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Best DFS sleeper lineup strategy for XFL Week 5

What XFL players are conducive to a sleeper lineup strategy in Week 5?

B.J. Daniels #7 of the Seattle Dragons rushes during an XFL game against the St. Louis Battlehawks at the Dome at America’s Center on February 29, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo by Michael B. Thomas /Getty Images

The XFL is in its fourth week and DraftKings pricing is getting tougher by the week. 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.


BJ Daniels, Seattle Dragons ($7,200)

Daniels rushed for 84 yards on seven attempts while throwing one touchdown and one interception after coming in for Brandon Silvers against the BattleHawks last week. He should get the start this week, but Jim Zorn is old school and might have different ideas. As long as he does start, Daniels will be in a tough situation in Houston, where his team is almost a two-touchdown underdog. But we aren’t looking for a win, we’re looking for DK points and Daniels will likely run a lot, raising his fantasy floor with each attempt.

Running Backs

Darius Victor, NY Guardians ($5,800)

Victor saw 18 carries in the Guardians win over the BattleHawks and showed that he can handle the workload. His price has stayed moderate due to his lack of touchdowns, but his ability and usage show that he should continue to be the lead back at a good price.

Martez Carter, LA Wildcats ($4,600)
Dujuan Harris, LA Wildcats ($3,600)

Carter was out last week, so his status is still up in the air, but if he is a full go, he should get his shot again after scoring three touchdowns the week before. If Carter can’t go, we will likely see more of Harris, who saw 44 snaps last week, easily the highest on the team.

Wide Receivers

Jordan Smallwood, LA Wildcats ($6,200)

Smallwood saw a big uptick in work with Nelson Spruce out, as he was second on the team with seven targets, catching five for 75 yards. As long as Spruce is out again, Smallwood becomes a strong play at home.

Colby Pearson, NY Guardians ($6,000)

Pearson led the Guardians in receptions and targets last week, catching 5-of-5. He also played a full complement of snaps. His upside isn’t great, but Luis Perez has been better than Matt McGloin and should at least continue to get Pearson receptions.

Jalen Tolliver, Tampa Bay Vipers ($5,700)

Tolliver has been right behind Dan Williams in targets for much of the season and ranks seventh overall with 27. The Vipers only have two receiving touchdowns all season, but they give their top receivers plenty of work and appear to have their offense on a better track now. I also expect them to trail in LA and be forced to throw more than planned.


LA Wildcats ($3,900) vs. Tampa Bay Vipers

The Vipers have shown life offensively of late, but coming off a home game and their first win, I expect a letdown game as they travel across the country to LA to take on a Wildcats team coming off a disappointing loss.

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