Week 5 optimal DraftKings lineup: Big-name WRs

This week's top lineup for DraftKings from Tyler Loechner is full of some high-profile receivers.

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Week 5 optimal DraftKings lineup: Big-name WRs

Our Week 4 DraftKings lineup was a mixed bag, with players like Kirk Cousins, Melvin Gordon, Le’Veon Bell, Hunter Henry and the Broncos D/ST delivering. But the wide receivers — led by DeAndre Hopkins’ putrid 1.4 points against his $8,400 salary — brought down the final score, which checked in at 119.42.

This week, there’s no doubt the wide receivers are going to perform much better. You’ll see why.

Here’s my optimal DraftKings lineup for Sunday’s main slate, Week 5:

QB: Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears ($5,500)

Over the past two weeks, Hoyer has attempted 85 passes (fifth among quarterbacks) and completed 58 of them (third) for 623 yards (second), four touchdowns (tied for seventh) and no interceptions. He placed eighth and sixth among quarterbacks in terms of DraftKings points the past two weeks, respectively, and he surpassed the 300-yard bonus in both games as well.

As the 17th-most expensive quarterback on the slate at only $5,500, Hoyer is an unsexy pick, but an easy way to save money. Hoyer is also playing against the Indianapolis Colts, who have given up the second-most points to opposing teams so far this season, at over 31 per game.

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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.

  • Patrick

    why even write these? No one can ever see the entire article even when logged in. All I can ever see is the 1st player on the list

    • Tyler Loechner

      Hi Patrick. You need a DFS Pro or All Access subscription to see DFS content. Let me know if you have other questions!

  • Nelson

    When are you going to fix this? I can never see the full article

    • Tyler Loechner

      Hi Nelson. You need a DFS Pro or All Access subscription to see DFS content. Let me know if you have other questions!

  • Joseph Herne

    It’s a little ridiculous that subscribers aren’t getting refunds at this point. 5 weeks into the season, and 70% of your written content is invisible.

    • Tyler Loechner

      Hi Joseph. Do you have an All Access or DFS Pro subscription? Either one of those two subscriptions are required to see DFS content. Let me know if you have other questions I’ll be happy to help!

      • Joseph Herne

        Ah, that makes sense I guess. Assumed written content came with the Fantasy Gold subscription.

        • Matthew

          Thought the same thing but Daily Fantasy is seperate from Fantasy Gold which is retarded and should be changed

  • joe

    Is the All access or DFS Pro not part of the Rotopass?