Week 5 fantasy football breakout performers
Here is a look at a few breakout fantasy performers from Sunday's games.
Nick Foles, QB
Chip Kelly says there's no quarterback controversy in Philly, but Foles' play after Michael Vick left with a hamstring injury said otherwise. Foles threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' win over the Giants. Foles could start next week if today's MRI brings bad news for Vick. Monitor his health during the week and keep Foles on your radar as he could be a top-15 play against the Buccaneers.
Rueben Randle, WR
In a slew of talented wide receivers, Randle stood out as he hauled in six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Eli Manning targeted Randle a team-high 13 times. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz still rank higher among fantasy receivers, but Randle could be a nice flex play down the road.
T.Y. Hilton, WR
After a solid rookie season last year, Hilton was expected to be a top-30 fantasy receiver, but after yesterday's performance, his stock is on the rise. It was his second game of more than 100 yards receiving this season, but his two touchdowns against a stacked Seahawks defense were his first this season. He's available only in 19 percent of Yahoo! leagues and 6.8 on ESPN, but he's a must-add.
Terrence Williams, WR
Miles Austin missed his second straight game, opening the door for Williams. The rookie had four catches for 151 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Last week he made seven catches for 71 yards against the Chargers. Austin is another injury-prone player, but if he plays next Monday night against the Redskins, that would take opportunities away from Williams. Williams is looking a lot like last year's Kevin Ogletree.