You bucked all the expert advice to fade Aaron Rodgers, now you’re reaping the benefit. Or you banked on Matthew Stafford building off the dominant 8 weeks he had before his season was derailed due to a back injury. And there are those of you feeling uneasy about Josh Allen’s availability with the Titans-Bills game moved to Tuesday (and hopefully no further out).
Now it’s Week 5, and you’re either trying to build off a hot start or trying to dig out of a 1-3 or 0-4 hole. With points being put up at breakneck rates and passing games the primary reasons, you’d think that finding a good QB was as easy as closing your eyes and pointing.
Well, not so fast. There is some analysis that needs to be done to assure that you’re making a good call this week. Here are our Adentro y Afuera recommendations for Week 5.
BOUNCEBACK OF THE WEEK
KYLER MURRAY @ NYJ
Last week, Murray had fantasy players excited to start him on their teams or in DFS, only to have him disappoint with 133 passing yards. Yes, he had 3 TD passes, but overall this was far from Murray’s best effort. The Jets have only faced one elite QB this year, and that’s Josh Allen, who carved them up for 312 yards and 2 scores, along with 57 rushing yards and another TD. This is Murray’s get-right week.
TEDDY BRIDGEWATER @ ATL
The Falcons are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs at 32.5. Bridgewater solidified his footing as a starter last week with 276 passing yards 2 TD and 1 rushing TD – he did have 1 INT. Even though the Panthers have been surprisingly stingy against the pass, this game has shootout potential. Bridgewater is already my Streamer of the Week.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER vs PHI
The Eagles are #10 in passing yards allowed, and Big Ben has been very accurate, completing 67% of his passes. The way to beat the Eagles is through the air, because they are still tough against the run, allowing an average of 3.8 yards a carry. Big Ben should have Diontae Johnson back to round out his complement of WR, taking shots all over the field.
SIT OF THE WEEK
JOE BURROW @ BAL
The Joe Cool Love Bus is bound to hit some speed bumps along the way. This will be one of them. Burrow will have to learn to solve the Ravens at some point, but during his rookie year that’s a lot to ask. The Ravens are #9 in points allowed to opposing QBs, but a lot of that came in Week 3 against Patrick Mahomes. Burrow won’t get a lot of opportunities with the Ravens winning the time-of-possession battle. And he’ll have to fend off a D-line that already has 9 sacks and could get plenty more against the porous Cincinnati O-line.
KIRK COUSINS @ SEA
It’s easy to fire up your QB anytime you see Seattle’s pass D on the schedule. The 1634 passing yards allowed are a great reason. But also keep in mind that the Seahawks have only allowed 6 TD passes in 4 weeks. This is bend don’t break. Also, the Vikings are hardly a passing juggernaut, because this offense goes through Dalvin Cook. Cousins will throw for some good yardage, but if the Vikings are to have a shot it’s to control the clock and keep the ball away from Russell Wilson.
|1||Dak Prescott||DAL||vs. NYG|
|2||Patrick Mahomes II||KC||vs. LV|
|3||Russell Wilson||SEA||vs. MIN|
|4||Kyler Murray||ARI||at NYJ|
|5||Lamar Jackson||BAL||vs. CIN|
|6||Deshaun Watson||HOU||vs. JAC|
|7||Josh Allen||BUF||at TEN|
|8||Teddy Bridgewater||CAR||at ATL|
|9||Daniel Jones||NYG||at DAL|
|10||Matt Ryan||ATL||vs. CAR|
|11||Ben Roethlisberger||PIT||vs. PHI|
|12||Drew Brees||NO||vs. LAC|
|13||Jared Goff||LAR||at WAS|
|14||Gardner Minshew II||JAC||at HOU|
|15||Tom Brady||TB||at CHI|
|16||Kirk Cousins||MIN||at SEA|
|17||Joe Burrow||CIN||at BAL|
|18||Justin Herbert||LAC||at NO|
|19||Philip Rivers||IND||at CLE|
|20||Jimmy Garoppolo||SF||vs. MIA|
|21||Carson Wentz||PHI||at PIT|
|22||Ryan Tannehill||TEN||vs. BUF|
|23||Derek Carr||LV||at KC|
|24||Baker Mayfield||CLE||vs. IND|
|25||Ryan Fitzpatrick||MIA||at SF|
|26||Nick Foles||CHI||vs. TB|
|27||Joe Flacco||NYJ||vs. ARI|
|28||Jarrett Stidham||NE||vs. DEN|
|29||Kyle Allen||WAS||vs. LAR|
|30||Brett Rypien||DEN||at NE|