Fantasy Football: Week 5 Studs and Duds
After writing about Fantasy Football phenom Deshaun Watson the past two weeks I hope everyone knows he’s the real deal and should be owned and started in all leagues. As much as I’d like to write about him again after another 5 TD outing this past Sunday I will stop being so repetitive and hope everyone gets it by now. This weeks Studs and Duds is going to focus more on players that may have won you or lost you your match up.
Carson Wentz, QB Philadelphia Eagles: Wentz had a fantastic stat line Sunday racking up 27.3 fantasy points. After what he has managed to do in the first 5 weeks of the season I think he has cemented himself as a legitimate top 10 fantasy QB.
Leonard Fournette, RB Jacksonville Jaguars: If anybody was wondering if you can trust Fournette as a fantasy stud, you know your answer now. I’m going to admit that I thought Fournette was going to need more time to adjust to the NFL but his consistent play has turned me into a believer. With 181 yards and two TDs this past sunday I’m all aboard the Fournette express into fantasy wins week in and out.
Chris Hogan, WR New England Patriots: After Edelman went down in the preseason I personally thought Cooks was going to be the guy. Guess that’s just another thing I was wrong about going into the season. Hogan has become Brady’s favorite target racking up 5 TDs in the past 4 games and he’s a legitimate WR 1 for me in fantasy every week.
Ed Dickson, TE Carolina Panthers: Dickson finally took advantage of the Greg Olsen absence in the Panthers offense. Even though he didn’t get into the end zone, Dickson took all 5 of his targets for 175 yards. This produced a fantastic stat line for someone who was probably not started in a lot of leagues.
Russell Wilson, QB Seattle Seahawks: Going into this week my expectations for Wilson were low. The Rams play the Seahawks twice a year and always know how to keep the mobile QB down on the stat line. I think this is just an outlier for Wilson who is having a good Fantasy campaign this season. Look for him to bounce back in week 7 after Seattle’s bye week.
Todd Gurley, RB Los Angeles Rams: Similar to what I said about Wilson, the Seahawks know how to limit the rams offense. Gurley had a good start that was karate chopped short by the future hall of famer Earl Thomas when he actually karate chopped the ball out of Gurley’s hand stretching for the pile on. It was a fantastic play that excited me as a Seahawks fan, but as a Gurley fantasy owner I was sad that a touchdown turned into a fumble.
Amari Cooper, WR Oakland Raiders: I’m not sure what to say about Cooper other than he has been BAD. This game I guess you can blame on EJ Manuel, but not really. The past 3 weeks cooper has 4 catches for 23 yards. It’s getting harder and harder to start Cooper every week.
Jared Cook, TE Oakland Raiders: Cook was on his way to a decent game until he fumbled and essentially became irrelevant. I expect with Carr coming back, Cook will see a rise in points from the past two weeks.
Written By: Jon Tetreault ( @jtetreault13 )