Every week there are players who break out of slumps and players that get hurt. This opens up room for new streamers that can help you win while your team goes through byes and injuries. In week 5, we have some interesting streamers who can help keep your team afloat while your main players may be out for whatever reason.
Jacoby Brissett (IND): Jacoby has only been improving since being named the starter for week 1. After a sluggish start by the Colts against the Raiders, Brissett began to pick it up and manage to salvage some garbage time points by throwing a 48 yard touchdown pass to Eric Ebron. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Chiefs who ranks 25th against quarterbacks this year. Although I am a huge Colts fan, I will say I expect the Colts to be playing catch-up the whole game which means Brissett should have a full workload ahead of him. Fire him up this week if you need a replacement.
Andy Dalton (CIN): The whole Bengals team looked bad against the Steelers this past Monday so we can’t be so quick to blame Andy Dalton for their struggles. The most glaring aspect of the Bengals offense is how poorly the offensive line has played this year. They have arguably the worst offensive line in the league but let’s look at a few things. This week they have a way better matchup against the winless Cardinals at home. The Cardinals rank 30th in the league against opposing quarterbacks which should setup Dalton to have a marvelous game. The Cardinals and the Bengals are both looking to pick up their first win of the season so be prepared for a shootout. Andy Dalton is an intriguing play due to the matchup so don’t overthink this one and plug Dalton in if you want to win this week.
Jimmy Graham (GB): With Davante Adams being sidelined this week due to turf toe, this not only opens up more targets for the wide receivers but for Jimmy Graham as well. This is a big NFC battle that could mean something down the line. I expect Rodgers to come out throwing and Jimmy should be the main beneficiary. It also helps that the Cowboys are ranked 24th against opposing tight ends. Fire him up and thank me later.
Tyler Eifert (CIN): I think any tight end that plays the Cardinals this year should be an automatic start. The Cardinals continued their trend of giving up points to the tight end last week. With John Ross being questionable prior to the game, Tyler Eifert may have to step up a little bit more. Even if Ross does play, he may not be 100 percent. I also believe that the Bengals will get back on track this week against a depleted Cardinals defense. With that being said, Eifert could and should play a big role and helping the Bengals get their first W.
Eddy Pineiro (CHI): The Bears play the Raiders this week in a game where I think the Bears will dominate from start to finish. I see plenty of opportunities ahead for Pineiro this week making him a viable option.
Philadelphia Eagles: They may have gotten off to a bad start but this week they get a home matchup against the Jets who still won’t have Sam Darnold. I expect the Eagles to force some turnovers and produce some sacks as well.
Tennessee Titans: The Titans so far have been a top 5 fantasy defense and I see it continuing through week 5. They are home against the Bills who rank 29th against opposing defenses. With a banged up Josh Allen or a healthy Matt Barkley, either way I think the Titans have another solid week on defense.
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