- Damien Williams ($5800) and Marvin Jones ($6600) headline the top low-budget value picks at running back and wide receiver for Week 5.
- Aaron Jones ($8400) and Terry McLaurin ($7400) among top blue-chip DFS options with upside to outperform their prices.
NEW YORK – Joe Burrow is the best value pick ($7000) at quarterback for Week 5, coming in as the 14th-most expensive option at the position.
Burrow nearly doubled his Week 3 pass attempts in Week 4, a great sign of increased overall volume; he racked up 348 yards through the air last week, easily surpassing his 247.5 (-115) passing yards prop mark.
His passing yardage over/under is set at 269 yards (-120) for this week’s matchup, meaning legal sportsbooks believe his increase in volume is here to stay.
At just $7000, Burrow is less expensive than quarterbacks such as Taylor Heinicke, Daniel Jones, and Jared Goff, providing a ton of value and some great upside.
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers ($8400, Vs. Cincinnati Bengals)
Aaron Jones is the fifth-most expensive at the position and is facing off against a Cincinnati Bengals team that has allowed 8 receptions per game to running backs in 2021 (second-most).
The Bengals have also allowed 0.8 rushing touchdowns per game, well within the bottom half of the league.
Jones has caught all but one of his targets on the year, indicative of the even odds on him hitting under 3.5 receptions.
Damien Williams, Chicago Bears ($5800, Vs. Las Vegas Raiders)
Damien Williams is the best low-budget pick at the running back position this week, coming in at $5800 (13 overall).
After David Montgomery’s injury, it remains to be seen if he will step into the every-down role that Montgomery had. Chicago is startlingly thin at running back and Williams tallyed 55 rushing yards and a touchdown on just 8 carries last week.
He was also involved in the passing game, hauling in both of his targets.
With Justin Fields announced as the starting quarterback earlier this week. Chicago may take some of the load off of Fields’ shoulders.
Regardless, the Raiders have been horrendous against running backs this year, allowing 23.2 fantasy points per game.
His rushing attempts prop is set at 14.5 carries (-115) with a 3.5 receptions prop (-150), meaning NFL sportsbooks are expecting him to get plenty of opportunities.
Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team ($7400, Vs. New Orleans Saints)
Coming in as the ninth-most expensive option among pass-catchers, McLaurin has averaged the third-most fantasy points at the wide receiver position (16.5/game). His opponent this week, the New Orleans Saints, have allowed 30.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers.
His receiving yards prop is set at 69.5 (-115), which he should have no problem surpassing against a porous Saints secondary if he approaches the 13 targets he received last week.
Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars ($6600, Vs. Tennessee Titans)
Marvin Jones is the top discount option at wide receiver this week, coming in as the 23rd-most expensive option. Jones faces the Tennessee Titans this week, a team he has averaged 9 receptions, 115 yards, and 0.5 touchdowns against in his career.
The Titans have been the worst in the NFL against wide receivers, allowing 39.2 fantasy points per game to the position.
Jones has a receiving yards prop of 65.5 (-110) this week, which he may blow past with even a moderate amount of volume.
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