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2015 Fantasy Football Advice: Week 5 DFS Picks

Brett and Ryan take a walk into the wild blue yonder with FanDuel and make some recommendations for this week's games.

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It was a good week in daily fantasy. Brett and I have been close each week to the top of the SBNation League. My team reached 118.64 points last week, clearing the bar for doubling my money in Week 4. Now, on to Week Five:

Week 5 Lineups
Brett Cost Ryan Cost
QB $8,300 $7,500
RB 1 $6,700 $9,000
RB 2 $6,200 $6,600
WR 1 $9,200 $8,600
WR 2 $7,700 $7,700
WR 3 $7,500 $6,200
TE $4,900 $5,100
K $4,600 Cairo Santos $4,600
DEF $4,900 $4,600


I'm a big fan of a Matt Ryan/Julio Jones stack against a severely underwhelming Washington secondary. As for my other receivers, Keenan Allen and Mike Evans are both facing below-average corners this weekend, and both of them have a quarterback that can and WILL get them the ball.

At RB, Todd Gurley and Rashad Jennings are two mid-priced value plays that I like this week for double-digit point floors, and I think Owen Daniels is a sneaky value at tight end as well against a Raiders defense that just LOVES giving up catches over the middle.

Top it off with a favorable matchup for the Broncos defense and a quick dice roll on Greg Zuerlein at kicker, and you have yourself a lineup that has potential for a very, very high ceiling.


Unlike Brett, I'm going big on running back this time around. Though I thought long and hard about going the Falcons route as well, Bell will be the bell cow of the Steelers' offense with Ben Roethlisberger out.  Rivers was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after Week 4, and I'm hoping that mojo continues against Pittsburgh's defense.

T.J. Yeldon picked up his first 100-yard game last week; I'm getting in before the price gets higher.  Alfred Blue lashed the Bucs, so there's reason for optimism about what a top young running back can do against Tampa Bay.

The Falcons gave up 300 yards of passing to the Texans, and Pierre Garcon is one of the top targets in Washington. Richard Rodgers has Aaron Rodgers; I'll take anyone who has Aaron Rodgers. Everyone seems to get their offense going against the Bears (equaling a good day for the kicker).  The Bears trot out Jay Cutler, so that can only help the Chiefs defense.

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