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NFL Fantasy Week 5 Rankings Risers/Fallers - Fantasy Football

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Another fantasy episode where we discuss the risers and fallers in the respective positions in NFL Fantasy. Tune in to hear our thoughts!!!

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Welcome back to the on the wall,podcast another episode of the greatest potty gun round and we're here for thefinal NFL episode of the week. Third of the three episode series. Obviously,we've done the review the preview so far, if you haven't watched those I'll,listen to those go back and do that they're very good. If I can say thatmyself, I'm once a getting here by myself, will likely have the boys backor some yes next week, so stay tuned for that. But what we're going to do today is ourusual fantasy, so I'm going to go through the main four fantasy positionsbeing quarterback running back wide receiver and tight end, and I'm goingto discuss a few people who were fallen and risen in my personal rankingsheading into this weekend and yeah, who I think you should maybe not necessarily Bilo, but someone who Ithinks maybe being underrated or overrated in the community right now,and that can help your team at moving forward out before we get into it. Just alittle recap from last week I actually trying to remember how I went. I gotthe win because I'm still under feeded, I actually beat friend of the showPilch, but I remember that I didn't school. Actually, no, I scold prettywell now I think about yea. Now I did well. I think I got like a hundred andfifty or something I devo Samuel go really big, also brought in jail andhurts who performed as I was hoping- and I also had miles gascon and my flexgive me about point three. So I think I did pretty well to score well. He waswithout his main gun, Christi McCaffrey. So just looking at that, I was expected towin, but after two really poor weeks of Suta hundred scores, I was a bitconcerned but happy to be. Foreigner, however, am still a little bitconcerned about my team. Tradera traded all Hay Robert Woods this morningbefore Thursday night football and saw what he did so yeah. Ok, my confidenceright now is pretty low, but I'm looking forward to some big tradingaction this weekend. I've just finished my rankings for the week and I've gotsome spicy takes in there. So hopefully I don't give away too much to those inmy league listening here, but let me know how you're going in your league.Let me know any traits trade suggestions for me if you, if you think,there's any players who were flying under the rador right now. Let me knowif you want my opinion on any of your trade talks or your start sits.Anything like that always came to hear what you guys have to say so, startingwith the quarterbacks, my league plays a two QB system, so there's some whoare more relevant in ours or people with a two qb system, then a one QBleague, but I've tried to stick to the main guys here rises. I've got Derekcar, even though he didn't have his best week against the charges. For mejust looking back at his first month, I always go. I'm pretty conservative whenit comes into buying buying into early form early season form, especially forsomeone like Derek car, who's, sort of...

...done it in the past and burned us, butI played the Ravens. The steel is the dolphins and the charges, and if you ranked the defenses need thirtytwo in the pre season, these would probably be in the top of eight. So tothe fact that is the QB eleven right now is pretty impressive hour scheduledoesn't get much easier. I will say that they have got a rough schedulethis year. However, something I do like is that he's throwing percentage is anoutrage just right now. I think his average is in the lows that there'sroom for improvement a lot of times. You see someone at ball out as aquarterback and they're throwing at eighty percent you us so that's notsustainable. So that's something we have to worry about with Derek care.Anything it might improve and turnovers is also another thing. There's thatoften happens they might go on a streak of no interception, no fumbles and thenall of a sudden that starts to happen a bit more regularly and we see theirscores be a lot lower, where I think he's had three in Eceptin so far in theyear. So we're definitely not seeing a perfect Derek car and I don't thinkhe's really at the level of quarterback. Where he's going to go. You know eightweeks without a pick, so I'm not really suggesting that those are going to stop,but I'm just saying it's sort of a red flag that we don't have to worry aboutin this situation or something else that really took my fancy was I always get a bitconcern with Josh Jacobs is in the line up because I know John Roden does lovegoing to him on the big plays, but you know they had one red sone carryingthis car. Had One red zone carry, and you also had three red zone attempts,so it wasn't a great game and all and all for the raiders, but the fact thatthey had a three to one well three to two but realistically take away DerekCars. Carry a three to one, throwing to rushing ratio in the red zone, alwaysreally really positive and yeah. Derek cars just is playing really well aswell, just in terms of the IBLE test. So that's something I like to see. Someof his young receivers Hunter Ran Fred and have his greatest game and there'sdefinitely like, I think, Edwards and rugs are going to keep improving. So Idefinitely I like the look of Derek car right now. My other one is Daniel Jones,another guy who I've been pretty conservative with so far this season,but I'm finally going to admit that he's a decent, pretty decent option.I'M NOT! I don't think he is that relevant in qb, one QB Leagues, I'm notsure if these two are really relevant, one QB leagues, but I think they'redefinitely good backups, with the buyers coming up next week, he's currently the QB six, but something I really liked about hisperformance on the weekend was yet four hundred and two yards passing yards.That's just not something! We've come to expect. I know there was over time,but all in all, without his two of his best receivers in Slaton and Sheppardagainst a pretty good sayings defense, that's really really good. It lookslike his combination with gold as coming along pretty nicely. We alreadyseen him in his first game for the club throw a deep shot to John Ross. Tonylooks like he's coming along nicely. Barkley looks like he's back to hisbest form and yeah things are really looking up for this giant's offense and,what's even better, is their defense is...

