The Professor’s NFL Week 5 Picks in Review

The Professor's NFL Week 5 in Review

Week 5 is in the books and it’s time to tally the Professor’s wins and losses. This article will review the Professor’s wins and losses on his Games of the Week, Best Games to Bet, and Prop Bets, as well as the grades on his Survivor Pool/DFS advice on Razor’s Red Zone and his low-cost DFS targets.

Prop Bets: 10-9, 31-27 on Season

MIN QB Kirk Cousins: Over 2.5 Pass TD, Loss

MIN WR Justin Jefferson: Over 83.5 Receiving Yards, Win, TD Scorer, Loss

MIN WR Adam Thielen: Over 62 Receiving Yards, Loss, TD Scorer, Loss

LAC QB Justin Herbert: Over 1.5 Passing TD, Win, Over 12.5 Rushing Yards, Win

LAC RB Austin Ekeler: Over 39.5 Receiving Yards, Win

LAC WR Keenan Allen: Over 75.5 Receiving Yards, Loss

LAC WR Mike Williams: Over 64.5 Receiving Yards, Win, TD Scorer, Win

LVR QB Derek Carr: Over 281.5 Passing Yards, Loss

LVR WR Hunter Renfrow: Over 48.5 Receiving Yards, Win

LVR TE Darren Waller: Over 5.5 Receptions, Loss, and Over 69.5 Receiving Yards, Loss

HOU QB Davis Mills: Under 189.5 Passing Yards, Loss

HOU WR Brandin Cooks: Under 5.5 Receptions, Win, and Under 64.5 Receiving Yards, Win

NE RB Damien Harris: TD Scorer, Win

NFL Week 5 Games of the Weekend and How to Bet Them (3-0 spreads, 2-2 props, Started WK5)

NFL Games of the Week Bet 1: BUF +2.5 or BUF ML, Win

NFL Games of the Week Bet 2: ARI -5.5, Win

NFL Games of the Week Bet 3: LAC -2, Win

NFL Games of the Week Bet 4: Aaron Rodgers over 1.5 Pass TD (Win), Under 0.5 INT (Loss), Joe Burrow over 1.5 Pass TD (Win), Under 0.5 INT (Loss)

NFL Week 5 Best Games to Bet (1-2, Started WK5)

NFL Best Games to Bet 1: CHI-LVR over 44.5, Loss

NFL Best Games to Bet 2: PHI-CAR over 45.5, Loss

NFL Best Games to Bet 3: DAL -6.5, Win

NFL Best Games to Bet 4: BAL -7, pending Monday Night

Razor’s Red Zone Grades

Survivor Pool Favorites: NE (Pass), MIN (Pass)

Survivor Pool Contrarian: Denver (Fail), Jacksonville (Fail)

Thursday Night DFS MVP: LAR QB Matthew Stafford (B)

Thursday Night Must-Have: SEA WR Tyler Lockett (C)

Thursday Night Savings: FanDuel LAR RB Sony Michel (B), DraftKings LAR WR Van Jefferson (F) or LAR WRDeSean Jackson (B)

Sunday Star QB: ARI QB Kyler Murray (D)

Sunday Savings QB: JAX QB Trevor Lawrence (B) and CIN QB Joe Burrow (B-)

Sunday Star RB: DAL RB Ezekiel Elliott (A-)

Sunday Savings RB: TB RB Leonard Fournette (A)

Sunday Star WR: MIN WR Justin Jefferson (B)

Sunday Savings WR: CIN WR Tyler Boyd (D) and GB WR Allen Lazard (F)

Low-Cost DFS Targets

QB: Trevor Lawrence (B), Joe Burrow (B-), Derek Carr (D-)

RB: Damien Harris (B), Chase Edmonds (D-), Trey Sermon (F)

WR: Laviska Shenault (D), A.J. Green (F), Randall Cobb (D)

TE: Jared Cook (D-)


This article reviewed The Professor’s advice on BeerLife Sports for Week 5. The Professor’s model output, game previews, cheat sheets, prop bet articles, and appearances on Razor’s RedZone are all available at BeerLife Sports.

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Steven Clinton, better known as "The Professor", is a former D-1 Quality Control Assistant (Northwestern, Toledo) who holds a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. He maintains an end-to-end NFL game projection model and is a film junkie who breaks down the tape of every NFL game.