Fantasy Football 3 IN/OUT week 5

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-   Week  5 –

Each week, the FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT will not include players that are locks for your starting rosters, just the ones that are considered “fringe” starters and may be outside the TOP 10 at each position.

They are the ones that you may have on the bench or ones that you can find on the waiver wire. Either way, they are the players we think will have a big game for you this week and players that have a tough row to hoe. They are the ones you want to start and players you need to bench. This week we will talk about 6 players that will help or hurt your team in week 5, and a bonus DST that you can plug and play. As always, it’s followed by a great recipe, this time it’s Lemon Zested Snack Mix.

 

Lets get to it.

 

 

 

Week 5

QBRBWRTE
Aaron RodgersJamaal CharlesCalvin JohnsonJimmy Graham
Peyton ManningLeSean McCoyBrandon MarshallJordan Cameron
Drew BreesMatt ForteDez BryantJulius Thomas
Eli ManningMarshawn LynchVictor CruzJason Witten
Michael VickReggie BushJordy NelsonRob Gronkowski
Matthew StaffordDeMarco MurrayJulio JonesAntonio Gates
Tony RomoArian FosterDemaryius ThomasTony Gonzalez
Matt RyanFrank GoreDeSean JacksonVernon Davis
Tom BradyRay RiceRandall CobbGreg Olsen
Cam NewtonGiovani BernardA.J. GreenJared Cook

 

 

 -WEEK  5 -

(Byes: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington)

click here for TV & Radio listings 

 

Thursday, October 3rd

Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns, 8:25

 

Sunday, October 6th

New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears, 1 

New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals, 1

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers, 1

Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts, 1 

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, 1

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 1

Jacksonville Jaguars at St. Louis Rams, 1

Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans, 1

 

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05

Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25

 

 

Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers, 8:30

 

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders, 11:30 PM ET

 

Monday, October 7th 

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons, 8:40

 

Here is a handy NFL Schedule Grid you can refer to throughout the season…

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FANFOOD 3 IN/OUT Week 5

 

For most leagues, your team needs at least 110 points to have a chance of winning. You never want to concern yourself with what your opponent is doing, just aim to get to this number, hope for more and let the chips fall where they may. To reach this goal you will need (at minimum) 12 points from each of your staring skill positions, over 20 from your QB, more than a few from your kicker and at least 11 from your defense. This is the threshold for the IN/OUT predictions.

Here are the basic league settings that we are basing our predictions on…

 

Roster:
QB,2WR,2RB,TE,FLEX (w/r/t), K, DST
Settings:
offensedefense
TDs=6 pts0 pts allowed=10
passing=25 yds/pt2-6=7
receiving=10 yds/pt7-13=4
rushing=10 yds/pt14-20=1
reception=1 pt21-27=0
28-34=-1
35+=-4
Sack=2
INT=2
fumble=2
TD=6
safety=2
blocked kick=5
Return Yds=50 yds/pt

 

 

 

 

EDDIE LACY vs DET

 

from juanelway:
Eddie Lacy is fully recovered from his concussion and is ready to roll following his bye week. The Lions are giving up nearly 22 points a game to opposing RBs. I’m starting him with confidence as a strong RB2 this week.
 
from fftoolbox:
The Green Bay Packers were very high on their 2013 2nd round pick – Eddie Lacy – going into the season and were even happier after week one. Despite being down all game, Lacy totaled 72 yards and one touchdown. Unfortunately he suffered a concussion early in week two and missed the game in week three. Lacy has gotten the go ahead to practice in full and with James Starks likely out this week, Lacy will be full steam ahead. I wouldn’t be that worried about Lacy sharing the load with fellow rookie Jonathan Franklin – who will likely only be used as a change of pace. If you need help at running back or flex, Lacy makes for a good start this week.
 
from profootballtalk:
The Packers are running thin at running back lately, so it’s good that their rookies are learning lessons.
Eddie Lacy said he won’t be leaving his feet in hopes of extra yardage, after suffering his first career concussion while trying to dive in Week Two against the Redskins. Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather was fined $42,000 that week.“I don’t see me jumping like that anymore, unless it’s from the 5 or something like that,” Lacy said, via Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Lacy hasn’t played since then, but returned to practice Wednesday, and they need him in the absence of James Starks (knee). “I feel a lot better, and anytime you get a chance to get back on the field you’re going to be excited about that,” Lacy said. “I’m just taking it one day at a time, still getting in the playbook, going through the process, and I’ll be happy when I get to play.”

