Fantasy Football Week 5: Dwayne Bowe and 3 Players Guaranteed To Sizzle

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIIOctober 8, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02:  Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs turns up field after making a catch against pressure from defensive back Chris Cook #31 of the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter on October 2, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Chiefs defeated the Vikings 22-17.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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Twenty-six teams will be in action during Week 5 of the NFL season. So, even though there’s a bye, there’s still hundreds of skilled players set to take the field on Sunday and Monday.

As always, fantasy owners are looking for that incredible performance from one or more of their players that will give them a huge lead early in the day so they don’t have to stress about a comeback effort all the way up until Monday night.

Here are three players who take the field at 1 p.m. Sunday and should give you a gigantic lead to build on.


Dwayne Bowe (Wide ReceiverKansas City Chiefs)

Dwayne Bowe and the Kansas City Chiefs did not like the way their season was heading after the first two weeks. However, a narrow loss to the San Diego Chiefs and a win over the Minnesota Vikings were more respectable results for the Chiefs.

Bowe scored touchdowns in both of those games, making nine grabs for 174 yards. Bowe will have his best game of the season against the Colts, as they have no one to stop the tall, talented wideout.

Expect Bowe to finish with over 150 yards and a TD.

Arian Foster (Running BackHouston Texans)

Arian Foster owners got what they paid for last week, as Foster finally played a full game for the Houston Texans. Not only did he play, he ran all over the Pittsburgh Steelers, finishing with 155 yards on 30 carries.

It’s been rare to see a back go for 30 carries this year, making Foster’s value jump even higher. The stud RB is up against the Oakland Raiders this week, so he’s bound to repeat his performance from last week, if not better it.

Darren McFadden (Running BackOakland Raiders)

Sunday’s matchup in Houston will feature more than just one dominant back. Darren McFadden will look to exchange blows with Foster, as the two will battle for supremacy. McFadden will also be inspired to play in the honor of Al Davis, Raiders owner and NFL legend, who passed away on Saturday.

There will be a moment of silence before every game to honor Davis, and all he's done for the game. McFadden and the Raiders will have an extra incentive to win on Sunday, and he will run rampant against the Texans.