Week five has come and gone and many zeroes decided to be heroes. Smart fantasy football streamers used these performances to punish their opponents. So let us sit back and examine some of week five’s biggest surprises.
Carson Wentz went off in week five, showing why he is considered a bright young quarterback prospect. He threw for 304 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interceptions against the Arizona Cardinals. At this point in the season, Wentz is surpassing expectations and has led his team from worst in the division last year to first place this year.
Ed Dickson is not the name you would expect to hear when you asked who were the receiving leaders in the NFL in week five. But with the injury to Greg Olsen, Ed Dickson has seen his opportunities in the Carolina Panthers offense rise and made the most of those opportunities. Catching 5 passes for 175 yards, Dickson led all tight ends in receiving yards (and most wide receivers) by a significant margin.
Aaron Jones dominated the Dallas Cowboy’s defense in week five, rushing 19 times for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. Going into week five, there were questions about whether Ty Montgomery would be healthy enough to play. There were also questions about whether Jamaal Williams would come back and steal carries from Jones. Aaron Jones answered all those questions on the football field.