Yahoo DFS Picks Week 5: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments



We’re back with our Week 5 Yahoo DFS tournament lineup, and as always, we’re looking to differentiate with a unique lineup. By nature, our lineup will be boom-or-bust with a low floor but huge upside. That’s how you can win big in GPPs. 

There’s an extra standalone game this week, so the slate is trimmed down a little bit. The Rams, Seahawks, Jets, Falcons, Bills, Chiefs, Ravens, and Colts won’t be available on DFS main slates. That’s a lot of talent off the board, but there’s still plenty to choose from this week. More importantly, there’s enough high-quality value to allow us to afford a couple of studs without feeling like we’re completely compromising a lineup spot. Enjoy this Sunday because the byes start flying next week.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It’s essentially the same as FanDuel, with four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 5: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

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  • Not only is Jones playing well in his own right — he’s eclipsed 27 fantasy points in two of his past three games — but the Giants are rounding into better form, as well. In addition to his legs (188 yards, two touchdowns), Jones can lean on an improving set of weapons who are starting to make more plays for him.

  • Henry has performances of 47.8 and 35.2 fantasy points among his past five meetings with the Jags. He’s already handled a staggering 127 touches this season, accounting for 54.5 percent of the Titans overall volume. Even if A.J. Brown (hamstring) and/or Julio Jones (knee) can return from their injuries, Henry will most likely receive another full platter of work.

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  • While not as busy as Henry, Harris has dominated the Steelers’ touch volume, as well. He’s scored a touchdown in two of his past three games and continues to be utilized as both a runner (55 rush attempts) and receiver (34 targets). The Broncos are no slouch defensively, but volume and opportunity are often more important than an individual matchup.

  • Chase saw his three-week touchdown streak come to a halt last Thursday, but he continues to demonstrate why he was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Even if Tee Higgins (shoulder) returns, we like Chase in what projects to be a competitive and reasonably high-scoring contest. Also, keep an eye on the Packers’ injury report. Chase becomes even more of an attractive option if Jaire Alexander (shoulder) is held out of Sunday’s matchup.

  • DJ Chark fractured his ankle on Thursday night and is out indefinitely. Shenault took advantage of the increased opportunity, finishing with a career-best 99 receiving yards on seven targets. Chark’s 22 targets accounted for 19.1 percent of the Jaguars’ total heading into Week 4, so Shenault will be leaned upon to fill his absence.

  • Toney had his best game as a pro, leading the Giants with nine targets and turning them into a 6-78 line. The Giants could be looking at a crowded receiver room in relatively short order with the eventual returns of Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton from hamstring injuries. Until they’re full-go, we expect the Giants to continue getting the ball in Toney’s hands as he’s a big play waiting to happen.

  • Waller has now had three straight games of seven targets — a far cry from the 19 he commanded in Week 1. This whole “spreading the love” phase is cute, but the smart money remains on Waller resuming his target-dominating ways. Tight end is in dire straits this week, so it’s worth paying up for the guy most likely to lead the position in scoring.

  • Swift fell flat last week, especially after head coach Dan Campbell extolled his second-year back. He still leads the Lions in touches (64) and is second to only T.J. Hockenson with 29 targets. The arrow is still pointing way up for Swift. He’s delivered performances of 20.2 and 20.4 fantasy points this year, and it won’t be long before he returns to that plateau once again.

  • Be prepared for the Patriots to be among the most popular defenses on Sunday’s slate. Not only have they played well according to a number of metrics (i.e. scoring defense, total defense, DVOA), but the Davis Mills-led Texans have been hapless offensively, scoring nine points over their past two games.


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