Last week was a very hard week to predict as many of the favorites went down. It was like what I was talking about last week as every team in the NFL can be competitive. So for instance even though they may not be in playoff contention this year the Bills could be a feared team come the end of the year. They have a very young nucleus with rookies Marshawn Lynch already with 300 plus yards and 3 touchdowns along with quarterback Trent Edwards leading the team to victory in his first start. Plus Lee Evans showed life last week and some defensive weapons are in place with defensive end Aaron Schobel and safety Donte Whitner. So again don’t be worried about your team playing poorly so far this year as they can turn it around. But if you are a Bengals or Eagles fan you should be thinking a bit differently. Here are my week 5 picks and fantasy studs.
Game of the weak: Ravens vs 49ers: This should be an interesting matchup but it won’t be pretty to watch. The game should be a slugfest and when Trent Dilfer is starting at quarterback for your team, you are pretty much done for.
Game of the week: Bucs vs Colts: The Bucs have looked very impressive so far and the Colts have lots of key injuries that will affect the game. Look for this to be a very close game.
Dolphins 17 Texans 21
Jaguars 20 Chiefs 13
Browns 17 Patriots 42
Panthers 20 Saints 28
Jets 16 Giants 21
Seahawks 20 Steelers 24
Cardinals 28 Rams 10
Lions 21 Redskins 24
Falcons 14 Titans 21
Bucs 24 Colts 27
Chargers 20 Broncos 23
Ravens 12 49ers 9
Bears 13 Packers 35
Cowboys 35 Bills 24
QB: Jason Campbell vs Lions: Campbell has looked impressive this season and should continue against a weak Lions secondary. Expect around 240 yards and 2 touchdowns.
RB:LenDale White vs Falcons: I have been high on White for a while and this week you should be also. The Titans run the ball more than 30 times a game and the Falcons are 23rd against the run. Plus White is the one getting the goalline carries. Whats not to like?
WR: Randy Moss vs Browns: Moss might be the fantasy MVP so far this year and he should continue this week. The Browns are terrible against the pass and Moss hasn’t been stopped yet.
TE: Tony Gonzalez vs Jaguars: Larry Johnson won’t have that many rushing lanes open so Damon Huard will go to his star tight end early and often. Expect Gonzalez to get around 60 yards and a touchdown.
K:Matt Stover vs 49ers: Stover should have lots of opportunities as this game won’t be to high scoring. Don’t be surprised if he gets double digit points this week.
Def: Cardinals vs Rams: The Cardinals defense has really improved and the Rams offense looks terrible. Did I mention Gus Frerotte is starting this week at quarterback?