Some Notes:

• Chargers RB Austin Ekeler will miss four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

• Browns RB Nick Chubb will miss four to six weeks with a knee injury.

• Patriots RB Sony Michel went on IR with a quad injury.

• Falcons WR Julio Jones left his Week 4 game after aggravating his hamstring injury.

• Broncos TE Noah Fant will miss some time with an ankle injury.

• Texans TE Jordan Akins is in the concussion protocol.

• Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard ruptured his Achilles and will miss the rest of the year.

• Byes of the week: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

• Thursday night game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears

• Monday night game: Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints

Hot Pickups Of The Week: D’Ernest Johnson, Justin Jackson, Chase Edmonds, Damien Harris, Tim Patrick, Cameron Brate, Christian Kirk, Kirk Cousins (one-week streamer QB) … see last week’s list as well …

Last Week: Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, Carlos Hyde, Travis Homer, Nick Foles, Ross Dwelley, Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery, Zach Pascal, Jeff Wilson, Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, Rex Burkhead, Scotty Miller (again), Gabriel Davis, Brian Hill

Two Weeks Ago: Dion Lewis, Wayne Gallman, Devonta Freeman, Darrell Henderson, Mike Davis, Myles Gaskin, Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty, Keelan Cole, Michael Pittman Jr., Adam Humphries, Jordan Reed, Mo Alie-Cox, Justin Herbert, Jared Goff, Darwin Thompson, Drew Sample, Dalton Schultz, Tre’Quan Smith, KJ Hamler, Zach Pascal

You Can Drop: AJ Green (yikes), Greg Olsen, Evan Engram, Nyheim Hines

Try To Trade For: Josh Jacobs

Trade Away: Joe Mixon, Todd Gurley, Austin Hooper, Odell Beckham Jr., Jerrick McKinnon

Studs Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Dak Prescott and Tom Brady
Running Back: Joe Mixon and Dalvin Cook
Wide Receiver: Odell Beckham Jr., DJ Chark and Amari Cooper
Tight End: Robert Tonyan and George Kittle

Duds Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Matt Ryan and Jared Goff
Running Back: Kenyan Drake and Darrell Henderson
Wide Receiver: DJ Moore, Tyler Lockett and a special thank you to Calvin Ridley
Tight End: Zach Ertz and Jimmy Graham

Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems for Week 5 (lists getting smaller and smaller):

Quarterback Must Starts: Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray

Running Back Must Starts: Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Chris Carson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Alvin Kamara, James Conner, Todd Gurley, James Robinson, Kareem Hunt, Jonathan Taylor

Wide Receiver Must Starts: Julio Jones (if healthy), Tyreek Hill, Chris Godwin (if healthy), Allen Robinson, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, Calvin Ridley, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Terry McLaurin, Adam Thielen, Keenan Allen, DK Metcalf, DJ Chark, Tyler Lockett, Amari Cooper, Stefon Diggs, Tyler Boyd

Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Darren Waller, George Kittle

Must Start Defenses: Ravens, Steelers, 49ers, Colts, Bills

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Kirk Cousins
Running Back: David Johnson
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Golden Tate
Defense: Arizona or Tampa Bay

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Ryan Tannehill
Running Back: Miles Sanders and David Montgomery
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Corey Davis
Defense: Ravens

Locks of the Week:
2020 Record: 10-2
1. Pittsburgh over Philadelphia
2. Seattle over Minnesota
3. New Orleans over Los Angeles Chargers

Picks With Points
2020 Record: 34-28

NFL Lines For Week Five
Picks are in bold.

FavoriteLineUnderdogTotal
Tampa Bay-5.5At Chicago44.5
At Atlanta-3.5Carolina55
At Kansas City-12Las Vegas43
At New England-8.5Denver48.5
LA Rams-9At Washington46
At Houston-6.5Jacksonville54
Buffalo-8At Tennessee49
Arizona-6.5At NY Jets47.5
At Pittsburgh-7.5Philadelphia46.5
At Baltimore-13.5Cincinnati52
At San Francisco-3.5Miami46.5
At Dallas-9.5NY Giants54
Indianapolis-2.5At Cleveland47.5
At Seattle-7Minnesota57.5
At New Orleans-7.5LA Chargers52

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