Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 5
Week 5 should bring the fantasy community a whole lot of excitement.
New Orleans visits Chicago. Detroit goes to Green Bay in a huge divisional game. The Giants and Eagles may not be very good, but that game certainly features plenty of fantasy studs. Denver heads to Dallas in what is likely it's most challenging game to date.
Who will put up big numbers in those games, and the other 10 matchups this week. Let's find out with the Week 5 projections.
Click the position labels below for the full list of projected player rankings, and click the team logos, paired by matchup, to see projected stats of each game.
The Packers are 1-2 and can't afford to fall 2.5 games behind the Lions with a head-to head loss to boot. Rodgers won't let that happen.
Manning is on pace for 5,880 yards and 64 touchdowns this season. Yeah, he's having a nice start to the year.
Going up against a strong Miami defense, Brees threw for 413 yards, four TDs and zero interceptions. He should have a field day against the Bears.
The fact that we can safely call a game in which McCoy had 94 yards from scrimmage subpar shows how great he has been this year. He'll rebound against the Giants.
Charles kept on rolling last week, totaling 127 yards from scrimmage with a touchdown. He's every bit as good as advertised.
Forte ran for 95 yards and a TD on just 14 carries and caught another four passes for 22 yards. He's a top-five running back.
Johnson had four catches for 44 yards and a TD last week. He'll be happy to not see Charles Tillman across from him this week.
Jones hasn't been 100 percent most of the season, but that doesn’t stop him from putting up big numbers.
It has been a terrible year for this offense as a whole, but Cruz has been a monster. He'll keep that up against Philly.
Another 100-yard effort and another two TDs. He's in a world of his own.
Another week, another huge performance for Cameron. He was the breakout player of the first month of the season.
Gates caught all 10 of his targets last week, racking up 136 yards and a TD. Get him in your lineup each and every week.
Zuerlein is 6-for-6 on the season, and the Rams should have plenty of scoring opportunities this week.
The Broncos are sometimes too good for Prater, but he should be started with confidence every week.
Henery made two of his three field goal attempts last week and has already missed three field goals this year, all from within 50 yards.
With Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over for the injured Jake Locker, the Chiefs should feast this week.
They can't get pressure on the quarterback and have trouble forcing turnovers. Playing the Eagles should help.
I love this matchup for the Panthers. Get them in your lineup.