Fantasy Preview: Week 5 Early Slate 2

  • Seahawks (+5.5) @ Saints (-225): O/U 46

    Dolphins (-170) @ Jets (+3): O/U 46

    Falcons (+10) @ Buccaneers (-450): O/U 46

    Titans (-130) @ Commanders (+1.5): O/U 43


    Seahawks @ Saints 

    Key Storylines/ What to Watch

    The Saints lead the NFL in turnovers with 11 and they are also second in penalties with 8.5 per game. They will have a chance to get back on track after a heartbreaking loss in London against the Vikings as they take on the Seahawks at home, a team that ranks 31st in defense per PFF. Jameis Winston hasn’t practiced all week and is looking doubtful for the matchup, meaning Andy Dalton should be back under center. Michael Thomas has also missed practice all week, so we should continue to see targets galore for Chris Olave and a returning Alvin Kamara. Seattle is looking to continue their hot offense after scorching Detroit with an accurate Geno Smith and impressive run game led by Rashaad Penny. We should expect a quieter game for the Seahawks as the Saints defense is much more stingier than Detroit’s 32nd ranked defense but that doesn’t mean we should stay away for fantasy.


    Top Starts

    D.K. Metcalf/Tyler Lockett: Metcalf’s season hasn’t been as consistent as we would like, but he has seen double-digit targets in back-to-back games including one with a score and one with 100-plus yards. With how well Geno Smith has been throwing the ball lately, Metcalf should once again see a massive target share in a game in which the Seahawks will be playing from behind. Lockett leads the Seahawks in receiving yards and with the passing game clicking as it is, Lockett makes for a solid WR2 play this week, averaging eight receptions per game over their last three.


    Chris Olave: Olave has been electric with Michael Thomas sidelined, averaging over 10 targets per game. The Seahawks defense has been porous against wide receivers so far this season and with Thomas not quite ready to return, Olave should have a field day even with Andy Dalton under center.


    Boom/Bust Dart Throw

    Will Dissly: If you’re looking for a flyer at tight end, you could do worse than Dissly who has at least three receptions in his last two games with a touchdown in each. Tight End has been an extremely scarce position and Dissly provides touchdown upside with Noah Fant being a non-factor for fantasy.


    Andy Dalton: Dalton makes for a solid spot-start, more so in superflex leagues as he faces off against a defense that ranks 26th against fantasy quarterbacks. While he won’t win you your week, you could do worse than starting Dalton who threw for 236 yards and a score last week in London. We should expect similar numbers with more touchdown potential in a better matchup.


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