Week 5: Fantasy Football Add/Drop

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Branden Oliver, RB, San Diego Chargers

Chargers running backs have been bitten by the injury bug this year, as Donald Brown’s concussion has made him the third San Diego half back on the inactive list. After running for 134 yards and a touchdown on only 19 carries against the New York Jets last Sunday, Oliver will probably get the bulk of the carries against a horrid Oakland Raider defense. Olver is owned in only 0.7 percent of espn.com leagues and 0.6 per cent of nfl.com leagues.

Andre Williams, RB, New York Giants

The Boston College product will be the biggest beneficiary of Rashad Jennings’ injury; owners can expect Williams to see an increase in carries until Jennings’ probable return in a few weeks. Jennings is available in 36 percent of espn.com leagues and 37.7 percent of nfl.com leagues.



Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

The former Heisman candidate was poised for a breakout year after leaving the Minnesota Vikings for  a starting role on the Jaguars, but it just has not worked out. Gerhart has not looked good at all this season, and coach Gus Bradley seems to be giving some of his carries to former University of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson. As former Dunder Mifflin employee Michael Scott might say, I want this season to be a beautiful memory for you, and if Toby is a part of it, then it will suck.

Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets

Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets: He probably was not on any team in the first place, but if you have him, drop him. He is not a good quarterback and he has no offensive personnel around him. Honestly, this piece of advice is here more to make fun of Jets fans than fantasy football advice.


Buy Low:

Jordan Reed, TE, Washington NFL Team

Jordan Reed, TE, Washington NFL Team: He is still trying to come back from a hamstring injury he sustained earlier in the season, so owners might be willing to part with Reed on the cheap. Reed should be coming back either this week or next, and Washington’s next three games are against the Cardinals, Titans, and Vikings; three teams that struggle to cover the tight end position. Try to trade for Reed if you need a tight end.


Sell High:

Matt Asiata, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Asiata has had a few good games this season, but his carries will decrease as the team gives more opportunities to rookie Jerick McKinnon, and Adrian Peterson could move back into the lineup. See what you can get for Asiata now. His value will probably never be higher this season.