XFL DFS WEEK 5: WHO SHOULD YOU PICK?

Week 5 is upon us and we’re halfway through the XFL season. Last week we had our main lineup cash out for the 3rd straight week. Although not as high as we expected with duds coming from Deandre Thompkins and Alonzo Russell but none the less cashed out. With DraftKings pricing getting tougher paying up for the top guys gets more difficult by the week, but there are a few worth mentioning. The best offenses to target this week look to be the Roughnecks as usual and the Wildcats back at home. The BattleHawks are up there as targets as well but will be on the road facing a team that has scored one touchdown in the last two weeks.

Quarterback rankings for XFL Week 5

RKPlayerTmOppDKPPG
1Phillip WalkerHOUSEA1200029.47
2Josh JohnsonLATB1050023.09
3Jordan Ta’amuSTLat DC970019.91
4Taylor CorneliusTBat LA850015.74
5Luis PerezNYat DAL79007.88
6Cardale JonesDCSTL900010.88
7Philip NelsonDALNY75003.7
8BJ DanielsSEAat HOU72008.2
9Brandon SilversSEAat HOU700011.29
10Marquise WilliamsNYat DAL73003.53

Notes:

  1. P.J. Walker remains atop the quarterback ranks once again even with a sub-par performance in Week 4.
  2. Philip Nelson will get the start for Dallas this week with Landy Jones out for at least two weeks. He gets a home game against the Guardians, which up until last week looked like a great matchup for him. It may not be as easy as we thought.
  3. Luis Perez and Matt McGloin split reps in practice, but as of yet, no starter has been named.

BJ DANIELS and JOSH JOHNSON are my go to QB picks of the week

Running back rankings for XFL Week 5

RKPlayerTmOppDKPPG
1Cameron Artis-PayneDALNY820016.2
2DeVeon SmithTBat LA790011.58
3Lance DunbarDALNY760013.9
4James ButlerHOUSEA670011.85
5Matt JonesSTLat DC73009.98
6Darius VictorNYat DAL58006.4
7Jacques PatrickTBat LA70009.72
8Donnel PumphreyDCSTL64007.48
9Kenneth FarrowSEAat HOU61009.72
10Christine MichaelSTLat DC52005.25

Notes:

  1. The two Dallas backs sit inside the top rankings this week as I expect Dallas to lean on their run game with backup quarterback Philip Nelson under center.
  2. Week 3 superstar Martez Carter may be back for the Wildcats this week. Keep an eye on practice reports.
  3. I didn’t rank Nick Holley into the top 5 after his monster Week 4 game but keep an eye out for him.

C. ARTIS-PAYNE and DARIUS VICTOR are the guys my eyes are all over this week

Wide receiver/Flex rankings for XFL Week 5

RKPlayerTmOppDKPPG
1Tre McBrideLATB970030.3
2Cam PhillipsHOUSEA1150024.82
3De’Mornay Pierson-ElSTLat DC920014.02
4Dan WilliamsTBat LA850013.55
5Donald ParhamDALNY950019.08
6Nick HolleyHOUSEA710011.42
7Kahlil LewisHOUSEA890011.98
8Eli RogersDCSTL82008.55
9Flynn NagelDALNY740011.28
10Austin ProehlSEAat HOU800012.05

Notes:

  1. Tre McBride and Cam Phillips are the top two wide receivers this week. Phillips had a down week, but I expect a bounce back from him. Spruce has already been ruled for the Wildcats making McBride the de facto No. 1 receiver if he wasn’t already.
  2. Behind the top two, there is a cluster of guys that get decent volume, like Jordan Smallwood, Austin Proehl, Flynn Nagel, and Jalen Tolliver.
  3. The Defenders wide receivers went from must own to barely startable. They play at home this weekend, maybe that will wake them up.

Sometmes you gotta go for that diamond in the rough, this week im focusing on 4 guys, TRE MCBRIDE, NICK HOLLEY, MARTEZ CARTER, and JALEN TOLLIVER for the main line-up.

D/ST rankings for XFL Week 5

RkTeamOppDKPPG
1RoughnecksSEA490010.25
2WildcatsTB39007.25
3BattleHawksat DC47007.5
4RenegadesNY43005.5
5Guardiansat DAL32008.75
6DefendersSTL350011.25
7Vipersat LA37007.75
8Dragonsat HOU30008
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