Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

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Crafting The Perfect DFS Lineup For Fantasy Football Week 5

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Deshaun Watson: ($6,700DK, $8,000FD)

Deshaun Watson this season hasn’t quite lived up to expectations, he doesn’t have the mass amounts of turnovers we expect from him; however, he also doesn’t have the touchdowns we expected. A road match up against the Atlanta Falcons looks to be a bounce back opportunity as the Falcons are ranked 19th against the quarterback in fantasy football.

Watson has currently throwing for 6 touchdowns and 1 interception this season, all of those have come in road games as he’s 0-0 at home. In what could be a shootout, Watson looks to be one of the best plays of the week.

Deshaun Watson is projected to be rostered in 16.1% of all DFS lineups.

Kyler Murray: ($6,300DK, $7,400FD)

Kyler Murray hasn’t had a terrible rookie season, what makes him a good play this week is he will face a Bengals defense that gave up 289 scrimmage yards and a touchdown to Josh Allen, who plays a lot like Kyler Murray. Murray over the past two games has found his legs with 96 rushing yards on 12 attempts, he also found the end zone in a divisional game against the Seahawks in Week 4.

This is going to be the breakout game for Kyler Murray, he needs to make a statement on the road against a 26th ranked Bengals defense that is currently reeling.

Kyler Murray is projected to be rostered in 5.5% of all DFS lineups.

Running Back

Le’Veon Bell: ($6,800DK, $7,300FD)

Le’Veon Bell had had an abysmal start to the year by his count, he’s only averaging 54.3 yards a game on the ground, but he’s still seeing lots of work in the passing game and that’s what makes him an asset in DFS. He’s coming off a subpar week, but that was expected against the Patriots. Week 5 is a better outlook for Bell as he will more than likely have Sam Darnold back under center and will be facing an Eagles defense that should get passed on easily by the Jets.

It’s a prime position for Bell to have a breakout game and we don’t want to miss out on that value when it happens.

Le’Veon Bell is projected to be rostered in 2.4% of all DFS lineups.

David Montgomery: ($5,200DK, $5,700FD)

Chicago Bear fans have been waiting all season for the rookie David Montgomery to get some volume touches, he got that last week against the Vikings as he rushed the ball 21 times for 53 yards. Although the yardage is nothing to write home about, the volume is what we’re looking for in our DFS picks.

Montgomery also caught three balls for 14 yards, it’s worth noting that a lot of this was in the second half when the game wasn’t as close, while the game was close Tarik Cohen got the majority of the looks out of the backfield. Week 5 will be a turning point for Montgomery.

David Montgomery is projected to be rostered in 26.4% of all DFS lineups.

Wide Receiver 

Auden Tate: ($3,500DK, $5,300FD)

Auden Tate is going to the beneficiary of an injury, unfortunately John Ross has been put on IR due to a shoulder injury, that means somebody is going to get targeted more in Cincinnati and Auden Tate looks to be the one in line. This 6’5 target has sneakily been doing good this year averaging 48 yds/g even though he only has 11 receptions. The extra volume that he will be getting should bring him into DFS relevance and for an absolute bargain of a price, you can’t fade Auden Tate this week. Tate has led the Bengals in receiving yards the past two games.

Auden Tate is projected to be rostered in 34.1% of all DFS lineups.

Alshon Jeffery: ($5.900DK, $6,700FD)

Some might be wondering why we’re putting a receiver with a 50% catch rate so far this season in our daily lineups. However, Jeffery is getting the volume we like to see from a #1 receiver, especially in an offense such as the Eagles that has looked well so far. Jeffery has played in full two games this season, amassing 16 targets and 2 touchdowns but only 87 yards. Chasing volume in DFS is important, good players will eventually turn that volume into points, you just must be patient. Jeffery finds himself in good match up against a Jets team allowing the 29th most points to wideouts on the year.

Alshon Jeffery is projected to be rostered in 8.7% of all DFS lineups.

Tight End

Dawson Knox: ($3,100DK, $4,800FD)

Dawson Knox was a third-round pick and has proven he has the talent to warrant that draft position. Knox caught all three targets for 58 yards last week against the Patriots and is currently averaging 18 yards per catch on the season. He’s also found pay dirt once and will remain a great fantasy option until Tyler Kroft comes back from injury. Knox may not have his starting quarterback under center this week so that is worth monitoring, however, at this value I think it’s worth taking a flier on Knox regardless.

Dawson Know is projected to be rostered in 2.1% of all DFS lineups.

Jimmy Graham: ($4,300DK, $5,500FD)

Over the years, gaining a rapport with Aaron Rodgers has been the secret to fantasy success. Rodgers will feed you the ball if he trusts you. It looks to be that Graham has earned that trust from Rodgers, last week Graham brought in six of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. Jimmy Graham now finds himself in a match up against the 29th ranked Dallas Cowboys and should be able find the end zone in what could be a high scoring game.

Jimmy Graham is projected to be rostered in 0.1% of all DFS lineups.

Defense/Special Teams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: ($2,200DK, $3,500FD)

Tampa Bay has 4 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered, 11 sacks and 2 defensive touchdowns and are currently averaging 11 fantasy points a week. They are one of the cheapest defensive plays this week and at our 3:1 ratio they only need to get 6.6 points in DraftKings to hit. In Week 5 they find themselves in a divisional match up against a Saints team using a backup quarterback.

Tampa Bay is projected to be rostered in 5.6% of all DFS lineups.

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