Author Topic: 5th Down: Week 4  (Read 1017 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Philly Girl

  • *ProFSL Gold
  • All-Star
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 845
  • Bonus inPoints: 0
    • :PHI:
    • :PHI-NFL:
    • :PHI-NBA:
    • :PHI-NHL:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
  • Fantasy Sport: :NFL:
5th Down: Week 4
« on: September 27, 2012, 01:23:59 PM »
The 5th Down Blog is designed to help you, the fantasy owner, on whom to start, sit, and who we pick as a sleeper for the week. Each week, five of us will take turns doing a position for the week. Feedback is always welcome as we love to discuss football!

Check out past postings of the 5th Down for each week: 1 | 2 | 3

Quarterback - Mike

Must Start: Christian Ponder :MIN-NFL: vs. :DET-NFL:
Easy call..look at two things. What did Ponder do to maybe the leagues best defense? What did Jake Locker do to Detroit last week? Add a returning Jerome Simpson and Ponder does it again.

Must Sit: Mike Vick :PHI-NFL: vs. :NYG:
No shock here, but you just can't trust Vick anymore, his turnovers are killing his once great fantasy value. Until he shows signs of ball control, keep him benched.
(other must sits: Josh Freeman, Jake Locker, Phillip Rivers)

Sleeper: Alex Smith :SFO: vs. :NYJ:
With Darrell Revis out, look for Smith to take advantage with many catches by Crabtree, Davis, and I'd even expect Moss to find the end zone.
(other sleepers: Blaine Gabbert, Carson Palmer, Kevin Kolb)

Running back - Philly Girl

Must Start: Frank Gore :SFO: vs. :NYJ:
Through Week 3, the Jets D have allowed the second most rushing yards overall and seventh-most fantasy points to RBs. Gore should get several opportunities and with a lead, expect the ground game to hammer away at the Jets D.

Must Sit: Chris Johnson :TEN: vs. :HOU-NFL:
**Disclaimer** Each week my "must sit" has had his breakout week. In hoping that the football Gods are paying attention, lets continue this trend.  Johnson is averaging 1.4 yards per carry and ranks 50th in fantasy points among running backs. The Texans are a formidable opponent this week and unless the Gods are paying attention, his stats don't look promising again this week.

Sleeper: Cedric Benson :GB: vs. :NO:
As a free agent just a few weeks ago, Benson epitomizes sleeper this week. He has totaled 180 yards in his last two games and this week the Packers play the Saints who have allowed the most fantasy points to RBs this season.

Wide Receiver - ProFSL

Must Start: WR Andrew Hawkins :CIN-NFL: vs. :JAC:
Hawkins was relatively unknown going into this season, but the 2nd year wideout from Toledo :Toledo: is producing.  While he has only caught two passes per game for the past two weeks, he has made the most of those catches by scoring TDs and accruing yards.  Overall for the season, he has been Dalton's 2nd favorite target with 12 receptions, 224 total yards, and 2 TDs.  This week, the Bengals' passing attack gets to feast on the Jaguars who are the second worst defense in the league regarding how many fantasy points they allow opposing WRs to score.  A.J. Green is an obvious must start and Hawkins has caught enough attention that he isn't a sleeper anymore.  Get him in your lineup now!

Must Bench: Any non-Megatron Lions WR :DET-NFL: vs :MIN-NFL:
The Vikings have surprised many of us this year quietly being productive on offense with a balanced attack, but mostly relying on great play by their secondary.  They have allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing WRs and will have their toughest test this week with the Lions' aerial attack.  With that said, one should never bench Megatron, but for those who like Nate Burleson or Titus Young at WR3 (or WR1/2 in deeper leagues) then I suggest benching those guys this week.

