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NFC South Player Analysis
Matt Wilson,, Staff Writer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs Jacksonville Jaguars)

QB Jameis Winston: Even though Winston continues to struggle, his weekly fantasy stats have looked somewhat respectable. If you need bye week help, the rookie passer's home matchup against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that has allowed an average of 293.5 passing yards and 1.5 touchdown passes per contest is probably one of Winston's most favorable of the season. ( 232 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 8 yds rush )

QB Mike Glennon: ( 49 yds pass; 1 yd rush )

RB Doug Martin: Coming off his first 100-yard game and first score of the season, Martin draws a decent matchup versus a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that has allowed 66.8 rushing yards and one rushing score per game to enemy tailbacks. Keep in mind that backup Charles Sims is getting close to 10 touches per game, which places a ceiling on Martin's production. ( 66 yds rush; 2 catches for 13 yds )

RB Charles Sims: The Buccaneers are working Sims into their backfield mix consistently. He has caught a touchdown pass and received nine combo touches in two straight outings. The Jacksonville Jaguars defense has given up the seventh-most catches to opposing running backs, so Sims should do a little damage. Can he score for the third week in a row? ( 23 yds rush; 2 catches for 25 yds )

RB Bobby Rainey: Tampa Bay's No. 3 tailback has touched the ball just five times so far this season. He has gone two straight games without a touch. ( 11 yds rush; 1 catch for 11 yds )

WR Mike Evans: It's time to lower the expectations for this guy. Evans' week-to-week production will remain inconsistent as long as rookie Jameis Winston has accuracy issues. On paper, Evans still looks like a decent play against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that ranks 17th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wideouts. ( 4 catches for 60 yds )

WR Vincent Jackson: Despite a decent matchup against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that ranks 17th in fantasy points allowed to enemy wideouts, Jackson is a risky boom-or-bust pick because of rookie Jameis Winston's struggles. ( 5 catches for 69 yds )

WR Louis Murphy: ( 2 catches for 31 yds )

WR Russell Shepard: ( 1 catch for 3 yds )

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins: Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) will not play in Week 5. The second-year pro will miss his third straight outing.

TE Brandon Myers: He has made two starts in place of the injured Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder), but Myers has compiled just four catches for 26 yards on seven targets. Even though the Jacksonville Jaguars defense has yielded the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, Myers is an afterthought in the Buccaneers passing attack right now. ( 2 catches for 21 yds )

TE Luke Stocker: ( 1 catch for 2 yds )

PK Connor Barth: The Jacksonville Jaguars defense has allowed the third-most fantasy points to enemy kickers, but the Buccaneers offense won't perform well enough to provide Barth with ample scoring chances. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs and 1 missed FG )

Def Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Consider the Bucs a fringe starting option. The Tampa Bay defense ranks ninth (tie) in sacks (9.0) but just 14th in takeaways (6.0) and a disappointing 30th in points allowed (29.2 per game). The Buccaneers should have some success against a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that ranks just 31st in scoring (12.0 points per game). The shaky Jaguars offensive line also has allowed 2.0 sacks per contest. ( 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )

New Orleans Saints (vs Philadelphia Eagles)

QB Drew Brees: Even though there are whispers that Brees (shoulder) still isn't 100 percent healthy, there's no denying that he was very effective Sunday night. The Saints triggerman looks like a safe start against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has allowed an average of 284.8 passing yards and 1.5 touchdown passes per game. ( 316 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 3 yds rush )

RB Mark Ingram: The Saints are slowly working C.J. Spiller into the backfield mix, but Ingram continues to dominate the early-down work with some occasional passing-down touches sprinkled in. Dial down your expectations for Ingram this week versus a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has given up only 87 rushing yards per game and no rushing scores to enemy running backs but you keep him in your lineup. ( 62 yds rush and 1 TD; 4 catches for 27 yds )

RB C.J. Spiller: Spiller played 21 snaps Sunday night, and the speedy runner's passing-down back role should continue to expand. However, you should ratchet down your expectations for him this week against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs. ( 14 yds rush; 2 catches for 29 yds )

RB Khiry Robinson: He has notched a rushing score two games in a row, but you can't count on Robinson doing that every week. With C.J. Spiller's role slowly expanding and Mark Ingram healthy, Robinson's touches will decline. ( 27 yds rush; 2 catches for 11 yds )

RB Marcus Murphy: ( 1 yd rush; )

WR Brandin Cooks: The second-year pro continues to disappoint. Despite averaging eight targets per game, Cooks has failed to score and has been held to under 50 yards in two games. He draws a very favorable matchup against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts, but it's hard to trust Cooks as anything more than a fantasy WR3 right now. ( 2 yds rush; 5 catches for 55 yds )

WR Willie Snead: ( 3 catches for 49 yds )

WR Marques Colston: ( 4 catches for 48 yds )

WR Brandon Coleman: ( 2 catches for 25 yds )

TE Ben Watson: Saints quarterbacks have targeted the 34-year-old Watson an average of four times per contest. He hasn't scored so far this season, and Watson's best outing was a 4-42-0 effort in Week 3. He remains low-end fantasy TE2 material. ( 2 catches for 19 yds )

