While NFL pundits have hyped up early winners such as the Cardinals and Texans, week six reminded us that the Giants and Packers won the last two Super Bowls for a reason. While Alex Smith couldn’t solve the Giants defense, Eli Manning was not slowed one bit by the 49ers elite defense. Meanwhile, on Sunday night Aaron Rodgers had the fantasy performance of the year with six scores as the Packers dominated the Texans on both sides of the ball.
Let’s face it, there is little chance of getting our hands on a Manning or Rodgers unless if you give up some elite fantasy talent to acquire them. Unless if you’re trying to rebuild your team mid-way through the fantasy season a more realistic bet would be to pickup the scraps off the waiver wire with the hope of uncovering a gem.
Here are a few rising stars and blasts from the past that can help your fantasy team as soon as this Sunday.