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Week 5 FanDuel Tournament Picks


RBs

There’s not a lot of value at RB on the slate.Most of the cheaper plays expect to be highly owned, like D’Andre Swift ($6,900), Damien Williams ($5,800) & Leonard Fournette ($6,400).

I will be opting to pay up at this position.

Alvin Kamara ($8,600)

10.2% Projected Ownership

Despite a 0-target performance in Week 4 panicking fantasy managers and DFS players, Kamara is receiving volume unlike any in his career coming off a career-high 87% snap share and 26 carries. Tony Jones is out this week, leaving Kamara alone in the backfield against a defense that has been picked apart this year.

On FanDuel, you can get nearly a $2,000 salary discount from Derrick Henry to Kamara compared to a minor $400 discount on DraftKings

Nick Chubb ($7,500)

7.1% Projected Ownership

The Chargers are exactly the type of defense that Chubb and the Browns can take advantage of. The Chargers are 25th in rush defense DVOA and Chubb averages nearly 100 yards per game and 0.8 rushing TDs against bottom-half rushing defenses. This defense also allowed 90+ rushing yards to Antonio Gibson, CEH, and Zeke Elliott so far this season.

Ezekiel Elliott ($7,000) & Saquon Barkley ($7,300)

10.3% & 12.3% Projected Ownership

I love these 2 RBs this week.We’ve seen both players get back to their old selves from a talent standpoint, and this game allows for a lot of RB production. Both teams are susceptible to the run, ranking 26th (NYG) and 19th (DAL) in rush defense DVOA.

Every major receiver is expected to see shadow coverage in this matchup (per PFF):

This could be a game where the RBs carry the load, and it provides a leverage opportunity against two of the highest owned passing games on the slate.