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DraftKings NFL Week 5 Picks & Sleepers: The Commanders are a Sneaky Stack

I was on Geno Smith, Jamaal Williams, Tyler Lockett, and other touchdown scorers, but Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense limited what would’ve been a monster Week 4.

We’re on to Week 5. Let’s ride!

QUARTERBACKS

Justin Herbert $7,100 (at CLE)

If you subtract the one game where Herbert shouldn’t have even played, he’s averaged over 20 fantasy points per game this season. Outside of last week against the Texans, the Chargers haven’t had much of a running game, as Austin Ekeler has done the majority of his work through the passing game. Averaging over 300 passing yards per game (great for the bonus points), Herbert has been consistently solid to begin 2022.

Carson Wentz $5,700 (vs TEN)

With two absolute stinkers against the Eagles and Cowboys, not a lot of people are likely to land on Wentz this week. This could be a very nice bounce-back game against the Titans at home in a get-right spot. Wentz’s weapons should have their way this week.

Other intriguing options:

Jalen Hurts $8,100 (at ARI), Tom Brady $6,000 (vs ATL), Zach Wilson $5,300 (vs MIA), Andy Dalton $5,200 (vs SEA)

RUNNING BACKS

Dalvin Cook $7,300 (vs CHI)

The Vikings are big favorites over the Bears this week, who just got gashed on the ground by Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. Cook has yet to surpass 15 DK points this season, as we all await the RB1 explosion. Game script would favor Cook and the ground game here as big favorites and he seems due for a breakout game.

James Robinson $6,300 (vs HOU)

Another game script-positive running back, James Robinson and the Jaguars are big favorites over the Texans. Houston’s run defense is getting sliced apart on the ground on a weekly basis and Robinson should continue to roll in this matchup. For someone coming off an Achilles injury, Robinson sure is looking great early on.

Damien Harris $5,600 (vs DET)

The Lions’ defense is REALLY, REALLY bad. New England’s offense hasn’t exactly been great, and with Bailey Zappe starting, we’d expect the Patriots to focus more on the ground game. Harris has been the goal-line back and he’s a great bet to find the end zone again this week.

Breece Hall $5,400 (vs MIA)

The rookie is slowly working his way towards elite territory while still at a low price of mid $5k. He had 19 touches last week and is heavily involved in the passing game. The Jets are actually trending upward and could have a shot against Miami this week without Tua. Hall doesn’t seem like he’ll be playing at this salary for very long.

Other intriguing options:

Derrick Henry $8,200 (at WAS), Jamaal Williams $6,500 (at NE), Devin Singletary $6,100 (vs PIT), Kareem Hunt $6,000 (vs LAC), Khalil Herbert $5,900 (at MIN)

WIDE RECEIVERS

Mike Evans $6,900 (vs ATL)

There’s no question who Tom Brady’s No. 1 guy is and it’s Mike Evans. Godwin is beat up, Julio hasn’t been a factor, and the rest of his weapons lack consistency. Now, Brady gets a plus matchup against the Falcons. Expect a much better offensive outing this week coming off a loss.

Terry McLaurin $6,200 (vs TEN)

Terry McLaurin has gotten plenty of looks, but he hasn’t produced at a consistently high level. On the plus side, minus the stinker against Dallas, McLaurin has averaged 15 DK points per game. He gets a weaker Titans secondary this week and should have an increased target share with Jahan Dotson out and Curtis Samuel dealing with a sickness.

Khalil Shakir $3,200 (vs PIT)

A mass exodus of injuries opens the door for the rookie from Boise State. Gabe Davis is still dealing with a nagging ankle injury and is unproductive, Isaiah McKenzie is questionable with a concussion, and Jamison Crowder fractured his ankle. This opens the door for Khalil Shakir to make some plays in one of the league’s pass-happiest offenses.

Other intriguing options:

Marquise Brown $7,200 (vs PHI), CeeDee Lamb $7,000 (at LAR), Christian Kirk $6,600 (vs HOU), Amari Cooper $6,000 (vs LAC), Garrett Wilson $5,200 (vs MIA), George Pickens $4,300 (at BUF)

TIGHT ENDS

Dallas Goedert $4,700 (at ARI)

Averaging five targets a game, Dallas Goedert is playing third fiddle behind AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith. The Cardinals present one of the better matchups for tight ends, and while Goedert has scored double digits three weeks in a row, he still has a higher ceiling to unlock when he’s utilized in the red zone.

Hunter Henry $2,900 (vs DET)

I won’t sugarcoat it. Hunter Henry has been pretty bad this season. He’s offered next-to-nothing production wise and he’s got a fourth-round rookie under center this week. So, why him? Well, there are a few decent reasons. Jonnu Smith is doubtful meaning Henry should play near every snap this week. Also, the Lions’ defense is horrific and I’m not expecting Bailey Zappe to sling it downfield. Check down city.

Other intriguing options:

Tyler Higbee $4,300 (at DAL), Gerald Everett $4,200 (at CLE), Pat Freiermuth $4,100 (at BUF), David Njoku $3,800 (vs LAC)

DEFENSE

Minnesota Vikings $3,600 (vs CHI)

While Minnesota hasn’t exactly been an intimidating defense, the Bears’ offense is all but nonexistent. The passing game under Justin Fields is atrocious and they are the definition of one-dimensional. Expect the Vikings to play with a lead, which could boost its chance of sacks and turnovers.

Dallas Cowboys $2,500 (at LAR)

The Cowboys’ defense is legit. Led by that menace Micah Parsons, they’ve been keeping teams in check all year with low-scoring games. The Rams’ offense looked completely defunct minus the unstoppable Cooper Kupp. Stafford has struggled with turnovers and Dallas’ defense can easily get pressure on him.

Other intriguing options:

Buffalo Bills $4,100 (vs PIT), Jacksonville Jaguars $3,400 (vs HOU), New York Jets $2,600 (vs MIA)

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