Incredible. No other word best describes some of the individual performances we saw in Week 5 of the NFL. Players put up monstrous DFS points, leading to gottowin33 needing 285.64 points to take down the $1 million first prize on FanDuel this Sunday.
Last week, I proposed five sleepers you might want to consider as you built your lineups for Week 5. I nailed a couple of those incredible point-scorers, while some of my other selections had mediocre days.
I described Houston Texas wide receiver Will Fuller V as due and, wow, did he deliver on Sunday. The Texans’ game against the Atlanta Falcons became the shootout experts expected, with Houston winning 53-32 and both quarterbacks, Matt Ryan of the Falcons and Deshaun Watson of the Texans, having big days. Fuller was a huge part of that win with 14 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns. His 56.7 DFS points on DraftKings nearly delivered an incredible 10x his $4,500 salary.
Another modestly priced player who had a monster game in Week 5 was Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones, who scored four rushing TDs and gained 107 yards on the ground. Jones also caught seven passes for 75 yards. His 52.2 DFS points on DK was 9x his $5,900 salary. His DFS tally topped even that of Christian McCaffrey, who put up big numbers for the Carolina Panthers, and scoring 50.7 points on DK.
David Montgomery was a trendy pick to dominate in London, as the Chicago Bears played the Oakland Raiders across the pond. But he managed a paltry 25 rushing yards and one catch for 11 yards. One rushing TD kept his day from being a total loss for DFS purposes.
With a depleted Cincinnati Bengals receiving corps, Auden Tate was expected to deliver a big return on his salary. He had a decent day, with three catches for 26 yards and an all-important touchdown, but with so many players putting up outlandish numbers, we needed more for a big cash.
With six catches Sunday, Austin Hooper continued his trend of being a preferred target for Ryan in Atlanta at the tight end position. But, he only gained 56 yards on those receptions with no touchdowns. He did catch a pass to score on a two-point conversion, though. Although Hooper didn’t deliver on Sunday, neither did popular TE choice Tyler Eiffert in a game against the woeful Arizona Cardinals.