Every Thursday during the 2022 NFL season, Matt Bowen will talk about the value of fantasy football players through the lens of a former NFL quarterback. And he will interfere too. Matches to play (or avoid), trend charts, tape study and more.
After watching the feed, let’s talk about the fantasy matches of the fifth week. My upgrades, downgrades and a couple of wide receivers we need to monitor. Besides, I’ll open my notepad from the cinema. Geno Smith, Miles Sanders, George Kittle and others.
So let’s start with a rookie wide receiver who sees a consistent volume of passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Green Bay route tree.
Week 5 updates
Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers
Let’s go with a newbie this week. Dubs has recorded 13 receptions in the last two games (on 16 targets). In this Packers offense, he sees consistent volume and opportunity. Doubs is also finding the end zone, having scored a touchdown in each of his last two games against the Bucks and Patriots. And we really need to look at its use in the route tree. The receiver sees targets at all three field levels. Put him in your squad as WR3 for the match against the Giants’ defense in London.
Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Burrow, my QB6 this week, posted back-to-back games with 20 or more fantasy points, throwing multiple touchdowns in every game. And I love this game against the Ravens defense, which is averaging 315.3 passing yards per game (the most in the NFL). Burrow will see a combination of in-person and zonal coverage in this matchup, and I believe the Bengals will have answers about the Ravens’ security schemes. Highlight these gaps in coverage for Ja’Marr Chase and Ty Higgins on level two and three rolls.