FanDuel Week 5 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks

FanDuel Week 5 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks

By TJ Hernandez (Director of DFS), last update Oct 4, 2018

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TJ is a former full-time poker player who has been playing fantasy football for more than a decade. After online poker was outlawed, TJ ended his poker career and dedicated himself to fantasy football. His background in poker statistics and analytics translates to success in both daily and season-long fantasy football.

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It’s Week 5 and these are my FanDuel cash game and tournament 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.

 

Main Slate Cash Game Strategy

Quarterback

Four quarterbacks in the $8K range are projected as top-five values with Ben Roethlisberger ($8,400) leading the way both on the value report and in odds to hit cash value. Pittsburgh is a home favorite with the highest projected point total of the week. The Steelers are only favored by three, giving the Falcons an implied total of 27 as underdogs. Only five teams have thrown at a higher rate in neutral game script than Atlanta, and Matt Ryan ($8,300) will face a Pittsburgh defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points per attempt of any defense on the main slate. With both defenses ranked in the bottom seven of 4for4’s schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA), choosing which quarterback to roster in cash will largely depend on owners’ risk aversion. Those looking to mitigate risk can simply consider which team they have more exposure to at the other skill positions and roster the opposing quarterbacks.

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