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Week 5 FanDuel Value Plays

Lots of great values out there this week on FanDuel! Waiting 'till Monday might pay off this week.

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Week 4 was a tough one for me, but the great thing about DFS is that you get to start over the next week. There are a lot of great values out there for Week 5, I'll go over some of my favorite picks at each position below.


Carson Palmer - $8,100

Palmer is coming off a bad week against the Rams. While the Cardinals struggled, Palmer did throw for a touchdown and a hair over 350 yards. The Lions have had a few tough losses this year and they could be at a real crossroads. If the Cardinals can get it going early, Palmer and his great receiving options may run away with this one.

Tyrod Taylor - $7,500

The Bills are heading to Nashville to take on the Titans, and Taylor has a nice price coming off his bye week. Tyrod has done enough to show he is not a flash in the pan, or a gimmick quarterback. He is a young quarterback with lots of room to improve, but he has an impressive skill set, and a nice cast of weapons around him. That supporting cast may be a little shorthanded with Karlos Williams and Sammy Watkins ailing, McCoy will definitely be out again.

That may put more on Tyrod and I think he steps up and delivers against an improved, but still weak Tennessee team.

Jamies Winston - $6,400

Winston and the Bucs play host to the Jaguars, who look better than they have in a while. Winston hasn't been shy about throwing it deep, and he could expose the Jags secondary with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

Winston is just about the cheapest starter out $6,400 this week.

Running Back

Le'Veon Bell - $9,000

Bell plays faces the San Diego Chargers iin San Diego on Monday Night Football. The Steelers had a long week to think about their Thursday night loss, and I think they'll end up leaning on Le'Veon in this primetime matchup. San Diego is allowing a ton of yards this year, and teams are scoring 27.5 points a game against them too.

The improved Steelers defense should do enough to keep San Diego from running away with this one. If Pittsburgh can keep it close and lean on the run, Le'Veon could have a huge day.

Devonta Freeman - $7,600

I remember last year, Odell Beckham Jr. kept putting up huge game after huge game, and I kept thinking, ‘there is no way he is going to do that again this week'.

Freeman shouldered a tremendous workload over the past couple of games, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Freeman has shown his 3-down-back potential over the past 2 weeks. I'll bet he does is again against Washington this week. With any luck, 'the people' will pass on Devonta this week. He'll be in most of my lineups.

TJ Yeldon - $6,600

Yeldon should get a lot of work this week against the lowly Buccaneers. If the Jags have their way, they'll hand the ball off and just run to victory. Jacksonville is putting up numbers, even if they are coming in garbage time. This is going to be one of the few games the Jags get to win this year, and Yeldon will play a big role in this one. .

C.J. Spiller - $5,500

There are a lot of cheap running backs I like this week. Spiller is one of my favorite guys in this range. Spiller is the cheapest running back I like this week. The Saints will have to stick with the short passing game with Brees still struggling through problems with his arm. Spiller's upside is limited now that the Saints went back to spreading the offense around. But, when you're picking running backs at this price, you're looking for a nice upside RB2 type, and I think Spiller gives you that, with some salary relief on the side.

Wide Receiver

Julio Jones - $9,20

There are bargains all over the place this week, so it's easy to squeeze Julio in your lineup. He didn't have a stellar week last week, but I think that had to do more with the game getting out of hand early more than a sign of Jones slowing down. Coming off that bad week, I think Julio's ownership will be lower than usual. There is a lot of scoring expected in this game, and Julio should have a great day for us again.

Larry Fitzgerald - $7,400

Fitz's price is great again this week. I'll keep buyin Fitzgerald until he disappoints. The Cardinals had a bad week, but I think they bounce back big time in week 5. Fitzgerald keeps rolling.

John Brown - $5,900

I'm stuck on John Brown. I keep waiting for him to go off, put up one of those 140 yard, 2 touchdown games. He keeps putting up nice numbers, but missing on those huge games. I can't stop betting on when that will happen, might as well be this week. At Brown's $5,900 price tag, I'll take the chance again.

Terrance Williams - $5,900

I think the Patriots come out and challenge Brandon Weeden to go deep. The Patriots secondary is the only real concern for them so far this year, and I can see Weeden and Williams getting together a few times in this game. I don't expect the ‘Boys to keep it close for long, and so Williams could see a lot of action if the Cowboys have to chuck it to try and keep up.

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski - $8,400

It's Gronk. You know what he can do. He's always worth it, if you can afford it.

Antonio Gates - $5,500

Why not Gates? He's coming off of a 4 game suspension, possibly playing in his last year, and he comes back to a Monday Night Football matchup against the Steelers. Rivers and Gates have been playing together long enough for a couple touchdowns and 50 yards to be well in play. There will be a lot more people that want to wait and see what happens with Gates, you may be able to get that surprise first week before the bandwagon gets full.

Delanie Walker - $5,400

Walker is a Mariota favorite, and he could serve as a nice option if Marcus doesn't have much time in the pocket this week against the Bills. Mariota has locked on to Wright and Walker, and I think that continues against Buffalo. Walker offers a nice floor at a decent price this week.


Robbie Gould - $4,700

The Chiefs can't stop anyone on defense this year, even Chicago. Gould is nice and cheap, and he's been making the most of his opportunities this season, hitting all his field goal tries so far this year.

Cairo Santos - $4,600

The Chiefs are actually tied for most points allowed per game with the Bears. I doubt we'll see 7 field goals this week, but I think Santos will get a few good chances in this one.


Denver Broncos - $4,900

If you have a few extra bucks after filling out your roster, see if you can squeeze the Broncos in to your lineup. Oakland is improved, but the Broncos D has been strong this year. With the pass-rush and strong corner play, I think Denver turns over Carr and Raiders a few times this game.

Atlanta Falcons - $4,500

The Falcons host Washington this Sunday. Kirk Cousins is usually good for a couple of turnovers, so I'll take a shot on the Falcons, cheap this week.

That's it for this week folks. Good luck out there!