Week 5 Preview: The curious case of Stefon Diggs and an RB wasteland
It’s no surprise that the Minnesota Vikings have loved to run the ball in 2019. Like, LOVED it. Like, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have been suffering because of it, and so has every fantasy gamer who drafted one (or both) of the talented Vikings wide receivers. Thielen has voiced his frustration, but, in a surprise to the entire fantasy community, it was Diggs who missed practice for a non-football reason this week.
The trade rumor mill was unleashed. Liz and Matt discuss the Diggs situation and much more on the latest fantasy football podcast (0:20).
Diggs returned to practice on Thursday, but when asked about the trade rumors, he said, “There’s truth to all rumors.” #Spicy
Speaking of star wideouts, it seems like A.J. Green will be out longer than expected with injury. The rumors of a Green trade have surfaced as well (8:40).
More on the injury front: The Bears are set to play without the services of their starting quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, but could Chicago actually be better without him? Liz and Matt analyze the Bears (13:00), while also discussing the impending return of young Jets tight end, Chris Herndon (19:00).
Liz and Matt are then joined by Brad Evans to talk about the running back situation as it stands in fantasy right now, including Brad’s favorite, David Montgomery, as well as the Eagles and the resurgence of one Ronald Jones II (24:00).
After discussing all that, our experts provide some tantalizing daily fantasy bargains (38:00) as well as preview a pair of sneaky-interesting Week 5 matchups in Texans/Falcons and 49ers/Browns (49:20)
Oh, and don’t forget to join the Week 5 NFL $350K Baller daily fantasy contest. Just a $10 entry fee! $35,000 to the first place winner!
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