There are so many great value plays out there in Week 5 that it is pretty easy to put together a nice stars and scrubs lineup. Here is one of my favorite lineups for the Sunday slate.
Brian Hoyer - $6,000 – Chicago @ Indianapolis (-4.5), +/- 48
This is my 3rd ‘feature’ for Hoyer this week so I’ll keep it short. Hoyer is a capable quarterback in an excellent matchup. He’ll be forced to try to keep pace with a Colts offense that’s having no trouble putting up points.
Jerick McKinnon - $6,200 – Houston @ Minnesota (-6.5), +/- 40.5
Houston has yielded some nice performances to running backs so far this year, and McKinnon is blossoming in to a nice piece for the Vikings. The over/under is a little scary here, but I think the Vikings will do enough on O for McKinnon to wind up scoring some nice points for you.
DeMarco Murray - $8,400 - Tennessee @ Miami (-3.5), +/- 43
Murray just keeps putting up big numbers for the Titans. I expect the Tennessee to upset Miami this week behind another strong performance from DeMarco.
Dontrelle Inman - $6,100 – San Diego @ Oakland (-3.5), +/- 51
I want to play the hot-hand here with Inman. The Raiders defense is horrible, and Inman is stepping up and standing out for the Chargers.
Antonio Brown - $9,600 – New York Jets @ Pittsburgh (-7.5), +/- 48
Antonio Brown is killing it again this year. Expect to see some pelvic thrusting this week from the best receiver in the league.
Odell Beckham Jr - $8,500 - New York Giants @ Green Bay (-7), +/- 47.5
It’s weird to say it, but we’re sort of getting a discount for Beckham here. I think Odell rights the ship this week and finally finds pay-dirt against the Packers.
Martellus Bennet - $6,300 - New England (-10.5) @ Cleveland, +/- 47
An angry Brady is a good Brady for fantasy owners. With Gronk still not looking very Gronk-like, Bennet gives you a shot at amazing upside with the Patriots facing the Browns.
Mike Nugent - $4,600 – Cincinnati (-2) @ Dallas, +/- 45
Nugent is knocking them down where he gets a chance, and the Bengals aren’t having much trouble matriculating the ball down the field.
Titans - $4,200 - Tennessee @ Miami (-3.5), +/- 43
This is more of an indictment of the Dolphins than a vote of confidence for the Titans. But, I need to save some salary to get my stars in, and I think the Titans pull the upset.