Week 5 Start em Just as a reminder these players will never be the elite players. This list is meant to help guide my followers set their lineups weekly.
QB – Ben Rothlisberger vs Atlanta Big Ben averages 10 more points at home vs road games. The Falcons have given up the 4th most fantasy points to QBs this season & allowed the 2nd most completions. The Steelers will have to throw a lot to keep pace with their own defense giving up points to Matt Ryan and the high scoring Falcons offense. This is projected to be the highest scoring game of the week and I expect there to be high scoring fantasy performances as well.
RB – TJ Yeldon at Kansas City With Fournette officially ruled out this week Yeldon will be getting the start vs the weak Chiefs defense. He’s been averaging 12 carries/game even with Fournette starting two of those games and has added PPR value on a team that’s 3rd heaviest in passing (averages 3.5 receptions/game). He’s a top 15 RB while Fournette is out, Chiefs defense has given up the most points to running backs this season.
TE – Eric Ebron at New England On an injury cursed Indy team Ebron finds himself as the top target Thursday night against the Patriots. He is 2nd only to Hilton in team targets, averaging 7.5/game. TY Hilton & Jack Doyle will be out tonight in a game where the Colts will need to throw a ton to keep pace with the Tom Brady led offense. With all the injury issues for TEs this season I expect Ebron to put up a top 6 performance among TEs. He is averaging 12.5 PPR fantasy points/game which would be a gift to fantasy owners this week with limited options. D/ST –
Titans D/ST @ Buf If you started the D/ST playing against the Bills every week this season you’d average 13.5 points/game. This would be good enough for the 2nd best D/ST in the league behind only the Chicago Bears (15 pts/game). The Titans have the 5th highest blitz rate and will be getting to Josh Allen early and often. Allen was sacked 7 times and threw 2 interceptions last week vs Green Bay. Look for the Titans to capitalize on the great matchup.
WR – Calvin Ridley at Pittsburgh He’s been the hottest WR over the last two weeks, scoring 5 TDs, 200 yards on 11 receptions. He could be considered a weekly boom or bust but he’s a must start this week against the Steelers defense who is among the leagues worst in covering receivers. You should be riding Ridley’s hot start to the season into week 5, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another big performance from the former Alabama All-Star!
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