Tired of watching your fantasy team struggle to put up points? too many injuries and bye week players killing your team?
Then it is time to make a few quick moves before Week 6 of the NFL kicks off Thursday night with Tennessee hosting Pittsburgh.
It is a huge week for fantasy owners with Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans all on byes.
Big injuries to running backs such as Cedric Benson and Ryan Williams will also have a few owners scrambling to fill holes.
Alex Green is likely to be the biggest waiver-wire grab this week as he is slated to get some action with Benson out at least eight weeks.
Green had 55 yards on nine carries last week after Benson went down against the Colts.
The Packers need to rebound in a big way and find a way for the running game to take some pressure off of Aaron Rodgers, who is being sacked at an incredible rate so far this season.
Though James Starks could get back in the mix and John Kuhn is likely to get some goal line carries, expect Green to have good value as a flex option. Green Bay running backs can have some value as pass catchers, too, because Rodgers does look their way when checking down.
LaRod Stephens-Howling is also likely to get picked up in many leagues. With Williams on injured reserve, ending his season, the Cardinals couldn't have asked for a better time for Stephens-Howling to return from a hip injury.


Though he was unproductive this season before injury, Stephens-Howling has shown the ability to help a team when given double-digit carries.
However, it will be important to monitor the time-share that may exist in Arizona, especially with Stephens-Howling returning from injury. Alfonso Smith and William Powell are expected to get some work, too.
Danny Amendola's injury in St. Louis is a big blow to fantasy owners.
Several decent wide receivers are available in most leagues, but a guy I like to start this week is Mario Manningham for the 49ers.
Manningham hasn't been special this year but has had value in points per reception leagues. Facing his former New York Giants team this week, I expect the 49ers to throw quite a bit against the Giants secondary, and you can expect Manningham to try to have a big game against his old teammates.
The injury to Robert Griffin III is concerning to owners who made him their starter after his huge start to the season.
Though it is unclear whether or not RG3 will play, he is worth starting if he is cleared to go against Minnesota.
If he can't go, don't consider his backup, Kirk Cousins, instead look at the Redskins' opponent in Christian Ponder of the Vikings.
Ponder has throw only one interception this season and has made big plays. With playmakers like Percy Harvin out there to throw to, it only makes sense that Ponder should have a big day against the Washington defense, which is ranked 28th in the league against the pass.
A few defenses I like this week include the Patriots against the Seahakws (if available), Miami hosting St. Louis and the Bengals going against the Browns.


Our survivor pool pick of the week is Atlanta at home to beat visiting Oakland. The Falcons are 3-0 against the AFC West and are going for the sweep this week. Playing at home in the dome, there is no reason to pick against the unbeaten Falcons.


There were a few noteworthy matchups in our Daily Times Reporters and Coaches league last week. 
Coming up with a narrow three point victory was Kirtland boys' basketball coach John Zecca against Piedra Vista girls' hoops coach Mike Christie.

Florida Legends baseball coach Carlos Martí finally lost a game, leaving the league without an undefeated player. Sports reporter Joshua Perry came up with a big 11 point win against Martí.

Seven players in our league are 3-2, so stay tuned as local coaches and reporters go toe-to-toe for our fantasy crown.

On the outside looking in already are the only two wrestling coaches in the league, Levi Stout and Ronnie Clark. Those guys know how to secure a double-leg takedown, but scoring touchdowns appears to be a foreign concept as the two are in last place of their respective divisions.


My inbox has been filling up with your fantasy questions. Unfortunately, I am not always around my email on Sunday mornings as, like you, I am in front of my television waiting for breaking updates on the status of my players. Feel free to email me throughout the week at jlivingston@daily-times.com, but on Sunday mornings the best way to get me is on Twitter at twitter.com/jlivi2.

John Livingston is the sports editor of The Daily Times and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association member.