Friday, October 5, 2012

Week 5 Fantasy Football Hot n Not's


Philip Rivers – After 4 weeks Rivers is averaging 224 yards and 1.5 TD’s per game. In week 5 he goes on the road to face Drew Brees and the Saints.  The Saints are home and they are mad. This has all the ingredients of a high scoring affair. The Saints are allowing the 5th most fantasy points to QB’s.

Honorable mentions:  Christian Ponder and Alex Smith


Cedric Benson – Following week 4 the Green Bay coaching staff declared Benson their ‘work horse’ and that doesn’t figure to change against the Colts this week.  The Packers are clicking on offense and once they’ve got their lead, they figure to lean on Benson going up against a Colts Defense allowing the 8th most fantasy points to RB’s.

Michael Bush – Bush is facing the Jaguars and they allow the 3rd most fantasy points to RB’s and Forte may be rested should Chicago get up early.  With Bush’s goal line work against this bad run defense he could be a serviceable flex play.

Honorable mentions:  Ryan Mathews AND Jackie Battle


Domenik Hixon – Hakeem Nicks has been ruled out and Ramses Barden may not play due to concussion. Cleveland allows the 3rd most fantasy points to WR’s and Joe Haden is still out. He’s a rock solid flex play with WR2 upside.

James Jones – Greg Jennings has been ruled out and James Jones will start for one of the best QB’s in the league. Some people say he is inconsistent and point out his game against the Bears; however the whole Packers offense was “inconsistent” that night. Jones is solid flex with WR2 upside as well.

Honorable mentions:  Michael Crabtree and Robert Meachem


Kyle Rudolph – I’m looking for a bounce back game from Rudolph, who caught just 2 balls for 8 yards last week against Detroit. This week he faces the Titans and they allow the most fantasy points to TE’s.

Honorable mentions:  Joel Dreessen and Anthony Fasano



Michael Vick – Vick is facing the Steelers coming off their bye on the road. The Steelers get back Troy Polamulu and James Harrison. Steelers Defense has had 2 weeks to prepare after a bad loss to Raiders.

Watch out: Cam Newton 


Chris Johnson – CJhmmK had a blow out performance by his 2012 standards, but this week faces a Vikings defense that allows the 2nd fewest fantasy points to RB’s. I think Hasselbeck helps him, but it’s still the same O-line. I’d like to see them do it two weeks in a row.

Watch out: Maurice Jones-Drew and Panthers RB’s


Marques Colston – Lance Moore is not likely to play and the Chargers are limiting fantasy WR’s to the 10th fewest points.  With the Chargers focusing just on Jimmy Graham and Colston look for the receiving damage to be done by Darren Sproles.

Watch out: DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin


Antonio Gates – The Saints give up tons of points to WR’s and RB’s but they’ve allowed the fewest points to fantasy TE’s.

Watch out: Jermichael Finley