 

FANFOOD Says: Start him over Bilal Powell, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno.

 

 

JOSH GORDON vs BUF

 

from juanelway:
Gordon is a freak and will be tough for the Bills backups to have a chance at covering this Thursday night. The Bills are giving up nearly 33 points a game to opposing WRs, so look for a monster game this week Flash.
 
from by Nando Di Fino | CBSsports Senior Fantasy Writer:
Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon came out of suspension swinging — he has 217 yards and a touchdown on 14 receptions. In just two games, Gordon has more receiving yards than T.Y. Hilton and James Jones; more receptions than Dwayne Bowe; and more targets (28) than Hakeem Nicks, Steve Smith, and Mike Wallace.
Gordon gets to face off against Buffalo in Week 5, and the Bills have allowed the second-most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, fueled by the yielding of seven touchdowns in four games to wideouts. Four receivers have gone over 100 yards and six have caught touchdown passes. In the last two weeks, the Bills have allowed 166 receiving yards to Torrey Smith and 154 yards to Santonio Holmes; both scored touchdowns. If Jairus Byrd can somehow make it back for the Thursday night game, things may change a bit in Buffalo’s favor, but likely not enough to really hurt Gordon’s value. He’s set up for a nice game in Week 5 and should be started in most formats.
 
from yahoo:
Fielding arguably the NFL’s most banged-up secondary, Buffalo is getting tormented by enemy receivers. Some wideout stat lines against the Bills through four weeks: Torrey Smith 5-166-1; Santonio Holmes 5-154-1; Stephen Hill 3-108-1; Ted Ginn 3-62-1, Danny Amendola 10-104, Julian Edelman 7-79-2. Despite a slow Week 4 game, I’d be awfully hard pressed to bench Josh Gordon based on these numbers. … The Browns essentially have no running game, so OC Norv Turner has allowed Brian Hoyer to take a whopping 98 dropbacks through two starts. Hoyer has played with aggressiveness and delivers quickly, mitigating opposing pass rush. “He’s got that gunslinger mentality,” ESPN tape guru Ron Jaworski observed of Hoyer. “He’s not gonna check it down. I like a guy who’s willing to take chances.”

 

FANFOOD Says: Start him with confidence over WRs like Anquan Boldin, Roddy White and Steve Smith.

 

ROBERT WOODS  @ CLE

 

from fftoolbox:
Slowly but surely, Robert Woods is becoming the go-to receiver for the Buffalo Bills, having played more snaps then Stevie Johnson in the last two games and also being targeted 18 times – catching six of them for 115 yards and one touchdown (he caught a 2nd touchdown, but it was ridiculously called back). With each game that passes, it appears that Woods and fellow rookie quarterback EJ Manuel are more and more in sync. Look for that to continue to grow this week as the Bills face the Browns on Thursday night, where stud corner Joe Haden will be locking down Stevie Johnson. This should leave more open looks for Woods. If you need a flex or low end WR3, Woods might just be your guy.
 
from rotoworld:
Robert Woods played more snaps than Stevie Johnson for the second straight week in Sunday’s win over the Ravens. Woods played every single snap against the Jets in Week 3 and then played on 80-of-84 in Week 4. Johnson is still playing the vast majority of snaps, but Woods just never takes a rest. The second-round rookie continues to impress and came very close to a two-touchdown day against the Ravens. If E.J. Manuel can sustain some consistency as the year moves along,
 
from by Nando Di Fino | CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer:
Bills wide receiver Robert Woods is coming off the best game of his career — four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. It was his second touchdown of the season and Woods has averaged about seven targets per game over his last three. Woods is far from a sure thing, but he is one of the few Bills who is actually healthy for the team’s Week 5 Thursday night game. He’s developed a rhythm with rookie quarterback EJ Manuel and is worth a roster spot as a backup/bye week receiver.
 
from fantasy football maniax:
I do not think fellow Bills WR Steve Johnson is going to play big this week.  According to Football Outsiders, the Browns are the second best defense in the NFL at stopping the WR1 position, thanks to CB Joe Haden.  However, they are 16th against the WR2 position and 23rd against the WR3 position.  Woods is coming off his best game of the season with four receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown and he has looked good in every game but Week 3 against the Jets.  I think he is a sneaky WR3 in this matchup and a great bye-week or injury fill-in.

