Week 5 DFS fades and players to avoid

Stay away from these players in DFS this week and you'll be heading in the right direction, says PFF Fantasy writer Tyler Loechner.

| 3 weeks ago
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth )

(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth )

Week 5 DFS fades and players to avoid

Whether it’s because of the matchup, the price tag, a nagging injury or expected high ownership — or some combination of any or all of these reasons — you’ll need to decide which players to leave out of your DFS lineups each and every week. We’re here to help.

Our list of Week 4 DFS avoids was largely successful, and we’re back to it in Week 5 with another list of players you might want to leave out of your DFS lineups this week.

(Note: I’m providing only DraftKings and FanDuel salaries as I live in Florida, where Yahoo does not operate.)


Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions (DraftKings: $6,600; FanDuel: $8,200)

This is not a knee-jerk reaction to Stafford’s putrid Week 4 performance. It’s the acknowledgement that Stafford’s floor truly is that low, combined with the brutal matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5. The Eagles haven’t allowed a 300-yard passer this season, and they haven’t given up a passing touchdown either. With so many quarterbacks to choose from on both FanDuel and DraftKings this week, there’s no reason to force Stafford into your lineup.

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Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

  • mosterfalcon

    are dfs articles not available for gold subscriptions? All these article just show one entry per article.

    • Patrick

      Yes very annoying. Why are we paying for this when we can’t even read the articles?

      • Patrick

        Fix your articles please.

  • Shoutout to all the guest

    start ryan fitzpatrick this week!! you wont regret it