NFL Week in Review: Week 5 (October 11, 2021)

NFL Review with Lineup Rewind: Week 5 (10/11/21)


Fifteen games have been played in Week 5 and we will take a look at the top fantasy performers from each team in passing, rushing, and receiving as well as provide updates on any notable injuries. We will also take a quick look at the projections for the game on Monday night.

AFC

EAST

BUFFALO BILLS (4-1) – The Bills continue to roll with a 38-20 win over the Chiefs.

Key Fantasy Players:

Josh Allen 39.50 FP
Zack Moss 12.20 FP
Devin Singletary 3.30 FP
Dawson Knox 23.70 FP
Emmanuel Sanders 20.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-4) – The Dolphins get steamrolled by the Bucs by a score of 17-45.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jacoby Brissett 17.00 FP
Myles Gaskin 31.90 FP
Salvon Ahmed 4.10 FP
Preston Williams 9.70 FP
Mike Gesicki 8.30 FP

Injury update:

DeVante Parker Hamstring – inactive Sunday, week-to-week

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-3) – The Patriots narrowly defeat the Texans 25-22.

Mac Jones 12.54 FP
Damien Harris 10.80 FP
Brandon Bolden 7.10 FP
Hunter Henry 19.50 FP
Jakobi Meyers 9.60 FP

Injury update:

Damien Harris chest/ribs – day-to-day

NEW YORK JETS (1-4) – The Jets lose in London by a score of 20-27 to the Falcons.

Key Fantasy Players:

Zach Wilson 8.98 FP
Michael Carter 14.80 FP
Ty Johnson 11.40 FP
Corey Davis 8.50 FP
Jamison Crowder 8.40 FP

Injury update:

La’Mical Perine illness – inactive Sunday

NORTH

BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-1) – The Ravens will face the Colts on Monday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Lamar Jackson FC projection – 22.42 FP
Marquise Brown FC projection – 12.72 FP
Sammy Watkins FC projection – 12.38 FP
Mark Andrews FC projection – 10.44 FP
Ty’Son Williams FC projection – 7.83 FP

(No notable injury updates)

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-2) – The Bengals go to overtime again and lose 22-25 to the Packers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Joe Burrow 20.34 FP
Samaje Perine 18.30 FP
Joe Mixon 10.50 FP
JaMarr Chase 30.90 FP
Tee Higgins 10.20 FP

Injury update:

Joe Burrow Throat – contusion, not expected to miss time

CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-2) – The Browns fall short in a 42-47 loss to the Chargers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Baker Mayfield 26.00 FP
Nick Chubb 27.00 FP
Kareem Hunt 25.90 FP
David Njoku 30.90 FP
Donovan Peoples-Jones 12.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-3) – The Steelers’ hold serve at home and defeat the Broncos 27-19.

Key Fantasy Players:

Ben Roethlisberger 17.02 FP
Najee Harris 25.20 FP
Benny Snell Jr. 2.00 FP
Chase Claypool 27.00 FP
Diontae Johnson 15.20 FP

Injury update:

JuJu Smith-Schuster Shoulder – scheduled for surgery, will miss the rest of the season
Najee Harris Cramps – sat out the final drive of the game Sunday, day-to-day

SOUTH

HOUSTON TEXANS (1-4) – Houston comes up a field goal short in a 22-25 loss to New England.

Key Fantasy Players:

Davis Mills 27.68 FP
David Johnson 10.10 FP
Mark Ingram 4.10 FP
Chris Moore 24.90 FP
Chris Conley 16.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-3) – The Colts will face the Ravens on Monday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jonathan Taylor 15.25 FP
Carson Wentz 14.84 FP
Michael Pittman 14.43 FP
Nyheim Hines 9.72 FP
Zach Pascal 9.60 FP

(No notable injury updates)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-5) – The Jaguars are still winless after a 19-37 loss to the Titans.

Trevor Lawrence 22.72 FP
James Robinson 24.70 FP
Dare Ogunbowale 2.90 FP
Dan Arnold 11.40 FP
Tavon Austin 10.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

TENNESSEE TITANS (3-2) – The Titans rebound with a 37-19 win over the Jaguars.

