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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 5

Bold Predictions

Odell Beckham Jr. has more than 200 receiving yards.

Odell Beckham Jr. is certainly a head case, but he’s still one of the most talented and dynamic receivers in the league. He’s had a tough start to the season and is coming off a career-low in receiving yards in a game, catching just three balls for 23 yards in Week 4. I think he’s going to come out with something to prove this week and gets a great matchup against Green Bay. Green Bay has the 29th-ranked secondary in the NFL and is allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts. Obviously, Beckham Jr. will be in everyone’s lineup, so expect a huge week from him of more than 200 receiving yards and a few scores.

Tom Brady tosses five touchdowns in return.

Brady is finally set to return from his four-game suspension in Week 5 and is ready to unload on the entire league. It’s almost unfair that he gets to first go against Cleveland. Expect an absolute massacre in this one with New England getting back on track and Rob Gronkowski making his presence felt. Brady is going to take no prisoners over the final 12 games and is going to throw for five touchdowns on Sunday. Those of you who think he needs a game or two to shake off the rust could not be more wrong. He’s a must-start in all formats.

Shark Sleepers

Terrance West, RB, Baltimore

The running back job in Baltimore has been a mess so far, but maybe West finally can set in as the starter after his excellent performance last week. He ran for 113 yards on 21 carries and found the end zone once. Rookie Kenneth Dixon is expected to make his debut, but West will still carry the mail in Week 5. Dixon should be owned in all leagues, but West is the play this week. Expect another 20-plus touches for West which easily makes him a solid RB2 against Washington.

Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo

Sammy Watkins is most likely out for the season so Woods now has a chance to carve out a solid role for Buffalo. Last week he got targeted 10 times and caught seven of those targets for 89 yards. Moving forward he should be treated as a WR3/flex with a little bump in points per reception leagues. Buffalo is a run-heavy offense, but Woods should continue to see at least eight targets per game.

Lock of the Week

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver

After a slow start to the season, Sanders has been great the last two weeks. He’s been targeted 13 times in each of the last two games and has three touchdowns and more than 200 yards. It seems that Trevor Siemian will start this week, but even if Paxton Lynch is in there it won’t matter as Sanders seems to have chemistry with both. Expect a third straight big game out of Sanders as he matches up with Atlanta’s weak pass defense.

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.