Who Should I Start? Amon-Ra St. Brown or Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
23.4 3.4 0.0 9.2 96.1 0.7

Amon-Ra St. Brown News

Lions Non-Committal On Amon-Ra St. Brown's Week 5 Status

Wednesday, October 4, 11:02 AM

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell didn't offer any insight on Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown's (undisclosed) injury, but he was non-committal on whether he'll play in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers. St. Brown missed practice on Tuesday, although he was running full speed with trainers on the side. We should have a better idea of St. Brown's status once the Lions release their first injury report of the week on Wednesday after the 24-year-old caught five passes for 56 yards and a touchdown last Thursday in the win over the Green Bay Packers. If he is out or limited at all this Sunday, Josh Reynolds would likely operate as the No. 1 pass-catcher, with Kalif Raymond, Marvin Jones Jr. and rookie tight end Sam LaPorta all taking on bigger roles as well.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 48.9 0.4

Jaxon Smith-Njigba News

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Still Looking For Breakout

Saturday, September 23, 4:56 AM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was targeted five times in Week 1 and six times in Week 2, but he is not yet threatening the workloads of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The 21-year-old has only been on the field for 58% of snaps and the targets he has seen are at an average depth of just 1.9 yards. In Week 3 against the Panthers, Smith-Njigba will line up against Jimmy Chinn or Troy Hill, who have managed most of the slot corner snaps for Carolina in the first two weeks of the season. Smith-Njigba is definitely worth holding but the only reason to start him in Week 3 is if Metcalf (ribs) is ruled out.

Amon-Ra St. Brown vs. Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Still trying to decide between St. Brown and Smith-Njigba? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Amon-Ra St. Brown is projected to score 23.4 points this week while Jaxon Smith-Njigba is projected to score 10.8 points.