Author Topic: 5th Down: Week 7  (Read 781 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online CRS245

  • *Senior Staff
  • MVP
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 30393
  • Bonus inPoints: 27
    • :PIT:
    • :PIT-NFL:
    • :Blank:
    • :Blank:
    • :PennState:
    • :UnitedStates:
    • :Blank:
    • View Profile
    • ProFSL
    • Buy me a beer
  • Fantasy Sport: :MLB:
5th Down: Week 7
« on: October 18, 2012, 04:06:11 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, we will take turns doing a position for the week. Feedback is always welcome as we love to discuss football!


Start Carson Palmer and the Raiders' passing attack? / Courtesy of USA Today

Check out past postings of the 5th Down for each week: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Quarterback - JMACisBACK

Must Start: Andrew Luck :IND: vs. :CLE-NFL:
Cleveland is anemic vs the pass this season, and Luck is coming off a horrible game. Look for Luck to bounce back with a 300 yard game and a couple scores.

Must Sit: Russell Wilson :SEA-NFL: vs. :SFO:
Look for the Niners to get back to the basics on defense at home in a division game and really put pressure on young Wilson.  This will be a good game but one that will rely heavy on the running game and defense.

Sleeper: Carson Palmer :OAK-NFL: vs. :JAC:
He looks like a nice bye week fill in this week. I can see him flirting with 300 yards and a couple scores vs the lowly Jags defense.

Running Back - Mike

Must Start: Chris Johnson :TEN: vs :BUF:
He's no longer an elite back, but he should be able to run wild this week, the Bills are dead last against the run, and if Johnson doesn't go for 125 and at least 1 TD.. it's time to cut him loose.
(other must starts: Steven Ridley, Trent Richardson)

Must Sit: Frank Gore :SFO: vs. :SEA-NFL:
Gore has been great this year, but the Seahawks are killing the run this year, he might do some damage catching passes, but look to play someone else if you can.
(other must sits: Shonn Greene, Pierre Thomas)

Sleeper: Doug Martin :TAM: vs :NO:
This is two weeks in a row that Martin is listed as a sleeper.  He hasn't really lived up to the hype as of yet, but look for him to get right against the Saints, who can't stop anyone.
(other sleepers: Felix Jones, William Powell)

Wide Receivers - ProFSL

Must Start: Mike Williams :TAM: vs. :NO:
Mike is the big target in Tampa and the Saints have allowed the third most fantasy points to WR this year.  Williams is likely a fringe starter for you but you should plug him into your lineup this week.

Must Sit: Michael Crabtree :SFO: vs. :SEA-NFL:
You may have some bye week blues, but if you are thinking about Crabtree versus a similar receiver then go with the other guy.  This Mike hasn't exactly lit it up this year and the Seahawks play the tightest coverage on wideouts in the NFL.

Sleeper: Donnie Avery :IND: vs. :CLE-NFL:
The Browns have been mentioned as anemic.  Their secondary has been a letdown since Haden got hurt.  Avery caught four passes for 60 yards last week.  Look for him to get 75-100 yards and perhaps a TD this week.  He could be a great bye week fill-in for PPR leagues.

Tight Ends - Philly Girl

Must Start: Heath Miller :PIT-NFL: vs. :CIN-NFL:
Most of you are probably starting Miller by now.  If you have lineups like mine then you may be deciding between him and Aaron Hernandez whose game day health appears to be back.  Heath is having a great year.  Keep plugging him in your lineup.

Must Sit: Brandon Pettigrew :DET-NFL: vs. :CHI:
You may not have a better option in free agency or on your bench, but the matchup doesn't look good for Lions' TEs this week.  This will be a tough divisional game and Pettigrew's opportunities will be limited against the stingy Bears-D.

Sleeper: Scott Chandler :BUF: vs. :TEN:
2012 rule of thumb: Always play a team's starting tight end against the Titans.  Tight ends score 80% more fantasy points when they are playing the Titans compared to any other team.

Defense - ProFSL

Must Start: Seattle :SEA-NFL: vs. :SFO:
We have a big-time NFC West matchup this week which should be a juicy low-scoring affair for both defenses.  Don't be afraid of the 49ers and start the Seahawks.

Must Sit: Indianapolis :IND: vs. :CLE-NFL:
Just because the Colts are playing the Brownies doesn't mean you should start their defense.  In a basic format like The Gridiron, Indy is ranked 30th across fantasy defenses.  Don't be fooled by the matchup.

Sleeper: Cincinnati :CIN-NFL: vs. :PIT-NFL
The Bengals-D, believe it or not, leads the league in sacks with 21.  The broken offensive line of the Steelers comes to town.  Pittsburgh isn't look good lately which should mean opportunities for Cincy regardless of the outcome of the game.
Learn about :Commish: inPoints and the Invitationals.

