2016 Week 5 NFL Fantasy Picks and Lineups

2017 NFL Week 5 FanDuel and DraftKings Fantasy Football Picks

FanDuel and DraftKings Week 1 PicksNFL Week 5 will have one game that fantasy players will focus on - Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys. Currently projected to have an O/U of 52.5 it features two good offenses and two mediocre defenses facing off in the late afternoon tilt.

Last week saw a few notable fantasy players go down: Derek Carr, Dalvin Cook, Chris Carson, Mohamed Sanu and a whole bunch of other big names that are questionable this week and will be game time decisions.

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FanDuel Fantasy Picks for the Sunday Million

QB – Quarterback Picks

Eli Manning $7,000 – Eli has looked a lot better with the return of Odell Beckham Jr. and so has the rest of the Giants offense. Teh Giants are in a must win at home in what could be a sneaky high scoring game.

Dak Prescott $7,700 – As mentioned above, Packers vs. the Cowboys could be a shootout. Rodgers is a high cost so maybe take Prescott if you want exposure to this game.

RB – Running Back Picks

Melvin Gordon $7,100 - A lot of fantasy players will back off Gordon because he's banged up and facing a pretty good defense but if you are looking for a contrarian pick this week, Gordon is it. He hasn't had solid showing yet but he may be relied on this week and see heavy touches.

Leonard Fournette $7,600 – Fournette was a solid pick last week and will be relied on again this week. The Steelers defense is weak against the run and I like Fournette to get the rushes and some catches out of teh backfield this week.

WR – Wide Receiver Picks

Antonio Brown $8,800 – Brown was targetted a lot last week but just couldn't hook up with Big Ben. The squeaky wheel gets the grease so playing a weaker defense in the Jags I can see the Steelers just feeding the ball to Brown this week.

Kelvin Benjamin $6,400 – If Cam Newton's game last week has shown that he is finally back then Kelvin Benjamin is a guy to take too. He's a low cost salary cap cost in what could also become an air show in Detroit.

TE – Tight End Picks

Jared Cook $5,300 – When Derek Carr went down Cook's targets went up. EJ Manuel will be under center this week and weak QB's always always use the TE as their safety valve. He's a low cost pick to use in either GPP's or cash games.


New York Jets $4,200 – Jets/Browns look to be a low scoring game and with the Jet's defense playing well the last few weeks it may be a great spot to stick them in at a lower cost.

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DraftKings Fantasy Football Picks for Fantasy Football Millionaire

QB – Quarterback Picks

Cam Newton $6,500 – Is he back? I guess this week we'll find out. Facing the Detroit Lions could be a great statement game for Newton to flex his talents once again.

Aaron Rodgers $8,100 – In cash games I see a high ownership with Rodgers in what could be a high scoring game. Should you take him for your Fantasy Football Millionaire Contests? If you can create a great lineup with him at that price then yes you should have him in!

RB – Running Back Picks

Bilal Powell $6,200 – Powell may the the highest owned player this week in DFS fantasy football especially if Matt Forte is out. He exploded last week and facing the Browns this week could be a recipe for another big number this week.

Carlos Hyde $6,900 – I like the matchup of Carlos Hyde vs. The Colts. He could be relied on to just wear down the defense. A word of warning, Hyde is currently questionable to play so monitor the news from teh 49ers all week.

WR – Wide Receiver Picks

Randall Cobb $6,700 – Jordy Nelson gets all the hype and if you want exposure to this game then maybe take advantage of Cobb at $6,700. Davante Adams and Ty Mongomery may no be playing so Cobb and TE Bennett get a boost in value this week.

Dez Bryant – $6,500 – I liked Bryant last week and although he had 13 targets, some were completely uncatchable. He started the game great with a 31 yard catch and then was forgotten about in the final quarter. This week Bryant should pay off in the endzone.

TE – Tight End Picks

Jimmy Graham $4,900 – His targets have continued to increase and it's just a matter of time for a breakout...this week is as good as any for the breakout game.


San Francisco 49ers $2,600 – The 49er defense has actually been pretty respectable this year and facing an weak offense in the Colts make them a sneaky low cost play.

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