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DFS Tournament Game Breakdown 2020 Week 5
Josh Allen, Buffalo
Allen is incredibly good at football and it's time to accept that. He's projecting for low ownership despite scoring more fantasy points than every passer other than Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson. He's been a top-five passer by yards per attempt and adjusted completion percentage. This week, he faces a Titans defense that has allowed their opponents to pass for 300 yards in two of three games. It's wheels up on Allen again this week.
Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina
Bridgewater has had a solid start to the season and he appears in both the cash and tournament breakdown. 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. The big draw for Bridgewater is that his weapons (D.J. Moore, Mike Davis, and Robby Anderson) all project to be quite popular this week. Bridgewater is projected to be less popular than all of his weapons and should be mandatory in lineups that feature any of his pass-catchers.
Damien Harris, 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.
Harris saw 17 carries versus the Chiefs and converted that into 100 yards. Rex Burkhead only got 11 carries and it was Harris' first game this year. Harris is only $4,300 on DraftKings and should have his ownership masked by other cheap backs.
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. He's a great play in cash but also acts as leverage off of the popular players on his own team. If Edwards-Helaire finds the end zone multiple times, he probably ruins all Mahomes lineups and could profit at the expense of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce builds.
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo
Diggs is the obvious stacking choice with Allen. He leads all Bills in every receiving category. This includes targets, of which Diggs has 35. He's averaging over 100 yards per game. Any lineup with Allen must feature Diggs. John Brown played on as many snaps as Diggs last week and is largely behind Cole Beasley in targets because of a missed half in Week 3. Brown is the preferred No. 2 in Buffalo but Beasley isn't a bad stacking option either.
CeeDee Lamb, Dallas
Dak Prescott stacks are going to be popular and they deserve to be. He's on pace for 36 scores and over 6,700 yards. That's over 1,000 yards more than the NFL record currently held by Peyton Manning. Lamb is third on Dallas in targets (29) and second in receiving yards (309). Prescott plus Amari Cooper stacks are still viable but the ownership on them needs to be mitigated with either Lamb or a tight end.
Dalton Schultz, Dallas
The Cowboys drawing high ownership across the board except for Schultz. He's being viewed as an infrequent producer but Schultz has been consistently involved in the Dallas offense since Blake Jarwin went down. He's seen eight targets per game in three contests with Jarwin. Schultz has also scored twice. He's ideal as a one-off or in Dak Prescott stacks.
George Kittle, San Francisco
Kittle saw 15 targets in Week 4 after returning from his knee sprain. He converted on all 15 and went for 183 yards and a score. He's the most expensive play at tight end on DraftKings but is drawing a fraction of the ownership of Travis Kelce and Darren Waller. That makes him the ideal pivot without sacrificing anything in terms of raw fantasy points.
The Steelers are averaging five sacks and 1.7 takeaways per game. Those marks are first and 10th in the league through four weeks for all teams but Pittsburgh and Tennessee. They face the Eagles this week. Carson Wentz has been sacked 3.5 times per game and the Eagles have given the ball away on 2.2 turnovers per game. Both marks are bottom-five. Pittsburgh is going to tee off on Wentz this week.