The best value plays in your DraftKings lineup for Week 5 of the NFL season

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With a full slate ahead on Sunday, Week 5 presents plenty of opportunities for excitement, especially for daily fantasy players looking to make a quick buck on DraftKings, FanDuel, or wherever you choose to play.

When forming your daily fantasy lineup, it’s always important to look for value plays in the mid- to lower-tier price ranges. Everyone wants to load their teams with studs sure to light up the box score, but it’s finding the undervalued players that allows you to max out your budget on the likes of Antonio Brown and Aaron Rodgers this week.

Below we’ve picked some of our best value plays for daily fantasy players. Consider them when trying to find a few extra dollars to upgrade elsewhere in your lineup.


QB: Blake Bortles, $4,800

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While Jaguars fans have been waiting for Blake Bortles to turn into an elite passer for years, fantasy players know that he’s an absolute stud when it comes to padding stats in garbage time when Jacksonville is already hopeless of winning the game on the field. Going up against the Steelers on Sunday, Bortles should have plenty of time to get pass happy after the outcome has been decided.


RB: Frank Gore, $4,400

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Did you know that Frank Gore is 8th on the all-time rushing list? He’s rushed for more yards in his career than Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown, and has a good chance to pass Jerome Bettis this season. Anyway, this week the Colts are playing the Niners at home and Gore was one of the brights spots of the Colts’ Sunday night game against the Seahawks.


RB: LeGarrette Blount, $4,200

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LeGarrette Blount showed off a bit of beast mode for the Eagles on Sunday, barreling through the Chargers defense. While the Cardinals present a solid run defense, expect Philadelphia to get a lead and then seal the game with their running backs. Nothing would get the home crowd hyped like another running performance like last week.


WR: Nelson Agholor, $3,900

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With Patrick Peterson expected to shadow Alshon Jeffrey for most of the game on Sunday, Agholor may have another opportunity to break out for the Eagles.


WR: Kenny Stills, $3,700

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For some reason it feels like Jay Cutler might go off and have a game here. The line is too low and the Dolphins aren’t so bad that they should be dismissed at home against a Titans team that will likely be playing with a backup and have yet to really prove themselves. Stills can get free for a score or two here.


WR: Paul Richardson, $4,600

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Paul Richardson isn’t one of Russell Wilson’s first looks on offense, but he is getting enough targets to be a viable fantasy option, and recently has been making the most of them. He scored in Week 2 and Week 3 and last week averaged over 20 yards per reception.


TE: Jared Cook, $3,900

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With the Raiders starting E.J. Manuel at quarterback, look for Jared Cook to get more targets in this game than in previous weeks. Tight ends are always reliable looks for quarterbacks who might be a bit more eager to get rid of the ball under pressure, and Cook got a good amount of love from Manuel when he came in last week against the Broncos, even getting one end zone target that could have won the game had Cook been able to hold on to the ball.


DEF: Dolphins, $2,700

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The Dolphins have not looked great, but this week they’ll either be facing Matt Cassell or an injured Marcus Mariota. If you get to the end of your lineup and are a few dollars short on defense, you could do worse than picking Miami.


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