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NFL DFS DraftKings and FanDuel Studs for Week 5

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Welcome to the Week 4 edition of the NFL DFS DraftKings and FanDuel Studs. I give a breakdown of last week’s results before diving into Week 4. Overall I’d say Week 3 went pretty well although you’re going to see some duds in my picks. It happens. No excuses.

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NFL DFS DraftKings Studs for Cash Games Week 4 Results

Dak Prescott – QB – Dallas Cowboys – $6.7k

Dak finished as the 7th highest scoring QB on DraftKings with 27.02 points. That’s over 4x value against his salary of 6.7k. Nothing wrong with that kind of production.

Sony Michel – RB – Los Angeles Rams – $5.2k

Darrell Henderson became available so that obviously tanks this selection. I didn’t say it but I meant use Michel if Henderson is out. Michel scored .1 fantasy points while Henderson dropped 16.6.

NFL DFS FanDuel Studs for Cash Games Week 4 Results

Josh Allen – QB – Buffalo Bills – $8.5k

Allen came in as the 11th highest scoring quarterback on the slate with 21.02. We have to have more scoring from Allen in cash games with a salary of 8.5k.

Sony Michel – RB – Los Angeles Rams – $5.8k

Darrell Henderson ended up playing so that completely tanked Michel’s value.

NFL DFS DraftKings Studs for Tournaments Week 4 Results

Patrick Mahomes – QB – Kansas City Chiefs – $8.1k

Mahomes finished as the 2nd highest scoring quarterback on the slate with 32.72 points. The Chiefs coming off of a loss and facing a bad defense was easy money.

Cooper Kupp – WR – Los Angeles Rams – $7.8k

Kupp finished with 11.4 DK points which just isn’t going to get it done in a tournament with his salary. The Rams caught a beat down from the Arizona Cardinals so that cut down Kupp’s production in the game.

NFL DFS FanDuel Studs for Tournaments Week 4 Results

Matthew Stafford – QB – Los Angeles Rams – $7.8k

Stafford scored 20.3 FD points which was good enough for 12th overall at the QB position. I thought we’d get a shootout from the Arizona Cardinals and Rams. Instead we got a one-sided game in favor of AZ, and that ruined Stafford’s ceiling.

Stefon Diggs – WR – Buffalo Bills – $8k

Diggs scored 14.9 FanDuel points and finished as the 19th overall wide receiver on the slate. He and Allen haven’t had their huge connection game yet. I think there’s one in the near future. I was wrong about it being last week.

 

NFL DFS DraftKings Studs for Cash Games for Week 5

Dak Prescott – QB – Dallas Cowboys – $6.9k

Prescott rates as the highest value at the quarterback position in the Team Rise or Fall NFL DFS Study Hub for DraftKings. He’s also playing in a game with the highest implied total on the slate, and facing a defense that ranks 8th against running backs.

James Robinson – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars – $6k

Robinson rates as the 2nd highest value at the running back position in our NFL DFS Study Hub. He’s facing a Tennessee team that comes into Week 5 with the 22nd ranked defense against the running back position.

NFL DFS FanDuel Studs for Cash Games for Week 5

Kirk Cousins – QB – Minnesota Vikings – $7.5k

Cousins ranks 5th in value and 6th in projection in our NFL DFS Study Hub. He’s facing a division rival in the Detroit Lions, and a defense that ranks 31st against the QB position. This is the perfect bounce back spot after the poor outing against Cleveland last week.

Alvin Kamara – RB – New Orleans Saints – $8.6k

Kamara is the 3rd highest value at the running back position in our NFL DFS Study Hub for FanDuel. We’re projecting him for 20+ total touches in a game against a defense ranked 18th against running backs. So take all of that into account and then mix in a road game and a “unique” QB situation and that looks like a lot of usage for Alvin to me.

NFL DFS DraftKings Studs for Tournaments for Week 5

Joe Burrow – QB – Cincinnati Bengals – $6.1k

Burrow and the Bengals draw a somewhat difficult matchup in the Green Bay Packers. I think that plays to Burrow’s favor either way. If Cincy is winning then in all likelihood Burrow had a hand in that. If the Bengals are losing then they’re going to need Burrow to throw them back into the game. Burrow ranks as the 11th overall QB in our NFL DFS Study Hub.

Amari Cooper – WR – Dallas Cowboys – $6.1k

Cooper is the 4th highest projected wide receiver in our NFL DFS Study Hub. I mentioned in the Dak Prescott section that the NY Giants are tough against the run. That defense ranks 19th against the receiver position, and although there are plenty of options for Prescott to throw to I like Cooper for this week.

NFL DFS FanDuel Studs for Tournaments for Week 5

Kyler Murray – QB – Arizona Cardinals – $8.5k

The Arizona offense is centered around Kyler Murray.. Until they’re within five yards of the end zone and they let James Connor vulture the score. Overall he’s playing out of his mind, and even though they face a tough division rival in the San Francisco 49ers, I’m expecting Murray to put up numbers.

Davante Adams – WR – Green Bay Packers – $8.2k

We’re projecting Adams to be the highest scoring wide receiver on the FanDuel main slate. TROF expects 11 targets and eight to nine catches for Green Bay’s #1 receiver. Vegas is expecting a high scoring between the Packers and Bengals as evidenced by the 49.5 implied game total. Those are more than enough factors to lead me to Adams this weekend.

Alright folks that’s it for Week 5! Hit me up on Twitter if you want to talk some DFS. Good luck to everyone!

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