By Jamie Calandro
Jamie Calandro


Eric and I were all over the week 4 winners (save for Marcus Mariota - wow) on our DFS show last Saturday night, so make sure to tune in this weekend as we break down the entire week 5 main slate! This is the last full week before we start dealing with byes, so pay extra close attention to the injury reports, as it’s possible some team may just hold players out (Swift). Remember to follow me @jac3600!



Josh Allen, BUF ($8200)

In my eyes this week, the QB pool for cash is limited to two players. You’re either paying all the way up for Allen, or saving the money with Tom Brady (see below). Early ownership is clearly favoring Allen at this point as players want to lock in his massive floor/ceiling combo that is unrivaled by most other QBs. Allen is averaging an incredible 30.3 DK PPG so far this year and gets a Steelers defense that has allowed the 11th most FPPG to QBs (which includes performances from Mac Jones, Jacoby Brissett, and Zack Wilson over the last three contests), and is missing TJ Watt. The Bills’ team total sits at 31 points, and Allen should be the main force behind that.

Other options - Jalen Hurts

Mid-tier options - Kirk Cousins



Tom Brady, TB ($6000)

You’ll find this article (and others I’ve written this week) to be very Bucs-heavy, and the reason is that they’re simply not priced for their matchup against the Atlanta defense. Brady finally got his full complement of WRs back and predictably delivered with a 39-52, 385 yards, 3 TD performance. Atlanta’s defense does have eight sacks and four turnovers so far, but they’ve also allowed 101 points through four games and have surrendered the ninth most FPPG to opposing QBs.

Other options - Teddy Bridgewater, Trevor Lawrence







Leonard Fournette, TB ($6900)

The Bucs trend continues with Fournette, and it’s perfectly fine to roster him alongside Tom Brady. Atlanta has been surprisingly effective at limiting RB fantasy points (12th fewest allowed), but underlying stats indicate that will change as they’ve given 124 rushing yards per game and also the sixth most receptions. Fournette is game script independent, as he’s the closer in games where TB is winning, and is involved in the passing game even if the run is abandoned (7-57-1 last week in a losing effort against the Chiefs where they were perpetually behind).

Other options - Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Dalvin Cook

Mid-tier options - Alvin Kamara, Dameon Pierce, Devin Singletary





Jeff Wilson Jr, SF ($5500)

Wilson is currently the chalkiest RB right now, and it’s with good reason. San Francisco is down to their third string LT and Carolina features a ferocious pass rush, so you have to imagine the Niners will be leaning even more heavily on their run in this game on a short week. Deebo Samuel exists to wipe out the upside of any other runner, but Wilson still has 53 touches over the last three games without Eli Mitchell, and Carolina has allowed the 12th most FPPG to opposing RBs along with 4.6 YPC.

Other options - Khalil Herbert, Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson, Breece Hall, Raheem Mostert







Cooper Kupp, LAR ($9600)

OK, we all had our fun in the preseason trying to project Justin Jefferson or Ja’Marr Chase ahead of Kupp, but the Rams’ receiver has shown that he’s clearly still the top dog in redraft. After his incredible year in 2021, he’s already pacing himself to match it again with 42-402-4 through the first four weeks (29.1 DK PPG). Kupp has 54 targets already this year and it really doesn’t matter who he’s facing as he’s carved up both the Bills and 49ers already. There’s no clear RB spend this week, so Kupp should be considered a top priority in cash, especially if you don’t use Josh Allen.

Other options - Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, AJ Brown, Deebo Samuel

Mid-tier options - Mike Evans, Jaylen Waddle, Christian Kirk, Brandin Cooks


Chris Godwin, TB ($5900)

Godwin’s role was unclear in week four, but he came out and played an 83% snap share and caught seven of ten targets. As long as he gets through this week without any setbacks, Godwin is far too cheap against the Falcons. They have allowed the sixth-most FPPG to opposing WRs and routinely give up more production in the slot than on the perimeter. He also belongs in Bucs GPP stacks as a cornerstone value.

Other options - Tyler Lockett, Drake London, Chris Olave, Zay Jones, Rondale Moore







This is a unique slate where all the stud TEs are not playing. George Kittle is the most expensive and I have zero interest in him with his proficiency as a blocker and the SF offensive line woes. Spend down at TE this week.






Tyler Higbee, LAR ($4300)

Higbee received 14 targets in week 4 and his price tag didn’t move, so we have a prime opportunity to take advantage of the #MondayNightDiscount. Higbee is looking like the clear number two option after playing on 95% of snaps for the Rams and ranking third among TEs in targets, fourth in catches, and second in YAC. The matchup against Dallas isn’t great, but the volume for $4300 is hard to find.

Other options - Dallas Goedert, Kyle Pitts, Pat Friermuth, David Njoku, Cade Otton (if no Brate)

Dallas Cowboys ($2500) - just be careful if you roster multiple Rams
San Francisco 49ers ($3800)
Tennessee Titans ($3000)
Jacksonville Jaguars ($3400)
Houston Texans ($2400)