The 3 Point Conversion Presents: Fantasy Football’s “Aww’s” And “Naw’s” For Week 5

Raphael Haynes
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[author image=”” ]Vincent “The Fantasy Juru”, Atlanta, GA[/author]




Aww Quarterbacks

Phillip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – Rivers has a Monday night matchup against the Steelers, who have allowed 25 plus fantasy points to two out of their first four quarterbacks they’ve faced. Should be a great matchup.

Eli Manning, New York Giants (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Perfect matchup due to the 49ers, in 2 road games this season, San Francisco has given up 340 passing yards a game and five touchdowns. Also Manning has thrown 7 total touchdowns in the past 3 games. Roll on him while he’s hot!!

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – This is not a bad matchup for Cousins, which is a nice bye week replacement this weekend. He should be throwing a lot against the 30 th ranked Falcons pass defense.


Naw Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – The Seahawks has only given up an average of 13 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. It might be a difficult game Sunday for the Bengals.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – The Lions schedule has been gruesome from Denver, to Seattle, and now tough Arizona. The Cardinals defense has also just surrendered 13 points per game this season.


Aww Running Backs

Davonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons (home vs Washington Redskins) – Back to back three touchdown games for Freeman, who is looking to add more with a good matchup at home against Washington. Start him while he’s hot!!!

T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars (away vs. Tampa Bay Bucs) – Yeldon has been a true workhouse so far in four games (3rd most rushing attempts in the NFL this season). Yeldon has a great matchup against Tampa Bay, who have allowed over 20 points per game to opposing running backs in three out of four games this season.

Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – FINALLY Forsett had a great game last week and should continue this Sunday against the Browns, who have allowed the third most rushing yards to opposing running backs this season.



Naw Running Backs

Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers (away vs. New York Giants) – Hyde was a fantasy beast in week 1 and from week 2 through week 4 has been a major disappointment. The Giants have allowed the fewest rushing yards and just two rushing touchdowns this season. If Eli goes off and the Giants have a comfortable lead, Hyde will suffer in the 49ers offense.

Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions (home vs. Arizona Cardinals) – I know some of you are thinking – “Todd Gurley ran all over Arizona last week so why do you think Ameer won’t?” Well…Ameer is not Todd Gurley and the Rams have an offensive line. Plus the Cardinals only allowed one rushing touchdown this season, which makes Ameer less attractive.


Aww Wide Receivers

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Bucs (home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Evans was a top 10 wide receiver going into this season but battled injuries. Now I know Jameis has a good repor with Vincent Jackson, but I think Evans will make an impact this week.

Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans (home vs. Buffalo Bills) – Wright has an average of 90 yards and a touchdown in two of three games with Marcus Mariota and the Bills have struggled with short yardage players like him. A good bye week replacement.

Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs (home vs. Chicago Bears) – Maclin is having a great fantasy season so far with 19 receptions in the past two weeks, which is tops in the league. He plays a Bears defense, who has given up eight touchdowns to opposing wide receivers.


Naw Wide Receivers

Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (home vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Tate has been a disappointment so far with just an average of 60 yards in his 1st four games and zero touchdowns. He faces a stingy Cardinals defense and I don’t like the way Stafford is playing right now so if you have other options, sit Tate this week.

Martavis Bryant (away vs. San Diego Chargers) – Yes, he’s BACK, but don’t insert Bryant into your lineups yet. Vick is still the quarterback and he’s not the mobile quarterback he once was. Once Ben Roethlisberger comes back, then that’s a different story.


Aww Tight Ends

Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – Clay has been the best tight end in fantasy over the last three weeks, with over 100 yards and or touchdown. He’s currently the fourth best fantasy tight end right now and is playing the Titans, who gives up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – Gates is off his four game suspension and is at home against the Steelers, who has surrendered the second most receiving touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. Stevie Johnson and Malcom Floyd currently are battling injuries so this is the perfect time for Philip Rivers favorite target to come back.


Naw Tight Ends

Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears (away vs. Kansas City) – Yes, I know he was one of my “Aww’s” last week and you probably don’t have a choice to go with another tight end, but here’s my spill – The Chiefs have allowed just one touchdown to opposing tight ends in the past 10 games.

Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams (away vs. Green Bay Packers) – Cook led the Rams in receptions in their first two games, but since then has fell off the radar. In fact, he’s scored just 2.8 fantasy points combined in the last two weeks, which is sad. Cook faces a Packers defense, who allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this season.


Aww Team Defense

Buffalo Bills (away vs. Tennessee Titans) – If my beloved Buffalo Bills rush Marcus Mariota like they suppose to do this Sunday, it’ll be turnover city, which Buffalo has nine takeaways this season. They will have to air it out, because Tennessee has no running game.


Naw Team Defense

St. Louis Rams (away vs. Green Bay Packers) – They have no answer for Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are just too good at home.

Raphael Haynes

Atlanta, GA

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