After completing just 52 percent of his passes in his rookie season, the expectation was that Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts' value in the Fantasy football rankings would stem from his running ability. Through four games, Hurts has made dramatic strides as a passer while continuing to make an impact with his legs. He's thrown for 1,167 yards and seven scores while rushing for 226 yards and another touchdown.
This week, the Eagles take on a Panthers defense that ranks third in points and yards allowed, so can you continue to trust Hurts in your Week 5 NFL Fantasy football lineups? A reliable set of Week 5 Fantasy football rankings can help make sure you're making the right call on all your difficult start-sit decisions and crafting a winning Week 5 Fantasy football strategy. Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the Week 5 Fantasy football rankings from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine's model beat human experts in Fantasy football for the past several seasons especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home emptyhanded.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore, saying he'd finish as a top-10 player at his position. The result: Moore hauled in eight receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
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One player the model is extremely high on this week: Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has thrown more completions to Brown than any other player on the roster through the first four weeks of the season. He is averaging 17.2 yards per reception and has found the end zone three times. Brown is currently listed 10th among all wide receivers in Fantasy points per game.
He had four receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown against an elite Denver defense in his last outing. The Colts allowed 77 receiving yards and a touchdown to Miami's Devante Parker in Week 4. SportsLine's model is projecting Brown to catch five passes for 73 yards against Indianapolis on Monday Night Football, making him a top 10 option at the wide receiver position.
And a massive shocker: Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, who's thrown for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns in his last two outings, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 15 at his position. Herbert is coming off a strong performance against the Raiders on Monday night, completing 25-of-38 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns.
Herbert has already racked up 1,178 passing yards this season, but now he'll face-off against one of the NFL's stingiest defenses. The Browns are giving up just 250.3 yards per game on average to opposing offenses, which ranks second in the league. Cleveland is also tied for first with 14 sacks, with Myles Garrett leading the charge with six. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Herbert is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 5.
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The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 5 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has out-performed experts big-time.