Week 5 of the NFL season is here, and we get a 12-game SuperDraft main DFS slate Sunday Let us dive in and see who the best plays are for every position! How deep should we dive, or do we keep it safe with the player with a safe ceiling and lower multiplier? Let’s find out.
Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers (1.65x score multiplier)
The rookie finally gets his chance to start, and it’s in a game situation where Kyle Shanahan will have to let him throw. The 49ers will be facing the red-hot Arizona Cardinals and I think it’ll be a game of catch-up here. When Lance came in last week to start the second half, Shanahan played it safe with him but once he got to throw, things looked good. He was able to throw for 157 yards with two passing touchdowns. The multiplier plus the game situation makes Trey Lance a great play.
Daniel Jones, New York Giants (1.4x)
It’s hard to believe that Jones is a quarterback we should target and has been almost weekly. He has now scored 21.38, 29.46, 14.54 and 27.78 fantasy points so far this season. He does get to face the Dallas Cowboys, a team we like to target but not because they are bad but because their opponents have to keep up. Jones could be in a prime spot to throw and throw a lot to keep the Giants in this game. There will be better plays all around him, but I want a piece of the action here.
Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals (1.6x)
This will be a player we have to monitor up until the game, as Edmonds is a game-time decision with a shoulder injury. If he is out, James Conner (1.7x) is in play but will be higher owned. The San Francisco 49ers defense is banged up and their run defense is not the greatest currently. They are allowing 118 rushing yards on average per game. While Edmonds doesn’t put up huge numbers in the run game, Kyler Murray utilizes him in the passing game also which makes him a much more dangerous play here.
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (1x)
The multiplier here is not pretty at all when it comes to Henry, but he’s a monster. He is averaging 127.5 yards per game and five yards per carry. Julio Jones will be out once again, but A.J. Brown is back. Even with Brown back on the field, Henry will be utilized heavily and versus a Jacksonville defense that is allowing 106 rushing yards per game.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1.35x)
It seems to get tricky at times when trying to figure out which Buccaneers receiver to use and any of them can be used. But as our own Vlad Sedler pointed out on FTN Daily, the matchup is ideal. Godwin will line up across from Justin Coleman, who is allowing a 92% catch rate so far this season and one PPR point for every three routes run against him. That means we should load up on Godwin.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (1.25x)
Deebo is already having a good season, sitting in second in receiving yards this season with 490. Now, he gets Trey Lance as his quarterback, and I believe the connection grows stronger. In the second half against the Seahawks last week, Lance hit Samuel for a 76-yard touchdown. The receiver is averaging 122.5 receiving yards per game and 17.5 yards per catch. Pairing Samuel with Lance may be very common come Sunday, but I want in on the fun.
Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (1.65x)
With no true heavy-hitting tight end on the slate, Schultz may end up being the most-used one — if not, people are crazy. He has been targeted six times or more in three of his four games so far this season. Schultz didn’t find the end-zone in the first two games but has now done so three times in the past two. I won’t have a high range of exposure at the tight end position but will most likely fall on Schultz a good amount.
Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders (1x)
Waller started off with a crazy performance versus the Baltimore Ravens as he had 19 targets but has since cooled down. He has had seven targets in his past three games but most recently found the end zone again in Week 4. It’s hard when the tight end pool isn’t stacked with great options, but with a player like Waller, I don’t want to pass up. His roster percentage will most likely be low since his multiplier is at 1x, but he has the ability to take off is Derek Carr can find him and a rhythm that continues.
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