Week 5: Bargain Hunter
Consider using these players in weekly salary cap leagues. This week's picks include Ronnie Hillman, Ryan Williams, Danny Woodhead, Danny Amendola, and Brian Hartline.
Kyle Rudolph's value dropped nearly $1.00 to just $7.25 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues and with a tasty matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, he is one of the best bargains for salary cap owners looking to gain an edge on the competition. The Titans are surrendering the most fantasy points in the entire league to opposing tight ends this season, an average of 90 yards and one touchdown per game to tight ends. Rudolph has scored three touchdowns in four games this season and is a virtual lock to find the end zone in Week 5, making him a worthy addition to any salary cap football team.
The New England Patriots' glaring weakness against the tight end defensively was exploited numerous times by Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 as Scott Chandler torched the Patriots defense for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns on four catches. New England's linebackers, as good as they are against the run, are a liability in pass protection and the safety play for the Patriots has been atrocious this season. All of these factors point to a big game for Jacob Tamme in Week 5. Peyton Manning is one of the smartest players ever to step onto a football field; believe me, he knows how to exploit the Patriots defense and will look Tamme's way early and often this weekend.
Valued at just 5.84 in Yahoo! Salary Cap leagues entering Week 5, Tamme is an excellent sleeper and a great bargain pickup for all salary cap football owners this weekend.
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George Bissell has been a fantasy football and baseball analyst for FFToolbox since 2007. He took over as FFToolbox.com's senior fantasy baseball analyst in 2013.
As the site's senior fantasy baseball analyst, he is responsible for planning and producing all fantasy baseball related content. He writes the Starting Pitcher Daily Notes, which rank the days starting pitchers and provide insight on the days pitching matchups.
He also writes the Long Relief column, which looks at bullpens around the league every Friday, an Injury Report every Sunday and a Wavier Wire/Stock Watch column which comes out on Monday's during the baseball season.
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