Week 5 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

Rookie QB Sam Bradford will continue to impress in week 5 against Detroit.
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And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 5's Best

QB: Peyton Manning... 20+ fantasy points in every game this season, and he gets the Chiefs and their #25 pass defense at home.

RB: Maurice Jones-Drew... MJD finally looked like MJD in week four against the Colts, as he ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, and even added a receiving touchdown. In week five he'll face the Bills and their horrible run defense which ranks last in the league, so he could be in for even a better fantasy performance.

WR: Reggie Wayne... The super reliable wide receiver reeled in a whopping 15 catches for 196 yards in week four. Unfortunately, none of those catches were in the end zone, but that should change this week. Wayne's already the clear #1 target for Peyton Manning, but with Austin Collie likely out this week, Manning will surely be looking Wayne's way a lot.

TE: Antonio Gates... Duh.

K: Mason Crosby... Crosby has a potent Packers' offense, and the Redskins have allowed a second-most 11 field goal attempts on the season.

D/ST: New York Jets... Rex Ryan will bring the heat on Brett Favre, who has thrown just two touchdowns to go with six interceptions. Darrelle Revis likely playing certainly helps the Jets' pass defense as well.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Sam Bradford... Double-digit fantasy points in each of the last three weeks for the highly impressive rookie quarterback. This week he'll face the Lions, who are allowing 17 fantasy points per week to quarterbacks.

RB: Michael Bush... Bush will be facing a solid Chargers run defense, but with Darren McFadden out, he will get plenty of touches and is a good bet to find the end zone.

WR: Dwayne Bowe... Only 17 total fantasy points in the Chiefs' three games so far. This should be a game where the Chiefs have to score to keep up with the Colts though, so Cassel could be targeting Bowe frequently.

TE: Marcedes Lewis... The Bills are getting their asses kicked by tight ends, and Lewis quietly has three touchdowns this season.

K: Jason Hanson... Hanson's Lions will move the ball at home against the Rams, he's a very reliable kicker, and having a dome to prevent weather issues always helps for the kicking game as well.

D/ST: Carolina Panthers... It's unlikely the Bears will have their usual downfield passing attack with the 38-year-old Todd Collins throwing the ball instead of Jay Cutler. Add in that the Bears are just averaging 3.3 yards on the ground, and this could be a solid day for the Panthers defense at home.

Shit Picks

QB: Brett Favre... Read what I said about the Jets D/ST earlier.

RB: Marion Barber... The Titans have allowed only one rushing touchdown, and Barber has not topped 55 rushing yards in a game yet this season.

WR: Johnny Knox... If Knox gets big yards this week, it will likely be on a quick, short route that he takes a long way. Don't expect the speedy receiver to see many deep throws from Todd Collins, like he usually would from Jay Cutler.

TE: Owen Daniels... Don't just bench him, drop him. It looks like Joel Dreessen may be passing him on the depth chart.

K: Ryan Succop... Field goals are not going to keep the Chiefs in the game against the Colts; they'll need to find the end zone. Succop may get some extra points, but don't expect more than one or two field goal tries from him.

D/ST: New York Giants... The 10-sack performance last week against the Bears may have fantasy owners a bit more giddy than they should be about this defense. The Bears' offensive line is absolutely horrible, something the Houston Texans' offensive line isn't. The Giants allowed 38 points to the Colts, and 29 points to the Titans. Expect Matt Schaub, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, and the rest of a great Texans offense to put up points against the Giants.


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My week 4 picks(Points based on standard scoring systems; Green indicates a notably good pick; Red indicates a notably bad pick):

Best: Peyton Manning(20 points), Chris Johnson(4 points), DeSean Jackson(1 point), Antonio Gates(26 points), Mason Crosby(4 points), Pittsburgh Steelers(6 points).

Sleepers: Bruce Gradkowski(14 points), LaDainian Tomlinson(27 points), Louis Murphy(0 points), Aaron Hernandez(2 points), Mike Nugent(7 points), Atlanta Falcons(8 points).

Shit: Mark Sanchez(14 points), Marshawn Lynch(-2 points), Brandon Lloyd(11 points), Todd Heap(3 points), Lawrence Tynes(4 points), Washington Redskins(9 points).

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