...and actually playing that well, solooks like they're going to be in a lot of high score and close games, andanother great thing about Daniel Jones is his averaging about fifty yards onthe ground. So if you can just pocket those five points every week, all of asudden like realistically, if Daniel Jones Average is twenty for the year,you're pretty happy with that. So if he gets fifty yards every week, rushingthat he's only going to get fifteen from the passing game and he's going tohave the the odd touch down on the ground as well. Soyeah, definitely like the look of that and he's also not having many turnovers,which is something that he has seemed to improve in his game, which is goodto see. Follers I've got duck Prescott. I think we might have talked about himlast week in the PODCAST, but I don't think he was my number one foul of itis this week he's had less than thirty attempts in these last three games,which is really concerning it's something I know Russel Wilson's areally really good player and he's good in fantasy as well. But it's why I'malways reluctant to pick Russel Wilson, because I don't like having to e like it's the way the Seattle defenseoffenses built that he's going to get a lot of a large yards per completion.But I just don't like relying on twenty two twenty three twenty five completeattempts are much. Rather someone who's going to sling the ball, forty times agame and that's what I thought Dak Prescott was going to be. But that isnot the case. Their running game has been absolutely sensational, so theyhaven't had to throw it. And unfortunately, that is not good newsfor fantasy owners of Duck Prescott he has on the weekend he had three redzone throws compared to eight reds one carries, and I know the game scriptsuited the run game a lot more, but the way this Dall's team is going and theway the dolls defense is going as well. It looks like they're going to be aheadof the game, a lot so unfortunately for Duck Prescott owners. I don't thinkhe's going to be that. Well, I actually had him is. I think I had him as the QBone going into the year. Honestly. After what we saw at the start of lastseason, I thought they were going to be in a lot of shootouts scoring fortypoints. He was going to be thrown for touchdowns a game but yeah the waytheir defense is playing right. Now, the way they're running games going, Idon't think he's going to be required to be having forty fifty drop backslike he was last year, so yeah worried about duck. Press got also worriedabout Justin Herbert as team three and one so you'd suggest that suggests thequarterbacks gun pretty well, but he's only have one score above twenty two,which is not great, and he schedules pretty hard from here on out andsomething that similar to duck. PRESCOT that I don't like about Herbert istheir defense is playing really really high level stuff, and I think thatmeans they're going to be in less shoot out than last year. I think the carcharges were involved in so many like thirty five to thirty three thirty,eight to thirty six type games last year, and I just don't see thathappening that much, I think, they're an improved team on both sides of theball, and I think that is actually a negative thing for fantasy. To behonest, I so yeah I'm not a massive...

