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Last week, the disappointing dud was looking like Larry Fitzgerald until he broke Darrelle Revis’s ankles and scored (Sorry, I know you are all Bucs fans, but that is exactly what happened). Without that score, 5 catches for 55 yards is not a good day (5 points in non-PPR and 10 in PPR). The touchdown changed everything, and annoyed me as I had Fitzgerald chilling on my bench while Darren McFadden, the true disappointing dud, pulled his hamstring in my flex spot. Josh Gordon did have a better game than AJ Green in a non-PPR or a .5 PPR, but not a PPR. I figured it was going to be even better with Joe Haden covering Green, but holding him to no touchdown is a remarkable task in itself. Finally, my surprising stud is going to get a pass this week because Matt Flynn is so bad it hurts. Quite frankly, I was impressed he got 4 catches for 66 yards after watching Matt Flynn’s garbage quarterback play. When Terrelle Pryor gets back out there, Denarius Moore will be a stud again and continue to perform like he did in Denver. I would give actual surprising stud to Darren Sproles. Everyone knows he will have a game or two like the one he had on Monday Night Football, but it has to come as a shock that it happened against the Dolphins. Without further delay, the Week 5 surprising stud, disappointing dud and bold prediction

 

Surprising Stud – David Wilson

One run last week made a big impression on me for Wilson. Once the Giants had been out of the game, he got a carry to the right side. He was at the sideline and got hit for what would have been a 1 yard gain or so. Instead, he kept his legs moving and did not avoid contact. Wilson hit a couple more defenders on his way to a 5 yard gain. This run is one of the big reasons that I think David Wilson will reward the owners that have held onto him after a very mediocre 4 weeks to begin the season. The Giants’ offensive line his horrendous. When watching Giants’ games, it feels like Eli Manning is never standing upright. He is always on the ground. The good thing for the Giants is that the Eagles’ defense is really bad too! Maybe the Giants’ offensive line can have some success and gain some confidence against the Eagles. I think that David Wilson will be the main beneficiary of this. The Giants cut Da’Rel Scott this week, so it will be Wilson and Brandon Jacobs in the backfield. Wilson will definitely be the main back outside of the redzone, but I think Wilson and Jacobs actually split redzone carries. I think Wilson gets 100 total yards and a score or two. Get excited Wilson owners, this is your week.

 

Disappointing Dud – Arian Foster

Honestly, Foster has not played well all year. Ben Tate has 62 fewer yards than Arian Foster. However, he has done it with 42 less carries. Arian Foster’s yards per carry are down again this year and are currently sitting at 3.8. That is the first issue with Foster; he is not as effective as he used to be. The second problem is a problem for just this week; he is playing the 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers are giving up only 3.5 yards per carry as a defense and are known as a strong defensive team against the run. The 49ers know that Arian Foster and the running game will be the only thing stopping them from a victory in this game. They will make sure Foster, and Tate for that matter, will have no room to run Sunday night. Foster will have double digit yards and no touchdown. The Texans will have to take to the air to have a chance, which leads me to my bold prediction…

 

Bold Prediction

Matt Schaub has himself a great fantasy day against the 49ers’ secondary, the biggest weakness on their defense. He throws for 3 scores and 350 yards. However, he will throw a classic Schaub interception, like last week, that costs the Texans a chance to win.

Nick

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Fanatical Bucs follower since the 1979 season- and proud owner of over 650 Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on DVD going back to 1977. Blogger and historian for all things Bucs.

Greg Danchik’s Fantasy Corner!

 

As I look back at my predictions last week, none of them helped you out fantasy-wise and I apologize for that. The Dolphins won their game late, but Matt Ryan did not have an outstanding fantasy day. The Cardinals’ running backs were the only set of skill players that scored for them, but it was one touchdown by Alfonso Smith, someone I didn’t mention, and no one had more than 29 yards. My disappointing dud was just so flat out wrong. I am sorry if you benched DeMarco Murray because of me. He went off. The true disappointing duds are the New York Giants. Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks probably cost some of you games. I know Cruz cost me one.  So after a rough week, I am looking to hit for you guys and give you an edge over the competition.

Surprising Stud- Denarius Moore

The Washington Redskins’ defense is historically awful. No defense has given up as many yards as they have in their first 3 games (1,464). This probably has something to do with the great offenses that defense has had to face, but since the beginning of the NFL, a defense must have faced three top offenses in their first three weeks, and no one has been worse. The Raiders continue to surprise as they did not get bullied off the field on Monday night in Denver. Denarius Moore, specifically, had a good game. He had long touchdown grab in the second quarter that he did most of the work for. He is a talented wide receiver with impressive speed and quickness. The only reason some people haven’t heard about him is he is not fantasy football relevant due to his quarterback situation. With a good quarterback, he can be a fantasy difference maker. Terrelle Pryor is giving Moore the best chance to do that in 2013. I think if Pryor plays next week, Moore could be an excellent start for your team to replace your Green Bay Packers’ receivers and Steve Smith. Moore might have a good day even if Matt Flynn starts because of the Redskins’ defense. I would watch the Pryor situation, but if Pryor starts, you should have absolutely NO FEAR of starting Moore.


 

Disappointing Dud- Larry Fitzgerald

Revis Island should be enough of a reason to be wary of starting Fitzgerald. The other reason is the hamstring injury. Most people would also point out the disappointing game last week against a Saints defense that is usually not good. The difference this year with the Saints is Rob Ryan. He has changed that defense and gotten every bit of production out of his talent pool. It is probably Ryan’s best coaching job ever, so I am not worried about the poor outing last week by the whole Cardinals’ offense. I am worried about Fitzgerald’s hamstring. Hamstring injuries never seem to go away in one season; Andre Johnson would be the best example for football, and Matt Kemp for baseball in 2012. The fear for me is that at any moment, it could pull him out of a game. I am obviously willing to accept that risk most weeks, but not in the same week that Darelle Revis is going to be covering him. Arguably the best shutdown corner in the game (along with Richard Sherman), Revis can match up with anyone and just force throws to the other side of the field. I am sure Fitzgerald won’t be shut out, but if he scores or even dominates, I will be surprised.


 

Bold Prediction

The Bengals will dominate the Browns on Sunday, and AJ Green will have a big day, but it won’t be the best fantasy day. Josh Gordon will have the best day because of the garbage time points, they still count too. 

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Nick

About Nick

Fanatical Bucs follower since the 1979 season- and proud owner of over 650 Tampa Bay Buccaneers games on DVD going back to 1977. Blogger and historian for all things Bucs.

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