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Fantasy Flash Week 5: Pickups, starts and sits



Sam Bradford – Most people maybe down on Bradford right now after how horrible he played last week, but he’s facing Jacksonville. They have given up the 7th most points to fantasy QBs this year.

Terrelle Pryor – It looks like after the last minute scratch last week, Pryor will be able to start this week. He’ll face a defense in SD that has given up more points to opposing QBs than any other team.


LeGarrette Blount –It looks like the Pats will use him as their closer late in games. He’s also a good option for them at the goal line with his big body. He is more valuable in TD only leagues.

Danny Woodhead – If you didn’t get him last week when I had him here, you may be too late, but if Woodhead is still on your FA list, get him now, he’s a steady resource, especially in PPR..

Willis McGahee – As I said last week, McGahee is getting better every week. His 1st week he had 9 yards, last week he had 46 yards. I can see him approaching the 70 yard mark this week.


Terrence Williams – I have no trust in the oft-injured Miles Austin, so I’m getting his replacement. Williams had a good game last week, sans, fumble with 71 yards. He should produce similar numbers this week.

Ashlon Jeffery – Jeffery had the best game of .his young career last week with 134 total yards, a TD, and a 2pt conversion. He won’t duplicate that this week, but hold onto him for the future.

Charles Clay – He has been a steady producer for the 3-1 Dolphins. He has gotten at least 40 yards receiving in every game and has chipped in 2 TDs in their 4 games. He’s much underrated right now.


St Louis – It almost hurts me to write this since the Rams are not good, but Jacksonville is so bad, at this point, you have to start whatever defense faces them, especially why Gabbert is still the starter.

Carolina – I really like the Panthers as a sleeper defense this week, Arizona has a questionable line and Palmer just seems to love throwing to the other team’s jersey. Plus Carolina defense isn’t that bad.

Starts: (outside of top 10 players of that position):


Philip Rivers – Talk about a turnaround. Rivers has gone from being a joke, to now being a solid every week starter. Against a bad Oakland defense, he should be good for 280 yards and 2 TDs.

Michael Vick – If there was any team for the Eagles to get back into gear against, it would be the Giants. They have given up the 6th most points to QBs and have given up a league high 36.5 point per game.


Maurice Jones-Drew – It maybe the only time I have him in the “Start” list this year, but if there’s any week to ever start Jones-Drew, it’s this week. Rams have allowed more points to RBs than any other team.

Eddie Lacy – He is said to be fully recovered from the concussion a few weeks ago. He will now be in a very high scoring game against the Lions who struggle against RBs in fantasy this year.


Josh Gordon – I said Buffalo struggles against fast WRs and even though they won, Torrey Smith still had a good game. I expect Gordon to torch them even worse than Smith did last week.

Justin Blackmon – I know it will be very weird starting him since it’s his 1st game of the year, but I think we saw what Gordon did in his 1st game and the same could be true for Blackmon. They need weapons.


Greg Olsen – You want a TD from your TE? Then play the one playing against Arizona. They have given up the 2nd most points to TEs in the league and Olsen is 1 of Cam Newton’s 2 favorite targets.



Jay Cutler – The Saints have drastically improved their defense with the addition of Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator. They have dominated the QBs they have faced this year.

Andy Dalton – Dalton, and the entire Bengal team, showed their youth last week, losing to a very winnable road game in Cleveland. Expect the Pats to try to confuse the young signal caller..


CJ Spiller – One, he’s hurt, two, he’s going against the team that has allowed the 2nd least points to RBs in the league, and third, Thursday night games have been ugly and not very well played this year.

DeAngelo Williams – The one thing that the Cardinals do well is stopping the run, only giving up 75 yards a game. Combine that with Newton and Tolbert taking goal line carries and it makes D-Will a bad start.


Torrey Smith – Miami is the opposite of Buffalo. They will let you chip away underneath all day, but they will take away the deep ball. The Ravens don’t have a Jimmy Graham to just throw it up to.

Reggie Wayne – Wayne will be mostly flanked by Sherman, so it should be an interesting matchup, but I see Indy mostly turning to the ground game to counter Seattle’s elite secondary.


Martellus Bennett – As I said earlier, the Saints have a reformed defense and their starting safety, Vaccaro, is 1 of the best young safeties in the game. Bennett is more of a high end #2 TE than a #1..

That is your Fantasy Football Flash Week 5 info.

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