NFL Week 5 DFS Optimal Lineups

I told you all to play Julio Jones last week*, and you didn’t listen….

Quarterback

Brian Hoyer is not a name that you would usually associate with a winning fantasy team, but he has a creampuff matchup this weekend against the Colts, and has actually had a surprisingly effective season so far, at least stat wise.  Back-to-back games with 300 yards and 2 touchdowns is nice for such a cheap price.

Is Joe Flacco elite?  I do know that he looks like an elite DFS play this weekend.  His cannon arm should be able to throw all day on the Redskins lack of a secondary.  And Baltimore’s lack of a defense should keep this game in shootout mode.

Running Back

I mentioned Jordan Howard last week and I’m running him out again this weekend.  20 plus touches against the Colts defense equals fantasy gold.

Terrance West in Baltimore looks to get at least one more start this weekend.  While the rookie Kenneth Dixon is hot on his heals, he hasn’t overtaken West’s role just yet.  It’s hard to pass up 15-20 touches at West’s price tag this Sunday.

Denver is going to want to control the ball this weekend against Atlanta’s firepower offense, and that means a heavy workload for CJ Anderson.  He hasn’t busted out a huge yardage total yet this year, but he has consistently been punching the ball into the endzone.  Atlanta is also the weakest defense that he’s faced this year.

Wide Receiver

The Colts have had to play catch-up all year, and this weekend should be no different.  This means a plethora of targets going TY Hilton’s  way on Sunday.  He doesn’t have the price tag of the top-tier receivers, but has a much better matchup than the top-tier guys.

Michael Crabtree is another target monster.  You obviously cannot expect another 3 touchdown day, but Carr has looked his way at least 10 times every game this season.  Add in the fact that San Diego is a soft matchup this Sunday and you can be looking at another great stat line.

Brandon Marshall’s team should also be in catch-up mode for most of the time this Sunday, and the lack of teammate Erik Decker means more targets for Marshall.

Tight End

Zach Miller has a great matchup this weekend, and has emerged as one of Hoyer’s favorite targets.  Those targets should increase if WR Eddie Royal is unable to play this weekend.

Defense

The Patriots have a great matchup against Cleveland this weekend, and playing either defense from the Vikings-Texans matchup should yield fantasy points.

 

*Do not fact check this.

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