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Fantasy Football Advice: Week Five Recap

In this piece, RotoBaller Chris Lacey recaps all the matchups with NFC teams from this past Sunday.  He breaks down all the fantasy relevant stats you need to stay on top of to win your league!


Saints @ Bears

New Orleans played great defense and allowed their offense to do the rest in a 26-18 victory. Drew Brees was very efficient, completing 29 of 35 passes for 288 yards and two TDs.  Jimmy Graham was outstanding once again with 10 receptions for 135 yards. Jay Cutler threw the ball well for Chicago, with 358 yards through the air and two touchdowns. Alshon Jeffery had monster game with 10 catches for 218 yards and one TD.


Seahawks @ Colts

Indianapolis made a big statement by handing Seattle their first loss of the season with a 34-28 victory. Andrew Luck had a solid game by completing 16 passes for 229 yards with two TDs. T.Y. Hilton was his favorite receiver, catching five passes for 140 yards and two receiving TDs. Russell Wilson threw for 210 yards with two passing touchdowns, and he had 102 yards rushing, as well. Marshawn Lynch ran the ball 17 times for 102 yards and Doug Baldwin caught five passes for 80 yards.


Eagles @ Giants

Philadelphia played well to keep the Giants winless this season with a 36-21 victory. Michael Vick did not play much in this game because of a hamstring injury, but his backup Nick Foles was great. Foles threw for 197 yards with two TDs in the game, and DeSean Jackson had seven receptions for 132 yards with one touchdown. Eli Manning threw for 334 yards with two TDs, but was picked off three times in this game. Hakeem Nicks caught nine passes for 142 yards and Rueben Randle put up a huge performance with six receptions for 96 yards and two receiving TDs.


Lions @ Packers

Green Bay got back on track and made quick work of Detroit with 22-9 victory. Aaron Rodgers completed 20 passes for 274 yards with one touchdown, and Eddie Lacy had 99 yards on the ground. James Jones caught four passes for 127 yards with one touchdown. Matthew Stafford threw for 262 yards with one TD in the game, and Brandon Pettigrew caught four passes for 59 yards.


Jaguars @ Rams

St.Louis played a good game and kept Jacksonville from winning their first game with a 34-20 victory. Sam Bradford threw for 222 yards with three TDs and Zac Stacy was good for 78 yards on the ground. Austin Pettis had four catches for 49 yards with a pair of TDs. Blaine Gabbert threw for 181 yards with one TD and two INTs. Maurice Jones-Drew ran the ball 17 times for 70 yards and Justin Blackmon caught five passes for 136 yards with one touchdown.


Panthers @ Cardinals

Arizona was superb on defense as they coasted to a 22-6 victory over Carolina. Carson Palmer threw for 175 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Michael Floyd caught five passes for 61 yards and Andre Ellington ran the ball seven times for 52 yards. Cam Newton threw for solid yardage at 308, but he was picked off three times. Greg Olsen had five receptions for 79 yards.


Broncos @ Cowboys

Denver managed to survive and remained unbeaten with a 51-48 victory over Dallas. Peyton Manning was great again with 414 passing yards and four TDs, but he looked human by throwing his first INT of the season. Knowshon Moreno had 93 rushing yards with one TD on the ground. Julius Thomas was spectacular with nine catches for 122 yards and two TDs. Tony Romo was phenomenal, throwing for 506 yards and just one INT. Terrance Williams caught four passes for 151 yards with one touchdown. Dez Bryant caught six passes for 141 yards with two TDs, and Jason Witten hauled in seven passes for 121 yards and a TD.


Texans @ 49ers

San Francisco made it look too easy, defeating Houston by a score of 34-3 on Sunday night. Colin Kaepernick threw for 113 yards with one passing TD. Frank Gore was good for 81 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown. Vernon Davis caught three passes for 88 yards with a TD. Matt Schaub threw for 173 yards and was picked off three times. Arian Foster was great with 98 rushing yards and Owen Daniels caught six passes for 60 yards.



Make sure to check back here at all week for updated waiver wire picks and matchup analysis.  And as always, for fantasy advice on demand, definitely check out the Fantasy Football chat room.