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Week 5 DraftKings Tournament Picks

By Jared Smola | Updated on Tue, 23 May 2023 . 1:27 PM EDT


Josh Allen ($7,500)

Priced at $7,500, Allen is the QB3 on the DraftKings slate behind just Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes. Allen ranks 8th in our dollars per projected point rankings and perpetually goes under-owned despite scoring over 25 DK points in every game this season.

Allen has been tremendous this season, and I think there is still more meat on the bone as he has only rushed for 26 yards total in his last 3 games after running for 57 yards in Week 1.

The matchup with Tennessee is a good one as the Titans have allowed the 8th most fantasy points on the season, despite cake matchups against the Vikings, Jaguars and Broncos.

I’ll be looking to roster Allen in at least 15% of my lineups and will be playing him naked or stacking him with all-world WR Stefon Diggs.

Kyle Allen ($4,100)

Allen is in play this week as a salary-saver going up against a mediocre Rams defense. At $4,100, Allen is over $3,000 cheaper than top options Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray.

With the Rams favored by a TD, the Football Team should be in comeback mode. Stud WR Terry McLaurin is capable of winning any matchup as he showed last week, going over 100 yards against the Ravens’ top 5 defense.

Allen may not have 30-point upside, but if he scores 20 at just $4,100 he will allow you to pay up at other positions and allow plenty of ceiling in your lineup.

I’ll be looking to roster Allen in at least 15% of my GPP lineups.


Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($6,800)

Somehow, Edwards-Helaire hasn’t exploded, failing to surpass 18.4 DK points in the last 3 weeks despite 19, 25 and 16 touches.

Edwards-Helaire has a massive ceiling in this offense but has only found the box once back in Week 1 against the Texans.

Now, CEH gets to play the 32nd ranked rush defense of the Las Vegas Raiders with the Chiefs as 14-point favorites.

The breakout game is coming soon. And even with high projected ownership, I’ll be locking and loading CEH in at least 60% of my GPP lineups.

Mike Davis ($6,400)

Davis ranks 3rd in dollars per projected point behind only Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Kareem Hunt.

He’s still underpriced as he has back to back games with at least 22 DK points with Christian McCaffrey out of the lineup.

I think Davis may go a bit overlooked this week with Kareem Hunt just $100 more and Nick Chubb going to IR.

I will be rostering Davis in at least 30-40% of my Week 5 GPP lineups.


Tyreek Hill ($6,900)

Tyreek has been solid this season, scoring a TD in every game and having a season-low of 15.6 DK points.

Hill hasn’t yet produced a 100-yard game as the Chiefs have so many viable options. But I think he’s impossible to avoid this week as he can easily eclipse 100+ yards and multiple scores in 1 half with legend Patrick Mahomes throwing him the rock against a leaky Raiders defense.

I like to spread out my GPP exposure a little bit more at WR than other positions, but I’ll be looking to roster Hill in at least 15% of my GPP lineups.

Darius Slayton ($4,800)

Darius Slayton ranks 9th in dollars per projected point, priced down below $5K with a projected ceiling of 18 DK points.

Slayton has already shown GPP-winning upside as he went for 31.2 points in a tough Week 1 matchup with the Steelers. He now has 3 consecutive games under 10 DK points, which should keep his Week 5 ownership in check.

The volume has been there all season with at least 6 targets in every game — and now comes a matchup against the Cowboys’ 31st ranked pass defense.


George Kittle ($6,600)

Coming off a monster game, Kittle is simply the best TE play on the Week 5 slate.

Kittle sits 4th in dollars per projected point after annihilating the Eagles defense for 15 catches, 183 yards and a TD in Week 4. Now, Kittle has another unimposing matchup against the Dolphins, who rank 28th against the pass. The ‘Niners are projected to score over 27 points.

Kittle will be popular this week, but I will still prioritize him and look to roster him aggressively in at least 40% of my DK lineups.

Jonnu Smith ($4,900)

There isn’t too much to like at the TE position if you aren’t paying up for Travis Kelce against the Raiders or George Kittle against the Dolphins.

One option in the mid-tier is Smith, who ranks 7th in dollars per projected point in a matchup with the Bills, who will be missing TE-stopper Matt Milano.

The Bills have given up the 6th most fantasy points to TEs, and Jonnu has a solid 13-181-3 in just 3 games this season. I will be rostering Jonnu in around 15% of my week 5 GPP lineups.


Washington Football Team ($2,600)

Washington will likely be missing Chase Young once again and are 7-point underdogs. But overall, they still have a strong defensive line as they were able to generate pressure last week against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Washington has 14 sacks on the season along with 5 INTs, making them one of the most underrated defenses in the league.

The key to Washington having a chance for a big game is taking a lead or keeping it close against Jared Goff and the Rams.

The Rams have been among the most run-heavy teams in the league this season, but if Washington forces them to throw and generates any kind of pressure, that’s when Jared Goff can turn into a pumpkin.

Washington’s defense won’t be high owned, but in certain lineups where I need the savings I’ll be rostering them in around 15% of my GPP lineups.

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Jared Smola, Lead Analyst
Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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