FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 5

With a handful of seemingly obvious FanDuel plays for Week 5, Pat Thorman has ideas for guys to fill in around the must-plays.

| 3 weeks ago
(Brett Carlsen, Getty Images)

(Brett Carlsen, Getty Images)

FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 5

Week 5 appears as if it will be defined by how we approach a handful of matchups. Each of the Giants-Packers, Jets-Steelers, Chargers-Raiders and Buccaneers-Panthers games seems like it contains enough potential fantasy wildfire to take down a small tournament by itself. We want as much exposure to those matchups as we can reasonably get, but will need help from other games to do it.

Below are several players for FanDuel who can supplement the many stacks that can be drawn from the aforementioned high-ceiling games. For the most part, they will be mid-to-low salaried plays to help mitigate salary cap issues in a week with tight pricing. Aaron Rodgers/Jordy Nelson and Ben Roethlisberger/Antonio Brown stacks tend to get expensive, after all. Good luck this week, everyone.


Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins, $7,100

Although he’s priced as only the 22nd-most-expensive quarterback after Miami’s national television meltdown in Cincinnati, Tannehill will have extremely low ownership — even for a quarterback. He is $200 more expensive than Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is in an expected shootout and the more likely target for those looking to go slumming at quarterback. Although the Jets are staring at a funnel defense in Pittsburgh, the Dolphins — whose 33.2-percent run rate ranks second-to-last — are a funnel offense thanks to an ineffectual running game and poor game scripts.

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Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

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