The Know-It-All’s Fantasy Prep
Week 5 Weekend Player Updates
Kyle Stafford – @Kstafford32
As Week 5 approaches, I feel the need to mix it up a little. I am going to lay out the top 5 free agents for each position. Here we go:
Matt Hasselbeck, TEN: As I predicted, another great week 3 TDs 200+ yards. Faces a Pittsburgh Defense that has had a lot of holes this season.
Mark Sanchez, NYJ: Did not look good against Baltimore, but who does? Faces New England and Miami Secondaries the next two weeks. Should bounce back.
Kevin Kolb, ARI: Is going up against a Vikings Defense that let Matt Cassel beat them deap many times last week.
Donovan McNabb, MIN: This is one of the few times you will see something positive written about him from me. I favor his matchup this week. The Cardinals secondary is young and careless.
Tim Tebow, DEN: Ya, I went there. If Orton can’t get the job done this week you could see a change at the QB postion. Now before you bash his throwing mechanics look at what he did in 2010 (2010 Game Stats). In the final 2 games he had a rushing TD in each game, threw for 300 in one game and rushed for 94 in the other. He is atleast Tyler Thigpen 2.0.
Ryan Torian, WAS: You never know who Shanahan will hand the ball off to, but you can almost count that they will be productive.
Dexter McCluster, KC: Looks to be getting the bulk of the carries. We will see how long he holds up. Has a favorable matchup against Indy.
Isaac Redman, PIT: With Mendenhall and Moore injuryed, Redman should see the bulk of the carries in Pitt for Week 5.
Stevan Ridley, NE: Has came out of nowhere and is giving Ben J-G-E a run for his carries. BUT New England has never been consistant with their running backs over the years.
Montario Hardesty, CLE: Has not forfilled his full potential, but did a decent job in Hillis’s absence
Wide Receivers & Tight Ends:
Jacoby Jones WR, HOU: With Andre Johnson out, you can expect his targets to go up
Jared Cook TE, TEN: With Kenny Brit gone, Cook is now Hasselbecks favorite target. Look for his fantasy numbers to spike.
Antonio Brown WR, PIT: Pittsburgh’s run game has been ineffective. Look for Brown’s role to grow as they expand the passing game.
Jermaine Gresham TE, CIN: As Andy Daulton develops, he will rely more on his pass catching TE.
Preston Parker WR, TB: Nobody is paying attention to this kid in Yahoo/ESPN leagues. He is owned by less than 6%. He is getting the targets and as Freeman becomes more comfortable in this offense look for his production to rise. Tampa is built to be a passing team if Freeman can take hold of it.
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