NFL Week 5 Fantasy Update

By Zac Cornell

Wondering if you should buy, sell, claim, or keep a player in fantasy? Here are my takes!

  • Kenneth Gainwell – Future of Philly backfield? With Sanders struggling, can Gainwell see more action? He’s a good depth pickup.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson – Claim. If already claimed, sell. A force in the passing game and inside the RedZone. Don’t expect him to keep up RB1 numbers the entire year, but he is a potential league winner if he keeps his numbers up. However, I do not expect him to continue these high numbers in a bad offense such as the Falcons, and I would therefore sell him.
  • Allen Robinson – Sell or hold. Robinson’s trade value is at its lowest right now which is why you may be tempted to keep him, but the Bears offense is very bad and we don’t even know who the starting QB is. Unless Head Coach Matt Nagy is fired, stay away from Robinson.
  • Kareem Hunt – Buy! Hunt has been taking on a major receiving role in the Browns offense as well as seeing plenty of RedZone action. Despite being the RB2 on his team, he plays behind the best offensive line in the league and his usage is still high. He is a good RB2.
  • DJ Moore – Buy! Moore is a PPR monster. Moore is by far Darnold’s favorite target, and he has become a WR1 in fantasy. He is one of top receivers in targets, receptions, and touchdowns so far this season. He is a league winner this year.
  • Dalvin Cook – Hold… or sell. Cook keeps getting injured. Though they are not major injuries, they are still concerning. Backup RB Alexander Mattison has an increasing role in the offense and took care of business in his start against Seattle in week 3 when Cook sat out. If you’re willing to take the risk and keep him for the season, go ahead. But if you’re worried about his injuries, sell to the highest bidder.
  • Alvin Kamra – Buy or hold. Kamara has not lived up to the hype this year for fantasy purposes. His value is pretty low right now after a few mediocre starts. Though I expect his numbers to skyrocket as the season progresses due to his receiving and RedZone ability.
  • Deebo Samuel – Sell. Despite being the only reliable WR on the 49ers right now, Samuel gets injured very often. Though if you have him, you must start him. If you’re willing to take a risk and gamble on his health for the rest of the year, however, keep him as he continues to dominate for fantasy.
  • Chase Edmonds – Buy. He is one of the most reliable RBs in fantasy football and the Cardinals are a top 3 offense in the NFL. He will always gets 11-18 points due to his receiving usage out of the backfield. Although RedZone usage is left to RB James Connor, that shouldn’t shy you away from starting Edmonds.

Other players who have gotten off to hot starts that I think will cool down:

  • Brandin Cooks
  • Joe Mixon
  • Rondale Moore
  • Antonio Gibson
  • Chris Carson
  • Tyler Lockett
  • Ja’Marr Chase

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