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1. DET - WR Marvin Jones scores again in win
2. DET - WR Golden Tate disappoints in Week 5
3. PHI - WR Jordan Matthews leads the way
4. PHI - QB Carson Wentz tosses pair of TDs
5. HOU - Rookie WR Will Fuller held at bay
6. HOU - DeAndre Hopkins produces touchdown
7. HOU - RB Lamar Miller stymied on ground
8. MIN - WR Cordarrelle Patterson scores touchdown
9. MIN - RB Jerick McKinnon goes nowhere fast
10. MIN - QB Sam Bradford does it again
11. MIN - WR Adam Thielen fills in admirably
12. BAL - TE Dennis Pitta catches seven passes
13. BAL - WR Mike Wallace has solid outing
14. BAL - RB Terrance West has another productive game
15. CLE - TE Gary Barnidge has decent outing
16. NE - TE Martellus Bennett scores three times
17. NE - TE Rob Gronkowski strong in Brady's return
18. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson quiet in Week 5
19. WAS - TE Jordan Reed catches eight passes
20. WAS - QB Kirk Cousins throws for 260 yards
21. NE - WR Chris Hogan injured
22. BAL - WR Steve Smith left game with leg injury
23. DEN - TE Virgil Green missed game

1. DET - WR Marvin Jones scores again in win

Source: The Associated Press

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (foot) posted four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted five times.

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Jones wasn't successful as a downfield receiver, but he caught a score to salvage a good fantasy day in a tough matchup. He's leveling off a WR2/WR3 after a strong WR1 start to the year. He'll be a WR3/Flex play against the Rams.

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2. DET - WR Golden Tate disappoints in Week 5

Source: The Associated Press

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate posted three receptions for just 39 yards in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was targeted five times.

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It wasn't a high volume day for the Lions passing game, but Tate was still just one of many mouths to feed even with Eric Ebron out. He's not clearly worth a roster spot in typical leagues.

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3. PHI - WR Jordan Matthews leads the way

Source: The Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews posted four receptions for 65 yards in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions on his four targets.

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Matthews' average weekly ceiling is lowered a bit by Carson Wentz's ability to distribute the ball, but he's still a high floor play as a WR3/Flex. His ceiling is still high against Washington next week.

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4. PHI - QB Carson Wentz tosses pair of TDs

Source: The Associated Press

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 238 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions. He also ran twice for 14 yards.

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Wentz has established himself as a solid streaming candidate, making use of his backs, tight ends, and receivers in the passing game, and playing a courageous and efficient game in the pocket. He's a strong option against Washington next week.

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5. HOU - Rookie WR Will Fuller held at bay

Source: The Associated Press

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller managed just one reception for four yards in the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was targeted six times.

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Fuller is not going to be a factor when Brock Osweiler struggles. He'll be a boom/bust WR3/Flex with a high ceiling going forward, and owners should go back to him next week against the Colts.

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6. HOU - DeAndre Hopkins produces touchdown

Source: The Associated Press

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins hauled in five receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was targeted nine times.

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Hopkins was quiet until garbage time, but it is still at least some momentum heading into Indianapolis next week.

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7. HOU - RB Lamar Miller stymied on ground

Source: The Associated Press

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller carried eight times for 20 yards in the Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings and he had just one catch for four yards on three targets.

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Miller never got out of the garage as the Vikings special teams and defense took control early and never gave it back. Next week against the Colts should be Miller's best outlook of the year, so he's in a buy low moment.

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8. MIN - WR Cordarrelle Patterson scores touchdown

Source: The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson had four catches for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. He was targeted six times.

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Patterson had four touches early before hurting his hip on a red zone reception. He returned to score later and is at least on the dynasty radar after securing a role in the offense. He's still on the redraft fringe with a smaller role in a modest passing game.

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9. MIN - RB Jerick McKinnon goes nowhere fast

Source: The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon carried 20 times for just 36 yards in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. He also had one catch for 10 yards on three targets.

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McKinnon had a run to the two and then the next carry, but he was stopped at the one. While Matt Asiata then finished the drive and got the carries to close out the game, McKinnon is still the starter and lead back heading into the bye. He needs more work in the passing game to be a reliable RB2, but his team should continue to set up positive game scripts for him.

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10. MIN - QB Sam Bradford does it again

Source: The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford completed 22 of his 30 pass attempts for 271 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans.

