Don’t look now, however the Thursday night time soccer video games have been good contests.
Ugly matchups are inclined to make their approach to that Thursday night time slot, however the final two weeks have supplied aggressive video games. The Bears outlasted the Buccaneers for the 20-19 win, however as shut as the sport was, there weren’t many spectacular fantasy performances.
Ronald Jones did properly, hogging all the backfield touches as he rushed for over 100 yards.
Right here’s a have a look at different gamers I’d begin, and sit, in Week 5:
Jared Goff, Rams: Washington has allowed at the least two landing passes in each sport. Even when Chase Younger can get totally wholesome, Goff removes the ball quick sufficient when he’s not using play-action.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings: Cousins has two strong targets in Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Solely the Falcons are worse than the Seahawks — Minnesota’s opponent — in factors allowed to quarterbacks.
Joe Burrow, Bengals: A highway sport in opposition to Baltimore, particularly this season, isn’t as intimidating because it was once. Washington’s Dwayne Haskins received benched after the sport in opposition to the Ravens, however even he threw for 300 yards. Burrow can do higher.
Baker Mayfield, Browns: The Colts haven’t confronted one of the best quarterbacks within the league, however snagging seven interceptions in 4 video games remains to be spectacular. Mayfield might wrestle per week after a merely first rate sport in opposition to the comfortable Cowboys move protection.
Derek Carr, Raiders: He’s had a few performances worthy of a begin, however dealing with a vastly improved Chiefs protection isn’t the time to place him in your lineup.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins: Fitzmagic has been a top-12 quarterback in three of 4 weeks, however this 49ers matchup is a troublesome one. They haven’t allowed multiple landing move in a sport this season.
Kenyan Drake, Cardinals: Managers with Drake on their groups have been underwhelmed. He hasn’t scored a landing since Week 1, however I feel he will get on the scoreboard in opposition to the Jets, who’re within the backside eight in factors allowed to operating backs.
Mike Davis, Panthers: He’s been excellent filling in for Christian McCaffrey. That ought to proceed in opposition to a Falcons protection that allowed two Inexperienced Bay backs whole 100 yards every in opposition to them.
Antonio Gibson, Washington: The rookie has been at the least an RB2 in three of the primary 4 weeks and will preserve that going in opposition to a Rams protection which is center of the highway in opposition to operating backs.
Patriots operating backs: The Broncos are the third greatest crew in factors allowed to operating backs, so I don’t belief any of the Patriots’ choices.
Rams operating backs: Very like New England’s backfield, there isn’t a real No. 1 and the committee strategy leaves us guessing about who will probably be every week.
Myles Gaskin, Dolphins: Gaskin has some good qualities, however he faces a 49ers protection that hasn’t allowed a operating again to surpass 76 yards of whole offense but.
Darius Slayton, Giants: Typically you must goal a nasty protection. Slayton began off nice, then bumped into powerful matchups. He faces the Cowboys, who’re third-worst in factors allowed to the place.
Justin Jefferson, Vikings: He’s already had a few breakout performances. Dealing with the Seahawks, who hand over a ton of factors to the place, makes him a strong begin.
Olamide Zaccheaus, Falcons: He had some zip Monday in opposition to the Packers. You’ll must control the supply of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, but when both misses the sport, Zaccheaus seems to be like an honest flex play.
Hunter Renfrow, Raiders: Renfrow will seemingly want to attain to be worthy of a begin, however the Chiefs have allowed simply two TD receptions to broad receivers thus far.
Jamison Crowder, Jets: Sam Darnold is sitting out, so I don’t belief Crowder having strong manufacturing with Joe Flacco on the helm.
Jarvis Landry, Browns: Odell Beckham Jr. had an impressive sport final week and can seemingly be your greatest guess for good manufacturing within the Browns’ receiving corps. The Colts haven’t let a No. 2 receiver acquire greater than 56 yards this season.
Evan Engram, Giants: He’s been a disappointment, so a matchup with a Cowboys protection that has given up a TD to the place in three straight video games is a welcomed sight.
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins: He’s had two dangerous video games in a row and the 49ers haven’t allowed a decent finish to amass greater than 35 yards in a sport.