Early Week 5 FanDuel Lineup: The LeDoobie Brothers are Back Together!

Oct 6, 2015 by

Early Week 5 FanDuel Lineup: The LeDoobie Brothers are Back Together!

Once again, I jumped on the horn with our friends over at the Fantasy Sports Network (FNTSY) and I shared my very early Week 5 FanDuel lineup!

But first, I thought we’d go back into the scores from Week 4 to see what stands out to us.

Once again, for the third week in a row, there were several games with total scores about 50 points between the two teams.

This is in spite of the fact that the guys in Vegas didn’t expect ANY games to go over 50 – much like they seem to think about this week!

  • Indianapolis at Houston (no line likely due to Andrew Luck’s iffy shoulder)
  • Jacksonville at Tampa Bay (-3) – 42.5
  • Buffalo (-3) at Tennessee – 42.5
  • Cleveland at Baltimore (-6.5) – 43.5
  • Washington at Atlanta (-7.5) – 47.5
  • Chicago at Kansas City (-9.5) – 45.5
  • New Orleans at Philadelphia (-5.5) – 49
  • Louis at Green Bay (-9.5) – 46
  • Seattle at Cincinnati (-1.5) – 44.5
  • Arizona (-3) at Detroit – 44
  • New England (-8) at Dallas – 49.5
  • Denver (-5.5) at Oakland – 43
  • San Francisco at N.Y. Giants (-7) — 43
  • Pittsburgh at San Diego (-3) — 45

Obviously, I think Vegas is underselling once again – but which games will go over 50 points!?! That’s the big question!


Early Week 5 FanDuel Lineup

QB – Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. San Francisco, $7,700

Both Jay Cutler (at KC) and Marcus Mariota (vs. BUF) are interesting, but I think they’re just too risky for 50/50s. With Manning, he faces a bad defense that ranks among the bottom 10 vs. QBs I also like Brandon Weeden at home against the Patriots.

Week 5 FanDuel LineupsRB1 – LeGarrette Blount, New England at Dallas, $6,200

The Cowboys are allowing the third-most rushing touchdowns to RBs this season, and Blount is coming off a bye. This game leans more toward a Blount game than it does Dion Lewis’ Shane Vereen style. I also gave a long look at rookie Todd Gurley, but he’s up against a good Packers defense.

RB Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at San Diego, $9,000

How does NFL do this? They schedule a Thursday night game for a team, then have them go on Monday Night Football 11 days later? Too much of an advantage. Bell is the best running back in the game, and the Chargers are second-worst against RBs this season.

WR1 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Detroit, $7,400

He’s averaging EIGHT catches for 115 yards in his past three games, with 5 TD catches. Lions are actually below average vs. WRs

I was thinking about Jeremy Maclin here because the Bears defense is allowing two touchdown catches to WRs per game. While the Chiefs still aren’t a great passing offense for wideouts, they are improved.

WR2 Allen Hurns, Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, $6,100

He’s still cheap after a big game this past weekend, when the Colts used Vontae Davis to shadow Allen Robinson, but I like Hurns to continue his success this week against a questionable Bucs secondary.

WR Eddie Royal, Chicago at Kansas City, $5,500

This is a great play, but really only if Alshon Jeffery’s still out with a bad hamstring. The Chiefs defense is the worst  against WRs, allowing 2.5 TDs per game to wide receivers this year.

TE Rob Gronkowski, New England at Dallas, $8,400

Gronk is back! The Cowboys have yet to allow a TD pass to TEs – but Gronk is coming off a bye. Plus, the tight ends that Dallas has faced aren’t exactly world beaters: Larry Donnell, Zach Ertz and tight ends from New Orleans and Atlanta.

K Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Washington, $4,800

Vegas likes this game to be the third-highest-scoring game of the week. Also, check out my recent article on FanDuel Insider that discusses the values of kickers from last year. I pinpoint the best spot to get the best values!

Bills DST at Tennessee, $4,800

The Titans are coming off a bye, but this team is still figuring things out, and Rex Ryan’s defense should do well against Mariota and Co.

Tweet me @DavidGonos and let me know what your early Week 5 FanDuel lineups look like!

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