Had a few min-cashes last week, but since I didn’t have Big Ben, Julio, or Matt Ryan in any of my big lineups, it was a losing week of DFS.

Here are a few of my core DraftKings players for NFL week 5 daily fantasy.


M. Stafford – $6,600
When these two teams met last year, Stafford had the best game of his career, scoring 5 TDs and 350 yards. That stat coupled with his price make him my favorite play at QB this week. I also don’t mind his OPRK of #1, as this is a stat based on just 3 games, and will have the masses fading him.

R. Fitzpatrick – $5,100
Huge upside here as he is playing at Pittsburg and may be forced to keep up with a high scoring Steeler offense. Fitz matches up well vs Pitt defense, unlike Alex Smith of last week, as he can get the ball down the field with ease. Due to his recent terrible games, Fitzpatrick is at a steal of a price and will be lower owned than he should be.

Running Backs

CJ Anderson – $6,900
Home vs the Falcons who are a very poor defense, and the hottest offense in the league. This should equate to Anderson running the ball a lot, in hopes to keep Matt Ryan and crew off the field. Anderson having a solid season thus far as well.

T. West – $4,800
Has the official nod now as the starter over Forsett, and the matchup home vs the Redskins. Get him while he’s still cheap.

L. McCoy – $6,600
One of the few away RBs I like this week, but the Bills are using him like crazy this year, and he is showing up. Bills also without a lot of weapons and may force McCoy the ball for the next few weeks at least.

L. Murray – $4,200
Home vs San Diego should be the perfect week to finally get this beast back going. It’s not that he hasn’t been playing well, the Raiders just haven’t been using him. I look for that to change this week while people look the other way.

L. Blount – $5,600
Terrible week 4, but I think it’s worth starting him here at Cleveland, as Brady’s return could mean big things for him, and most people will be fading him and playing Brady.

Wide Receivers

B. Marshall – $7,100
I expect a huge week from him and Fitzpatrick, as they try to prove themselves as well as keep up with the fast Steeler offense. Decker still out as well.

D. Amendola – $3,900
Brady’s return could mean big things for anybody and everybody. I’m going to gamble on Amendola on the first game back though, as not only is his price hilarious for his upside, but Brady and him began to find their rhythm mid-late last season.

A. Boldin – $4,000
Getting more than enough targets and receptions to justify this price tag, and this is continuing the thought of Stafford having a huge game against the Eagles due to his past performance.

S. Smith – $5,300
Starting to come back in a big way and has the matchup. High floor here while waiting for a patented Steve Smith 150 yard and 2 TD game.

Tight Ends

H. Henry – $3,300
Playing vs the Raiders so he’s a great matchup, but also now Charger’s/River’s #1 tight end with Gates out. Look for him to have big games because of that, like Ladarius Green of last year in the same situation.


Dolphins – $2,900
49ers – $2,600