DraftKings Week 5 Cash Game Breakdown
Now that four weeks of the season is underway, we have some relevant sample sizes to work with. With the aFPA numbers still containing quite a bit of noise, I think the best way to use the season's four-game sample size is to look at usage trends. Specifically, what percentage of targets or touches is a player seeing? Has that percentage remained consistent over the span of four games, or is there on huge outlier? The players who are getting consistent workloads will generally be your best bets, especially at the receiving positions. Let's get into the Week 5 plays.
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QB Matt Ryan $6,700 vs. WAS
Matty Ice is second in the NFL in passing yards and is averaging 8.4 yards per attempt. His only issue fantasy-wise has been that of Atlanta's 15 offensive TDs, nine have come via the run, a figure which is bound to regress to the mean – the NFL average is a 2:1 passing-to-rushing TD split. Coming in with a 27.75 Vegas total, Ryan and the Falcons passing game should have no problem carving up the Redskins, who have allowed a 7:0 TD-to-interception ratio this season.