By Chris “Dick” Blake
RB Justin Forsett: Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr. was a big dud last week as he spent the second half on the bench after hurting his back. However, running back Justin Forsett finally had the breakout week fantasy owners had been waiting for when he ran for 150 yards averaging close to 6 yards-per-carry. I look for him to stay hot in week five at home against a poor run-defense in Cleveland as the Ravens are going to look to move the ball on the ground without Smith Sr. available.
Prediction: 23 carries, 116 yards, 1 TD, 4 rec, 45 yards
TE Jimmy Graham: Normally you don’t want to bet against one of the best tight ends in the league; however, the Bengals may be able to contain Graham. Fresh off of shutting down Travis Kelce and the Chiefs, the Bengals have had pretty decent success on defense this year, especially against tight ends. They have not allowed a tight end into the end zone or allowed him to eclipse 50 total yards. Come Sunday, I could see the Bengals keeping Graham’s gains to a minimum.
Prediction: 5 rec, 54 yards
TE Antonio Gates: Sticking with the tight end theme, Antonio Gates returns this week after serving a four-game suspension for illegal performance enhancing drug use. Whatever he is taking is obviously effective as the 12-year veteran continues to be relevant in the fantasy world. While Gates is a shell of what he used to be, he still seems to find open field and the end zone. I could see Rivers throwing it to his all-time favorite target numerous times in his first game back.
Prediction: 5 rec, 62 yards, 1TD
Chris “Dick” Blake can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @SagebrushSports.