Fantasy soccer house owners face robust begin ’em, sit ’em questions instantly in Week 5 with a possible battle of backup RBs within the Colts-Broncos Thursday evening showdown, and issues do not get a lot simpler heading into the weekend. Thankfully, Sporting Information NFL author Vinnie Iyer is right here to assist together with his Week 5 fantasy lineup recommendation and DFS suggestions.
Utilization/manufacturing traits and a brand new set of favorable/unfavorable matchups have an effect on lineup choices each week, however the largest difficulty will at all times be accidents. There are many massive ones set to have an effect on Week 5 lineups, beginning with Javonte Williams’ season-ending ACL tear and Jonathan Taylor’s worrisome ankle difficulty. Past these, Keenan Allen (hamstring), Alvin Kamara (ribs), D’Andre Swift (shoulder), David Montgomery (knee, ankle), Michael Thomas (toe), Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), Jakobi Meyers (knee), Hunter Renfrow (concussion), Daniel Jones (ankle), and Jameis Winston (again) are all coping with illnesses that might preserve them out, and extra accidents will pop up later within the week. That is on prime of gamers like Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), Treylon Burks (toe), Jahan Dotson (hamstring), and Tua Tagovailoa (head) who’ve already been dominated out.
Throw within the potential returns of gamers who began the season on IR (Brian Robinson Jr., Gus Edwards) and one more early-morning London sport (Packers-Giants), and fantasy house owners will should be “on name” all weekend.
Navigating by a wide selection of potential beginning choices, listed here are our must-starts and begin ’em sit ’em suggestions for Week 5. In case you have particular lineup questions, take a look at RotoBaller’s industry-leading “Who To Begin?” device under and evaluate as much as 4 gamers throughout all positions.
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Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Quarterbacks
- 1 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Quarterbacks
- 2 QB must-starts
- 3 DFS Targets
- 4 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
- 5 Weaker begins
- 6 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Operating backs
- 7 RB must-starts
- 8 DFS targets
- 9 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Operating backs
- 10 Weaker begins
- 11 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Broad receivers
- 12 WR must-starts
- 13 Stronger begins
- 14 DFS targets
- 15 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Broad receivers
- 16 Weaker begins
- 17 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Tight ends
- 18 TE must-starts
- 19 DFS targets
- 20 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends
- 21 Weaker begins
- 22 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Defenses
- 23 Protection must-starts
- 24 Stronger begins
- 25 DFS targets
- 26 Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Defenses
- 27 Weaker begins
- Josh Allen, Payments (vs. PIT)
- Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (vs. LV)
- Jalen Hurts, Eagles (at ARI)
- Lamar Jackson, Ravens (vs. CIN)
- Joe Burrow, Bengals (at BAL)
- Justin Herbert, Chargers (at CLE)
- Kyler Murray, Cardinals (vs. PHI)
Tom Brady, Buccaneers (vs. ATL). He has his groove again (no less than on the sphere), and he’ll shred a weak total protection at dwelling.
Derek Carr, Raiders (at KC). He’s sure to place up loads of rubbish passing factors reverse Patrick Mahomes.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings (vs. CHI). He will likely be strong given it is again to being a day dwelling sport vs. a mean protection.
Russell Wilson, Broncos (vs. IND). Wilson discovered some passing solutions in opposition to the Raiders, and the Colts’ protection has change into a multitude.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. NYG). He will not must do a ton, however the Giants’ secondary stinks, so 250 yards and two TDs are simple pickings.
Carson Wentz, Commanders (vs. TEN). He likes to tear into weaker defenses, and this can be a sneaky shootout.
Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (vs. HOU). Lawrence will rock it once more in a cushty spot in opposition to a protection that can’t cease the run or move.
Ryan Tannehill, Titans (at WAS). Loads is being given up by this atrocious Commanders move protection.
FanDuel money sport choose
Tom Brady, Buccaneers ($7,800 vs. ATL). The GOAT unleashed fury late in opposition to the Chiefs, and he’ll take out some points on the Falcons’ wilting protection with no less than 300 yards and three TD.
DraftKings match choose
Andy Dalton (if he begins, $5,200 vs. SEA). Dalton could be the most cost effective veteran QB on the board not named Davis Mills or Baker Mayfield if he begins once more for Jameis Winston. He will not go full Jared Goff at dwelling on the Seahawks’ protection, however he can get a 3X or 4X worth.
Teddy Bridgewater, Dolphins (at NYJ). It is a candy “revenge” sport spot the place he can trip his broad receivers to Tua-like manufacturing in an awesome matchup.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks
Matthew Stafford, Rams (vs. DAL). He is borderline droppable when he isn’t producing TDs and racking up turnovers.
