Week 5 fantasy football preview with projections: Vikings at Jets

Favre to Moss. Moss vs. Revis. New LT same as the old LT. Santonio debuts. Dustin Keller?

Yeah, there are a couple storylines coming up in this week’s Monday night game. We’ve got projections for all parties involved.

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The Jets are projected to win 20.9-16.3, but these numbers don’t account for Randy Moss’ arrival in Minnesoata or Darrelle Revis’ return to New York.

Matchups

I’m a little uneasy about the projections in this one.

The Vikings added Moss, who could click with Brett Favre or show that Favre’s tank is finally empty. Darrelle Revis also returns to sure up a Jets pass defense that has been a good matchup to opposing passing games in recent weeks. But the last time Moss and Revis met, Moss made one of the most amazing one-handed catches you’ll ever see to beat the shutdown corner who pulled up lame trying to keep up. It’ll be a great matchup to watch Monday night.

Santonio Holmes returns from suspension to an offense that has embraced the pass in recent weeks.

There are a bunch of receivers projected below, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see either team narrow their focus to the big guns they’ll be unveiling this week, blowing these projections out of the water.

Both teams are stingy to opposing running attacks, but both have fantastic backs and aren’t afraid to run the ball. So expect some smashmouth football in there, too. The Jets are the No. 4 rushing defense in the NFL, Adrian Peterson leads the No. 2 rushing attack in the NFL. Commence battle.

We don’t normally do this, but there’s an unaccounted for TD on the Jets side so don’t be surprised if there’s a touchdown credited to their team defense.

This should be interesting.

Projections

Quarterbacks

Mark Sanchez, NYJ: 19-30, 210, 2 TD

Brett Favre, MIN: 21-35, 235, TD, INT

Running backs

Adrian Peterson, MIN: 105, TD, 3 catches, 20 receiving yards

LaDainian Tomlinson, NYJ: 80 yards, 3 catches, 20 receiving yards

Shonn Greene, NYJ: 40 yards, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards

Toby Gerhart, MIN: 10 yards

Joe McKnight, NYJ: 5 yards

Jim Kleinsasser, MIN: 1-10

Wide receivers

Randy Moss, MIN: 5-75

Braylon Edwards, NYJ: 3-60

Santonio Holmes, NYJ: 3-40, TD

Percy Harvin, MIN: 4-35

Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ: 3-20

Greg Lewis, MIN: 1-10

Greg Camarillo, MIN: 1-10

Bernard Berrian, MIN: 1-10

Brad Smith, MIN: 10 rush yards

Tight ends

Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN: 4-60, TD

Dustin Keller, NYJ: 6-75, TD

Kickers

Nick Folk, NYJ: FG, 3 XP

Ryan Longwell, MIN: FG, 2 XP

Defenses

Jets: 2 sacks, INT, fumble recovery

Vikings: sack

2 Responses to “Week 5 fantasy football preview with projections: Vikings at Jets”


  1. Mike

    Tough game to call here. How much will moss be used? will Revis play? Can LT run on the Minny D? Can AP run on the Jets? It’ll be a fun game to watch for sure, though I have WAY too many players in this game!

  2. ep

    @Mike: Lot of players here, too. This game is going to decide a ton of fantasy contests this week.