Fantasy Football: Week 5 Recap

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Oct 5, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after a touchdown by tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Another week of fantasy football under raps as first round picks continue to underperform and unknown stars begin to emerge. As injuries reshape teams across the NFL there are a few players you should keep your eye on and a few you should keep away from.

Three Performances to Note:

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  • Branden Oliver: After 67 yards on 16 touches to start the season Oliver finished atop the running back scoring standing in Week Five, exploding for 182 yards and two touchdowns on just 23 touches. With Donald Brown, Danny Woodhead, and Ryan Matthews all dealing with injuries and the Oakland Raiders up next on the Chargers schedule (4th most fantasy points given up to running backs) Oliver should be a solid start in Week Six.

    Tom Brady: In a statement game against the Bengals, Tom Brady proved his career is far from over throwing for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns. The 13th most owned quarterback in Yahoo! Sports fantasy football leagues maybe worth another look with the Jets and Bears coming up on New England’s schedule.

    Rob Gronkowski: Sticking with the Patriots, it’s also worth noting that Gronkowski played his best football since tearing his ACL, Racking up over 100 yards and a touchdown. Gronk is still very much among the elite fantasy football tight ends especially with Jimmy Graham on the mend.