Week five in fantasy football is closing in fast, so it’s time to take a look at the player salaries in this week’s batch of fantasy football games at Daily Joust. We list a few guys at each position that should provide a decent amount of bang for your buck, and you make the final call.
Let’s get to the solid value buys for this week:
Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles ($187k)
Vick can be had for over $100k less than Aaron Rodgers this week, and with a possible shootout with the Bills looming, he has an outside chance of putting up better overall numbers. He get back into a groove with 400+ passing yards last week, so look for him to get on a roll with a nice matchup in a must-win game for Philly.
Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals ($123k)
Kolb has been very average the past two weeks, but should turn the corner in his matchup with the Vikes this week. Minnesota will focus on stopping AZ’s rush offense, while Kolb can work against an Antoine Winfield-less secondary.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings ($176k)
Peterson had a bit of a down week in week four, but he’s back at home and gets the Cardinals suspect defense in week five. He usually plays better at home and we know the beast he can be on any given Sunday. He’s almost $50k cheaper than the top option this week, so he’s a solid play at his price.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans ($174k)
Foster made his presence known with a huge effort last week, and I don’t expect his rise to stop there. He draws a weak Raiders run defense and the Texans are going to give him the ball a ton with Andre Johnson out.
Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans ($86k)
CJ2k is back, as he topped 100 yards rushing last week, and seems to finally be getting his legs. The Steelers are scary on paper, but they’re without James Harrison and they haven’t been great against the run lately. Johnson could have his biggest game of the year in week five.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints ($68k)
Ingram is cheap for good reason, as he hasn’t posted monster yardage in any week, and he’s been sharing the rock quite a bit with Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles. However, he’s facing a weak Panthers run defense, and is still the team’s top goal-line option. This could be the week he finally breaks out.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals ($143k)
Fitzgerald has been hot and cold so far this year, but this week looks to be a good one with the Cardinals likely finding running lanes hard to come by against Minnesota’s tough run defense. The Vikings not having top corner Antoine Winfield only helps Fitzgerald’s cause.
Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons ($108k)
White has come on strong the past two weeks after a slow start. He gets Charles Woodson this week, but he’s at home and the Packers are giving up a ton of yardage through the air. I like his chances.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles ($86k)
D-Jax erupted for 171 receiving yards last week, so you’re getting a major bargain here. He’s a bit inconsistent, but in a potential shootout with the Bills this week, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value buy at receiver.
Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers ($84k)
Davis has been very solid the past two weeks, posting 100 yards or a touchdown in either game. Tampa Bay should lock-up the 49er receivers, giving him a chance to put up solid numbers for the third week in a row.
Jared Cook, TE, Tennessee Titans ($67k)
With Kenny Britt gone for the season, Cook finally broke-out last week. Look for him to get more involved, especially with the Titans likely having to continue to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles ($96k)
Henery has been very solid for a rookie kicker, and could be in the midst of an offensive explosion against the Buffalo Bills this week.
Stephen Gostowski, K, New England Patriots ($94k)
Gostowski is in a high-powered offense, and with the Jets on the docket, there might be some more field goal tries this week.
San Diego Chargers Team Defense ($45k)
The Chargers have been a pretty solid defensive unit for most of the year, and they draw a Denver Broncos offense that has been inconsistent all season. For 45k, you really can’t go wrong here.
Take these numbers in stride as you prepare your final rosters on Daily Joust’s fantasy football games this week. Good luck!