Fantasy Football: NFL Daily Fantasy Picks Week Five

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Sep 27, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback

Tom Brady

(12) on the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady ($8800) Patriots @ Cowboys – Often times I try to find value plays at QB that are in excellent match ups to save a little salary and hopefully find some low ownership. This Sunday I am paying up for Brady and keeping it simple. The Patriots have come out and made a statement to the entire league in dominant fashion through four weeks, passing and running all over every opponent they have faced. They travel to Dallas in what should be a high scoring affair and a continuation of everything we have seen so far this year. The Cowboys haven’t really been terrible against the QB so far this year, but this is not your ordinary QB and ordinary offense. The Patriots have too many weapons and too much talent to rise above the fact that they are playing with a properly inflated football. It hasn’t seemed to matter this season and I see Brady continuing his amazing run this weekend. Lock and load in what could be a 30 point day.

Sam Bradford ($7500) Eagles vs Saints – Listen, I know that the Eagles have been a dumpster fire so far this season. Bradford has been a huge disappointment for season long owners and hasn’t really been on the radar for daily after week 1’s flop. Their opponent this weekend happens to be ranked third worst in the NFL against the QB setting up for Bradford to finally cash in on Chip Kelly’s offensive scheme. He played really well last Sunday despite some of it being in garbage time, racking up 270 yards and 3 scores. I like Bradford to keep the momentum going this Sunday in what should be a shootout. His price isn’t necessarily cheap, but take what we saw last Sunday combined with him underwhelming so far through 4 weeks and you have a sneaky play.

Jameis Winston ($6400) Buccaneers vs Jaguars – Winston as a real life quarterback has been nothing short of a train wreck so far in his young career. Despite nearly throwing as many TD’s to the opposition as he has his own team, his fantasy numbers have been consistently solid. He has scored between 13 and 18 points each week this season, which for a price tag of $6400 you can live with. The Jaguars defense ranks in the bottom half of the league versus every position and rarely puts fear in any opponent. Winston also will benefit as his top WR Mike Evans is reportedly close to fully healed from his hamstring injury. Winston is hardly discussed among fantasy owners and this could be nice under the radar play.

Others I Like – Matt Ryan ($8300), Jay Cutler ($7400), Aaron Rodgers ($9200)

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