Week 5 Fantasy Football Recap!
You have to hand it to Amazon. They managed to broadcast something more boring than Rings of Power. The Thursday Night game between the Colts and Broncos will go down in history as one of the worst games ever. Running back Jonathon Taylor didn’t play, and quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan are on the decline.
Quarterback Josh Allen could have broken a single-game record of 554 passing yards in a game that’s been on the books since 1951. Instead, he finished decimating the Steelers with 424 yards and four touchdowns, and the Bills won 41-7. Wide receiver Gabe Davis caught 3 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns for the Bills.
The Doomsday Defense is back. The Cowboy’s defense scored a touchdown and shut down the Super Bowl champion Rams 22-10. The Rams looked like the Detroit Lions when Matthew Stafford was their quarterback.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts had another perfect day using his legs. He had a team-high 61 rushing yards and two rushing TDs. The Eagles are 5-0 after beating the Arizona Cardinals 20-17.
Quarterback Taysom Hill scored three touchdowns and threw for another in the Saint’s 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately for Seattle running back Rashaad Penny suffered a broken fibula and injured the tibia in his left leg on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. Alvin Kamara rushed 23 times for 103 yards and added six catches for 91 yards for New Orleans.
The high-scoring Detroit Lions were shut out 29-0 by the New England Patriots. Running back Rhamondre Stevenson had 25 rushes for 161 yards in the Patriot’s win.
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson had 12 catches for 154 yards in the Viking’s 29-22 win over the Bears. Minnesota is 4-1. Dalvin Cook rushed 18 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns, adding two receptions for 27 yards for the Vikings.
The second-best running back in fantasy football Saquon Barkley rushed 13 times for 70 yards, a touchdown, and three catches for 36 yards in the Giants’ 27-22 win over the Packers. But, unfortunately, for Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers and his young receivers are still not meshing.
Rumor has it that Matt Ruhle will be the next head coach at the University of Nebraska, and quarterback Baker Mayfield will be a backup. The Carolina Panthers fired Ruhle after they got beat by the 49ers 37-15. In addition, Mayfield hurt his ankle and will miss a few weeks. Christian McCaffrey rushed 14 times for 54 yards and one touchdown, adding seven catches for 50 yards on 12 targets for the Panthers.
Carson Wentz puts up good fantasy points but makes bonehead decisions during the game to cost his team a win. Trailing the Tennessee Titans 21-17 in the game’s final seconds, the Washington Commanders had four shots to win from the 2-yard line. Carson’s first two passes were almost picked off, but David Long Jr. intercepted him on his third attempt to end the game.
Go, Breece Lightning. Breece Hall rushed 18 times for 97 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 100 additional yards in the Jets’ win over the Dolphins. The rookie from Iowa State is a must-start in your fantasy football leagues. The Dolphins are on a two-game losing streak after starting the season 3-0.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett is a backup for a reason. With the Browns trailing the Chargers 30-28 with 2:48 on the clock, they were in field-goal range, but he threw an interception. Later, after the Chargers didn’t pick up a fourth-and-2, the Browns had a shot at getting that game-winning field goal. But, instead, rookie Cade York missed a 54-yard FG attempt, and the Chargers won 30-28. The best running back in fantasy football Nick Chubb rushed 17 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns. Austin Ekeler rushed 16 times for 173 yards adding four catches for 26 yards and one touchdown for the Chargers.
Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the NFL. On Sunday night, he made four field goals from 20,30,40, and 50 yards in the Raven’s 19-17 win over the Bengals
Rookie running back Dameon Pierce rushed 26 times for 99 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 14 yards on five targets in Houston’s win over the Jaguars.
Tom Brady gets all the calls his way. He was the benefactor of the worse call of the day when Grady Jarrett was flagged for roughing the passer. The GOAT didn’t get a penalty for trying to kick Jarrett in his junk after the play. Brady completed 35-of-52 passes for 351 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ 21-15 win over the Falcons.
The Raiders were a mess on Monday Night Football, blowing a 17-0 lead only to lose to the K.C. Chiefs 30-29. Travis Kelce is once again the best Tight End in Football by setting a Monday Night Football record with four TD catches. And the refs made the second worst roughing the passer call against the Chief’s Chris Jones.
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