Run 'N' Shoot: Perfect Fantasy Fit for Evans
Run 'N' Shoot: Perfect Fantasy Fit for Evans

This article is part of our Run 'N' Shoot series.

Were the finishes to Sunday's early games any good or what?

Several wild endings in Week 5 have made the AFC playoff picture as clear as it's ever been in mid-October. The Patriots, Broncos, Bengals and Colts are going to win their divisions, with two of the first three earning byes (sorry, Indy – you're playing on wild-card weekend). The Jets, Bills, Chargers and Steelers are fighting for the two wild cards, with the loser of Monday night's Chargers-Steelers game facing a huge, uphill battle the rest of 2015. Everyone else in the AFC is dead and buried.

The Chiefs' 2015 funeral was Sunday against the Bears, especially with Jamaal Charles out for the year. Playoff teams don't lose at home to Chicago. If you need to replace Charles in fantasy, then Charcandrick West, not Knile Davis, is the waiver claim. That said, we have no idea if West is any good, so Davis is worth stashing in deeper formats on the chance West doesn't pan out. As a Charles owner in Stopa Law Firm League, I'm pretty jaded. Do I have to talk about this any more? Let's move on.

The Ravens' name-brand defense is now completely dead. They're a defense to exploit in fantasy, not avoid.

Josh McCown has thrown for 340-plus yards and two TDs in three straight games, but his schedule the next four games is brutal – Denver, at St. Louis, Arizona, at Cincinnati. There's no way I'd play

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Mark Stopa
Mark Stopa has been sharing his fantasy insights for Rotowire since 2007. Mark is the 2010 and 2012 Staff Picks champion (eat your heart out, Chris Liss) and won Rotowire's 14-team Staff League II in consecutive seasons. He roots for the Bills and has season tickets on the second row, press level to the Rays.
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