Recommended Lineup Week 5 All lineups are based off of a $1,000,000 salary cap featured at Daily Joust, you best option in daily fantasy sports gaming. Lineups consist of a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense. Teams are created for contests including all Sunday and Monday games. QB: Eli Manning vs. CLE--$198,000--The Browns have given up nine touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks through the first four games of the season and has yet to allow less than 15 fantasy points over the same time frame. The Giants love to pass the ball and in this game they will have plenty of chances and I expect a huge game from Manning and the Giants receivers this week.   RB: Marshawn Lynch @ CAR--$145,000--Lynch is ranked in my top five this week as the Seahawks go up against a Panthers defense that has given up 37, 25 and 27 fantasy points to opposing running backs the last three weeks including three touchdowns. With that said Lynch will likely get plenty of carries and has a great chance of finding the end zone this week. RB: Cedric Benson (GB) @ IND--$101,000--The Colts are improving, but their defense is ranked as one of the worst in the NFL. They have given up four touchdowns to opposing touchdowns in their first three games and if this game gets out of hand, expect the Packers to use Benson to eat up the clock making him a great play this week. WR: Demaryius Thomas (DEN) @ NE--$121,000--The Patriots have given up plenty of fantasy points to opposing wide receivers over the last two weeks totally 69 points. This week the Broncos head into Foxboro to take on the Patriots which is expected to be a shootout, so expect plenty of targets for Thomas this week. WR: T.Y. Hilton (IND) vs. GB--$76,000--This is a bit of a reach here, but prior to the Colts Week 4 bye-week, Hilton finished with four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown in Week 3. This week the Colts are matched up with the Packers who cause the Colts to have to pass early and often to try and keep up with their explosive offense. WR: Domenik Hixon (NYG) vs. CLE--$70,000--With Hakeem Nicks out for the third straight week, the Giants will rely on Hixon to fill-in as the team’s No. 2 wide receiver. He had success last week against a good Eagles defense and will have an even better matchup this week as he goes against a porous Browns secondary.   TE: Jermichael Finley (GB) @ IND--$80,000--The Colts have given up just five receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown to opposing tight ends through their first three games, but they have yet to face a tight end like Finley. With Greg Jennings out this week expect Aaron Rodgers to look for Finley more often in this game than in the past. K: Phil Dawson (CLE) @ NYG--$98,000--Dawson is perfect on the season in field goal attempts going 8-for-8 through four weeks. He has scored double-digit fantasy points in three of the team’s first four games and will have a good chance to do the same this week against a defense that toughens up in the red zone, which should mean good production for Dawson. DEF: Minnesota Vikings vs. TEN--$105,000--The Vikings have surprised many this year after starting the season 3-1, and it is their defense that has been carrying them each week. They have scored 16 and 22 fantasy points in the last two weeks and this week they face off against a turnover-prone offense which should net in solid production.   Total Salary: $994,000 Value Picks for Week 5 Quarterbacks Alex Smith (SF)--$181,000--The Bills defense has allowed 10 total touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks so far this season and this week Smith should be able to add to that total. Christian Ponder (MIN)--$180,000--Ponder has yet to throw an interception this season and faced off against a Titans defense that has given up 10 touchdowns through the air this season. Running Backs Brandon Bolden (NE)--$87,000--Bolden had a breakout game last week against the Bills when he rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown and should get plenty of carries this week as long as he is healthy to play. Kendall Hunter (SF)--$66,000--I expect the 49ers to have a big lead in this game, which means a lot of carries for both Hunter and his teammate Frank Gore. Wide Receivers James Jones (GB)--$101,000--With Greg Jennings out for this week against the Colts, Jones will likely get involved in the Packers offense more than usual. Kendall Wright (TEN)--$73,000--Wright has scored two touchdowns in his rookie season through the first two weeks and has a good chance of getting a lot of targets with Kenny Britt likely out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Tight Ends Fred Davis (WAS)--$75,000--Cam Newton and the Panthers exposed the problems the Falcons have against tight ends last week giving up six receptions and a touchdown and I expect the Redskins to follow the same game plan. Jacob Tamme (DEN)--$53,000--The Patriots allowed two touchdowns to Scott Chandler last week are giving up the second-most production to opposing tight ends this season. Kickers Steven Hauschka (SEA)--$96,000 Dan Carpenter (MIA)--$90,000 Defense Seattle Seahawks--$92,000 Atlanta Falcons--$87,000 Matthew Beck is a Fantasy Sports Columnist for If you have any questions or comments feel free to e-mail him at  Also follow him on Twitter @MatthewRBeck for up-to-date Q&A and fantasy information. 


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@waldemarjr15 thanks a lot man! Now off to Hawaii!

@Bighomie586 i would go with wayne now that it looks like aj green is going to play

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