Week 5: DraftKings XFL Cheat Sheet for QBs
It is difficult to believe, but we are already about to hit the halfway point of the XFL season.
The data on teams is pretty good at this point, but there are still plenty of uncertain situations to take advantage of on DraftKings. Always be sure to keep track of the injury report, as well.
Injuries and changing depth-chart situations leave opporunities of which to take advantage.
(To see running backs, wide receivers, flex, and defense recommendations, read the rest of DraftKings' picks on the DraftKings Playbook.)
Target worth paying up for: P.J. Walker ($12,000) vs. SEA
Just copy and paste this in every week. Walker finds ways to return value each and every week due to his combined ability to run and pass.
Houston has also been taking more three-point attempts after scoring, which are worth almost another passing touchdown on their own if completed. The Roughnecks have scored by far the most touchdowns, and are averaging the most points per touchdown when including point after attempts.
Houston is a 13-point favorite at home against Seattle on DraftKings Sportsbook, and should score plenty. You are paying for both safety and upside with Walker, which no other QB has consistently provided this season.
Best value: BJ Daniels ($7,200) at HOU
This is a slam dunk. Daniels replaced Brandon Silvers ($7,000) in the second half in Week 4, and played extremely well, completing five of 10 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 84 yards on seven carries.
Daniels’ mobility is his most attractive quality, especially given his price. Daniels belongs in the 9K range, making this a massive value.
He is where your lineup should start in cash games, and it will be difficult to fade Daniels in tournaments given the upside he gives you access to in the rest of your lineup.
You should be taking a bar-belled approach to your QB pool this week, meaning pay all the way up for the upside of Walker, or take the cheap play in either Daniels or Philip Nelson ($7,500), who's set to start for Dallas.
The players in the middle aren't particularly attractive this week.
To see running backs, wide receivers, flex, and defense recommendations, read the rest of DraftKings' picks on the DraftKings Playbook.