Fantasy Football: 5 players you will want the rest of the season, and 5 you won't

- 1 QB who will take you to a title, and one who will sink your ship

- Two rookies make the good list

- Highly-touted players make the bad list

Sep 24, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) reacts
Sep 24, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) reacts / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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We have played three fantasy football games and whether you are 3-0, 0-3 or somewhere in between, things are starting to become clear in this NFL season. Patterns are forming and trends are building, giving fantasy managers a chance to give their roster a clear, honest look.

Here, you will read about 10 players. Five of these players are going to help carry you to a championship and the other five are going to be tough to win with. This will help guide you in some decisions this coming week.

Perhaps you can trade for one of these hot players or maybe, you can jettison one of these guys off of your team in a trade while you still can.

Kirk Cousins
Sep 24, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Player you want: Kirk Cousins

There are many players who don't necessarily win football games but will carry you in fantasy football. Jameis Winston had a season like that with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That's who Kirk Cousins is.

The Vikings are 0-3 and their quarterback cannot seem to get them into the winner's circle. But he is having a massive year statistically.

Cousins has passed for 1,075 yards with nine touchdowns to just two interceptions in those three games. I have him in my 16-team league and am reaping the rewards.

He also has some great weapons to get the ball to in Justin Jefferson, T.J. Hockenson, Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn. Vikings fans are frustrated, but fantasy owners should be jumping for joy if they have Captain Kirk.

Player you don't: Najee Harris

This is one of those guys who fantasy footballers love to defend, but he is clearly already declining. I get Trent Richardson vibes with this guy.

I have watched all three Steelers games this season and he just does not look good. His backup, Jaylen Warren, looks better. But if you are one of those that is going to hold onto Najee Harris waiting for him to get on track, you're going to regret it later.

In three games, he has a total of 139 yards rushing and just three receptions. If I had Harris in a dynasty league, I would be willing to take a second-round pick for him.