdown for good measure. He's becoming harder to ignore on the waiver wire and has finished two out of the four weeks with double digit fantasy points.

Robert Woods -Woods is quickly becoming a go to guy for fellow rookie EJ Manuel. Woods is getting plenty of playing time and is making the most of it. After a week four victory over the defending champions where Woods had four receptions and a touchdown, the Bills face the Browns in week five where Woods can have another big game if Cleveland's best defensive back Joe Haden covers Stevie Johnson.

Sleepers

Brian Hoyer - While Hoyer has been impressive in his first two starts, it remains to be seen if he can keep this up for the rest of the season. So far through his first two starts, Hoyer has compiled 590 passing yards and five touchdowns. He does face a Billls secondary that is ravaged with injuries in week five so he should continue to be a viable fantasy option for at least another week. If Hoyer continues to play this well, Weeden won't be getting his job back any time soon.

Nate Washington - Coming off of an impressive four reception for 105 yards and two touchdown week four, Nate's value took a little bit of a hit when Jake Locker went down with a four to eight week hip injury. Washington should still be a fantasy factor seeing that the Titans do not have much of a running game going for them at this point. And with the Titans looking to move Kenny Britt, Washington should get a boost in targets as well.

Justin Blackmon - Can the Jaguars get any worse? They haven't been competitive yet this season so the return of Justin Blackmon from his four game suspension could only help the Jag passing game. It would be  better news if Blackmon had an NFL caliber quarterback throwing to him but regardless, Blackmon immediately becomes the top receiver for a team desperate for help scoring points. The good news is the Jaguars face a team that looks just as bad as they do in the Rams in week five so Blackmon should make a fantasy impact right away.

Jeepers

Jerome Simpson - I'm not ready to tell you to feel confident putting Jerome Simpson in your lineup just yet. He showed signs of being fantasy relevant last season before he got hurt and in week four finished with seven receptions for 124 yards. He needs to show me a little more before he cracks my lineup but owners that need help with receivers may want to add Simpson if he can continue to help the Vikings offense but don't expect a performance like that again any time soon.

Jacquizz Rodgers - Even though Rodgers had more snaps than Snelling in week four, Snelling was the man in week three. It will be difficult trying to figure out who the feature back will be each week and will continue to frustrate fantasy owners until S-Jax returns. Plus Rodgers hasn't shown any big play ability and the Falcons are struggling in the red zone this season.