DFS: Draftkings/FanDuel plays for Week 5 – by Shaun Bo

Main Slate Top Plays:

QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons – $6,600

Neither the Falcons or Steelers defenses have been able to defend the pass. Expect Ryan and Ben Roethlisberger both to have big weeks. I particularly like the stack option with Calvin Ridley this week as he is proving to be the main red-zone threat in that offense

RB – Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers – $8,000

The Giants give up the most touchdowns to running backs through the air. Game script will likely be in McCaffrey’s favor too, expect him to find the end zone more than once this week.

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WR – Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers – $7,800

Will come at a cost, but Allen is due a monster game after being fairly quiet over the past few weeks. The Raiders give up the 5th most fantasy points to wide receivers and Philip Rivers always has good games against Oakland.

TE – George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers – $5,400

Kittle has become the main guy in San Fran so far this year. With previous chemistry from College with back up C.J Beathard being re-kindled, Kittle will likely be the target hog and end zone threat once again this week. Arizona isn’t the easiest matchup for Tight Ends, but when you are the main option in the passing attack, volume sometimes prevails.

D/ST – Tennessee Titans – $4,000

The Titans have been sneakily good this year on defense. Pair that with the matchup against the hapless Bills and you get a nice start in fantasy lineups.

Cheat Sheet

Check out the week 5 cheat sheet out-laying my favorite Cash, GPP and Darkhorse plays, along with my favorite team and game stacks.


The ‘One Percenter’ plays (BIG TOURNAMENTS ONLY)

Every week we see players who score six or more times their salary at minimum price and leaves most of us wondering how they ended up in any line up to begin with. Well I’m here to share with you my week four DK Main Slate top “One Percenter” plays, which are the very high risk, high reward plays.

QB –Josh Rosen,  Arizona Cardinals – $4,600

Rosen wasn’t as bad as his stats showed. J.J Nelson dropped what would b a 75-yard touchdown and the normally sure-handed Larry Fitzgerald dropped a pass in the end zone that hit him right in the hands. I love Rosen this week in big GPP’s as a potential slate buster.

RB – Jalen Richard, Oakland Raiders – $3,400

Here we are, back with the Raiders offense for value. Head coach Jon Gruden came out this week and said he was considering limiting Marshawn Lynch’s workload this week and in a game the Raiders are projected to be trailing by a fair margin, it’s the perfect time to work in your pass-catching running back for some extended run.

WR – Martavis Bryant, Oakland Raiders – $3,400

Derek Carr targeted the Steelers castoff on several different passing plays as he spread the ball with accuracy in the shootout against the Browns. Bryant got 8.1 DraftKings points off 7 targets and has seen his targets rise each game since week two. Had Bryant not dropped a wide open 53-yard TD, he would have had a monster day and would not still be flying under the radar this week against a Chargers defense that has been very bad against the deep ball.

TE – Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins – $2,500

The Bengals are one of the worst teams in the league at covering the middle of the field and Gesicki has had a few weeks to get a feel for the NFL game. With Miami’s humbling loss in New England last week, I’m thinking we see Gase flip the script and not stubbornly refuse production from Gesicki and running back Kenyon Drake. Both are in great matchups considering the positions to attack the Bengals offense with are through the TE and PARB positions.

Editor’s Pick

WR – Equanimeous St. Brown, Green Bay Packers – $3,000

St. Brown is a receiver that I personally loved coming out of college and is a guy that can evolve into a WR1 with his skill set, size, and athleticism. However, this week he has been practicing with the Packers first-team offense and is poised to get some playing time this week with Randall Cobb already ruled out and Davante Adams on the cusp of being ruled out against the Lions.

by Shaun Bo – @FF_Takeover

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