2014 Fantasy Football Champs and Chumps: Week 5
Peyton Manning 31/47 479 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INT- 34.6 fantasy points
Peyton. Just an absolute beast. He replaces his brother at the top from last week. The numbers could have been even more monstrous if the Emmanuel Sanders and the third 77-yard Demaryius touchdown would have stood…
Austin Davis- 29/49, 375 yards, 3 TDs, 2 FUMBLES- 26 fantasy points
He started off pretty slow, but the kid was slinging the rock in the second half! He nearly brought his team back from what would have been the largest come-from-behind second half deficit in NFL history. Regardless, an awesome spot-start for those who had the rocks to do so.
Philip Rivers- 20/28, 288 yards, 3 TDs, INT– 21.7 fantasy points
Consistent as ever, and quietly having an MVP-esque season. Keep rolling with Rivers. Don’t fight the current, bro.
Geno Smith- 4/12, 27 yards, INT–NEGATIVE 0.7 fantasy points
You had to see this benching coming after the Jets fans were booing him off the field last week… Kind of sad to watch and the Jets are in absolute disarray.
Blake Bortles- 22/36, 191 yards, 2 INTs, – 5 fantasy points
This game was pretty uneventful from the get-go, with nothing really happening offensively on either side. Bortles couldn’t match what Glennon did to the Steel curtain last week…
Running Back Champs:
Brandon Oliver-19 Rush, 114 yards, TD; 4 Rec, 68 yards TD- 30.2 fantasy points
HOLY COMING OUT PARTY, DARREN OLIVER! Keep in mind, this was against the “stout” Jets run defense. Must have been a little jet lag going on. Regardless, what exactly does this mean? Because it seems that they have found a new Darren Sproles (same number too, weird), who has now solidified himself a significant role in the offense…
Arian Foster- 23 Rush, 157 yards 2 TDs; 2 Rec, 15 yards– 29.2 fantasy points
Questionable? PSHHHHH. FEED THE GUY. I love watching him do the little “Namaste,” Asian-Bow thing. Maybe I’ll start videoing myself doing that after I finish off fantasy opponents…
Andre Ellington- 16 Rush, 32 yards TD; 4 Rec, 112 yards, TD - 23.4 fantasy points
It’s about time. Jeez! Ok, so it wasn’t all that pretty on the ground, but you give the guy twenty touches and this is what happens. Let’s keep this party going, Ellington owners, what do you say?
Running Back Chumps:
Chris Johnson- 7 Rush, 24 yards; Rec, -2 yards, FUMBLE -0.2 fantasy points
It was bad on the ground all day for the Jets, but CJ2K is fading fast. Nothing more than a bye week flex option, and he’s skating a fine line at that…
C.J. Spiller- 10 Rush, 8 yards, 3 Rec, 25 yards-3.3 fantasy points
Fred Jackson, on the other hand, had 17 touches and was far more productive, gaining 107 total yards. Jackson, DID leave with a right leg injury, though, so monitor that this week, because it could effect C.J.’s value this upcoming week against New England.
Wide Receiver Champs:
Demaryius Thomas- 8 Rec, 226 yards, 2 TDs- 34.6 fantasy points
Eight catches on 16 targets for a franchise-record 226 receiving yards and two touchdowns… THAT’S AWESOME. He hadn’t even had 65 yards in any other game this season, so this was a nice little surprise! Hopefully you didn’t “get Demaryius Thomased” and YOU did the “Demaryius Thomasing.”
Kendall Wright- 6 Rec, 47 yards, 2 TDs; 2 Rushes, 43 yards- 21 fantasy points
Touchdowns. They are nice. We like them.
Golden Tate-7 Rec, 134 yards, TD -19.4 fantasy points
With Calvin banged up, this cocky little shrimp had a pretty nice day. Sorry, it just bothered me watching him “Chi Chi Rodriguez,” pretend sword-fight after a 15-yard first down catch that wasn’t that significant.
Wide Receiver Chumps:
Calvin Johnson- 1 Rec, 7 yards- 0.7 fantasy points
I know he’s hurt, and re-injured his ankle in the game, but like I said… If MEGATRON puts up stats like this, he’s going to ride the chump train.
Michael Crabtree- 1 Rec, 16 yards- 1.6 fantasy points
Put the quarter in the merry-go-round [cue circus music]. Can’t stand this. No Vernon Davis and now Stevie J, emerging. Red arrow for Crabtree.
Steve Smith Sr.- 5 Rec, 34 yards, FUMBLE-1.4 fantasy points
Come on, you had to see this coming. If you didn’t, shame on you. #BackDownToEarth
Tight End Champs:
Greg Olsen- 6 Rec, 72 yards, 2 TDs- 19.2 fantasy points
The ultimate value tight end. He’s been one of the more “consistently delightful” tight end options this season. Keep it up, Greggy boy!
Julius Thomas- 6 Rec, 66 yards, 2 TDs- 18.6 fantasy points
Peyton just looks for “Orange Julius” in the end zone. Period. Will remain a top 3 tight end all season long.
Antonio Gates- 4 Rec, 60 yards, 2 TDs- 18 fantasy points
Pick a side Gates. Seriously, we are losing our hair over here. #ChumpToChamp
Tight End Chumps:
Larry Donnell- ZERO catches, ZERO yards- ZERO fantasy points
Hahaha. Hopefully none of you traded too much for a ZERO point performance. I still like him moving forward, but with the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr., I move Donnell down a few slots in the TE rankings.
Martellus Bennett-3 Rec, 17 yards- 1.7 fantasy points
Martellus about your bad day, bro…
Star Rookie Watch:
Sammy Watkins- 7 Rec, 87 yards- 8.7 fantasy points
Sammy wins the week 5 “rookie blue ribbon.” He’s an ok flex option (high end PPR flex option).
Brandin Cooks- 9 Rec, 56 yards; 2 Rush, 15 yards- 7.1 fantasy points
Again, love the guy…in PPR. With Graham as an absolute red zone monster, don’t expect him to see the endzone much unless he breaks a few.
Kelvin Benjamin- 3 Rec, 38 yards, FUMBLE- 1.8 fantasy points
Eh. Blah. Still love him moving forward as a definite top 20 option the rest of the way.
**Note: Fantasy points denote standard, non-PPR scoring.
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