By now you should have a pretty good idea if your team will be in the running this season. Barring freak injuries or suspensions, your roster will remain the same as you just tinker with it to make it as strong as possible.
Each week new options are popping up and strengthening your bench for the future is most certainly a priority you should be focusing on.
To help you do so, here are some waiver wire options that you might want to take a look at before your league counterparts can beat you to the punch.
Each and every year there are a few guys that lay around on the waiver wire for a few weeks before exploding onto the scene and becoming fantasy legends like Ryan Grant from a year ago.
It's important you keep evaluating your talent each week and don't be afraid to drop someone on your roster that has been getting by on name recognition alone.
Kyle Orton Bears, QB - Did you ever think a Bears quarterback would find himself relevant in the world of fantasy football?
Count me among those who never thought it would happen and yet, here he is.
With seven TD passes in his last three games, Orton should definitely be on your radar or on your roster depending on how deep your league is. Some may want to dismiss last week's performance because he picked apart the lowly Lions.
However, he performed solidly against the Bucs in Week 3 (268 yds, 2 TD, 2 INT) and the Eagles in Week 4 (199 yds, 3 TD, 2 INT). Both teams are comprised of a tough defensive unit and the K.O. Kid surely held his own.
Chad Pennington Dolphins, QB - Most assumed the Dolphins would just roll over and die this season at the hands of the competition. But that hasn't happened and they've pulled off incredible back to back wins against the Patriots in Week 4 and the Chargers this past weekend.
In deeper leagues, or if your starter is on a bye, Pennington could prove to be a good option. He's gone over the 226 yd mark in every game except for one, and has the Texans up next in Week 6.
This might actually work.
Ahmad Bradshaw Giants, RB - If you have an extra spot on your bench, Bradshaw might be an interesting pickup.
He's not someone that's going to provide immediate help if you're depleted at the position. But as the season wears on incumbent Giants starter Brandon Jacobs, the speedster out of Marshall could pick up some extra carries and turn in some jaw dropping plays.
Tim Hightower Cardinals, RB - For those of you who took Edgerrin James to solidify your RB2 position, Hightower has to be your arch nemesis right now.
Hightower is the fantasy footballer's nightmare because he is an extremely effective TD vulture and has been tearing down the Edge's fantasy production all season.
He's scored a touchdown in every game except for Week 3 and is sitting pretty with five heading into Week 6 of the season.
Steve Breaston Cardinals, WR - Sticking with the Cards, you're going to want to monitor Breaston or take advantage of Anquan Boldin's absence right away.
Boldin is currently down after suffering a sinus fracture that occurred when he was absolutely destroyed by Jets S Eric Smith. He was out last weekend and Breaston filled in nicely, racking up 70 yds.
This weekend the Cards will welcome Dallas to Arizona and Breaston should get even more looks as the 'Boys will be focusing most of their attention on Larry Fitzgerald.
Devin Hester Bears, WR - Hester looked as if he finally started to figure out how to run a route against the Lions and if this Bears offense starts clicking on a consistent basis, Hester could be gold.
He was a deep threat the minute he joined the offensive huddle and will be even more effective if he can run the slant to perfection.
Brandon Stokely Broncos, WR - The original Wes Welker when he was with the Colts, Stokely is starting to pop up again on our radar after hauling in a combined 13 catches the past couple weeks.
There a few factors working in Stokely's favor. Rookie standout Eddie Royal is dealing with a reoccurring ankle injury. Quarterback Jay Cutler loves to throw and Stokely certainly knows how to play small out of the slot.
Greg Olsen Bears, TE - It's amazing how even mediocre quarterback play can make players fantasy worthy.
Olsen has always had the talent to become a game changing tight end, but the Bears just couldn't figure out how to use him.
I'm not sure when, but the light bulb went on in offensive coordinator Ron Turner's head recently and Olsen is showing off some impressive skills.
A touchdown in Week 4 and finished with 87 yds in Week 5 with a beautiful 52 yd reception against the Lions.
In a world where fantasy TE's outside of the top six are all about the same, Olsen may have the talent to stand out.