Survey Says? - Week 5 FantasyFeud Plays
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Like I do in my FanDuel column, we’re going to keep tabs on how I do this season. So we’re going to start with a $50 budget. We’re going to put $6.40 into play this week in two $1 50-50s, one $2.20 50-50, and one $2.20 triple up.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
Week 5 Bankroll – $50 – $6.40 in play
QB: Ben Roethlisberger
Big Ben gets the best matchup of the week against a poor Jags defense that has yielded 11 passing touchdowns while recording just one interception so far this season. Roethlisberger has five touchdown passes over the last two weeks, and will continue to roll in this one.
QB: Philip Rivers
Seven. That’s the number of touchdown passes Rivers has thrown in the last three weeks. Zero. That’s the number of interceptions Rivers has thrown in the last three weeks. Easy math. Easy game. We’re starting Rivers this week against a putrid Jets secondary that even made Derek Carr look half decent in Week 1.
RB: Giovani Bernard
Any week you can get Bernard into your DFS lineups is a good one, especially when he’s going up against a Patriots team that just yielded huge performances to both Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis.
RB: Rashad Jennings
It’s all about the matchups in fantasy football, and they don’t get much better than this one. Jennings faces a Falcons defense that got torched by Matt Asiata and Jerrick McKinnon last week. Jennings is in all my DFS lineups this week, regardless of the site.
WR: Antonio Brown
Stacking a quarterback and receiver who are poised for big days is a good thing, especially when that receiver is the No. 1 fantasy scorer at the position. Brown has been lights out so far this season, and that continues against a hapless Jags defense.
WR: Kenny Britt
Shades of 2010 when Britt put up 225 yards and three scores against the Eagles? Probably not, but Britt did catch five balls for 69 yards in the Rams last game. He also gets a favorable matchup here against an Eagles team that currently yields the fourth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.
TE: Austin Seferian-Jenkins
This isn’t a lock play, as Seferian-Jenkins was limited in practice on Friday with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable. However, he is expected to play and is a great way to cut costs in our lineup. Seferian-Jenkins played every snap last week and saw five targets. He’s a quality option at a big discount.
Go big, or go home. The Seahawks are coming off the bye and get a primetime game against Kirk Cousins. This one could get ugly fast. I normally don’t like to spend on a defense, but it’s impossible to pass up the Seahawks this week.
FLEX: Reggie Bush
With Joique Bell out, Bush figures to get a feature-back workload, which makes him a nice discount at under $100k. The matchup is a tough one, but Bush should still get plenty of opportunities to produce.
FLEX: Khiry Robinson
We’re shooting for upside here, as Robinson isn’t likely to play a significant chunk of snaps. Still, he’s shown that he can be dynamic when he gets the ball, and should fare well on the turf in the Superdome.
Jeff Ratcliffe is the Assistant Managing Editor and resident IDP maven of PFF Fantasy.