Carl’s Top 5 Add for Fantasy Football (Week 5)
Hey guys, like I said on my show earlier, I’ll do a section every Wednesday for those of you who are fantasy enthusiasts such as myself!
Week 5 Top ADS
1.) LaGarrette Blount (RB-New England)
He’s put up 60+ yards in each of the last two games and managed to score a touchdown for the Patriots who are getting frustrated with starting running back Steven Ridley. While you wouldn’t start him in an eight or ten team league, he’s definitely worth a go in 12-16 team leagues. He’s going to continue to get short yardage opportunities, and has shown bursts in the past. Definitely worth a roster spot, even as just a “stash-’em” kind of guy.
2.) Andre Ellington (RB-Arizona)
He isn’t the starter, but he’s begun to take carries away from starter Rashard Mendenhall (who has also butted heads with head coach Bruce Arians). Pick him up and keep him on your bench. Eventually, he’ll be the starter.
3.) Kenbrell Thompkins (WR-New England)
He’s filled in nicely for Danny Amendola & Rob Gronkowski since they’ve gone down (although Gronk has yet to play this season.) He’s long and has become a favorite target of Tom Brady. You’ll have to take this pick with a grain of salt, because Gronkowski & Amendola are (supposedly) coming back this week, so his targets may decrease. I have a feeling though about Thompkins. Give Tom Brady four weeks to develop chemistry with somebody, and he’ll succeed. Pick him up.
4.) Danny Woodhead (RB-San Diego)
Phillip Rivers is having a resurgence this season and his receivers are reaping the benefits. Danny Woodhead is no exception. He’s a one of the best receiving running backs in the league, and is a very underrated runner. He exploded last week against Dallas, and will continue to get touches as the season progresses.
5.) Atlanta Falcons’ Defense
They play the New York Jets at HOME this Monday night. If you haven’t noticed, the Jets struggle mightily on the road, and Geno Smith is a rookie….in his first prime time game. Play this defense.