Andy Dalton (QB, Dallas Cowboys)
ESPN ownership: 0.2%
Week 5 stats: 111 passing yards, 1 fumble
Dak Prescott is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle fracture.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is expected to miss the remainder of season with a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation. He is at hospital, awaiting surgery. Procedure tonight. Coach Mike McCarthy: "I just feel terrible for him. He was having a tremendous year."— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 12, 2020
Dalton definitely has his limitations, but he is now the starting quarterback of an offense that leads the NFL in passing yards. Although I would not expect him to match Dak Prescott’s production, Dalton will have plenty of weapons to work with in Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Ezekiel Elliott. He should be rostered in deep and 2-QB leagues and holds upside to become a broader fantasy option.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Miami Dolphins)
ESPN ownership: 20.7%
Week 5 stats: 350 passing yards, 3 touchdowns; 3 carries, 16 rushing yards
Fitzpatrick has topped 20 fantasy points in four consecutive games and is averaging 24.6 fantasy points per game over that span. He has an enticing matchup against the New York Jets next week. He had 288 passing yards and three touchdowns against them last season. His current ownership is far too low.
Chase Claypool (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers)
ESPN ownership: 8.9%
Week 5 stats: 7 receptions, 110 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns; 3 carries, 6 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
Claypool exploded for four total touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He only had six receptions this season entering Sunday’s game, but the Steelers will certainly continue to utilize the rookie after this performance.
Travis Fulgham (WR, Philadelphia Eagles)
ESPN ownership: 0.2%
Week 5 stats: 10 receptions, 152 receiving yards, 1 touchdown
With DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and Jalen Reagor all sidelined, Fulgham had a breakout game. Reagor is still on the IR. If Jackson or Jeffery continue to miss time, Fulgham will be a solid streaming option for the next couple of weeks.