NFL Week 5 Top DFS Stacks


Week 5 of the NFL season is upon us, and with it the DraftKings Millionaire contest. This $20 slate has a prize pool of $4 million, with a cool million going to the winner. And, as always, you can expect the winning lineup to have some form of a stack. Let’s take a look at the best stacking options on the slate:

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys: QB Daniel Jones ($6,000), WR Kenny Golladay ($5,900), Bring-back RB Ezekiel Elliott ($7,000): This is my favorite leverage stack on the slate. The ownership for this game is going heavily toward the Dallas passing game. That means players are expecting a lot of offense, but it takes two to tango. No one will be playing the Giants passing attack, which is actually starting to connect, despite the injuries. This is the contrarian way to soak up the production from this game.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions: QB Kirk Cousins ($6,500), WR Justin Jefferson ($7,700), WR Adam Thielen ($6,600), Bring-back WR Quintez Cephus ($4,300): The Vikings offense is going to go under-owned this week after a dud in Week 4 against the Browns. But this offense percolated nicely the first three weeks, and a date with the Lions is the get-well spot you crave after a down week. Expect the Lions to throw the ball a ton here with D’Andre Swift iffy. Cephus has been a nice surprise at WR.

Tampa Bay vs. Miami Dolphins: QB Tom Brady ($7,400, WR Chris Godwin ($6,300), WR Antonio Brown ($5,200), Bring-back TE Mike Gesicki ($4,200) OR RB Leonard Fournette ($5,200)-TB DEF ($4,700): There are a couple ways to attack this game with stacks. The obvious track is to load up on the Tampa passing attack, which has been unstoppable for four weeks, and bring it back with the top receiving option on the Miami side. But the leverage play here would be to rely on Fournette, despite his high ownership, and pair him with the Tampa defense. The game-script calls for Tampa to control this game, which usually leads to a RB-DEF smash.

New England Patriots-Houston Texans: RB Damien Harris ($5,500)-NE DEF ($4,900): Same theory as above. The Patriots should be able to dominate this game on the defensive side of the ball, and then control the contest with the running game. The Pats defense is the most expensive on the slate, which should keep ownership very low.

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