Sports: Fantasy Corner

Cade McLaughlin, Contributing Writer

QBs To Watch:

Eli Manning, QB (NYG): After a rough start to the season, Manning caught fire in week four. Facing a weak Washington Redskins secondary, Manning connected with Daniel Fells and Larry Donnell for four touchdowns. Look for Manning to continue his hot streak against Atlanta’s 31st-ranked pass defense.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB (PIT): The loss to a dreadful Tampa Bay team (T-18th run defense, T-29th pass defense after week four) was hardly Big Ben’s fault. Passing for 314 yards and three TDs, you may want to consider adding him to your roster against the Jaguars, ranked dead last in pass defense.

RBs to Watch:

Matt Asiata, RB (MIN): Asiata, Adrian Peterson’s replacement, has run wild on defenses for two weeks. He rushed for 78 yards and three TDs against Atlanta, good for 27 fantasy points. Asiata is a great pickup this week against a Packers defense ranking last against the run.

Justin Forsett, RB (BAL): With Ray Rice gone, the Ravens have looked to a trio of running backs to carry the load. With 66 yards and a touchdown against Carolina, Forsett seems to have emerged as the go-to back. He is worth a pickup if your current RBs are struggling or on a bye.

WRs to Watch:

Eddie Royal, WR (SD): The well-traveled wide receiver has finally found a home in San Diego. He had two TDs this past week against Jacksonville and has proved to be a great complement to Keenan Allen. Look for Royal to continue to post big numbers against a weak Jets secondary.

Brian Quick, WR (STL): Quick performed well in week three, going for 62 receiving yards and a touchdown. He has been one of the go-to offensive playmakers for the Rams as Tavon Austin has been battling injuries. Quick is a solid pickup for either WR or FLEX positions.

TEs to Watch:

Larry Donnell, TE (NYG): The second-year man out of Grambling State is one of Manning’s favorite options this year. A big red-zone threat, Donnell caught three TDs last week. He might not be Jimmy Graham, but Donnell has 25 catches for 236 yards and four TDs through four games.

Travis Kelce, TE (KC): Kelce is quickly becoming one of Kansas City’s main options on offense. On Monday Night Football, he had 93 yards receiving and a touchdown versus New England. If your current tight end is struggling, Kelce is available in more than 50 percent of leagues.

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