15 New England
12 New York Giants
7 Green Bay
2 New Orleans
14 New England
12 Green Bay
3 New York Giants
Week 5 Points and Results
JGood: 43 pts (5-9) record; Overall: 316 pts (36-41)
D.Reed: 62 pts (7-7) record; Overall: 404 pts (45-32)
HOT OR NOT 🔥❄️ (D.Reed)
Marcus Mariota (Tennessee @ Cleveland)
Marcus Mariota finally put together the game that his fantasy owners have patiently waiting for!!! Mariota was a mistake-free, duel threat last week on the road against the Dolphins, tossing 3 scores and rushing for a fourth!!! This Sunday, Mariota and company host the winless Cleveland Browns in a matchup made in heaven!! I think it’s a safe bet that Mariota will continue to let the good times roll this week at home against one of the poorer defensive units in the league!!!
Russell Wilson (Atlanta @ Seattle)
Fresh off a bye, Russell Wilson gets a matchup against a 4-1 Atlanta Falcons team that just bested the defending champs, the Denver Broncos!!! Atlanta spoiled rookie QB Paxton Lynch’s first career start last week but. . .Russell Wilson isn’t a rookie!!! Wilson had an extra week of rest to heal his ankle injury, and I expect Wilson and company to come out with “guns blazing”!!! Atlanta comes in surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season which makes this matchup even sweeter!!!
DeMarco Murray (Tennessee @ Cleveland)
This is one of the best matchups on the board this week!!! Cleveland is giving up 119.3 rushing yards per game this season, and I expect this week to be no different. I also expect that Tennessee will try to establish a lead early and try to “milk” the clock with plenty of carries from Murray!! I foresee Murray running wild in this one!!!
Christine Michael (Atlanta @ Seattle)
I am a huge Christine Michael fan, and I’ve been high on him all season. I believe that he has a very exploitable matchup at home this week against Atlanta!!! Atlanta has allowed 4.3 yards per carry, and Michael will more than likely have a great day in the Seattle backfield wether carrying or receiving!!! Over the last few games during Thomas Rawls’ injury, Michael has been used heavily in Darrell Bevell’s offense!! With Michael’s huge workload, I expect for him be in for a very solid outing!!! Be sure to get Micheal in your lineups this week!!!
Kelvin Benjamin (Carolina @ New Orleans)
Benjamin had a subpar outing against Tampa Bay with Derek Anderson under center last week ,and he looks to make amends against a New Orleans defense who can’t seem to stop anyone!!! If Cam Newton starts, Benjamin should be in for a stellar day in what seems to be a high scoring affair!!! Benjamin could find paydirt on more than one occasion this week!!!!
Doug Baldwin (Atlanta @ Seattle)
Doug Baldwin has been pretty inconsistent this season and yet, still quite affective. Over the past 2 years, Baldwin has established himself as the primary target in Seattle’s passing attack. This week, Russell Wilson’s favorite target is up against an Atlanta defense who has surrendered a league-high 14 touchdowns via the pass this season!!! This matchup has all the makings of a productive outing for Baldwin!!!
Martellus Bennett (Cincinnati @ New England)
I thought that Martellus Bennett’s production would take a huge dip with Rob Gronkowski working his way back to full strength but boy was I wrong! Bennett is coming off a career game where he grabbed 3 TDs on 6 receptions for 67 yards!!! Both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick confirmed that they would love to utilize their dual TE sets more often. I’m not saying that they would automatically get back to the Gronk and Aaron Hernandez glory days, but it’ll definitely be worth keeping an eye on going forward!! Bennett draws a matchup against a Cincinnati defense who has been great against tight ends, but I still believe Bennett will prevail!!!
Buffalo (vs San Francisco)
San Francisco has turned the ball over at least one time in every game this year and are coming off a Thursday performance where Blaine Gabbert was sacked a whopping seven times!!! (So much for ball control!!!) Buffalo has 17 sacks and 11 Take always this season and have been playing lights out as of late!! I expect for Buffalo’s defense to have a great game against such a turnover prone ball club!!!
Phillip Rivers (San Diego @ Denver)
Phillip Rivers has been solid this season despite losing many of his top targets for the year to season-ending injuries. This week, Rivers has a brutal matchup on that road against one of the leagues best defenses in the Denver Broncos!!! Rivers averaged 11.5 fantasy points against Denver last year and I don’t see much of an improvement this week!! Rivers may very well have an average game because I expect them to trail early and abandon the run to chuck it a ton, but I wouldn’t bank on superior production against Von Miller and company.
Jeremy Hill (Cincinnati @ New England)
Jeremy Hill has been quite the fantasy disappointment this season!! Hill has one great game on his 2016 resumé and that was against the Denver Broncos where he ran for 97 yards and two scores!! Hill also failed to top the century mark on the ground in every game so far this season!! This week, Hill has a meeting in Foxborough against the Patriots who are allowing the ninth fewest rushing yards and only two rushing TDs to RBs this season!! This matchup doesn’t bode well for someone so touchdown dependent as Hill.
Travis Benjamin (San Diego @ Denver)
It’ll be difficult to trust any WR against Denver’s stout secondary. Denver has allowed only three receivers to gain more than 50 yards this season!!! San Diego is still without a clear cut number one wideout therefore, it makes anyone in their receiving corp that much difficult to trust. Hopefully you have better options at this week because starting a WR from San Diego can be extremely risky!!!
Dwayne Allen (Indianapolis @ Houston)
Dwayne Allen finally had a great showing in week 5 to the tune of 6 catches for 50 yards and a score!! Allen has a tough matchup against a Texans defense that has held every TE in check so far this season!!! A tough matchup on the road plus Allen’s inconsistency all year earns him a spot on this week’s “Not” list!!! I believe that Allen will become more reliable as the weeks go on but this isn’t one of those weeks!!!
Miami (vs Pittsburgh)
After a pretty good week one on the road in Seattle, the Miami Dolphin defense has been downright awful!!! This week, Miami is hosting one of the highest scoring offenses in the league in the Pittsburgh Steelers,and I don’t believe there is much that they can do to slow down such a high octane offense!! Let the poor play continue for the Miami Dolphins D!!!
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