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NFL DFS Week 5: Locks, Values, and the #CrackUm Player of the Week

Week 5 of NFL action brings about some exciting matchups that should make for a fruitful day of DFS.

Teddy Bridgewater DFS
Photo: Charlotte Observer

Two games are moving off the main slate for Week 5. Those matchups are Broncos vs. Patriots and Bills vs. Titans. Even though it changes some things for DFS this weekend, there are still plenty of quality games going on. A few contests look like they have the chance to be high-scoring affairs with locks of fun fantasy matchups. Good luck this weekend and win some money!


Photo: Dallas Cowboys

Lock: Dak Prescott (FD:$8.7K/DK:$7.4K) – The only worry with Prescott right now is the anticipation of a down week. Well, have no fear because that will not happen this week against a bad Giants team. The Cowboys’ offense is moving the ball all over the field. On the flip side, they haven’t been able to contain their opponents either. This game should be another explosive and high-scoring contest.

Value: Teddy Bridgewater (FD:$7.1K/DK:$5.9K) – Bridgewater is coming off what was his best fantasy game of the season. Now he will face a Falcons team that lets up points in major waves. That means the Panthers’ QB should be able to post a new best performance of the season. Keep an eye on his wide receivers in this game as well because Falcons pass defense is atrocious.

Running Back

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Lock: Clyde Edwards-Helaire (FD:$7.9K/DK:$6.8K) – The Chiefs have struggled running the ball in the last few weeks. That should change this week when they face a defense that ranks near the bottom of the league against the rush. The rookie should see around 20 total touches in every game, so he just needs to find the end zone again. The Raiders have given up the most rushing touchdowns this season, so that scenario should come to fruition for Edwards-Helaire. Expect him to rack up a total of 120 yards and one touchdown this weekend.

Value: James Robinson (FD:$6.6K/DK:$6.8K) – The Texans have given up the most rushing yards so far this season. This is a great game for the undrafted rookie to put together another big-time performance. He has over 17 total touches in every game this season, and the Jaguars want to get him even more involved later in games. If that is the case, he will be a huge play against a defense that is giving up large quantities of yards.

Wide Receiver

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Lock: Amari Cooper (FD:$7.8K/DK:$7.4K) – The Giants are not terrible against the pass, but the Cowboys offense is absolutely on fire this season. On the other hand, the Cowboys defense just isn’t cutting it. That will help in having the offense on the field more often. This game should be a back-and-forth affair that helps Cooper continue to get his targets in this game.

Value: Deebo Samuel (FD:$6.0K/DK:$5.3K) – Jimmy G is back! This will be the first time this season he and Samuel will get to play together. They had a great connection last season and will look to continue that this year. One thing to keep in mind is that the Dolphins are near the bottom of the league when it comes to 20-plus yard passing plays allowed. Big plays are an area in which Samuel excels.

Tight End

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Lock: Darren Waller (FD:$6.8K/DK:$5.9K) – The Raiders have been missing weapons on offense, but Carr still has his favorite target in his Waller. For this Raiders offense to be clicking effectively, they need to get the work to Waller and Jacobs. Waller should be able to have a ten-reception, 90-yard, and one-touchdown game.

Value: Hayden Hurst (FD:$5.7K/DK:$4.7K) – The Falcons like to move the ball through the air as much as they can. The only worry for Hurst is that his targets are all over the place. This game should be another high-scoring game for the Falcons’ offense. Hurst should be able to have 50-plus yards and a touchdown in this game.

#CrackUm Player Of The Week

Photo: Carolina Panthers

Robby Anderson (FD:$6.2K/DK:$5.9K) – The only thing currently holding Anderson back is his lack of touchdowns this season. However, a matchup against what could be the worst passing defense in the league should bode well for the Panthers’ passing game. Anderson certainly makes the most out of his targets, as he’s averaging over 13 yards per catch. This season, he is averaging career-best yardage numbers, which means that he has become Bridgewater’s number one guy. The touchdown drought will end this weekend, and Anderson should post nine total catches for over 100 yards and two touchdowns.

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