Sam Darnold, Panthers quarterback is leading the NFL with five rushing touchdowns. This makes him one of the most overlooked Fantasy Football picks in 2021. Darnold is given another chance to score against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have given up more points than Darnold in their two previous games. Darnold could easily be near the top in Week 5 Fantasy Football rankings. But, how does Darnold stack up against signal-callers Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes?
Darnold is Darnold a good choice for your Week 5 Fantasy Football lineups? You should also consider other potential players to include in your Week 5 Fantasy soccer strategy. Before you make your rosters, check out the Week 5 Fantasy soccer rankings generated by the SportsLine advanced computer model.
SportsLine’s model is better than human experts when it comes ranking Fantasy football players. That could literally make the difference between winning your league and going home empty handed.
The Panthers wide receiver D.J. was the most high-rated player in the model last week. Moore claimed he would be a top-10 position player. Moore snagged eight receptions, totaling 113 yards. He also scored two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ game. Anyone who had him in their line-up was well on their path to a fantastic week.
The model, which simulates every NFL football game 10,000 times, now shows Fantasy football rankings Week 5 for the 2021 NFL season. You can see them at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football picks for Week 5
One player is very high on the model this week: Jaguars runningback James Robinson. Robinson seems to be finding his groove after a slow beginning to the season. Robinson has been able to find the end zone three of his last two games. He also averaged over 80 rushing yards per match during that period.
Robinson has been involved in Jacksonville’s passing attack as well, scoring at least six touchdowns twice this season. Robinson now looks to carry this momentum into Sunday’s matchup with the Titans. The Titans average giving up 27.8 per game this season. SportsLine’s model ranked Robinson as a top-10 back this week. This makes him a solid RB1.
The shocking news is that Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, who has thrown for over 500 yard and seven touchdowns in his previous two outings, struggles big-time. Herbert had a strong performance Monday night against the Raiders. He completed 25 of 38 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
Herbert has already passed for 1,178 yards this season. But Herbert will now face one of the NFL’s most stringent defenses. The Browns allow opposing offenses just 250.3 yards on average per game, ranking them second in league. Myles Garrett, who has six sacks, is second in Cleveland. Herbert is an option to put on the bench in Week 5 because of Sunday’s tough matchup.
How to establish your Week 5 Fantasy Football rankings
The model calls for a surprising and unexpected quarterback who isn’t even thought about by Fantasy football to rank in the top 10. This pick could make all the difference in winning big or taking home nothing.