Thursday Night Football Pickups: Week 5, 2014
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Thursday Night Football is a beast of its own. Because of its separation from the rest of the football week, it can have some interesting implications on your fantasy leagues. Given the differences in waiver wire and free agency rules in leagues, you can often use this to your advantage. It’s critical that you know all of the rules for your league. I try to make all these suggestions conditional, so that you can get an idea of whether or not they’re applicable to your situation. One conditional I often use is that you should only pick a guy up if you can immediately cut them and pick them up for another player after the game if their value does not rise. In that situation you can even put these guys on your roster in place of a kicker or defense, which you can easily replace after the fact. I’ve only got three recommendations for Week 5, but all three are criminally under-owned and have league-winning upside: