NFL WEEK 5 LINE-UP ANALYSIS
I ended up cashing in most of my games this week for a net profit of $50 even with the duds that ended up being in here. Look back tomorrow for week 6 news/updates/ and lineups.
Terrelle Pryor- Pryor was 18 for 23 for 221 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. He also had 11 carries for 31 yards in the Raiders 27-17 home win against the Chargers. This performance was good enough to get 19.94 fantasy points (FP).
LeSean McCoy- McCoy had 20 carries for 46 yards and 1 TD. His longest run was only a 17 yard out route. His lone score was a 1 yard run with 8:11 to go in the second quarter. This gave McCoy 18.2 FP on the day! Once Vick went out with a hamstring injury, it was an evenly spread attack that saw backup QB Nick Foles throw to Brent Celek and DeSean Jackson. The Eagles cruised to a 36-21 victory to set the Giants to 0-5 on the year.
Darren Sproles- Sproles only had 3 carries for 10 yards to go along with 3 catches for only 31 yards. He only netted 5.6 fantasy points on Fanduel and was a disappointing week to say the least for Sproles' owners.
Victor Cruz- Cruz was primed to have a big day if not for Eli getting picked off 3 times to start the 4th quarter. Two of those interceptions were deep balls intended for Cruz who would have had a monster day if those were caught. He ended the day with 5 receptions for 48 yards and on 12 targets. He ended the day with 7.3 FP.
Julian Edelman- Edelman had 1 carry for 7 yards and 2 catches for 35 yards on 7 targets. He only had 5.2 FP on Fanduel. With Amendola back, it would be a safe bet to look elsewhere for receiving options going forward.
Torrey Smith- Smith had 6 receptions for 121 yards but no TDs. Once again, smith eclipsed the 100 yard mark. He had 15.1 FP and definitely helped out his owners yet again.
Julius Thomas- Thomas had 9 catches for 122 yards and 2 TDs on 12 targets. He had 28.7 FP and was the most for TE for week 5. Look for him to only get better as the year progresses.
Greg Zuerlein- He went 2 for 2 in FG with his longest coming on a 37 yard kick. He was also 4/4 in XP and netted 10 FP for owners week 5.
Atlanta Falcons- Falcons gave up 30 points last night with a game winning FG with 3 seconds last night. They only had 3 FP this week and broke the hearts and wallets of lots of fantasy owners banking on them.
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