When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the week’s slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Week Four Review
Well, to put it bluntly, Week Four was an absolute shambles.
Nothing seemed to go right, and I paid the price through my DraftKings balance. I felt confident with my builds and process on the week, so the significance of the loss was a bit of a surprise.
As a result, I will be heading into Week Five lighter than anticipated, but that could be a blessing in disguise with the number of potent offenses off the main slate.
To say I am annoyed is an understatement, but I need to move on and focus on this week, which, as I have mentioned, could be another challenging week to navigate.
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Studs (3x plus return): 3
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 9
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 4
Jalen Hurts ($7,000)
Well, Hurts kind of backed up his word from last week. A 31.2 DK point performance in Week Four was evidence of this despite the loss of Kansas City. Now, Hurts can build some form of momentum in Week Five against Carolina in the hope that said momentum leads to some wins on the board.
Gaining momentum will be no easy task against a Carolina defense who acquired C.J. Henderson from Jacksonville and Stephon Gilmore from New England to enhance an already solid secondary unit. Now, based on Carolina’s Week Four performance, Carolina needed those upgrades if the outfit is serious about achieving anything this season beyond mediocrity.
Despite this, I like Hurts ability to overcome a challenging environment. The Philidelphia QB went to Arrowhead and impressively shown his skillset. Sometimes you have got to back the talent.
Ryan Tannehill ($6,400)
Tannehill is set for a big week, I feel. Despite being sacked seven times in the loss to New York, Tannehill posted 18 DK points whilst missing Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, who both expect to return in Week Five against Jacksonville before their trip to London.
Jacksonville has been a pretty poor defense in most facets but, in particular, giving up points to opposing QBs, ranking top 8 for points given up to the position. Furthermore, I would not be shocked to see Tannehill run in one this weekend, only greatening his chances to hit that stud value or higher.
Others to Consider
- Daniel Jones ($6,000)
- Jared Goff ($5,300)
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