Week 5 Fantasy Projections: GLSP Looks To Extend Hot Streak

Week 5 is upon us, and it’s time to make start/sit and roster management decisions.Earlier in the week, we looked at preliminary GLSP projections derived from a model I pulled together. Let’s compare and contrast these results with the GLSP projections calculated by the RotoViz apps and identify players with a surprising range of outcomes. As a reminder, GLSP projections are agnostic of a player’s situation, health and external factors. They are compiled through the use of historical data to identify matchups between comparable players and defenses. How have receivers similar to Mike Evans fared against defenses similar to the Patriots? These are the types of questions that GLSP attempts to answer. GLSP projections rely solely on historical data. As a result, they will become more meaningful as we make our way further into the season.

How’d We Do Last Week?

We hit a home run with Deshaun Watson scoring 34 points and finishing as QB1. Derek Carr struggled, as expected, scoring under 10 points before exiting the game in the late fourth quarter. Tevin Coleman was great, accruing 18 fantasy points and finishing as an RB1. Carlos Hyde beat expectations scoring 15 fantasy points. Of course, his day would have been worse if the 49ers’ game had finished in regulation. We got things right with Amari Cooper having an abysmal day against the Broncos and Sterling Shepard managing to finish as a WR3. Unfortunately, tight ends got the best of me last week. Rather than struggle, Charles Clay performed well, going for 16 points against Atlanta. On the flip side, Coby Fleener disappointed, scoring only four points in his London matchup with the Dolphins.

Week 5 Fantasy Projections

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By Dave Caban | @DaveCabanFF | Archive