Will we finally see the old Peyton Manning?
As one commenter pointed out in last week’s post my recommendations didn’t do so hot. I guess fading Devonta Freeman and paying up for stud wide receivers was a bad idea in hindsight, but I’m going back to that well this week! Freeman’s priced at $6,300 on DraftKings, facing a stout run defense, and Tevin Coleman should be back. I’ll be right one of these weeks on Freeman …
This week there are a ton of great values, which will make for a very fun and exciting DFS slate on Sunday. As always, my recommendations are based on PFF’s projected box scores which are an extremely useful tool for Fantasy Gold members so make sure you sign up!
Note: All prices are from DraftKings
Top Week 5 stacks
The “Money” Stack – Peyton Manning ($7,000), Demaryius Thomas ($8,100), Owen Daniels ($2,700)
The box scores have the Broncos projected for a healthy 26.1 points this week, which is why I’m going to the Peyton Manning well. It may be risky given how bumpy the season has been for this offense, but his price continues to drop on DraftKings and that only makes me want him more. We have Manning projected for 295 yards and two touchdowns and typically when he has a good week it means great things for Demaryius Thomas, who is projected for a healthy 11 targets.
We of course know about the Raiders’ issues covering tight ends as they’ve been torched by the likes of Tyler Eifert, Crockett Gillmore, Gary Barnidge, and Martellus Bennett. Owen Daniels has yet to put up a monster yardage game, but has scored in consecutive weeks. At almost minimum price, he’s a great addition to a Manning/Thomas stack to make your lineup a bit more unique.
George Fitopoulos is a writer for PFF Fantasy and can be reached on Twitter @PigskinProf.