Fantasy football Week 5 had some huge performances at every position. Hopefully, you had some of those guys in your lineup, but if not, you might be looking at making up a huge deficit for your matchup tonight. This game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers has some star power, but it’s also got some riskier players that could explode. Here are some changes you can make with your Monday Night Football players based on how your roster looks.
Fantasy Football: MNF Lineup Changes (Week 5)
Cleveland at San Francisco
On paper, the Browns have more studs than the 49ers and it’s not even close. Baker Mayfield should put up solid numbers, as should guys like Nick Chubb, George Kittle, and Odell Beckham Jr., who are all in the top five at their respective positions. Past those guys, it gets a little murkier. In all likelihood, there are teams starting multiple 49ers running backs since they currently have four that could play tonight, and all of them have a chance to get into the endzone. The riskiest running back option is Tevin Coleman who is trying to return from an ankle injury that’s kept him sidelined for two weeks.
If you really need to shoot for the moon in your fantasy football matchup, look at starting someone like Deebo Samuel or Dante Pettis. It’s possible that even a guy like Ricky Seals-Jones gets multiple touchdowns and ends up the highest-scoring pass catcher in the matchup. Don’t sleep on Jarvis Landry either, who is coming off of a 167-yard performance last week. He’s got some risk due to the concussion he received, but he has been cleared for action and will start tonight as well.
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Andrew Hall is a writer for PFN covering Fantasy Football. You can follow him @AndrewHallFF on Twitter.