 

FANFOOD Says: Sounds Crazy , but you can Start him over WRs such as Brian Hartline, Mike Wallace and even Dwayne Bowe. 

 

 

 

T.Y. HILTON vs SEA

 

from fftoolbox:
The second-year wide receiver has been a fantasy disappointment this season, putting up just 205 yards in four games, 124 of which came in a week two outburst against the Dolphins. The Colts have been a run-first offense, a trend that will continue now that Trent Richardson is in town. With Reggie Wayne as the clear-cut top option in the passing game, Hilton’s fantasy value is strongly dependent on big passing plays. Collectively the Colts passing game is in for a tough test this week against the league’s fifth-ranked pass defense. The Seahawks have allowed just 191 yards per game through the air, a number that Andrew Luck will need to work hard to surpass this week. Fantasy owners should view Hilton as no more than a sketchy WR3 this week.
 
from juanelway:
The Hilton should have a Vacancy this week, as the Hawks secondary should give this WR corps problems. Hilton has been wildly inconsistent this season, with only one good game. Bench him this week.
 
from by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has been held to less than two catches just twice in his first 19 NFL games. He has a streak of 11 games of recording at least two catches heading into Week 5 vs. Seattle.
Getting two catches Week 5 might not be a big problem, but having a productive game might be. Statistically, the Seahawks have been the toughest team on wide receivers in Fantasy. Wide receivers average a league-worst 12.5 Fantasy points per week against Seattle. Receivers also average 116.5 receiving yards per game, which is the second-lowest average behind the Texans (97.5 ypg). The Seahawks have allowed just one touchdown to a receiver and none in the last three weeks, but Cecil Shorts and Andre Johnson have both eclipsed 100 receiving yards. Hilton has been relatively quiet since posting 124 yards in Week 2. He did have five catches last week against Jacksonville, but managed just 48 yards. He still doesn’t have a touchdown this season either.

 

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of  WRs like Cecil Shorts, Golden Tate and even Austin Pettis.

 

 

OWEN DANIELS @ SF

 

from fftoolbox:
Taking a look at the numbers here could offer different interpretations. On the one hand, Daniels is a top-10 tight end in most formats. However, he’s averaging just 48 yards per game. While he found the end zone three times in the Texans’ first two games, he has failed to do so in the next two. The good numbers for Daniels have come in games where the Texans have thrown the ball much more than they can be expected to as the season progresses. Another factor working against Daniels is backup tight end Garrett Graham, who has also scored three touchdowns. As for this specific game, San Francisco’s defense stymied Jared Cook in Week 4, the latest TE limited against the 49ers. If you have other options, consider them this week over Daniels – a player owners should consider trading for the right price.
 
from Yahoo:
Matt Schaub will try to avoid throwing a pick-six for the fourth consecutive game. He needs to be more consistent. He threw for 355 yards against Seattle and helped the Texans take a 20-3 lead deep into the third quarter. But he didn’t generate points in the second half or overtime. Schaub and the offense have yet to play a great game from start to finish. Owen Daniels is an eight-year veteran who’s been playing with quarterback Matt Schaub for the last seven years. Daniels has been one of the many players asked this week if they still believe in Schaub, who’s thrown an interception returned for a touchdown in three consecutive games. “Yes, of course,” Daniels said. “Matt’s going to make a lot of plays. Obviously, we’d like to have one or two back, but it’s a team game. We have his back no matter what. “We win together we lose together as a group, as players and coaches. We all have got to do the right thing. We all have to play smarter football.”
 
from by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com:
Texans tight end Owen Daniels racked up 72 yards against the Seahawks Week 4. Daniels was targeted 11 times, just one behind leader Andre Johnson. Daniels was held out of the end zone, but still had a successful game against one of the better defenses. Daniels will look to improve on his performance against the 49ers Week 5.

 

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of TEs like Brent Celek, Martellus Bennett and even Jermaine Gresham.