Jared Goff, Lions (at NE). Invoice Belichick will discover a technique to fluster him, too.
Geno Smith, Seahawks (at NO). Smith struggled in opposition to the one tough protection on the highway he confronted, so do not anticipate follow-up massive numbers right here, both.
Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (at CAR). It is going to be onerous for Jimmy G to submit massive numbers when it is going to be really easy for the 49ers to run.
Zach Wilson, Jets (vs. MIA). He has some youthful upside, however do not power it.
Kenny Pickett, Steelers (at BUF). He additionally has some youthful upside, however do not power it.
Justin Fields, Bears (at MIN). He nonetheless has some youthful upside, however do not power it.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Operating backs
- Nick Chubb, Browns (vs. LAC)
- Saquon Barkley, Giants (at GB in London)
- Austin Ekeler, Chargers (at CLE)
- Derrick Henry, Titans (at WAS)
- Christian McCaffrey, Panthers (vs. ARI)
- Aaron Jones, Packers (vs. NYG in London)
- Joe Mixon, Bengals (at BAL)
- James Robinson, Jaguars (vs. HOU)
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs (vs. LV)
- Jamaal Williams, Lions (at NE)
- Dameon Pierce, Texans (at JAX)
- Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers (vs. ATL)
- Jeff Wilson Jr., 49ers (at CAR)
- Josh Jacobs, Raiders (at KC)
- Dalvin Prepare dinner, Vikings (vs. CHI)
- Najee Harris, Steelers (vs. NYJ)
- AJ Dillon, Packers (vs. NYG in London)
- Miles Sanders, Eagles (at ARI)
- Khalil Herbert, Bears (at MIN)
- James Conner, Cardinals (vs. PHI)
JK Dobbins, Ravens (vs. CIN). He is getting the important thing quantity now because the clear lead again, and the Ravens ought to lean run heavier right here.
Alvin Kamara or Mark Ingram, Saints (vs. SEA). Whoever runs the ball in opposition to the Seahawks must be in lineups.
Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots (vs. DET). They will not be hiding the very fact they’ll trip the working sport onerous once more on this cake matchup.
Breece Corridor, Jets (vs. MIA). He is trending towards characteristic quantity with the Jets trending towards absolutely embracing the rookie’s expertise.
Kareem Hunt, Browns (vs. LAC). The Browns must be run-heavy to assault the clear Chargers’ weak spot.
Raheem Mostert, Dolphins (at NYJ). They need to keep extra grounded, and his efficient quantity ought to add as much as a TD this week.
Travis Etienne, Jaguars (vs. HOU). He ought to get loads of receiving and speeding work in assist of James Robinson.
Mike Boone, Broncos (vs. IND). He took over when Javonte Williams (knee) went down, and he must be the again with extra quantity for this plus spot.
FanDuel money sport picks
Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($9,000 at CLE). Verify on the standing of Myles Garrett (shoulder), but when the Browns’ defensive position is depleted once more Ekeler can keep white scorching.
Damien Harris, Patriots ($7,200 vs. DET). Harris was an absolute hammer in opposition to the Packers and might convey it much more in opposition to the Lions (see Rashaad Penny).
DraftKings match picks
Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots ($5,500 vs. DET). Stevenson has related upside to Damien Harris however comes cheaper as a light contrarian play.
Breece Corridor, Jets ($5,400 vs. MIA). The matchup numbers say keep away, however Corridor’s expertise, quantity, and passing-game utilization say he could be an absolute steal.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Operating backs
Melvin Gordon, Broncos (vs. IND). He isn’t going to “take over” this backfield together with his pedestrian working and fumbling.
Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, Cowboys (at LAR). It is a robust spot for his or her run blocking.
Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr., (vs. DAL). There’s nothing to belief on the opposite aspect of that matchup both.
Rashaad Penny, Seahawks (at NO). The Saints’ protection continues to be stout vs. the run, and he is speeding dependent.
Devin Singletary, Payments (vs. PIT). There’s nothing unsuitable with the matchup, however the utilization is spotty given he is actually solely had one respectable sport.
All Colts (at DEN). Do not anticipate Jonathan Taylor (ankle) to be rushed into the sport, and it is unpredictable how the touches can trickle down from Nyheim Hines.
All Commanders (vs. TEN). You haven’t any concept how the snaps will go down, beginning with Antonio Gibson.
All Falcons (at TB). The matchup is brutal, and the cut up for Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley caps usable worth.
