Fantasy Football Bold Predictions Week 5

Fantasy Football Bold Predictions

We are officially a quarter of the way through the NFL season. Now is when things begin to get real for fantasy football teams. Usually, by this point, you should see what direction your team is trending. You could either have a winning record or a losing record and have the most points scored, or you could have a winning record even though you have scored very few points. Or your team is 0-4 and you haven’t been able to put together a strong lineup. Either way, fantasy football is about having fun, and what more fun is it than to make some bold predictions. So let’s dive right it.

Jacoby Brissett Has a Big Game

Quarterback

The Indianapolis Colts were a bit shell shocked when their franchise quarterback Andrew Luck retired before the start of the 2019 season. Everyone thought this season would be a loss with Jacoby Brissett at the helm. That isn’t quite the case with the Colts being tied with each team in their division. They are very much in the conversation for the best team in the AFC South and it’s largely because Brissett has been a stable option under center. That should continue in week five. Brissett should come into the game with his top weapon TY Hilton back in the lineup which will help him throw for 350+ yards and three touchdowns as they walk out of Kansas City with some big points since they will have to throw a lot in this game.

Nick Chubb Shutdown After Monster Game

Running back

Nick Chubb hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype he was getting in the offseason. Up until his monster game last week against the Ravens, Chubb had just 233 yards rushing, and one touchdown on 58 carries. Since his big game last week where he rushed for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 carries, fantasy owners are going to be hopeful that this is a sign of things to come. But this may be a dud of a week. Chubb gets the 49ers defense on Monday night. They’re really stout upfront and can stop the run very well. Fantasy owners won’t be able to bench him this week, but they’re going to wish they had as they watch Chubb slip out of RB2 range for week five.

Ronald Jones Puts up 20+ Fantasy points

Running Back

Ronald Jones’ beginning to his career was an absolute dud. He had just 23 carries his rookie year and averaged less than two yards. Not exactly what the Bucs thought they were going to get when they drafted him in the second round. But things have turned around for Jones in his second year. He appears to have more spring in his step and the Bucs coaching staff appear to be trusting him more. After his week two where he saw just eight snaps, Jones received 23 snaps in week three and 36 snaps in week four. Those two games combined he has rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown. Expect a big game from him this week and watch him run away with the starting running back job. He will run all over the Saints who have had an average defense all year. Jones will rush for over 100 yards this week and get in the endzone.

 

Tyrell Williams First Game With Zero TDs

Wide Receiver

The Oakland Raiders spent all offseason thinking they would have Antonio Brown as their number one receiver. But we all know how that turned out. This has led to Tyrell Williams needing to step up and be the guy. While he hasn’t been perfect as he has a few drops on the season, he has done what is expected of him and has been a decent WR1 for the Raiders and a good find for fantasy owners. Williams has had a touchdown in every game so far this season and he is the only receiver to do so. This week, however, that streak will end. Williams is going to struggle against the Bears pass defense. He and Carr won’t be able to get on the same page and he won’t end up in the endzone this week.

Dawson Knox Top-10 TE

Tight End

Dawson Knox was a lot of NFL Draft experts draft darlings. He showed a lot more potential than he did production when he was at Ole Miss. A good combine and good measurables made him a highly talked about draft prospect. Getting drafted by the Bills with the young gunslinger Josh Allen under center made Knox’s prospects all that more exciting. He’s shown a lot of promise so far this year. He’s come down with some really nice catches and looks really smooth on the field. This week, he’s going to end up as a top-10 TE against the Titans.

About the author

Zack Patraw

Zack Patraw

I have a lovely wife and three children. I have played Fantasy Football since 2006. I began writing Fantasy Football content for FFDynasty260 in 2017 and covered the weekly waiver wire column as well as other topics. I started covering the Minnesota Vikings for Last Word On Sports in 2018. I am currently the Fantasy Football Expert for The Scoop on KLGR in Minnesota. I merged with FFD260 to Gridiron Experts in 2019 covering Dynasty Fantasy Football and more. I am a co-host on The Dynasty Draft Room podcast which launched in 2019. I stopped writing Vikings content for LWOS and switched to The Vikings Age in 2019.

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