Fantasy Football Sleeper: Flacco is back-o

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger



Before we get to it, here’s how the last week’s scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring.

Philip Rivers: 22 points

Tevin Coleman: 4 points

Travis Benjamin: 5 points

Jimmy Graham: 11 points

Dustin Hopkins: 8 points

New England Patriots D/ST: 2 points

Week 5 Picks

Quarterback: Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Joe Flacco is quietly returning to form this season, and you should return him to your fantasy lineup. (Beth Tenser, Flickr)
Joe Flacco is quietly returning to form this season, and you should return him to your fantasy lineup. (Beth Tenser, Flickr)

Last week’s points: 23, This week’s projected: 20

Flacco has won a Super Bowl, and he’s led the Ravens to a 3-1 start. He’s quietly having another solid year. The Ravens are facing a questionable Redskins’ secondary, thus Flacco will shine.

Running Back: Matt Jones, Washington Redskins

Last week’s points: 18, This week’s projected: 10

Jones has been splitting carries to start the season, but has since separated himself to be the No. 1 running back in Washington. Jones has potential to score high every week behind an underrated offensive line.

Wide Receiver: Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week’s points: 8, This week’s projected: 7

Coates has played well. With teams focusing all their attention on wide receiver Antonio Brown, look for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to find Coates plenty Sunday.

Tight End: Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns

Last week’s points: 16, This week’s projected: 10

Barnidge is a bright spot for the dull Browns. Quarterback Cody Kessler looks his way often, and will continue to do so.

Kicker: Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals

Last week’s points: 19, This week’s projected: 7

Nugent was great last week. He’s one of the highest scoring kickers in fantasy thus far, so look for him to continue his efficiency on Sunday.

Defense: Oakland Raiders

Last week’s points: 6, This week’s projected: 7

The Raiders host a shaky San Diego team Sunday. Expect their defense to pressure the young offense and cause turnovers.

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