The lesser-known players who can help your team win




Welcome to Slim Pickings, where if your starter has been benched, is on bye, is banged up or is just plain bad, we have a few names who might be of some interest you.

In this recurring column, graphic designer Kyle Lewis, sports editor Brian Harmon and sports writer Jim Ayello will bring you fantasy options from beyond the obvious.

You know you should be starting Peyton Manning every week. That’s why you drafted him in the first couple of rounds. But what if you have Dallas quarterback Tony Romo going up against the vaunted Seattle defense (Week 6 for all you Romo owners)? Should you start him? Well, not unless you enjoy losing. So what are your options? That’s what we’re here to tell you. 

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