...down or on Herbert. I still think he'sa decent even in a one Cube B league. I think it's still a decent option withupside, but yeah you start to the seasonsdefinitely concerned be rises in the sorry on to the runningback position. Like most leagues, we run it to running back flex league, so only really the top dogs are relevant,but with the injuries right now it's sort of slimming pretty quickly. Butfor me the rise is my number one. Riser is Dondra swift of the Detroit lions.He just had a really tough run of fixture. So far as the whole, Detroit offense has- and one thing I just loveabout Jon dre swift is- is basically a wide receiver with running like it'sjust a perfect fantasy set up on PPP, PP, art. Sorry, his floor is just so high. He averagesabout eleven twelve points a week. Just from you know, six six catches sixtyyards on the GROUNDE and add to that I think so far he's averaging about fortyfive yards on the ground, but his yards for carry is like around three and ahalf. So let's get that up to the low fors e give him a few extra carriesbecause they're playing a weaker opposition and we can see him gettingsixty to seventy Russian yards, a rushing Ted and twelve points in theair. Like all of a sudden. Here's a top three running back in the game, so yeah,I think swift, has brilliant upside and I think right now, he's undervaluedbecause his average and like points isn't that high. So if someone has gothim right now and maybe as had a bit of a rough start for the season- and theylook at his point scoring so far, they might go. That's someone who I couldlook to move on and you could jump in and pick up a bargain and Jon dre siftswith, someone else who, hopefully they weren't watching Thursday night footylast night, because this balloon is value, but James Robinson. I was veryhigh on this guy going to the season. I think a lot of the metrics were reallylow on him. To be honest, a lot of the consensus rankings, the and in the first couple weeks,carls hire, did take a lot of his action and that did frighten me alittle bit but he's taken Sol back judies like he's taken it back pretty much. Wesaw it last year. He was an absolute freak of a fantasy running back. I waslucky enough to have him last year, picked him up off the wavers and weekone and he killed it for the pretty much the whole season. He had ninetyfive percent of snaps last week on offense, so that's a really really goodsign for fantasy owners. They've got a fairly easy fixture to calm. I knowthat not really much as easy for the jags, but that's still a good and onthe weekend James Robinson, had four red zone touches three carries and onetarget so yeah really really good since for James Robinson, especially ifsomeone you know picked him traded for him after two weeks orsomething you've got yourself a bargain there, because he looks like he'sstarting running back once again and we love to see it. I do love a bit ofJames Robins and he just looks really...

...good. He looks so good against theBangles. My fallers in the running mack spot is Mike. Davis actually was prettyhigh in this guy in the first couple weeks and we saw what he didn'tCarolina last year when McCaffrey went down. I thought this was sort of going to be his backfield to run and, although they're not going to be a great team, I thought hisfantasy potential was pretty high. However, sort of been pretty off on that call sofar haven't had the toughest fixture yet and he's only averaging elevenpoints. A game he's got a solid floor just because he sees quite a lot of,carries and and a little bit of a game action but yeah. I just can'treally see him putting up big numbers like realistically for him to get. Youknow seventeen eighteen places probably going to need one or two touchdownswhich just isn't happening right now. The touchdowns are either coming in thepassing game or through carder, El Pattison, so yeah it doesn't look goodfor Mike Davis Right now. His yards for Caris really lie. I think it was likeone on the weekend and that's not going to be the case for the whole year, butyeah definitely not ideal for Mike Davis. Nick Job is my other faller wet.This guy is probably someone who, if you look at his average like if youlook at his score every week, you're probably like. I don't really see thehype, but then he sort of just through consistency just ends up in the top ten,but I do believe he is in danger of not making the top ten. This year, likepeople were expecting. I still think he's a starting running back. So don'tworry about that, but I just think he might be being a little bit overvaluedright now. He is just as we all know. He just basically has no. He has no action in the air game, whichis really bad for his fantasy taking pppat. What I keep saying, three PS,it's just PP, I'm trying to think what is PPP. I don't know, but he'saveraging fifteen right now and he hasn't really had the toughest fixturein terms of run defenses. So yeah, that's definitely a concern for me withNick Chab. I know as the weather sort of starts to worsen. These high carriessort O less relevant air game running back start to come to the fore as thethe passing games around the NFL start to struggle with wet balls and coldconditions and stuff like that, but yeah for me right now. I just don'treally like what Yer Chib offers yeah, I'm just not the biggest fan in termsof fantasy into the wide receivers. As I mentionedbefore, we have a flex position, so the law ones are a bit more relevant,but all four of my guys here are pretty high. Let me know what you think of thesetakes, so my riser of the week is Dj more everyone's, pretty high on thisguy now so I'm sort of late to the party but he's had. He has a reallyreally good fixture coming up he's clearly donald's number one target: Hehas thirty. One percent target shit in the red zone he's been targed ten plustimes Trottin his last three matches...

