NFL DFS Preview: Week 5
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's dive into players we like and players we advise to avoid in Week 4.
Players to Target:
Kyler Murray (QB) - $8300
Murray gets a depleted Jets defense that allowed Denver's third string QB to throw for 2 TDs. He should have a great day.
Matt Ryan (QB) - $7700
Ryan gets Carolina this week, and without much of a rushing game, he should put up some nice numbers against the Panthers defense.
Mike Davis (RB) - $6800
Count me as a Mike Davis believer now, he's filled in admirably for Christian McCaffrey. He's logged 20+ touches in both games since McCaffrey has been on IR.
Antonio Gibson (RB) - $5800
GIbson gets a new QB this week in Kyle Allen, and we saw what Allen did to McCaffrey's value last year with the Panthers. Gibson should benefit from an uptick in targets in the passing game.
Highest rushing grade (RBs): 1. Austin Ekeler - 84.6 2. Darrell Henderson - 81.0 3. Dalvin Cook - 80.2 4. Antonio… https://t.co/NGICS6Ew61— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF Fantasy Football) 1601521213.0
Cooper Kupp (WR) - $7200
Kupp has quietly had a good fantasy season. He took a slant to the house last week against the Giants. I think he's a solid play for the price.
DJ Moore (WR) - $6600
DJ Moore has produced almost every game this year. He gets a Falcons defense this week that hasn't stopped anyone this year.
Tyler Higbee (TE) - $6000
Mark Andrews had two TD grabs against Washington last week. Higbee gets them this week and is one of the top options in DFS.
Hayden Hurst (TE) - $5700
Hurst has been one of Ryan's go to guys. Julio Jones probably won't play this week which gives Hurst a chance for more targets.
Arizona Cardinals (DEF ) - $4200
Cardinals play the Jets. Flacco is starting. Do you need more convincing.
Los Angeles Rams (DEF) - $5000
Kyle Allen is the new QB in Washington. This is a bit of a risky play because of the unknown change at QB, but the Rams defense seems to have started to right the ship defensively.
Players to Avoid:
Dak Prescott (QB) - $8700
The Giants have one of the best pass defenses in the league, and the stifled a powerful Rams offense last week. I think Dak finally comes back to Earth.
Josh Allen (QB) - $8400
The Bills game was flexed to Tuesday because of the Titans COVID-19 breakout, its tough to trust a QB playing on Tuesday with the potential of postponement.
Jonathan Taylor (RB) - $7100
Taylor gets a tough Browns defense this week. With the Browns firepower on offense, the Colts may need to rely on the pass to win this game.
Every snap that Jordan Wilkins plays over Jonathan Taylor is an egregious and unforgivable misuse of resources.— RosterWatch (@RosterWatch) 1601849713.0
Frank Gore (RB) - $5300
The Jets will look to get Gore involved early this week with Flacco starting, which means Arizona will bottle up the Jets run game.
Julio Jones (WR) - $8100
Jones re-injured his hamstring in the Monday night game last week, he's a risky play this week even if he gets a practice in.
Michael Gallup (WR) - $5700
Gallup has just not been involved much in the Dallas attack so far. With a stingy Giants defense this week, he's tough to trust.
Darren Waller (TE) - $6800
Waller has had one good week, and he KC defense is getting better. I'm looking other places this week.
Austin Hooper (TE) - $5200
The Colts have allowed the least points to TEs this year, Hooper has been a massive disappointment in Cleveland's offense.
San Francisco 49ers (DEF) - $4600
The 49ers get a spunky Dolphins team that can put up respectable offensive numbers. Not worth the price this week.
Denver Broncos (DEF) - $3900
Denver's game has moved to Monday night and they will most likely get Cam Newton returning to the Patriots.
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