Fox Sports: NFL Week 5 Best Buys

Fox Sports LogoNFL Week 5AN up-and-coming rookie is set to break out for the Raiders, while Big Ben is primed for a big day against a gassed Jets defence. Here are week five’s Best Buys!

Here are week five’s Best Buys!

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Ben Roethlisberger, PIT ($17,650)

The slinging Steeler has more touchdowns in two home games this season than all but four quarterbacks have in total. This week Big Ben plays unruly host to a Jets defence that is as bad defending the pass as it is phenomenal clogging the run. Look for Roethlisberger to dial it up downfield as he shows off the game’s finest deep ball.

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Philip Rivers, SD ($15,600)

All the Chargers and Raiders do is get into weekly air raids, and while Rivers has been less consistent than usual to open the season, his chemistry with a young receiving corps continues to build towards a breakout against Oakland’s underperforming back end.


C.J. Anderson, DEN ($13,850)

Already ranking 25th against the run this season, the Falcons defence is missing three linebackers for their trip to Mile High. Anderson’s yardage may have dipped against the stout Cincinnati and Tampa Bay fronts, but a big return is coming over the Rockies in Week 5.

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DeAndre Washington, OAK ($6,000)

With Latavius Murray’s turf toe keeping him on the pine, the pin-ball running rookie will be an explosive play against a San Diego defence that loses a starter every week. Having already flashed his ability in the passing game, 15 touches is all this underpriced back needs to make it a PPR pay day.


Antonio Brown, PIT ($19,750)

Don’t overcomplicate this one. Through two home games the twerking one has 246 yards and two touchdowns to celebrate. Against a struggling Jets secondary, let Mr. Brown go to town for your Monday morning lineup.

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Amari Cooper, OAK ($13,400)

The price and shine has dropped off Amari Cooper as Michael Crabtree took the lead in targets over the past two games. Every headline and hot take has Amari out, Crab in. But when QBs talk about favoured wideouts not getting touchdown looks (as Derek Carr did Friday), things have a way of correcting themselves. With San Diego’s star corner Jason Verrett on IR, you won’t be sorry for starting Amari.

Brice Butler, DAL ($6000)

The speedy Dez Bryant fill-in should’ve added a second score to his line against the 49ers, but regardless has clearly attracted the attention of Dak Prescott in the red zone. While the Bengals nasty defensive front casts a shadow over Ezekiel Elliott’s upside, their rotating cornerbacks have been more generous than expected in 2016.


Martellus Bennett, NE ($9,800)

For a middling price you get a hyper-athletic 275-pound receiver with a returning (and ticked off) Hall of Fame quarterback chucking spirals his way. Against the Browns. Enter the ‘Unicorn’.

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Zach Ertz, PHI ($9,950)

The Eagles did their right by their burgeoning star tight end letting his ailing ribs heal fully through the bye. Now Ertz returns against a Lions unit that has flooded points to tight ends, and will be without damaging pass rusher Ziggy Ansah and linebacker DeAndre Levy for yet another week.


Steelers ($5,000)

Not so much about how great a defensive side Pittsburgh are, but how this game unfolds. An aggressive offensive showing should force the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick to keep up, and force mistakes. From there, all the Steelers D needs to do is open their arms and reap the rewards.

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