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Best QB DFS plays for Week 5

Don’t let one rough week fool you: Tom Brady is about to go GOAT on a terrible Washington defense

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts on the sideline during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

In NFL DFS, we are always looking for the player who will triple or quadruple their salaries. For example, a player worth $6,000 who scores 24 points has quadrupled, or 4Xed, their salary. Those are the guys we want throughout the lineup. Here are our best quarterback plays for Week 5. Values from DraftKings.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots at Washington, $6,500

If there was any thought of passing up Brady after his tough game in Buffalo last week, take some deep breaths and give the Bills defense some credit. Even GOATs have bad days and a bad day is almost certainly the hallmark of the opponent this week. Washington is almost literally the exact opposite of Buffalo in terms of defensive prowess, getting crushed by the likes of Daniel Jones and Mitchell Trubisky the past two weeks. This is the smashiest smash spot of the weekend. Don’t overthink it.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals, $6,300

This game promises to be a shootout, but not because two excellent offenses are facing each other. Rather, both the Bengals and Cardinals defenses have been shredded on the regular this season, and Murray stands to benefit. Murray has been in that 17-19 DK point range the past three weeks against good defenses. Now he gets a really bad one to pick on.

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans, $6,200

Two weeks ago we were starting to wonder if Winston was going to keep his starting job. Now, he’s one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league, fresh off a 385-yard, four-TD thrashing of the Rams. Before this past Sunday night, the Saints’ defense was getting lit up left and right. This game also has shootout written all over it, and Winston finally appears up to the challenge.

Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. Cardinals, $5,700

The Bengals are a hot mess, but they’re facing a team whose mess is even hotter, especially in the secondary. Auden Tate looked pretty good on Monday night and should be a fine full-game replacement for the injured John Ross. Tyler Boyd shouldn’t have much trouble with this secondary, either. The Cardinals are giving up production in the passing game by the boatload. No one is going to be looking Dalton’s way this week, but that matchup is hard to ignore.

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