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NFL DFS picks, projections, helper for DraftKings, FanDuel: Week 5 Daily Fantasy football strategy, matchups

Lions quarterback Jared Goff might not be thought of in the same vein as Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady or Joe Burrow but through the first four weeks of the season, the former No. 1 overall pick has thrown for more passing yards and touchdowns than any of them. In fact, Goff ranks third in passing yards (1,126) and is tied for first in passing touchdowns (11). Now, NFL daily Fantasy players reliant on quantity over quality will have to consider him for their Week 5 NFL DFS lineups. Goff threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns last week against the Seahawks and will take on a Patriots defense that has allowed eight passing touchdowns so far this season.

How much exposure should you have to Goff this week and who else in the NFL DFS player pool should you target? An NFL DFS helper that explores the top options at every position and in every price range can help ensure that your lineup is optimized to its fullest potential. So before making any NFL DFS picks for Week 5 on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, strategy and stacks from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Jacob Gibbs.

Gibbs uses a data-driven approach that has helped him consistently provide accurate rankings at every position. He has proven to be one of the nation’s most accurate Fantasy rankers in recent years, posting the eighth-most accurate results over the past three seasons, according to Fantasy Pros. 

Now, Gibbs has turned his attention to Week 5 and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.

Top NFL DFS picks for Week 5

One player Gibbs is especially high on: Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson ($5,500 on DraftKings, $6,000 on FanDuel). The second-year running back has split touches with Damien Harris through the first four weeks, with Harris carrying the ball 53 times and catching seven passes, while Stevenson has 43 carries and 11 receptions.

However, Stevenson has looked like the far more elusive back in the open field. His 72.2 percent juke rate and 39 evaded tackles this season both lead NFL running backs, while his 3.76 yards created per touch ranks eighth. Even with Harris still in line for plenty of work, the Patriots are taking on a Lions defense that ranks last in rushing touchdowns allowed (10) and yards allowed per carry (5.6).

Gibbs is also eyeing Saints receiver Chris Olave ($5,700 on DraftKings, $6,900 on FanDuel). The No. 11 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft has been heavily involved in New Orleans’ passing attack, catching 21 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in the first four games.

However, the depth of Olave’s targets has NFL daily Fantasy players salivating over his upside. Olave leads the NFL in air yards (673) and deep targets (13) and his average depth of target has been a staggering 18.7 yards. With that target profile, he’s a big play waiting to happen. He’ll take on a Seahawks pass defense that just allowed 375 yards and four touchdowns through the air to the Lions. See the rest of Gibbs’ NFL DFS helper here.

How to set NFL DFS lineups for Week 5

Gibbs also is calling for an underpriced running back you aren’t even thinking about to score 20 or even 25 points on DraftKings and FanDuel. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here

So who is Jacob Gibbs putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Week 5? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert who has been ranked as one of the most accurate in the nation, and find out.

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