5 Fantasy Football Questions for the Fantasy Nomad by Michael Pichan the Fantasy Nomad Each week Jim Day, who most of you know as Fantasy Taz, sends out five Fantasy Football questions to a slew of Fantasy Guru's. Below are my answers to this week's five Fantasy Football questions: 1. Who is your Biggest Sleeper for week 5 and why? [caption id="attachment_15578" align="alignleft" width="275"] Look for Chargers WR Malcolm Floyd to finish as a top 15 wide out in Week 5[/caption]   Malcolm Floyd is my biggest sleeper this week. Floyd is currently ranked outside the top 35 amongst wide receivers, below a few wide outs who have played one less game then Floyd and his Chargers. I love the Chargers match up vs a Saints team that has allowed the second most net yards/reception at 8.1. Floyd is coming off a game where he had only two targets, the first game this season where Floyd was targeted less then six times. Look for Floyd's targets to return and for him to take advantage of a Saints team that gives up a lot of receiving yards and touchdowns. (I also like Donald Brown as a top 20 RB this week).     2. Who is your Biggest Bust for week 5 and why? The week 5 prospects of BenJarvus Green-Ellis do not look optimistic as he will be facing arguably the best run defense in the league in the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed the fewest yards/game, yards/attempt, and total rushing yards of any defense in the league. On the flip side, Miami has one of the worst pass defenses. So, I expect the Bengals to rely on their explosive passing game and even less on Green-Ellis this week. 3. Which QB in Week 5 and why of these choices: Rivers, Luck, Roethlisberger, Dalton, Ponder I ranked Philip Rivers one spot ahead of Bengals QB Andy Dalton. Both quarterbacks have very favorable match ups. but I give the edge to Rivers as he has a better tight end option and more importantly, Rivers has two running backs who are more dangerous contributors in the passing game then Dalton's backfield options. 4. Which RB (PPR) in Week 5 and why of these: Mathews, Morris, Benson, Chris Johnson, or Stevan Ridley? Ryan Mathews, for reasons laid out above, as well as Mathews will most likely receive more targets then most all the backs listed, except maybe for Chris Johnson. Mathews gets the edge over Chris Johnson because the Chargers have a much less opposing opponent in the Saints then does Chris Johnson and the Titans, who face one of the better run defenses in the Minnesota Vikings. 5. Which WR (PPR) in Week 5 and why of these: Steve Smith (CAR), Decker, Torrey Smith, Mike Wallace, or Stevie Johnson? Eric Decker and Stevie Johnson lead this group in targets with 36, but Decker has nine more receptions then Johnson. Although Johnson has two more touchdowns then Decker, I am more confident that Decker can get in the end zone versus a Patroits defense that has one of the higher TD% allowed, then Johnson has a chance against one of the best defenses in the league in the Niners. You can see how others in the industry responded to Jim Day's questions here Fantasy Football 2012: Week 5 – 1st and 5 For more Fantasy Sports insight be sure to check out the Fantasy Nomad Show  and 2 Guys and a Friggin Fantasy Sports Show  on Blog Talk Radio or you can download the podcast on iTunes. Follow us on twitter @FantasyNomad and @RotoInfo_com chances are we are tweeting something Fantasy Sports related this minute. Be sure to add Fantasy Nomad Google + and RotoInfo.com Google +  where we both have been one of the few who have been verified  as a reputable sources of Fantasy Sports information by Google + And, to make setting your Fantasy Football line up easy, be sure to utilize RotoInfo.com’s new NFL Line Up Grids.


Leave a Comment

About Michael Pichan

Michael Pichan (@FantasyNomad) is a Staff Writer at FantasyAlarm.com, host of the Fantasy Alarm podcast, FSWA member, 2013 Top 10 ranked Expert in Fantasy Baseball, 2014 FSWA Fantasy Basketball Champ, lover of PBR and Daily League Play.

Michael Pichan on Twitter

RT @Gary_Shelton: Did Myers' shortcomings bother him enough? Read about the Rays' trading him in http://t.co/spjHHimidz