Just like that, we’re one quarter through the 2019 NFL season. Week 5 is upon us after starting off with a thriller in Seattle with the Seahawks and Rams on Thursday Night Football. I’m expecting this Sunday to be action-packed, which will be perfect for DraftKings.
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Here are some under-the-radar players that can help you earn the money you deserve in Week 5.
Jameis Winston – QB, TB
Opponent – New Orleans Saints
Price – $6,200
Jameis Winston is absolutely lighting up the Rams for 45 points and counting pic.twitter.com/zjDr1xmKxU— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) September 29, 2019
I know what you’re thinking, “Jameis stinks and turns the ball over too much, I can’t play him!”. Trust me; I know your pain. I have him as my QB in multiple fantasy leagues and he nearly gave me a heart attack in the first two weeks.
But the Florida State product is thriving for the Bucs as of late, tossing 7 TDs in his last two games and finding his weapons in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin early and often.
This week against the Saints is a favorable matchup, as the Saints defense ranks 30th against QBs. It won’t be pretty, but Jameis should put up solid fantasy numbers this week.
Jordan Howard – RB, PHI
Opponent – New York Jets
Price – $5,100
As fellow host, Dom Fierro would say “The Eagles finally realized that Jordan Howard is a good running back”. He’s not wrong.
Howard is averaging 4.65 YPC and has found the endzone 4 times this year. I understand that 3 of those 4 TDs came against the Packers last week, but Howard has passed the eye test on every single one of his touches and has been efficient with his opportunities.
This week, Howard and the Eagles hold host to the Jets who are without their star QB Sam Darnold. Without Darnold, the Jets likely won’t be able to move the ball, forcing their defense to be on the field for majority of this ball game. I’d expect Howard to be the guy in the second half getting the touches to bleed the clock and secure the lead for the Eagles.
This could mean a bunch of yards coming his way.
Tyler Eifert – TE, CIN
Opponent – Arizona Cardinals
Price – $3,300
Been fun getting a taste of @FanShareSports’ buzz metrics this year. According to their data, no TE is getting more buzz in the fantasy space than Tyler Eifert – I think you know why.— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) October 3, 2019
But who is actually brave enough to play him this week? pic.twitter.com/fXNXCeq3uy
This pick has more to do with the Arizona defense than it does the skill of Tyler Eifert. The Cardinals defense ranks dead last against opposing TEs and have been getting torched by the position week in and week out.
While the Bengals aren’t exactly the greatest show on turf, I believe that Andy Dalton will be able to exploit some of the weaknesses that the Arizona Cardinals have and find Eifert wide open throughout the course of the game.
With a price of only $3,300, Eifert could be your potential low-risk high-reward player this week.
Allen Robinson II – WR, CHI
Opponent – Oakland Raiders
Price – $5,600
A-Rob has been averaging 7.75 targets per game for the Bears and has been consistent each week. On Sunday (in London) he looks to have a favorable matchup. The Raiders rank 27th against opposing WRs and are getting thrashed on a weekly basis.
Look for A-Rob to put up solid numbers this week, and if he finds the endzone for the first time this year your lineup will be looking good!
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