Key Fantasy Players:

Ryan Tannehill 13.98 FP
Derrick Henry 34.00 FP
Jeremy McNichols 5.50 FP
MyCole Pruitt 8.40 FP
Marcus Johnson 8.20 FP

(No notable injury updates)

WEST

DENVER BRONCOS (3-2) – The Broncos’ offense continues to struggle in a 19-27 loss to the Steelers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Teddy Bridgewater 19.62 FP
Javonte Williams 11.60 FP
Melvin Gordon 6.30 FP
Courtland Sutton 28.00 FP
Tim Patrick 15.90 FP

(No notable injury updates)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-3) – The Chiefs fall well short in a 20-38 loss to the Bills on Sunday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Patrick Mahomes 21.98 FP
Darrel Williams 7.50 FP
Jerick McKinnon 3.50 FP
Travis Kelce 17.70 FP
Mecole Hardman 16.60 FP

Injury update:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire MCL – sprain, will miss a few weeks

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (3-2) – The Raiders take their second straight loss by a 9-20 final score against the Bears.

Key Fantasy Players:

Derek Carr 8.24 FP
Josh Jacobs 16.70 FP
Hunter Renfrow 11.60 FP
Darren Waller 8.50 FP
Henry Ruggs III 8.10 FP

Injury update:

Peyton Barber Toe – inactive due to turf toe, will miss a few weeks

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-1) – The Chargers outlast the Browns 47-42 in the highest-scoring game of the week.

Key Fantasy Players:

Justin Herbert 45.82 FP
Austin Ekeler 33.90 FP
Mike Williams 39.50 FP
Keenan Allen 13.50 FP
Donald Parham 12.90 FP

(No notable injury updates)

 

NFC

EAST 

DALLAS COWBOYS (4-1) – The Cowboys keep rolling in a 44-20 win over the Giants.

Key Fantasy Players:

Dak Prescott 25.68 FP
Ezekiel Elliott 28.20 FP
Tony Pollard 14.30 FP
CeeDee Lamb 18.80 FP
Amari Cooper 15.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-4) –  The Giants suffer a host of injuries in a 20-44 loss to the Cowboys.

Key Fantasy Players:

Mike Glennon 10.04 FP
Devontae Booker 20.80 FP
Kadarius Toney 32.60 FP
Evan Engram 9.50 FP
C.J. Board 2.70 FP

Injury update:

Daniel Jones Concussion – left the game Sunday, return uncertain
Saquon Barkley Ankle – low ankle sprain, return uncertain
Kenny Golladay Knee – left the game Sunday, return uncertain

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-3) – The Eagles defeat the Panthers by a score of 21-18.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jalen Hurts 23.92 FP
Miles Sanders 10.10 FP
Kenneth Gainwell 3.40 FP
DeVonta Smith 15.70 FP
Quez Watkins 7.80 FP

(No notable injury updates)

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (2-3) – Washington loses at home to the Saints 22-33.

Key Fantasy Players:

Taylor Heinicke 11.92 FP
Antonio Gibson 21.20 FP
DeAndre Carter 11.30 FP
Adam Humphries 10.30 FP
Ricky Seals-Jones 9.10 FP

Injury update:

Curtis Samuel Groin – week-to-week
Logan Thomas Hamstring – placed on IR, expected return Week 8

NORTH

CHICAGO BEARS (3-2) – The Bears’ defense shines in a 9-20 win over the Raiders.

Key Fantasy Players:

Justin Fields 8.84 FP
Damien Williams 16.40 FP
Khalil Herbert 7.50 FP
Allen Robinson 7.20 FP
Jesper Horsted 7.20 FP

Injury update:

David Montgomery Knee – placed on IR, expected return Week 8
DETROIT LIONS (0-5) – The Lions lose another close one to the Vikings by a score of 17-19.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jared Goff 8.12 FP
D’Andre Swift 22.40FP
Jamaal Williams 8.50 FP
Amon-Ra St. Brown 13.50 FP
Quintez Cephus 6.80 FP

Injury update:

Quintez Cephus Collarbone – broken, potentially season-ending injury

GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-1) – The Packers need overtime to secure a 25-22 win over the Bengals.

