Week 5 DFS is upon us! We now have a good idea of how teams will operate, injury situations, player performance, and defensive schemes. Add all that together and we can now identify sleepers much easier than earlier in the season.
Carson Wentz – How can a reigning MVP candidate be considered a “sleeper”? Well, many will dismiss Wentz this week while going up against the staunch Vikings defense, but this isn’t your grandpa’s Vikings defense of yesteryear. The Vikings are currently 26th in the NFL in passing yards allowed and Wentz is looking stronger and stronger each week. This is setting up to be a long day for the Vikings secondary.
Aaron Jones – After serving a two game suspension, Jones recorded 6 carries in week 3, and 11 carries in week 4. As Jones continues to gel with the offense, I’m predicting closer to 15 carries for Jones in week 5 against the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions are currently dead last in the NFL at stopping the run after giving up 152 yards to Ezekiel Elliott in week 4. Combine this with Aaron Rodgers rather pedestrian start to the season, all things point towards Jones having a career day.
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T.J. Yeldon – Yeldon will replace the injured Leonard Fournette, Sunday against the Chiefs. Fournette left last weeks game early in the 2nd quarter against the Jets. Fournette was replaced by Yeldon, who had 18 carries, 3 targets, and 2 touchdowns in the Jaguars’ 31-12 victory over New York. The Chiefs are coming off a game where they allowed 159 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns against the Denver Broncos.
Dede Westbrook – The Chiefs secondary is in shambles and Westbrook is red hot, it’s just that easy. In week 4 Westbrook had 13 targets, 9 receptions, and 130 yards and looks continue that success in what I can only assume will be a shootout in Kansas City.
Geoff Swaim – There’s not much production coming from the Cowboy’s offense outside of Ezekiel Elliott, but Swaim has slowly but surely become a safety blanket for Dak Prescott. The last two weeks, Swaim has combined for 12 targets, 8 receptions, and 1 touchdown. Swaim and the Cowboys play the Texans on Sunday, who gave up 5 receptions, 40 yards, and 1 touchdown to the Colts’ Eric Ebon in week 4.
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