Rachaad White, Buccaneers (vs. ATL). He is a plus handcuff with late-season upside, however he isn’t a fantasy starter but.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Broad receivers
- Cooper Kupp, Rams (vs. DAL)
- Justin Jefferson, Vikings (vs. CHI)
- Stefon Diggs, Payments (vs. PIT)
- Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (at BAL)
- Davante Adams, Raiders (vs. KC)
- A.J. Brown, Eagles (at ARI)
- Tyreek Hill, Dolphins (at NYJ)
- Deebo Samuel, 49ers (at CAR)
- CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (at LAR)
- Mike Evans, Buccaneers (vs. ATL)
- Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (at NYJ)
- Tee Higgins, Bengals (at BAL)
- Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. IND)
- Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions (if he returns, at NE)
- Christian Kirk, Jaguars (vs. HOU)
- Chris Olave, Saints (vs. SEA)
- Marquise Brown, Cardinals (vs. PHI)
- Michael Pittman Jr., Colts (at DEN)
- DK Metcalf, Seahawks (at NO)
- Mike Williams, Chargers (at CLE)
- Keenan Allen, Chargers (if he returns, at CLE)
- Michael Thomas, Saints (if he returns, vs. SEA)
Amari Cooper, Browns (vs. LAC). His yo-yo continues in a constructive course, and the Chargers’ cornerbacks have been disappointing in protection.
Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (vs. ATL). You’ll be able to destroy the Falcons within the slot away from their strengths exterior.
Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel, Commanders (vs. TEN). No Jahan Dotson (hamstring) makes it golden to go together with them in opposition to this secondary.
Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs, Packers (vs. NYG in London). They’re locked in because the dependable 1-2 punch for Rodgers and these corners are unhealthy.
Brandin Cooks, Texans (at JAX). He obtained warmed up final week and may put up respectable rubbish factors.
DeVonta Smith, Eagles (at ARI). He will get going once more away from the rain.
Jerry Jeudy, Broncos (vs. IND). Kenny Moore and the remainder of the Colts’ secondary aren’t taking part in properly.
Tyler Boyd, Bengals (at BAL). He has a great historical past right here, and the Ravens are weakened within the slot.
Adam Thielen, Vikings (vs. CHI). He is rejuvenated and making it work reverse Justin Jefferson once more.
FanDuel money sport picks
Tyreek Hill, Dolphins ($8,400 at NYJ). The Bridgewater-Hill connection is actual, and the Jets will likely be overwhelmed in protection.
Christian Kirk, Jaguars ($7,500 vs. HOU). Kirk will return to consuming within the slot in opposition to a multitude of a Texans cornerback corps.
Robert Woods, Titans ($5,900 at WAS). No Treylon Burks (toe) says Woods will get to reap the benefits of this juicy spot.
DraftKings match picks
Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($6,900 vs. ATL). Evans is getting lit with end-zone targets, and he can rating one other double given his current historical past within the Falcons’ matchup.
Terry McLaurin, Commanders ($6,200 vs. TEN). McLaurin is due for a blowup, and it may are available in a spot in opposition to a weak secondary with no competitors from Jahan Dotson (hamstring).
George Pickens, Steelers ($4,300 at BUF). The beginning of Kenny Pickett is nice for him, as he will likely be peppered with targets in a destructive sport script.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Broad receivers
Diontae Johnson, Steelers (at BUF). He’ll get the hardest matchup, and Kenny Pickett will additional drop his worth relative to George Pickens.
Drake London, Falcons (at TB). Carlton Davis may give him bother with dimension and robust security assist.
Gabe Davis, Payments (vs. PIT). It is onerous to belief how wholesome the ankle is with two disappearing clunkers, so it is higher to see him do one thing once more first.
Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at NO). He is in all probability getting the more durable matchup vs. Marshon Lattimore.
D.J. Moore, Panthers (vs. SF). The Niners are a nasty matchup, and this passing sport cannot be trusted.
Rashod Bateman, Ravens (vs. CIN). It isn’t wanting good for him to play together with his foot damage.
Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (at CAR). The quantity is not there, and the matchup is not good.
Darnell Mooney, Bears (at MIN). He is tempting after his breakout in Week 4, however ready to see if he continues to mesh with Justin Fields is smarter.
Michael Gallup, Cowboys (at LAR). The matchup is not unhealthy on the backend, however this will likely be a low-scoring, defensive-minded affair the place his impression could be restricted.
All Jets (vs. MIA). Zach Wilson’s return has made it more durable to choose between Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson, and Elijah Moore.
