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FanDuel Thursday Optimal Lineup & Stack: Week 5

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No Filters, Exclusions, Locks, or Models Applied. Ran Colossus As Is For Thursday Slate

Cash Game Projections:

GPP Projections:

Lineup Including Stack:


Ben Roethlisberger headlines the cash lineup and GPP lineup stack, which I am certainly cool with. The Jets secondary has some serious issues right now, and Pittsburgh's offense at home is in full storm now that Le'Veon Bell is back. The Jets are allowing the 5th most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks throughout the first for weeks. Brian Hoyer's price didn't rise, and now he faces a Colts defense that is pretty pathetic. For a bare minimum price tag in this matchup, which should have him throwing more than last week, I am fine with paying down.

David Johnson and Jerick McKinnon are in all three lineups, which is a nice duo. Johnson is the man I want from the Thursday night game if I want any exposure at all. San Francisco ranks in the bottom half in fantasy points allowed to running backs, and have allowed back-to-back weeks of big games to running backs. McKinnon is one of the better value plays against a defense that has lost their best player, and were already ranked poorly against the run. McKinnon is going to get touches in the run and passing game, and game flow sets him up.

Once again, I don't really need to go in depth about Antonio Brown being a top play in all three lineups. The optimal stack was the same as DraftKings this weekend, with the Steelers, and Sammie Coates. He is a really interesting swerve because Bell, Brown, and Big Ben will be the popular stack. Coates is a discount, and with Wheaton still banged up a bit, and Eli Rogers out, he will have some purpose. As we saw last week, there is enough to go around. Steve Smith and Robert Woods are plus values for this week, who are getting bigger roles over the last few weeks. Smith we know his role already, but targets have been up, and his price isn't. Emmanuel Sanders is a Colossus darling in GPP's this week, and him with Thomas have been producing in a system we don't really think of. With Atlanta's struggles, Sanders is a solid option.

The tight end, kicker, and defense picks are the same in all formats. Kyle Rudolph is dominating targets right now, and I will continue to look his way at cheaper prices. He is a big red zone target, and Sam Bradford is looking his way. The defense I can't get away from either. Minnesota is scoring more points per game than any other defense in the league right now. They allowed four total touchdowns to Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and Eli Manning. Now Brock Osweiler? Sign me up. Indy's offense will move the ball, and have one of the higher totals of the weekend. Adam Vinateiri is a decent option.

DFC Stacking Generator: https://www.dailyfantasycafe.com/tools/stackgenerator/nfl

DFC Lineup Optimizer: https://www.dailyfantasycafe.com/tools/lineupoptimizer/nf

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