Week 5: PPR Watch
Go Get Him - If you're a Mikel LeShoure owner, it's worth opening up a spot on your roster for Joique Bell. Kevin Smith has been reduced to a non factor, and few running backs in the NFL are getting more looks in the passing game. His 16 targets is good for 8th, and the 175 yards he's put up on 12 receptions is good for third. If he keeps this up, Bell could evolve into a spot flex starter in his own right. However should anything happen to LeShoure, Bell would likely be a solid RB1 in a feature roll. Maybe I'm overstating it, but I'd put Bell right there after Ben Tate and Michael Bush as must own handcuffs with the potential to be huge fantasy difference makers. With few teams throwing the ball to running backs with regularity, I truly believe the Detroit running game is going to be very productive for fantasy the rest of the year in PPR. With the Lions on bye, Bell is getting little attention and this would be a good time to snag him.
Sleeper - With Santonio Holmes out for the year, let the speculation begin on which will be the most viable Jets receiver for fantasy the rest of the way. Honestly, it's probably none of them. I like Stephen Hill a bit when he gets healthy, but for the most part your best bet will be to avoid having anything to do with the Jets passing game. Nevertheless, for deep PPR leagues it is reasonable to think Kerley has a decent shot at fantasy relevance. He's done quite a bit with his 14 targets to this point, catching 10 passes for 197 yards and 2 TDs. At least until Hill gets backs, Schilens will be the "#1", and Kerley will see increased playing time. Ultimately, at only 5'9, his roll as a slot receiver could be a productive one, with the Jets playing from behind a lot and having to pass. I wouldn't play any Jets receiver this week against the Texans, but they have some easier match ups ahead, and Kerley could be useful to fill in on a bye week.