NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 team defense rankings.
Bye Weeks: Chicago and Tampa Bay
1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Tennessee Titans
3. Los Angeles Rams
4. Denver Broncos
5. Carolina Panthers
6. Los Angeles Chargers
7. San Francisco 49ers
8. New England Patriots
9. Cincinnati Bengals
10. New York Jets
11. Houston Texans
12. Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Green Bay Packers
15. Minnesota Vikings
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New England Patriots v New York Jets
Bye Weeks:  Chicago and Tampa Bay
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 kicker rankings.
1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
3. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
4. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
5. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Caleb Sturgis, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
10. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
11. Dan Bailey, Minnesota Vikings
12. Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Sam Ficken, Los Angeles Rams
14. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
15. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
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Travis Kelce
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 tight end rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Chicago and Tampa Bay
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
4. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
5. Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers
6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
7. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
8. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
9. Vance McDonals, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
11. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts
12. Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints
13. Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals
14. Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers
15. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
16. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
17. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
18. Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers
19. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacksonville Jaguars
20. Rhett Ellison, New York Giants
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julio jones one
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 wide receiver rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Chicago and Tampa Bay
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
2. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
4. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
5. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
7. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
8. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
9. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
11. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams
12. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
14. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
15. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
16. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
17. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
18. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
19. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
20. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons
21. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
22. John Brown, Baltimore Ravens
23. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
24. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
25. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
26. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
27. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
28. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
29. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
30. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
31. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
32. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
33. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
34. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
35. Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars
36. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
37. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
38. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
39. Quincy Enuwa, New York Jets
40. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
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2018 NFL Picks – Week 5

3 October 2018

A better showing last week at 10-5. Jacksonville worked out for the lock pick. I’ll take the Saints on MNF for the lock.
Last Week:  35-26-2 (0.571)
Lock Pick:  3-1 (0.750)
Lock Picks:  GB (W), LAC (W), MIN (L), JAX (W)
Week 5 Picks
New England over Indianapolis
Tennessee over Buffalo
Cincinnati over Miami
Baltimore over Cleveland
Green Bay over Detroit
Jacksonville over Kansas City
Denver over New York Jets
Pittsburgh over Atlanta
Carolina over New York Giants
Los Angeles Chargers over Oakland
Philadelphia over Minnesota
San Francisco over Arizona
Los Angeles Rams over Seattle
Houston over Dallas
New Orleans over Washington  (Winner Lock)
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Give Them The Damn Ball!

