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Last Week: 5 catches, 94 yards
Kerley seemed to be one of the few high points in the Jets offense Monday night. Sanchez was letting it fly down the field to number 11 all night. Although he didn’t score a touchdown or surpass the 100-yard barrier, this performance was very encouraging and enough to give Kerley another earned start when the Indianapolis Colts travel to MetLife stadium.
Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos
Last Week: 102 yards total offense, 5 catches
McGahee didn’t have his best outing of the year in Gillette Stadium, but when you surpass the century mark and you’re not a quarterback, then that’s an impressive feat to achieve any week. No scores and a late fumble didn’t help owners but kept them grounded with an above average total yardage and an additional five snags.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Titans
Last Week: 200 yards passing, 1 TD, 2 carries for 10 yards
Hasselbeck had more points this week than names such as Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Joe Flacco. Though he didn’t throw for 300 yards or multiple scores, the Titans veteran Quarterback showed he still has value as a starter for certain weeks or at least viable back-up when he is regular playing. With Jake Locker injury still to be of major concern and with the Titans playing the Steelers in an early Thursday Night game, Hasselbeck to most knowledge will get the start this week at the very least.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos
Last Week: 6 catches, 54 yards
Tamme was effective compared to the last few weeks he has been involved with in the Broncos offense. He was targeted a few times in the red-zone even, but failed to connect with Manning. In another instance Tamme was wide open down the right sideline but failed to chase the ball down. Meanwhile, backup tight end Joel Dressen found the goal line for the third straight week.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
Last Week 3 catches, 24 yards
Garcon was affected when starting quarterback Robert Griffin III went down in the third quarter with a knock to the head leading to his concussion and departure of the game. Fellow Rookie and 2nd string quarterback, Kirk Cousins threw a 77 yard strike to veteran Santana Moss in the 4th quarter, who finished with 81 yards off of two catches. Garcon’s injury seems to be lingering and nagging.
Top Defense: Chicago Bears
Last Week: 3 points against, 3 total turnovers, 3 sacks, 2 TD’s
The Bears defense did it again and scored two touchdowns on defense for the second straight week and were named the number ranked defense for week 5. With three sacks, two interceptions and fumble, Chicago looks to be one of if not the best defense in the league as of now.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills
Last Week: 126 yards passing, Interception
Fitzpatrick was inefficient to say the least last week in the bay area. With a QB rating of 57.6 and averaging only 4.8 yards per pass, the Bills offense couldn’t get anything started vs. a 49ers defense that continues to dominate in both the rushing (7th ranked) and pass defending (2nd ranked) categories.
Last Week: 21 points against, 404 total yards against, 2 sacks
Patriots defense gave up 404 yards and 332 of those yards came from Peyton Manning and the Broncos receiving core. Though New England’s defense has seen better days as of late, a game at Seattle who has the 31st ranked pass offense, should get them back on track.
Fred Davis, TE, Redskins
Last Week: 5 catches, 54 yards
Davis failed yet again to score his first touchdown of the season.
When Rex Grossman was starting was when Davis saw his best production as a professional. Though with 90 yards two weeks removed, the Redskins tight end will try and find the end-zone for the first time of the year next week vs. Minnesota Vikings.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers
Last Week: 101 total yards, TD
Mendenhall had a nice first game back with 14 carries and 81 yards rushing against an Eagles rush defense that ranks 12th in the National Football League. Good signs for Mendenhall owners in week 6 when the Steelers face the Tennessee Titans and their 28th ranked against the run defense.
Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers
Last Week: 113 receiving yards, touchdown
Crabtree decided to break out all of a sudden in a blow out 45-3 win over the Buffalo Bills. Alex Smith was this week’s top fantasy quarterback with 303 yards and three passing touchdowns, which contributed to Crabtree’s success. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Top Free Agent Pick-ups
Alex Green, RB, Packers
Last Week: 9 carries, 55 yards
Green produced well in the Packers shocking 30-27 loss to the new and improved Indianapolis Colts. Filling in for the injured Cedric Benson, Green had an impressive 41 yard run off of his 55 yards rushing Sunday. Benson is more than likely going to be sidelined for this week’s primetime game as well. Green has a tough match-up in week 6 when he possibly goes against the undefeated and 10th ranked Houston Texans rush defense. If Green plays, the rewards could be very beneficial considering the value.
Josh Gordon, WR, Browns
Last Week: 2 catches, 82 yards, 2 touchdowns
The rookie out of Baylor, Josh Gordon finally made his way onto the fantasy scoreboard by hauling in two long touchdowns, on plays respectively from 62 and 20 yard touchdowns from rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. Not sure how much value Gordon will hold down the road, but as of now you can’t argue.
Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks
Last Week: 3 catches, 31 yards, touchdown
Tate has been the talk of football world over the past few weeks and mostly not for his football skills. This week though Tate was able to score on a 13 yard pass from quarterback Russell Wilson. That’s three touchdowns out of the last four games for the top wide out in Seattle. Tate hopes to strive in his recent performances as the Seahawks prepare to face the second to last ranked passing defense in the New England Patriots.
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