NFL Week 5 is upon us. I list the Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks, based on DraftKings' salary for Sunday in Week 5. Check out my thoughts after looking at the list.
NFL Week 5 Top Fantasy QBs
1. Aaron Rodgers, $8,100, Green Bay at Dallas
2. Russell Wilson, $7,100 Seattle at L.A. Rams
3. Dak Prescott, $6,800, Dallas vs Green Bay
4. Carson Wentz, $6,600, Philadelphia vs Arizona
5. Cam Newton, $6,500, Carolina at Detroit
Dak Prescott, $6,800, Dallas vs Green Bay
Green Bay's defense is ranked 9th versus opposing quarterbacks. The Packers only allow 188.5 passing yards per game. That ranks 5th in the NFL. Not bad for a team that has the reputation for getting into shootouts. Dak just hasn't played well. He's completing less than 61% of his passes. He's already thrown 3 interceptions this season. I just don't feel spending $6,800 in salary cap dollars on Dak Prescott makes sense.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Aaron Rodgers, $8,100, Green Bay at Dallas
Rodgers is the highest salary-cost quarterback in NFL Week 5. I believe he might be worth the salary. Rodgers has already thrown 10 TD passes this season. He's on pace for 40 TD passes, which is what he threw last season. The matchup couldn't be any better. Dallas allowed the Rams' Jared Goff to torch them for 255 yards and 2 TDs. Rodgers should throw for at least 300 yards and 3 TDs on Sunday.
NFL Week 5 QB Options
Matthew Stafford, $6,300, Detroit vs Carolina
Carolina's defense is good. Both Tom Brady and Drew Brees torched Carolina's D, though. Brees threw 3 TD passes. Brady threw 2 TD passes. He also threw for 307 yards. Stafford might not be on Brees' and Brady's level yet. But, he's definitely on the cusp.
Carson Palmer, $5,900, Arizona at Philadelphia
Palmer has thrown for as many TDs this season as he has touchdowns, 5. He should have a terrific game versus Philadelphia's secondary, though. The Eagles allow 285 passing yards per game. That's just an incredible stat. It ranks 30th in the NFL. Arizona's offense is designed around excellent quarterback play. Palmer might provide it in spades in Week 5.
Philip Rivers, $5,800, L.A. Chargers at New York Giants
The Giants rank 25th versus opposing quarterbacks. That's not a great stat. Rivers was fantastic versus the Philadelphia Eagles in NFL Week 4. He threw for 347 yards. He threw 2 TD passes. This should be a high-scoring game with both gun slinging quarterbacks throwing all over the field. Eli's going to cost you $300 more in salary than Rivers.
Jay Cutler, $5,200, Miami vs Tennessee
Sure, he was absolutely horrendous against the New Orleans Saints defense in NFL Week 4. Don't worry about it. The Saints shut down Cam Newton in NFL Week 3. Cutler has a chance to bounce back big time versus a defense that allowed a rookie QB to throw 4 TDs against it, and rush for another in Week 4.
Cutler's got weapons. He might bombard Tennessee the way almost every other quarterback that's played the Titans has done this season.