We have made it to week 5, and hopefully your fantasy football season is going good so far. Even if it’s not, there is still plenty of time to get back in that playoff race! You are going to need to put some wins together, however, and with bye weeks starting this can be tough. To help out, I have put together a list of players that my not be on everybody’s radar but could give you a nice week and put you over the top this week!
You will not find players such as Patrick Mahomes or Ezekiel Elliot on this list. Obviously you will put them in if their team is playing. This is for the lesser known players that could have break out week. With that being said here are this week’s fantasy football lineup help!
Jacoby Brissett – Indianapolis Colts
Jacoby has put together a solid beginning to the season, with multiple touchdown passes in every game and only 2 interceptions all year. The last 2 games he has thrown for 265 and 310 yards, and with this weeks match up at Kansis City there is a good chance they will be down early, thus forcing him to throw a lot more than he would probably like. Only Derek Carr has had a truly poor fantasy showing against the Chiefs this year, So if you are stuck at the QB position consider Brissett.
Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings
Cousins was brought into Minnesota to help get them over the hump. The year before he came in the Vikings were in the NFC championship game and lost to the eventual super Bowl champion Eagles. It hasn’t quite worked out like they planned however, as Minnesota did not even make the playoffs last year and has struggles against winning teams. This week, however, they are going against the New York Giants, who may look better with Daniel Jones at the helm but still are not in the NFL elite. Throw in Adam Theilen asking for more passing and Cousins consequentially apologizing on the radio, and this looks like a nice week for the Viking passing game.
Teddy Bridgewater – New Orleans Saints
Teddy has not been putting up great numbers in the 2+ games he has played since Drew Brees went out with the thumb injury, but there’s nothing like the Buccaneers coming to play to fix that. Last week Jared Goff threw for over 500 yards in a high scoring shoot out, and the week before Daniel Jones had 4 touchdowns, 2 of those rushing. With Alvin Kamara always a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield and Michael Thomas catching everything thrown his way, I can see Teddy breaking out this week.
Jordan Howard – Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Howard had been struggling in his first season with the Eagles until last Thursday against the Green Bay Packers, where he broke out for 87 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in addition to 3 catches and another touchdown receiving. I see this continuing this week against the Jets, who have let up at least one rushing touchdown in each of their first 3 games.
Chris Carson – Seattle Seahawks
Even though Rashad Penny is coming back from injury, Chris Carson is the main back for the Seahawks again this week against the Los Angeles Rams in their Thursday night match up. Although he had some fumbling issues early in the season, having lost a fumble in each of the first 3 games, Pete Carrol still showed confidence in him, and he rewarded his coach, by rushing 22 times for 104 yards last week, in addition to 4 catches for another 41 yards. Unfortunately C.J. Prosise vultured a touchdown from him, but still a very positive day and no reason to not see that continue this week against a Rams defense that has become suspect against the run lately.
David Montgomery – Chicago Bears
Marquis Brown – Baltimore Ravens
Marquis Brown exploded onto the scene with 4 catches and 147 yards with 2 touchdowns week 1, and followed that up with another good performance the next week with 8 catches and 86 yards. Things have slowed down a bit the last couple of weeks for Brown and the Ravens in general. Not that he hasn’t had the opportunities, with 16 targets total the last 2 weeks. I look for Brown to bounce back in a big way against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a much needed game for the Ravens.
Phillip Dorsett II – New England Patriots
Dorsett has alternated good performance with bad ones so far this year, with last week being a bad one with only 2 catches for 10 yards on 9 targets. The Patriot offense overall had a rough game against Buffalo so this is probably and abberration, and with Washington up next this will probably continue the streak of a solid performance after a not so solid one.
Courtland Sutton – Denver Broncos
If Sutton is not on your radar, he needs to be. This second year receiver has put together a nice year, and finally broke into the end zone this past week. With the Broncos desperately needing a win against the Los Angeles Chargers, look for Joe Flacco to be looking to get Sutton the ball early and often this week.
Evan Engram – New York Giants
Another player who is quietly putting together a very nice season, Engram is taking advantage of the target left by Odell Beckham Jr. leaving for Cleveland. His 27 receptions over the first 4 games has him ranked 4th, and they will be facing the Minnesota Vikings team who has allowed 28 catches through 4 games, which is tied for the 4th most.
Will Dissly – Seattle Seahawks
Dissly doesn’t get the amount of targets other top tight ends do, but he makes up for it in red zone targets. He is tied for third with 5, which he has turned into 4 touchdowns, all in the last three weeks. He is also targeted on 40 percent of all routes ran, which is behind only Zach Ertz. A match up with the Los Angeles Rams is up next for Dissly and the Seahwaks on Thursday night.
Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens
Here is another Raven who had a great first 2 weeks to then come back down to earth a little the last 2. The targets are still there, averaging 8 targets a game, but Lamar Jackson has not been able to connect as much in those games. He only had 7 catches the last 2 games, luckily one of those was a touchdown last week. Look for a bounce back game this week against the Steelers, who have had a rough start to the year of their own.
Well there you go, hopefully this will help you be victorious this week in your fantasy football match up! As always, please leave comments or questions below! If your season is not looking good, you can always check out my review on Daily Fantasy Sports here.