Week 5 of the NFL season looks to be one of the most dynamic of the season for value plays under $5,000 on DraftKings. We can roster a super-cheap quarterback, running backs capable of rushing for 100 yards, and a receiver who can go off on any given week. Here is a look at five value plays this week.
Kyle Allen, Washington QB ($4,100)
Dwayne Haskins is hitting the bench after averaging just 6.4 yards per attempt with a 4-to-3 touchdown to interception ratio through four games. While Allen, known for his fumbilitis with the Panthers, is unlikely to light the world – or the Rams – on fire this week, he doesn’t have to do much to pay off his cheap salary, especially in 50/50s. Just 200 yards passing and one passing TD would do the trick. Allen should be a solid cash game play, less so in tournaments.
Antonio Gibson, Washington RB ($5,000)
How about another Washington Football Team player for our cheapies this week? Gibson got 13 of the team’s 22 rushing attempts against the Ravens, while catching four of five targets. The receptions will be particularly key on DraftKings where he gets a point per catch. Gibson could be a nice dump-off option for Allen as he gets his game legs under him.
Damien Harris, Patriots RB ($4,300)
With Sony Michel now on injured reserve with a hurt quadriceps, Harris looks to be the lead back for the New England offense. He cashed in last week against the Chiefs, rushing 17 times for 100 yards. If the Patriots start throwing him the ball – as they often do with their running backs – Harris could provide dynamite value at this cheap salary.
Sammy Watkins, Chiefs WR ($4,500)
It appears Watkins won’t disappear in 2020 as he did for much of 2019 after a monster Week 1. Quarterback Pat Mahomes has targeted No. 14 at least seven times in three of four games. So far, Watkins has notched 19 receptions for 198 yards and a TD in four games, averaging 11 DFS points per game on DraftKings.
Hayden Hurst, Falcons TE ($4,700)
The Falcons may not win many games, but they have no problem piling up points, and they love to pass. While Matt Ryan is hardly All-Pro material, he’s done a capable job of getting the ball to his receivers. Hurst gets his share of targets, averaging nearly six per game so far. That translates to 13 catches for 162 yards and two TDs so far. With Julio Jones out again in Week 5, Hurst stands to see the ball more often.