Week 5 features four teams on byes (Chiefs, Jaguars, Seahawks and Saints) and the return of Tom Brady. Sorry for being a little short on the commentary, but I've been busy getting ready for Hurricane Matthew (so don’t look for me to promote anyone named Matthew).
Using Tom Brady seems too easy. There are a lot of quarterbacks in the mid-price range with good matchups.
|QB||Tom Brady||NE||7500||Would anyone be surprised if Brady threw for 400 and 6 TDs?|
|QB||Andrew Luck||Ind||7300||Limited ground game and bad defense leads to the pass|
|QB||Ben Roethlisberger||Pit||7200||Thrived with Bell back as a weapon|
|QB||Philip Rivers||SD||6900||Another good matchup for Rivers|
|QB||Derek Carr||Oak||6800||Carr is moving up with the elite level quarterbacks|
|QB||Carson Wentz||Phi||6400||Continues to defy the odds as a rookie|
|QB||Eli Manning||NYG||6000||A much better scoring matchup than Monday|
|QB||Brian Hoyer||Chi||5500||Might he keep Cutler on the bench?|
The cheap running back options are becoming hard to find. And some of the running backs that we have to pay up for don’t have a very long track record of success.
|RB||Le'Veon Bell||Pit||7500||Made a triumphant return on Sunday night|
|RB||DeMarco Murray||Ten||7200||Been getting it done for Tenn. The Dolphins defense has been bad|
|RB||Melvin Gordon||SD||7000||Fumbles are concern, making up for the lack of TDs from last season|
|RB||C.J. Anderson||Den||6900||Falcons defense has not been exactly stout|
|RB||Ezekiel Elliott||Dal||6800||Getting the job done. Loses TD carries to Morris|
|RB||LeSean McCoy||Buf||6600||Bills best weapon plays almost every down|
|RB||Jordan Howard||Chi||5200||26 touches in first start|
|RB||Darren Sproles||Phi||4300||Getting more playing time than expected|
|RB||Kenneth Dixon||Bal||3600||Expected to make his pro debut|
The high-end receivers have posted some contest winning scores, but their success is far from consistent. Odell could be next for a big number, but he can only be a GPP play given his poor performance so far.
|WR||Antonio Brown||Pit||9800||Automatic, but how high is too expensive|
|WR||A.J. Green||Cin||8900||Could have beat Julio's numbers if game was close|
|WR||Odell Beckham Jr.||NYG||8500||The frustration is building - is a huge game coming?|
|WR||Jordy Nelson||GB||7900||Been surprisingly good and continues to get scoring targets|
|WR||T.Y. Hilton||Ind||7400||Taking advantage of Moncrief's injury|
|WR||Brandon Marshall||NYJ||7100||Top man with Decker expected to be out again|
|WR||Jarvis Landry||Mia||7000||Pretty darn automatic - scoring a TD is a bonus|
|WR||Julian Edelman||NE||6700||Will be interesting to see how the receivers do with Brady|
|WR||Terrelle Pryor Sr.||Cle||5800||Tough matchup and starting to get pricy|
|WR||Sterling Shepard||NYG||5500||Playing better than Beckham right now|
|WR||Cole Beasley||Dal||4300||Still cheap and still a top target|
|WR||Brice Butler||Dal||3500||Only a GPP consideration if Bryant is out again|
Not very many reasonable tight end choices. Fortunately, several of the more interesting options are still very cheap.
|TE||Jordan Reed||Was||6600||Finally proved his worth last weekend|
|TE||Jason Witten||Dal||4400||One of several Dak safety blankets|
|TE||Zach Miller||Chi||3600||Strong cheap option with Bears lacking other targets|
|TE||Zach Ertz||Phi||3500||Expected to return on Sunday|
|TE||Hunter Henry||SD||3300||Good choice if Gates misses more time|
Only a few defenses hit the mark for Week 5.
|DST||Patriots||NE||3700||Not many great defensive choices on paper. Patriots might be best|
|DST||Steelers||Pit||3500||Fitzpatrick has been an interception throwing machine|
|DST||Bills||Buf||3100||Firing the offense coordinator inspired the defense|
|DST||Eagles||Phi||2900||Takes advantage of Stafford mistakes|
Here is my DraftKings cash game lineup as of today: