DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2020 Week 5 DraftKings
DraftKings (Main Slate: 12 Games)
Daniel Jones @ Cowboys ($5,400)
There is no question how anemic the Giants offense is without Saquon Barkley. He provided an elite ground game, and his a fixture in the passing game. Baker Mayfield was able to go to Dallas week 4 and light up the Cowboys secondary at will. I don’t think they have fixed their secondary in a week. Daniel Jones is strictly a tournament play this weekend and he is projecting well with a negative game script in front of him. He’ll be forced to throw a ton as the Giants will be trailing. Stacking Jones with Darius Slayton or Evan Engram makes perfect, cheap sense. Jones threw for over 300 yards five times in 2019. But again, the absence of Saquon Barkley has changed the whole operation.
Teddy Bridgewater @ Falcons ($5,900)
It’s been interesting start to the 2020 season for the Panthers offense. Christian McCaffrey got hurt, Mike Davis has assumed the responsibility efficiently, and Teddy Bridgewater has made Robby Anderson his favorite target over D.J. Moore. Teddy is projecting REALLY well against a Falcons bottom three Falcons secondary week 5. Bridgewater connected on 70% of his passes last week for 276 yards and two touchdowns. A D.J. Moore week is coming and this week against Atlanta could be the perfect recipe to go off. Teddy can be used in tournaments and cash games week 5.
Bonus: Derek Carr @ Chiefs ($5,300)
Myles Gaskin @ 49ers ($4,800)
Myles Gaskin remains the lead back in Miami and he should be. He’s commanding 60+% of the carries and his involvement in the passing game is consistent. The Dolphins are 8.5 dogs on the road they’ll need his versatility. He’s yet to score a touchdown, but as we know, they are unpredictable and eventually happen. We can anticipate around 15 touches again week 5. He’s a good cheap, last piece on our rosters. Gaskin’s upside is undetermined, so we are basically paying for volume on the cheap.
Antonio Gibson vs. Rams ($5,000)
There isnt much to like about the Washington Football Team’s offense outside of Terry McLaurin and now featured back Antonio Gibson. McLaurin is going to have to deal with Jalen Ramsey and is priced up, while Gibson is a dynamic cheap piece. He is easing into three down work, lining up outside. The negative game script does not bode well for a two down back, but if he’s being used in the passing game as he should be, then we pounce at his price point. Gibson, like Gaskin is volume at a discount week 5. The difference is that Gibson scores touchdowns and has shown upside. He’s a viable cash game or tournament play against the Rams.
Bonus: David Johnson vs. Jaguars ($5,200)
Darius Slayton @ Cowboys ($4,800)
Daniel Jones was lucky enough to make the Crate list week 5, so it is only fair that I add Darius Slayton. We’ve seen the upside and rapport with Jones and Slayton a handful of times dating back to 2019. With Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard injured, there is usage to be had. The match up with the Cowboys this weekend is an ideal game script on the road for Slayton on the road. Dallas hasnt been able to stop anyone through the air so far and the Giants will be losing. Perfect game script. It’s the passing volume we crave. He’s a high upside tournament play for me only. Slayton will command seven or more targets and the hope is that the targets translate to a couple touchdowns.
Olamide Zaccheaus vs. Panthers ($3,000)
The usage, price, and match up are as good as it gets for Olamide Zaccheaus week 5 at home against the Panthers. Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones are hurting, and both are iffy for week 5 against Carolina. Zaccheaus is the bare minimum this week after catching 8-of-9 targets for 86 yards. If defenses are going to zero in on Calvin Ridley again then the usage will be there. Using him will free up cap and allow us to spend anywhere we want. It will be a good game to stack with Matt Ryan and a couple pieces of the Panthers offense. D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, and Mike Davis specifically.
Bonus: Tim Patrick @ Patriots ($4,400)
Evan Engram @ Cowboys ($4,400)
If we’re going back to stacking the Cowboys week 5 then we will have to run back with a play maker (s) from the Giants. For me it’s going to be Darius Slayton (already mentioned) or a cheaper piece in Evan Engram. If there was any week for the Giants, the time is now. The Cowboys have given up a touchdown to a tight end in three straight weeks. Engram had 10 targets last week in a slug fest against the Rams. Week 5 has the recipe for a shoot out. The targets will translate to touchdowns, eventually. Projection wise, Engram is as good as it gets for his price tag week five. I’ll be using him in the line ups that don’t involve Travis Kelce and George Kittle.
Hayden Hurst vs. Panthers ($4,700)
Hayden Hurst has been a sufficient replacement for Austin Hooper in Atlanta so far this season. Not great, but good enough. With all the injuries recently, Matt Ryan may be forced to look in Hurst’s direction often at home against the Panthers Sunday. Darren Waller and Hunter Henry both have seen seven targets against the Panthers. Matt Ryan is going to sling it and Hurst is a pivot off of the Falcons wide outs. I’ll take 15 DraftKings points and move on at a low ownership percentage.
Bonus: Eric Ebron vs. Eagles ($4,000)
Chiefs vs. Raiders ($3,500)
There is no paying down for me week five at defense. The Chiefs have play makers at every level and they’ll be ahead. Thus, forcing Derek Carr to push the ball. More drop backs=more opportunities for the Chiefs to thrive.
Bonus: Steelers vs. Eagles ($3,800)