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St. Louis Rams Danny Amendola stays in bounds after a catch good for 36 yards in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in pre-season play at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on September 2, 2010.  UPI/BIll Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

Another week of fantasy football is in the books, and it’s time to start looking ahead to week six. This week the Panthers, Cardinals, Bills and Bengals are all off. While fantasy owners will probably miss options like Terrell Owens or Cedric Benson, players from the other teams haven’t been strong for fantasy football.

This means most fantasy squad will still have their top producers in the lineup without waiver wire help. Still, it’s good to take a look at some of the players who could help your team in the future.

Running Backs

Deji Karim – Maurice Jones-Drew had continued health problems during the Bills game and Deji Karim got work in the second half with Rashard Jennings out. Jennings hasn’t been a great backup for Jones-Drew, and Karim provides the Jaguars with a more explosive option.

Not only was Karim productive in his work (15 – 70 yards) but he also averaged 36 yards a kickoff return in this game. If you have Jones-Drew it would be a good idea to grab Karim as a hand cuff as we will be watching Jones-Drew’s health status this week.

Mike Hart – The one time Michigan Wolverine had his chance to perform because Joseph Addai suffered a shoulder injury and Donald Brown as also hurt before the game began. Hart rushed for 50 yards in Addai’s absence and scored a key touchdown in the Colts’ victory.

Hart is a good player to lockup early in the week if you have Addai as we will findout the health status of both Addai and Brown later on.

Earnest Graham – Ok, maybe Graham isn’t a great waiver wire option because the Buccaneers refuse to give him the football regularly. Still, he did bust a 60 yard run and had a touchdown score against the Bengals.

I’ve never understood why the Buccaneers got away from using this guy in the first place as he’s ( in my opinion) the best runner they have on the team for the last four years. If the other tail backs continue to struggle, Graham will get work and should be effective.

Wide Receivers

Danny Amendola – It looks like Mark Clayton will probably be done for the season, and that means Sam Bradford will turn to Danny Amendola as a the target. Last week Amendola had 12 receptions for almost 100 yards and has 33 receptions for the season.

So far, the problem with Amendola is that he has yet to find the end zone and this makes him a stronger PPR receiver than standard leagues.

Roy Williams – I’ve recommended Roy Williams once before as a waiver wire option and I’m doing it again as a reminder. Williams pushed Dez Bryant back from taking his starting role in week three when he posted two touchdowns against the Texans.

Last week Williams had 87 yards receiving and another touchdown score. Look for Williams to continue his success as defenses have to respect Austin, Witten and Bryant around him.

Anthony Armstrong – The Redskins are in great need of another receiver to step up outside of Santana Moss. Devin Thomas was a much talked about sleeper this offseason but he failed to impress and the Redskins finally cut him last week.

Armstrong stepped up last week and scored a 50-yard touchdown and total 84 yards on three receptions for the day. Don’t look to Armstrong as a solid option in PPR leagues as he won’t rackup many catches. This receivers strengths are better suited for big play fantasy leagues as he will be a favorite of Donovan McNabb down the field.

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