THE BOTTOM LINE: WEEK 5

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THE BOTTOM LINE: WEEK 5

Courtland Sutton finds the end-zone twice, but is that enough for fantasy footballers to own him?

Courtland Sutton finds the end-zone twice, but is that enough for fantasy footballers to own him?

Peyton Mullen

Courtland Sutton finds the end-zone twice, but is that enough for fantasy footballers to own him?

Peyton Mullen

Peyton Mullen

Courtland Sutton finds the end-zone twice, but is that enough for fantasy footballers to own him?

Joe Parsley, Website/Video Managing Editor

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QB Jacoby Brissett

Brissett took over as the Colts’ starting quarterback after Andrew Luck surprisingly retired. Colts’ fans and fantasy footballers weren’t expecting much of him. But now, it makes sense that the Colts are very high on this guy. He’s looked really good while he’s adjusting to being a full-time starter completing about 65% of his passes for 911 yards, with 10 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. Brissett and the Colts play the Chiefs in Week 5 who have had a shootout against every team they’ve played except for the Raiders.

RB Jordan Howard

With Miles Sanders running well, but making rookie mistakes, Howard seems to be the redzone favorite for the Eagles. Sanders still doesn’t have a touchdown 4 weeks into the season. Meanwhile, Howard had 3 touchdowns in Week 4. They’ll most likely keep splitting touches throughout the season, but Howard will be getting most-all of the rushing touchdowns. In Week 5, the Eagles take on a surprisingly good Jets rush defense at home, but that won’t stop them from finding the endzone.

WR Courtland Sutton

Coming into the season, everyone assumed Emmanuel Sanders would be Flacco’s go-to receiver with Sutton getting more targets than last season. So far, Sanders and Sutton are being equally targeted, with equal yards and touchdowns. Their stats should stay somewhat similar throughout the season as long as both are healthy. With Sanders being more experienced and explosive receiver, teams will look to keep the ball away from him which opens the door for Sutton. The Broncos take on an exceptional Chargers secondary who appear to have a weak-link in Week 5.

WR A.J. Brown

The Titans quarterback, Marcus Mariota, seems to be on the same page with A.J. Brown as he is looking like Mariota’s favorite outside target. He only plays about 50% of snaps, but leads the team in receiving yards while only being third in receptions. Brown most definitely had his best game last week against the Falcons where he caught all 3 passes that were thrown to him for 94 yards with 2 touchdowns. He will continue to build upon this performance as the Titans take on the Bills at home.

TE Darren Waller

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has found a new favorite target in Waller; he’s been targeted 37 times, which is 13 more targets than receiver Tyrell Williams. That’s not even the impressive part; he’s caught 33 of those targets and leads the team in receiving yards with 320 yards, but he still hasn’t found the endzone. The Raiders take on the Bears, who aren’t the best at defending tight ends, so Waller should get a good amount of targets.

Honorable Mention: WR Dante Pettis

Pettis and the 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan had somewhat of a falling out over the summer which led to Shanahan not guaranteeing him a starting spot. Sure enough, Week 1 comes around and Pettis goes in the game ONCE. Slowly but surely he’s working his way back into fantasy relevancy after catching the game-winning touchdown in Week 3. He should be in the 49ers Week 5 plan against the Browns at home, but don’t expect him to be the #1 receiver.

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