John Hazelet's Daily Fantasy: Week 5
Last week was a very average week as I think I just finished in the money with the lineup that I gave you thanks soley to Deshaun Watson and the 34.7 FDP he put up all by himself. I'm not satisfied with just a cash in these entries so it's back to work for week 5! At QB give me Ben Roethlisberger 7900. Big Ben is good for 2-3 big games a year where he throws 4+ touchdowns. I think this week is one of those weeks for him. The Jaguars have a decent secondary but as we saw last week from them they are vulnerable. I look for the Steelers to spread them out thin while Ben has one of those big weeks. For my first running back I'm going to take Le'Veon Bell 9500. I typically do not like taking quarterbacks and running backs from the same team but if you watched the Jaguars game last week you saw them get shredded on the ground. Give me Bell and 9500 and a repeat performance from the Jags D. My second running back is going to sound familiar… Give me Christian McCaffrey 6200. He had a dud of the week last week only putting up 6.9 FDP's. I like this matchup for him though. Detroit can get after the quarterback and I think Cam will have to dump off a lot of passes… enter McCaffrey! I think he will catch somewhere between 8-10 passes and put up 75-100 yards with a touchdown. That's a good value at this price. For my first wide receiver give me Big Ben's favorite target, Antonio Brown 8800. He is expensive but worth it! Usually when a prima donna receiver such as Brown complains to his quarterback about not getting the ball the week before the quarterback make sure to look extra hard that receivers way. I see a big game from A.B. My second wide receiver is going to be Pierre Garçon 6700 at the Colts. A bit of a homecoming for Garçon and I think he will put up some good numbers. I think he's a bargain at 6700. My last wide receiver is going to be Randall Cobb 6600. With Ty Montgomery a little banged up no doubt the Packers will run a few plays with Cobb in the backfield. I think his targets will increase dramatically this week. Targets usually equal points. At tight end give me Evan Engram for 5400. I have a feeling the Giants are gonna win the first game this week and I think he will be a big part of that. My kicker will be Harrison Butker 4500. The Chiefs are going to score some points and Butker should get a lot of opportunities. Love me some Sunday night kickers! At defense give me the New York Jets 4300. This is as much of a pick against the Browns as it is for the Jets. The Jets should be able to force a turnover or two and get to the quarterback. If they could somehow get a defensive touchdown this pic will be a homerun. So to recap, Rothlisberger 7900, Bell 9500, McCaffrey 6200, Brown 8800, Garçon 6700, Cobb 6600, Engram 5400, Butker 4500, Jets D 4300. Out of my 60,000 salary cap I am left with $100. Hope this lineup keeps you in the money this week!