Week 5 fantasy notes, sleepers, and bye week replacements

Green Bay Packers v Arizona Cardinals - Wild Card Round

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.

This entry was posted in Blog View, Fantasy Blitz by Kurt Backert. Bookmark the permalink.

About Kurt Backert

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...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

BOLD PREDICTIONS: Call Us Homers

Ravens hold Gio under 50 total yards and Jacoby Jones seals the game with a 4th quarter punt return. ~Ken Zalis Ravens get their first defensive TD of the year on an Andy Dalton interception and co...read more

Ravens @ Bengals Injury Report & Game Status

Game Status Ravens Out: TE Owen Daniels (knee); DE Chris Canty (wrist) Probable: T Eugene Monroe (knee); G Kelechi Osemele (knee); LB Daryl Smith (NIR); WR Steve Smith (NIR)   Cincinna...read more

Is This the Most Balanced Team in Franchise History?

Seven weeks into the 2014 season Ravens fans have a lot to be excited about. The team is off to one of their best starts in the John Harbaugh era and looks impressive on both sides of the ball. The...read more

RAVENS LINKS: Best Team in the AFC North

Why the Baltimore Ravens Are the Best Team in the AFC North With one of the most efficient offenses and one of the best defenses in the NFL, the metrics back up what many think: the Ravens are the ...read more

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ravens Dominate Bengals

BALTIMORE RAVENS 34 CINCINNATI BENGALS 3 11/30/08 Joe Flacco made his professional debut in Baltimore on September 7, 2008 against the Cincinnati Bengals, winning at M&T Bank Stadium by the scor...read more

View More