Week Five Observations, Part Two
Jared Cook is now up to 12.5 standard points in his four games since scoring 24.1 in week one. In other words, Jared Cook is still Jared Cook
— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) October 7, 2013
Here are Cook’s positional finishes, by week: 1st, 39th, 20th, 23rd, 24th.
Cook isn’t doing much better in PPR. Here’s his scoring, by game: 31.1, 2, 9.4, 8.5, 5.6. Hopefully you didn’t go all in on Jared Cook. We did also suggest he may not really be a sleeper. If you did though, try using the Buy Low Machine for help. For week six, it highlights Cincinnati (Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert), Indianapolis (Coby Fleener), Carolina (Greg Olsen), the Giants (Brandon Myers), and Washington (Jordan Reed) was having favorable TE matchups. The Buy Low Machine also suggests that Jared Cook will have the single toughest matchup of the week.
Pryor finished 18/23 for 221 yards and 2 TDs. He also added 31 yards rushing. Despite an overall poor second half, Pryor came through with a big 3rd down conversion to set up the game clinching field goal. In four-point passing TD leagues, Pryor sits 17th in per game average, ahead of Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick, and others. He’s making history and should be scooped up and rostered if he’s not already. He’s played with surprising poise and has the second-easiest QB schedule during the week 13 -16 fantasy playoff window.
Via Rotoworld, Greg Olsen
Greg Olsen caught five passes for 79 yards in the Panthers’ Week 5 loss to the Cardinals. Another solid, if unspectacular performance out of Olsen, who through four games is on pace for 84 receptions, 1,092 yards, and four touchdowns.
A lesser light than Jimmy Graham, to be sure, but Olsen is also his team’s leading receiver, and tied for the team lead in targets. With a roughly league average schedule the rest of the way, Olsen is a decent option at TE or Flex – or possibly an acquisition target if you’ve gotten stuck with Jared Cook? Unrelated, but has anyone else noticed that Olsen looks like a big version of Tyrion Lannister?
Via Rotoworld, Michael Floyd
The bad news is this was another mediocre box-score effort from Floyd. The good news is he has clearly separated from Andre Roberts, who finished without a catch.
Roberts was the Cards’ leading target getter in week one, but since then Floyd has more targets. For the season Floyd is out catching Roberts 21 to 13. The clarity on the Arizona WR situation is helpful, but since Carson Palmer is playing like puke, Floyd is probably stuck as a match up play. Look for Floyd in week 8 vs. Atlanta, and again in weeks 11 – 14, when he faces Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.