Fantasy Football: 2018 Week 5 DraftKings Picks, Preview, Sleepers

2018 Fantasy Football — Week 5 DraftKings Picks, Preview and Sleepers

Pat Mayo, Mike Leone and Davis Mattek go position-by-position, breaking down the entire Week 5 Sunday main Slate and giving their Week 5 DraftKings picks for cash games and GPPs.

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2018 Week 5 DraftKings Picks: Show Index

0:33 Giveaways
2:33 RB Pricing and Breakdown
27:35 WR Pricing and Breakdown
57:01 QB Pricing and Breakdown
1:08:56 TE Pricing and Breakdown
1:14:23 DST Pricing and Breakdown


2018 Week 5 DraftKings Plays — Cash Game

Analysis By Position: RB | WR | QB | TE | DST 

***The cash-game plays are safer, less volatile players (higher floors). Coming in first place in a cash game is great, but merely placing in the money is the goal because everyone wins the same amount in this type of contest.*** 

Quarterback

Matt Ryan $6,600
Cam Newton $6,500
Blake Bortles $5,500

Running Back

Melvin Gordon III $8,600
Christian McCaffrey $8,000
Joe Mixon $6,900
TJ Yeldon $5,600
Marshawn Lynch $5,500

Wide Receiver

Adam Thielen $7,700
JuJu Smith-Schuster $7,500
Tyler Boyd $5,700
Quincy Enunwa $5,200
Dede Westbrook $4,700
Marquez Valdes-Scantling $3,300

Tight End

Zach Ertz $6,500
Vance McDonald $3,700

D/ST

Panthers $3,300
Lions $2,200


2018 Week 5 DraftKings Picks — Tournament Plays (GPPs)

***Tournament plays are more volatile players (boom or bust) who can help differentiate your lineup in giant GPPs. Mixing a few of these names, along with the safer cash-game options, is a great way to construct a GPP roster***

Quarterback

Jared Goff $6,500
Patrick Mahomes $6,200
Russell Wilson $5,100

Running Back

James Conner $7,500
David Johnson $6,300
Carlos Hyde $5,200
Derrick Henry $4,400
Aaron Jones $4,300

Wide Receiver

Keenan Allen $7,800
Cooper Kupp $6,300
John Brown $5,600
Doug Baldwin $5,000
Mike Williams $4,200
Taywan Taylor $4,000
Mohamed Sanu $4,000
Ryan Switzer $3,000

Tight End

Travis Kelce $6,000
David Njoku $3,400
Austin Hooper $3,000

D/ST

Cardinals $2,900
Ravens $2,800

NOTEPicks for Sunday main slate only


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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is ThePME) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.