Sleeper: WR Cecil Shorts :JAC: vs. :CIN-NFL:
I have already touched on the Jaguars' shortcomings in their secondary.  Cincinnati isn't that much better at stopping opposing WRs.  This game is bound to be a shootout and Mr. Shorts will benefit.  He has been the best Jaguars WR this year with 27 fantasy points in a league like The Gridiron.  He has a solid shot at 90 yards and a TD this week.  If you have bye week blues because you own Reggie Wayne, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Donnie Avery (bye week), then this is the substitute for you!

Tight End - JMACisBACK

Must Start: Antonio Gates :SDG: vs :KAN:
I am hoping this is the week that Gates finally gets the ball from Rivers in a rivalry game to determine 1st place in the AFC West. I look for Gates to find the end zone this week in addition to 5-6 catches and 50-65 yards as well.

Must Sit: Greg Olsen :CAR: vs :HOU-NFL:
Houston is giving up the 3rd fewest PPG for TEs on the season. They have a top tier def and Newton is struggling of late. Only play Olsen if you have no other options but I do not see him scoring or putting up solid receptions or yards vs this stout def.

Sleeper: Jermichael Finley :GB: vs :NO:
He doesnít seem like he should be a sleeper per say, but he has not done much this season and is slipping down the rankings. I look for Finley to find the end zone this week vs an anemic Saints defense and see Aaron Rodgers and company having a breakout game offensively with Finley benefiting nicely.

Defense - Philly Girl/ProFSL

Must Start: :ARI: vs. :MIA:
The Cardinals are on a roll and everyone is wondering if they are for real. This question is directed more at their offense but their defense has handled the Seahawks, Patriots, and Eagles and now they are going up against a potentially Reggie Bush-less offense. Look for Arizona to continue their winning streak and keep MIA under two TDs.

Must Sit: :BUF: vs. :NE:
I have been hot on the Bills this year (actually last year as well); however any team facing NE after two tough losses is nearly doomed. This is more about what I expect New England to come out and do over what I expect the Bills to handle. I believe Brady and gang will look to light up the Bills secondary and prove their prominence in the AFC.

Sleeper: :SEA-NFL: vs. :STL-NFL:
Seattle's D is leading the league with PPG allowing 13, and averaging under 300 yards per game to offenses. This week they face St. Louis who has allowed 12 sacks in three weeks.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 01:28:35 PM by ProFSL »
"They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there." óMike Schmidt, Hall of Fame third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies :PHI:

Offline Philly Girl

  • *ProFSL Gold
  • All-Star
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 845
  • Bonus inPoints: 0
    • :PHI:
    • :PHI-NFL:
    • :PHI-NBA:
    • :PHI-NHL:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
  • Fantasy Sport: :NFL:
Re: 5th Down: Week 4
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 10:36:18 AM »
I am starting Ponder and Shorts this week!
"They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there." óMike Schmidt, Hall of Fame third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies :PHI:

Offline CZbullsforeve41234

  • Veteran
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 229
  • Bonus inPoints: 0
    • :CHW:
    • :CHI:
    • :CHI-NBA:
    • :CHI-NHL:
    • :NotreDame:
    • :Blank:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
  • Fantasy Sport: :NBA:
Re: 5th Down: Week 4
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 06:15:00 PM »
Haha CJ had his breakout week

Offline CRS245

  • *Senior Staff
  • MVP
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 30324
  • Bonus inPoints: 27
    • :PIT:
    • :PIT-NFL:
    • :Blank:
    • :Blank:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
    • ProFSL
    • Buy me a beer
  • Fantasy Sport: :MLB:
5th Down: Week 4
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 06:27:52 PM »
Haha CJ had his breakout week

The disclaimer holds true.

