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Week 5 fantasy notes, sleepers, and bye week replacements

Fantasy Week 5 fantasy notes, sleepers, and bye week replacements

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Week 5

Cowboys, Lions, Raiders, and Buccaneers have the bye this week

Dolphins at Bengals – Bengal secondary is a weakness, Dolphin wide receiver Davone Bess is averaging 5 receptions and 74 yards a game.

Packers at Colts – With Greg Jennings missing, James Jones is a good play against the Colts who have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to wide receivers.

Ravens at Chiefs – WR Jonathan Baldwin is seeing more passes than Steve Breaston, while the Ravens have allowed the fourth most passing yards.

Titans at Vikings – Viking quarterback Christian Ponder is facing a Titans pass defense that has allowed ten scoring throws, intercepted just one pass, and against which quarterbacks are completing 75.3% of their passes.

Falcons at Redskins – Redskin wide receiver Leonard Hankerson will have a solid fantasy day although the defensive statistics say not to play any Redskins.

Browns at Giants – With Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barton missing this week, Domenick Hixon will be facing a Browns secondary that is allowing the second most fantasy points to wide receivers.

Eagles at Steelers – Sit everybody, final score, Steelers 3, Eagles 2.

Seahawaks at Panthers – Panthers are terrible against the pass, just a gut feeling here but Russell Wilson will be in the top ten for fantasy quarterbacks this week.

Bears at Jaguars – Jaguars are 30th against the run, allowing 150.2 yards a game and 4.3 yards a carry, and while the Bears want to limit running back Matt Forte’s touches, this is another great match up for Michael Bush.

Broncos at Patriots – Rematch of the first game in AFL history, September 9, 1960, a 13-10 Broncos win in Boston. Broncos TE Jacob Tamme is flying way below the radar screen but faces a Patriots pass defense that is allowing the second most fantasy points to TE’s – start him.

Bills at 49ers – San Francisco has allowed a touchdown to the TE in three of four games in 2012, and Bills TE Scott Chandler, in his last eighteen games has scored ten touchdowns.

Chargers at Saints – Start San Diego running back Jackie Battle, as he is now at the top of their depth chart, he has 4 touchdowns, averaged 5 yards a carry,  in three games has totaled 250 yards, and the Saints have allowed the most points to fantasy running backs.

Houston at Jets – The Jets are simply confused, they have allowed 140 yards a game on the ground and have allowed two different running backs to score against them their last two games, start Houston running back Ben Tate.

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Kurt Backert

About Kurt Backert

Kurt's passion for the game began in the 60's watching the Colts on TV and at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. He began following the statistics of not only his beloved Colts but also those of the Colts opponents, with a keen eye on Vince Lombardi's Packers. His thirst for and attention to statistical detail would eventually lead Kurt on a journey to the world of fantasy football in the late 1980's where he's captured more titles than John Wooden's UCLA Bruins   Kurt carries a distinction that no other fan of the NFL can boast about.  He is the reigning NFL National Trivia Champion and he credits his Dad for passing on such passion for the game, something Kurt also hopes to pass along to his 9-year-old son. More from Kurt Backert
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