Scoring is up across the NFL. Just ask Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans, or Buffalo Bills fans, or Seattle Seahawks fans, or the defense of the Dallas Cowboys.
The good news for the Cowboys is that even after another ignominious loss dropped them to 1-3, they’re still only a half-game out of first place in the NFC East, the only division with nary a team with a winning record. Are they the favorites to win the East?
Our panel of experts is here to make not only their picks for the NFC East but to clue you in on Week 5’s biggest potential upsets, fantasy football flops and potential sleepers.
What’s your top upset pick for Week 5?
Mike Clay, fantasy writer: Titans (+1) over Bills. Tennessee might be shorthanded this week due to a few players on the COVID-19 list, but the team will otherwise be fresh and healthy off the unexpected Week 4 bye. Buffalo is red hot and undefeated this season, but Tennessee is also sitting at 3-0 after victories over Denver, Jacksonville and Minnesota.
Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Chargers (+7.5) over Saints. The Chargers have lost three games by a combined 15 points and played the Chiefs better than anyone so far. This is a good team that’s due law-of-averages help dating to last year. Justin Herbert looks great, and the Saints need more than a win in Detroit to prove the offense is back.
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