An interesting Week 5 has come and gone, taking with it one of the best games I have ever seen.

The game featuring the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos was very fun to watch.  It was an epic quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo that ended with the Broncos kicking a field goal as time expired, securing the win.  During the game, Wes Welker caught his seventh touchdown of the year, coming close to approaching his career high of nine.  Considering that was only week five he is poised to have a career year.  If anybody is crazy enough to trade him in your league (especially if you are in a Points Per Reception league), you should pounce on it.

The Kansas City Chiefs have defied the odds this year, going 5-0 after only winning two games last year.  Their defense, which is usually quite bad, has done very well this year.  They have forced turnovers in every single game, and scored at least 10 fantasy points every game in my league.  Somehow, the Chiefs’ defense/special teams isn’t owned in 100 percent of ESPN or Yahoo leagues, so I would put in a waiver claim for them as soon as you can.

Josh Freeman hasn’t exactly been fantasy-relevant over the past few years, but a change of scenery may change that.  He was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday morning, and signed a deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.  The Vikings have struggled to start this year, but a new quarterback may change their fortunes.  Freeman will be given the opportunity to compete for the starting spot with incumbent Christian Ponder, and may win the starting job outright.  There is a possibility that he could develop into a bye-week replacement quarterback, but I wouldn’t recommend picking him up right away.  Instead, I would suggest keeping an eye on him to see how he fares, and then act accordingly.

Is Chris Johnson poised to make a comeback to fantasy relevance in Tennessee?  Don’t buy it.  There has been a lot of buzz lately about the former 2,006-yard rusher, and I have had many people ask me if they think he is worth making a trade for, since he has performed reasonably well this year.  I think that he will burn out quickly, and that his supposed relevance is just an illusion.  If anybody tries to trade him to you, as somebody did to me, I would suggest that you decline.  I just don’t think the risk is worth it.

Finally, a receiver that has flown under the radar this year, and quietly performed well, is Santana Moss of the Washington Redskins.  Although he hasn’t put up spectacular numbers by any means, he is a great slot receiver who catches lots of passes each game.  This can make him a valuable PPR player, which positions him as a good sleeper in my opinion (assuming you are in a PPR league).  Keep an eye on him, and add him if you are in need of a bye-week replacement receiver.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back next Wednesday with more fantasy tips and advice.

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