Week Five Picks: WRs & TEs

To say the least, picking the right pass-catchers are crucial to your lineup. Matchups always come into play, as well as how other players have done against that team in the past. With that as the backdrop, here are the WRs and TEs that I like for week 5.

WRs

Julio Jones vs. Washington Redskins

I could just say Julio is the number 1 WR in fantasy points per game and just end it. There are additional reasons to like Jones against the Redskins. Washington gave up BIG plays in the passing game versus the Eagles last week with their top corner Chris Culliver playing, albeit banged up. Culliver and DeAngelo Hall will both miss this game, leaving the Redskins’ secondary vulnerable in the passing game.

Julian Eldelman vs. Dallas Cowboys

Through three games, Eldelman is averaging 10 receptions per game. It doesn’t get much better than that in FantasyDraft’s PPR format. Dallas will play close attention to Rob Gronkowski, leaving Eldelman 1-on-1 most of the day.

Allen Hurns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hurns is coming off a game where he was targeted 15 times and had a TD. Even with Allen Robinson, Hurns is a great play especially when you consider what he’s valued at just $8,400 on FantasyDraft.

Others: Randall Cobb vs. STL; Keenan Allen vs. Pittsburgh

TEs

Rob Gronkowski vs. Dallas Cowboys

He’s Gronk, enough said!

Owen Daniels vs. Oakland Raiders

TEs continue to have HUGE games against the Raiders. Martellus Bennett (11 receptions, 83 yards and 1 TD) had quite a game against them last week for the Bears. Look for the Peyton Manning to target Owens often in this matchup.

Charles Clay vs. Tennessee Titans

Clay was prominent in the Bills’ game plan last week against the Giants with Sammy Watkins missing the game. Watkins is still on the mend and RB Karlos Williams is also out, so expect Clay to get a ton of targets in this game.

Others: Delanie Walker vs. Buffalo Bills; Antonio Gates vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

London Fletcher

London Fletcher

London Fletcher is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and became a Super Bowl champion with the team. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills, where he played for five seasons, and the Washington Redskins, where he played for seven seasons. Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only four players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber. London has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user.

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