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Steve Smith vs Saints -

Just in case you were wondering if Steve Smith would bounce back against the Bears, the veteran came up big with eight receptions for over 180 yards. Cam Newton bounced back after a heavy rain game, slowed down the passing attack week three, but it’s clear that with Newton continuing his break out season, Smith is on the fast track to the Pro Bowl and is a clear WR-1 going forward.

This week the Panthers take on division foe New Orleans and this matchup promises to be another high-scoring affair as Newton will likely be throwing in the second half to keep his team in the game.

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Johnny Knox @ Lions -

After losing his starting job in training camp, Johnny Knox seems to be playing well enough to earn regular playing time going forward. While the Bears have been without a true No.1 receiver for years, Knox should have an opportunity for some big plays this week against a shaky Lion secondary. Jay Cutler tends to have some of his better fantasy performances against Detroit, and this promises to be a high-scoring Monday Night contest.

Jacoby Ford @ Texans -

Keep an eye on Jacoby Ford’s hamstring this week, but I expect the Raiders to get him back in the starting lineup after losing to the Patriots. This week Oakland heads to Houston and Ford should have some opportunities to make plays. If he wins a starting job again, Ford should be a sneaky play this week if you’re in need of some help because of bye week loses to normal starters.

Last Updated – Oct. 7th

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Week 5 Bye Weeks – Browns, Cowboys, Rams, Dolphins, Redskins, Ravens

1 Calvin Johnson Bears
2 Greg Jennings @ Falcons
3 Hakeem Nicks Seahawks
4 Wes Welker Jets
5 Steve Smith (Carolina) Saints
6 Larry Fitzgerald @ Vikings
7 Roddy White Packers
8 Dwayne Bowe @ Colts
9 Santonio Holmes @ Patriots
10 DeSean Jackson @ Bills
11 Jeremy Maclin @ Bills
12 A.J. Green @ Jaguars
13 Mike Wallace Titans
14 Vincent Jackson (I) @ Broncos
15 Mike Williams (TB) @ 49ers
16 Percy Harvin Cardinals
17 Stevie Johnson Eagles
18 Reggie Wayne Chiefs
19 Sidney Rice @ Giants
20 Brandon Lloyd Chargers
21 Nate Washington @ Steelers
22 Jordy Nelson @ Falcons
23 Julio Jones Packers
24 Lance Moore @ Panthers
25 Mike Thomas Bengals
26 Eric Decker Chargers
27 Johnny Knox Lions
28 Marques Colston @ Panthers
29 Mario Manningham Seahawks
30 Plaxico Burress @ Patriots
31 David Nelson Eagles
32 Victor Cruz Seahawks
33 Michael Crabtree Buccaneers
34 Denarius Moore @ Texans
35 Robert Meachem @ Panthers
36 Steve Breaston @ Colts
37 Titus Young Bears
38 Deion Branch Jets
39 Brandon LaFell Saints
40 Randall Cobb @ Falcons
41 Early Doucet (I) @ Vikings
42 Jacoby Ford (I) @ Texans
43 Antonio Brown Titans
44 Nate Burleson Bears

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