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NFL Week 5 DFS Cheat Sheet: Five recommended plays for all contests

Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs against the Atlanta Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell (24) during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

• RB Nick Chubb again on DFS Cheat Sheet: The Cleveland Browns running back is playing behind an offensive line with a 58% matchup advantage rating, No. 1 overall in PFF’s OL/DL matchup chart.

RB Rachaad White an interesting GPP play: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ No. 2 back faces the Atlanta Falcons and their 53.1 PFF run -efense grade.

• TE David Njoku playing well: The veteran has earned a 74.3 PFF receiving grade in his breakout season.

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NFL Week 5 action is here. Here are five recommended plays to help you win big in DraftKings GPP and cash game competitions.


  • Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is an excellent play in GPP formats this week. 
  • The Browns are currently two-point home underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook. That plus his $8,000 salary, the third-highest at the position, are likely the causes of PFF’s 5.4% ownership projection, just the 19th-highest projected rostership rate on the Sunday main slate.
  • Cleveland’s 127 carries rank No. 1 in the NFL, as does their team-85.4 PFF rushing grade. The ground-and-pound successes are due, in part, to their fourth-ranked 72.7 run-blocking grade. 
  • The Browns’ big boys up front have garnered a 58% matchup advantage grade this week, the top mark in PFF’s OL/DL matchup chart. The rating is a thorough besmirching of the Los Angeles Chargers‘ defensive front, as general manager Tom Telesco supposedly spent all offseason upgrading their run defense.
  •  The X-factor in Cleveland’s rushing successes is Chubb, whose 89.7 PFF rushing grade, 32 missed tackles forced and 15 explosive rushing plays all rank No. 1 among NFL running backs with at least 40 carries.

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