In four weeks we will have a good read on which teams we can use for daily fantasy football purposes. The Cowboys, Falcons, and Jets are high on the list, so it's no surprise that opponents of all three appear in our top DFS week 5 column. In FanDuel and DraftKings tournaments, finding the right under-the-radar sleepers is important as stats in one position give managers higher spending limits in the other skill positions. Therefore, this week we will again point out various price points to players.
If you had read this column last week, you would have benefited from our advice to join QBs Derek Carr and Gardner Minshew, WRs Tyler Boyd and Justin Jefferson, and TE Darren Waller, among others. RotoQL constantly monitors DFS prices and provides the most up-to-date insights and analysis to maximize the success of your lineup.
WEEK 5 DFS TOURNAMENT LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings | Yahoo
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WEEK 5 DFS CASH LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings | Yahoo
Let's take a look at our top DFS value games of week 5, and you can get an idea of why 100,000 DFS players trust RotoQL to create lineups. Optimize, find value games and increase your chances of winning today!
NFL DFS chooses week 5: QB thresholds, values
Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (DraftKings: $ 5,900 | FanDuel: $ 7,400)
Each week, Teddy B has felt more comfortable with his new offense in Carolina. He completed 27 of 38 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers win over Kyler Murrays Cardinals last week. He has an obvious relationship with Robby Anderson (28 catches on 34 targets, 377 yards, TD) and his chemistry with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel seem to be improving. Atlanta gives the most fantasy points in the NFL to quarterbacks, and the over / under opened at 51 points for that game. Bridgewater offers great value at these prices.
Daniel Jones, New York Giants at the Dallas Cowboys (DK: 5,400 USD | FD: 7,000 USD)
At this rate, at least it has to cross your mind to take advantage of the quarterback Dallas faces every week. We thought the Cowboys might wake up defensively last week, but instead they gave up 34 direct points and lost 49-38 to the Browns. They allow QBs the sixth most fantasy points, so Jones is worth considering at these prices. He has to accept a positive regression as he hasn't touched down in the last three games and hasn't hit 190 yards since week 2. Plug it in and cross your fingers.
WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 5 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB thresholds, values
Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers at the Atlanta Falcons (DK: 6,400 USD | FD: 6,800 USD)
Davis has taken advantage of his bluebell chances since all-pro Christian McCaffrey went down with a high ankle sprain. The journeyman in the sixth year has eclipsed 16 fantasy points in the last two weeks and does so in CMC-style on the ground and in the air. Davis averages 4.4 meters per hand baggage and 7.0 meters per reception. His number of snapshots and broadcasts has steadily increased each week, and he has completed 21 of his 23 goals and found the end zone in weeks 3 and 4. The Packers just taught us on Monday night, football, that the Hawks are generous to double-threat setbacks. Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams together recorded 13 catches for 135 yards and a score, and Jones added 15 rushes for 71 yards.
Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team versus Los Angeles Rams (DK: 5,000 USD | FD: 5,800 USD)
With a TD in each of the last three games, Gibson's outbreak was one of the only bright spots in an otherwise difficult season for Washington. Trainer Ron Rivera put the rookie on the offensive early on, but over time he has introduced him more and more. Mainly used for first and second down sets early in the season, it now sees some third down work. He was also used heavily in the screen game last Sunday against the Ravens, scoring four out of five passes for 82 yards. The high performing, highly talented Memphis product has great vision and breakaway speed and should get enough work against the Rams at home to be included in these prices.
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FanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 5: WR thresholds, values
Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers v Philadelphia Eagles (DK: 5,600 USD | FD: 5,800 USD)
With the Titans COVID-19 outbreak that turned Steelers week 4 into a bye, Johnson had extra time to recover from the concussion he suffered in Pittsburgh's week 3 win over Houston. That's good news for the sophomore recipient, his QB Ben Roethlisberger, and anyone with fantasy stakes in both. Johnson and Big Ben connected in weeks 1 and 2 with 14 of 23 goals for 149 yards and a score. The Steelers are hosting a Philly high school that just battled San Francisco's backup QBs. So a good game should be in sight for Johnson.
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals near Baltimore Ravens (DK: 4,900 USD | FD: 5,400 USD)
As Bengal's No. 1 pick Joe Burrow has grown as an NFL QB, Cincinnati's talented second-round pick has grown as a professional receiver. The 6-4 Clemson product has A.J. Green on the depth map and Higgins' strength and athleticism have helped him improve his catch rate every week. He turned a 19.4 percent target stake into four catches for 77 yards last week and scored two touchdowns at Philly two weeks ago. The Bengals have to throw at the soaring ravens early and often. Tea him up.
Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders with the Kansas City Chiefs (DK: 4,900 USD | FD: 5,100 USD)
Check Out How Clemson Recipients Are Loving This Week! Renfrow has been a constant presence as a Raiders slot man, and injuries to rookie wideouts Henry Ruggs (thigh) and Bryan Edwards (ankle) have resulted in his role being expanded. He and Vegas QB Derek Carr have bonded on 16 of 22 passes this season, with 11 catches for 141 yards and a TD in the past two weeks. Renfrow will be busy with an opening over / under 56.5 against the reigning Champion Chiefs in KC.
WEEK 5 PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 5 NFL DFS picks: TE thresholds, values
Evan Engram, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (DK: 4,600 USD | FD: 5,500 USD)
Consider stacking the aforementioned Daniel Jones with Engram to play double risk, double reward against the cowboys. We all know at this point that Dallas is about to give up air mileage, and Engram has over 20 percent of Jones's targets. The Cowboys are giving up the seventh most points on tight ends this season, and Engram is more talented than any tight end they've faced so far. RotoQL predicts it will score 12.6 Fantasy Points, which makes it great value for money for any price under $ 6,000.
Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons (DK: 3,400 USD | FD: 4,700 USD)
Yes, another panther. Thomas only has five catches for 30 yards this season, but he got into the end zone last week and got a season high of five goals. Atlanta is 28th in DK points and 31st in FD points after surrendering nearly 100 yards and three TDs to Robert Tonyan of Green Bay last week. So this is a top notch matchup for Thomas. Think of it as a boom-or-bust GPP option, especially at DK where it's dirt cheap.
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Week 5 NFL DFS scores: D / ST thresholds
Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets (DK: 4,100 USD | FD: 4,200 USD)
The multiple use of the same DFS strategy in one season only becomes paralyzed if it no longer works. Playing a competent defense against the Jets still works like a charm. The Jets provide the second most popular fantasy defense point and struggle to contain the pressure in your pocket. Arizona had 11 sacks in the first three weeks as well as the number 1 third defense in the NFL. The cards took a step back last week with several defensive absences including Pro Bowl Safety Budda Baker (thumb surgery). Expect Arizona's D to make a solid effort in the Meadowlands as long as Baker has his thumbs up to play again (Papa's jokes still work like a charm, too).