Let’s take a look at who you should start and sit in fantasy football this weekend.
The Buccaneers were the first team to give the Rams elite, brick wall defense a tough time. Tampa Bay defeated the Los Angeles Rams 55-40. Using two or three Buccaneers may be a great idea this week.
FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 5
1. Chris Godwin- Tampa Bay- Receiver: Get used to seeing Godwin put up back stats. This is just his third season but he is catching up to Mike Evans in terms of production. He tallied 842 receiving yards last season and already accumulated 386 yards this season. He hauled in four touchdowns passes this year. Godwin is on pace to shatter his career-best seven touchdown receptions. He caught 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns last week against the Rams.
My Projection- 102 receiving yards, two touchdowns
2. Jameis Winston- Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Quarterback: Winston dominated the Rams defense last week throwing for 385 yards and four touchdowns. He threw one interception but fantasy owners probably didn’t care. Winston looked like he was back on track.
My Projection- 315 passing yards, three touchdown passes
3. Nick Chubb- Cleveland Browns- Running Back: Head Coach Freddie Kitchens obviously made Chubb a bigger part of the game plan. Browns fans were surely pleased about this as well as fantasy owners. Chubb carried the ball 20 teams for 165 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry. He hauled in three passes as well. The Browns play the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football so expect Chubb to have another dominant performance.
My Projection- 111 rushing yards, two touchdowns
4. Wayne Gallman- New York Giants- Running Back: Gallman was the ultimate fantasy sleeper last week and he may have saved some fantasy owners who lost Saquon Barkley. Gallman scored two touchdowns, rushed for 63 yards, and caught 6 passes for 55 yards. He scored a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown. The dual-threat Gallman could do even more this week. However, Gallman sustained a neck injury so make sure he is available to play.
My Projection: 75 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 4 receptions, 60 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown.
1. David Johnson- Arizona Cardinals- Running Back: Let’s hear the “boos”. Johnson was a projected top seven running back but he showed a lack of consistency so far. Perhaps Johnson will break out of the cold spell but it would be wise to start a backup running back until he gets going again.
2. Kenyan Drake- Miami Dolphins- Running Back: Drake was a late-round pick for fantasy owners that favored a strong group of receivers over two dominant running backs. However, Drake did little to nothing in the first four weeks.
3. Tyler Boyd- Cincinnati Bengals- Wide Receiver: Boyd is probably a starter on some fantasy teams right now because of all of the injuries. However, the Bengals couldn’t even generate much against the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. Although Boyd gave the 49ers a tough time on September 15, he didn’t much after that.
4. Jacoby Brissett- Indianapolis Colts- Quarterback: Brissett was a popular waiver-wire pickup after Andrew Luck retired. However, the passing yards are inconsistent. He gets 2 to three touchdowns per game but the passing yards don’t justify starting Brissett.
Deebo Samuel– San Francisco 49ers- Wide Receiver: Everyone probably thought it be Tight End Ricky Seals-Jones of the Browns but let’s hold off on that for now. Samuel isn’t getting a ton of receptions so look for San Francisco to give him more pass-catching opportunities. He averages 13.4 yards per reception and it was well known that Samuel was a special teams threat for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
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