The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams square off on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 5, and that means our first deadline is arriving for fantasy football. If you’re playing some DraftKings Showdown, we’ve got lineup strategy and you’ll have your lineup settled by kickoff.
However, if you’re in a traditional fantasy football league, you only need to decide on your TNF players by tonight’s kickoff. There are quite a few start/sit considerations for tonight’s game. You know to start a Russell Wilson, but what about Jared Goff? Chris Carson is rolling, but he and Todd Gurley bring their own sets of questions.
Matchups are key, but it helps to see what the analytics are saying about potential performances. Looking at ESPN fantasy projections for season-long leagues (1/2 PPR setting), Russell Wilson is projected as the fourth most prolific fantasy QB this weekend, while Jared Goff is 13th. Chris Carson is projected as the 13th most prolific running back, while Todd Gurley is eighth.
I’m high on the Seahawks tonight and would lean their offensive skill position players over the Rams. Either way, here are Week 5 TNF projections to help you further improve your fantasy chances!
QB Russell Wilson: 19.7
RB Chris Carson: 13.4
RB Rashaad Penny: 5.9
WR Tyler Lockett: 12.7
WR DK Metcalf: 8.4
TE Will Dissly: 8.3
K: Jason Myers: 7.8
Seahawks D/ST: 6