Fantasy Football Week Five Wonders

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Before diving into the waiver wire Zack examines some week five wonders that likely will have peaked for the season.

Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron has been a top five-fantasy tight end statistically through five weeks. Andrew Luck has always featured his tight end and that likely won’t change. But expect teams to adjust on Ebron or for the Colts not to find themselves playing from behind as they have against the Texans and Patriots.

Robby Anderson

A season ago Robby Anderson went from a one-week wonder to a sensational weekly fantasy contributor. With his week five performance folks may now expect a return to last year’s consistency. Don’t count on it. Thus far Sam Darnold has not shown to be the same deep ball thrower as McCown was a season ago. Furthermore, the Jets are a ground heavy team.

Mohammed Sanu

In consecutive weeks Mohammed Sanu has filled the second half stat sheet well. Against the Bengals he had a big second half touchdown and this past weekend against the Steelers he reaped the benefits of the Falcons being down to the Steelers. Teams have taken away Calvin Ridley a bit and focused more on Julio Jones. While Sanu has fantasy team value, he needs to be a primary bench option.

Sammy Watkins

Still only 25 years old Watkins has always been on the radar of fantasy owners. Yet there comes a time where fantasy football owners move on. We’ve done so in considering Watkins a fantasy starter while keeping on eye on his situation in Kansas City. With the Chiefs airing it out weekly with Patrick Mahomes it comes as no surprise to see Watkins reaping some of the stats. Yet be cautious as Mahomes comes down to Earth and Watkins begins his yearly inconsistency stretch. I would count on his week five targets of fifteen to be a season high.

Mike Davis

For two straight weeks Davis has been a fantasy stud in the ever-hard position of running back. Seattle’s ball control style has meant plenty of carries for Davis. Being a big back how long can he hold up? Pete Carroll has also never been one to commit to any running back long term. Expect Davis’s two week run to simmer especially when rookie Penny gets back into the fold.

CJ Beathard
For a second consecutive week quarterback CJ Beathard has been a top fantasy quarterback. With the 49ers issues at running back it’s safe to see that continue. Yet turnovers are a mark that fantasy owners can’t overlook at the quarterback position. Beathard. not only threw two interceptions but also had two fumbles against the Arizona Cardinals. Refrain from thinking Beathard can be your fantasy backup quarterback.


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