Fantasy Football Week 5: Waiver wire pickups

Brian Hartline

Brian HartlineOne quarter of the season is now in the books. You don’t want to let the season get away from you so stay as active as you can on the waiver wire. And all your moves do not have to be big ones. Sometimes a Team Defense/ST or Kicker could help you just eke by in a given week, depending of course on your league’s settings. Here are this week’s pickups for you to consider:

Brian Hartline-WR-Dolphins- Probably the most popular add by owners this week. Just 31% owned on Tuesday evening, that number swelled to 70% by lunch on Wednesday! Hartline was one of our pre-season sleepers so we’re not too surprised by his success. (Tannehill has to pass to someone)… Remember that the Fish just signed Jabar Gaffney on Wednesday. He might take a few passes away from Hartline as he had 68 catches for 947 yards & 5 TDs last season

Jackie Battle-RB-Chargers- Perfect time to grab this running back as it was just announced on Wednesday that he will be the Chargers starting back; with or without Ryan Matthews. This would be the week also because S.D. goes up against New Orleans who yields the most fantasy points to running backs in the league. He’s still available in half of most leagues and is a must add in most formats. Read more…