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
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.