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Picking the perfect Week 5 fantasy football lineup

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Below are the Perfect Challenge picks for Week 5 from The NFL Fantasy Stronghold.

Matt Franciscovich's Week 5 lineup (on Twitter @MattFranchise)

Fresh off a bye, the Packers look to build upon their Week 3 offensive output. Franchise is banking on it with an Aaron Rodgers-Jordy Nelson stack. The David Johnson pick might feel a little chalky ... but it's hard to argue considering his level of consistent production. After a big performance last week against the Lions, can Jordan Howard double up with a strong showing against the Colts? Julian Edelman welcomes Tom Brady back to action and has a quality matchup against the Browns this week. Zach Ertz follows the trend of starting tight ends against the Lions. Dustin Hopkins is the top scoring kicker in fantasy football and facing a defense that has offered more resistance than expected and could keep Washington out of the end zone a few times. Finally, why not roll with a Rams defense that has been the main component of the team's surprising 3-1 start to the season?

Alex Gelhar's Week 5 lineup (on Twitter @AlexGelhar)

Alex's first three selections for Week 5 mimic Franchise's roster -- though I suspect Rodgers and Johnson will find their way into plenty of lineups this week. The same goes for Antonio Brown, who gets his shot at a Jets secondary that has been repeatedly abused while Odell Beckham faces a Green Bay defense that has recently struggled against top wideouts. Tom Brady is back for the Patriots and Alex is hoping that means a return of Rob Gronkowski to fantasy relevance. The always consistent Dan Bailey and the outstanding Vikings defense round out this week's roster.

Matt Harmon's Week 5 lineup (on Twitter @MattHarmonBYB)

Harmon goes with a couple of different options to lead his roster. Ben Roethlisberger gets the call against the woebegone Jets secondary while fantasy's top running back, DeMarco Murray, is a smart choice against the Dolphins. The only other difference between Harmon and Gelhar's rosters is the appearance of A.J. Green instead of Odell Beckham. Green's overall talent, recent performances and favorable matchup against the Cowboys this week makes him a pretty compelling start.

Marcas Grant's Week 5 lineup (on Twitter @MarcasG)

This might count as the chalkiest Perfect Challenge lineup I've put together so far this season. Rodgers at quarterback, David Johnson at running back and the wide receiver duo of Brown and Green won't surprise too many people. Same with Dan Bailey at kicker and the Vikings defense. The biggest difference is at running back where LeGarrette Blount could be called upon to salt away a potential win against the Browns. Greg Olsen has been the most consistent tight end option in fantasy and that's not likely to change even if Derek Anderson is pressed into service for an injured Cam Newton in Week 5.

Those are our picks for Week 5. Hit us up on Twitter with your lineup. Enjoy the games!

Marcas Grant is a fantasy editor for Follow him on Twitter @MarcasG or on Snapchat at marcasg9.

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