Fantasy Football Rap Up – Week 5

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Old Dogs, Waiver Picks

Week 5 started off with the ultimate throwback Thursday Night, featuring Matt Hasselbeck and Andre Johnson. They hooked up for two touchdowns, despite a combined age over 70. And this trend only continued throughout the week. Here are some old-timers worthy of a Week 6 plug-and-play. Just like the 17th greatest rapper of all time, Macklemore, these players are all over 30 years old.

Josh McCown (36)

Pssssst. This crafty vet has averaged 25.3 points (standard scoring) over the last 3 games, throwing well over 300 yards again. He has some tough matchups ahead (Broncos, Rams, Cardinals, Bengals), but he’ll be tossing it up to Travis Benjamin plenty.

Anquan Boldin (35)

Going up against Baltimore, his former team, (Google: revenge game) ‘Quan has touchdown potential. Kaepernick loves to throw crossing routes (Boldin’s bread and butter), giving Anquan a great shot to breakout each week. If you’re looking for a come-up, Boldin’s freaking awesome.

Andre Johnson (34)

Probably looking like a legit WR3 with Andrew Luck coming back, although he’s been more appealing with Matt “We’ll take the ball and we’re gonna chuck it to Andre Johnson every friggin time” Hasslebeck at the helm. Johnson, a top 70 preseason player, is more than likely on the wire after a pitiful start. He’s worth a flier.

Chris Johnson (30)

Chances are he’s taken in your league, but the return of Ellington may have lead to some drops. As for trading for CJ2k15, we’ll err on the side of caution, as David Johnson and Andre Ellington may hinder monster games.

Gary Barnidge (30)

Just made arguably the greatest catch of all time and is only owned in 35% of ESPN leagues. I don’t care if you own Gronk. Add this guy. In the last 3 games he’s averaging 16 points, and his role in the offense seems to be expanding each week. Gary’s Gary’s one of those tight ends who isn’t touchdown dependent. Give the old feller an add!

Featured Image Credit: By Marianne O’Leary (Flickr: Eli Manning is back to pass in warm ups.) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Tim Boras
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