by Aaron Kagan
Carson Wentz v. New York Jets
Carson Wentz faces a New York Jets team at his home stadium that has played well on defense, but has been riddled with injuries. Their franchise quarterback Sam Darnold will not be playing in week five, and this will diminish the potency of their offense. The injuries on the defensive side of the ball such as to linebacker CJ Mosley and Quinnen Williams creates a headache for the defensive coordinator, which will further add to the offensive attack of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles defense is also not very healthy, but due to the foreseeable lack of production from the Jets starting quarterback, Carson Wentz will be on the field for a large amount of the game time. This makes Carson Wentz a very attractive option for fantasy football point production, and should be started in all formats.
Philip Rivers v. Denver Broncos
As an experienced veteran in this league, Philip Rivers has shown to excel when playing as the home team. The fact that both Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin are probable to return this week, Rivers will have his arsenal to throw the ball to.
Though the Broncos will be fighting hard to snap their losing streak, the defense has simply looked horrendous. Now with the loss of edge rusher Bradley Chubb, the problems on that side of the ball are amplified. Philip Rivers will surely take advantage of this, and this increases his point production potential as your week five starter.
Aaron Rodgers @ Dallas Cowboys
This game is set up to be a defensive battle with the Green Bay Packers having the 5th ranked defense, and the Dallas Cowboys having the 2nd ranked in the same category. This makes both quarterbacks difficult to start this week for fantasy purposes, but Aaron Rodgers actually has the tougher task ahead of him.
The toe injury to his star receiver Davante Adams does nothing to help the situation. With him being ruled out for week five, the next man up must step up and there are multiple possibilities available. Going up against such a stout defense without his primary weapon in a match up on the road, Aaron Rodgers should be sat if at all possible.
Daniel Jones v. Minnesota Vikings
While there is a lot of hype surrounding Daniel Jones, he will have a very tough match up with the Minnesota Vikings defense this week. His rookie capabilities will truly be tested, even though he is at home for this game.
Golden Tate being activated off of his suspension will supposedly help Jones, but this game will still be one of the toughest matchups that he is had in his career so far. Even though you might want to start him, it is recommended that he sits on your bench this week.
Waiver Wire Target
Chase Daniel, Chicago Bears
With a shoulder injury to Mitchell Trubisky, his backup Chase Daniel must now take control of the position. It isn’t certain how much time Trubisky will miss, but the Chicago Bears are lucky to have a bye in week 6 and hope he can return after that. He may even need more recovery time, so the add of Chase Daniel may pay off for more than just this week. For a quarterback-needy team stressing about the bye this week or hurt by injury, he could be your solution.