DFS Cash Game Breakdown 2020 Week 5
Dak Prescott, Dallas
Through four games, Prescott is on pace to throw for 6,760 yards and 36 touchdowns. The biggest reason his touchdown number isn't on a record-setting pace is that he already has three on the ground. He's also on pace for an additional 344 rushing yards. He's not going to keep his mind-melting yardage totals up but he doesn't have to in order to crush the Giants this week. Dallas has a 31.75 implied total, higher than almost any team on the main slate. Keep jamming in Prescott until his price goes through the roof.
Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina
Bridgewater has had a solid start to the season. He's completed over 70% of his passes in each of the past three games has three scores in the past two. He also scored with his legs last week. His 8.1 yards per attempt will also be a career-high if he can sustain it. Now he plays the Falcons. Atlanta has allowed more fantasy points to quarterbacks than any other team this year. No unit has allowed more passing touchdown than their secondary. Bridgewater is good enough to shred their horrid defense.
Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco
McKinnon was set to operate in a committee with Jeff Wilson last week but Kyle Shanahan had different plans. He caught seven passes and carried the ball 13 times while Wilson only recorded four total touches. McKinnon is clearly the lead back in San Francisco as long as Raheem Mostert remains out. The 49ers get an easy matchup versus Miami, at home this week. McKinnon is only $5,800 on DraftKings this week.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City
Edwards-Helaire is top-five in carries and top-10 in targets among running backs this year. He plays on the Kansas City Chiefs. He's inexplicably 17th in fantasy points per game at 15.8. That comes down to him scoring one touchdown on this immense volume. Touchdowns are unpredictable but Edwards-Helaire's volume has been stable. Keep playing him and take the price discount after any week that he doesn't score.
Damiere Byrd, New England
Note: New England cornerback Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for COVID-19. The game has not been moved yet but be aware that the game could move.
Byrd appeared the be the favorite of backup quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Bryan Hoyer. He was targeted 10 times in the Patriots' Monday game. That led all New England players. He caught five passes for 80 yards. Byrd is still at the minimum price on DraftKings.
D.J. Moore, Carolina
Moore is still getting the bulk of the targets and air yards in Carolina. His 23.2 target share is top-20 among receivers and his 41.9% air yards share is top-five. Now the Panthers get a great matchup versus the Falcons. Moore might not be the sole receiver getting targets from Bridgewater but he's still the lead receiver in Carolina. Keep buying until that isn't true.
Evan Engram, New York Giants
Only two tight ends have more targets than Engram this year. He has 30 looks from Daniel Jones. Those looks are coming from an inaccurate passer but Jones could get right versus Dallas. The Cowboys have 11 scores to passers and over 1,000 yards. Like most other players in cash, we're buying volume with Engram this week.
Darren Waller, Las Vegas
Waller has been the most-targeted tight in the league through four weeks. In fact, only four receivers have more targets than Waller's 40. Had it not been for a shutdown treatment from the Patriots, he could be the leading pass-catcher by many metrics. Las Vegas is expected to be trailing for almost the entirety of their game versus Kansas City. That sets up perfectly for Waller to smash once again.
The Texans defense is only $2,600 this week but the play at home as 6.5-point favorites. Being at home and favored by nearly a touchdown is the recipe for defensive success. Take the savings and play Houston.