Here are five player props that standout to me on DK Sportsbook for the Week 5 NFL card.
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MATT RYAN: 27.5 PASS COMPLETIONS
The Falcons have been terrible on the ground so far this season, gaining just 70.3 yards per game on the ground — and 12 of those yards per game have come from Ryan himself. That’s led to huge volume from Ryan throwing the ball, averaging 44 attempts per game, including 53 last week.
That volume has obviously translated to a lot of completions, and Ryan’s been accurate, connecting on 70.5% of his passes. He’s completed at least 27 passes in each game this season, and is averaging 31 completions per game. The matchup against the Texans doesn’t have much significance here, the Falcons will throw the ball, and the game script as road underdogs sets up for this offense to keep slinging it.
WAYNE GALLMAN: 2.5 RECEPTIONS
Gallman filled in for Saquon Barkley (ankle) last week against Washington, and had a large role in the passing game as expected. In limited work, Gallman had been recording a reception per 10 snaps played. So with the expanded workload, Gallman brought in 6-of-7 targets in Week 4.
The matchup here gets more difficult against Minnesota, but that could actually play to Gallman’s favor. The Giants should have trouble running the ball and are five-point underdogs in this game. More passing attempts, with a rookie QB under center, could mean more dump offs to Gallman.
AUDEN TATE: 3.5 RECEPTIONS
The Bengals are banged up at WR, and now John Ross (shoulder) has been placed on IR. Tate’s been heavily targeted by Andy Dalton over the past two games, bringing in 10 of his 16 targets and at least four receptions in each game.
Tate’s role should only grow in Week 5, and he has a near perfect matchup at home against Arizona. The Cardinals have one of the worst secondaries in football, and we’re getting a really low number on a player that the market hasn’t adjusted to yet.
DALVIN COOK: 79.5 RUSHING YARDS
This number is a little low after Cook rushed for just 35 yards in Week 4 in Chicago. But the Vikings’ offense completely revolves around Cook, taking 57 carries for 375 rushing yards in the first three games of the season.
Now the matchup becomes a Giants defense that’s looked terrible this season, outside of holding a brutal Washington offense to three points. New York’s giving up 129 yards per game on the ground and Minnesota is a five-point favorite in this one. I’d expect to see Cook rush for his fourth 100-yard game of the season here.
EZEKIEL ELLIOTT: 85.5 RUSHING YARDS
If you watched TNF back in Week 4, you saw the Packers get absolutely gashed on the ground by the Eagles. Jordan Howard produced most of the fantasy points with three touchdowns, but in terms of pure rushing, he went for 87 yards on 15 carries (5.8 YPC). Miles Sanders also mixed in for 72 yards on just 11 carries (6.5 YPC).
Elliott should see 90% of the Cowboys’ carries in this game, which I’d expect to be 20-plus after how badly Green Bay was exposed last week. ‘Zeke went for 111 yards against Washington in Week 2, and 125 in Week 3 against Miami.
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