New England is visiting Tampa Bay this Thursday Night, and the fantasy football points could be flying up the charts.
The Jets are in Cleveland looking for a 3-2 record while the Bills visit Cincinnati. Miami hosts the Titans, and all AFC East games will be done before the late afternoon Sunday games start.
SIT: Wide Receiver, Brandin Cooks – New England Patriots
Cooks used to play the Buccaneers twice per season, and has never had a touchdown catch against them. Despite what happened against the Vikings, the Buccaneers seemed to have learned the art of deep coverage as they contained Odell Beckham Jr. most of last week’s match-up.
START: Quarterback, Tom Brady – New England Patriots
It’s a fast turn-around for the Pats as they travel to Tampa for Thursday Night Football. This means their defense probably isn’t going to get all the kinks out this week, and Brady will do plenty of throwing as the Bucs and Patriots try to outscore each other in every sense of the word.
SLEEPER: Miami Dolphins Defense
The Redskins are on a bye, so you won’t like any fantasy football points from Kirk Cousins this week. Did you see what I did there?
The Eagles are hosting Carson Palmer and the Cardinals, and the Giants host Los Angeles after failing to get their first win on the road in Week 4. Dallas plays one of the late afternoon Sunday games as Aaron Rodgers heads to “Jerry’s World”.
SIT: Dallas Cowboys Defense
The Green Bay Packers are one of nine teams in the NFL with over 100 points scored to this point. They should get a pretty good amount more in Dallas, and the defense is going to suffer from a fantasy football standpoint.
START: Running Back, Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys
If you have Elliott on your fantasy roster you’re obviously plugging him in. Understood. So this is more of a DFS thing.
Twice Elliott faced the Packers last year, and twice he went over 100-yards. He didn’t find the end zone in either game though, but there’s a solid shot that ends as he’s coming off two-straight with a touchdown run.
SLEEPER: Running Back, Wayne Gallman – New York Giants
The rookie from Clemson provided Eli Manning’s offense a spark just when they needed it against the Buccaneers in Week 4. It almost got them a win, in fact.
Heading into Week 5, it’s clear that Gallman is their best running back, and if they’re smart he’ll start getting more and more involved in the offense. Starting with their game against the Chargers at home.