Being able to identify bargain plays that reach value is the easiest way to consistently win on DraftKings. Bargain plays can come from anywhere on your roster, particularly on DraftKings. Identifying the cheapest 20 point quarterback for a slate has become our favorite way to build GPP lineups. Two weeks ago it was Trevor Siemian, last week it was Brian Hoyer. Anytime you can get 20 points out of a $5,000 quarterback it allows you to pay up for the likes of Antonio Brown and Julio Jones.
Our week 5 bargain picks will cover the full week of DraftKings contests. If you are currently playing in the Sunday-only slate, we recommend you take a look at the 14 game Thursday-Monday slate tonight. There is currently 30% or more in overlay in several of the bigger GPPs for this slate.
Best Week 5 Bargain Players for DraftKings
DraftKings Salary: $5,200
Siemian hasn’t practiced yet this week, and we have no problem sliding Paxton Lynch into this spot if he can’t go, but Kubiak said he’d have the week off and would be expected to play on Sunday. Considering he also said Siemian could have reentered the game if they had needed him, we are guessing the injury isn’t quite as bad as initially thought. You want to start whichever QB Denver rolls out as the Falcons’ defense remains a dumpster, giving up 27.4 DraftKings PPG to opposing QB’s, easily worst in the NFL.
DraftKings Salary: $3,400
Looking for this week’s Terrance West? If Murray is out on Sunday (currently doubtful), expect Washington to push 100 total yards and a score against the Chargers. Washington comes into the game averaging 6 YPC and faces a Chargers defense that is currently giving up 30.5 DraftKings PPG to opposing running backs. Half of that average is nearly 5x for Washington.
DraftKings Salary: $4,200
We get that he has been inconsistent and almost nonexistent in the passing game, but Jeremy Hill’s DraftKings price is just silly. What running back would put up big numbers against the Jets, Steelers, Broncos, and Dolphins? The best matchup in that group gives up fewer than 18 PPG to running backs. Hill is in line for a big week against an overrated Cowboys defense. The Cowboys are giving up the 5th most yards per carry, so all Hill needs is volume in this matchup and we think he will gets it here. Clearly letting the red rocket chuck it 30+ times every week isn’t working…
DraftKings Salary: $4,200
Seriously, Eddie Royal is still fantasy relevant? He runs great routes, still has that great quickness, and Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White are made of paper mache. Coming off his best week of the season, Royal is in line for a major workload again this week. He faces a Colts defense that is improving, but still has plenty of hole in it’s secondary for the veteran WR to exploit.
DraftKings Salary: $3,600
This is put up or shut up week for Coates. The matchup is as good as it gets as the Steelers are at home, against a bad secondary, in a game they likely won’t be able to run the ball. Additionally, the Jets are giving up the most fantasy points to opposing #2 receivers, and Coates is coming off his most productive game as a pro in a week that he played around 60% of the Steelers offensive snaps. If the second year receiver doesn’t have a strong showing here, I think you can write him off.
DraftKings Salary: $2,900
There are a few tight ends in the $2,900 range that we like, including Rodgers, Brate, and Clay. However, who has it better than Cameron Brate? He has averaged over 15 PPG since ASJ’s release, and faces a Panthers secondary that gave up 503 yards and 4 touchdowns in week 4. On the season, the Panthers are giving up 15 PPG to the TE position, good for 5th most.
DraftKings Salary: $2,600
Way underpriced at $2,600, Jack Doyle is an absolute lock to hit 3x value. It was certainly disappointing to see him only catch one pass in a game that saw Andrew Luck throw the ball 42 times. However, as we wrote in our FanDuel bargains article, the Jags have been really good against the tight end position, and the Colts likely knew that when they drew up their week 4 game plan. Look for Doyle to get back involved and to put up some solid numbers against a Bears secondary that is banged up and beatable.