2011 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football PicksFriday, October 7, 2011 22:42
2011 NFL Week 5 fantasy football player picks.
2011 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football
Wham, bam, thank you fantasy (football). After a middling first two weeks and a somewhat improved Week 3, I finally broke through into big time points on Week 4 of Suicide Fantasy Football, dropping a massive 124.70 points, almost a full 15 more than the next best total. The high score catapulted me all the way up to the #2 overall ranking in the Celebrity – Pro – Blogger League.
Will Week 5 bring more of the same? We shall see…
- Quarterback – Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints): What with the fireworks being launched across the league and the surprise play of several teams, the New Orleans Saints have started off 2011 with perhaps the NFL’s quietest 3-1 record. But 3-1 is 3-1 and Drew Brees is Drew Brees. And I still don’t have much faith in Carolina’s defense.
- Running Back – Arian Foster (Houston Texans): Despite being listed as probable, Foster has practiced in full all week. With Andre Johnson out a couple weeks, the Texans will be relying more on Foster in Week 5–especially against an Oakland team weak against the run.
- Running Back – Fred Jackson (Buffalo Bills): Along with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Fred Jackson has been one the key reasons for the resurgence of the Bills and the fourth highest fantasy point earner amongst running backs. One of the reasons for the slow (1-3) start of the supposed Philadelphia Eagles super-team has been the Eagles less the super run defense.
- Wide Receiver – Hakeem Nicks (New York Giants): My first tough call of the week. I am not an Eli Manning fan (I think he is a vastly overrated quarterback), but Nicks is Manning’s favorite target. Additionally, Seattle has been less than impressive in 2011 following up their surprise playoff appearance in 2010 and the game is in New York. Having already played many of the top wideouts not injured at the moment, Nicks was one of the two best options remaining to me.
- Wide Receiver – Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers): Nelson may be Aaron Rodgers second option, but the Packers QB spreads the ball around the same way Tom Brady does in New England. Atlanta has been woeful against the pass, so no reason not to think that will continue.
- Tight End – Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints): Graham leads the Saints in yards, is tied for the Saints lead in touchdowns, and is second on the team in receptions. I’m already expecting a big game out of Brees–with Graham having those kinds of numbers, he should be the main benefactor.
- Kicker – Jason Hanson (Detroit Lions): I’ve always been a Jason Hanson fan and the Detroit Lions are for real. Hanson will get his chances to score, whether extra points or field goals.
- Team Defense – New York Giants:
The Giants have a good defense, but, more importantly, the Seahawks have a terrible offense–dead last in the league.
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