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 Five Review
Week Five went much better than the previous, with multiple cashes in tournaments, but DFS seems to be a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment.
I want to introduce some consistency to my results this season which I hope will start to come now, we are a good way through the season, and teething issues should have been addressed, but there are no guarantees.
I much prefer the more concentrated slates, so now the bye weeks are kicking in, the tough will get going, and I plan to be amongst that crowd from the off.
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Studs (3x plus return): 4
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 9
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 5
The Kansas City @ Washington Game
In our first slate this season, where a limited number of games are available to select from, I keep coming back to this matchup, perhaps unsurprisingly.
Starting with the road team in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes ($8,300) is an intriguing option. Another difficult loss on Sunday sees KC drop to 2-3, with Mahomes not being helped out by his lack of protection in the pocket, a similar theme to the last Superbowl in February. Despite the challenging circumstances, Mahomes has put up 20+ DK points every week this season, and I cannot see Washington putting a halt to this streak, a team that has allowed the second-most points to QBs on the season. This stat is only beaten funnily enough by Kansas City themselves (31.1).
As well as the above, Kansas City also allows the most points to QBs in the redzone throughout the whole league (10 ppg). Both stats benefit Taylor Heinicke ($5,800), a QB who some have argued has a real lack of upside when it comes to DFS when against the top teams, with the exclusion of Buffalo. This matchup feels like the perfect spot for the Washington QB to prove the doubters wrong, especially with his skill position players also in advantageous situations, which we will get onto later.
Others to Consider
- Justin Herbert ($7,300)