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NLF DFS Week 5 – OwnersBox Building Blocks

We are beyond thrilled to “officially” announce our newest partners at OwnersBox. While being well known for their WFS (Weekly Fantasy Sports) product, they have recently launched their first ever DFS platform and have been using none other than Karma Nation to test it! CLICK HERE to sign up for your account and lock in a $500 deposit match and $10 Free Play with promo code ‘KARMA’!

What is OwnersBox? How are they different?

OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For NFL, this means that you have the ability to play TWO Quarterbacks in your lineup. You are also dealing with extremely different roster requirements. On OwnersBox, you roster one QB, two RB, two WR, one TE, two FLEX and one SUPER-FLEX. This allows for some crazy lineup builds, and should make for some high-scoring DFS slates. With that being said, let’s dive into the plays…


Jalen Hurts – $7,200

Hurts continues to be one of the best players in all of fantasy football, and there’s plenty of value to fit him in this weekend. Not only is this the best we’ve ever seen Hurts as a passer, but he’s still getting it done with his legs as well. He’s tied for the league-lead with 16 carries inside the 20 yard line…as well as ranking first in yards per pass attempt and top-six in passing yards. It’s truly a slate-breaking ceiling every time he takes the field and he could absolutely eat against this Cardinals defense. Philly is tied for second with just over a 28 point team total on Sunday and this game has the highest O/U on the slate. Hurts has been regularly posting monster fantasy games in blowouts with minimal second-half fantasy points. Whenever we finally catch him in a true shoot-out, we are going to see the best QB fantasy performance of the season. I’m always overweight on him, and he’s my top play again on Sunday.

Running Back

Devin Singletary – $5,300

There are several strong values at the running back position this week, but few stick out more than Singletary. For starters, Buffalo has the largest team total on the board — sitting at a cool 30 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Singletary has completely iced Zack Moss and James Cook in recent games, and returned to the dominant role we saw late last season. Since the start of Week 3, he’s logged an 80% snap-rate and seen a 15% target-share. That huge snap-rate has parlayed into 15+ touches in each game over that stretch. TJ Watt has a legitimate case for NFL MVP when looking at the Pittsburgh’s on/off defensive splits with and without him. Without Watt, they’re bottom-ten in fantasy points allowed to running backs this season. Overall, it’s known that Buffalo will primarily be passing the ball but Singletary has a nice ceiling when used in the role he’s been seeing. I love getting some lower-owned exposure to a 30 point team total, as well.

Wide Receiver

Christian Kirk – $5,900

Kirk was a conviction play for me in Week 4, that ended up getting completely ruined by the rain on Sunday morning. I’m going right back to the well in Week 5, in a home date against the Houston Texans. Houston’s pass defense hasn’t been that bad, but they’ve coughed up some huge games to opposing wide receivers. Things have broken perfectly for Kirk in Jacksonville, and he now has one of the most fantasy-friendly roles of any player. Not only is he dominating the Air Yards% for the Jaguars, but he’s seen an elite red-zone role on top of it. He ranks fourth in targets inside the 20, and third in targets inside the 10. He also ranks top-12 on the slate in yards per route run. He’s getting down field looks coupled with tons of red-zone work and that is the perfect recipe for DFS success. Hopefully his down game in Week 4 keeps his ownership in check, but I love his ceiling against Houston.

Tight End

Zach Ertz – $4,900

I’m expecting a dominant performance from the Eagles this weekend, but love Ertz on the opposite side. He’s been basically one of the Cardinals only offensive weapons this season, and appears underpriced. Given how the Eagles scheme their defense, attacking them over the middle of the field is a good strategy. They allowed the second-most fantasy points to to tight ends in 2021, and have been absolutely locking down the outside with Darius Slay and James Bradberry this year. Ertz ranks top-five in target-share among tight ends on this slate, and has the best red-zone role on the team. He ranks top-three overall in targets inside the 20 through the first month of action, with six of them coming inside the 10. Revenge narrative aside, this is a strong match-up for Ertz and I like him in all formats for Week 5 contests.


Khalil Shakir – $3,500

I didn’t want to write up two people on the same team, but it’s looking like Shakir will be a tough avoid on Sunday. Shakir popped in the pre-season and has some juice — running a 4.43 and being best comped to Golden Tate per PlayerProfiler. Buffalo has already ruled out all of Dawson Knox, Jake Kumerow and Jamison Crowder — and slot receiver Isaiah McKenzie looks unlikely to play. If we get the news that McKenzie is officially ruled out, Shakir would be stepping into a full-time role for Josh Allen. It’s not often that we get viable receivers at this price tag, especially on teams projected to score 30 points. If McKenzie is out, Shakir will become a staple for all of my teams this weekend.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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