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Week 5 Undervalued and Overvalued Fantasy Players
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (WR17)
Hill has been one of the more consistent fantasy wideouts so far in 2017. Even with two average weeks, Hill remains a WR1 and provides a safe floor and a huge ceiling. Last week was Hill’s worst week, where he still caught five of six targets.
The Chiefs will play at Houston this week, who has been solid against the pass, but not phenomenal. With Hill’s target share and his big-play ability, he is a threat against any defense. I like Hill to exceed his ranking here, again finishing as a WR1.
Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers (TE15)
So far Bennett’s play in Green Bay has been subpar. He has yet to score a touchdown and hasn’t topped 47 yards receiving. However, he still has gotten consistent targets and always has a chance to break through for a touchdown.
Rodgers spoke this week about getting Bennett involved early. And a matchup in Dallas should lead to plenty of points being scored. I think this is the week Bennett finally makes a significant impact, and maybe reaches the end zone. He should at least be ranked as a fringe TE1.
Kendall Wright, Chicago Bears (WR50)
In PPR formats, Wright could be a sneaky play this week. I know, he is playing against the vaunted Minnesota defense, plus he has a rookie quarterback throwing the ball. But really, Trubisky is already an upgrade from Mike Glennon.
Wright showed up last week with 4 grabs and a touchdown. And outside of his disappearing act in week 3, he has been among the team leaders in targets and catches in Chicago. The Bears will be dialing up plenty of easy throws for Trubisky and should lead to 5+ catches for Wright this week.
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers (RB22)
The sample size here is just too small for me to buy in. First of all, there is a chance that Ty Montgomery plays this week in Dallas. And second, the running game thus far for Green Bay has been pretty underwhelming.
Montgomery has made his fantasy points on his ability to catch passes and score touchdowns. While the Packers will have plenty of scoring opportunities, the possibility of Monty and Jamaal Williams playing makes this a running back by committee that I want no part in.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (WR23)
Situations don’t get much worse for a wide receiver. Cooper has played extremely poor so far this season. A combination of the drops and some bad matchups have made Cooper a very volatile fantasy play.
To make matters worse, quarterback Derek Carr is injured, leaving E.J. Manuel to throw him the ball. In a matchup against Baltimore, this looks to be one of the lower scoring games of the week. I would avoid Cooper as much as possible.
Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens (WR29)
Catching on here? Another receiver in a disaster of an offense. Joe Flacco has been horrible all season, and outside of two touchdowns to kick off the year, Maclin has been the equally as poor.
Just like Cooper, the matchup here isn’t going to lead to very many scoring chances. And with Flacco struggling like he is, Maclin is absolutely a touchdown or bust play. Even as a low-end WR3 option, I would be looking elsewhere here.