At the quarter mark of the NFL season, Seattle Seahawks QB Geno Smith is leading the NFL with a 77.3% completion percentage -- yet he's available in more than 70% of ESPN leagues. One of my top streaming options for Week 5, the veteran quarterback gets the Saints on the road this Sunday.
Along with Smith, I've identified the players -- all rostered in under 50% of ESPN leagues -- who can be picked up for this week's slate of games. There are rookie running backs in here, wide receivers with explosive play chops and a couple of veteran tight ends who found the end zone last week. While you might notice some overlap with Eric Moody's pickup column that publishes on Mondays, an important distinction is that the options mentioned in this column are focused solely on this week's matchup and not the players' values for the remainder of the season.
With all of that in mind, let's get into it for Week 5's streaming pickup options.