Thursday fantasy Notes week 5
Week 5 Thursday Fantasy Notes
This Thursday brought us some good news on the injury front and a surprisingly low scoring game between the Pats and Bucs. Here are your week five Thursday notes.
Tom Brady Will Be Tom Brady
Even in a game where the New England Patriots only managed to score 19 points, even in a game where he uncharacteristically turned the ball over twice, the quarterback still managed to be Tom Brady.
Brady threw for 303 yards and a single touchdown in the Patriots 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The quarterback threw his first interception in eight regular season games and was sacked three times, but still led his offense to 402 total yards.
Doug Martin Doesn’t Seem Affected by the Time Off
Thursday night was Doug Martin’s first game back since his suspension. The running back played in limited snaps, as expected, but didn’t seem to be anything but prepared. Martin had 72 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in his limited return. We expect Doug Martin to be back in full capacity in Tampa’s next game against the Arizona Cardinals and start racking up the fantasy points.
Bucs Kicking Woes
Tampa Bay’s kicker, Nick Folk, missed three field goals in Thursday night’s game. This fact is exceptionally magnified when you consider the Buccaneers lost the game by only five points. After replacing kicker Roberto Aguayo in the preseason (who was cut due to his inconsistency), Nick Folk is now two for seven in field goals over two weeks.
Oakland Raiders receivers Michael Crabtree (chest) and Amari Cooper (knee) were both upgraded to full practice on Thursday. The news comes right on time as EJ Manuel will be the Raiders starting quarterback this weekend after Derek Carr’s back injury that will sideline him for two to six weeks.
Sam Bradford was able to practice on Thursday in a limited capacity. The quarterback hasn’t played since week two and appears to still be dealing with his knee injury. The Minnesota Vikings don’t play until Monday night against the Chicago Bears so Bradford will remain a game time decision.
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