Week 5 Fantasy Busts: Devonta Freeman, Dalvin Cook among ‘risky starts’ | Fantasy


Fantasy homeowners hate nothing greater than busts. You play a man anticipating him to place up a giant stat line and subsequent factor you understand, he is ending with barely any touches and no scores. That is at all times a recipe for catastrophe, and that is why many will scour fantasy soccer rankings and matchups to establish potential busts and think about beginning different gamers in higher matchups over them.

Final week, our busts had been as soon as once more pretty correct. At RB, all of our guys did little or no, as Alex Collins struggled with ball safety, James Conner could not discover room towards the Ravens, and Peyton Barber was shut down towards the Bears. Elsewhere, Ryan Fitzpatrick lastly put up a whole dud and was benched consequently, and go catchers Chris Hogan, Marquise Goodwin, and Dallas Goedert all did comparatively little to assist their fantasy groups win.

Week 5 Rankings:
Quarterback | Working Again | Vast Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker

A few of these guys may be regular starters, however as a consequence of damage points, workload issues, and different issues, it could be greatest to keep away from them this week and goal a few of our potential sleepers as a substitute. If you cannot, you could end up on our “How You may Lose” record for Week 5. For extra sleeper/bust picks, hearken to our Week 5 preview podcast.

WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Working again | Vast receiver | Tight finish

Week 5 fantasy soccer busts: Working backs

Mike Davis, Seahawks vs. Rams (Jacob Camenker). Chris Carson appears more likely to return on this contest and the Rams have a top-flight protection. Davis will nonetheless be part of the Seahawks working again rotation, however trusting him as a starter this week with out figuring out what kind of break up he’ll have with Carson could be a mistake.

Dalvin Cook dinner, Vikings @ Eagles (Vinnie Iyer). The hamstring is not near being proper and the Eagles can shut him down. It is exhausting to rely on him getting sufficient receiving run for the time being to belief him.

Devonta Freeman, Falcons @ Steelers (Matt Lutovsky). We’ve been saying all week that you really want items from the Falcons-Steelers sport, however Freeman may be the riskiest one. The Steelers have restricted to RBs to solely three.5 yards per carry and allowed just one speeding TD. Backs do should brief receiving scores, which Freeman is definitely able to, however coming of a multi-week knee damage, we count on Freeman to be in an equal timeshare with Tevin Coleman, additional limiting his possibilities.

Full Week 5 RB rankings

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Week 5 fantasy soccer busts: Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson, Texans vs. Cowboys (Camenker). The Cowboys protection has been stable this season significantly within the secondary. Watson has scored not less than 26.eight factors in three consecutive video games, however in a harder matchup, he might not stay as much as expectations in Week 5.

Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Dolphins (Iyer). He will not have to chuck a lot towards a reasonably good Miami secondary, because the workforce ought to run away with comfortably with Giovani Bernard and/or Joe Mixon.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Rams (Lutovsky). We strive to not advocate gamers right here that you just’ll begin anyway, however right here’s the factor – Wilson is not a “must-start.” We at all times like him higher at residence and the Rams protection hasn’t been as dominant towards the go since Aqib Talib received damage, however that is nonetheless a mediocre-at-best spot for Wilson. There are many different QBs in higher conditions you may go along with.

Full Week 5 QB rankings

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Week 5 fantasy soccer busts: Vast receivers

Amari Cooper, Raiders @ Chargers (Camenker). Cooper has alternated nice video games with poor performances this season and in Week 5, he will get to face one of many NFL’s greatest corners in Casey Hayward. Cooper may put up a dud consequently, particularly if Derek Carr avoids getting in Hayward’s route throughout the contest.

Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. Rams (Iyer). They will focus and put the clamps down on him whether or not he is in slot or outdoors.

Nelson Agholor, Eagles vs. Vikings (Lutovsky). The targets are there, however the manufacturing has been lower than mediocre in three out of 4 video games. The Vikings had been simply roasted by each Rams receivers, so Agholor can definitely have a great sport, however in a great week for WRs, he presents a reasonably large danger.

Full Week 5 WR rankings

Week 5 fantasy soccer busts: Tight ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars @ Chiefs (Camenker). The Chiefs protection has been dangerous, however so has Seferian-Jenkins. I’m not beginning a man who has 15 whole fantasy factors in 4 video games performed. He may seize a TD, however I’d somewhat shoot for a special streaming choice.

Eric Ebron, Colts @ Patriots (Iyer). With T.Y. Hilton not taking part in most definitely with a hamstring damage, it isn’t nice for Ebron. He’ll turn into the brand new protection focus of Invoice Belichick’s scheming on Thursday.

David Njoku, Browns vs. Ravens (Lutovsky). Can you actually name a man a bust when he hasn’t finished something this season? Nicely, contemplating all of the banged-up/bye-week tight ends, there are most likely many planning to start out Njoku. To that we are saying, “do you actually need to begin a man who hasn’t finished something this yr – particularly when he’s going through the protection permitting the sixth-fewest fantasy factors per sport to TEs?”

Full Week 5 TE rankings

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Week 5 fantasy soccer busts: Defenses

Minnesota Vikings @ Eagles (Camenker). The Vikings protection ought to bounce again in some unspecified time in the future. That gained’t occur towards the Eagles offense on the highway.

Houston Texans vs. Cowboys (Iyer). Knowledge would possibly say play them at residence for the prime-time bump, however the Cowboys can run and brief go throughout them to restrict the strain and errors from Dak Prescott.

Full Week 5 D/ST rankings

Inexperienced Bay Packers @ Lions (Lutovsky). Inexperienced Bay has been principally stable this yr, however the Lions will sluggish them down. Since Week 1, Detroit has allowed 4 or fewer fantasy factors to D/STs every week.


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