DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 5 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

DraftKings (Main slate)






Chase Daniel vs. Raiders ($4,800) [game is in London]

Strange things happen in when NFL games are played in London. Daniel has started only five games in his 10 year NFL career. The Bears stout defense and running game will carry the load but Daniel has an exploitable matchup where he should absolutely pepper Allen Robinson with targets. Naturally we’re bargain shopping and he is no lock for success but he doesn’t have to do a ton to pay off his salary. He was PFF’s highest graded player week 4. So we got that going for us.

Kirk Cousins @ Giants ($5,300)
Adam Thielen was honest about the Vikings offense going forward in mini press conference this week. Kirk Cousins apologized. Drama aside, it could translate to fantasy goodness in the passing game. We haven’t seen it all season. The identity of the offense is clearly the running game but much more needs to be done on offense if the Vikes are going to win games. Cousins is projecting well week 5 and at his cost he can be used in cash games of tournaments. Using Adam Thielen makes a ton of sense in a stack.

Bonus: Joe Flacco

Running backs

Phillip Lindsay @ Chargers ($4,900)

The Broncos are a mess and in they really have too much talent to be in that condition. Phillip Lindsay is projected high this week and should be an integral part of the week 5 game plan. Particularly in the passing game. Lindsay is ironically on pace for more carries this season but less yards. His value is contingent on his work in the passing game. He’ll face a middle of the road Chargers run defense that is allowing 102 yards per game. I won’t lock Lindsay in Cash games but he is a great tournament play that will be under owned by the masses.

Jaylen Samuels vs. Ravens ($4,100)

Jaylen Samuels showcased his talent week 4 in a trouncing of the Bengals. He caught all eight targets in a game where we got to see the wild cat offense. With James Conner’s status unclear for week 5, we still have to be looking Samuels way regardles at his cost. If Conner does not play against the Ravens then Samuels is a LOCK based on the volume he’ll get. The Ravens are still a top-10 run defense but they’re coming off a week Nick Chubb ran wild against them.

Bonus: Miles Sanders



Wide receivers



Auden Tate vs. Cardinals ($3,500)

John Ross has been placed on injured reserve and that is leaving between 6-to-12 targets on the field each week in his absence. Auden Tate has become a free square for us week 5 against a bottom ten Cardinals secondary. Tate is a big bodied receiver that can be a red zone nightmare. The Bengals are throwing the ball 72% of the time. Ross was first in yards and touchdowns before departing. The Cardinals fast pace enhances the fantasy goodness in this game. Play Tate in cash games and tournaments. Opportunity is the name of the game and Tate has the perfect storm week 5.

Will Fuller vs. Falcons ($4,500)
Heading into 2019 Will Fuller had 11 touchdowns in 11 games with Deshaun Watson. He has yet to score a touchdown in 2019. The time is now and the matchup is beautiful at home. The Falcons just made Marcus Mariota look Tom Brady. Fuller is not dependable enough for me to be used in cash games, but he is the perfect tournament play in a game that should be stacked on both sides. I would’t be surprised to see Fuller catch two touchdowns in what may be a shoot out. He has been on the field for over 90% of the Texans offensive snaps in 2019. Sign me up for Fuller week 5.

Bonus: Jamison Crowder



Tight End



Greg Olsen vs. Jaguars ($4,000)

After back to back 20+ point weeks, Greg Olsen came back to earth after being contained by the Texans. Olsen is number two at tight end in yards per catch so far this season.
He’s playing at a high level again and Kyle Allen should lean on him often to bail him out. Broncos tight end Noah Fant was able to get in the end zone a week ago against a bottom ten Jaguars pass defense. When Greg Olsen is healthy he is “elite”. And when Greg Olsen is $4,000, we play him with confidence. Olsen can be used in cash games and tournaments

Tyler Eifert vs. Cardinals ($3,300)
Two things are guaranteed in life. Taxes, and the inability for the Arizona Cardinals to stop tight ends. Tyler Eifert is “healthy” which is rare. With John Ross out the Bengals will talk all the offensive weaponry they can get. His usage has been sporadic but he has gotten five targets in 3-of-4 games in 2019. A shoot out could occur in Cincinnati making Eifert firmly in play based on his price.

Bonus: Jordan Akins

Defense/Special teams

Panthers ($2,600)

Gardner Minshew is going to have his work cut out for him against the best pass defense in the league. The Panthers have 14 sacks over the last two weeks. I love a cheap defense