DraftKings Cash Picks for Week 5
Lamar Jackson vs. Cincinnati Bengals $7,900
With a salary of $7,900, Lamar Jackson heads into Week 5 as the slate’s most expensive option at quarterback. Last week against Washington, Jackson posted his second-best fantasy game of the season. He completed 14 of his 21 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown (one interception), along with 7 rushes for 53 yards and another touchdown. This week, Jackson will be challenged more than he was last week. He faces a Bengals defense that ranks 10th in DVOA against the pass and have allowed the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. The obvious bright spot, though, is the Bengals rank 21st in DVOA against the rush and have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Jackson’s going to get it done on the ground as he does, but if he can also find success through the air, he’s bound to return at least 2.5x value. The Ravens are 13.5-point favorites with an implied point total of 32.25 points.