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Top 8 NFL DFS Plays of Week 5 (2020)

Oct 9, 2020

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Which stud ($6,500 or higher) are you locking into your lineups?

Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB – KC): $6,800
Edwards-Helaire has this week’s most favorable RB matchup against the Raiders. Las Vegas is allowing opposing RBs to post over 180 yards and two TDs per game. Assuming the Chiefs grab an early lead, game flow will also favor CEH’s potential for lots of touches and production.
– Matt De Lima (@mattkdelima)

Clyde Edwards-Helaire saw over 70% of the snaps for the first time all season in Week 4, along with 19 out of 21 (90.5%) of the RB opportunities. The Chiefs are 13 point home favorites with an absurd 34 point team total. This is simply too cheap for their bellcow back.
– Anthony Amico (@amicsta)

Deshaun Watson (QB – HOU): $6,900 & Mike Davis (RB – CAR): $6,400
Deshaun Watson and Mike Davis are locked in. Obviously for different reasons. Davis has seen 21 touches each of the past two weeks and now he gets the Falcons. His price should probably be $1,000 higher. I’m still banking on a Watson bounceback and the matchup with Jacksonville should make it easier. Pair him up with Fuller and/or Cooks after Cooks bombed as chalk in Week 4.
– Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr)

Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL): $7,800
It’s going to be extremely tough to avoid Ezekiel Elliott this week. His 145 routes are 33 more than the closest running back (David Johnson). Even if he’s inefficient through the air, that’s extremely valuable, especially when you combine that with his 91 percent of the team’s running back carries. It also makes him gamescript-proof. The fact that they’re 9.5-point home favorites suggests a big game on the ground, too, and one that will crush you if you don’t have him in your lineup. This is one of those times where you eat the chalk because you can’t afford not to.
– Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL)

Which value play ($5,000 or lower) are you rostering?

Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS): $5,000
With an edge in touches, Antonio Gibson looks like the featured back in Washington. The Rams aren’t a pushover on defense, so we’re leaning into what Gibson provides: touches, scoring potential and a three-down role.
– Matt De Lima (@mattkdelima)

Darius Slayton (WR – NYG): $4,800
Slayton has run the fifth-most routes among wide receivers through four weeks. The other players in the top-10 include Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper, Tyler Boyd, CeeDee Lamb, DeAndre Hopkins, Terry McLaurin, Tyler Lockett, Calvin Ridley, and Tyreek Hill. That is a wonderful group to be attached to, and production should catch up. He also ranks 16th in targets, which is all you can ask for. The Cowboys have allowed a league-high 2.32 PPR points per target to wide receivers through four weeks. Knowing Slayton has seen at least six targets in each of the four games, he should come with a solid floor in this matchup. The Cowboys were struggling enough at cornerback, so losing Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown to injured reserve has been tough. Slayton’s primary matchup will be against Daryl Worley, though he’ll also see plenty of rookie Trevon Diggs as well. Since Awuzie was announced on IR in Week 3, they’ve combined to allow 18-of-25 passing for 193 yards and three touchdowns. His $4,800 salary is an easy click.
– Mike Tagliere (@MikeTagliereNFL)

Olamide Zaccheaus (WR – ATL): $3,000
Keep watch of the injury report for the Atlanta Falcons. If Julio Jones sits this one out against Carolina, Olamide Zaccheaus ($3,000) is the minimum, and coming off of a nine-target affair against Green Bay. This week’s game has a total of 54.5, and a spread of just two. There should be plenty of passing between these two teams, with Zaccheaus likely to benefit if Jones gives him the opportunity due to injury.
– Anthony Amico (@amicsta)

Jerick McKinnon (RB – SF): $5,800
As long as Raheem Moster doesn’t come back I’m all in on Jerick McKinnon against the Dolphins. We know this 49ers offense makes any back who touches the ball a good Fantasy option and McKinnon is coming off his most touches since Week 5 of the 2017 season. I also want a big chunk of Darius Slayton chasing the score against the Cowboys defense. Slayton’s schedule to start the season was miserably hard, but he’s the clear No. 1 receiver for the Giants and always a great tournament play with his big-play ability.
– Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr)

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