Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fantasy Football Week 5

(Bye)r Beware With the Vikings and Steelers coming back from across the pond and getting a week to get over the jet lag that means that many will be without a franchise back for a week as Adrian Peterson will be out for the week, and is the featured back in 100% of the leagues. Even more players will be disarmed this week and Big Ben will also be on the sidelines after a week abroad, a starting quarterback in 75% of the leagues, as will RG3 (whom may have needed the week off to get back on track) but was also taken in 100% of the leagues so many will be looking for the next Bryan Hoyer that can picked up on the wavier wire. If you want a sneaky tip, start Eli Manning if you have him or pick him up off the scrap pile as many have given up on him (available in 44% of leagues) as he has thrown 13 Touchdown passes vs. 2 interceptions in 4 home games versus the Eagles and the Eagles have allowed an average of 23 fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Phillip Rivers should also have a good game against the Raiders if you’re questioning weather or not to give him the start. Ben's Breakout Player- Dez Bryant WR , Dallas Cowboys This weeks Breakout Player is WR Dez Bryant of the Cowboys. Bryant goes up against the a Denver Broncos defense that is allowing 316 passing yards on average to opponents this season, so you can expect Bryant to come away with the majority of those yards. Coming off a disappointing loss last week to the Chargers where he had six catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns on nine targets, Dez will look to continue his touchdown streak! Sy Su's Sleeper: Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars Some of you may say "Who?" especially since he has literally done nothing this season since he's been serving a drug suspension for the first four weeks--but I am high (no pun intended) on the return of second-year receiver Justin Blackmon of the Jaguars. In his rookie campaign, the first-rounder caught 64 passes for 865 yards with four touchdowns, including an especially impressive final month that featured at least six catches and 80 yards per game with two total TDs. Don't get too excited, yet! This success is credit to QB Chad Henne, who is now designated as backup to Blaine Gabbert, despite Gabbert throwing FIVE interceptions and ZERO scores on the year. Blackmon is a must-pickup this week but don't start him with these low expectations until Henne is once again named the starter. With Henne, Blackmon has the potential to be as good a WR2 for your roster but till the change, keep him on your bench as a WR4 or FLEX, if needed. Bailey's Bench 'Em: Ray Rice & CJ Spiller. Rice only gained 17 total yards last week and was a little dinged up. The addition of Eugene Munroe at tackle will help, but not in a matter of days. Spiller has only rushed for over 78yds once & still hasn't scored a TD this season. Enough said for both top ten fantasy draft picks that have been frustrating fantasy owners.

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