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Week 5 Daily fantasy picks: FanDuel tournament advice

Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) talks with wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) and Antonio Brown (84) during the final moments of the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Heinz Field. Jacksonville won 45-42. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

What are the best FanDuel tournaments and GPPs strategies and players for optimal lineups for Week 5 of the 2018 NFL season? This piece will run through each by offering up chalk plays, contrarian plays, and stack options — all from a tournament perspective.

All projected ownership figures come from our FanDuel ownership projections data file. Looking to play cash games on FanDuel? Be sure to check out Tyler Buecher’s Week 5 FanDuel cash game guide.


Chalk: Ben Roethlisberger ($8,400). Big Ben is at home against the Falcons, who have given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. He’ll easily be the highest-owned quarterback of the slate, and for good reason.

Chalk: Matt Ryan ($8,300). Ryan will be dueling Roethlisberger in this should-be shootout, and he should have no problem scoring against the Steelers defense, which has given up the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks and the second-most passing touchdowns (12).

Contrarian: Patrick Mahomes ($8,600). Not only is Mahomes the most expensive quarterback on the slate, but he also has the worst matchup (against the Jaguars). This will be Mahomes’ lowest ownership rate all year. Not bad for a guy who has scored at least 22 FanDuel points in every game so far.

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