Week 5 will feature a 12-game slate with only two teams on a bye week. The quarterback position once again saw its share of injuries that will have a ripple effect heading into Week 5.
As we always do here, we take a look at two different quarterbacks and how their perception from Week 4 could play into Week 5. Salaries courtesy of DraftKings.
Tom Brady ($6,500) vs. Washington
Brady had an overall quiet Week 4 matchup against the Buffalo Bills that saw him complete 18/39 pass attempts for only 150 yards and an interception. The performance only saw him score 4.7 DKFP, which is the lowest fantasy output since, coincidently, the Patriots last played the Bills in Week 16 when he scored 7 DKFP. It’s clear that the Bills defense is going to give opposing quarterbacks fits but that shouldn’t carry over to Week 5 with a cake matchup against the Redskins is on tap.
Even with a less than stellar Week 4, Brady is averaging 20.3 DKFP, 263 passing yards and completing 62.1% of his pass attempts. The Redskins are currently one of the most generous defenses in the league to opposing QB’s, allowing an average of 22.9 DKFP and 259 passing yards through four games this season. Aside from last week against Daniel Jones, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott and Mitch Trubisky all threw for three touchdowns when facing them earlier this season. The secondary continues to be a problem as well, as Josh Norman continues to be a shadow of his former self and has already been scored on for four touchdowns this season. If there was ever a spot for Tom Brady to bounce back, this is the matchup to use him in.
Jameis Winston ($6,200) vs. New Orleans Saints
In what was perceived to be a very tough matchup against the Rams, Winston had one of his best games under center, completing 28/41 pass attempts for 385 yards and four touchdowns, good for 33.3 DKFP. The best part was, at least for people who rostered him, was that his ownership was low due to the poor matchup. Pairing him with Chris Godwin would have earned you a massive 77.5 DKFP, which would have put your team on a whole different level in the DraftKings standings. The buzz will be high on Winston once again as he enters a much more favorable matchup against the Saints.
Heading into Week 5, the Saints are currently one of three times who have allowed over 100 DKFP to opposing quarterbacks, the other two being the Dolphins and Cardinals. Not exactly good company to be in. QB’s are averaging a massive 26.2 DKFP and 295 passing yards. While this secondary held the Cowboys in check on Sunday night, it’s overall been one to pick on. Godwin should especially be in for another huge game as the Saints simply cannot cover slot receivers and have burned P.J. Williams in coverage. Prior to last night, Williams had been targeted against 15 times allowing 10 receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. Expect another big week from the Bucs and Winston against the Saints.
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