...and a lot of his points came in thedrunk time against the cowboys, but as vans owners. We don't really mind wherethe points come. We just want them. So yeah, I definitely think he's a top tenoption right now and I don't know people might still notbe clued on to that who aren't that into fantasy. So maybe you can get him,maybe undervalued, but yeah djor, just absolutely killing the game. Right nowand yes, McCaffrey comes back this week,which might mean they run the ball a little bit more than they pass, butultimately, with his percentage of target share, especially in that redzone, a bots really well for his fantasy scoring this year next timeI've got. This is a guy who I really liked last week and this week as well,brandon cooks. I know Houston sort of a team that no one really wants to touchwith a barge pole right now, but Davis Villes probably only has one totwo more weeks: undersand our Tiro Taylor could come back and even if hedoesn't what often happens to a lot of these, you know lesser ability notsaying is crap but like players who aren't playing at the highest level,the the offensive coordinator, sort of shortened down the playbook and theyjust let them target one or two receivers, and I think that's wherebrawn and cook is going to come to the four twenty seven percent target share inthe Red Zone, which is brilliant for a guy who, across the whole field, has apretty high target chest so to combine that with the high target share in thered zones really promising his averaging eighteen points at the moment,and that's with two and a half matches from Davis Mills who, you think istargeting on quite a few occasions where the throw is not really Caucabe.So yeah. We really like to see that for brandon cooks he's someone who's sortof slept on all the time and fantasy. I had him in the back end of last yearand he was really really good for me and I just think if Tyro Taylor comesback all of a sudden, this offense does to put up points again and he could bea real good option in your flex or yourwide receiver to position or fallers. I've got CD lamb. I had this guy reallyhigh the side of the season as Amos did, but yes, similar reasons to duckPrescott. As I explained before, I would just sort of say again what Isaid for dacres got, because some people might just be watching the widereceiver section, but they've had less than thirty passing attempts in thelast three games respectively. Last week they ran eight times in the RedStone only through it three times their defenses improved on last year, sothere's going to be less shoot outs. CD Lam, specifically, is only had eighttargets in these last two games, which is really really poor for someone whowe thought could have been a wide receiver. One and especially Gallop,might be back this week or next week. So that looks like it like. I don'tknow where the targets come from really, so it's really concerning CetraWilson's, also playing pretty well so yeah at the moment. I think there'sjust too many mouths to feed a bit like Tampa in Dallas and I'm not that highon any of them at the moment, except...

