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Week 5 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Giants vs Cowboys

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys Week 5 matchup, including Dalton Schultz, Daniel Jones and Amari Cooper.
Fantasy football picks for the New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys Week 5 matchup, including Dalton Schultz, Daniel Jones and Amari Cooper. / Tom Pennington/GettyImages

The Dallas Cowboys will look to stay atop the NFC East division when they take on the New York Giants in Week 5 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Cowboys slated as 7-point favorites, which means the Giants will have to pull off a road upset to grab a victory.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 5 NFC clash.

Daniel Jones Fantasy

Start Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants: Daniel Jones has seemingly come a long way from last season and currently ranks as the QB6 in fantasy scoring. He has limited his turnovers this season, throwing just 1 interception and losing 1 fumble through four starts. Jones is also averaging a career-high 12.3 yards per completion and now faces a middle-of-the-pack Dallas pass defense. The Cowboys have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks as well as 10 passing touchdowns (T-No. 26 in NFL). This game is expected to be a shootout with an over/under set at 52.5 points, so look for Jones to keep his momentum going in Week 5.

Dalton Schultz Fantasy

Start Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys: One of the most surprising players over the last two weeks has been Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz. The fourth-year pro has hauled in 12 of his 15 targets for 138 yards and 3 touchdowns and ranked as the TE1 during that span. Schultz will look to keep producing those kind of numbers against a Giants' defense that is giving up the fifth-most PPR fantasy points to the position this season. It is clear that Dak Prescott is going to look Schultz's way, which means fantasy managers should ride the hot hand here and move him into a starting spot.

Darius Slayton Fantasy

Sit Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants: Wide receiver Darius Slayton is nearing a return from a hamstring injury, but that doesn't mean he is an immediate start in fantasy football. Fellow wideout Sterling Shepard is expected back soon as well, which makes Slayton the No. 3 WR on this Giants team. The third-year pro played in just 57% of the offensive snaps during his last full game in Week 2. Overall, Slayton's poor 50.0% catch percentage suggests that he isn't able to bring in the contested passes. All of this adds up to Slayton staying on the bench for the time being.

Amari Cooper Fantasy

Sit Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys: A couple of things lead to Amari Cooper being a sit candidate this week. Since drawing a whopping 17 targets in Week 1, Cooper has hauled in a combined 9 of 12 targets for 119 yards and 1 touchdown in the subsequent three contests. That drop-off in production may have to do with the rib and hamstring injuries he is continuing to play through. Cooper is likely to see a lessened workload in Week 5 and reports suggest he is going to be limited in practice. At this point, it is hard for fantasy managers to trust that Cooper will be able to perform at his best this week.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.