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Fanrun Fantasy: Week 5 Recap + Week 6 Projections

Fantasy Football

Welcome to Fanrun Fantasy, the most complete fantasy football recap/preview on the internet. If you want to win, you’re in the right place. Throughout this season, we’ll recap the top scorers, the biggest disappointments, and project the biggest “booms” for the upcoming week.

Fanrun Fantasy Week 5 Top Performers


Ryan Tannehill – 30.0pts vs. BUF

Patrick Mahomes – 29.7pts vs. LV

Ryan Fitzpatrick – 27.6pts @ SF


Mike Davis – 29.9pts @ ATL

Todd Gurley II – 25.0pts vs. CAR

Miles Sanders – 23.9pts @ PIT


Chase Claypool – 42.6pts vs. PHI

Travis Fulgham – 31.2pts @ PIT

Brandin Cooks– 30.1pts vs. JAX


Travis Kelce – 24.8pts vs. LV

Jonnu Smith – 21.0pts vs. Buf

Mark Andrews – 17.6pts vs. CIN


Baltimore Ravens – 25.0pts vs. CIN

Los Angeles Rams – 14.0pts @ WSH

Miami Dolphins – 14.0pts @ SF


Jason Sanders – 22.0pts @ SF

Graham Gano – 20.0pts @ DAL

Wil Lutz – 15.0pts vs. LAC

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Biggest Week 5 Disappointments

These players far underperformed their week 5 projections

Lamar Jackson – The Baltimore QB has carried many fantasy teams with his dual-threat ability but underperformed in week 5. The Heisman Trophy winner put up 13.5pts vs. Cincinnati after a 23.4 point projection.

Matt Ryan – The Atlanta QB was completely shut down against division rival Carolina on Sunday. Ryan managed only 6.94pts after being projected to score 19.3pts.

Jimmy Garoppolo– The San Francisco QB made his return to the Bay Area, but it did not go well. Garoppolo threw two picks and wound up with -0.92pts before being benched at halftime. This followed a 17.4 point projection.

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Biggest Week 5 Surprises

Chase Claypool – The Steelers’ WR did it all against Philadelphia this weekend as he hauled in seven catches for 110 yards and three TDs. Claypool also had a rushing TD. The Notre Dame product racked up 42.6 points after a 6.6 point projection.

Travis Fulgham – The Eagles’ WR cut up the Pittsburgh defense in his second week on the roster. Fulgham scored 31.2 points following his 6.2 point projection.

Brandin Cooks – The Texans’ WR had a field day against the quickly-fading Jags. Cooks managed to score 30.1pts after a 9.1 point projection.

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Week 6 Big Booms

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Booms” went 1-for-2 with Teddy Bridgewater having a great game against the putrid Atlanta Falcons secondary. Unfortunately, Justin Jefferson was handled by the Seahawks as they decided to guard him instead of Adam Thielen. Lastly, John Brown was my third Boom, but unfortunately, he was a late scratch for Tuesday Night Football against the Titans.

David Montgomery – The Bears’ tailback should have a big day against the Carolina Panthers, who have given up the most fantasy points to running backs in 2020. If Todd Gurley, who has no knees, can have a day against the Panthers, Montgomery can too.

Ronald Jones II – The Buccaneers’ RB has seen an increased role with Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy both being sidelined. Expect this to continue against a weak Green Bay Packers run defense.

Kyle Rudolph – The Vikings’ TE has been pretty quiet this year, but expect this to change as Minnesota meets Atlanta in week 6. The Falcons have given up the second-most fantasy points to TEs this season.

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Week 6 Big Busts

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Busts” all played pretty well in their respective matchups. So, let’s try this again.

Joe Mixon – The Bengals’ RB has had a solid 2020, but expect him to be stifled against a stanch Indianapolis Colts defensive line.

Damien Harris – The Patriots’ RB has been out to start the 2020 campaign, but is expected to have a good season. This will be difficult against a stout Broncos defensive front 7.

Deshaun Watson – The Houston QB bounced back against Jacksonville last week, but expect Watson to struggle against a Tennessee Titans defense that dismantled Josh Allen’s Buffalo Bills on Tuesday Night Football.

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That’s the end of the second edition of Fanrun Fantasy. Check back on Tuesday’s at 9 a.m. ET for the next edition.

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