The waiver wire has come and gone. You’ve spent your FAAB dollars. It’s time to dig deep and look at the matchups to decide how to construct your starting lineups for NFL Week 5 of the fantasy football season. We’ve got you covered, friends. Let’s get into the top Week 5 sleepers and streamers!
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Week 5 Sleepers and Streamers
Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills)
They struggled earlier in the year, but it looks to be that the Bills’ offense is back to running smoothly. They’ve upgraded their WR room by adding Emmanuel Sanders, which has freed things up for Stef Diggs, but it’s been Dawson Knox as the primary target when it comes to scoring in the red zone. He went for 5 catches on 8 targets, 37 yards, and 2 TDs last week. The week before that he also had a TD. I don’t believe in the term “TD-reliant.” If you’re depended on for red zone action, you’re a solid fantasy option. Period.
Van Jefferson (Los Angeles Rams)
He’s coming off a performance where he caught six passes for 90 yards and 1 TD. He was tied for second in targets, but it’s clear he’s the WR3 in this offense. I’m not sure I buy that Cooper Kupp is going to continue his dominance against number 1 corners, and Robert Woods has demonstrated what a weapon he can be, but he hasn’t made that connection with Matt Stafford yet. Weeks 1 and 4 were kind to the Jefferson/Stafford connection, I like our odds to see a continuation of that connection against a porous Seattle secondary.
Josh Gordon (Kansas City Chiefs)
Look… it’s not 2012 anymore. That’s not my argument. In fact, this isn’t even really a Week 5 recommendation, as much as it’s a season-long recommendation. I’ve made the argument in the past that Mecole Hardman should be traded if he’s on your roster because the WR2 in the Chiefs offense is still a distant target competition to Hill and Kelce. That said, on any given week, another WR has the ability to go off. Injuries happen, so why not stash Gordon now, and use him if you have to should you get an injury in your WR room. It won’t hurt.
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