...for and Sec Elliot, so yeah I'd besteering clear personally and I think a lot of them have big name value andthey play for the cowboys and everyone's the cowboys get a lot ofprime time games, so I think they're often overvalued, but yet for me, I'mnot a fantasy d lamb right now. My other full light is Dandre Hopkins in these four games. So far this seasonhe hasn't had more than eight targets yet, which is just really concerning.This is a guy who we expect to have ten plus almost every week, and thecardinals are absolutely humming on offense and you'd think that would pairwith a lot of balls of Hopkins and it doesn't look that way. They're alsorunning it a lot in the red son, which is a real concern and something elsethat I really don't like is run down. Walls only going to get better as theyear goes on, so he's probably going to see more targets and AJ Green's goingto get more comfortable in this system and he's probably going to see moretargets as well. So you know, there's only so many people who can get moretargets as the year goes on and eventually you have to say who getsless and I'm not saying Hopkins is going to get less, but people who aresaying. Oh, it's just going to return back to his thirteen fourteen targetform pretty soon. I don't quite see where that mat adds up and in sayingthat I'm sure you'll score sixty this weekend and you can all laugh at me,but yeah right now. I'm just really concerned about Andrew Hopkins finallyinto the tight and position we have a ten man league, one tied end,so I don't know if that's deeper than normal. I actually have no idea, but myrises are number one call pits. It was really high to really highlytouted coming into the year. People had him as the Titan for on the draftboards and he sort of slipped all the way down to Titan eight nine and a lotof draft boards or rankings over the last couple weeks and his scoringhasn't been insane. So I think there would be a lot of owners who are quitelow on him right now. How? However, if you look at his underlying numbers,there's actually not that much to be concerned about he's had on the weekend.He had three red zone targets and he's had eight onn the season and at anaverage rate they convert every four red zone targets into a touchdown. Soright now he should have two touchdowns on the year, which would inflate hisaverage pretty dramatically right now, he's just well whether it be here or Riand they're. Just not converting them into touchdowns, but if he's one ofRyan's favorite touchdown targets their run game isn't killing it right now,with Mike Davis struggling in the airline struggling, I could definitelysee pits becoming one of his favorite options down the stretch and yeah. I just think, as all drafted he's going to get betteras the season goes on. So I think Karl Pitt is a good option this week and hemight be being undervalued. The other one is Darsan knocked everyone sort ofhigh and this guy at the moment, and I was sort of skeptical, but I did lookat the numbers that I can definitely see why everyone's keen on him he's hadseven red zone targets on the year is in a absolutely flying high bills.Offense- and there are quite a few master feed there. But ultimately, ifhe's one of Josh Allen's favorite red...

...zone targets, that's all we need. So I,like you, don't want to get in a situation where you're getting these TVor bus tightens, but I think Knox is a little bit more than that and he's alsobit like Roncari in a situation where he's going to score a Ted that oftenwhere it's almost not it like. It is better than just a TV or bus situation,so yeah I do like Dorson knocks, especially as some as as some of thebig dog titans aren't functioning as well as we're expecting. My fallersdidn't want to put him in here, because I put him in here about three times,but I do own him. So I do see what he puts up every week and that's Georgekiddle on the weekend. I do think he got dogged by trail ans coming in, Ithink when tray lance came in, he had like three targets: Three couches andthen, when trade, by the end of the game, he had like four couches tentargets. So Lance was looking at him, which was good, but he wasn't hittinghim and I just think kid was going to be really solid. Like I think he'sgoing to be, I think you will definitely be a top five tied in maybetop for, but for me, what really limits his ceiling is. He hasn't had a redzone target yet and I'm hoping no one in my league is listening to this. Butyeah. That's definitely a concern for me. I think there's been like six orseven blokes. We've had a red zone target, he hasn't had one yet and, aswe know in the time and position scoring is so important and yes, it'sgood that he can score points elsewhere. But ultimately, if he's not going toget in the pater, then his ceiling is sort of brought down abit. So I think just consistency over the e the year. He will be top five,but right now I think his name value and he is reputation and fantasy,precedes him, and I think you could definitely get him get something quitegood for him when he's not really putting out much and then finallyDallas got it is my final fall up at I just mentioned you don't want to Teetoyour bus, tight, end and ultimately, Dallas got. It has sort of become thathe's averaging around three captures for game. So let's say he has threecaptures for thirty yards. That's six points so without TVs, his averagingaround six points. So yeah, that's a just, really, really not good. To see alot of the Philadelphia. Ve receivers are only going to get better with JALand Regar de Bonte Smith and Ques Watkins, all very early on in theircareers and yeah. It's just not good as notgood to see Dallas got. It was actually son who was pretty hard on the lastcouple weeks and I tried to get him from the owner of got it in my league.But ultimately I'm quite happy. I avoided that. However, I do have LoganThomas who went down injured, there's, obviously a lot of injured players whotheir stock fell this week, like Montgomery and Thomas and others, butI'm not going to include them because you know it's a bit of a cop out sayingit injured players a fore because that's sort of taken as red, so that's going to be it for the final NFLepisode of the week. So if you haven't checked out the preview or the reviewgo back and check those out because...

...they actually were pretty good episodesand yeah. Thank you for joining me. Good luck for your fancy teams in theweekend. Let me know if you have any starts at dilema trade suggestions forme, or you want trade advice and yet see next time choose.

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