Cardinals @ Bengals, FOX, 1:00 PM ET:
Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals @ -135
The Cincinnati Bengals have been abysmal on offense so far this season.
With that said, they have a favorable matchup in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
There is no doubt about it that running back Joe Mixon is Cincinnati’s best offensive weapon, but he has yet to score a rushing touchdown this season.
In Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills, Mixon had 15 carries for 60 yards and two catches for 34 yards and one receiving score, his only touchdown of the year.
Last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, Mixon had 15 attempts for 62 yards in a game in which the Bengals failed to score a single touchdown. Look for Mixon and the Bengals to have a bounce-back performance against the Cardinals.
Mixon should have over 20 touches and will score in this one.
Buccaneers @ Saints, FOX, 1:00 PM ET:
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ +130
How can Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin put together an encore performance after arguably his career-best game last week?
Godwin led the Bucs with 12 receptions to go along with 172 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a 55-40 victory over the Rams in Los Angeles.
The Penn State product has been one of the best wide outs in all of football so far this season. He has 26 catches for 386 yards and four touchdowns in four games.
In Week 5, the Bucs will play at New Orleans in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. I can almost guarantee there will be a ton of scoring in this game, which means I love Godwin’s chances to find the endzone.
Ravens @ Steelers, CBS, 1:00 PM ET:
Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens @ -115
Despite a loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 4, the Baltimore Ravens still managed to put 25 points up on the scoreboard.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 247 yards and three scores, but it was the Ravens defense which allowed 40 points to Baker Mayfield and the Browns.
I expect the Ravens to come out strong on the road in this game and I believe it will begin and end with the performance of running back Mark Ingram.
Last week against the Browns, Ingram only had 12 carries for 71 yards. The week before, Ingram had 16 carries for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and he piled up 107 yards and two scores in Week 1 against the Dolphins.
Ingram has been scoring every other week, which means he’s well overdue.
I love the Alabama product in this one. I believe he will find the endzone.
Patriots @ Redskins, CBS, 1:00 PM ET:
Josh Gordon, WR, New England Patriots @ +130
With the New England Patriots, it’s pick your poison.
A trio of wide receivers that features Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett all have the ability to score this week against a mediocre Washington Redskins defense.
Edelman leads the team with targets (32), receptions (21) and yards (226), and Dorsett leads the Pats in touchdowns with three scores.
This day against the Redskins will be the coming out party for Gordon.
The Baylor product has 14 receptions for 221 yards and one touchdown so far this season. Look for Gordon, who leads the team with five 20+ yard receptions, to not only have a big day with receptions and yardage, but he will find the endzone in Washington as well.
By Dan Canova