TE Josh Hill: Hill caught a touchdown pass last week, but don't chase it. The rarely used backup has been targeted an average of 1.8 times per game. ( 1 catch for 8 yds )

PK Zach Hocker: The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed the second-most fantasy points to enemy kickers. If the New Orleans offense can pick up where it left off Sunday night, Hocker could surprise. ( 2 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def New Orleans Saints: The Philadelphia Eagles offense hasn't packed the scoring punch that we're used to seeing, but the New Orleans defense isn't good enough to do any damage against the Eagles, especially on the road. On the season, the Saints rank 23rd in points allowed (26.0 per game), 19th in sacks (7.0) and 27th in takeaways (3.0). New Orleans is one of three NFL teams that hasn't notched a interception. ( 2 sacks, 1 Fumble )

Atlanta Falcons (vs Washington Redskins)

QB Matt Ryan: A Washington defense that has given up the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs should have at least a little success slowing down Devonta Freeman, so the Falcons definitely will need a productive outing from Ryan this week. A shaky Washington secondary has allowed an average of 231.3 passing yards and 1.8 touchdown passes per game. ( 303 yds pass with 2 TDs and 1 Int; 6 yds rush )

RB Devonta Freeman: If Tevin Coleman (broken rib) returns this week, there is absolutely no doubt that Freeman will continue to start and receive the bulk of the touches in the Falcons' backfield. The Washington defense has surrendered the fewest fantasy points to opposing tailbacks, but don't let that stop you from starting the red-hot Freeman on his home field. Just worry a little about the matchup. ( 45 yds rush and 1 TD; 3 catches for 33 yds )

RB Tevin Coleman: There's been media speculation that Coleman (broken rib) could return after missing Week 3 and Week 4. If he does, the rookie and now-former starting Falcons tailback will operate as a backup to Devonta Freeman, but it's hard to predict how many touches Coleman will receive. He has only handcuff value right now. ( 23 yds rush; 1 catch for 8 yds )

RB Terron Ward: The undrafted rookie free agent made a big splash last week, compiling a 19-72-1 rushing line and a 1-18-0 receiving line in garbage time during the Falcons' rout of the Houston Texans as Devonta Freeman's backup. However, Ward will slide down into the No. 3 tailback role when Tevin Coleman (broken rib) returns. ( 12 yds rush; 1 catch for 7 yds )

WR Julio Jones: Last week Devonta Freeman's success harpooned the must-start Jones' chances for a big outing. Freeman helped Atlanta jump out to a big lead, and the stud wideout's services simply weren't needed. However, a stingy Washington run defense could make things challenging for Freeman, so Jones should be needed this week. Washington has surrendered the 10th-most fantasy points to enemy receivers. ( 7 catches for 92 yds )

WR Roddy White: In his last three game played, White has compiled just two catches for eight yards while operating as Atlanta's third receiver. Despite drawing a favorable matchup against a Washington defense that has yielded the 10th-most fantasy points to enemy wideouts, he lacks fantasy appeal as long as Julio Jones and Leonard Hankerson are healthy. ( 2 catches for 27 yds )

WR Leonard Hankerson: Although he has emerged as a regular contributor at the expense of Roddy White, Hankerson's week-to-week production has been noticeably up and down. The Washington defense has given up the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing receivers so Hankerson's matchup is a plus one on paper. However, his inconsistency makes Hankerson a somewhat risky play. ( 5 catches for 59 yds )

WR Justin Hardy: The rookie fourth-round selection has been a healthy scratch in each of Atlanta's first four games and remains buried on the depth chart. ( 1 catch for 6 yds )

WR Devin Hester: Hester (turf toe) has been a regular inactive in each of the Falcons' first four games. When he returns, Hester will operate in a No. 4 wideout in a fantasy unfriendly rotation.

WR Eric Weems: ( 1 catch for 1 yd )

TE Jacob Tamme: Tamme (concussion) missed Week 4, and his Week 5 playing status was unknown at last check late Wednesday morning. In three games played, the little-used Tamme was targeted an average of 3.3 times per contest. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar anyway. ( 1 catch for 16 yds )

TE Levine Toilolo: The little-used Toilolo has been targeted just three times in four games played. ( 1 catch for 7 yds )

PK Matt Bryant: The 14th-year pro's extra points (15) have outnumbered his treys (six), but he's a good kicker for a red-hot offense. ( 3 XPs, 2 FGs )

Def Atlanta Falcons: The scrappy Falcons rank only 15th (tie) in points allowed (23.2 per game) and 28th in sacks (5.0) but a respectable eighth in takeaways (8.0). Playing at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta should rack up plenty of fantasy points against a turnover-prone Kirk Cousins-led Washington offense. Cousins has averaged one pick per game and has been sacked 1.3 times per game. Overall, Washington has committed seven turnovers on the season. By the way, Cousins likely will be without Jordan Reed (concussion, ankle, knee), and the playing status of DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was iffy at last check. ( 2 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble )

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