Seemingly every year a rookie running back looks good in camp, wins a starting job on a good team and shoots up the fantasy draft boards. The hype gets so strong a week or two before the season he's being drafted in the first round.
Sometimes the guy has a stellar rookie season and earns his pre-draft buzz. But sometimes the guy is
Mathews carried 20 times for 78 yards in his first game and hasn't had double-digit carries since. Injuries have relegated him to the backup role, and
Disappointing as Mathews has been, owners can breathe a sigh of relief:
Not everyone is so lucky. It's been five weeks, and there are quite a few players you might want to think about benching, if not releasing. Along with waiver pickups this week, you'll find a few players you might want to cut think about benching or trading (or even releasing in some cases).
Now that we're into the bye weeks, be on the lookout for bye-week fillers. Keep an eye on the status of
Surprise fantasy standout
Tennessee will give up some points, but the Titans have 7 interceptions and 22 sacks this year and haven't really put up a bad fantasy game. As long as your league doesn't penalize too heavily for points allowed, the Titans are a decent option.
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