Week 5 Fantasy Football: 5 Pickups Who Will Save Your Season

Eric EdelmanCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2012

HOUSTON,TX - SEPTEMBER 09: Davone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins gives Brice McCain #21 of the Houston Texans a stiff arm during their season opener at Reliant Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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It's already heading into Week 5 in a wildly fluctuating NFL season, and if your fantasy team is struggling, it may be time to seek salvation from the waiver wire. Here are waiver-wire prospects you should keep in mind for the upcoming week—assuming they're still available in your league of course. 


1. Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA

Tannehill looked impressive against a solid Arizona Cardinals team, and he managed to pass for more than 400 yards and a touchdown. If you need a backup QB, give him a try. With an upcoming matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, there is a decent chance Tannehill will have another great game.


2. Davone Bess, WR, MIA

Even though Brian Hartline had the biggest highlight play for the Dolphins' wideouts, Bess will likely give you the most value over time. Bess is a receiver with great hands who can make backs miss in the secondary after the catch. Although his numbers don't exactly jump off the screen, he's worth a look if you're in need of a receiver. He's capable of great performances, so don't sleep on him if he's still out there. 


3. Brandon Bolden, RB, NE

Although Bolden may be overhyped as a pickup, his performance this week was good enough that you should at least consider adding him if he's still available. The Patriots offense is extremely balanced, and it wouldn't be a shocker if Bolden gets called upon more this week.


4. Andy Dalton, QB, CIN

Dalton has been in the top 10 for fantasy QBs two weeks in a row now, and if you don't have him on your roster, you should definitely consider adding him. Against a Dolphins secondary that is prone to giving up big plays, Dalton could have another great week. 


5. James Jones, WR, GB

Jones' value will depend largely on how healthy Greg Jennings is this Sunday. Definitely add Jones if he's available, and if Jennings isn't good to go, Jones will definitely bolster your receiving corps.