Fantasy Football Week 5: Players In Fantasy Heaven or Hell

paul fergusonCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2010

Terrell Owens is in fantasy heaven.
Terrell Owens is in fantasy heaven.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Week 4 of the NFL season is in the books and I had a good week with my heaven/hell predictions last week. I was right on Peyton Manning, and even Austin Collie who had a touchdown, right on Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings, definitely right on Peyton Hillis. I, however, was wrong on Michael Vick, as he got hurt early in the first quarter. In the hell section, I was right on both C.J. Spiller and Maurice Jones-Drew. 

This week, I have received many suggestions on who to put in this article and have come to a decision on what players will perform well. So, without any further ado, here is this week's edition of fantasy heaven/hell


Fantasy Heaven (Start Em)

Terrell Owens (Cincinnati Bengals)—Last week, Owens caught 10 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown, in his best fantasy week in forever. Owens was constantly on the same page with quarterback Carson Palmer, connecting 10 times for receptions. This year Owens has caught 24 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown.

This week the Bengals play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bengals simply have too many weapons at wide receiver for the Bucs secondary to deal with and Owens will have another big game this week. Look for Owens to have 75 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco (Cincinnati Bengals)—See Terrell Owens. Too many weapons for the Bucs secondary to deal with. Palmer will pick apart the defense and will rack up the passing yards. Look for Palmer to have 300 yards passing and Ochocinco to have 75 receiving. 

Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams)—Bradford is the first rookie quarterback to make it on to this list and he may be the last. The reason for Bradford on this list is that they are playing the winless Lions this week. Bradford has been solid at the quarterback position for the Rams and has led them to the top of the division.

Bradford has showed great poise for a rookie quarterback and will put up big numbers against the Lions this week. Look for him to pass for 275 yards and a touchdown.

Peyton Manning, Dallas Clark, and Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts)—Peyton Manning is still the premier quarterback in the NFL, and even though the Chiefs are undefeated, their defense is still suspect. Manning will put up huge numbers against anyone, and the Chiefs are no exception. Coming off of a loss, he will be ready to play, and where Manning goes, so do Wayne and Clark. Look for all three to have huge days.

Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings)—He has Brett Favre throwing to him now. 100 yards and a touchdown is all but guaranteed. 


Fantasy Hell (Sit Em)

DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles)—No Michael Vick means that DeSean Jackson's fantasy relevance is not very high. With Vick throwing to him, a long touchdown is all but guaranteed, with Kolb, who knows what will happen. Jackson will see his numbers drop this week, so if you have other options at receiver, go with them. Look for Jackson to have around 60 yards receiving. 

LaDainian Tomlinson (New York Jets)—Tomlinson has had a spectacular season, and has turned his career around, and most weeks is a solid play. This week, however, I do not like him. The Vikings have a solid run defense and will key in on Tomlinson and make Mark Sanchez throw the ball. Look for Tomlinson to have less than 75 yards rushing and no touchdowns.


That is it for this week's edition of Fantasy Heaven/Hell.

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Paul Ferguson is an intern at bleacher report.

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