Monday Night Insight Week 5 - 2021 Fantasy Football

By: JayWall

Monday Night Insight Week 5 - 2021 Fantasy Football

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens

October 11th, 2021 at 8:15PM EST

Colts Fantasy Insight

Carson Wentz has mustered up a lackluster QB22 finish so far this season. He’s someone who I don’t feel confident starting even in Superflex formats. He’s an emergency start in SF leagues and a bench player in 1QB leagues.

The running backs that are fantasy relevant for the Colts are Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Taylor is a strong RB2 this week though he’s been a boom or bust player so far this season. Hines is a much more extreme boom or bust option and is someone you should only start if you have multiple injuries and little depth at the running back position.

Michael Pittman Jr.  is the only wideout that I want to start in fantasy this week. If I’m in a pinch, I’d rather take a risk on Zach Pascal than Paris Campbell who’s been fairly nonexistent. Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle are both risky options at tight end, but Mo has been the guy seeing the redzone work. If I’m going to start one of these guys, it’s going to be him.

Rodrigo Blankenship is pretty automatic as a kicker in the NFL through his first two seasons. The Colts offense has struggled, but as the #9 overall kicker, you can be confident plugging him into your lineups against the Ravens. The Colts D/ST is ranked 7th and has put up solid numbers against both bad and good teams this season. They’re another solid start in Week 5.

Ravens Fantasy Insight

With the rushing upside of Lamar Jackson, it’s hard not to have high expectations every week. Currently the QB10, I wouldn’t be surprised if Lamar put up a top 5 quarterback week. That’s always in the range of possibilities for him, so start him with confidence no matter the league format.

Between Latavius Murray, Ty’Son Williams, Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman, Murray is the only one who I’d even consider starting in fantasy this week. Williams was a healthy scratch last week implying we can expect the same this week as well. Murray is a low-end flex option if you’re desperate at running back.

Marquise Brown is someone who’s really surprised me this year in fantasy. He’s seeing a solid target share and Lamar is finding him often on deep balls. He’s the WR14, and I believe he’s a strong WR2 again this week with all the upside in the world. Sammy Watkins is someone you should avoid as well as Rashod Bateman if he’s activated to play in Week 5. He’s coming off an injury and we’re not sure what his role on the team will be just yet. Hold off and let’s revisit his value after Monday Night’s game.

The target share Mark Andrews is seeing is very impressive, but his fantasy production has lacked. Volume is king and Andrews is bound to find the endzone this season. Start the TE9 and expect a big week from him.

Justin Tucker is the GOAT and should be started no matter the matchup. He’s the #2 overall kicker and will continue to be one of the best even in his 10th year in the league. The Ravens D/ST hasn’t performed as well as expected though their defense has seen a bit of the injury bug. I’d be willing to start them knowing Wentz has been known to turn the ball over throughout his career.

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