DraftKings - Week 5


Note: All DraftKings NFL is FREE this week

NFL Features

Interactive Value Chart - Maurile Tremblay
  A lineup optimizer for DraftKings that uses projections and player salaries to maximize expected points.
Tipandpick's: Tips and Picks - John Lee
  Cash game and GPP selections for DraftKings
Medical Check - Steve Buzzard & Jene Bramel
  Summarizes and analyzes injury news relevant to DraftKings contests.
The Contrarian - Chris Feery
  Lower owned players with upside that you may want to use in your tournament lineups.
The Fade - Chris Feery
  Players that you may want to consider fading for this week’s tournaments.
Starting Stacks - John Mamula
  Some popular "chalk" stacks and some "under the radar" stacks to use in your DraftKings GPP tournaments.
Projecting Ownership Percentage - Phil Alexander
  Sorting the week's top GPP plays by projected ownership percentage to help guide tournament roster construction.
Cost Efficiency Breakdown - Justin Howe
  A look into the smart DraftKings Week 5 plays in terms of cost efficiency. Who provides the most bang for your buck?
Sunday Games Roundtable - Ryan Hester
  A look behind the curtain at a staff discussion pertaining to Week 5 DraftKings topics
Exposed Week 5 - Scott Bischoff and Aaron Rudnicki
  Aaron Rudnicki and Scott Bischoff take a look at the wide receivers and tight ends, and their counterparts across the line of scrimmage looking for good and bad options over at DraftKings for Week 5.
Thursday/Sunday Lineups - FBG Staff
  Lists cash-game lineups from various staff members, and tracks results from previous weeks.
Consensus Value Plays - FBG Staff
  Lists the top value-based picks of the week selected by various staff members.
Wisdom of the Staff - FBG staff
  Various staff members share their opinions on select topics.
Thursday Night Spotlight - Steve Buzzard
  Analyzes the game script for the Thursday night game. Examines factors to consider in setting Thursday night lineups, including injury considerations.
Millionaire Maker Week 4 Recap - Dan Hindery
  Recapping Week 4 of the DraftKings Millionaire Maker Contest and Discussing Week 5 Strategy
Weekly Contest Spotlight - Jeff Pasquino
  DraftKings will be paying out $1 Billion in fantasy football prizes this year - find the best and biggest contests each week here in the weekly spotight.
Cracking DraftKings (The Blog) - FBG Staff
  The definitive blog covering the daily football scene at DraftKings.

Book / Excerpts / Timeless Classics

Cracking DraftKings (The Book) - FBG Staff
Cash Games - David Dodds and John Lee
Tournaments - John Lee and Jeff Pasquino
Hybrid Contests - John Lee and Jeff Pasquino
Cash Game Lineups - David Dodds and John Lee
Tournament Lineups - Jeff Pasquino
Pivoting - Jeff Pasquino
H-Value - Dan Hindery
Bankroll Management - Mauril Tremblay

FREE Podcasts

Rotogrinders / Footballguys Hour - John Lee and Austin Lee with host Dan Back
FanDuel Show - Jeff Pasquino and John Lee with host Cecil Lammey

Contest Spotlight


NFL $300K Turbo Survivor
  DraftKings has announced another big tournament. Contestants can enter a lineup for just $5 for a shot at $30,000. Teams need to advance to the next week to get to the Week 7 finals of this even. About a third of all entries will advance from Week 5 to Week 6 (20,000 out of up to 69,000), and the Top 25% (5,000 of 20,000 teams) advance to the Week 7 final. All of the Week 7 finalists get cash back, with the Top 1,000 getting at least a double-up, but everyone will be eyeing that $30,000 first place prize.


NFL $15M World Championship
  DraftKings has one of the biggest fantasy football contests with the $15 Million Fantasy Football Contest / Event. Aptly called "The Biggest Fantasy Football of All Time," the Fantasy Football $15 Million World Championship will take place in Las Vegas on December 20th, 2015. 200 entrants will qualify for this event (for as little as $3). Then, the Top 10 will be featured on ESPN on NFL Divisional Weekend live in Los Angeles to compete for the chance at the top prize of $5 Million.

NFL $7M Millionaire Maker
  Yes, you read that right. $7 Million will be awarded in a single contest this week, with $1.2 Million awarded to the first place finisher while the runner-up has to "settle" for $500,000. For just $20 an entry, life-changing money can be won in NFL Week 5 at DraftKings.


CFB $1M Championship
  Play for your share of $1 Million and the Fantasy College World Championship Belt! Each package ($24,650 value) includes entry to the FCFWC PLUS a three-night (Dec. 3rd-6th) VIP trip to Miami and $1,000 cash for airfare. Stay and play at the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort - host to our exclusive VIP event. Experience the life of a DraftKings VIP and compete for the giant check! Satellites are available for as little as $0.25 and qualifiers start at $20 per entry.

CFB Features

Interactive Value Chart - Maurile Tremblay
  A lineup optimizer that accounts for player salaries and uses projections to maximize expected points.
Primetime Slate Breakdown - Devin Knotts
  Game by Game Breakdown of the Primetime Slate on DraftKings
CFB Saturday Sleepers and GPP Plays - Chris Feery
  CFB Sleepers and GPP Plays for the early and late games on DraftKings.
Saturday Early Slate Breakdown - Keith Roberts
  An in depth breakdown of the CFB Week 6 DraftKings Saturday Early slate.
Week 6 Projections - Devin Knotts
  An in-depth look at the numbers for the top plays for week 6 on DraftKings
Thursday/Friday Breakdown - Andrew Katz
  An in depth breakdown of the Week 6 Thursday-Friday DraftKings CFB slate
Team Totals and Analysis - Dan Hindery
  Vegas College Football Team Totals and Analysis
SEC Recap - Chris Feery
  A detailed breakdown of Week 5 for the SEC Conference.
ACC Recap - Keith Roberts
  Recap of the week 5 college football action from every team in the ACC conference
Big 10 - Dan Hindery
  Recapping Week 5 of Big Ten Action and Looking Ahead to Week 6

Key Links

  • Cracking DraftKings Blog
  • Cracking DraftKings Book
  • FBG Daily Forums
  • DraftKings Lobby