Week 5 Fantasy Football Predictions

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 Photo via Jacob Kupferman

Photo via Jacob Kupferman

START EM’- NE QB Tom Brady; It’s crazy to think that Tom Brady and the Pats haven’t been in the conversation in fantasy due to the first three games that went under the radar. With Brady’s favorite target, Julian Edelman coming off a 4 week suspension, returning week 5 against the Colts. The Colts are 19th in the league against the pass allowing 377 yards per game. Brady is capable of matching those numbers easily Thursday night as the Colts continue to struggle.

SIT EM’- SEA QB Russell Wilson; Zero. That number represents how many TD’s he threw on Sunday win against the Cardinals. Wilson didn’t need to throw a TD to win with his RB Mike Davis putting up 101 yards and 2 TD’s. I see Dejavu @ the 12th man as Rams to continue to be a top 10 defense with 15th against the pass allowing 245 yards per game and 9th against the run allowing 86 yards per game. Wilson will get pressured and make mistakes but if the Rams defense don’t wrap up and contain Wilson and stop him from running the Rams will remain undefeated.

SLEEPER- SF QB C.J Beathard; It was “Better than I Thought” performance last Sunday lost against the Los Angeles Chargers. C.J threw 2 yards short of 300 with 2 TD and 2 INT. One of those interception was batted ball that happen to land in a defensive tackles hands. Honestly if that didn’t happen Beathard could’ve drove down the field with 3 minutes left and score a gaming winning TD/FG. It’s a HUGE risk but against a Cardinal D that allows 2nd to most rushing yards with 141 per game. The 49ers can establish the run that will open up the passing game. Beathard can have a game but it’s a risk.  

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Photo via Kyle Madson

START EM’- JAX RB T.J Yeldon; Was named starter now that Leonard Fournette is ruled out. Yeldon been on a trend as of late. We will mostly see T.J taking the workload of the running game and can also see him through the air that could rack up the Fantasy points. Also the Chiefs are giving up  105 rushing yards per game and 95 receiving yards per game and almost 2 TD’s against opposing running backs.

SIT EM’- WAS RB’s; With AP questionable with a sprained ankle week 3, Chris Thompson will take the helm of carries on Monday Night matchup. Thompson been pretty consistent every week contributing to the ground and air. The Saints been above average against the run only allowing 79 yards per game. With AP’s status not being revealed until later this week either way Redskins RB’s are gonna be climbing a uphill battle.

SLEEPER- TEN RB Dion Lewis; Wasn’t a big impact in the run game last Sunday’s contest vs OT win over Eagles. He is a great receiving and holds value to fantasy owners for that reason. He’s bond to have a good running game to addition to a good receiving outing. This week Lewis is up against a top 15 defense against the run only allowing 95 yards but 16th against the pass. So in conclusion Lewis will have a better game through the air and might have a big play.   

 Photo via Mark J Terrill

Photo via Mark J Terrill

START EM’- LAR WR Cooper Kupp; Kupp has been “above average” to say the least this season averaging 87 yards per game and a TD ¾ games this season. You would think Brandin Cooks would be outplaying but both are doing a great job dismantling defenses. The Seahawks are 7th vs the pass with only allowing only 205 yards. That won't stop Jared Goff from balling out in Seattle, the whole Rams offense will succeed including WIdeout Cooper Kupp.

SIT EM’-  CAR WR Devin Funchess; With only 16 receptions and 185 yards with 1 TD through 3 weeks, had bye last week, Funchess is only averaging 61 yards per game. This Sunday contest vs the  New York Giants that are 9th vs the air only averaging 228 yards per game which is good compared who they vs the first three week: Saints, Cowboys and Texans. I think Cam will check down to McCaffery more taking away Funchess’s looks.   

SLEEPER- ATL WR Calvin Ridley; SIX. Is the number of TDs Riley has on the year. This 23-year old ROOKIE, yes rookie, is lighting up fantasy football boards including mine. He’s been making his way up the roster with his performance of late. Being shut out of a rec, target and catch week 1 that didn't stop Riley from showing everyone who he is. In the ROTY conversion Riley is a BIG sleeper shadowed by ALL-PRO wideout Julio Jones. Calvin has big play potential also short check down receptions. 1. Pick him up 2. Start him 3. Thank me later.     

 Photo via Dan Pizzuta

Photo via Dan Pizzuta

START EM’- TEN DEF; Titans have shown they can go up against great teams beating both Eagles and Jaguars, which were both playoff teams last year, in their last two games. Titans do allow middle of the pack yardage both on the ground and air this season but get stops when needed only allowing 18 points a game which is 6th in their league.

SIT EM’- HOU DEF; Texans have been failing in people expectations falling to 1-3 this season. I see Houston falling 1-4 in primetime @ home. Cowboys are 4th rushing with 145 yards per game. Texans on the other hand only allow 96 yards per game which would give the Texans the advantage but the Texans haven’t been up against a elite RB like Elliot. Elliot is the leading rusher with 426 yards averaging 106 per game. Texans will have a hard time containing Zek and the cowboys.

SLEEPER- JAX DEF; Jacksonville have used the last 4 years building the defense they have now. If you see the match up you think I’m crazy to play Jax against the HOT Chiefs. Hear me out.. 1st in the following categories points allowed per game with 14, total yards per game allowed with 259 and passing yards allowed with 165 per game. Also top 10 against the run allowing 95 yards per game. With those stats and the fact that the Chiefs haven’t been up against a pass rushing team, expect Denver last week, the Jags can rush and CONTAIN Machomes from being as explosive as he been.

Questions:

  1. Who is your Fantasy MVP and your biggest Fantasy disappointment this year?  - @WavyRj Via Twitter

  2. Edelman is off suspension worth playing? - @AndrewMCarlton Via Twitter

  3.  Ted Ginn Jr, Tyler Lockett, Mohamed Sanu and Austin Ekeler. Which three should I start out of this four? - @mo_rice731 Via IG

  4. Who will have a better Fantasy performance Derek Carr or Philip Rivers? - @Anthony__02 Via Twitter