Each week, I break down the DFS slate over at SportsLine where I provide not just my tiered DFS rankings and optimal lineups for both DraftKings and FanDuel but also key DFS value plays that cover a few different categories. I go through my core values, which are at the core of my lineup-building strategy each week; my wide range of outcome values, which bring massive point-per-dollar potential but also high volatility; and my value plug-ins, which project to keep your lineup on pace for a strong score and are viable if you need the savings to pay up for expensive conviction plays.
You can find all those picks with analysis in my Week 5 NFL DFS Values column at SportsLine, but here's one player that falls into the "value plug-in" category for this week.
Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Giants
$3,000 on DraftKings
$5,400 on FanDuel (Not a core play on FanDuel)
We saw the Giants go with the youth movement in Week 4. Rookie Jalin Hyatt and 2022 Round 2 pick Wan'Dale Robinson overtook veterans Parris Campbell and Isaiah Hodgins on the depth chart, and Robinson is particularly interesting in the short-term.
Across 170 career routes, Robinson has a healthy 24.7% target per route run rate. In four games with starter-worthy snaps, Robinson has target totals of 13, 8, 6, and 3. He could pile up targets against a zone-heavy Dolphins coverage scheme and is worth a long look at the bare minimum price on DraftKings, where the full-PPR scoring fits Robinson's short-yardage catch-and-run game perfectly.
Another player I'm especially high on is Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman ($6,400 on DraftKings, $6,600 on FanDuel). I'm also again making sure to roster Dolphins running back De'Von Achane ($6,100 on DraftKings, $7,500 on FanDuel) after a Week 4 role expansion. In addition to my DFS Values column, you should also check out plays like the previous two in my Week 5 NFL DFS Helper, where I break each position into tiers for DraftKings and FanDuel, then provide my optimal lineups for each site.