NFL Week 5 Cheat Sheet: Betting, Fantasy Football, More
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- The Action Network's NFL Week 5 Cheat Sheet has everything you need to have a successful weekend.
- We preview every game -- including what our experts are betting -- plus we break down relevant trends and news.
- We also have fantasy rankings for standard, PPR and half-point PPR leagues, plus the best DFS stacks, fringe plays and more.
The NFL season finally slowed down a bit last week, but there’s still plenty of fun (and sweat) to be had when the unpredictability of the early weeks starts to regress.
If you’re looking for some action this weekend and need a little guidance, we have you covered.
Whether you’re looking to bet a couple matchups (or go all in on Sunday’s 13-game slate), regain a competitive edge in your fantasy league or keep crushing your office’s survivor pool, the NFL Week 5 Cheat Sheet is your one-stop shop for all of that and more.
Our experts offer their favorite bets plus break down the betting market, injuries, weather, trends and more for every game on Sunday.
- Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
- Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
- Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs
- Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
- New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
- Denver Broncos at New York Jets
- Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills
- Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
- Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
- Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
- Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans
What Our Experts Are Betting
- Schwartz’s Trench Report: Is It Finally Time to Fade the Chiefs? More Week 5 NFL Bets
- Straight Up Picks: Our Experts Like Weekend’s Biggest Favorites, Split on Packers-Lions
- Week 5 NFL Survivor Pool: Titans, Panthers, Bengals or Chargers?
Betting Trends, Tips, News + More
- Public Bettors Still Not Ready to Buy the Cleveland Browns
- Generation O: Vegas Projecting Historic Scoring in Week 5
- NFL Week 5 Weather: Winds Will Make It Tough on Josh Rosen, C.J. Beathard in SF
- Week 5 NFL Betting Market: Big Line Movement in Raiders-Chargers Matchup
- 6-Figure Wager Moving Titans-Bills Line
- Pennsylvania Pressure: Steelers, Eagles Failing to Meet Early Vegas Expectations
- NFL Betting Tip: Should Bettors Have Confidence in the Ravens?
- NFL Power Ratings: Cowboys, Raiders Most Overrated Week 5 Teams
- How the Redskins Can Exploit the Saints Defensive Woes, and Where to Find Betting Value
- NFL Betting Trends Update: Contrarian Bettors Crushing Through Week 4
- Simulations Reveal Best Bets to Make, Miss NFL Playoffs
- Updated Super Bowl 53 Odds: Saints Marching Toward Top of the List
- Updated NFL MVP Odds: Jared Goff Challenging Patrick Mahomes
- Early Week 6 NFL Odds: Patriots Are Home Favorites vs. Chiefs
Player Props To Watch
- Best Week 5 NFL Prop Bets: Sterling Shepard’s Smash Spot
- Best Cowboys-Texans SNF Prop Bets: Target Ezekiel Elliott
Listen To These Podcasts
These are the podcast episodes you want to add to your queue before kickoff.
- The Action Network NFL Podcast: Ultimate Week 5 Breakdown
- The Favorites: NFL Week 5 Lines with Chad and Scooch
- The Daily Fantasy Flex, NFL: Week 5 with Guest Davis Mattek
- The Favorites: NFL Week 5 SuperContest Picks
Our experts will be updating these positional rankings right up to kickoff.
- PPR: Flex | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K
- Standard: Flex | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K
- Half-Point PPR: Flex | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K
Who To Start, Sit + Stream in Week 5
- Koerner’s Tiers: Does Jared Goff Rank Among Elite QBs?
- Start or Sit Mailbag: Quarterback Conundrums
- QB Report: Stream Blake Bortles, Plus Week 5’s No. 1 and Matchup Downgrades
- RB Report: James Conner Set to Feast, Plus Week 5’s No. 1 and Matchup Downgrades
- WR Report: Stars Align For Steelers, Week 5 Favorable Matchups, More
- TE Report: Zach Ertz’s Absurd Volume, No. 1 TE, and Matchup Downgrades
Building Your DFS Lineups
There’s also the new DFS Sweat Station: A tool that allows you to see how your lineups are performing in real time.
- Raybon: Tips, Strategies for the NFL Week 5 DFS Main Slate
- QB Breakdown: Matt Ryan Has Found His 2016 MVP Form
- Koerner: NFL Week 5 QB Model Preview
- RB Breakdown: You Must Play James Conner in Cash Games
- WR Breakdown: Will Julio Jones Finally Score a Touchdown?
- Best Defense and Special Teams for Week 5
- Stacks Breakdown: Roethlisberger, Brown, and Smith-Schuster Set to Dominate Week 5
- Fringe Plays: Golden Tate Offers a Golden Opportunity in Week 5
- How Do Vegas Trends Affect Fantasy Football Performance?
- DraftKings Tiers Fantasy Breakdown: Best Players in Every Tier
More Fantasy Analysis
Insight that could be useful in leagues or tournaments. Be sure to keep an eye on our NFL Injury Report, which will be updated up until kickoff.
- Raybon: Should You Bench Patrick Mahomes in Fantasy vs. Jags D?
- Fantasy Football Workload Data for All 32 NFL Teams Entering Week 5
- WR/CB Matchups: Xavier Rhodes Squares Off with Alshon Jeffery, More Shadow Dates
- Matchup Manifesto: Can the Vikings Handle the Eagles’ Ferocious Defensive Line?
- Waiver Wire Targets for Week 5: Buy Geronimo Allison, More
- Trade Targets: Funchess, Graham Headline Undervalued Receivers
- Fantasy Football Dynasty Trades, Adds and Drops to Make