DraftKings NFL DFS Week 5 Top Picks

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Is your fantasy football redraft team full of Titans, Bills, Broncos, and Patriots players? It’s a new season every week when you play DFS. Time to take what we’ve learned, set our DraftKings lineups, and WIN some cash! Here are my DraftKings NFL DFS Week 5 Top Picks!

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Games to Target this Week

  • Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons – Implied Team Totals 54.5 points
  • Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans – Implied Team Totals 54 points
  • Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs – Implied Team Totals 55 points (Chiefs are favored by 13)
  • New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys – Implied Team Totals 54 points (Dallas is favored by 9.5 points)
  • Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens – Implied Team Totals 51 points (Ravens are favored by 13)
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DraftKings Cash Game Lineups

Since you’re playing against smaller fields in cash games, and usually don’t have to place first to win money, the strategy for building cash lineups is to target players that produce consistent fantasy value.

Stay away from risky plays, and go with more proven situations. Here’s a list of recommended players for this weeks DraftKings Main Slate of Cash Games.

NFL Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray
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Quarterbacks

  • Kyler Murray ARI @ NYJ $7200
  • Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ ATL $5900
  • Deshaun Watson HOU vs JAC $6900
NFL Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott running with the football while a Pittsburgh Steeler defender tries to tackle him
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Running Backs

  • Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs NYG $7800
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs LV $6800
  • James Robinson JAC @ HOU $6700
  • Mike Davis CAR @ ATL $6400
  • David Johnson HOU vs JAX $5200
NFL Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in his red uniform on the football field
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Wide Receivers

  • DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ NYJ $7900
  • Robby Anderson CAR @ ATL $5900
  • Amari Cooper DAL vs NYG $7400
  • Tyler Boyd CIN @ BAL $6200
NFL San Francisco 49ers George Kittle smiling on the sidelines
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Tight Ends

  • George Kittle SF vs MIA $6600
  • Mark Andrews BAL vs CIN $6200
  • Darren Waller LV @ KC $5900
  • Travis Kelce KC vs LV $6400
  • Tyler Higbee LAR @ WAS $5600
  • Dalton Schultz DAL vs NYG $4800
NFL Arizona Cardinals defense sacking the Washington Football Team quarterback
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Defense

  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs PHI $3800
  • Arizona Cardinals @ NYJ $4100
  • Los Angeles Rams @ WAS $4000
  • San Francisco 49ers vs MIA $3700

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DraftKings GPP Tournament Lineups

In contrast to cash, your strategy changes when building GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) lineups where you have to beat out thousands of players to get a shot at winning big prizes. In these types of tournaments you’re targeting players that have high-upside for the week and low ownership so you can construct unique rosters.

These risky BOOM/BUST plays may not always hit, but when they do you have the potential to stack up that cash! Here’s a list of recommended players for this weeks DraftKings GPP Tournament Main Slate of games.

NFL Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson
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Quarterbacks

  • Kyler Murray ARI @ NYJ $7200
  • Lamar Jackson BAL vs CIN $7900
  • Deshaun Watson HOU vs JAC $6900
  • Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ ATL $5900
  • Dak Prescott DAL vs NYG $7400
  • Daniel Jones NYG @ DAL $5400
  • Joe Burrow CIN @ BAL $6000
NFL Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt
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Running Backs

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs LV $6800
  • James Robinson JAC @ HOU $6700
  • Mike Davis CAR @ ATL $6400
  • Josh Jacobs LV @ KC $6300
  • James Conner PIT vs PHI $6900
  • David Johnson HOU vs JAC $5200
  • Jerick McKinnon SF vs MIA $5800 (If Raheem Mostert is OUT)
  • Todd Gurley II ATL vs CAR $5700
  • Kenyan Drake ARI @ NYJ $5700
  • Kareem Hunt CLE vs IND $6500
  • Antonio Gibson WAS vs LAR $5000
NFL Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins
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Wide Receivers

  • DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ NYJ $7900
  • Calvin Ridley ATL vs CAR $7500
  • Robby Anderson CAR @ ATL $5900
  • DJ Moore CAR @ ATL $6000
  • Darius Slayton NYG @ DAL $4800
  • Amari Cooper DAL vs NYG $7400
  • Diontae Johnson PIT vs PHI $5600
  • Marquise Brown BAL vs CIN $6300
  • Will Fuller V HOU vs JAC $6600
  • CeeDee Lamb DAL vs NYG $6000
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ HOU $4500
  • Tee Higgins CIN @ BAL $4900
  • Brandin Cooks HOU vs JAC $4100
  • Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs CAR $3000 (If Julio Jones is OUT)
NFL New York Giants tight end Evan Ingram catching a touchdown pass in the endzone
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Tight Ends

  • George Kittle SF vs MIA $6600
  • Tyler Higbee LAR @ WAS $5600
  • Eric Ebron PIT vs PHI $4000
  • Evan Ingram NYG @ DAL $4600
  • Logan Thomas WAS vs LAR $3500
  • Chris Herndon NYJ vs ARI $3200
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden
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Defense

  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs PHI $3800
  • Arizona Cardinals @ NYJ $4100
  • Los Angeles Rams @ WAS $4000
  • San Francisco 49ers vs MIA $3700
  • Dallas Cowboys vs NYG $3100
  • Miami Dolphins @ SF $2400
NFL Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrating a touchdown with quarterback Kyler Murray
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Stacks

  • Teddy Bridgewater QB $5900/Robby Anderson WR $5900/Mike Davis RB $6400/Calvin Ridley WR $7500 CAR @ ATL
  • Teddy Bridgewater QB $5900/DJ Moore WR $6000/Mike Davis RB $6400/Calvin Ridley WR $7500 CAR @ ATL
  • Kyler Murray QB $7200/DeAndre Hopkins WR $7900 ARI @ NYJ
  • Deshaun Watson QB $6900/Will Fuller V WR $6600/Laviska Shenault Jr. WR $4500/James Robinson RB $6700 HOU vs JAC
  • Deshaun Watson QB $6900/Will Fuller V WR $6600/Brandin Cooks WR $4100/James Robinson RB $6700 HOU vs JAC
  • Daniel Jones QB $5400/Darius Slayton WR $4800/Evan Engram TE $4600/Ezekiel Elliott RB $7800/Dallas Cowboys DST $3100 NYG @ DAL
  • Joe Burrow QB $6000/Tee Higgins WR $4900 CIN @ BAL
  • James Conner RB $6900/Eric Ebron TE $4000/Pittsburgh Steeler DST $3800 PIT vs PHI

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