 

 

MIKE WALLACE vs BAL

 

from juan elway:
Wallace has been a bum this season. He and Tannehill are not on the same page and the coached confessed that they are struggling to find ways to get the WR the ball. Bad vibes.
 
from profootballtalk:
On Tuesday, Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace managed only one word regarding his desire for more deep balls — “yeah” — before P.R. staff intervened. On Wednesday, Wallace got out more than one word. “I’m definitely worried about it because it’s game four,” Wallace said Wednesday, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. “I’m not paranoid or anything but in Week Four it’s not the way I imagined my first four weeks going. Definitely not. I’m pretty sure it’s not the way anybody imagined it going. So for myself, and starting with myself, [quarterback] Ryan [Tannehill] and coaches, we all got to do a better job and find a way to make it work.” With a win-loss record of 3-1, some would say that, all things considered, it’s working. “I got to make big plays,” Wallace said. “That’s my main thing. I’ve been used to making big plays. And I definitely, definitely can make big plays. That’s what I do. That’s why I came here. That’s why they signed me. It just hasn’t happened so far for one reason or another.”
 
from 100yardsandrunning:
Through four games Wallace has 176 receiving yards on 15 catches with one touchdown. That’s bad enough, and it gets a whole lot worse once we remember that most of his yardage (115 yards) came during what’s now looking like an outlier in Week 2. He’s fourth on his own team in both receptions and yards (behind Brian Hartline, Brandon Gibson, and Charles Clay), while setting an early pace of only 704 yards overall this season. That’s even lower than his current career low output last year (836 yards) which contributed to his Pittsburgh exit. And oh, it gets worse, because of course it does. Wallace was also exiled from Pittsburgh because he didn’t fit in Todd Haley’s short passing scheme that largely favors dinks and dunks over bombing. Under offensive coordinator Mike Sherman in Miami, the same fate was feared, and that darkness has consumed Wallace’s soul early. He’s been targeted only 28 times (11 of which came in one game), and there’s been nearly no creativity in his usage.

 

FANFOOD Says: Sit him in favor of WRs such as Julian Edelman, Hakeem Nicks and the aforemenioned Robert Woods.

 

 

FANFOOD Streaming Defense of the Week

 

 

from Kevin Hanson – EDSFootball
Currently available in 50 percent of Yahoo! leagues, the St. Louis Rams (vs. JAC) defense has struggled allowing 30.3 points per game (fifth-worst in the NFL), but their defense is better than they have showed thus far. They rank second in forced fumbles (five) and have excellent pass-rushers in Chris Long and Robert Quinn. With a few extra days to prepare, they will host the league’s worst offense (and team) in Week 5. The Jaguars rank last in the NFL in scoring offense (7.8 PPG) and total offense (224.0 YPG) and have given up double-digit fantasy points to opposing defenses in all four games this year. The Rams defense will get back on track this week.
 
from Jake Ciely – Roto Experts
Who is facing the Jaguars? That’s the only question you need to ask. St. Louis Rams D/ST ownership has dipped just under 50 percent, as they have allowed teams to score 24 or more points every week. The Jags have allowed the opposing defense to score 23, 10, 12 and 22, which included the Raiders and Colts. Plus, they are sticking with Blaine Gabbert at QB. Be glad Gus Bradley is insane, and start the Rams in Week 5.
 
from Muntradamus – Beast Dome
With the way the St. Louis Rams unit has been playing all season, a lot of owners have given up faith that this is a strong defense like they were to close out 2012. While their defense may be slacking, the Jaguars offense is a joke with Blaine Gabbert. Grab STL D/ST and don’t look back this week.
 
from fantasy smack talk:
Like I mentioned in last week waiver wire post, you need to pay attention to which team plays the Jags each week. Week 3 it was the Colts and they had a great game defensively, and week 5 it’s the Rams turn to play the worst offense in the league. The Rams are at home week 5 and I think they could put up solid fantasy numbers as a pickup and play defense. (about 50% owned)

 

FANFOOD SAYS: Start over DSTs like the Patriots, Broncos and Bears.

 

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Lemon Zested Snack Mix

 

Blend a dry ranch mix with dill, rosemary, and lemon peel for a palate-pleasing trail mix blend. Toss mixture with wheat cereal, pita chips, nuts, and seeds.

 

INGREDIENTS

Nonstick cooking spray
5 cups bite-size multigrain or wheat square cereal
2 cups plain pita chips, broken into bite-sizes pieces
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 1 ounce packet dry ranch salad dressing mix
2 tablespoons dried dill weed
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
PREPARATION

Lightly coat a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In prepared slow cooker combine cereal, pita chips, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, salad dressing mix, dill weed, and rosemary. Drizzle mixture with oil, tossing gently to blend.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 40 minutes or on high-heat setting for 80 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.
Sprinkle lemon peel over mixture, tossing gently to blend. Spread mixture in an even layer on a l13x9x2-inch baking sheet; cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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