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The Anatomy of a $1M DFS Lineup: Dissecting the NFL Week 5 DraftKings Millionaire Maker Winning Lineup

Each week, I’ll be expanding on the DraftKings Millionaire Maker analysis provided by Adam Levitan here and The Wolf here. I encourage you to look at those articles first, if you haven’t already.

Breakdowns of trends in lineup structure for particular weeks can be found on the subreddit r/dfsports, and every week gives you the highest possible scoring Millionaire lineup. Visit the latter to remind you how absurd this game can be, like how you should’ve stacked the Lions in week 1, and how Maxx Williams was apparently the tight end to roll out in week 2.

In this series, I’ll be looking at trends that DFS players track, diving into the skill/luck dichotomy, and more.


Tom Brady — $7400, 6.4% owned, 40.74 Draftkings points

Chuba Hubbard — $6000, 6.4%, 21.4 pts

Alexander Mattison — $5500, 35.4%, 30.3 pts

Davante Adams — $8200, 23.6%, 40.6 pts

Mike Evans — $6800, 5.4%, 32.3 pts

Antonio Brown — $5200, 14.7%, 34.4 pts

Hunter Henry — $3700, 4.5%, 19.5 pts

Kadarius Toney — $4000, 11.3%, 32.6 pts

Vikings DEF — $3000, 8.1%, 9 pts

  • Stack: Double-stack, no run-it-back, same as weeks 1 and 2.
  • Stack cost was $19,800, 39.6-percent of the cap ($6600 per player)
  • Used $49,800 out of $50G, tied for the least amount used so far
  • Stacked using Vegas’ 6th highest over/under (MIA at TB, O/U 48)
  • WR in the flex, with the only non-WR in the flex being week 4 (RB)
  • 115.8% total ownership percentage, the highest so far (previous was 88.6) and the first time it has been in the higher-half of the 75-125% recommended range


Don’t have to get too deep here. Brady-Evans-Brown is a playable stack probably any week.

While the Chuba Hubbard pick has a minor place in the “luck” category (unless I’m missing any pre-game news that said he would see more of a workload than he did in week 4), being the primary back against an Eagles porous run D put Chuba in play at his cost.

The Mattison pick was brought to you by:

And Davante Adams was just doing Davante Adams things:

Kadarius Toney’s value going into this week was no secret, as Kenny Golladay was presumed to get most of Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs‘ attention.


Although Hunter Henry had been out-snapping Jonnu Smith 193-to-142 before this past weekend, they both saw 40 snaps against the Texans, and they couldn’t be much closer to even in target share coming in to week 5:

Targets by week

Wk 1: Smith 5, Henry 3

Wk 2: Smith 5, Henry 4

Wk 3: Smith 6, Henry 6

Wk 4: Smith 5, Henry 5

Wk 5: Smith 2, Henry 8

This has the look of an outlier, time will tell if it continues.


Joe Burrow has been the only winning lineup QB under $6700 (week 1, $5800).

Now, only two out of eleven winning lineup RBs have cost over $6200, as part of a trend expanded on here:

After week 5, that gap between RB1 and WR2 shrinks, with $6640 average spent on RB1, and $6480 average spent on WR2.


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