My team combined to have the poorest week so far this season. It didn't help that my opponent had Devonta Freeman and Philip Rivers. But this is a new week.
Here's a recap of Week 4's best performers and my Week 5 likes.
Week 4 Top Performers
QB – Philip Rivers (SD) –Rivers had his best outing of the season as he threw for 358 yards with three interceptions and zero turnovers.
RB – Devonta Freeman (ATL) –Three rushing touchdowns and at least 140 yards from scrimmage in two straight games. Wow.
WR – Vincent Jackson (TB) – Jackson used to be a top-five scorer among WRs each and every week. But a 10-reception, 147-yard and one score game proves he's still a gamer.
TE – Charles Clay (BUF) –He was one of my top-three TEs last week. He didn't disappoint. Clay totaled 111 yards on nine receptions.
Defense/Special Teams (DET) –The Lions fell to 0-4 on the season, but their defense and special teams units combined for six sacks, three turnovers and one touchdown.
K – Cairo Santos (KC) –Santos was 7-of-7 on field goals, including three from 30 , two from 40 and two from 50 . He scored all of the Chiefs' points.
Week 5 Likes:
(NE) Tom Brady at Dallas –Brady has thrown for at least 288 yards and two scores in every game this season. The Cowboys have given up at least 285 passing yards and two scores in their last two games.
(DEN) Peyton Manning at Oakland –Opposing QBs have thrown for at least two scores and 269 yards in each game this season vs. Oakland. Manning has struggled this season, but the numbers are in his favor.
(CHI) Jay Cutler at Kansas City –The Chiefs have given up the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season, and have allowed 11 passing touchdowns in four games. Jay, your call.
(PIT) Le'Veon Bell at San Diego –Bell is back, and he looks better than ever. That's scary. And San Diego has allowed at least 100 rushing yards in three straight games.
(NE) Dion Lewis at Dallas –The key here is yards from scrimmage. I think Lewis will get plenty of those. Dallas' defense has allowed 80 fantasy points in the last two weeks to opposing RBs.
(BAL) Justin Forsett vs. Cleveland –The Browns have given up the 25th most points to opposing RBs. Forsett had his best game of the season last week. This is the perfect matchup for Baltimore.
(HOU) DeAndre Hopkins vs. Indianapolis –The Texans are about to face a team that has given up at least 200 yards and one score to opposing WRs in the last three games. Enter Hopkins.
(CHI) Alshon Jeffery at Kansas City –Like I mentioned above, the Chiefs' pass defense is bad. Chicago's offense is bad, too, but something has to give.
(JAX) Allen Robinson at Tampa Bay –Robinson has put together a decent season so far. Tampa Bay's pass defense has given up the 22nd most points to opposing WRs.
(NE) Rob Gronkowski at Dallas – The Cowboys give up an average of eight fantasy points per game to opposing TEs. Gronk hasn't recorded less than 94 yards in a game so far this season.
(SD) Antonio Gates vs. Pittsburgh –Gates returns after his suspension to face a team that gives up an average of 8.7 points to opposing TEs per game.
(CLE) Gary Barnidge at Baltimore –Safe to say I've never had Barnidge on my likes for a week, but he's scored in two straight games with at least 75 receiving yards in that span.
Denver at Oakland –The Broncos' defense/special teams group has scored at least 10 points in every game this season.
Atlanta vs. Washington –Bottom line, Washington's offense is not good, and Atlanta is at home, looking to go 5-0.
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay –I know. This is really reaching. But the Jaguars face a turnover machine in Jameis Winston this Sunday.
(BAL) Justin Tucker vs. Cleveland –Tucker is one of the best in the business. He makes at least three this game.
(KC) Cairo Santos vs. Chicago –Santos seems to be the Chiefs' best offensive weapon.
(PIT) Chris Boswell at San Diego –The Steelers 4th kicker since the start of training camp will have an impressive NFL debut.