Each week we will make predictions on who we think will potentially outperform and underperform their weekly fantasy projections. (These projections are provided by Sit or Start Fantasy Football using standard PPR scoring.) We make these predictions to help you figure out who can help you win your matchup and to nudge you in the right direction to assist in that lineup decision you’ve been sitting on all week. Let’s see who’s going to be this week’s heroes and zeroes.

 

 

First, full disclosure from our Week 4 selections:

 

Heroes:

 

D.J. Chark, WR, Jaguars

Projected -- 12 pts                             

Actual -- 8 pts                        

 

Mason Rudolph, QB, Steelers

Projected -- 15 pts

Actual -- 17 pts

 

 

Zeroes:

 

Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons                          

Projected -- 13 pts                                         

Actual -- 6 pts            

 

Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals

Projected -- 14 pts

Actual -- 10 pts

 

 

We went 3 for 4 for the second week in a row. D.J. Chark was the lone underachiever for us this week. He did have an 18-yard touchdown reception called back due to Cam Robinson’s hands to the face penalty. That would have given us a perfect week, but it is what it is. Let’s see if we can get back to perfection in Week 5’s version of Heroes and Zeroes. This week we will focus on:

 

 

Heroes

 

 

Will Fuller, WR, Texans

Week 5 Projection: 12 pts

 

It’s been tough sledding for the Texans offense this year. Their offensive line isn’t allowing quarterback Deshaun Watson enough time for his routes to develop, leading to a lot of scrambling and inaccurate throws. Watson ranks 21st in Pass Attempts, 23rd in completion percentage and 22nd in yards per game. Those rankings don’t bode well for his wide receivers, but that will all change this week when the Falcons visit NRG Stadium in Houston. The Falcons have given up the ninth most fantasy points this year to opposing offenses. Even though Fuller only has 14 catches on 23 targets, he will get plenty of opportunities this week against a weak Falcons defense. Fuller has been on the field for 91% of offensive plays and with DeAndre Hopkins getting the double coverage, expect Fuller to go for some big plays and finally find the end zone in 2019.

 

 

Nick Chubb, RB, Browns

Week 5 Projection: 18 pts

 

Nick Chubb had a monster game last week against the Ravens. He went for 165 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns, including an 88 yard touchdown run. Two weeks ago versus the L.A. Rams, another good defense, Chubb had 131 all-purpose yards. This week, on Monday night, Chubb’s Browns play at the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have been good against the run, ranking eighth best in the NFL. The 49ers have only played against one elite running back this season (Joe Mixon, Bengals) and their defense had success in shutting him down in week 2. Now granted, Mixon isn’t playing up to his preseason ADP of RB6 so far, but Chubb is certainly outperforming his preseason ADP of RB8. From a fantasy perspective, Chubb is a solid RB1 choice each week from what he has shown so far this year by having the fourth most rushing yards in the NFL. Even with a high PPR fantasy projection of 18 points, expect him to outperform that this week.

 

 

Zeroes

 

 

Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys

Week 5 Projection: 15 pts

 

Last week, Cooper was questionable with an ankle injury and put up 5 catches for 48 yards. He did not suffer any setbacks during the game and said, “I'm fine. Healing up. I'm healthy enough to go out there and perform.”, so I would ignore a lot of the injury chatter going around Twitter surrounding his week 5 status. What I wouldn’t ignore is the fact that Cooper plays Green Bay this week, whose defense has given up the second fewest fantasy points to receivers this year. Jaire Alexander, Green Bay’s young cornerback, has done very well this year and should be matched up on Cooper all day. Alexander has gone up against Allen Robinson, Stefon Diggs, Courtland Sutton, and Alshon Jeffrey and prevented them all from having big games. Even though Cooper is currently on pace for a career-best in yards per target with almost 10 yards per, with Michael Gallup still out and no other decent passing options on the team, expect Cooper to have a sub-par game at home.

 

 

Wayne Gallman, RB, Giants

Week 5 Projection: 13 pts

 

If you have seen the video that the Giants recently posted of Saquon Barkley practicing this week, then you probably know that Gallman’s starting days are numbered. Gallman did put up a solid day last Sunday with 118 total yards and 2 touchdowns, but that was against the Washington Redskins porous defense. The Redskins have given up the fourth most rushing yards in the NFL this year. This week the Giants welcome in the Vikings who have a considerably better defense (sixth best in yards per game and sixth best in points against per game). Gallman isn’t a traditional “North/South” running back, he is a guy that likes to bounce it outside. The Vikings have two Pro Bowl defensive ends in Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen who are very solid, so Gallman could find it hard to get anything established. With Barkley potentially back next week, this might be Gallman’s last true start on people’s fantasy lineups. Look for Gallman to underperform this week.