Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 5 quarterback matchups:
- It’s been a rough start to the season for Kirk Cousins. The Vikings are 1-3 and the gunslinger has 6 TD passes against 6 interceptions already. However, a favorable matchup with the Seattle Seahawks secondary is exactly why I feel Cousins is going to get back on track this week. Wideouts Adam Thielan and Justin Jefferson will be tough assignments for a banged up Seattle secondary and Cousins has a legitimate shot to hit 300-plus passing yards and 2-plus touchdowns. It would take big balls to start Cousins but for those that do, he could help propel you to victory in Week 5.
- Has Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons taken a step back? Or, is the veteran suffering from an undisclosed injury? Only time will tell but after a hot start (723 yards, 6 TDs) over his first two games, Ryan has come back down to reality. He’s drawn some tough opponents but has finished with just 1 touchdown pass over his last two games. I would be shocked if Ryan didn’t struggle again in Week 5. The Carolina Panthers are allowing just 230 passing yards per game and are 4th best in the NFL at fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs. Plus, Julio Jones is a true game-time-decision, and that would be a big blow if he can’t play in Week 5.
- This hot take is against the grain but I deep dove into the numbers and I really like Daniel Jones of the New York Giants this week. Yes, I know he has thrown at least one interception in every game this season and hasn’t thrown a touchdown since Week 1 but a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys is just too good to pass on. The Cowboys are 4th worst tin the NFL at containing the quarterback position and even Jones is in a good spot to succeed. Risk takers should have some ownership of Jones in DraftKings and FanDuel GPP tournaments and standard fantasy leagues. If you decide to use Jones, expect 250-275 passing yards and 2 touchdown strikes, making him a top-12 candidate.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
4 points per touchdown pass
1 point per 25 passing yards
-2 points per turnover