FanDuel Week 5 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks
In this space each week, I give my overall FanDuel cash game and tournament strategy thoughts and discuss how players fit into these strategies. By offering a general approach to the week, along with a player pool to consider, you should walk away feeling well-equipped no matter your bankroll strategy or game selection process. For those new to 4for4, we use a proprietary value metric to determine the best values across all positions, rather than the flawed raw point-per-dollar value you usually find across the industry. An extension of our value metric and projections is our GPP Leverage Score, a single value that drives our decisions on which players we can be most confident using in GPPs as it relates to their expected ownership in large-field tournaments.
Main Slate Cash Game Strategy
The value at quarterback this week is slanted towards the high-end passers with Deshaun Watson ($8,000) and Lamar Jackson ($8,300) headlining the Week 5 value report. Houston is a five-point home favorite in a game with the highest over/under on the main slate (49.0) facing an Atlanta defense ranked 22nd in 4for4’s schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA). The Falcons have been one of the worst defenses in the league at getting after the passer, which should alleviate some of the risk associated with rostering Watson behind this bad offensive line. Jackson doesn't have the best on-paper matchup but he’s been one of the most efficient passers in the league, averaging the third-most fantasy points per pass attempt, and his 60 rushing yards per game give him one of the safer floors at his position. While Pittsburgh ranks top 10 in quarterback aFPA, only 10 defenses have allowed more fantasy points per pass attempt through four games.
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