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Fantasy Football Week 5 Automated Insights Recap

Colin Cowherd explains how the NFC East is an 'absolute mess'

12 team half ppr Yahoo league - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/R/T, 1 K, 1 DST

Jets RB Isaiah Crowell gashed the Broncos defense for 219 rushing yards and a touchdown, but only 21% of Yahoo owners started him.

It's even worse for those owners who had Robby Anderson on their bench. New York's WR racked up 123 receiving yards and two touchdowns but was started in just 6% of Yahoo fantasy football leagues.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake finally did something, tallying 115 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown against the Bengals. 33% of Yahoo started him.

Despite a 92% ownership, Denver WR Demaryius Thomas was started in just 52% of Yahoo leagues. It was high first 100 yard receiving game since Week 6 last year and he scored a touchdown. Actually, it was just his fourth time since the 2016 season he has gone up over the century mark.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Reactions

Fantasy Football Week 5 Automated Insights Recap
  • Drew Brees had a 35-yard touchdown pass (Tre'Quan Smith) and a 46-yard pass (Cameron Meredith)
  • Russell Wilson had a 39-yard touchdown pass (Tyler Lockett) and a 30-yard touchdown pass (David Moore)
  • Philip Rivers had a 44-yard touchdown pass (Austin Ekeler) and a 48-yard pass (Tyrell Williams)
  • Ben Roethlisberger had a 47-yard touchdown pass (Antonio Brown
  • Matt Ryan had a 43-yard touchdown pass (Mohamed Sanu)
  • Cam Newton had a 25-yard touchdown pass (Curtis Samuel)
  • Patrick Mahomes made the highlight reel with a 40-yard pass (Travis Kelce) and ran for a touchdown
  • Dak Prescott had a 44-yard pass (Tavon Austin) and a 43-yard pass (Geoff Swaim)
  • Kirk Cousins had a 68-yard pass (Adam Theilen)
  • Matthew Stafford hit Kenny Golladay for a 60-yard pass
  • Deshaun Watson linked up with DeAndre Hopkins for a 49-yard pass
  • Mark Ingram racked up 73 yards from scrimmage and ran for 2 touchdowns as the Saints beat the Redskins 43-19. In doing so, he put up 20.3 points to nearly double his 10.36-point projection. In Week 6, Ingram and the Saints will play the Ravens
  • Saquon Barkley racked up 129 yards from scrimmage, catching 2 touchdown passes against the Panthers. Barkley put up 26.9 points this week. He scored 64.3% more than his 16.37-point projection and overachieved for the fourth time this season. Barkley ranks #16 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Eagles next week
  • James White (10 Rec, 77 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) scored 18.7 points in a 38-24 win over the Colts in Week 5. He scored 64.9% more than his 11.34-point projection and overachieved for the fifth time this season. White ranks #31 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Chiefs next week
  • James Conner (110 Rush Yds, 2 Rush TDs, 75 Rec Yds) scored 32.5 points against the Falcons. His scoring output nearly doubled his 16.44-point projection and was much higher than his 20.22-point season scoring average. Conner ranks #18 among all fantasy players this season and will face the Bengals next week
  • Sony Michel had a 34-yard touchdown run
  • Kenyan Drake had a 22-yard touchdown catch
  • Odell Beckham Jr. had a 57-yard touchdown pass (Saquon) and a 33-yard touchdown catch 
  • Tyler Lockett made the highlight reel with a 39-yard touchdown catch and a 44-yard catch
  • Josh Gordon made the highlight reel with a 34-yard touchdown catch
  • Adam Thielen had a 68-yard catch
  • Mohamed Sanu had a 43-yard touchdown catch
  • Robert Woods had a 56-yard run
  • Zach Ertz caught 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles lost to the Vikings 23-21. In doing so, he put up 22 points to scored 72.7% higher than his 12.74-point projection
  • Austin Hooper tallied 12.2 points this week, catching 9 passes for 77 yards against the Steelers, He nearly doubled his 6.58-point projection and overachieved for the first time this season. Hooper ranks #9 among fantasy TEs this season and will face the Buccaneers next week
  • George Kittle had a 45-yard catch
  • Travis Kelce had a 40-yard catch 

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Fantasy Football Week 5 Recap