Fantasy Football: My Week Five Draft Kings Lineup


My Week Five Draft Kings Lineup

Here’s my lineup for this week. This is a tough week for DFS. I’m finding it hard to find players at a palatable price, but yet have a great match-up. I tend to go with players with good match ups that are talented. Julio Jones has been in every Draft Kings lineup for me this season. I like building around Julio because he’s highly likely to perform to his price point. He didn’t produce last week because Atlanta had a large lead and they didn’t to need to pass the ball.

I like to go cheap at running back because I feel I can find a couple running backs who get a decent workload that have a favorable match-up. Tight end is another position I tend to go cheap at. It’s one of the hardest positions to predict weekly output. Outside of Gronkowski, it’s almost impossible to pick who is going to break out from week to week. I go with price, opportunity, and weekly match-up when picking my tight end for the week.


Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers ($6,200)

The Steelers are ranked nineteenth against the pass. Rivers is going to have the opportunity to throw for a lot of yards in this game. He’s getting another weapon back in Antonio Gates. He has a cheap price tag. When you factor in his match up and his passing volume along with his price, it’s hard to not want to start Rivers this week.

Running Back

Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers ($4,300)

Coach Jeff Fisher finally found his next Eddie George. Gurley blew up last week for 146 yards on the ground. He’s a special talent and the Rams are going to ride him as far as he can take them. He is the only feature back that you will find at his price tag.

C.J. Spiller, New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles ($3,800)

He caught five passes for 99-yards and one touchdown last week against the Dallas Cowboys. He looked good last week and he’s going to be utilized heavily in the passing game. He’s dirt cheap and he has as much upside as any running back in the league. He’s safe because you can count on him to catch at least three passes out of the backfield.

Wide Receiver

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins ($9,200)

I’ve been saying that I was going to ride Julio until he proves me wrong. Well, he proved me wrong last week. He killed a lot of my fantasy teams due to not getting the volume due to game script. I can’t leave him hanging, so he’s going to be in my lineup this week.

Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($5,500)

He’s cheap. He’s got a great match up. He’s due to have a big game. I look for this game to be high scoring and I can see Robinson catching a lot of balls in this game.

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders ($8,100)

He’s a must start against the Raiders. It’s a beneficial match up for him. The Raiders won’t get blown out in this game, so the game-script won’t hamper his production. He has 33 catches for 361 yards and one touchdown for the season.

Tight End

Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans ($4,100)

Tyrod Taylor targeted Clay often last week against the Giants. Tennessee presents a great match-up. Clay is a value at his price point. He’s one of the cheapest tight ends that you can count on putting up decent fantasy numbers this week.


Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears ($6,000)

Alex Smith was building a great rapport with Maclin during preseason. Once the games started to matter, the chemistry seemed to dissipate. The Bears defense struggles against the pass and I look for Maclin to have a dominant game.


Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears ($2,800)

Jay Cutler is projected to be back at quarterback this week for the Bears. He’s an interception machine and he is just coming back from a hamstring injury, so he could be more likely to turn the ball over.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @bmatz08 for free start/sit advise.

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