Fantasy Football: Week 5
posted Oct 08 2016, 04:46PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

Baby Bye, bye bye.....week for KC, NO, Seattle and Jacksonville

We all have choices in life… I needed to tell you that. You can choose to start Demaryius Thomas or Golden Tate. The numbers say start DT all week. Did anyone really bench Julio Jones after his poor game and miss out on his 300 yard game? I doubt it.

The last two weeks I have been fortunate enough to attend the Broncos games in Cincinnati and Tampa. In Cincinnati, my dad and I sat in the second row corner of the endzone. In Tampa, my wife, daughter and some friends sat 40 yard line in the Club level. Roughly for the same price. After both experiences, I will forever and always sit Club level at every game from here on out. The experience was amazing. Would you rather be closer to the action, or have a better view and more conveniences?

Chances are your team doesn’t have both Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, or DT and Emmanuel Sanders. You probably don’t have Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard or Michael Crabtree or Amari Cooper. But what if you did… would it be crazy to start both? Plenty of games last year Megatron and Golden Tate both had crazy good games. The numbers, the paper and all the talking heads tell you one or the other..  You can’t have both. The thought behind it is that one and not the other will have the receptions and hopefully a TD. What if they both do? If I have DT and Sanders and say Dontrelle Inman or Travis Benjamin. I truly believe DT and Sanders will both have better games than the other two. Yes I would start both Broncos receivers. Same with Crabtree and Cooper, Decker and Marshall. A lot of the time it isn’t wise to draft two WR from the same team, but sometimes it just works out. Sometimes you have to choose, sometimes the bye week does the choosing for you and things just work out

Each week so far I have been streaming defenses. It has worked out so far. I have been picking teams that are owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. This week I am streaming the Ravens DST against Washington. Baltimore is coming off a tough one point loss to the Raiders. Washington isn’t close to having the offensive talent as Oakland. Baltimore may be the most underrated team in the NFL right now. They are 3-1 and people are acting like they’re 1-3.

On to the rankings….  Welcome back angry Brady


1. Tom Brady

2. Andrew Luck

3. Aaron Rodgers

4. Philip Rivers

5. Derek Carr

6. Ben Roethlisberger

7. Eli Manning

8. Andy Dalton

9. Carson Wentz

10. Joe Flacco

11. Matthew Stafford

12. Brian Hoyer

13. Jameis Winston

14. Matt Ryan

15. Dak Prescott

16. Tyrod Taylor

17. Kirk Cousins

18. Derek Anderson

19. Ryan Tannehill

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick



1. Leveon Bell

2. Demarco Murray

3. Melvin Gordon

4. Ezekiel Elliott

5. Todd Gurley

6. C.J. Anderson

7. LeSean McCoy

8. Jordan Howard

9. Lamar Miller

10. Legarrette Blount

11. Matt Forte

12. Frank Gore

13. Devonta Freeman

14. Eddie Lacy

15. Isaiah Crowell

16. Jeremy Hill

17. Matt Jones

18. Terrance West.

19. Jerick McKinnon

20. Theo Riddick

21. DeAndre Washington

22. Ryan Mathews

23. Rashad Jennings

24. Gio Bernard

25. Cameron Artis-Payne

26. Tevin Coleman

27. Jalen Richard

28. Bilal Powell

29. James White

30. Duke Johnson

31. Fozzy Whittaker

32. Darren Sproles

33. Matt Asiata

34. Jacquizz Rodgers

35. Wendell Smallwood

36. Deangelo Williams

37. Orleans Darkwa

38. Alfred Morris

39. Bobby Rainey

40. Devontae Booker



1. Antonio Brown

2. AJ Green

3. Odell Beckham Jr.

4. Jordy Nelson

5. Brandon Marshall

6. T.Y. Hilton

7. Kelvin Benjamin

8. Julio Jones

9. Mike Evans

10. Alshon Jeffery

11. DeAndre Hopkins

12. Demaryius Thomas

13. Julian Edelman

14. Marvin Jones

15. Emmanuel Sanders

16. Jarvis Landry

17. Michael Crabtree

18. Travis Benjamin

19. Amari Cooper

20. Terrelle Pryor

21. Jordan Matthews

22. Steve Smith Sr.

23. Randall Cobb

24. Sterling Shepard

25. Desean Jackson

26. Tyrell Williams

27. Devante parker

28. Sammie Coates

29. Phillip Dorset

30. Quincy Enunwa

31. Mike Wallace

32. Cole Beasley

33. Will Fuller

34. Robert Woods

35. Dontrelle Inman

36. Victor Cruz

37. Tajae Sharpe

38. Tavon Austin

39. Chris Hogan

40. Golden Tate



1. Jordan Reed

2. Greg Olsen

3. Rob Gronkowski

4. Delanie Walker

5. Kyle Rudolph

6. Zach Ertz

7. Dennis Pitta

8. Zach Miller

9. Martellus Bennett

10. Jason Witten

11. Cameron Brate

12. Gary Barnidge

13. Jesse James

14. Hunter Henry

15. Dwayne Allen


1. Justin Tucker

2. Stephen Gostkowski

3. Graham Gano

4. Adam Vinatieri

5. Dustin Hopkins

6. Brandon McManus

7. Mason Crosby

8. Blair Walsh

9. Josh Brown

10. Matt Prater

11. Dan Bailey

12. Caleb Sturgis

13. Josh Lambo

14. Mike Nugent

15. Nick Novak



1. Minnesota

2. Denver

3. New England

4. Carolina

5. Philadelphia

6. LA

7. Buffalo

8. Houston

9. Pittsburgh

10. Cincinnati

11. Baltimore

12. Miami

13. Tennessee

14. Green Bay

15. Indianapolis


Love the matchups:

QB: Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr

RB: Melvin Gordon, Demarco Murray, Jordan Howard

WR: Jordy Nelson, T.Y. Hilton, Brandon Marshall


OK matchups:

QB: Ben Roethlisberger, Brian Hoyer, Joe Flacco

RB: Eddie Lacy, Matt Forte, Jeremy Hill

WR: Julian Edelman, Demaryius Thomas, Michael Crabtree


Bad Matchups(You’re still starting them, except maybe the QB’s)

QB: Jameis Winston, Matt Ryan, Dak Prescott

RB: Lamar Miller, Devonta Freeman, LeSean McCoy

WR: Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Kelvin Benjamin


Bye weeks: Kansas City, New orleans, Seattle, Jacksonville

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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