Fantasy Football Week 5 Analysis

The Best Moves to Make in Your Fantasy Football League

Fantasy Football Week 5 Analysis

It’s been 4 weeks since my last fantasy football article and over the course of this a lot has changed throughout the NFL. Certain players have cemented themselves as essential weapons while others are on the brink of being benched or cut. With another few weeks of games to go through, today I will be giving insight on what to do with football players at every position.


Start Taylor Heinicke- After Ryan Fitzpatrick was injured in week 1 against the Chargers, Taylor Heinicke has taken charge of the Washington Football Team. Although, the team has been mediocre offensively so far,Heinicke has scored more than 25 points 3 out of his 4 starts and his ability to scramble on the ground provides assurance for additional points. With the Washington Football Team facing a struggling Chiefs defense, I expect Taylor Heinicke to be the perfect streaming QB this week.

Sell High on Justin Herbert- Last week Justin Herbert had an insane game with almost 400 yards passing, 3 passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown to lead the Chargers to a victory over the Browns. Over the last 3 weeks he has averaged almost 40 fantasy points per game. While this is impressive from the sophomore quarterback, I would look at cashing in on this player for other fantasy assets. The last 3 weeks Herbert has faced bad to mediocre defenses and with a string of tough defenses coming up in the Charger’s schedule, he could regress to the low points he had in Week 1 and 2 against tougher defensive opponents. Packaging Herbert for a worse QB and another fantasy asset could be the perfect trade right now.



Add Darrel Williams- After Clyde Edwards-Helaire was placed on IR by the chiefs this week , Darrel Williams looks to take over the backfield. While the Chiefs are committed to their pass first offense, Darrel Williams has received a sizable amount of touches and redzone carries the past few weeks much to the dismay of all us CEH owners. Now with CEH gone for at least 3 weeks, Darrel will have very little competition for touches each week and should be a RB2 for the next 3 weeks at least.

Add Devontae Booker- With Saquon injured yet again, Devontae Booker will have full control of the Giant’s backfield. Booker is clearly past his peak and averaged only 2.5 yards per carry in his performance Sunday, but with virtually all of the Giants offensive weapons injured, including the QB Daniel Jones, the team will have to rely heavy on the run. This could be seen in last week’s game as he racked up 19 total touches and 2 touchdowns after playing just 3 quarters. Expect him to be a RB2 for the 2-3 weeks Saquon is injured.

Sell High on Aaron Jones- Aaron Jones has lived up to his expectations this far in the season averaging 18.0 points in PPR. The Packer’s running back has looked fast and excellent in pass catching like usual, however, the threat of AJ Dillon looms in the background. AJ Dillon was a round 2 running back pick for the Packer’s last year, and over the the last two years head coach Matt LaFleur has been determined to make him a part of the offense. Over the last two weeks AJ Dillon has received 16 and 12 touches which rapidly approaches Aaron Jones’ 18 and 19 touches respectfully. Matt LaFleur even emphasized AJ Dillon’s essential role in the offense during the post-game conference. If Aaron Jones is unable to continue his insane efficiency against better defenses, then owners will soon see a large decline in points as his touches slowly decrease. If you have Aaron Jones, now might be the time to trade him.

Buy Low on Saquon Barkley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and David Montgomery- All three of these running backs have been injured in the last two weeks. The timeline for Saquon’s Injury is 2-3 weeks while CEH and Montgomery are expected to return in 3-4 weeks. All 3 are absolute monsters when healthy and will most likely continue this performance after their return. If someone in your league needs to win now and has one of these 3 players aggressively target them through trades. Many winless or low win owners will simply not be able to lose for 2-3 straight weeks leaving them more likely to trade these valuable assets in exchange for someone who can make an immediate impact on their roster.


Wide Receivers:

Trade for Diontae Johnson or Chase Claypool- The steelers have been abysmal offensively with Ben Roethlisberger now most likely spending the remainder of his career sinking the Steelers down with him. While this offense was definitely not high powered enough to support 3 fantasy football wide receivers, with Juju Smith-Scuster now out for the season, both Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool will both receive more targets per game and add to their already strong performances this season.

Pickup Kadarius Toney- As I said in the blurb about Saquon Barkley, the Giants are seriously struggling with injuries thus far into the season. With all 3 starting receivers out last week, Toney was able to rack up 10 catches for 189 yards. This is an absolutely insane stat line for the 20th overall pick in last year’s draft, and he gets extra points for throwing a punch and getting ejected in the fourth quarter. Although, several of the Giant’s receivers should be back this week, Kenny Golladay and Saquon Barkley are for sure out, meaning that Toney should receive enough targets to be relevant this week. The young wide receiver has looked so explosive he looks to make an impact even with all starters back as the season progresses.

The world of Fantasy Football is always changing, but hopefully these moves can help you make the most of your fantasy football season. Good luck and I wish you all the best!(Unless you are in my league)