Injuries Change Outlooks – Fantasy Football Week 5 Aww’s And Naw’s

Aww Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – Over the last two weeks, Winston has thrown for seven touchdowns and only two interceptions. He’s one of the hottest quarterbacks in fantasy right now so continue to ride with the hot hand until he cools off.


Gardner Minshew II, Jacksonville Jaguars (away vs. Carolina Panthers) – Here’s a fantasy fact: Minshew has more fantasy points than Aaron Rodgers through the first four weeks. He has poise like he’s been in the league for years, which makes him a deserving start this weekend against the Panthers.


Naw Quarterbacks

Daniel Jones, New York Giants (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – One of the hottest waiver wire pickups last week is a “Naw” this weekend against a tough Vikings’ defense. He’ll have wide receiver Golden Tate back from suspension, so good things will come ahead, just not this week.


Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Dallas Cowboys) – You are going to start Rodgers no matter what but I don’t think he’ll have great fantasy numbers with Davante Adams not playing.


Aww Running Backs

Sony Michel, New England Patriots (away vs. Washington Redskins) – The Patriots should have complete control of this game early. Michel should be able to get over 15 plus carries to control the clock.


Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans (home vs. Atlanta Falcons) – The Falcons’ defense has allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in three of four games. Hyde should have a field day running the ball.


Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. New York Jets) – Last week’s stellar performance against the Green Bay Packers put Howard back on the fantasy map and he should have an encore in this weekend’s matchup against the Jets.


Naw Running Backs

Matt Breida/Tevin Coleman/Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Who’s going to get the bulk of carries? Until I see who’s the bell cow now that running back Tevin Coleman is expected to be back, play it safe and wait a week.


Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders (home vs. Chicago Bears) – It’s hard to trust Jacobs this weekend against the Bears defense, who just shut down Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook last week.


Aww Wide Receivers

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – New starting quarterback Chase Daniel will be targeting Robinson a lot in this favorable matchup against the Raiders in London.


Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Browns’ quarterback Baker Mayfield has been targeting Landry heavily over the past two weeks. 49ers’ cornerback Richard Sherman should be sticking Odell Beckham Jr., which leaves Landry to have another great fantasy day.


Josh Gordon, New England Patriots (away vs. Washington Redskins) – We’ve been waiting for a breakout game from Flash and I feel this might be the one. The Redskins’ cornerbacks are not good.


Naw Wide Receivers

Terry McLaurin, Washington Redskins (home vs. New England Patriots) – Even though McLaurin maybe returning from his recent hamstring injury, the Redskins are likely starting rookie Dwayne Haskins. He’s going to have a hard time trying to pass the ball to McLaurin.


Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Buffalo Bills) – The Bills’ defense has contained opposing wide receivers this year. They will make it difficult for Davis to have a good game, especially if Tre’Davious White is guarding him.


Aww Tight Ends

Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Arizona Cardinals) – The Cardinals’ defense has allowed six touchdowns to tight ends in four weeks. Eifert should benefit from this.


Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Dallas Cowboys) – With wide receiver Davante Adams not playing this weekend, Graham should get a ton of targets and looked at more in the end zone.


Naw Tight Ends

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – Howard has been so disappointing to the point where he is getting dropped in leagues. He’s way too talented to play this poorly and should be benched this weekend against the Saints, who have only allowed one touchdown to a tight end this season.


Aww Team Defense

Tennessee Titans (home vs. Buffalo Bills) – With starting quarterback Josh Allen still in concussion protocol, Matt Barkley might get the start. That which makes the Titans a top defensive play this weekend.


Naw Team Defense

Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – In the last two games, the Ravens’ defense were in the negative in total fantasy points. Even with them facing Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers, I have no confidence in starting them this weekend.

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