DraftKings NFL Week 5 Value Plays

DraftKings NFL Week 5 Value Plays

As the uproar over the ownership scandal has taught us, selecting high scoring players who are owned in less than 10% of lineups in your contest is key to constructing a winning lineup.

While not all of us are lucky enough to have the inside info, we can infer which players will not be popular plays during Week 5 with a simple examination. Using FanDuel information from the Thursday Night contests can prove useful in determining ownership levels.

Just make sure that you are using a contest with over 100,000 entries to draw your samples. Drawing from a large pool of players, you can assume that the thought processes will remain the same when selecting players for the contests which start on Sunday. The percentages may vary a few points either way, but by and large a player that is owned by 25% of the Thursday lineups will be owned in 20+% of lineups for contests starting on Sunday.

We’ve broken down our value projections to identify the top plays that can fill out your lineup without filling out too many others. We recommend these plays for GPP only.

DraftKings Week 5 NFL QB Value

Player Position Salary Projected Points Value Ownership Percentage
Carson Palmer QB $6600 21.39 3.24 < 6%
Josh McCown QB $5100 16.78 3.29 < 2%
Michael Vick QB $5100 16.56 3.25 < 2%
Sam Bradford QB $6000 19.25 3.21 < 3.5%

DraftKings Week 5 NFL RB Value

Player Position Salary Projected Points Value Ownership Percentage
Matt Forte RB $7000 21.80 3.11 < 6%
Danny Woodhead RB $4600 13.20 2.87 < 6%

DraftKings Week 5 NFL WR Value

Player Position Salary Projected Points Value Ownership Percentage
Demaryius Thomas WR $8100 24.68 3.05 < 7%
Cole Beasely WR $3100 10.04 3.24 < 2%
Willie Snead WR $3000 9.56 3.19 < 6%

DraftKings Week 5 NFL TE Value

Player Position Salary Projected Points Value Ownership Percentage
Travis Kelce TE $5200 15.92 3.06 < 7%
Owen Daniels TE $2700 9.68 3.58  < 9%

Using these suggestions, you can fill out your lineup with high ceiling players that we project will be mostly ignored by the general playing pool. Please note that our ownership projections are only intended to reflect the levels found in guaranteed tournaments with 100,000 or more entries.

For those wanting a more in-depth breakdown of this week’s action, please head over to our DraftKings NFL Projections page and check out the full results that our algorithm produced.

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