With rookie Treylon Burks going down, Woods becomes the one
and only pass catcher to turn to in this offense. It was a slow
start for Woods and the Titan offense, as they got off to an 0-2
start and couldnít seem to find their way. But both the Titans
and Woods have heated up though, as the vet had 85 yards on nine
targets in Week 3, and found the endzone last week against Indy.
He should get more and more conformable on that surgical repaired
knee, and while his limited athletic profile and age cap his ceiling,
he has a nice floor as a cheap WR3.
Cooper has sandwiched two stud weeks (2 and 3) between two absolute
duds (Weeks 1 and 4), but there are some positive signs heading
into a Week 5 matchup with the Chargers. If you believe in that
sort of thing, Cooper's two elite games have come at the confines
of the Dawg Pound, just the place the game will be this Sunday.
If you want more tangible evidence, the Chargers have yielded
the 9th most fantasy points to receivers, including six touchdowns.
With so much attention on the Cleveland run game, Cooper should
see single coverage most of the time.
Iíve seen enough from his own play and the faith he has from
his quarterbacks to consider Olave a must start this week against
Seattle. His 36 targets are good for 15th among receivers, and
with Michael Thomasís status still up in the air due to a toe
injury, Olave should continue to take advantage of the opportunity
with a weak Hawk secondary.
After a strong start to the season Pittman disappointed in his
return from injury last week against the Titans. The sledding
doesnít get much easier this week, as a strong Denver secondary
awaits. Pittman should see a heavy dose of ascending lock down
corner Patrick Surtain, with an additional safety over the top
because the threat of Jonathan Taylor wonít be there.
Steelers Receivers @ BUF
This isnít about talent, as the trio in Pittsburg is among
the best in the NFL. I donít trust a Steelers receiver because
I donít trust a rookie quarterback on the road against one
of the most aggressive defenses in the NFL. The good news is Kenny
Pickett doesnít seem afraid to throw down field, but that
wasnít exactly a recipe for success last week. Who will
be the rookieís preferred target? Will he have a fighting
chance of finding them? Too much uncertainty for me.
It’s tough to go trolling for poor matchups at the tight
end position due to the lack of depth, but boy the Rams defense
is one to avoid. After missing Week 3, Schultz laid a goose egg
last week against Washington, and LA has been downright dirty
against some of the best in the business. The Rams have held Dawson
Knox, Kyle Pitts, Zach Ertz, and George Kittle to a total of 10
receptions for an empty 93 yards. If you are playing the tight
end shuffle this week, maybe consider skipping over Schultz.