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The Post’s Drew Loftis evaluates all the relevant fantasy football news ahead of Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season.

Big weeks

Daniel Jones QB, Giants, at Cowboys (FanDuel $7,000/DraftKings $5,400)

Dallas has trouble stopping the passing game, at least when it isn’t struggling to stop the run. Since the Giants can’t run the ball with any consistency, expect Jones and his air crew to post strong fantasy numbers.

Justin Jefferson WR, Vikings, at Seahawks (FD $5,700/DK $5,500)

When you see an area struggle on a particular defense for multiple weeks, jump the trend. We’re going to keep attacking the Seahawks’ pass defense until it burns us.

T.Y. Hilton WR, Colts, at Browns (FD $5,700/DK $4,900)

We expect a Hilton-Philip Rivers connection to get established eventually. This is a good week to start, against the second-most generous defense to opposing WRs so far this season.

Eric Ebron TE, Steelers, vs. Eagles (FD $5,100/DK $4,000)

Worth a shot to see if he can build on strong Week 3, against one of the three worst defenses against tight ends.

Daniel Jones and Carson Wentz
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Small Weaks

Carson Wentz QB, Eagles, at Steelers (FD $7,200/DK $5,600)

Without a rushing TD in three straight weeks, his miserable fantasy numbers would be even worse. Steelers are coming off a week of unexpected rest and are among the better defenses in the league so far.

Christian Kirk WR, Cardinals, at Jets (FD $5,600/DK $4,700)

Assuming this game gets played this week, after a reported positive test among the Jets, we still aren’t ready to invest confidently in Kirk. Was eager to grab him, just not eager to start him.

Odell Beckham Jr. WR, Browns, vs. Colts (FD $6,800/DK $6,400)

Don’t chase the points. If you had found an alternative based on Odell’s slow start, go back to that this week against a tough Indy D. Also, the wheel has been greased, so it’s time for Browns’ offense to turn attention to Jarvis Landry for a week.

Hayden Hurst TE, Falcons, vs. Panthers (FD $5,700/DK $4,700)

The new Atlanta tight end just isn’t getting quality targets. He has just two red zone targets this season. If you have another option, use it.

Fantasy Insanity’s Daily Duel

Drew Loftis and Jarad Wilk submit dueling rosters into a DFS contest:

Site: DraftKings

Slate: Sun. main (10 games)

Type: $12 tourney

Top Prize: $30K

Pot: $300K

Drew’s Crew

QB: Teddy Bridgewater (Car, at Atl) $5,900

RB: Mike Davis (Car, at Atl) $6,400

RB: Todd Gurley II (Atl, vs. Car) $5,700

WR: D.J. Moore (Car, at Atl) $6,000

WR: Calvin Ridley (Atl, vs. Car) $7,500

WR: Deebo Samuel (SF, vs. Mia) $5,300

TE: Mo Alie-Cox (Ind, at Cle) $4,200

Flex: Darius Slayton (NYG, at Dal) $4,800

DST: Steelers (Pit, vs. Phi) $3,800

Wilk’s Warriors

QB: Teddy Bridgewater (Car, at Atl) $5,900

RB: Mike Davis (Car, at Atl) $6,400

RB: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC, vs. Oak) $6,800

WR: Robby Anderson (Car, at Atl) $5,900

WR: Diontae Johnson (Pit, vs. Phi) $5,600

WR: Olamide Zaccheaus (Atl, vs. Car) $3,000

TE: Dalton Schultz (Dal, vs. NYG) $4,800

Flex: Ezekiel Elliott (Dal, vs. NYG) $7,800

DST: Cowboys (Dal, vs. NYG) $3,100

Season risked: $39

Winnings: Drew $75, Jarad $25