Not sure which players are contenders or pretenders in week-5 of the NFL? Here are your Fantasy Football streamers and dreamers brought to you by the ‘Hotheadz.’
As we roll into week-5 of the 2019 NFL season, some of you may be in desperate need of a player or two to bolster your roster. Let’s start with fantasy football streamers, favorable matchups at specific positions for this week.
QUARTERBACK – KIRK COUSINS vs NEW YORK GIANTS
It has been a rough year for fantasy owners of Adam Thielen and Stephon Diggs. Massively inconsistent and an overall lack of opportunity have led to Kirk Cousins being one of the worst fantasy quarterbacks of the year through four games.
For context, Daniel Jones has played in NINE quarters and already has FIVE more fantasy points scored than Cousins, who hasn’t missed a snap for the Vikings. Thielen was very vocal about his team’s current tendency to lean on the run game and how that tendency has made them predictable.
I’m sure those words will reach the ears that matter and luckily for Adam, there is a team on the docket that could be just what the Vikings need to expand that air attack.
RUNNING BACK – JAYLEN SAMUELS vs BALTIMORE
A few things may jump out at you from this headline. First of all, Baltimore!? Yes. The Ravens defense has not been nearly as dominant this season as it has in seasons past.
The next thing you may say is, “But, Jaylen Samuels isn’t even the starter and Tomlin likes to use a bell cow approach.” Yes! That is a fair point, but I think the offense we saw against the Bungles last Monday is a good representation of how the Steelers will proceed going forward.
Mason Rudolph has not been throwing the ball downfield very much, and when he checks down to his running backs, he has been very consistent in moving the ball in small chunks. I anticipate that Samuels will become a fixture in this offense.
Rudolph’s current limitations as a quarterback and the absence of Tight End Vance McDonald have apparently paved a path to the versatile Samuels. It looks like Tomlin is doing what good coaches do when they are faced with challenges. They adapt.
WIDE RECEIVER – WILL FULLER vs ATLANTA
It’s been a rough start to the season for former Golden Domer Will Fuller. He has not topped 70 receiving yards in any game this season, nor has he scored a touchdown.
The good news is, Fuller is healthy (something we can’t always say) and he has been recording a healthy percentage of offensive snaps. This upcoming matchup against Atlanta should prove to be a plus for the Texans.
Atlanta’s offense can put up points, but their defense can’t stop anyone. This fact will usually lead to a shoot out and those are the types of games a player like Fuller should thrive in.
TIGHT END – WHOEVER IS PLAYING ARIZONA vs ARIZONA
This week that tight end is Tyler Eifert. It’s a little gross, considering he is an oft-injured guy that plays for an 0-4 team that we discuss in this week’s episode as one of the front runners in the race to the number one pick. I think regardless, Arizona on the road is too good of a matchup to ignore. Start him.