Week 5 FanDuel Targets

The main slate on FanDuel this week features a few key games for me. With only two four o’clock games, there is still a solid amount of targets to pick from.

As I mentioned, a few games stick out as bigger possibilities to be a shoot out. The Texans and Falcons seems like the easy one and I expect heavy ownership on most main players. The other may not pop out as much, but with two terrible defenses, the Bengals and Cardinals have a chance to score a bunch.


Deshaun Watson $8,000 – Watson overthrew a few wide open touchdowns last week. The dinged up secondary for the Falcons should help settle Watson down in this one.

Matt Ryan $7,700 – On the other side of the same game is Matt Ryan, the not-as-sexy pick. He sets up well as he has the offensive weapons to score often. He is also $1,300 cheaper than Watson and has the upside to finish close to him.

Tom Brady $7,600 – Coming off of a stinker last week versus a tough Buffalo defense, Brady should have a big day against Washington. The Redskins have been putrid defending the pass all year.

Kyler Murray $7,400 – The Bengals have been one of the worst defenses against the run this year. Kyler might not need to paired with a wide out to be successful. He rushed for a touchdown last week and is a good bet to again.

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Ezekiel Elliott $8,800 – There is a glaring omission at the top here for me as this week I will be fading Christian McCaffrey. Zeke is my top option this week. The Cowboys should force feed him the ball.

Mark Ingram II $7,500 – Ingram is slightly higher priced than I would like to pay for him. He is quietly averaging six yards per carry. I know that is a small sample size, but I don’t think it stops this week.

Le’Veon Bell $7,300 – Bell remains a top pass catcher for the Jets. As a double digit under dog I expect the Jets to need to pass a lot. Connect the dots.

David Johnson $6,800 – I already went over the lack of a run defense he is facing. If he is involved in the pass game he should surpass his price.

James White $6,200 – No Rex Burkhead this week should mean an uptick in passes going his way.

David Montgomery $5,700 – Each week his volume has increased and he finally has a cushy match up. If you are going cheap at running back Monty is my go to guy.

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DeAndre Hopkins $8,500 – I want all parts of this game and he is poised to break out this week.

Julio Jones $8,200 – The top option for the Falcons should be an easy pick if you are on this game.

Michael Thomas $7,700 – A little bit cheaper than usual, Thomas is still in line for his normal target share and this game could always end up being a high scoring affair.

Mike Evans $7,700 – The Bucs’ passing attack has been lethal the past few weeks. Evans will continue to be the deep threat so he has the highest ceiling to me.

Adam Thielen $6,900 – If you have followed the passing woes drama on this team this year, you know why he is here. Besides him demanding for the targets, it is a plus match up.

Josh Gordon $6,200 – Gordon has not had that break out performance yet this year. The Redskins present a good a chance to let that happen this week.

Larry Fitzgerald $5,800 – If you are pairing a wide out with Kyler he is the only one I trust.

Will Fuller V – He will eventually hit on these long bomb throws that Watson has just missed on. This is the week.

Robby Anderson $5,500 – The Jets will need to pass the entire game and he certainly could get loose for a long one.

Calvin Ridley $5,400 – Ridley is just too cheap to avoid here for me.

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Darren Waller $6,400 – My top tight end option has been catching the ball at a very high rate. He will eventually find the end zone.

Jimmy Graham $5,500 – With Davante Adams out, Graham should continue to get looks in the red zone.

Jared Cook $5,300 – A huge disappointment this year he has consistently gotten targets.


Patriots $5,500 – Paying up for defense in 2019 has been the way to go. The Redskins were atrocious against the Giants last week and the Patriots’ defense is legit.

Eagles $4,900 – The Jets without Sam Darnold does not scare me.

Cowboys $3,900 – The defensive unit has been solid all year and are facing the Packers with out Adams.

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