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Bradford doesn't have a top 5 ceiling in any given week, but he's a high floor streamer with a deep set of receivers and resurgent Kyle Rudolph. He's on his bye in Week 6, but he'll be in and out of lineups in deeper leagues for the rest of the season.

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11. MIN - WR Adam Thielen fills in admirably

Source: The Associated Press

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen posted seven receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown in the Week 5 game against the Houston Texans. He was targeted eight times.

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With Stefon Diggs out, Thielen's route-running, hands and speed created good against the Texans all day. The Vikings are going into a bye, making Thielen a lesser priority pickup with Diggs likely back in during Week 7, but if Diggs' groin issue pops up again, Thielen will be a solid start.

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12. BAL - TE Dennis Pitta catches seven passes

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta caught seven passes for 59 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.

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The score went to Crockett Gillmore and Pitta probably got extra targets because of Steve Smith's injury, but he at least showed that he can take advantage of a good PPR opportunity. He has a good matchup against the Giants and should be worth streamer consideration, especially if Steve Smith can't go.

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13. BAL - WR Mike Wallace has solid outing

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace caught seven passes for 63 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.

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Wallace got more targets after Steve Smith went out, but he wasn't getting any deep shots because of the wind and the Ravens didn't give him many chances for red zone targets. He's just bench depth heading into a matchup with the Giants.

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14. BAL - RB Terrance West has another productive game

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West rushed for 95 yards on 11 carries against the Washington Redskins in Week 5.

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The Ravens strangely did not feed West even though they never trailed by more than a score. He should remain the starter next week against the Giants and be worth a flex play.

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15. CLE - TE Gary Barnidge has decent outing

Source: CBSSports.com

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge caught five passes for 76 yards Sunday, Oct. 9, in a 33-13 loss to the New England Patriots.

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Barnidge is remaining a solid low TE1 despite the Browns having five different quarterbacks take snaps from center this year. He could get back to mid TE1 levels when Josh McCown returns, which could be soon.

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16. NE - TE Martellus Bennett scores three times

Source: CBSSports.com

New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett had three touchdowns Sunday, Oct. 9, in a 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns. Bennett caught six passes for 67 yards.

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Bennett got banged up early in the game, but re-entered the game and ruled in the red zone. He's a strong TE1 going forward as the Patriots offense is showing the ability to support two top five tight ends again this year.

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17. NE - TE Rob Gronkowski strong in Brady's return

Source: CBSSports.com

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught five passes for 109 yards in a 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Oct. 9.

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Gronkowski was involved right away on the first drive with two catches for over 50 yards, including one that went down to the one yard line. Martellus Bennett collected all three tight end scores, but some of those will certainly go to Gronk soon enough. He can safely be put back into our lineups.

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18. WAS - WR DeSean Jackson quiet in Week 5

Source: NFL.com

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught three passes for 35 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

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Jackson's deep game was neutralized by wind gusts up to 30 mph today. He's a boom/bust WR3/Flex option who will face a tough matchup against the Eagles next week.

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19. WAS - TE Jordan Reed catches eight passes

Source: NFL.com

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed caught eight passes for 53 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

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Reed was hurt by the Washington offense's trouble finishing drives, but he still led the team in catches and put up a solid game for PPR leagues. He'll one of the few everyweek TEs in fantasy heading into a matchup with the Eagles next week.

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20. WAS - QB Kirk Cousins throws for 260 yards

Source: NFL.com

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins went 29-for-41 for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.

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Cousins wasn't able to throw downfield effectively with the wind issues and he still had trouble finishing drives, but he was still adequate for fantasy and for the win against a Ravens defense that looked like it might be a good matchup going into this week. Next week, he has the Eagles defense that Matthew Stafford had some success against today.

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21. NE - WR Chris Hogan injured

Source: NFL.com

New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (head) suffered a head injury Sunday, Oct. 9, against the Cleveland Browns.

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Hogan said after the game that he just had the wind knocked out of him and cleared concussion protocol. He showed his big play ability and will be a high ceiling WR3/Flex against Cincinnati next week.

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22. BAL - WR Steve Smith left game with leg injury

Source: NFL.com

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (leg) is out for the remainder of the game Sunday, Oct. 9, against the Washington Redskins.

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Smith was a dud in a good matchup this week because of the injury, but it sounds like all signs point to him being ready for the matchup with the Giants next week.

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23. DEN - TE Virgil Green missed game

Source: DenverBroncos.com

Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green (calf) was declared inactive for the team's Week 5 game.

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Green missed a great matchup against the ragtag Falcons linebackers.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J