One of the best qualities a person can have is patience. Not only does that apply in real life, but also for fantasy football. For instance, with a short season owners can tend to panic if a top draft pick has a rough couple of games. However, all it takes is one game to show why you took the player in the first place. An example of this would be Cardinals running back Andre Ellington. Ellington was highly touted entering the year but due to a foot injury, didn’t put up the numbers many expected the first three games. This past Sunday, he rewarded those who kept faith by having over 140 total yards and two touchdowns. With that being said, here are some players that should be available who can impact your team in coming weeks.
Branden Oliver, RB Chargers: Meet your highest scoring running back of week five. An undrafted rookie out of Buffalo, Oliver destroyed a stout Jets run defense this past Sunday. He had over 180 total yards and two touchdowns which is quite the introduction to fantasy owners. With Donald Brown concussed, Oliver figures to take over this week in a very favorable matchup against the Raiders. While Oliver is highly unlikely to put up those numbers again, his ability as a runner and receiver make him well worth adding and starting this week.
Andre Williams, RB Giants: With Rashad Jennings banged up, Williams saw plenty of work against the Falcons and showed what he can do. He runs with power and can tire out defenses as the game goes on. Between the volume he should see and his red zone chops, Williams is worth starting for the next few weeks. He has two favorable matchups against the Eagles and Cowboys while projecting to see 20 plus touches in each game. If you need a running back for the next two weeks, Williams is more than worth an add.
Ronnie Hillman, RB Broncos: Hillman has often been described as a “change of pace” back, but should see the majority of touches while Montee Ball is out. While he won’t see the touches some of the other backs will, Hillman is a serviceable receiver with an ability to make plays in the open field. This week against the Jets run defense could be tough, but Hillman is worth an add as a potential flex play down the line.
Odell Beckham Jr, WR Giants: The 2014 draft class was loaded with talent at receiver. It says a lot that many considered Beckham Jr to be the most explosive playmaker in the bunch. Despite being slowed through training camp and the first four games with a hamstring injury, Beckham Jr made an immediate impact. In his first game, he caught four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. Beckham Jr is just going to get more involved with the offense, so if you need a receiver who offers big time upside, he’s worth a long look.