As we get set for another Sunday of NFL football, there are a few star players that are due for a big game.
Each of these guys has struggled of late and their breakout performance is on the mend.
Most defensive coordinators game-plan ways to stop the opposing team’s best player.
But this week there should be nothing an opposing defense can do to stop these guys.
Without further ado, here are three players poised for a big Week 5.
Alvin Kamara, Running Back, New Orleans Saints
The star running back for the Saints has struggled to stay on the field of late.
He missed last week’s game in London but is expected to play on Sunday.
Facing the Seattle Seahawks, Kamara is in for a huge game.
Alvin Kamara put up 179 yards from scrimmage and a TD in the Saints’ win vs the Seahawks last season! ⚜️
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 6, 2022
The Seahawks do not have a good defense this season.
Last week they gave up 46 points to the Detroit Lions who were missing their two best offensive players.
Seattle is not good against the run or pass and Kamara should be a focal point this week.
The 27-year-old running back has 24 rushes for 100 yards in two games.
Also, he only has five catches for 19 yards on the year.
The Saints are 1-3 and need to find a way to get Kamara the ball plenty on Sunday.
If he gets the 20-25 touches he deserves, the former all-pro will have a great day.
Dalvin Cook, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
Cook has struggled to do much of anything so far this year.
The Vikings seem to be running the ball less under the new head coach, Kevin O’Connell.
But, they should still be finding ways to get their star running back the ball.
There is no better time for a breakout game for Cook than in Week 5.
Minnesota hosts the Chicago Bears, who have the worst run defense in the NFL.
The Bears are giving up 183.3 rushing yards per game.
The Vikings should exploit that weakness with a 25+ carry game for the running back.
Cook has yet to record a 100-yard rushing game in four weeks.
He also only has one touchdown on the year.
In total, his usage is down to start the year, but it should not remain that way.
The 27-year-old running back has battled injuries throughout his career.
So while he is healthy, the Vikings should give him a heavy dose of work.
Ja’Marr Chase, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals
The second-year superstar has not been much of a factor since his Week 1 game against the Steelers.
Chase has gone three straight weeks without a 100-yard game.
That should be coming to an end in Week 5 when the Bengals travel to Baltimore.
The Ravens have the worst pass defense in the NFL and they are getting exposed week in and week out.
Allowing 315.3 passing yards per game is inexcusable for a once proud defense.
The secondary in Baltimore has no one that can keep up with Chase.
With Marlon Humphrey the most likely option to get the first crack at him.
Marlon Humphrey said it’s humbling to look at the TV and see the Ravens ranking 32nd in pass defense.
“It’s unacceptable,” he said. “It falls on my shoulders.”
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 5, 2022
The Ravens know they are struggling on the back end but it will not be an easy fix.
This is a get-right game for the Bengals’ entire passing offense.
Something similar could be headed Chase’s way on Sunday Night Football.
Joe Burrow wants to get the ball to the 22-year-old receiver plenty, and there is nothing the Ravens can do to stop it.