DFS week

  • Kyler Murray costs $8,300 on daily fantasy football sites.
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the fourth-ranked running back in Week 5.
  • Amari Cooper costs $7,800 on DFS sites.

NEW YORK – As Week 5 NFL action is on the horizon, fantasy football owners and GM’s should begin setting their lineups for Sunday’s slate of games.

There are players that offer tremendous value during Week 5’s games that should not be overlooked.

Legal betting sites give allow for GM’s and owners to create their own lineups. That being said, this is just a suggested lineup and should be switched around to the user’s likings.

QB – Kyler Murray, $8,300
RB – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, $7,900
RB – James Robinson, $6,600
WR – Amari Cooper, $7,800
WR – Juju Smith-Schuster, $7,300
WR – Robby Anderson, $6,200
TE – Eric Ebron, $5,100
FLEX – Kareem Hunt, $7,000
Defense – Dallas Cowboys, $3,500

Starting at the quarterback position, Kyler Murray has got it easy in Week 5 as the Arizona Cardinals travel to play the winless New York Jets.

This Jets defense simply does not stand a chance against Kyler Murray as he has too much in his arsenal. Murray has a similar game to Josh Allen as they both can throw the ball deep when they need to and also run when they need to.

The Jets played against Allen in Week 1 where they allowed him to go for 312 yards and two touchdowns along with 57 rush yards and a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy GM’s can certainly expect a similar game from Murray here as he is emerging as one of the premier dual-threat quarterbacks in the league.

Running Backs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs, $7,900

CEH could be in for a huge game in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders currently rank in dead last place against opposing running backs and Edwards-Helaire will look to take advantage of that.

This Raiders defense has allowed for five rushing touchdowns in four weeks of action including 97 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, 79 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2, 117 yards in Week 3, and 56 yards and one touchdown in Week 4.

GM’s can expect the Chiefs to get off hot here then look to stick with the run game after taking a sizeable lead.

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars, $6,600

Robinson has a very nice matchup in Week 5 as well and at his asking price on daily fantasy football sites, he could offer huge upside.

He is facing off against the Houston Texans who currently rank 29 in the league against opposing running backs. The Texans have given up 450 rushing yards and four touchdowns through four weeks of the season thus far and the way Robinson has been playing he will add more fuel to the fire here.

Robinson is the RB1 for the Jaguars and has rushed for 285 yards and three touchdowns this season so far.

Wide Receivers

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys, $7,800

Amari Cooper could be in line for a big game in Week 5 as the Cowboys are facing off against a depleted New York Giants defense that ranks 20 against opposing wide receivers.

Cooper is clearly the favorite target for Dak Prescott as he has reeled in double-digit targets in three of four games this season and has also gone for over 80 yards in all four games as well. Not to mention he is coming off a 16 target, 12 reception, 134 yards, and one touchdown game in Week4.

GM’s can expect Cooper to have yet another strong performance in Week 5.

Juju Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers, $7,300

Filling out the second receiver spot is Juju-Smith Schuster who is having a solid season thus far and is expected to continue his solid play in Week 5 against the Steelers in-state rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Smith-Schuster is the clear WR1 on this Steelers offense and it shows as he has brought in five or more targets in all three games they have played this season.

Also, he has been on the receiving end of three touchdowns.

This Eagles defense ranks 19 against opposing wide receivers and is fresh off a game where they allowed 338 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers, $6,200

Anderson could be seen as a dark horse player here as he is on a Carolina Panthers team that does not have much to look forward to with the exception of Anderson. Anderson is putting up spectacular numbers in his first year with the Panthers and is clearly one of Teddy Bridgewater’s favorite targets.

He has gained over 10 targets in two of four games this season and has put up 100 yards or more on three of the four games this season as well.

He is going up against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5 who rank 23 in the (* NFL https://www.legalsportsbetting.com/nfl/ *) against opposing wide receivers.

Tight End

Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers, $5,100

Ebron brings great value to any team he is drafted to in Week 5 as he has proven to be a reliable player in this Steelers offense.

He is a big target for Ben Roethlisberger to look for as he has brought in over five targets on in two of three games this season and has hit over 40 yards receiving in two games as well while putting up one touchdown.

Luckily for him, he is going up against the Eagles defense who are absolutely terrible against opposing tight ends as they rank 30 in the league. Just in Week 4 alone, they gave up 183 yards and a touchdown to George Kittle.

Granted that Ebron is not Kittle but this could definitely be a sign for Big Ben to look Ebron’s way more often in Week 5.

FLEX

The Flex option here is filled out by Kareem Hunt who is poised for a big game if he does end up playing as he is listed as questionable with a groin injury.

This questionable tag should not be alarming as he was hit with it in Week 4 as well and 71 rush yards and two touchdowns for 19.1 fantasy points.

Hunt will get endless opportunities here as Nick Chubb made his way to IR as he suffered an MCL injury. That being said, there could be glimpses of Hunt’s days with the Kansas City Chiefs as he will surely be an every-down back here.

Defense

Dallas Cowboys, $3,500

The Dallas Cowboys might not seem like the ideal choice but given their matchup with the bottom feeders that are the New York Giants, they should be rostered.

Just to give fantasy GM’s an idea of what can happen, the Giants faced off against the LA Rams in Week 4 where the Rams came away with five sacks, an interception and just nine points allowed which was good for 11 fantasy points.

This Cowboys defense can certainly bring the pressure here against the Giants as they are led by DeMarcus Lawrence, Dontari Poe, and Jaylon Smith.

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