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Biggest Fantasy Football Takeaways from Week 5 Monday Night Football

The most important fantasy football takeaways from the Baltimore Ravens win over the Indianapolis Colts on Week 5 Monday Night Football.

The Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens turned into a Monday Night Football classic with Lamar Jackson leading the way, winning the game for Baltimore in overtime 31-25. Fantasy football managers who stacked the Ravens’ passing game had a field day, with Lamar throwing for over 440 yards and 4 touchdowns. Carson Wentz and the Colts offense also woke up, as he also threw for over 400 yards.

Here are the biggest takeaways fantasy managers should draw from the final NFL game of Week 5.

Mark Andrews Is Back Baby!

After a slow start to the year, Andrews has been the elite TE1 fantasy managers drafted him to be over the last couple of weeks. He put forward his best game of the season by far Monday night against the Colts. The tight end caught 11-of-13 targets for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Andrews led the team in targets, touchdowns, and receiving yards. There is no need to worry about starting Andrews anymore. He is 100% back.

Also, Sammy Watkins left the game early with an injury which opened the door for Devin Duvernay to see a lot more snaps. Watkins injury is interesting to monitor less because of Duvernay but because of the returning Rashod Bateman. If Watkins is out, Bateman is going to likely step into a very sizable role. He’s worth stashing off waivers for sure.

Related: Week 5 Recap: Biggest Takeaways From Every NFL Game

They Got Jonathan Taylor Running Routes!

Much of the handwringing from Taylor managers has come from the fact that he is just not used in the Colts’ passing game. That has aways been Nyheim Hines’ job. Well not this week!

Taylor and Hines played the same number of passing snaps, yet Taylor ran twice the routes and saw four times the targets. Now, almost all of Taylor’s 116 yards receiving came from the above 76 yard touchdown that he opened the game with. Still, it should be very encouraging to Taylor managers to see him heavily involved in the passing game Monday.

The Colts’ passing game as a whole is worth mentioning as Wentz looked good throwing the ball. Michael Pittman Jr. is the real deal and Parris Campbell had more than a few big plays, and ended up second on the team in targets. With the Texans, 49ers, and Titans next on the schedule, the Colts’ passing game isn’t a bad one to buy stock in.


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