Key Fantasy Players:

Aaron Rodgers 23.76 FP
Aaron Jones 17.90 FP
A.J. Dillon 17.90 FP
Davante Adams 40.60 FP
Marcedes Lewis 5.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-3) – The Vikings win at the buzzer and defeat the Lions 19-17.

Key Fantasy Players:

Kirk Cousins 14.40 FP
Alexander Mattison 30.30 FP
C.J. Ham 2.50 FP
Justin Jefferson 22.40 FP
Adam Thielen 6.00 FP

Injury update:

Dalvin Cook Ankle – did not play Sunday, return uncertain

SOUTH

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3) – Falcons fare better in Europe with a 27-20 victory over the Jets in London.

Key Fantasy Players:

Matt Ryan 24.58 FP
Cordarrelle Patterson 18.40 FP
Mike Davis 13.10 FP
Kyle Pitts 29.90 FP
Hayden Hurst 13.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-2) – The Panthers lose 18-21 to the Eagles at home.

Key Fantasy Players:

Sam Darnold 9.08 FP
Chuba Hubbard 21.40 FP
Tommy Tremble 9.20 FP
D.J. Moore 8.80 FP
Ian Thomas 8.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-2) – The Saints best the Football Team by a score of 33-22.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jameis Winston 27.76 FP
Alvin Kamara 29.20 FP
Marquez Callaway 24.50 FP
Deonte Harris 14.20 FP
Adam Trautman 6.30 FP

Injury update:

Taysom Hill Concussion – carted off the field on Sunday, return uncertain
Deonte Harris Hamstring – left the game on Sunday, return uncertain

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-1) – The Buccaneers unleash their offense in a 45-17 win over the Dolphins.

Key Fantasy Players:

Tom Brady 40.74 FP
Leonard Fournette 21.00 FP
Giovani Bernard 11.50 FP
Antonio Brown 34.40 FP
Mike Evans 32.30 FP

(No notable injury updates)

WEST

ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-0) – The Cardinals remain undefeated with a 17-10 win over the 49ers.

Kyler Murray 13.66 FP
James Conner 10.70 FP
Chase Edmonds 5.40 FP
DeAndre Hopkins 20.70 FP
Rondale Moore 14.70 FP

Injury update:

Maxx Williams Knee – brutal knee injury, likely to be out for the rest of the season

LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-1) – The Rams win on Thursday night by a final score of 26-17 over the Seahawks.

Key Fantasy Players:

Matthew Stafford 20.50 FP
Darrell Henderson 16.90 FP
Sony Michel 11.50 FP
Robert Woods 30.00 FP
Cooper Kupp 16.20 FP

(No notable injury updates)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-3) – The 49ers’ offense can’t take advantage of a good defensive performance as they lose 10-17 to the Cardinals.

Key Fantasy Players:

Trey Lance 15.58 FP
Eli Mitchell 8.20 FP
Kyle Juszczyk 6.50 FP
Deebo Samuel 16.10 FP
Brandon Aiyuk 5.20 FP

Injury update:

George Kittle Calf – placed on IR, will miss multiple weeks

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-3) – The Seahawks come up short on Thursday night losing 17-26 to the Rams.

Key Fantasy Players:

Geno Smith 10.54 FP
Alex Collins 9.20 FP
DeeJay Dallas 5.90 FP
DK Metcalf 26.80 FP
Tyler Lockett 10.70 FP

Injury update:

Russell Wilson Finger – fracture/dislocation/torn tendon, targeting Week 10 return
Chris Carson Neck – did not play Thursday, return uncertain

About Rob

Since getting out of the casino business, Rob has been playing DFS regularly with a focus on MMA and the NFL. He now lives in Denver, CO.

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