Week Five Takeaways


Leonard Fournette could lead the NFL in touches. The Jaguars look ready to ride him all game long after only throwing the ball 14 times on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Amari Cooper is not among the elite receivers in fantasy this season. He lacks consistency and has produced almost nothing this season. Drops. His ceiling is no higher than a risky WR2. Michael Crabtree has completely eclipsed him this season outscoring him in the red zone four touchdowns to one. Cooper had two targets last week compared to Crabtree’s eight. One silver lining perhaps: Jack Del Rio stated after Sunday's game, "Cooper was wide open" five times and was missed by EJ Manuel. 

Evan Engram should look to step into a much larger role despite his poor week 5 outing. With Odell and Brandon Marshall out for the remainder of the season. His targets should be plentiful moving forward.

Dak Prescott is among the QB elite in terms of fantasy production. He has a high floor and he showed his ability to score four touchdowns last Sunday against Green Bay. He is an every week start. With the Dallas defense showing it can give up points, Dak will be called upon to score and keep pace in high scoring affairs more often this season.

Tarik Cohen appears to have been hyped up to a little too much. Cohen is an electric player when given opportunities. That does not appear to be the case as Jordan Howard gets healthier and healthier each week. Cohen played only 17 snaps last night and he was almost out-snapped by Benny Cunningham who played 14.

With the emergence of Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins looks like he is ready to return to form as a receiver who you can roll out as your WR1 week in and week out. He has only one week with single digit targets. Yes, one week where his targets were under 10. He also hasn’t had a game less than 50 yards either.

We saw Joe Flacco look sharp for the first time this season. Maybe this is a sign the veteran is returning to form and finally over the back injury that sidelined him the entire preseason. This could be good news for deep threat Mike Wallace. Wallace and Flacco connected three times for a total of 133 yards. The return of Flacco’s deep ball is good news for Wallace owners.

It would appear the Jets might make it off our fantasy dumpster fire offenses this week. With the emergence of Jermaine Kearse as the clear #1 receiver on the roster, this offense finally has a viable substitute for desperate owners with bye and injury situations. He has three touchdowns through 5 weeks and consistently leads the team in targets.