Happy Wednesday fantasy lovers! Week 5 showed another great set of games and many players showed up this week.
Here are the two players that exceeded their playing this week:
QB Josh McCown, Cleveland Browns: 36/51, 457 Yards, 2 TDs, 3 Rushes, 12 Yards, 1 TD; ESPN Score: 35
With the QB situation in Cleveland was a bit shaky this season, McCown showed the Browns that he is the QB for the franchise. McCown threw for a franchise record 457 yards and racked up points as any elite QB would. It’s about time for everyone to try and pick him up on waivers.
RB Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 24 Rushes, 123 Yards, 2 TDs, 3 Receptions, 35 Yards, 1 TD; ESPN Score: 33
I mentioned Martin last week as someone to look out for this past week — boy did he show up. He followed up with another outstanding game scoring 3 TDs in the Buccaneers win against Jacksonville and looks like he’s back into his old form running people over.
With great performances, there are stars who failed to help their team to win week 5.
Here are two players that underperformed this week:
WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts: 5 Receptions, 88 Yards, 0 TDs; ESPN Score: 8
With Hilton being a top notch receiver for fantasy owners last year, he hasn’t been playing by the expectation he is usually up to. Hilton hasn’t caught over 100 yards all season and hasn’t had a receiving TD yet. Although Andrew Luck has been on the sidelines the past two games due to injury, he needs to start readjusting to defenses and find a way to be better used.
QB Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos: 22/35, 266 Yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs: ESPN Score: 6
I always looked at Manning as one of the best in our era. He has broken many prestigious records and will become a hall of famer when he retires. However, in a fantasy perspective, Manning didn’t help owners this past week for a “give me” win against the Raiders. He will look to bounce back against the Browns for week 6.
Here is someone to look out for Week 6:
QB Eli Manning, New York Giants
Manning looked really good against the 49ers on Sunday night, leading his team to a game winning touchdown at the end of the game to TE Larry Donnell. Although he’s made a few mistakes in the first couple of games this season, he looks like he’s back in Pro Bowl form and will look to match his performance against inner division rival Philadelphia Eagles.
Here is someone you should sit for Week 6:
RB Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster has just returned from an injury just last week and scored fantasy owners 11 points (ESPN Standard Scoring) this past week. Although he is a top notch RB and loved watching him on hard knocks, he’s not back to his normal style of play and I would sit him out one more week to where he is back to 100 percent.
May the odds be in your favor!