Week 5: All In Plays

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

* The Song I am ALL IN on this Week: (Best Friend - Yelawolf Ft. Eminem) *

Teddy Bridgewater: Now I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't high on Teddy, AKA Captain Check Down, entering this season. I just didn't think he had it in him to produce and sustain viable fantasy numbers this season. However, through the first 4 weeks of the season I must say I have been impressed with Teddy and what OC Joe Brady has been able to get out of him, as he looks like a completely different player. This week Teddy has a great matchup against the Atlanta Falcons who appear as though they are spiraling out of control, especially on defense. This Atlanta defense is allowing the most fantasy points per game to the QB position, 34.5FP. Every QB that has faced this defense has finished as a top 4 fantasy QB for the week(Wilson -2, Dak-2, Bears QB's combined-4, Rodgers-3). A top five fantasy finish at the position in week 5 is likely coming, thus making me ALL IN on Teddy!! (20.82 FP)

Kirk Cousins: Cousins is like the ugly friend in a group of popular's this week. We know he doesn't belong in the same conversation as Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott, and Patrick Mahomes, but the matchup warrants him to be associated with these popular QB's. We know ideally Zimmer wants to pound the rock with that elite backfield of Cook and Mattison, but his pride and joy (The Defense) doesn't allow that to happen, and this week will be no different when they head to the great Northwest to take on the Hawks. Cousins historically falters under the lights of prime time football, but this matchup is too good to ignore, as the Seahawks are allowing the second most fantasy points to the QB position, 28.6 FP. Cousins will need to feed Cook, Thielen, and rookie sensation Justin Jefferson this week if they want to make Sunday Night's game competitive. It's this game script coupled with Cousins safe floor that has me ALL IN this week on Captain Kirk. (15.16 FP)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: This one pains me, not because I am down on CEH, it pains me because I am a Raider die hard, that has to acknowledge that our defense is dreadful against the run. This bodes well for the rookie this week who is next in line to take this defense to the cleaners. The Raiders are allowing the most fantasy points to the position, as backs are averaging 38 FP per game against them. We have yet to see that true breakout game for CEH, however, the wait may seemingly be over this week, as I feel the breakout comes in week 5. For this I am ALL IN on the first rounder this week. (11 FP)

James Robinson: Another rookie who has surprised many this season is Jacksonville rookie James Robinson. Robinson leads all rookie RB's in fantasy points through the first 4 weeks, as he is the RB6 in PPR. This week Robinson gets a Houston defense that is allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game (32.7), 30 rush attempts a game, and a whopping 162.8 rush yards to backs per game. Robinson is essentially this teams only running back, no disrespect to you Chris Thompson, as he leads the team in attempts, yards, and targets. I feel this heavy workload and fantasy production continues this week against the division rival, thus making me ALL IN. (10 FP)

Adam Thielen: If I'm all in on Kirk Cousins I have to be all in on one of his receivers as well. I very easily could have gone with the rookie Jefferson here, but instead I am going ALL IN on the veteran pass catcher. Thielen is by far the most heavily targeted pass catcher in this offense, as he is receiving a massive 32.6% target share. The next closest share goes to the rookie Jefferson who is seeing 21.1% of the teams targets. Thielen should turn this massive target share into a massive fantasy performance in week 5. Thielen gets to exploit a Seahawks defense that is allowing the most fantasy points to the position per game (65.3). If you do the math this adds up to over 20 fantasy points inbound for one Mr. Thielen, and for this I am feelin the matchup. (29.3 FP)

Darius Slayton: Who? Yes, I know it hasn't been pretty for Slayton or this Giant offense as a whole, but if any matchup is going to get an offense going it's this Dallas Cowboys defense. The Cowboys are allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game (49.9) to opposing wide outs. This huge number also has Slayton's running mate Golden Tate in play this week out of the slot. However, I am higher on Slayton and his skillset on the outside. Slayton also currently is commanding more targets in this offense compared to Tate, 20.4% compared to 14.4%. I feel Slayton's best fantasy week of this season comes this weekend, thus making me ALL IN on the sophomore pass catcher. (20.9 FP)

Hunter Henry: The Chargers tight end is averaging a modest 10.6 fantasy points per game through the first four weeks of the season, making him TE13 on the season in PPR formats. I am going to make a bold prediction right now by saying after Monday night's contest he will find himself inside the top 12. Why do I say such a thing? I say this because Henry has the New Orleans Saints this week, who are giving up the second most fantasy points to the position per game (24.3). Henry will be targeted by rookie and new undisputed Chargers starting quarterback Justin Herbert often in this one, as Henry currently commands a decent 19.5% target share in this offense. This target share will likely rise with the loss of RB Austin Ekeler as well. All these reasons I have mentioned have me ALL IN on Henry in week 5. (12.3 FP)

Eric Ebron: Ebron was an exciting off season edition for a Steelers team that has been in need of a tight end since Heath Miller called it a career. Ebron has gotten off to a bit of a slow start averaging just 8.8 fantasy points per game. Big Ben is doing a very good job spreading the ball around to his different pass catchers which doesn't help matters. However, Ebron appears to be becoming one of Ben's favorite targets in the red zone, which we envisioned happening. This week Ebron should have plenty of opportunity to produce for his fantasy owners, as he get's to go against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that just allowed 15 catches and over 180 yards and a score to SF tight end George Kittle in week four. This Eagles defense is allowing the third most fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game (21.1). Ebron should have his best game of the season this Sunday against this weak Philly secondary, which makes me ALL IN on Ebron in week 5. (7.3 FP)

Other Players I am ALL IN ON:

DJ Moore (19.3 FP)

Deebo Samuel (4.2 FP)

D.K. Metcalf (27.3 FP)

Chris Carson (19.9 FP)

Todd Gurley (25 FP)

Russell Wilson (25.48 FP)

Jonnu Smith (21 FP)