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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929792 Dud - Jordan Cameron vs. BUF Dud+-+Jordan+Cameron+vs.+BUF Fantasy Football

The outrage didn't take long to hit Twitter after the Browns' Thursday night win over the Bills.  From the "what-have-you-done-for-me-lately" file, fantasy owners were furious Jordan Cameron would only earn them 3.6 fantasy points against the Bills — ignoring the fact that the Browns lost starting quarterback Brian Hoyer early in the game to a blown ACL. Cameron was second among fantasy football tight ends in scoring heading into Week 5 with 66 fantasy points.  Week 1 (and once again) starting QB Brandon Weeden and Cameron were playing nice before and will continue to play nice within Norv Turner's system.  Relax. - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929796 Dud - Kenbrell Thompkins vs. CIN Dud+-+Kenbrell+Thompkins+vs.+CIN Fantasy Football

Thompkins was averaging nearly 10 targets a game before Week 5's game against the Bengals.  Now, granted the weather conditions at Paul Brown Stadium were very wet, but with the return of Danny Amendola, Tom Brady elected to target him and Julian Edelman 16 times compared to Kenbrell's four targets (1.6 fantasy points).  It may be too late, but with Rob Gronkowski on his way back next week, now may be the time to sell Thompkins. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929799 Dud - Tom Brady vs. CIN Dud+-+Tom+Brady+vs.+CIN Fantasy Football

Blame it on the rain — yeah, yeah. He may have gotten his top receiver back in Danny Amendola, but Tommy Boy also got the elements, and they may have gotten the best of him in Cincinnati. Brady finished 18 of 38 for 197 yards, an interception and, most stunning, ZERO touchdowns. He entered the game having thrown at least one TD in 52 consecutive games. Brady's 5.9 fantasy points were fewer than EJ Manuel, who left Thursday night's game in the third quarter due to injury. - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929800 Stud - Alex Henery vs. NYG Stud+-+Alex+Henery+vs.+NYG Fantasy Football

Through the first four weeks, no kicker had posted 20-or-more fantasy points.  In Week 5, two accomplished the feat (no pun - I swear).  The Packers' Mason Crosby, who nearly lost his job during training camp, and the Eagles' Alex Henery each dropped 20 fantasy points for fantasy owners.  Henery made five field goals and three extra points against the Giants.  Nothing crushes a fantasy owner like an "L" due to their opponent's kicker racking up 20 fantasy points.  Good for them. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929791 Stud - Austin Pettis vs. JAX Stud+-+Austin+Pettis+vs.+JAX Fantasy Football

Tavon Austin gets the ink.  Chris Givens gets the fly routes.  Jared Cook is M.I.A.  Austin Pettis is quietly producing for fantasy owners.  He caught four out of the five passes thrown his direction for 49 yards with a two touchdowns against the Jaguars.  He now leads the team with four scores in 2013.  Pettis is only owned in 2.5 percent of fantasy football leagues.  He'll be a top waiver wire target this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929801 Stud - James Jones vs. DET Stud+-+James+Jones+vs.+DET Fantasy Football

For the second time this season, James Jones stole the fantasy headlines from Randall Cobb (WR1) and Jordy Nelson (WR1).  JJ finished with 127 receiving yards on four receptions (31.8 YPR) with a touchdown against the Lions.  It is the second time in three games that Jones has reached triple digits in yards; he had only two 100-yard games in the two seasons combined prior to this one ... including the playoffs.  - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929798 Stud - Hakeem Nicks vs. PHI Stud+-+Hakeem+Nicks+vs.+PHI Fantasy Football

The New York Giants fell to 0-5 in 2013, but Hakeem Nicks broke out of a three-game funk in the losing effort.  The receiver, in the midst of a contract-year, caught nine balls for 142 yards.  That's the good news.  The bad news is he had over 100 receiving yards at halftime and has yet to find the end zone for the Giants this season.  Also, Reuben Randle dropped 21 fantasy points with two scores and 96 yards receiving for the Giants.  The team has talent - they just stink on third downs (5-13 today). - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929793 Stud - Alshon Jeffery vs. NO Stud+-+Alshon+Jeffery+vs.+NO Fantasy Football

Alshon Jeffery set a Bears single-game record with 218 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Saints (27.8 fantasy points).  Jay Cutler has targeted him 24 times over the last two weeks compared to Brandon Marshall's 19.  Jeffery had a lot of fantasy buzz attached to his name during his rookie season last year, but injuries set him back a little.  He's only owned in 33 percent of leagues, but expect that to change as he's moved into a WR3 in standard leagues and low-end WR2 in PPR leagues.  Cutler trusts him. - Ryan Fowler
 

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929797 Stud - T.Y. Hilton vs. SEA Stud+-+T.Y.+Hilton+vs.+SEA Fantasy Football

T.Y. Hilton was one of my 2013 Fantasy Football Breakout Stars to Watch.  We watched as he posted 8.4 combined fantasy points in three out of his first four games this season.  He's also been bothered by a foot injury in recent weeks.  So, a matchup against the vaunted Seahawks' defense wasn't exactly what the doctor ordered for fantasy owners.  However, Hilton shocked us all with 140 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Seattle on Sunday.  The 140 yards are a career-high and it's the second time he's scored twice in the same game.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929789 Stud - Peyton Manning vs. DAL Stud+-+Peyton+Manning+vs.+DAL Fantasy Football

For the fourth time in five games, Peyton Manning finished with 30-or-more fantasy points in a week (43.8 FP vs. DAL).  He actually led ALL Week 5 fantasy football players with 30-plus fantasy points at halftime of his game when 90 percent of the league had already played four quarters.  He surpassed the legendary Daunte Culpepper (18) for most touchdowns through the first five games of a season with 20.  Manning faces the Jaguars next week.  That should be enjoyable. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 5 Studs Duds 31929802 Romo > Manning ... in fantasy football Romo+%26gt%3B+Manning+...+in+fantasy+football Fantasy Football

The Broncos may have survived the 51-48 shootout against the Cowboys, but Tony Romo's offense posted some monster fantasy football stats in Week 5.  If you would have plugged the Cowboys' starting offense into your fantasy lineup, you would have scored 150-plus fantasy points in standard and over 170 fantasy points in points-per-reception leagues.  Romo (50.9 fantasy points) passed for a franchise-record 506 yards with five touchdowns against the Broncos' secondary, while three of his receivers finished with 121-or-more yards. - Ryan Fowler


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