Week 5 Fantasy Sleepers
Mike Glennon– Lovie Smith would not commit to Josh McCown as the Bucs’ starting quarterback when he returns from injury. That is something that should have been done in training camp. It is very evident that Mike Glennon should be Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback going forward, and it is not solely based on Sunday’s come from behind victory over Pittsburgh. Glennon showed a lot of potential in his rookie season throwing for 2,600 yards and 19 touchdowns. That was thrown aside when Lovie Smith, and his new coaching staff took over. The former NC State quarterback has a powerful arm and looked calm under pressure in the win over the Steelers throwing for over 300 yards and two scores. It was Glennon’s third fourth quarter comeback in his short career, and I believe he gives Tampa the best chance to win every week. In week five the Bucs’ head to New Orleans to play the 1-3 Saints, definitely a matchup that favors Tampa Bay’s offense. I say that because the Saints defense has done a complete 360 from last year’s top ten campaign. The Saints have been torched through the air, and have also looked very suspect against the run. The Dallas Cowboys showed the NFL how to attack the Saints, and Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme. I expect this to be a high scoring game, and Glennon will be airing it out often. If you are in the market for a quarterback, Mike Glennon would be a solid pickup this week, and going forward.
Markus Wheaton– I had predicted great things for the second year pro out of Oregon State in 2014. It’s not like Wheaton has been a fantasy disappointment, hauling in 19 balls for 227 yards in his first four games, but he hasn’t come close to his potential, yet. Part of my reasoning behind my breakout theory on Wheaton was due to defenses game planning to stop fellow wide out Antonio Brown. Well, that is yet to happen this season, as Brown has caught 29 passes for 427 yards and five touchdowns. This week the Steelers will travel to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jags. I see this as a possible breakout game for Wheaton against a struggling Jaguars defense. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley has said you have to stop Brown if you want a chance to beat Pittsburgh. If this is the case, I expect Roethlisberger to target Wheaton often and bring home his first touchdown of the year. Look for Wheaton to be a solid flex play this week in most standard leagues.