Week Five: Start em or Sit em?
3) Aaron Rodgers, quarterback, Green Bay Packers: After losing opening day to Seattle, coming from behind to beat the Jets, and scoring one measly touchdown in a loss to Detroit, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers finally caught fire against the Chicago Bears. Rodgers completed 22 of 28 passes for 302-yards and four touchdown passes. His play, along with Green Bay’s performance, was never in doubt.
2) Steve Smith, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens: Revenge is a dish best served cold. Steve Smith took that phrase and ran with it against his former team, the Carolina Panthers. Smith caught seven passes for 139-yards and scored two touchdowns. The 35-year old showed his ex-teammates that he has plenty of gas left in the tank. He will set out to make the Indianapolis Colts his next victim.
1) Jamaal Charles, running back, Kansas City Chiefs: Without a doubt, happy souls roam Kansas City. Not just because the Chiefs blew out the Patriots on Monday night and the Royals advanced out of the Wild Card round of the MLB playoffs, but because the New England game marked the return of Jamaal Charles. After a one week layoff, Charles ran for a touchdown and caught two more. San Francisco’s defense better come ready for another great performance.
3) LeSean McCoy, running back, Philadelphia Eagles: For LeSean McCoy, ten carries for just 17-yards isn’t getting it done. So far this season, McCoy has not had a 100-yard rushing game, he only has 2.7-yards per carry, and he scored just one touchdown. The Eagles are facing the Rams at home this weekend, but fantasy owners should sit Shady until he starts performing.
2) Arian Foster, running back, Houston Texans: Arian Foster is labeled as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. However, that does not mean that sitting out is a guarantee. Regardless of the decision, his owners should not play him. Houston’s franchise back mustered only six-yards on eight carries against the Bills.
1) Nick Foles, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly’s offense could not get anything going against the 49ers. In fact, all three of Philadelphia’s touchdowns came courtesy of the special teams and defense. Even when the Eagles offense mounted a drive in the fourth quarter, they could not get into the end zone when they were inside the five. Nick Foles was 21 of 43 for 195-yards and zero touchdowns with one interception.