College Football DraftKings Week 5 Breakdown

An in-depth position-by-position breakdown of the DraftKings college football main slate.


In week five, many teams are entering the toughest part of their schedules: conference play. Rivalries will dominate the headlines week-in and week-out for the rest of the season as many of the "cupcake" games are over for the year (except in the SEC, where they'll all randomly play one low-level FBS or FCS team in the second-to-last game of the season.) Following a great slate of games between top-25 teams last weekend, this weekend offers just two games between ranked opponents, both of which are on the DraftKings main slate of games. Elsewhere, there are a few games that stand out as elite matchups for fantasy purposes. Without further adieu, let's dive in to how we can best exploit these matchups and make some money here in week five of the college football season.

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There is one fundamental difference between NFL DFS and College Football DFS, and that is lineup construction. A college football removes the tight end and defense positions from a lineup and replaces them one super flex position. The super flex position can be filled by a quarterback, running back, or wide receiver. On nearly every single slate throughout the year rostering a second quarterback in the super flex position will be optimal in both cash games and tournaments. Keep this in mind all year when building lineups.

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