DraftKings did an excellent job of pricing up some receivers that were absolute steals over on FanDuel this week. It is a much more strict pricing, which leads to a different approach. We see it with not being able to load up on two running backs this week, or not being able to get one of the more priced up quarterbacks. This is the first week where we really see a bit of a different strategy. We also are missing ten teams from the Main Slate on DraftKings this week, so things are a bit more narrow.
As I talked about above, I am trying to be more open minded towards how the pricing affects lineup construction in Week 5. I am not really for Antonio Brown in cash games, especially pairing him with Le'Veon Bell. The former Spartan is a top option this week, so I don't mind him being the guy you build around.
When we get to other options, I feel guys like DeMarco Murray is more of a GPP option given the workload hasn't been consistent this season. But if you are keeping Brown in a lineup, it really makes sense given you have to be balanced or cheap elsewhere. I like Ameer Abdullah's workload this week, even in a tough spot against the Panthers, who rank 13th in DVOA against the rush.
Jarvis Landry is my favorite DK wide receiver this week, given his PPR scoring on DK. Landry has seen 11 targets per game this season, and has not been below six receptions. In this matchup against Tennessee, he is in a good spot. They have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.
So Carson Palmer is interesting this week. He is bound for the 300-yard bonus, and 1-2 passing touchdowns. It might not be pretty, but I am coming around on him at $5,900. Philadelphia ranks 17th in DVOA against the pass.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is in a good spot against Cleveland, who have allowed the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. Jeremy Maclin is cheap this week, and is a decent cheap option, even in a non-ideal one on one matchup.