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The guys at numberFire have offered to provide our readers with fantasy football projections for Week 5, so check them out in the numberFire grids below:
Week 5 Projections
Teams on a bye:
Panthers, Dolphins, Vikings, Jets
The Falcons have to be the surprise team in the NFL this season, right? They take their 4-0 record into their matchup vs the Redskins on Sunday, and numberFire sees Matt Ryan having a good day even though the Redskins have given up just 7 passing touchdowns through the first four weeks of the season.
The Patriots are coming off a bye and Tom Brady faces a Dallas team that is coming off a loss on Sunday Night football, while their defense has given up just 5 passing touchdowns this season.
Chargers Philip Rivers is coming off a huge game in Week 4, passing for over 350 yards and three touchdowns, and gets to face a Pittsburgh defense that has allowed 7 passing TDs thus far.
The Chiefs are reeling after three consecutive losses to the Broncos, Packers and Bengals after a Week 1 road win vs the Texans. Their offense struggled mightily last week, and we should see Jamaal Charles receive more touches vs the Bears.
The Colts are giving up an average of 19 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, so that is good news for Texans running back Arian Foster, who should see more snaps in his second game back from injury.
Many fantasy owners will be watching to see how Falcons running back Devonta Freeman performs in Week 5, as he is coming off two consecutive three touchdown games, and is facing a Redskins run defense that is the nest in the NFL right now, as they are allowing just 9.7 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
If Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is healthy this week, make sure you get him in your lineup as he faces a Chiefs pass defense that is the worst in the NFL right now, allowing 40 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.
It is surprising to see Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins projected as the #3 wide receiver this week, but he gets to face a Colts defense that is allowing 28 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers through the first four weeks.
Another surprising name in the Week 5 projections is Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin who is coming off a big game in Week 4, and will be looking to repeat that effort vs a Bears pass defense that is the 8th worst in fantasy points allowed this season.
Running Backs/Wide Receivers
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