 

Forum Search


Quick Profile

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

ProFSL Fantasy Sports

* Chat Room

Refresh History
  • Orange Country: BooYah! Dave, that's an offer
    Today at 09:15:43 PM
  • redbeard82: PM sent
    Today at 09:16:10 PM
  • Brent: Evening guys.
    Today at 09:16:15 PM
  • redbeard82: you know i try not to mess around lol
    Today at 09:16:20 PM
  • Orange Country: after last night, yup
    Today at 09:17:01 PM
  • Orange Country: does anyone in BTL vote on deals
    Today at 09:17:15 PM
  • Corey: evening boys
    Today at 09:19:04 PM
  • Vollmernator: Philly otc in Rebel NHL draft
    Today at 09:20:00 PM
  • redbeard82: evening Corey
    Today at 09:21:00 PM
  • Corey: looking over 108 tonight Red
    Today at 09:23:03 PM
  • Corey: Got to look up his resign
    Today at 09:23:30 PM
  • jblum: PM Teton
    Today at 09:24:10 PM
  • redbeard82: it's pretty steep
    Today at 09:24:21 PM
  • redbeard82: ever look at that Lohse idea in MB2?
    Today at 09:24:34 PM
  • jblum: I'll take Loshe...
    Today at 09:25:28 PM
  • redbeard82: i still don't want bourn
    Today at 09:26:47 PM
  • Scalious: lol
    Today at 09:27:02 PM
  • jblum: I was thinking buxton.. but I guess not  :P
    Today at 09:27:41 PM
  • redbeard82: seems likely
    Today at 09:28:56 PM
  • redbeard82: ;)
    Today at 09:29:02 PM
  • AdamBombs: Any thoughts on that MB2 deal Reid?
    Today at 09:32:37 PM
  • jblum: Adam I sent you a PM
    Today at 09:34:17 PM
  • jblum: Lets count to 1,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27  28 29 30 ... ...... Just kidding. Hey you started to scroll faster than mayweather running.
    Today at 09:34:26 PM
  • jblum: Dammit it looked good on facebook lol it was hilarious
    Today at 09:34:41 PM
  • jblum: Ignore everything I have said guys
    Today at 09:36:14 PM
  • Scalious: :BAL-NFL: OTC in NFLC
    Today at 09:37:54 PM
  • redbeard82: echo
    Today at 10:09:22 PM
  • patjossom: Need some TC votes in BTL
    Today at 10:11:02 PM
  • Scalious: Alex, Corey, Fitz, Sooner... BTL trade votes
    Today at 10:15:01 PM
  • redbeard82: BLB too while you're at it...
    Today at 10:16:52 PM
  • patjossom: We should switch...if no one vetoes in two days then it passes.
    Today at 10:16:54 PM
  • patjossom: Lol
    Today at 10:17:01 PM
  • Brent: sup guys
    Today at 10:18:22 PM
  • patjossom: Hope your final went well Jesse. Any thulghts on a deal?
    Today at 10:18:58 PM
  • redbeard82: evening brent
    Today at 10:19:57 PM
  • Jesse: it went good Pat 1 wrong I totally disagreed with the error but I logged in to take a look
    Today at 10:26:09 PM
  • redbeard82: Reid - anything on MB2?
    Today at 10:29:23 PM
  • kangol: Jesse replied.
    Today at 10:30:44 PM
  • kangol: Pat also replied.
    Today at 10:30:57 PM
  • Brent: Did the new wear off MB2?  I haven't hotvan offer for Felix or Seager.
    Today at 10:32:34 PM
  • redbeard82: wish i could afford em
    Today at 10:35:39 PM
  • themarksman13: Norrya, I'll take a look
    Today at 10:35:43 PM
  • kangol: :TEX: interest in Felix
    Today at 10:38:47 PM
  • jblum: PM Adam Bomb
    Today at 10:44:35 PM
  • Scalious: :CIN-NFL: OTC in NFLC
    Today at 10:44:42 PM
  • jblum: Filthy mcnasty on
    Today at 10:48:10 PM
  • jblum: Pm*
    Today at 10:48:13 PM
  • Scalious: Trying to move up Blum :P
    Today at 10:49:26 PM
  • patjossom: No reply here Kurt
    Today at 10:49:49 PM
  • jblum: You know it
    Today at 10:49:50 PM