NFL weekly picks: Week Five

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After an exciting Week Four, here is how we stack up heading into Week Five:





And here are our picks for Week Five:

Game of the week: An unstoppable force meets an immovable object. That is what will happen when the Chiefs meet the Jags this Sunday. The Jags boast the best defense in the league. A strong pass rush matched up with a pair of shutdown corners makes this defense hard move the ball against. On the Chiefs side of the ball, Patrick Mahomes is lighting up the league, leading the league in touchdowns thrown. Along with Mahomes, they have a top tier tight end in Travis Kelce, and  the always dangerous Tyreek Hill. These weapons make them the most explosive team in the NFL. On the other side of the ball, the Jags offense struggles at time. Star running back Leonard Fournette has been ruled out with a lingering hamstring injury. TJ Yeldon has been filling his role pretty well, and the same will have to continue for the Jaguars to have a chance. The Chiefs defense is susceptible to ground and air attacks, and if the Jags defense plays to their potential they could have a big day. Regardless of the outcome, this should prove as a tough test for the blossoming phenom Patrick Mahomes, trying to keep the chiefs undefeated. We predict the Jags defense will stop the Chiefs potent offense, as it almost was by the Broncos last Monday.

Player of the week: Our player of the week is Todd Gurley. Gurley is one of the best running backs in the league on one of the strongest offenses in the league. He simply can do it all. He will run for over 100 yards on less than 20 carries and also catch anywhere from five to eight passes out of the back field, making him a very strong option in all fantasy football formats.

Bust of the week: Our bust of the week is David Johnson. We do not believe he will be able to find enough running room against an underrated 49er front seven. The Cardinals have been an awful offensive team who have not been able to utilize Johnson enough in the early going. Johnson averaged around seven targets out of the backfield in 2016, but his targets have declined to around three for this season. He also has not gone over 100 yards rushing yet because the offensive line is not creating any holes for the all-pro running back.

Sleeper of the week: Our sleeper of the week is Julian Edelman. Coming off of a four game suspension, he should be poised for a strong season because of his solid rapport with quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots offense really missed their slot receiver over the past four weeks, and we believe that with him back the field will really open up for Gronk and Josh Gordon along with Edelman. There will be matchups that can be exploited all over the field, and we believe Edelman will be a safety valve along with a red zone target for Brady.










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