Fantasy Cheat Sheet: Week 5

A week's worth of advice to help you make your last-minute moves

Updated: October 5, 2013, 4:35 PM ET
By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN Insider

Cutler & Johnson & McFadden USA TODAY SportsAre Jay Cutler, Chris Johnson and Darren McFadden strong fantasy starts this weekend?

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer came into our lives with a flash in Week 3, racking up 18 points in ESPN standard scoring that week and the next. But he went out like some other young guns in a blaze of glory.

The ACL tear he suffered in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills means those who had won the lottery with him in fantasy must find someone else. After a brief period of grieving, let's head around the rest of ESPN Insider's fantasy football content.


Top tips

Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
Believe it or not, Cutler is just one point behind Tom Brady through four weeks. Not only that, but, as KC Joyner notes in Fantasy Foresight this week, things are only going to get better for the Vanderbilt product from a matchup standpoint. Certainly worth consideration.


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Tim Kavanagh

Fantasy and Insider
Tim Kavanagh is an associate editor for ESPN Fantasy and Insider, with specific responsibility for NHL and fantasy hockey coverage in addition to other sports.