Best Fantasy Football matchups for Week 5

Boost your lineup based on their matchups
Cincinnati Bengals v Tennessee Titans
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Obviously, if you drafted Patrick Mahomes, Justin Jefferson, or any of the other studs in fantasy football then it doesn’t matter who they are playing this week you just plug them in. So you won’t find any player that is a top ten ranked QB, RB, TE, or WR on my list.

For all your other players it only makes sense to look at their matchups and react accordingly. Let’s see if we can squeeze out a few more fantasy points for your team this week by looking at players who are not every week plays, but have a great chance to boost your lineup based on their matchups.


Joe Burrow - Bengals vs. Cardinals - QB15 - Projected Points 16.8

Burrow has had a bad year. It’s well known that he is still having an issue with the calf strain that has affected him all year. Last week he managed only 165 yards passing. The reports this week had him as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. His main problem is just not being able to move in the pocket. This week he is playing against a team that ranks 29th in blitzes and only 28th in pressures. If he can get a bit more comfortable, this will be a good matchup for the QB and we might just get to see the good Joe Burrow again.

Jordan Love - Packers vs. RAIDERS - QB11 - Projected Points 17.4

Love is a consistent fantasy producer. He has over 20 points every week this year. Going against The Raiders this week he should be able to continue that record. The Raiders have given up the fourth-most yards and the fifth-most fantasy points to QBs this year.

Running Backs

Breece Hall - Jets vs. Broncos - RB19 - Projected Points 10.9

Even on a restricted snap count for the first four games he still had more snaps than Cook and did a lot more with those snaps. Robert Saleh said there are no more limits on Hall at this point. This comes during a week when his opponent will be the Broncos. Denver has given up the most yards and fantasy points to running backs this year. This match up and more attempts should have Hall in the top 10 this week.

James Conner - CARDINALS vs. Bengals - In RB17 - Projected Points 10.9

In Week 2, Conner had 17 fantasy points; in Week 3, he had 18. Last week he ran into the 49ers who refuse to let anyone run on them. This week he is going against the Bengals, he gets a team that has given up the 7th-most yards to running backs.

Wide Receivers

D.J Moore - Bears vs. COMMANDERS - WR 19 - Projected Points 8.6

Last week against the Broncos, Moore had 131 receiving yards and a TD. Granted the Broncos are a very receiver-friendly team, but this week Moore gets the Commanders who give up more Fantasy points and more yardage to receivers. This is three weeks in a row that Moore has had double-digit games.

Garrett Wilson - Jets vs. Broncos - WR16 - Projected Points 9.0

With the other Wilson (Zach) looking much better, Garrett has a better chance of having a breakout game this week. He is going against the same Broncos team that gave DJ Moore 131 yards last week.

Tight ends

Dalton Kincaid - BILLS vs. Jaguars TE11 -Projected Points 5.4

Kincaid hasn’t had the kind of games we expected him to when he was drafted. This could be the week he has his coming-out party. Playing In London against the Jaguars he has a great matchup. Jacksonville has given up the third-most yards and the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends.

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Zach Ertz - CARDINALS vs. Bengals - TE 14 - Projected Points 7.3

Ertz has not had a lot of fantasy points, yet. Erts does have 24 percent of his team’s targets, the second-most targets to tight ends, and is tied for second for the most red zone targets for a tight end. It’s only a matter of time until he makes his fantasy owners happy they haven’t cut him. This could be that week. The Bengals have given up the 8th-most yards and the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends.