Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears:
Week 5 Stats: 316 Passing YDS, 3 Passing TD, 1 INT, 47 Receiving YDS, 27.3 PTS
Availability: 67.2 %
Mitchell Trubisky’s fantasy output from Sunday’s overtime loss to the Dolphins proved to many doubters that his 6-touchdown outing just two weeks ago before their bye week was no fluke. A contest this weekend where his squad will be hosting the susceptible New England Patriots defense should provide another high-scoring affair and Trubisky should be in consideration as a top-streaming option.
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys:
Week 5 Stats: 183 Passing YDS, 2 Passing TD, 82 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 29.5 PTS
The former Mississippi State standout put together his best all-around performance since his inaugural NFL season in Sunday’s domination of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Dak Prescott elevated his personal ground attack and finished with 3 all-purpose touchdowns, and potentially found a number-one receiving option in Cole Beasley.
Marlon Mack, Indianapolis Colts:
Week 5 Stats: 89 Rushing YDS, 1 Reception, 4 Receiving YDS, 10.3 PTS
The Mack-daddy returned to the gridiron after missing the past three contests due to lingering hamstring injuries and put up a fair performance against a much improved Jets defense. Frank Reich definitely wants to improve their ground attack and Marlon Mack provides the best opportunity to establish that type of a shift. Look for Nyheim Hines to remain involved as a thrid-down back, but Mack should continue get his share of touches.
Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
Week 5 Stats: 82 Rushing YDS, 4 Receptions, 24 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 20.6 PTS
The potent Buccaneers offense turned a key cog in their loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon: unlocking the ground game. After first-round disappointment Ronald Jones continued to struggle, it was to the relief of many, that Peyton Barber finally broke out. A matchup this Sunday with a Browns defense that gave up three scores just a week ago to Melvin Gordon provides a nice follow-up opportunity for Barber and a chance for the Buccaneers to get their season back on track.
Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears:
Week 5 Stats: 5 Receptions, 110 Receiving YDS, 16.9 PTS
Availability: 67.4 %
Taylor Gabriel is quickly establishing himself as the number one receiving option in the Windy City, after continuing his ascension over the past two contests, where he has reeled in 12 receptions for 214 yards and two scores. A matchup this weekend against the disappointing Patriots secondary should foresee a shootout between the two clubs and allow Gabriel to be a quality streamer on a major bye week for several key wideouts.
Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys:
Week 5 Stats: 9 Receptions, 101 Receiving YDS, 2 TD, 31.1 PTS
Availability: 91.6 %
Cole Beasley may have finally unlocked the door to be the main man at Jerry World after his outstanding performance against a stout Jaguars secondary. Further cementing his role as the number-one receiving option will be highly dependent on his follow-up performance this Sunday for the Cowboys as they travel to the nation’s capital for a major divisional clash against the Washington Redskins.