It’s Week 5, and the BYEs are going to be a little more painful with Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans, Seattle all getting rest this week. Some of you may be ready to pack up your bags because your season is already over. Injuries killed you, and then the wrong waiver move was made, a lineup decision was bungled, and now you’re 1-3 or possibly even 0-4. I feel your pain — Golden Tate and Eric Decker were my starting wide receivers, Gronk is my TE, I benched Matt Ryan last week and Stefon Diggs has done nothing for two weeks. It’s enough to make any man crumble (and I play in an IDP league where I’ve lost both Navorro Bowman and J.J. Watt).
Anyways, this is your introspective and depressed Week 5 fantasy football primer.
Start of the Week
Le’Veon Bell: In his first action since early 2015, Le’Veon Bell saw 85.2 percent of snaps so he’s as safe as can be against the Jets next week. The Jets do have one of the best pure run Ds in the league — Christine Michael’s 3.2 YPC was rough to watch, but Michael also caught 5 of 6 targets for 32 yards and a TD. Bell was lining up as a receiver all night against the Chiefs, and that should continue against the Jets who are giving up a ton of points through the air. Let’s lock Bell in for 6 catches and a touchdown right now on top of his usual duties. It must be nice to have him. Real nice…