NFL DFS Week 5: Top Stacks & Team You Should Play Sunday
We are entering Week 5 of the NFL season, which means we are learning which teams and players to target for daily fantasy sports. More importantly, we are learning which defenses allow a ton of points, which leads to value plays, both in DFS and in NFL betting.
Let’s dive into some of our favorite stacks this week and the best NFL Week 5 DFS lineup you can field for Sunday’s games. All prices are from DraftKings.
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Best Week 5 Stacks
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott ($6,900) and WR CeeDee Lamb ($6,200)
In Week 5 last year, Dak Prescott was injured against the Giants on a Logan Ryan tackle. He will get a chance for some revenge this year at home against the same opponent. Prescott has thrown seven touchdowns over the last two weeks despite not putting up big yardage totals. Expect that to be different this week as the Giants can be exposed in the passing game. This feels like a game in which Prescott dominates through the air to prove that he is 100% back and healthy.
If you are going to play Prescott, stack him with CeeDee Lamb. Lamb has had two quiet games, totaling just 78 yards over the last two weeks. But he went for 124 yards last time against the Giants with Prescott under center. With James Bradberry likely following Amari Cooper, it could be a big game for Lamb in the slot.
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Giants QB Daniel Jones ($6,000) and WR Kenny Golladay ($5,900)
Daniel Jones has been surprisingly good this season for DFS, as he now has three games in which he’s scored at least 22 points. He’s coming off a fantastic game in Week 4 where he totaled 429 yards against the Saints. Jones will now face the Cowboys, who have allowed the second-most points to opposing quarterbacks. Jones has historically played well inside the division and this game is projected to be another high-scoring contest.
His top target, Kenny Golladay, is starting to look like the player we saw in Detroit. He had a season-high 116 receiving yards in Week 4, totaling 20.6 DFS points. He will be covered by Trevon Diggs, who has five interceptions so far this season. Still, despite the picks, D.J. Moore was able to total 119 yards and two touchdowns last week.
Given his price, make sure you find a way to get Golladay in your lineup, especially considering Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton might both miss this game.
49ers QB Trey Lance ($5,800) and TE George Kittle ($5,600)
While it hasn't been announced yet, all signs point to Trey Lance making his first start of his career in Week 5. Even in limited action last week, he scored 20.38 DFS points. In a full start against a defense that can be had through the air, Lance feels like an easy play at just $5,800.
But who should you stack him with if you decide to play the rookie? The easy answer is Deebo Samuel, but the smart play might be George Kittle. Over the last two weeks, Kittle has seen 20 targets. While he has yet to reach the end zone, there is undoubtedly a chance for positive regression. Look for Lance to target his All-Pro tight end early and often in this game.
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Best NFL Week 5 DFS Team For Sunday’s Games
|QB||Trey Lance||49ers vs Cardinals||$5,700|
|RB||Derrick Henry||Titans vs Jaguars||$9,000|
|RB||Leonard Fournette||Dolphins vs. Buccaneers||$5,200|
|WR||Kenny Golladay||Giants vs. Cowboys||$5,900|
|WR||Allen Robinson||Bears vs. Raiders||$5,500|
|WR||JuJu Smith-Schuster||Broncos vs. Steelers||$5,000|
|TE||George Kittle||49ers vs. Cardinals||$5,600|
|FLEX||Laviska Shenault||Titans vs. Jaguars||$4,800|
|D/ST||Steelers||Broncos vs. Steelers||$3,300|
Note: Based on a $50,000 salary cap for the week and for Sunday daytime contests
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The most expensive player this week in DFS is none other than Derrick Henry at $9,000. It’s the most expensive he’s been this season, but it’s not hard to understand why. He’s averaging 28.1 DFS points per game and will face the Jaguars in Week 5. In his previous five games against the Jaguars, he’s rushed for 740 yards and 9 TDs. Needless to say, you are going to want him in your lineup this week.
Another player we’re rostering in our lineup this week is Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster. He finished last week’s game with just 11 yards on eight targets. But if you watched that game, it could have easily been a 100-yard, two-touchdown day for the former USC receiver. Smith-Schuster was visibly upset on the sideline due to some poor passes in Week 4, so it wouldn't be a surprise if this were a "squeaky wheel gets the oil" type of situation in Pittsburgh this week.