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NEWS: Carson Palmer to seek a second opinion on his nerve issue in shoulder.

SMITTY: This is not a good sign regarding his Week 5 eligibility. However, some sources are still calling him 50/50 to play Week 5. I myself think it’s time to start preparing for yet another Drew Stanton start, and while he is serviceable for the Cards and their road to winning, owners of Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and even John Brown, can’t catch a break here. Palmer out of that line-up knocks all these guys down a good tier in terms of fantasy value. Hopefully the team leans on Ellington in Week 5, and hopefully his Week 4 bye got his foot closer to healthy. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Arian Foster (hamstring) misses practice on Wednesday; Alfred Blue a must-own for Foster owners.

SMITTY: While this isn’t a good sign, he did play last week, even if he only managed 8 carries for 6 yards. He did pull in a solid 7 receptions for 55 yards, though, so his lack of production can mostly be blamed on the offense and game flow, as you just don’t pull in 7 passes as a runner if super limited. Foster is truly a boom or bust play against Dallas, who could get out to an early lead in this one. That said, if he suffers no setbacks and enters Week 5 set to take on a starter’s workload, you almost have to run him out onto the field (unless you’re just stacked at running back, and very few owners can say that right now with all the running back injuries, byes and chaos going on). Alfred Blue is a must-own for all Foster owners, and given Foster has returned to action, buy-low now in case he is on and off the field all year long! Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jordan Cameron practicing and ready for Week 5?

SMITTY: This is a good sign as he comes off a week of rest via his bye week. He still has to prove he is a high-end TE1 before we start expecting that kind of production, but it will be tough to sit him in Week 5 unless you’re loaded at the TE position. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Niles Paul (concussion) very questionable for Week 5; Jordan Reed (concussion) doing drills Tuesday.

SMITTY: According to rotoworld, Paul has no memory at all of the hit that knocked him out, so it’s hard to imagine him being cleared through the entire concussion protocol this week. That said, anything is possible, especially since this game is Monday night, so be certain to check back with us all week (as well as ensure you are setup with Smart Alerts). The same caution goes along with Jordan Reed, but he appears to have a very decent shot at playing on Monday night against the Seahawks. Given the match-up, and all the question marks surrounding both tight ends, neither is a strong play this week even if on the field. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jordan Cameron to face issues with shoulder all season long?

SMITTY: Jordan Cameron has admitted, according to several reports, that his AC joint is going to be an issue all season long. Yet, he says he feels healthy, so this is a tough situation to evaluate moving forward. Is he a top 5TE? Is he someone you buy-low? These are all great questions to debate in the comments below, so definitely get involved below and let’s talk it out! Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) held out of Tuesday practice?

SMITTY: It’s a short week for Bridgewater and the Vikes, as they face off against the Packers this Thursday night. Wednesday’s walkthrough will be telling, but this could be a game-time/warm-up type of call. Without Bridgewater, though, you have to think that the Packers will get out to an early lead, which won’t be good for Matt Asiata or Jerick McKinnon. It also downgrades Jarius Wright and Cordarrelle Patterson quite a bit if Christian Ponder is in the line-up instead of the talented rising star. Stay tuned! Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jamaal Charles (ankle) enters Week 5 with no setbacks.

SMITTY: Hey all you Jamaal Charles owners out there… now is the time to go get Knile Davis, as his owners (those that only own him and not Jamaal) will feel like the ride is over… and the ride might be over, as Charles looks back to form. But, setbacks happen, and Knile Davis is clearly the most important handcuff in fantasy football entering Weeks 5-17. He even has flex-like value in a back-up role, that’s how much KC uses both rushers. But, if you own just Charles, now is the time to strike. If you wait, you might be missing your chance of securing up that top 3 overall value that you invested back in August. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

ARTICLE: Week 5 Waiver Wire Grabs

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Week 5 Waiver Wire Adds

NEWS: Vernon Davis injury currently unknown.

SMITTY: It was back spasms that reportedly forced Vernon Davis from Sunday’s game – We will keep you posted, but be certain to sign-up for Smart Alerts.

NEWS: DeAngelo Williams (ankle) out for Week 5; Fozzy Whittaker or Darrin Reaves next man up?

SMITTY: This sounds like a high-ankle sprain, which means he could miss at least 2-3 weeks, if not longer (depending on the severity). So, next man up, right? In steps Fozzy Whittaker? He is a decent add this week if desperate, but also consider that Darrin Reaves and Chris Ogbonnaya could get some touches in Week 5, so this could just be a RBBC. Jonathan Stewart will likely still be out for Week 5. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?