Week 5 in the NFL is almost upon us and it is a very interesting week for anyone playing over at Draftkings. Be sure to sign up or join contests through our homepage. This week has a ton of stars playing in A+ matchups, specifically 5 players;
RB: Le'Veon Bell, 8500
RB: Jamaal Charles, 7800
WR: Odell Beckham Jr., 9000
WR: Julio Jones, 9300
TE: Rob Gronkowski, 7300
All 5 of these guys have insanely good matchups and you are going to want to get at least 2 of them in your lineups. This of course, comes at a price as you can see above. To fit them, lets look at some cheaper plays at each position who could come up huge in Week 5.
Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (5100) and WR Travis Benjamin (4500):
Many people including myself thought Travis Benjamin was no more than a fluke after his Week 2 explosion against Tennessee going for 35 points. However, he has proved to be a big part of an improving Browns offense. Josh McCown has put together two successful weeks in a row after the surprising benching of Johnny Manziel. The Browns get Baltimore this week who have been horrible this year against the pass. Benjamin should have no trouble getting open for a long TD this week. Paired with McCown this could prove to be a highly profitable mini-stack to go with 2 of the elite guys above.
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (5300), RB Chris Thompson (3300), WR Jamison Crowder (3500) and TE Derek Carrier (2500):
This is obviously not me recommending you use all 4 of these guys, however the Redskins should be behind at Atlanta with plenty of garbage time to pick up stats. Atlanta has given up tons of yards this season and Cousins and company looked pretty damn good last week against Philadelphia. Thompson is a pass catching ace out of the backfield and should get 5-6 targets which is huge for Draftkings Points Per Reception. Crowder and Carrier are filling in for two injured guys DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed and should help pick up the majority of the slack left behind, leading to a very good fantasy day.
Honorable Mentions: RB: Thomas Rawls (3800), WR: Willie Snead (3000) and TE: Owen Daniels (2700)
Good luck this week and dont forget to join Draftkings through our homepage!
By Jack Journeay