On Fire On Ice: Week 5
On Fire: Trevor Siemian vs Atlanta Falcons
It seems like the more games Siemian plays, the better he gets. In his last six quarters of football, he managed to put up 380 yards and scored 5 touchdowns! This young QB has been very sharp lately and has a favorable matchup this week against the Falcons who has allowed 27 points per game this season. Assuming that Trevor is healthy this weekend, shaking off that shoulder injury he had against the Buccaneers, he should be a sneaky start at QB. Start this man, he is on fire!
On Ice: Matt Ryan @ Denver Broncos
Matty Ice has been killing this season, dominating at the QB position and is being ranked number 1 QB in the league. So why is he on ice this week, you may ask? That’s because he is facing arguably the best defense in the league. Through 4 weeks, Matt Ryan’s had favorable matchups but this is the first time this season that his play will be put to test. Coming off a very hot week, the Broncos will look to keep Matty Ice, on ice.
On Fire: Terrance West vs Washington Redskins
West started last week for the Ravens against the Raiders, and took full advantage of the opportunity. In his first start of the season, he put up 113 yards and a TD on 23 carries after a slow start to the season. The Ravens have parted ways with Justin Forsett, leaving nothing but more touches on the field for West. He has a juicy matchup against the Redskins who have allowed 133 rushing yards per game and 8 TDs on the ground. West should be a nice RB2/ Flex play this week.
On Ice: Matt Forte @ Pittsburgh Steelers
The Jets haven’t been able to get the ball going lately because of poor quarterback play. Forte is still a workhorse and gets heavily used in the offense, alongside of Bilal Powell, but it’s hard to run the ball efficiently when the offense isn’t flowing. Forte’s put up around 12 points in the last couple games and has a tough matchup at Pittsburg. As a Jets fan, it hurts to say Forte might have to be kept on ice for this week.
On Fire: Brandon Marshall at Pittsburg Steelers
This offseason, Brandon Marshall made a bet with Antonio Brown on who would have a better season. So far Antonio is dominating that friendly challenge, but this week I see Marshall showing out, proving he’s still one of the top wide outs in the game. The Steelers have a high-potent offense, so in order for the Jets to stay on top, they’ll have to score early and often. Eric Decker is still looking questionable for Week 5, so that should translate into more targets for Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa. Look for the Jets receiving core to be on fire this week.
On Ice: Julio Jones at Denver Broncos
Last week Julio exploded for a stat line of 300 yards on 12 receptions. It’s clear that he held a lot of fantasy owners down last week, but that Denver defense is about to disappoint a lot of Julio Jones owners. Denver has seen the likes of Kelvin Benjamin, Mike Evans, AJ Green and TY Hilton and only allowed one touchdown amongst those studs. After that huge game, Denver will do whatever they can do to keep Julio quiet.
On Fire: Zach Ertz @ Detroit Lions
Zack Ertz is finally cleared from a rib injury that he suffered on week 1. It’s a small sample size, but in his only game this season, he managed 6 receptions on 7 targets. Coming off a bye week I can see the Eagles opening up the playbook for rookie QB Carson Wentz, reintroducing another weapon for the potent Eagles offense. Confidently start Zach Ertz against a Detroit defense that’s given up 5 TDs to tight ends this season.
On Ice: Kyle Rudolph vs Houston Texans
Through 4 weeks, Sam Bradford has passed for 4 TDs. Kyle Rudolph is responsible for 3, in his last 3 games. However, that streak will come to an end on Sunday as they well face the Texans. The Texans haven’t given up an average of 6 points to TEs this season, so it’ll be tough for Rudolph to break through for a double digit game. This should be a low scoring, very defensive affair in Minnesota, so this would be a good week to keep Rudolph on ice.