Week 5 Fantasy Recap
October 10, 2012
That makes 2 in a row for the Living Legends. 2 Chicago playmakers carried the squad in a 233-146 victory over the “Travln All Starz.” A big game from QB Jay Cutler usually means he WR Brandon Marshall are on the same page. In Chicago’s 4 wins this season, Jay has thrown for 1,083 yards and 6 TDs. His teammate, Marshall has had 100+ yard receiving in 3 out 5 games this season. My defense was solid in week 5, despite the DL’s struggles. Cleveland Browns CB Buster Skrine lead the way with 20 points, and all 3 LBs were in double digits This win also vaulted me to a 4-1 record and 1st place in my division.
Jay Cutler: Another solid performance from the Bears QB. Cutler and the Bears followed up a big win against the Cowboys on MNF by racking up 41 points on the Jaguars. The offensive line kept Cutler clean for the most part, allowing only 1 sack. Jay took advantage throwing for the 292 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Marshall: Marshall was a recipient of 1 of those TDs and caught 12 passes for 144 yards. The Bears made it a point to get Brandon the ball, he was targeted 17 times by Cutler and it paid off.
Buster Skrine: The youngster for the Browns has continued to impress during the 1st quarter of the fantasy season. Against the NY Giants, Skrine had 9 tackles and 3 pass defended in a 41-27 loss. He has averaged 13 fantasy ppg and been a strong addition to my defense.
Derrick Morgan: Morgan was held ineffective in the Titans 30-7 loss against the Vikings. He managed 1 assisted tackle, for 1 fantasy point.
Jason Babin: Last year the Eagles D-lineman lit up fantasy football, and Babin was no exception. This year the star DE simply hasn’t produced sacks. Jason hasn’t had a sack in a couple of weeks. In week 5’s loss to Pittsburgh he only had 3 points. Hopefully Babin can return to form next week against the mistake prone Detroit Lions.
Charles Godfrey: This marked the 1st week that Panthers S Godfrey failed to score 10 or more fantasy points this season. He only had 1 tackle and 2 assisted tackles for the game. I don’t expect it to be a trend however, Godfrey is a Pro Bowl caliber player and will bounce back.
Free Agency: I acquired 3 quality players in CB Sean Smith, RB Joe McKnight, WR Josh Gordon. Smith is a physical force at 6’3, 214 pounds and has been a playmaker for the Miami Dolphins. He has averaged 20 fantasy ppg the past 2 weeks. I’ve been looking for a versatile RB for depth and Joe McKnight fits the bill. He is a dynamite kick returner, and can be explosive if given touches. Rookie WR Josh Gordon had a breakout game against the Giants and seems to be gaining chemistry with QB Brandon Weeden. He taught 2 passes, both for TDs, for 82 yards.