Fantasy Football Week 5: Key Matchups

Frank Fittipaldi@@Frank_FittiCorrespondent IIOctober 7, 2010

Jones-Drew should run wild in Week 5.
Jones-Drew should run wild in Week 5.Harry How/Getty Images


Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams @ Detroit Lions

Rookie Same Bradford has played very well so far in his first season and that solid play should continue in Week 5 at Detroit. The Lions rank 26th in pass defense and are the perfect opportunity for Bradford to have a field day.

Bradford has thrown a touchdown in each of his four starts and should find the end zone once again against The Lions.


Running Back:

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills

In possibly the best matchup of the week, the Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew will look to run wild against the worst rush defense in the league. The Bills are giving up a league high 174 yards rushing per game.

Jones-Drew is coming off his first 100 yard game against the Colts and should see the same success against Buffalo.

Without question, keep Jones-Drew in your lineup.

Wide Receiver:

Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins

Greg Jennings has been held to three or fewer catches in his last three outings. Jennings' struggle should end in Week 5, as he will square off against a Redskins' defense that ranks second to last in the league in pass defense. The Redskins have been torched this season and their struggles should continue against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Look for Jennings to end his slump and finally have a break out game. Start Jennings in all leagues.


Tight End:

Zach Miller, Oakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers

The Chargers are 4th in The NFL in pass defense, but Zach Miller has had incredible success against the Bolts in his young Career.

Miller has 35 receptions for 408 yards and 2 touchdowns against The Chargers in his career. Miller is one of the most underrated players in the league, but he should shine on Sunday, as he clearly has the Chargers' number.



New York Giants @ Houston Texans

The Giants' defense finally overcame its woes after defeating the undefeated Chicago Bears. Their Week 4 performance included an impressive 10 sacks.

The Giants face a tougher test in Week 5 against the high powered Texans, but look for New York to feed off their Week 4 performance and continue their solid defensive play this Sunday.