DraftKings NFL Values: Week 5

Written by Kevin Thomas at No Coast Bias

Below I will highlight a few guys that I perceive will provide value for their price on DraftKings for Week 5 in the NFL.


Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers ($7,900): If you want to spend up on QB this week, Rodgers is the play at home against the Rams. We have been over this before, but we will go over it again. Rodgers is unworldly at Lambeau Field. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, Rodgers is averaging 292 passing yards, and 3.2 passing touchdowns in 10 home games. He is the play if you are paying up for QB and great for 50/50 or cash games.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($6,700): Matt Ryan is the 8th highest priced QB despite his consistent 19.3 fantasy points per game. He has a great matchup this week at home against Washington, who have shown a vulnerability to the pass after giving up 549 passing yards and 5 touchdown passes the last two week to Eli Manning and Sam Bradford. The Falcons should lean more on the pass this week with the good Washington front seven holding offenses to 78 rushing yards a game, second best in the NFL. Ryan makes for a great play in both 50/50 cash games, as well as GPPs.

Running back: 

Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens ($5,800): Forsett reminded everyone last week why he was so highly regarded before the season with 27 rushes for 150 yards against the Steelers. I am expecting similar production again this week against the poor Cleveland run defense. The Browns have given up the second most rushing yards a game this season of any team in the NFL at 141.5 yards per game and the third worst yards per rush attempt with 4.9 yards per carry. Start Forsett with confidence.

Dion Lewis, New England Patriots ($4,800): Lewis has showcased himself as the top running back on the Patriots. In the two games Blount has played after returning from suspension, Lewis has been on the field for 66% of the Patriots snaps and has at least 13 touches and a touchdown in each game. Remember, DraftKings uses point per reception scoring, making Lewis a great play with his 15 receptions over the first 3 games. With his minimum of 16 fantasy points each week, Lewis is a steal at his $4,800 price tag.

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