2 October 2018

Kerryon Johnson
New Detroit Lions Coach Matt Patricia saying that Kerryon Johnson is playing a good amount leaves fantasy football owners and Detroit Lions fans alike begging for more carries for the promising rookie. Johnson is not the only running back not getting enough love. Here are some RBs that could put up nice numbers if they receive more opportunities.
Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers – Averaging an NFL-high 7.6 yards per carry, which is double that of Alfred Morris’ 3.8. Meanwhile, Morris actually has three more totes than Breida. Come again? He has failed to top a dozen carries in any of the Niners first four games. Give Him the Damn Ball!
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns – Again, I really like Carlos Hyde. Even if you throw out the three carries for 105 yards last week, Chubb averaged 5.9 YPC in the first three games. Let’s see what he can do with 5-10 carries per game. Give Him the Damn Ball!
Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears – I like Jordan Howard. I really do. That said, he’s dominating carries 64 to 27 despite a 3.2 YPC average for Howard vs. a 5.1 mark for Cohen. He racked up 13 carries this past week so perhaps he’ll see more than the 4.7 carries he averaged the first three weeks. Cohen is explosive. Give Him the Damn Ball!
Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions – Averaging 5.7 yards per carry to LeGarrette Blount’s 2.7 with Johnson only toting three more carries YTD. The only time he received double-digit carries he became the first Lions runner in years to crack the century mark. Give Him the Damn Ball!
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers – After putting up 65 yards on 11 carries last week, Jones will likely be the primary back for Green Bay going forward. He’s averaging 6.3 YPC vs. 3.4 for Jamaal Williams and 4.5 for Ty Montgomery. In case Mike McCarthy is considering keeping Williams as the lead back, he should reconsider Jones and Give Him the Damn Ball!
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NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 running back rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Chicago and Tampa Bay
1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
5. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
6. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
7. David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
8. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Sony Michel, New England Patriots
10. James Conner, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
12. Carlos Hyde, Cleveland Browns
13. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
14. Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions - Give Him the Damn Ball
15. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
16. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
17. Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos
18. Royce Freeman, Denver Broncos
19. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
20. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
21. Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers – Give Him the Damn Ball
22. James White, New England Patriots
23. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
24. T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
26. Kenyan Drake, Miami Dolphins
27. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers - Give Him the Damn Ball
28. Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans
29. Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins
30. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
33. Isaiah Crowell, New York Jets
34. Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts
35. Alfred Morris, San Francisco 49ers
36. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
37. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
38. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
39. Austin Ekeler, Los Angles Chargers
40. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns - Give Him the Damn Ball
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Cam TD run
Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 5 quarterback rankings.
Bye Weeks:  Chicago, Tampa Bay
1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
5. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas CIty Chiefs
6. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
7. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
8. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
9. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
10. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
11. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
12. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
14. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
17. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens
16. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
17. Alex Smith, Washington Redskins
18. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
19. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
20. Alex Smith, Washington Redskins
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Nyheim Hines
There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
Get ‘em
John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens – Caught 3 of 7 targets for 116 yards and a score. Averaging 98 yards in last three games.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders – 437 yards, 4 TDs. QB2 or plug in option during bye weeks.
Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns – 105 yards and a pair of scores on three carries. He should get mixed in more.
Mike Davis, RB, Seattle Seahawks – 124 total yards and a pair of TDs. Get him, but be cautious on playing him.
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens – 363 yards and 2 TDs. Multiple TDs in 3 of 4 games. QB2 or plug in option during bye weeks.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts – 73 total yards and a pair of TDs. PPR-league depth.
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers – 82 total yards and a TD. RBBC but he seems to be the most effective.
Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers – Caught all five targets for 62 yards.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Caught 6 of 9 targets for 111 yards. 3rd option, but should be good for bench depth.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Francisco 49ers – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 34 yards and a TD.
Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans – Caught 11 of 15 targets for 109 yards.
Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots – Caught 4 of 7 targets for 55 yards. Inconsistent, plus Julian Edelman will return.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears – Caught all 7 targets for 104 yards and a pair of TDs.
Antonio Gates, TE, Los Angeles Chargers – Caught 2 of 5 targets for 27 yards, TD. TD dependent at this stage of his career.
Donte Moncreif, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – Caught all 5 targets for 109 yards and a score.
Zach Pascal, WR, Indianapolis Colts – Caught 6 f 10 targets for 56 yards, TD.
Cordarrelle Paterson, WR, New England Patriots – Caught 3 of 5 targets for 54 yards, TD.
Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts – Caught 8 of 11 targets for 85 yards.
John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals – Caught both targets for 52 yards, TD.
Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans – Caught 2 of 3 targets for 27 yards, TD.
Geoff Swaim, TE, Dallas Cowboys – Caught 3 of 4 targets for 39 yards and a TD.
Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears – 354 yards and 6 TDs, 53 rushing yards.
Dede Westbrook, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 9 of 13 targets for 130 yards. Borderline depth option.
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Here are the 2018 Lester’s Legends Week 4 team defense rankings.
Bye Weeks: Carolina and Washington
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Los Angeles Chargers
3. Chicago Bears
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Green Bay Packers
6. Seattle Seahawks
7. Los Angeles Rams
8. Cleveland Browns
9. Baltimore Ravens
10. Houston Texans
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. New England Patriots
13. Detroit Lions
14. New Orleans Saints
15. Arizona Cardinals
12. Miami Dolphins
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