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By Joshua B, aka Generallyaware

It’s week 5 and things are getting serious. Too serious to bother reading a long introduciton.

Can you imagine even writing one? Who has time for that?

Not me.

Duh Starts

Ty Montgomery, RB/WR Green Bay @ Detroit

ESPN 39% Yahoo 18%

The Packers are missing Cobb, Adams is questionable and Allison has yet to clear concussion protocol. This leaves rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the next option. Unless the Packers happened to have an experienced slot receiver lying around somewh-OH! Montgomery will be needed to step up.

Deep Starts

Albert Wilson, WR Miami @ Cincinnati

ESPN 7% Yahoo 10%

Wilson makes yet another appearance on this list. Miami needs a bounce back and Cincinnati’s interior defense is vulnerable. Wilson is getting more targets every week and should get work in volume if nothing else.

Christian Kirk, Arizona @ San Francisco

ESPN 11% Yahoo 9%

Josh Rosen made the Cardinal offense look somewhat feasible last week. Christian Kirk is getting consistent targets while Larry Fitzgerald is still a bit hobbled with a hamstring.

Dumb Starts

Rhett Ellison, RB, New York Giants @ Carolina

ESPN 4% Yahoo 5%

The Panthers give up the 6th most points to Tight Ends and Evan Engram is still out for the Giants.

Corey Grant, RB, Jacksonville @ Kansas City

ESPN 7% Yahoo 6%

This will almost be a Duh Start if Yeldon is unable to go on Sunday, but even with Yeldon I think Grant has potential. Jacksonville defense will be doing their best to slow down Mahomes and the Chief’s offense and that should include running the ball. And even if they need to score, Grant is an explosive player they will need to have a chance.

Start of the Week

I’m going to be picking out one Deep Start that I think is the best option. I try to give various players at different positions because not all of the ones I give are available, but there’s usually one I think has the best chance at a big game.

James Washington, WR Pittsburgh vs Atlanta

ESPN 7% Yahoo 2%

Other than week 1 against the depleted Eagle receiving corp, Atlanta has given up double digit fantasy points to every team’s WR 1, 2 and 3 (except for Meredith at 8.1). Washington has been hovering around a 75% snap share and while snaps are not predictive of fantasy points or targets, you do have to get on the field first. Points will need to be scored in this big game of the week between two potent offenses with poor defenses.

Week 4 Review

Last week’s picks didn’t do so great as a whole, but Gabriel was a very large bright spot.

2.9Hooper, AustinTEDuh
8.4Callaway, AntonioWRDuh
0Tannehill, RyanQBDeep
30.4Gabriel, TaylorWRDeep
3.2Andrews, MarkTEDeep
5.9Ellison, RhettTEDumb

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