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.
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.