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How to watch, what to watch for Cardinals vs. Jets in Week 5

The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets face off in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon. New York Jets week 5. NFL. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals suffered their second consecutive loss on Sunday, getting upset by the Carolina Panthers. Kyler Murray averaged a meager 4.2 yards per attempt but still made his fantasy owners happy with three touchdowns and adding another 78 yards as a runner.

The Jets provide the perfect bouce-back opponent for Arizona. The Jets were most recently torched for 37 points by the Broncos’ third-string quarterback as they fell to 0-4 on the season. The Jets rank among the NFL’s bottom three in both scoring offense and scoring defense.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Cardinals: #23 Overall — #25 offense, #19 defense, #16 special teams
Jets: #29 Overall — #28 offense, #10 defense, #26 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Cardinals: -7, -305
Jets: +7, +260
Total: 47

Injury report

Cardinals

OUT: LB Devon Kennard (calf)

QUESTIONABLE: S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), DT Jordan Phillips (illness)

Jets

OUT: QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder)

DOUBTFUL: T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE: CB Blessuan Austin (calf), S Ashtyn Davis (groin), DE John Franklin (foot), WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, calf)

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Cardinals

Kenyan Drake, RB, $5,700

Drake’s fantasy output has declined in each game since Week 1. He was supposed to be a game-wrecker against the Panthers’ lowly run defense but came up with just 35 yards on 13 carries. He also came out of that loss with a chest injury, but he doesn’t seem to be in any danger of missing Week 5. The Jets offer another plus matchup for Drake, especially after they were gashed by Melvin Gordon for 107 rushing yards and two scores. A season-low $5,700 price tag should make Drake a popular play in cash games.

Christian Kirk, WR, $4,700

Kirk returned from his one-week absence to catch three of five targets, including a short touchdown. He played about two-thirds of the Cardinals’ snaps and trailed only DeAndre Hopkins in targets among their wideouts. This is a fantastic matchup, but it’s really difficult to trust any pass-catcher other than Hopkins in Arizona right now, especially with Murray showing that he still has a long way to go as a passer.

Jets

Jamison Crowder, WR, $5,800

Crowder picked up right where he left off after missing Week 2 and 3 due to an injury. He returned to the Jets lineup and saw 10 targets, hauling in seven for 104 yards. Crowder has now seen 23 targets in his two games, besting 100 yards in each. The Jets’ offense is a mess, but he will continue to be very useful in PPR formats.

Le’Veon Bell, RB, $5,100

There is a definite chance that Bell returns from his hamstring injury this week. If not, it’ll be Frank Gore once again, at 4,000, creating three yards and a cloud of dust. But if Bell is cleared, his low price makes him an intriguing option, especially if the Jets get him involved as a receiver. The Cardinals have allowed three touchdowns to lead backs in the season’s first four weeks.