Best NFL DFS Week 5 Plays


Are you ready to dominate your NFL DFS Week 5 contests? We’ve done the research to identify the best stacks, studs, value plays and sleepers at DraftKings and FanDuel for NFL DFS Week 5.

Last week was tough. Our stacks featured QBs that scored in the top 10 at the position, but we missed on the WRs. We hit on Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. We missed on TEs and DSTs. The sleepers performed well, as Jaylen Warren finished as RB13 and Curtis Samuel finished as WR11 on the main slate.

Here are our best NFL DFS Week 5 plays:

Best Stacks for NFL DFS Week 5

Here are the top two stacks to target for NFL DFS Week 5 (studs vs. value):

  • Lamar Jackson ($7.8K DK / $8.4K FD) and Mark Andrews ($5.5K DK / $7.6K FD)

Jackson has scored 22+ FPs in each of the Ravens last three games. He has rushed for two TDs in each of the team’s last two games. He scored 29.14 (DK) and 28.14 (FD) last week despite completing just 15 passes. This week, the Ravens play Pittsburgh, who are allowing 254.5 PYPG (26th).

Andrews is the best option to stack with Jackson. Andrews isn’t getting a lot of volume, but he’s producing at the TE position. Andrews caught five of five targets for 80 yards and 2 TDs last week. Andrews scored 25.0 FPs (DK) and 22.5 FPs (FD). He was only one of two TEs to exceed 20.0+ FPs in Week 4.

  • Zach Wilson ($4.9K DK / $6.7K FD) and Garrett Wilson ($6K DK / $7.4K FD)

For my value stack, I’m targeting the Jets passing attack. Wilson went 28/39 for 245 yards and 2 TDs in a Week 4 loss (20.2 FPs on DK and 19.2 FPs on FD). It was a promising sign from the QB. Wilson is going up against the Broncos this week. Denver are allowing 285.5 PYPG (31st) and 37.5 PPG (32nd).

Wilson has been consistent at WR to start the season, but he hasn’t exploded yet. Wilson has scored in the double-digits in three of four games. Last week, he had 14 targets, but that only translated into 15.0 FPs (DK) and 15 FPs (FD). If he sees 10+ targets against the Broncos, he should have a ceiling game.

Best Studs for NFL DFS Week 5

Here are the best studs for NFL DFS Week 5 at QB, RB, WR, TE and DST:

  • QB: Kirk Cousins ($6.9K DK / $7.6K FD)

Cousins struggled on the road last week, completing 12/19 passes for 139 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Prior to Week 4, Cousins was averaging 28.2 FPPG (DK) and 24.2 FPPG (FD). The Chiefs are only allowing 190.5 PYPG (8th), but this game could quickly turn into a shootout if the Chiefs offense is producing.

Potential Stack: Justin Jefferson ($9.4K DK / $9.2K FD)

  • RB: Bijan Robinson ($7.7K DK / $8.2K FD)

Robinson is averaging 19.1 FPPG (DK) and 15.2 FPPG (FD). He rushed for 105 yards on just 14 carries in London last week. He also hauled in five of five targets for 32 yards. Robinson only has one TD, which is holding back his DFS scores. The Texans are allowing 116.5 RYPG (19th).

  • WR: Puka Nacua ($7.7K DK / $8K FD)

Nacua is having an incredible rookie season. He hauled in nine of 10 targets for 163 yards and 1 TD last week (34.3 FPs on DK and 26.8 FPs on FD). Nacua has had 119+ receiving yards in three of four games. This week, the Rams host the Eagles. Philly are allowing 260.8 PYPG (27th).

  • TE: Darren Waller ($5.4K DK / $6.1K FD)

Waller has struggled to begin the season. He has had 40+ receiving yards once. The Giants have had to play some tough defenses, though. This week, the Giants play the Dolphins. The Dolphins are allowing 250.8 PYPG (25th) and 44.50 PYPG against TEs. They’ve also allowed two TDs against TEs.

  • DST: Detroit Lions ($3.8K DK / $4.8K FD)

The Lions are at home this week against the Panthers. The Detroit DST have scored 9.0+ FPs in three of four games. They have two INTs and 12 sacks in the last two weeks. Bryce Young has had at least one turnover in every game he has played. The Panthers are allowing 3.5 sacks per game (25th).

Best Value Plays for NFL DFS Week 5

Here are the best value plays for NFL DFS Week 5 at QB, RB, WR, TE and DST:

  • QB: Matthew Stafford ($5.6K DK / $6.8K FD)

Stafford injured his hip in Week 4, but he’s expected to play in Week 5. There aren’t a lot of great value QBs this week, but Stafford is in a good position to produce. The Eagles are allowing 260.8 PYPG (27th) and 2.3 passing TDs per game (30th). Stafford can score 25.0+ FPs if he can pass for two TDs.

Potential Stack: Puka Nacua ($7.7K DK / $8K FD)

  • RB: De’Von Achane ($6.1K DK / $7.5K FD)

Achane isn’t cheap, but he’s the best value at RB until they adjust his price higher. Achane is fast and he has been getting more touches than Raheem Mostert. Achane scored 54.3 FPs (DK) and 49.3 FPs (FD) in Week 3. He followed that up by scoring 30.0 FPs (DK) and 25.5 FPs (FD) in Week 4. He rushed for 101 yards and 2 TDs on just 8 carries last week. The Giants are allowing 133.8 RYPG (25th).

  • WR: Adam Thielen ($5.1K DK / $6.7K FD)

Thielen is priced as the WR22 on the DK main slate. He’s the WR15 on FD. Thielen has been a safety valve for Young. Thielen has had 8+ targets in each of the Panthers last three games. He has found the end zone twice. The Lions are allowing 219.8 PYPG (18th), but rank first against the run.

  • TE: Zach Ertz ($3.5K DK / $5.1K FD)

Ertz is quietly having a good season and TE is always a tough position to get production out of. Ertz has had 8+ targets in three of four games. He has two games with 50+ receiving yards, but he hasn’t found the end zone yet. The Bengals are allowing 55.0 PYPG and 0.75 TDs per game against TEs.

  • DST: Arizona Cardinals ($2.8K DK / $3.7K FD)

The Cardinals DST have been inconsistent since Week 1. The Arizona DST scored -3.0 FPs last week, but that was against SF. They host the Bengals this week and Joe Burrow has been terrible to start the season. Burrow has been sacked multiple times in three of four games and he has thrown two INTs.

Best Bargain Bin Sleepers for NFL DFS Week 5

Here are the best bargain bin sleepers for NFL DFS Week 5 (one RB and one WR):

  • RB: Jaleel McLaughlin ($5K DK / $5.7K FD)

This play hinges on Javonte Williams’ status. If he doesn’t play, McLaughlin is the best sleeper at RB. He rushed for 72 yards on 7 carries last week and he added 32 receiving yards (1 TD). The Jets have been one of the worst teams against the run (148.0 RYPG – 28th). If Williams is out or limited, start McLaughlin.

  • WR: Michael Wilson ($3.7K DK / $5.3K FD)

Wilson is locked into the WR2 spot on the Cardinals. He’s coming off a monster game. He caught seven of seven targets for 76 yards and 2 TDs (26.6 FPs on DK / 23.1 FPs on FD). He’s also a big play threat. In Week 3, he had a 69-yard reception. At this price, even 10.0+ FPs would be good value.