Fantasy Football: NFL Daily Fantasy Picks Week Five

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Sep 27, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Atlanta Falcons receiver

Julio Jones

(11) runs for a touchdown after a reception in the third quarter against Dallas Cowboys cornerback

Tyler Patmon

(26) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


Julio Jones ($9200) Falcons vs. Redskins – I love targeting a “stud” player immediately following a dud of a performance. The difficulty with paying up for a stud in daily fantasy is that you need solid production for them to pay off their salary. Jones did not do that in week four catching only 4 passes for 38 yards. If you followed the game at all, you will have noticed that the Falcons jumped out to a huge lead and were up 42-0 going into the 4th quarter. Much of their success came on the ground and they had no need to air it out in the second half, hence the quiet game from Jones. The Falcons have been pretty stout against the run and will make things difficult for DeVonta Freeman while opening up the passing game in the process. Jones should return to the top of the wide receiver scoring leaders this week against a porous Washington secondary.

Kendall Wright ($5900) Titans vs. Bills – Wright has quietly put together a pretty nice early season start and is clearly the player that rookie Marcus Mariota trusts the most on offense. Mariota also seems to lock in on Wright in the red zone and he has rewarded owners with a couple scores so far this year. The Bills are in the bottom five defending the WR position so far this season and I think Wright finds an opening to get on the board again this weekend. He caught 7 balls last week and had a 100 yard day in week two. He is a bit under the radar but is exactly the type of guy that can win you those big tournaments if he goes off. This is an excellent match up for him to exploit and I think he has a big day for a cheap price.

Jordan Matthews ($6800) Eagles vs. Saints – Matthews continues to be a target monster for the Eagles with at least 8 passes coming his way in every game this season. As discussed above, I like the Eagles offense in this match up especially since many people have written them off due to their horrible start. The Saints have struggled to guard wide receivers and also have nobody that can match the size and strength of Matthews. If Sam Bradford is going to have a big day, Matthews should be in the thick of it and could produce big numbers for a pretty cheap price tag.

Others I Like – Emmanuel Sanders ($7700), James Jones ($6400), Allen Robinson ($6300)

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