Goodness is it really week 5 already? We have passed the quarter mark in the fantasy season and while it’s certainly not desperation time for anybody yet, those of you on the verge of starting 0-5 or 1-4 have got to be feeling a little nervous. The important thing to remember is every situation is different. A 1-3 team could easily be one of the better teams in the league but just had a series of unfortunate match ups. In these cases, trust your team, stay the course and the odds should even you back out. If you find yourself in the position of losing and underperforming on the field, it’s time to use those waiver claims and FAAB dollars to try and make some moves. You have start taking some chances and some risks on a Brian Hartline becoming the next Victor Cruz, because the problem when a team underperforms is they don’t have many trade assets. It is never impossible to make a trade, unless you are in one of those leagues where people act like trading is the equivalent of going to a club that has its lights on all night, but I can be difficult getting value with a team full of slow starters. So you have to work a little harder. Take some buy low risks, pick up those free agents, but most importantly remember we are only four games in and any team is one injury away from disaster or a gold mine. Let’s get you ready for week 5:
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Phillip Rivers at NO: Well its Rivers’ turn to take on the hapless New Orleans Saints defense. Last week the Saints made all of the Aaron Rodgers owners happy by getting him back on track and with the mess at running back in San Diego we should expect Rivers to slang the rock a good amount as well. The Saints defense has given up 40, 35, 27, and 28 points so far this year. Get all of your Chargers’ passing game members in your lineup.
Joe Flacco at KC: Ok so you know who may give a Saints a run for their money in the worst defense category so far. These guys, the Chiefs. If you thought the scoring amount on the Saints was astounding, here are the first four scores against the Chiefs this year: 40, 35, 24, and 37. Three of four games they have given up at least 35 points. Flacco is hot, the Ravens are airing it out, and the Chiefs can’t stop anybody. Well that was easy.
Other QBs worthy of a start: Christian Ponder vs TENN, Andrew Luck vs GB, Kevin Kolb at STL