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If this article were a Lionel Richie song we would be making lineups, “All Night Long!”
As it turns out, this article isn’t a Lionel Richie song, it’s actually an article about what players are going to help you make some mad cash. So, if you came here for “Endless Love,” you are in the wrong place.
There are lots of good and tasty options this week, especially at the QB position. I feel that this is a week where you either pay up for quarterback or just go ballin on a budget. There are plenty of low tier options that will pay dividends.
So, let’s talk about some of my DraftKings Picks For Week 5, so you can dominate your match-ups, much like Lionel Richie dominated the charts.
DraftKings Picks For Week 5
Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants ($5,200)
Ok, I get it, Colin is Trash and he is not in-play in seasonal leagues, however, we are talking about a guy who could go nuts, as he can rack up the yards on ground with the best of them. Sure, he’s not Russell Wilson, but I actually like Kaepernick as a GPP option this week. Sneaky, low owned and the giants are 25th against quarterbacks. He’s going to have a game where he silences his critics, for at least a week. I think it’s this one. Kaep is not cash game safe, so do not use in H2H or 50/50’s.
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans ($5,800)
Recency bias is going to affect Taylor this week, but I like him against Tennessee. He did have two touchdowns called back last week, and that’s something the box score will not tell you. Another cheap option if you don’t want to spend up for Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers.
Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers ($4,300)
It’s the weekly, highly owned player who is dirt cheap. I mean you did see what he did last week right? He gashed the big bad Cardinals defense to the tune of 146 and there is no telling what he will do to the Packers. Todd Gurley will be a staple in all my cash games, but will be faded in tournaments. Beware, he will be highly owned.
LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers ($8,500)
The sole reason I’m going cheap at quarterback this week. San Diego is 31st against the rush and if Duke Johnson can tear you up, well you’ve made a friend in Jesus! LeVeon is strictly a cash game play as his ownership will be high in GPP’s but can you afford to not have him in GPP? The dude is the be all and end all in Pittsburgh, so long as Michael Valtrex is the QB.
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts ($7200) (Thursday)
The mustard is off the proverbial hotdog. Hopkins is no longer a secret. This dude gets more looks than a smoke at a bar. Last week he had 22 targets. 22! Or what Andre Johnson calls a good year. He’s the only player I’m targeting on Thursday if I just have to play it.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins ($9,200)
Since my man crush, Antonio Brown, has Ron Mexico throwing him the ball, I’ve decided to leave my side crush in my column. It’s Julio. You play him. Oh, and by the way, this game has the third highest projected total this week. Added bonus, you get a $100 savings from last week.
Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons ($3,500)
You thought I was going to throw you chalk all week? Wrong. Now that Jordan Reed is out of the picture, we get ourselves a cheap option who had 12 targets last week and gets the Falcons in what should be a high scoring game, even if it may be in garbage time production, we will take it. There is a chance that the Redskins could be without both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. This gives a tremendous bump to our friend, Jamison. Even if one of them plays, I still like Crowder.
Owen Daniels, Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders ($2,700)
There hasn’t been a tight end that has had less than 80 yards and a touchdown this year against Oakland. This isn’t changing this week. There is death, taxes and tight ends against Oakland. Those are the guarantees in life. I’ve been saying this since Week 1, for whatever that’s worth. As an aside, be careful here as it could be Virgil Green, who ends up with all the fame and fortune. Green makes a great late game only GPP play.
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys ($7,600)
His price still isn’t in line with what he is going to do to Dallas. The Patriots hate your Fantasy team and hate the other 31 teams in the NFL. Gronk and Tom Brady are the one sure thing in New England. Pairing Brady and Gronk will be popular.
Jacksonville Jaguars ($2,700)
Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen. The Jaguars D. They face Tampa this week and you know what means? Winston Pick 6! The game has a low O/U and for good reason. I like Jacksonville a good bit this week, despite being the road team.
Just like last week, I will be heavy on Green Bay and New England for cash games. I will stack Tom Bundchen and Gronk. If I need the cap relief, I will go Aaron Rodgers and James Jones. I try to stay away from some of the obvious plays, but it’s really tough to fade players, from Atlanta, New England, Denver and Green Bay this week and yes, Devonta Freeman, running back, Atlanta Falcons will be in play again this week, but I will be fading him for the most part due to ownership concerns.
Good luck this week on Draft Kings!
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