We are officially at the one quarter mark of the season and it’s serious now. Go on a roll and put some distance between you and your opponents. Or perhaps you need to make ground, after a slow start? The second month of the season is a crucial one and yes, there are byes every week to complicate matters.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 5 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Start.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals
Perhaps the being on the road for three out of the last four games is getting to Dalton but his offensive line failed him this past Monday night. Yet through it all, Dalton has performed well despite not having A.J. Green, nor a running game to lean on because Zac Taylor has abandoned it. He’s averaging just under 290 yards passing per week and has thrown five touchdowns, but hasn’t thrown for multiple scores since Week 2.
To be fair, Dalton has faced some stiff defense for the month of September. The Cardinals and playing in Cincinnati will set up an opportunity for Dalton to catch his breath, as their secondary and lack of pass rush has given up 10 passing touchdowns already with no interceptions. Dalton is averaging 41.0 pass attempts per game, which is a high number and so with that volume, he is a streaming option for those Matthew Stafford owners who are trying to decide to go with one of the backups around the league who are now starting, or just need to rent a QB for a week.