NFL DFS DraftKings Cash Picks: Week 5 (Fantasy Football)

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NFL DFS cash games are all about building a high-floor lineup that can win in head-to-heads, 50/50s, and double-ups. Each week I’ll highlight my favorite cash game picks that I have some confidence heading into the weekend to put into my player pools.

For more on cash game strategy and the mechanics of it, make sure you listen to our DFS Cash Overview episode. Be sure you’re also subscribed to the DFS Podcast where Kyle and I go through the main slate every Friday and recap each slate on Tuesdays. Let’s get after it!

*Note: Plays listed below are in order of salary, NOT necessarily ranked by preferred plays


Josh Allen $8,200
Another week, another “Play Josh Allen in cash” post. No team on the Week 5 main slate has a higher implied team total than the Bills, and the Bills lead the NFL in pass rate over expectation, giving Josh Allen plenty of floor and upside in this matchup against Pittsburgh. The Steelers rank 21st against the pass, and they’ve struggled to generate pressure with T.J. Watt out of the lineup, ranking 27th in pressure rate and 26th in pass rush win rate. If you have the money to pay up for Allen this week, he’s a no brainer top play as he is most weeks.

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