Our FanDuel DFS Week 5 lineup calls on the Kirk Cousins-to-Justin Jefferson connection to deliver a big performance. We’re building this contest for the FanDuel DFS “$1.75M NFL Sunday Million” where first place takes home $300,000.
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Week 5 FanDuel DFS Lineup
QB: Kirk Cousins ($7,100) vs. Bears
The primary appeal with Cousins this week is price. Number two is that he is playing at home. Cousins will continue to improve as he spends more time in the new offensive system. He eclipsed 25 FanDuel DFS points four times in 2021, and he’ll deliver similar high-end performances this season.
RB: Dameon Pierce ($7,500) at Jaguars
Pierce continues to dominate the Texans’ backfield workload, and he even caught all six of his targets in Week 4. While those six receptions only went for eight yards, increased volume in the passing game is a trend that can’t be ignored. Even if the Texans fall behind against the Jags on Sunday, Pierce is a good bet to get his touches.
RB: Breece Hall ($6,600) vs. Dolphins
Hall and the Jets don’t have the friendliest matchup, but the rookie running back is the lead man in their backfield. He earned a career-high 17 carries in Week 4 and 23 opportunities (carries plus targets) overall. The Jets are demonstrating that they have talented playmakers on their offense, and a true breakout game for Hall is on the horizon.
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WR: Justin Jefferson ($8,800) vs. Bears
We’re stacking Cousins with his top target in the passing game. Jefferson broke out of a modest slump in London last week and will continue to serve as the primary focus of the Vikings’ passing attack. Jefferson has scored 26-plus FanDuel DFS points on two occasions so far this season, so a big score is always in the cards.
WR: CeeDee Lamb ($7,200) at Rams
The presence of Jalen Ramsey may lessen the public’s urge to lean on Lamb this week, but we’re not going to fret more than necessary. Lamb posted back-to-back 18.7-point performances and continues to dominate target share.
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WR: Chris Olave ($6,900) vs. Seahawks
Olave may be the best wide receiver the Saints have available on Sunday. Michael Thomas missed last week with a foot injury, and may still be at less than 100% if he suits up. Olave owns a 25.9% target share and is averaging 16 yards per catch. Volume plus big play production is a golden equation.
TE: Dallas Goedert ($6,100) at Cardinals
Goedert is receiving quality usage and delivering quality production. Raw volume isn’t Goedert’s calling card, but the Eagles make him a vital piece of the offense. He’s capable of making big plays from the tight end position, and he’s a legitimate red zone threat. Not to mention, the Cardinals have been beaten by tight ends this season.
FLEX: Travis Etienne ($5,600) vs. Texans
Etienne presents a slight gamble, but his usage is slowly ticking upward. There was plenty to like about his profile entering the season, and judicious usage — after all, he did miss all of 2021 with a foot injury — has kept his price tag and ownership levels low. Etienne will bust out one of these weeks, and a home matchup against an underdog Texans team is a justifiable spot to roll the dice.
D/ST: Dallas Cowboys ($4,100) at Rams
Playing on the road isn’t ideal, but the Rams have allowed Matthew Stafford to be sacked 16 times — second most in the league. Meanwhile, the Cowboys rank No. 2 in sacks and pressure rate. The Rams are funneling their offense through wide receiver Cooper Kupp, but he’s averaging a meager 9.6 YPC, so it’s a bit of a “death by papercut” approach. Sacks and takeaways are on the menu for Dallas on Sunday.
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