If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are the quarterbacks that will likely provide some of the best and worst value for Week 5. (Values from DraftKings).
BEST: Jameis Winston (TB) - $6,200
Dak Prescott had a bad game against the New Orleans Saints, but don’t let that make you shy away from Jameis Winston for his matchup against the New Orleans in the Super Dome. In Week 1 at home, the Saints’ defense allowed Deshaun Watson to go for over 300 yards of offense with three touchdowns. Winston has just as good, if not better, wide receivers around him as Watson, so look for Winston to take advantage of an inconsistent secondary in New Orleans with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and O.J. Howard.
WORST: Daniel Jones (NYG) - $5,600
Daniel Jones might be the next big thing in New York, but he’s got a tough task ahead of him in Week 4, facing Xavier Rhodes and the tough Minnesota Vikings defense. With Saquon Barkley set to miss at least another week, the Vikings defense will be able to key in on stopping the Giants’ passing game, and it could be a long day for Jones and the rest of the G-Men.
BEST: Tom Brady (NE) - $6,500
After facing an up-and-coming defense in the Buffalo Bills in Week 4, Brady should have a much easier go of it this week against the winless Washington team. Washington’s secondary has struggled in 2019 and Josh Norman looks to be a shell of the player he was while a member of the Carolina Panthers. Tom Brady is still the GOAT, and he’s likely going to remind the world why in Week 5.
WORST: Gardner Minshew (JAC) - $5,300
He might be one of the most intriguing players and storylines in 2019, but a matchup against the Carolina Panthers and a defense that just held the Houston Texans to only 10 points in Houston is likely Minshew’s first tough matchup on the road in Carolina. The Panthers are stout defending the run, and if they shut down Leonard Fournette, it’s up to Minshew to prove he can play a caliber of game to beat you in the air. He’s yet to do so so far, and it’s not likely to happen in Week 5 either unfortunately.
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