Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/3/12

Week 5 is full of potential pitfalls.

It is time to cut the strings to those players you are smitten with but aren't producing.

It is time to cover those players on bye week. And it is time to get serious.

Move quick and as always look at the matchups.

Quarterbacks

Ryan Fitzpatrick

For four games Fitzpatrick has 931 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

Yes, he is interception-prone.  But this is one of those times where reality and fantasy are not the same. 

In reality there is some question whether Fitzpatrick is earning his contract. In fantasy Fitzpatrick is earning his fantasy worth. 

Week 5 Fitzpatrick meets the San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers' defense is formidable, they are much better against the run. 

Kevin Kolb

After John Skelton went down with an ankle injury, there was some trepidations about Kevin Kolb.  Now the Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 and Kolb is a fantasy stud. 

He is getting better with each game. His total yards are increasing as are his touchdowns. And the matchups only get better. Week 5 Kolb will see the Saint Louis Rams, Week 6 Buffalo Bills and Week 7 Minnesota Vikings. 

Kolb is earning his keep in both fantasy and reality. 

 

Wide Receivers

Andre Roberts

Last week against the Miami Dolphins, Roberts gained 118 yards and two touchdowns. 

He also is the recipient of being on the same team as Larry Fitzgerald. This means Fitzgerald will see double teams and Roberts will be open. This means Fitzgerald will see the best safeties and corners and Roberts will be open. 

This means Roberts will score and so will you.

Brian Hartline

I am more a wait-and-see on Hartline. Were Week 4 monster numbers an aberration? He had 253 yards and a touchdown. In all of last year he caught 35 passes for 549 yards and a touchdown. 

If you are in a PPR league, Hartline is your man. 

T.Y. Hilton

Before their bye week, rookie Hilton had a very good Week 3 against the Jaguars. The plus is he caught four passes for 113 yards. The minus is everyone has a good week versus the Jaguars.

Week 5 the Indianapolis Colts play the Green Bay Packers. On paper it is a good matchup. For real the Packers' defense is finding their footing. 

 

Tight Ends

Scott Chandler

Chandler is a high-risk, high-reward pickup. He is a red zone target. His matchup against the 49ers should prove productive. The 49ers are giving up the second most fantasy points to tight ends. 

Week 5 the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Oakland Raiders are on bye weeks. 

Look at those matchups and good luck!

Dominate!

Follow me on Twitter@neverenoughglt



MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Who should perform at Super Bowl 51?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Aguayo seeks out mental coach after missing kicks

Josh Norman unloads on Goodell: He is 'straight horrible'

Siemian named Broncos starter for third preseason game

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

Tre Mason's mother: RB is like '10-year-old' due to head injuries

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker