Yahoo Sports DFS and Season Long Streaming Options WK 5 2018

By JJ Buck
JJ Buck Yahoo Sports provides weekly DFS and an overall Yahoo Cup for the NFL season. We’ll try and find players who will outperform their value and give you flexibility with your lineups. At the end we’ll take a look at week six for players to stream or even pick up ahead of this week’s waiver claims.


Matthew Stafford – Detroit – $31
Since the Monday night debacle Stafford has thrown seven touchdowns and one interception. He’s the ninth priced QB on YS with a tasty matchup. The Packers do have the seventh best pass defense (218.5 yards per-game), but at home with an over/under of 51, buy the Lions pass offense.

Derek Carr – Oakland – $28
The turnovers have been an issue for Carr who has thrown seven interceptions through four games. He is completing 71-percent of his passes heading into a potential shootout as the Chargers and Raiders are both giving up 30 points per-game. The road dogs (+5, O/U 53.5) will be throwing plenty Sunday afternoon.

Josh Rosen – Arizona – $22
The reach of the weekend is the UCLA alum who is making his second career start on the road against San Francisco. Rosen completed 15-of-27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown in last week’s loss to Seattle. It’s been noted that two potential touchdowns were dropped. We haven’t seen a commitment to David Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald. This weekend gives Arizona a chance to right those wrongs.

Running Back

T.J. Yeldon – Jacksonville – $22
Embrace the price and opportunity. Last week Giovani Beranrd was the $20 play of the week and he cashed in with a two touchdown day against Atlanta (23.60 pts.). Leonard Fournette is out. Kansas City’s defense has given up the fifth most rushing yards through four weeks (123.3). Yeldon has a safe floor with plenty of upside.

Matt Breida – San Francisco – $22
Breida played 38 snaps last week as he continues to put Alfred Morris in his rear view mirror. He has rushed nine or more times in every game this season and has had three receptions each game the last three weeks. Breida is just doing what we expected Jerick McKinnon to do before his injury.

Aaron Jones – Green Bay – $19
Jamaal Williams did not take advantage of having the backfield all to himself for two weeks and watched as Jones came off the bench to rush for 65 yards and a touchdown against Buffalo. Keep an eye on the inactive list for this game. Randall Cobb is questionable and Geronimo Allison is in concussion protocol. Ty Montgomery ($14) could become an interesting option to help out the passing game.

Wide Receivers

Kenny Golladay – $22 and Marvin Jones Jr. – $21
So far Stafford has been able to keep the trio, add in Golden Tate, happy this season. Jones has been targeted five times inside the 10 yard line and Golladay has turned 32 targets into a 23-330-2 line.

Mike Williams – L.A. Chargers – $21
The second year receiver is breaking out in the Chargers offense as Philip Rivers has bought into the first round target. Williams only saw three targets last week, but his big play ability in a game that should favor both quarterbacks is worth jumping on the game log roller coaster; Week 1: 5-81, week 2: 2-27-1, week 3: 4-81-2 and week 4: 1-15.

Tyler Lockett – Seattle – $15
Even with Doug Baldwin back I was surprised to see the Seahawks leading receiver was priced this low. He’s only averaging 62 yards per-game, but has scored three times and caught five-of-six targets last week. Russell Wilson trusts him and I expect Seattle to be playing catchup with the Rams in town.

Tight End

Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota – $17
A Buffalo blitz and Thursday night shootout have put the Vikings passing game in the spotlight the last two weeks. With the talent on the outside and a QB guaranteed $84 million, it better produce. Minnesota is also averaging a league worst 63 yards rushing per-game and visits a Philadelphia team who has held opponents to the lowest rushing total per-game, 63.8 yards. Rudolph has caught 17-of-20 targets the last three weeks.

Vance McDonald – Pittsburgh – $15
This is how to get a cheap piece of the Steelers passing game. Over the last two weeks McDonald has produced a 9-174-1 line on 10 targets. The way sports are we’ll end up getting a defensive slugfest as Atlanta visits the Steelers (O/U 57.5). But are you really going to bet on the under?

Week 6 Streaming Targets

Tampa Bay at Atlanta
Jameis Winston will be making his first start of the season. His weapons are ready and the Falcons can’t stop anyone. With the Bucs’ on a bye you might be able to sneak in Winston if you need a quarterback. The main target here is TE Cameron Brate. O.J. Howard is expected to miss a few weeks with a knee injury and Brate should thrive with Winston back.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
The tight end tiers have a lot of gaps in them. In season long there is plenty of streaming going on and this week should help us figure out who stands out between Tyler Kroft and C.J. Uzomah. Kroft figures to be the pass catcher who steps up, but look for routes ran.

San Francisco at Green Bay
With everyone eyeing Buffalo the Packers defense might be back on the waiver wire for this week’s game against the Lions. Green Bay is tied for the fourth most sacks, 13, in the league heading into week five.

Indianapolis at New York Jets
The Colts get a few extra days to get healthy after playing the Thursday night week five game. T.Y. Hilton is out with a hamstring injury and those can linger. Who steps up and becomes Andre Luck’s go to target? Also, RB Robert Turbin is back from his four game suspension.