 

Forum Search


Quick Profile

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

ProFSL Fantasy Sports

* Chat Room

Refresh History
  • cheesesteak: Shaq still a FA. Gonna be beast but 3.2m a season is hard to swallow
    June 22, 2016, 08:33:41 PM
  • cheesesteak: Not FA, i meant undrafted
    June 22, 2016, 08:34:35 PM
  • cheesesteak: I need a QB, its like picking out the nicest pile of trash at the dump
    June 22, 2016, 08:36:34 PM
  • Jonathan: I got TT available and he on a good contract.
    June 22, 2016, 09:11:33 PM
  • cheesesteak: I'm interested. I can send you Jordy Nelson
    June 22, 2016, 10:48:30 PM
  • cheesesteak: or I can upgrade your TE. Everywhere else you're pretty stacked.
    June 22, 2016, 10:50:34 PM
  • Jonathan: I'd do it for Jordy str8 up
    June 22, 2016, 11:14:08 PM
  • cheesesteak: Game on lets do it.
    June 22, 2016, 11:54:42 PM
  • Tarheels55: Seattle Franchise open in Title Town any interests?
    June 23, 2016, 11:36:07 AM
  • Jonathan: Angels DH Albert Pujols 8th highest paid player in baseball $25,000,000 salary. Pujols .708 OPS ranks 134th in MLB.
    June 23, 2016, 07:56:02 PM
  • Jonathan: :o
    June 23, 2016, 07:56:20 PM
  • Jonathan: Has the 1st round of NBA draft been leaked on Twitter yet?
    June 23, 2016, 08:16:05 PM
  • Jonathan: I wonder who goes #1, very suspenseful.
    June 23, 2016, 08:16:29 PM
  • Jonathan: Kevin Durant has 300M Nike Contract. NYC actually makes a lot of sense.
    June 23, 2016, 08:17:39 PM
  • Jonathan: Wolves have to be happy, picking between Murray and Dunn?
    June 23, 2016, 09:01:05 PM
  • Jonathan: steal, now trade him to Sixers.
    June 23, 2016, 09:09:34 PM
  • Jonathan: Dragan Bender averaged 5 PPG with team in Israel, worth at least 15 ppg in hoops conversion rate for Phoenix Suns.
    June 23, 2016, 10:15:43 PM
  • Jonathan: Butler to Minny should be set in stone with last pick by Bulls.
    June 23, 2016, 10:17:06 PM
  • chrisetc21: Nikoloz Tskitishvili, heh
    June 23, 2016, 10:19:54 PM
  • chrisetc21: Ante Zizic... Celtics fans go nuts
    June 23, 2016, 11:13:54 PM
  • Jonathan: Adam Silver screwed up saying Philadelphia 76ers because he had to pronounce Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot from France.
    June 23, 2016, 11:37:06 PM
  • Jonathan: Chris your up anytime, apparently nobody wants to pick anymore
    June 23, 2016, 11:41:54 PM
  • Jonathan: you're
    June 23, 2016, 11:42:01 PM
  • chrisetc21: cool, thanks
    June 23, 2016, 11:43:52 PM
  • chrisetc21: nerwffej on the clock in TGF
    June 23, 2016, 11:48:45 PM
  • Drew: Jonathan I made up my pick in TGF
    June 24, 2016, 12:59:55 AM
  • bravesfan: got my pick in, sorry I was away today
    June 24, 2016, 01:25:38 AM
  • chrisetc21: UK leaves the EU and the markets crash
    June 24, 2016, 01:51:21 AM
  • Jonathan: The pound was up to 1.50 , but not no mo'
    June 24, 2016, 07:58:20 AM
  • Jonathan: dropped all the way to 1.37 in 1 day
    June 24, 2016, 07:59:43 AM
  • joeshmoe: The problem with fiat currencies
    June 24, 2016, 12:57:45 PM
  • chrisetc21: IndianaBuc on the clock in TGF
    June 24, 2016, 03:51:44 PM
  • chrisetc21: time to buy gold and doomsday seeds, derp
    June 24, 2016, 04:00:08 PM
  • Jonathan: NFL: "Did you do PEDs?"  Player: "Nope"  Interviewer: "Investigation complete, innocent!"
    June 24, 2016, 05:17:46 PM
  • Jonathan: [link]
    June 24, 2016, 05:18:35 PM
  • Jonathan: cheesesteak up
    June 24, 2016, 05:20:38 PM
  • cheesesteak: Pick in
    June 24, 2016, 06:18:59 PM
  • Jonathan: boi otc
    June 24, 2016, 09:57:17 PM
  • Jonathan: fantasyboi, who hasn't been around last 5 days.
    June 24, 2016, 10:16:10 PM
  • Jonathan: Chris, I am having talks with a few others, if they break down I will see what we can do.
    June 24, 2016, 10:16:53 PM
  • Jonathan: American taken #1 this year, after going #2, #3 last year. Not bad.
    June 24, 2016, 10:39:44 PM
  • Jonathan: boi skipped  :o
    June 25, 2016, 09:09:47 AM
  • Jonathan: papps OTC
    June 25, 2016, 10:30:35 AM
  • Drew: Jonathan is there rules against drafting UDFA in TGF
    June 25, 2016, 12:52:32 PM
  • Jonathan: Yeah, has to be draft eligible. I took Crowell and few years ago and Rawls taken last year.
    June 25, 2016, 01:08:39 PM
  • Jonathan: [link]
    June 25, 2016, 01:11:34 PM
  • Jonathan: that is the list of UDFA eligible.
    June 25, 2016, 01:12:02 PM
  • Jonathan: Leafs, Flames and Oilers all did well in the draft. Kinda depressing  :P
    June 25, 2016, 10:06:42 PM
  • Jonathan: Marwin Gonzalez- the guy who struck out against a Catcher
    Yesterday at 12:07:07 AM
  • BHows: Tarheels-PM
    Yesterday at 12:25:17 PM