Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fantasy Football Week in Review - Week 5

The box score shows a comfortable 36 point win, but it was really anything but that. Midweek acquisitions Kevin Boss, Roman Harper, Earnest Graham and the Chiefs Defense combined for 4 points while incumbents Percy Harvin and Johnny Knox managed to combine for just 3 more. If not for monster games from Victor Cruz, Jahvid Best and Chargers kicker Nick Novak, this week could have been a disaster. Fortunately, my opponent struggled even more than I did and we were able to get back into the win column for the first time since Week 2. With the Chargers bye week coming up and newly acquired Curtis Painter set to step in at quarterback for Rivers, we desperately needed this win. We're currently sitting in 6th place, but with 12 of the 14 teams in the Drydock League having at least two wins, we're far from a lock for the postseason.

Here's a look at who the top performers were at each position in Week 5:

QB - Ben Roethlisberger sure didn't look banged up on Sunday as he played through an ankle injury and threw 5 touchdown passes against Tennessee in a 38-17 win. He had just 3 touchdown passes the first four weeks of the season. Fantasy Points: 32
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WR - Dwayne Bowe helped the Chiefs rally from a 24-7 deficit to beat Indianapolis 28-24 as he set season highs in catches (7) and receiving yards (128) and caught a pair of touchdown passes. Fantasy Points: 28
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RB - Adrian Peterson ran for 122 yards and 3 first quarter touchdowns as the Vikings finally got their first win of the season beating Arizona 34-10. Fantasy Points: 27
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TE - Joel Dreessen had just 3 catches over the first four weeks of the season, but with the injury to Andre Johnson, he was more involved in the Texans passing game and produced his best game of the season hauling in 5 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown. Fantasy Points: 21
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K - Sebastian Janikowski went 3 for 3 from beyond 50 yards hitting from 54, 55 and 50 and also connected from 42 helping the Raiders upset Houston 25-20. Janikowski now has 5 field goals of 50 yards or more this season. Fantasy Points: 20
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DEF - San Francisco's defense forced 3 turnovers, scored a touchdown and held the Bucs to just 3 points in a 48-3 route of Tampa Bay.  Fantasy Points: 22
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IDP - Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner had 6 tackles and returned a 4th quarter red zone interception for a touchdown as the Seahawks upset the Giants 36-25. Fantasy Points: 17
Photo Credit: seahawknationblog.com


QB - Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay - 137 points
WR - Wes Welker - New England - 124 points
RB - LeSean McCoy - Philadelphia - 90 points
TE - Jimmy Graham - New Orleans - 81 points
K - Jason Hanson - Detroit - 59.5 points
DEF - Baltimore - 75 points
IDP - George Wilson - Buffalo - 54.5 points

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