Fanduel NFL Week 5 NFL Picks 10/8/2017 Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles DFS Top Picks for Fanduel NFL and DraftKings
Arizona had their work cut out for them in a field goal fest with the 49ers in week 4. The Cardinals, staring a loss in the face after San Francisco kicked a field goal on their opening possession of overtime, went 75 yards in seven plays in 1:52 to score the winning touchdown with just 32 seconds to play. Arizona outgained San Francisco 368-305, rolled up 25 first downs to the 49ers’ 20 and had a 36:15 to 33:13 edge in time of possession. Both of Arizona’s wins this season have come in overtime. The Cardinals are 2nd in the league in passing offense with 292.3 yards per game while they are dead last in rushing offense with 57 yards per contest. Arizona is 22nd in the league in scoring offense with 18.5 points per game and 20th in scoring defense while allowing 20.8 points per contest. Carson Palmer is 108 of 183 passing for 1,282 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions while getting sacked 17 times. Chris Johnson, who was re-signed after David Johnson was placed on injured reserve with a broken wrist that doomed fantasy seasons across the globe, leads the Cardinals with 36 carries for 93 yards. Larry Fitzgerald leads the team with 26 receptions for 276 yards and two scores. Andre Ellington (19 receptions, 192 yards), Jaron Brown (14 grabs, 205 yards, TD) and J.J. Nelson (13 catches, 197 yards, two TD) are other targets for Palmer. Phil Dawson is five of five on extra points and nine of 12 on field goal attempts with a long of 50 yards. Philadelphia managed to survive against the Chargers as their run game took care of the heavy lifting. The Eagles look to keep rolling as they try to stay atop the NFC East. Philadelphia took a 13-0 lead in the second quarter and managed to hang on despite having their lead trimmed to two on a pair of occasions in the fourth quarter. The Eagles held a 454-400 advantage in total yards, a 26-18 edge in first downs and dominated time of possession by a 39:18 to 20:42 margin in the contest. Philadelphia also forced the game’s only turnover. The Eagles are 11th in the league with 249.5 yards per contest through the air and tied for 3rd in rushing offense with 143 yards per game. Philadelphia comes in 7th in the NFL in scoring offense with 25.8 points per contest and is tied for 21st in scoring defense as they give up an average of 23 points per game. Carson Wentz is 89 of 147 throwing the ball for 1,058 yards with six touchdowns against two interceptions while rushing for 97 yards. LeGarrette Blount leads the Eagles with 42 carries for 249 yards plus a score while Wendell Smallwood (29 carries, 113 yards, TD) is a solid change of pace back. Zach Ertz leads the team with 26 receptions for 326 yards plus a score. Alshon Jeffery (17 grabs, 234 yards, 2 TD), Torrey Smith (10 receptions, 134 yards) and Nelson Agholor (12 grabs, 173 yards, two TD) are solid outside targets when Wentz decides to stretch the field. Caleb Sturgis was 1 of 2 on extra points and 3 of 3 on field goals with a long of 50 before straining a hip flexor. Jake Elliott is 7 of 7 on extra points and 8 of 10 on field goals with a long of 61. The Cardinals have managed to win a pair of games in the extra session but beating the Andrew Luck-less Colts and the 49ers isn’t going to move the needle much. Arizona clearly misses David Johnson and his explosiveness in both the run and passing games. Philadelphia has run the ball extremely well as Smallwood and Corey Clement have stepped in to replace the injured Darren Sproles. The Eagles are at home for just the second time this season: look for them to take advantage of a battered Arizona team with a weak offensive line to improve to 4-1 on the year.