Chad Davis | October 1st, 2019
Week five Fantasy Streamers are here! The Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins are the two teams on bye this week. Hopefully, you aren’t playing anyone from the latter, but here are some options to replace at QB, TE, D/ST, and Kicker.
The rostered percentages I present in this are pulled from ESPN.
QB – Jacoby Brissett – 32.1% Rostered
Andrew Luck’s backup has proved himself to be a viable starting quarterback in the league so far. He has at least 16 fantasy points as well as two or more touchdowns in each game with only two total interceptions. The passing volume is there and a week five matchup against the Chiefs has potential shootout written all over it.
QB – Gardner Minshew– 14.4% Rostered
Minshew’s streak of at least 200 passing yards continued against the Broncos. He led the Jaguars to a win from behind, including a nice go-ahead touchdown drive. With a tremendous TD/INT ratio of 7:1, he’ll look to continue his strong performance against Carolina.
QB – Chase Daniel – 0% Rostered
Mitchell Trubisky went down with a shoulder injury and Daniel led the Bears to a victory over the division rival Vikings. Given how much of a train wreck Trubisky has been, there shouldn’t be much of a drop off here. He’s worth a look against a friendly Raiders defense.
TE – Jack Doyle – 21.9% Rostered
The Colts continue to use both Doyle and Eric Ebron at the tight end position but Doyle keeps getting the superior snap count number. Along with a higher floor than Ebron, who is touchdown dependent, look for Doyle to see an increase in targets as long as Hilton is out.
TE – Ben Watson – 2.2% Rostered
The Patriots desperately need a dependable pass catching tight end to replace Rob Gronkowski. Watson has served his four-game suspension and will rejoin the team this week. He’s worth picking up as he has more upside than the likes of Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo, but it’d be wise to wait and see how the Patriots will utilize the veteran in practice.
TE – Gerald Everett– 1.8% Rostered
Everett saw a season-high eight targets in week four and scored his first touchdown. It will be difficult to duplicate this kind of fantasy production with Todd Gurley and the Rams superb wide receiver trio. Keep him on your radar, however, because of the high powered offense he plays on.
D/ST – Tennessee Titans – 47% Rostered
The Titans have not given up more than 20 points this season and now face a sloppy Bills offense in week five. There should be plenty of takeaway opportunities with either Josh Allen or Matt Barkley under center in what should be a low scoring affair.
D/ST – Philadelphia Eagles – 42.1% Rostered
The Eagles are probably one of the most disappointing units of the season through the first four weeks. However, I look for them to have a breakout performance against the Jets in week five. There’s a chance Luke Falk could still be the starter with Sam Darnold out and if that’s the case, lock them in.
D/ST – San Francisco 49ers – 26.8% Rostered
The 49ers have had a surprisingly superior defense and ranked second at the position in fantasy points before the bye week. They have scored no fewer than seven fantasy points and go up against Baker Mayfield, who has thrown an interception in every game so far this season.
K – Joey Slye – 35.2% Rostered
From living in his parent’s basement to a starting NFL kicker, Slye is the NFL’s number one fantasy scoring kicker. He’s averaging 12 fantasy points per game with his lowest total only being eight points. He’s on a good offense that will continue to provide him with plenty of field goal opportunities.
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