Fantasy Bucs — Week 5

Chris Chancellor is Bucsblitz.com's exclusive in-house fantasy expert. Chancellor has won seven fantasy football titles since he began playing in 1991. He also dispenses his expertise for the Houston Chronicle. Each week Chancellor will provide his Buccaneers to start and to avoid for the upcoming game. Plus, Bucsblitz.com's Matthew Postins provides his insight.

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WR Joey Galloway

Not sure what happened to Joey Galloway last week. Ike Hilliard blew up and Galloway had 7 yards. Random. Lets hope Galloway didn't cause you to lose your game by 1 point like he did me. Garcia and Galloway should hook up more 8-10 times this week.

You may find a hidden treasure with this Buc!

RBs Earnest Graham and Michael Pittman

Last week I told you to grab Earnest Graham, so hopefully you got him prior to the waiver wire rush this week. If you got Graham then I'd also grab Pittman for now. The RBBC (Running Back By Committee) kills in Fantasy Football, but monitor this situation to see how Gruden plays both guys. My gut tells me Graham will get more TDs.

This Buc could have you walking the plank!

Bucs defense/special teams

Yes, the unit is playing solid but they're playing one of the top teams in the NFL this week. I thought Champ Bailey and Dre' Bly would stop Peyton Manning last week a little, but that didn't happen. I'd look at another defense this week.

Postins' take

I think the running game, overall, will take a hit without Carnell Williams. But that doesn't mean that the running game can't be productive. With Pittman and Graham sharing carries with Williams the last two weeks, the ground game has gained more than 180 yards in each game. Now, don't expect crazy numbers from either back. But if you're in a bye week bind, you can start one of them and expect about 10 fantasy points. Start Pittman if your league offers points for receptions, start Graham otherwise, even though Pittman will likely be the starter.


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