We have the first set of Bye Weeks here in Week 5, so four teams are off the board, or six including the Monday Night Game. Le'Veon Bell is the chalk running back this week, taking on the league's worst run defense. After Bell, there is a lot of grey area. The Packers-Cowboys game opens up some fantasy opportunities, which pop up throughout the optimizer. Cash & GPP projections are in similar agreement this week, and the optimal stack drives around one of the better fantasy offenses. Premium access unlocks the GPP & GPP Stack lineups and analysis.
The Cowboys offense will be in good form this week against an average Packers secondary. Not only is Dak Prescott in play, Ezekiel Elliot is as well. Dallas has a top three implied total this week, and are home favorites against Green Bay. Fire them up.
Le'Veon Bell is a must play in cash games this week, and pretty close to a lock in GPPs as well. He is a healthy lock for 30+ touches against a bottom five rush defense. Jacksonville rank 32nd in DVOA against the run. Pittsburgh has a top five implied total and are home favorites, Bell is an easy plug and play.
Miami Dolphins have been dreadful for fantasy as a whole, but guys like Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker have been solid despite Jay Cutler's struggles. Parker is a great price tag this week, and despite Landry being a better PPR receiver, I don't mind these two in combo this week. Tennessee has allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Rishard Matthews would get a bump with Marcus Mariota playing this week, but is a reasonable option for below $6,000.
With Patrick Peterson locking up Alshon Jeffrey this week, Zach Ertz should see plenty of targets even in a matchup where Arizona has shutdown tight ends since the last season. Ertz has complated 81% of his targets this season, and ranks seventh in aDOT. Jake Elliot has been a money kicker for Philly, so I don't mind him here. New York is a cheap road defense against a bottom ten offense. While I could see Cleveland scoring a few, New York might be able to rack up peripheral stats.