Week 5 Streaming Options

Bye weeks are upon us and we’re all looking to fill in the holes on our roster for Week 5. Here are my favorite streaming options of the week. The order that these players are listed in is the order in which I would start them for this upcoming week.

Week 5 QB Streaming Options

Joshua Dobbs (ARI) v CIN

ESPN 31%, Yahoo 20%, Sleeper 29%

Josh Dobbs has quietly put up solid fantasy points over the last 3 weeks. He has had over 40 rushing yards in each of those 3 games. As well as looking composed against San Francisco and Dallas, arguably the two best defenses in the NFL. It’s difficult at this point to find quarterbacks with rushing upside on waivers. But Dobbs has provided that while being an overall efficient passer. Dobbs looks to be firmly in control of the Cardinals offense and should have another productive day at home against Cincinnati.

Matthew Stafford (LAR) v PHI

ESPN 33%, Yahoo 55%, Sleeper 53% 

The return of Cooper Kupp should mean an uptick in passing for the Rams, both between the 20s and in the redzone. This should mean good things for Stafford, who’s going up against a Philadelphia defense that has allowed over 20 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 3 of 4 games this season. I don’t expect this Rams offense to try and run the ball very often against a stout Eagles run defense, meaning Stafford could be a solid play this week based off of passing volume alone. I expect Stafford’s 1.8% touchdown percentage to rise as his weapons get healthier.

Jordan Love (GB) @ LV

ESPN 71%, Yahoo 81%, Sleeper 80%

Even in a disastrous game versus Detroit in Week 4, Love finished with 17.6 points and recorded his second rushing touchdown of the season. He should have a much easier time against Las Vegas. A team who is allowing over 20 points per game to the quarterback position. The addition of Christian Watson as a full-time player and Aaron Jones recovering from his hamstring injury should help this Packers offense immensely.

Week 5 RB Streaming Options 

Matt Breida (NYG) @ MIA

ESPN 23%, Yahoo 21%, Sleeper 26%

Saquon Barkley is listed as questionable leading up to Sunday’s game versus the Dolphins. If he’s unable to go, I think Breida has a solid floor in half-PPR and full-PPR formats. Breida saw 73% of snaps in Monday’s debacle against Seattle, but most importantly saw 5 targets and was the leading receiver for the Giants in the game. Even if Breida is inefficient on the ground still (2.1 YPC last week), he should see a lot of targets while the Giants presumably play catch up to a superior Miami team.

Tyler Allgeier (ATL) v HOU

ESPN 61%, Yahoo 67%, Sleeper 64%

Allgeier has seen his snap % decrease each week so far this season. But I expect this matchup against Houston to allow everyone in this Atlanta backfield to thrive on Sunday. Allgeier has averaged 10 opportunities per game over the last 3 weeks, and has been a featured part of Atlanta’s redzone offense. This offense hasn’t entered the redzone much over the last 2 weeks, but in weeks 1 and 2 Allgeier saw 8 carries inside of the opponent’s 20 yard line.

Latavius Murray (BUF) v JAX

ESPN 6%, Yahoo 16%, Sleeper 19%

Murray has been the primary #2 running back for a high-scoring Bills offense that is playing is firing on all cylinders at the moment. He saw 33% of snaps in Week 4 and was efficient with his 6 opportunities. He would’ve most likely scored a touchdown from inside the 5 yard line if it wasn’t for him being subbed out following a screen pass that he took 22 yards.

Week 5 WR Streaming Options

Michael Wilson (ARI) v CIN

ESPN 23%, Yahoo 43%, Sleeper 53%

Wilson saw a lot of preseason hype for Arizona, an offense that no one expected much out of coming into the season without Kyler Murray. So far this season, Arizona has exceeded expectations as an offense and Michael Wilson was a large part of that in Week 4 in San Francisco. The second round rookie scored twice and caught all 7 of his targets in his breakout game as he staked his claim to be a featured part of this offense moving forward. He brings a different dynamic to this offense than Marquise Brown or Rondale Moore with his large frame (6’2″ 213). Out of anyone on this list, Wilson has the highest season-long upside and can be started in a pinch on Sunday against Cincinnati.

Josh Reynolds (DET) v CAR

ESPN 1%, Yahoo 1%, Sleeper 5%

Reynolds has been fantasy-relevant in 3 out of 4 weeks so far this season, and hauled in 3 of his 6 targets last week for 69 yards. He’s a solid play this week against Carolina with Amon-Ra St. Brown listed as doubtful to play on Sunday. I expect Reynolds to be the primary possession receiver for Detroit while Jameson Williams gets acclimated into the offense.

Allen Lazard (NYJ) @ DEN

ESPN 27%, Yahoo 27%, Sleeper 43%

The Denver Broncos are on pace to be one of the worst defenses of all time, showing no resistance no matter who the opponent. Lazard had his best game of the season, catching all 3 of his targets for 61 yards and a touchdown as the Jets passing game showed signs of life on Sunday Night Football. If Zach Wilson can play half as well as he did in Week 4, receivers for the Jets should massively benefit in this matchup.

Rashee Rice (KC) @ MIN

ESPN 16%, Yahoo 34%, Sleeper 48%

Rice has seen at least 5 targets in 3 out of 4 games this season and leads all Chiefs wide receivers in targets in 2023. He’s shown some solid flashes as a rookie and has a great matchup this week against a Vikings team that allows over 40 points per game to the wide receiver position. It has been encouraging to see Rice’s snap counts rise to 51% and 46% over the last two weeks.

Week 5 TE Streaming Options

Tyler Conklin (NYJ) @ DEN

ESPN 16%, Yahoo 5%, Sleeper 9%

I will be targeting tight ends against this Denver defense all year long. Cole Kmet was the TE1 versus Denver a week ago after scoring less than 7 points every week prior. Conklin saw 6 targets a week ago and caught 4 passes for 58 yards. Tight end is the most-streamed position, and this is my favorite stream for the position this week.

Jake Ferguson (DAL) @ SF

ESPN 59%, Yahoo 74%, Sleeper 72%

Ferguson should be owned in every league at this point. Dak Prescott continues to favor the tight end position, and Ferguson has seen 7 targets in 3 out of 4 games this season. Those are fantastic numbers for tight ends, and I expect Dak to be looking to check the ball down often against a ferocious 49ers front 7.

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