All Chiefs (vs. LAR). The manufacturing has been random past Travis Kelce, and everyone is boom-or-bust/high-risk, high-reward.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Tight ends
- Travis Kelce, Chiefs (vs. LV)
- Mark Andrews, Ravens (vs. CIN)
- Darren Waller, Raiders (at KC)
- T.J. Hockenson, Lions (at NE)
- Dallas Goedert, Eagles (at ARI)
- Zach Ertz, Cardinals (vs. PHI)
- George Kittle, 49ers (at CAR)
Kyle Pitts, Falcons (at TB). He did properly in opposition to the Bucs final season, and he can put up some rubbish factors late appearing as a wideout.
Tyler Higbee, Rams (vs. DAL). He is clearly the man Matthew Stafford trusts most after Cooper Kupp.
Tyler Conklin, Jets (vs. MIA). He is concerned with the wideouts, and the matchup is sweet for a shot at a doable rating.
Dawson Knox, Payments (vs. PIT). He must be wanted extra with their slot accidents and Gabriel Davis slowed.
Hayden Hurst, Bengals (at BAL). He is getting good utilization relative to the wideouts and has a shot to attain after C.J. Uzomah killed it right here final season.
Hunter Henry, Patriots (vs. DET). With Jonnu Smith hurting and limitations at wideout, do not be shocked if New England would get him moving into a positive spot.
Logan Thomas, Commanders (vs. TEN). With Jahan Dotson (hamstring) down, Thomas ought to have some key targets.
Taysom Hill, Saints (vs. SEA). It is a deep shot, however the Saints will get him high-leverage speeding snaps once more this week.
FanDuel money sport and DraftKings match choose
Dallas Goedert, Eagles ($6,100 and $4,700 at ARI). With no Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews on the primary slate, Goedert is one of the best guess to be the T.J. Hockenson of this week with a surefire plus matchup.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends
Pat Freiermuth, Steelers (at BUF). This matchup is brutal, as Mark Andrews discovered final week.
Gerald Everett, Chargers (at CLE). The Browns have been robust on tight ends.
David Njoku, Browns (at LAC). The Chargers have been robust on tight ends.
Robert Tonyan, Packers (vs. NYG in London). The Giants have completed a great job in intermediate protection.
Irv Smith Jr., Vikings (vs. CHI). You can not belief him with the utilization.
Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (at LAR). The matchup is unhealthy, and Cooper Rush does not have a lot going with Schultz.
Evan Engram, Jaguars (vs. HOU). They will not want him a lot with the wideouts and backs going off.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Begin ‘Em: Defenses
- Payments (vs. PIT)
- 49ers (at CAR)
- Packers (vs. NYG)
- Cowboys (at LAR)
- Buccaneers (vs. ATL)
- Jaguars (vs. HOU)
- Vikings (vs. CHI)
- Rams (vs. DAL)
- Broncos (vs. IND)
Saints (vs. SEA). They have a tendency to play higher of their true dwelling within the Superdome, and there could be some sacks and a turnover or two gotten right here.
Dolphins (at NYJ). They are going to do their finest to blitz Zach Wilson into errors.
Patriots (vs. DET). You’ll be able to guess Invoice Belichick will power Jared Goff into errors.
Chiefs (vs. LV). The Chiefs did get a pick-six vs. the Chargers of their final dwelling sport, so a prime-time bump is so as right here.
Titans (at WAS). The Titans should not a nasty flier after taking part in properly in opposition to the Colts, they usually may cause some points for Carson Wentz.
FanDuel money sport choose
Patriots ($3,600 vs. DET). The Pats have been extra of a boom-or-bust worth choose in Inexperienced Bay till their pick-six paid them off. It could possibly occur once more vs. Jared Goff.
DraftKings match choose
Cowboys ($2,500 at LAR). They’re assured to get some sacks and a choose or two off Matthew Stafford — they usually’re woefully underpriced.
Fantasy Soccer Week 5 Sit ‘Em: Defenses
Eagles (at ARI). They are not pretty much as good on the highway, and there must be some factors put up by the Cardinals.
Ravens (vs. CIN). The blitzing solely helps Joe Burrow.
Chargers (at CLE). Not of their shorthanded state.
Browns (vs. LAC). Not of their shorthanded state both.
Panthers (vs. SF). They’ll make performs however not when their offense is not serving to.
Seahawks (at NO). The numbers for the Saints say “sure,” however the poor protection says “no.”
Lions (at NE). The numbers for the Patriots say “sure,” however the poor protection says “no.”
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