Week 5 – DFS First Look

QB:

Carson Wentz (Home / -6.5 / 25.75) – Doug Pederson has this offense clicking. Carson as a big home favorite with the 3rd highest implied total on the Sunday slate is our top GPP play of the week.

Jacoby Brissett (Home / -1.5 / 23) – Favored at home with a 23 point projection will get Jacoby into our GPP lineups this week. SF has been much better vs the Run which works in our favor as well.

Matt Stafford (Home / -2.5 / 23) – Carolina’s secondary has been vulnerable this year and Staff has been playing some of the best football of his career.

Aaron Rodgers (Away / +2.5 / 24.75) – Dallas has been slightly more vulnerable vs the Pass this year and we’ll take the best QB in the game over Dax in what could be a shootout.

Philip Rivers (Away / +3 / 21) – One of the biggest problems for Rivers the past few years is his protection as he rarely has a clean pocket but he’ll get a break this week facing a Giants team that cannot rush the passer.

Carson Palmer (Away / +6.5 / 19.25) – This is one of those funnel defense situations, the Eagles have been good vs the Run and very mediocre vs the Pass. The Cards have no running game and will continue to lean on Carson and their volume passing attack.


RB:

Le’Veon Bell – His ceiling this week is as high as you can get. Jacksonville is great at defending the pass and getting after the QB but they are very suspect vs the Run

Zeke Elliot – Even though the Pack have been better vs the Run this is an extremely good spot for last year’s rushing champ.

Todd Gurley – He racked up over 200 yards of total offense last week and a similar performance is not out of the question. Seattle has been giving up big yards on the ground all year.

Marshawn Lynch – Oakland will feed beast mode at home to protect EJ Manuel.

Wayne Gallman – The Giants finally found their RB. I’d expect a bigger workload this week as they work him into the gameplan.

Theo Riddick – Carolina is averaging 9.9 receptions to RBs this year.

Christian McCaffery – Detroit is averaging 8.3 receptions to RBs this year.


WR:

Dez Bryant –He has 175 yards 2 TD type upside against this pitiful GB secondary.

Torrey Smith / Nelson Agholor – The Cardinals have been torched by whomever isn’t being guarded by Pat Peterson, who you’d assume they’d use to shadow Alshon.

Derrick Moncrief – This might be the only game this year where we recommend Moncrief but this is prime spot for him.

AJ Green – We like AJ for a lot of the same reasons we like Julio against this Buffalo secondary. We have slight concerns about Dalton’s pass protection which could limit his upside.

Keenen Allen – He’s just a monster.  And as we mentioned earlier, Rivers should have a relatively clean pocket in this one.  Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams are both legit GPP options as well.

Robbie Anderson – Cleveland can’t cover anyone.

Any Arizona WR – They all have fantastic matchups.  Fitz will obviously be the safer play, Nelson and Brown for GPPs.


TE:

Zach Ertz – Arizona has been excellent vs the TE this year but Ertz is matchup proof.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – It feels like Cleveland has allowed the TE1 every week so far this year.   And they’ve faced guys like Ben Watson and Tyler Kroft. ASJ is the most athletic TE they will have faced all year.

Jared Cook – We aren’t huge Cook fans, but you could see him being a valuable safety valve for EJ Manual, especially with the Raider’s WR corp in flux.


 

 

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