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Worst QB DFS plays for Week 5

Dak Prescott and Daniel Jones both go up against tough NFC North defenses, making them iffy plays

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones throws the ball in the second half against Washington at MetLife Stadium. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Entering Week 5 of the season, it is more imperative than ever to avoid putting anyone in your lineup that posts a lemon. There are some wide receivers this week that look like great plays because of value, so whiffing on higher-priced receiver is a real no-no. Here are the quarterbacks to avoid in DFS this week. Values from DraftKings.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers, $6,000

Is it recency bias, or is there actually something to worry about after last week’s rough game against the Saints? Regardless of which side is right, the fact remains Prescott now has to deal with a resurgent Packers defense that has held its past two opponents to 160 and 161 passing yards and hasn’t allowed more than 225 in any game this season. There are really no overpriced quarterbacks this week, but in a tight pool just over 6K, there are a handful of better options.

Daniel Jones, New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings, $5,600

It’s one thing to let Jones loose against the Buccaneers and Washington, teams begging to get killed by opposing quarterbacks. It’s a whole other story to play the rookie against a legit defense like the Vikings. Points and yards are going to be very hard to come by – the Vikings have yet to allow more than 200 yards passing when playing on the road -- and that doesn’t sound like a winning fantasy strategy, even at a nice discount.

Teddy Bridgewater, New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $5,200

Actually, everything is lining up very nicely for Bridgewater here. The Saints are at home, where they enjoy a “Coors Field” effect of playing better offense in the Superdome. The Buccaneers just got roasted by Jared Goff for 517 yards passing. And yet, the shootout just isn’t Bridgewater’s game, especially at this stage of his career coming off that brutal knee injury. This feels like an Alvin Kamara game all the way, with Bridgewater in a supporting role.

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