Week 5 in the NFL was full of surprises and underperforming players fantasy wise. These are five performances to forget about.
- Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger is more than likely a backup QB on your squad especially this season. Big Ben will be used for injured QB’s or for those who have a bye week. Week 5 started some bye weeks across the NFL leaving Big Ben into play. Going into the week there should have been no problem with starting Ben, he was at home, playing against the Jaguars, etc. Big Ben threw for 5 interceptions with no TDs. Following this horrific performance, Big Ben will look to bounce back next week having people forget about this horrible fantasy week.
- Todd Gurley
Gurley has been the man for the first four weeks of the season climbing to the top of the fantasy football running back rankings. Coming into week 5, Gurley was ranked number one among all running backs. With a matchup against Seattle Gurley was poised to get a lot of carries and points. Gurley ended week 5 with 43 rush yards and a fumble. This is a performance to forget about especially after Gurley was putting up ridiculous numbers fantasy wise.
- Evan Engram
Evan Engram began to emerge as a good go-to tight end entering week 5. Yes, he is a rookie however he has been getting plenty of targets from Eli Manning over the past four weeks. Week 5 he got a goose egg across the board, 0 receptions, 0 yards, 0 fantasy points. On the bright side, Odell Beckham Jr. and a couple other key receivers left the game with injuries and could sideline them for a long time opening the door for Engram to forget this weeks performance and receive plenty of more targets in the future.
- Amari Cooper
Bum alert!! Amari Cooper is a common name thrown around for poor performances every week now! Cooper entered the year with high promise, a lot of skill, good statistics, and a good quarterback throwing to him. This season he started week one on the right track with numbers he is used to fantasy wise. Every week since then has been a disappointment for fantasy owners and yet again this is another week where Cooper needs to forget about his performance.
- Texans D
The Texans had a tough matchup coming into their Sunday night game against the unbeaten Chiefs. Early on, the best player on the Texans defense, J.J Watt went down with an injury and will miss the remainder of the season. Watt is a huge loss for the D core and now need the next man to step up. As a top ranked defense in the league for fantasy, the Texans ended with negative points in primetime. Even with Watt out, the Texans defense is talented enough to regain their composure and be consistent.