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Best WR DFS plays for Week 5

The New Orleans vs Tampa Bay game has two key wide receivers to target in Week 5 DFS lineups.

Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints takes the field before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 29, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The Sunday kickoffs for Week 5 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 5 DFS lineups. In Week 4, a lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.

Obviously, you would love to fill your daily lineup with Pro-Bowlers from top to bottom, but spending money on a top-tier player in one spot leaves you potentially scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.

So here are three wide receivers that could provide the best value for Week 5. Values from Draft Kings.

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Michael Thomas (NO) - $6,600

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggle defending the pass and the cornerbacks are one of the weakest groups in the NFL. The presence of Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback for the New Orleans Saints instead of Drew Brees likely is the sole factor dropping Michael Thomas’s salary this week, but look for Teddy to target “Can’t Guard Mike” early and often on Sunday against their division rivals.

Chris Godwin (TB) - $6,900

Sticking with the same game, the Saints secondary is only one game removed from essentially shutting down Amari Cooper of the Dallas Cowboys. However, Michael Gallup was missing from that game and the Cowboys failed to have any other wide receiver step up while Marshon Lattimore shadowed Cooper. The Buccaneers won’t have the same problem with two equally-capable wideouts in Godwin and Mike Evans, and with Lattimore likely lined up against Evans all game, it will be Godwin who is the beneficiary.

Adam Thielen (MIN) - $6,700

They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and Adam Thielen has clearly not shied away from criticizing his starting quarterback, Kirk Cousins, for failing to hit him with on-target passes. Cousins himself acknowledged that he needs to make it a point to get Thielen the ball more, so look for Cousins to potentially potentially force passes Thielen’s way even if he’s covered. The good news for Thielen is that he’s a talented enough receiver where he can still make the catch anyway.

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