Fantasy Football Tips: Gabe’s Faves and Fades Week 5

Week 4….. WOOF! Going 4-5-2 on my picks has me contemplating my life choices. Nah it’s not that serious but I have observed a few takeaways as we enter Week 5. The Falcons, Cowboys and Seahawks are teams you should be building your DFS rosters around as they play very little defense. Let’s GO!!!!


Teddy Bridgewater – With the exception of Trubisky, quarterbacks have feasted against the Atlanta Falcons. Rodgers, Wilson, and Prescott have all eclipsed the 32 point fantasy mark with each surpassing 320 pass yards and Touchdown. The Falcons are ranked 24th or higher in terms of pass TD’s, yards and attempts allowed. – FAVE

Kirk Cousins – Please pray for me to even consider using Cousins in primetime. However, the Seahawks are passed funnel defense which is a gold mine for pass catchers. Fitzpatrick, Prescott, Newton, and Ryan each scored 26+ fantasy points, passing for over 300+ yards and combining for 6 TDs. Understand that the Vikings are a run-first team but could face a deficit forcing Cousins to throw more. – FAVE

Baker Mayfield – The Indianapolis Colts have held 3 of 4 opposing Quarterbacks below their season averages through four weeks. The Colts are ranked 7th in allowing 33.4 pass attempts which aren’t necessarily bad for the run first Browns. Speaking of the which have scored 49 real points against the Cowboys last week which Baker had very little to do with. Landry tossed a TD while Beckham rushed for one. – FADE

Running Back

James Robinson – Robinson has been excellent taking over the position left behind by Fournette. His increased snap count and involvement in the passing game makes him my absolute favorite back this week. Houston has allowed 3 of 4 backs to surpass the 100 yards this season and touchdown. Set it and forget. – FAVE/CHALK

Mike Davis – ATLANTA FALCONS!!! Doing his best CMC impression, Davis has been great over his last three games. He will be the chalk of the slate for good reason. He has 7 RedZone targets in his past 3 games while Atlanta allows 12% more rush attempts at home. On the season, Davis has at least 10 rushes a game while recording 48.7 reception yards in that same span. Think of Davis as CMC lite. – FAVE/CHALK

Myles Gaskin – Furthermore, this is cheating because no one actually plays Dolphins running backs. It doesn’t take away from the fact that he has scored double-digit fantasy in all but one game this season. He is also a check down for Fitzmagic when Parker isn’t open. However, going up against the front seven of the 49ers isn’t a recommended play. You only play him if you need to punt the position and still, there are better options. – FADE

Wide Receiver

Minnesota Vikings WR’s – Going back to the “Attack the Seahawks” theme should be a wise decision. Both Thielen and Jefferson are in great spots to surpass the 20 point fantasy mark. Jefferson has a better matchup going against Tre Flowers who gave up 28 and 36 fantasy points to both Gallup and Ridley. You can’t go wrong with either so lock them in. – FAVE

Darius Slayton – Hello Dallas! The Cowboys are awful this season against the pass ranking 31st in TD’s allowed (1.7). They also allow 9% more fantasy points when favored opposite of the Giants who pass 14% more as underdogs. The only concern is Daniel Jones finding his man downfield. – FAVE

Hunter Renfrow – This $(@&@), the guy had a chance last week to hog all the targets and plays for himself. HE HAD ONE JOB as the rest of the receivers sat. You are better of going after Waller who is in a good spot vs the Chiefs. – FADE

Tight End

Eric Ebron – He is my favorite Tight End this week against a porous Philly team in disarray. Kittle ate them up for 43 fantasy points with a back up QB. Higbee had a career game scoring 28 while Logan Thomas beat his season average scoring 13. The Eagles are allowing a whopping 166% more fantasy points to Tight Ends when away. It also appears he and Big Ben have finally developed some sort chemistry which bodes well for Ebron going forward. – FAVE


Arizona Cardinals – They are playing the Jets. THE END! – FAVE

See my previous Fantasy Football Tips below, and be sure to check back here next week for more FAVES and FADES!

Fantasy Football Picks: Gabe Lloyd’s Faves & Fades – Week 4

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