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There's absolutely no mercy when it comes to The Duel's Fantasy Fail Lineup of the week. The bigger they are, the harder they fall ... right into our spotlight list of fantasy shame, and that includes you, Alvin Kamara. 


Welcome to the latest edition of the greatest, well, technically the worst fantasy football lineup imaginable from Week 5. With each week's bum-studded lineup decided by balancing fantasy player ADP rankings and their respective scoring production from that week, based on FanDuel standard scoring.


Week 5 Fantasy Fails Lineup: Point Total = 29.16

That's right, not even the No. 1 fantasy-scoring running back in the game is safe from a weekly Fantasy Fails appearance. Sorry Kamara, but 5.4 points in a "Monday Night Football" game that witnessed two Mark Ingram scores and 43 total points by the Saints isn't gonna cut it.

Even though Week 5's roster isn't the worst Fantasy Fails scoring effort we've seen so far, it is easily the most frustrating. Our wide receiving corps was one for the ages, with each of our starters in Doug Baldwin and Amari Cooper combining for fewer than three points -- a Fantasy Fails first.

Poor Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald can't catch a break either. Fitzgerald's 4.5 points were the most he's scored in the last four weeks, but that still wasn't quite enough to keep him from making his fourth consecutive appearance in the Fantasy Fail lineup.

Fitzgerald is running away with the record number of appearances, currently at four, but the Atlanta Falcons Defense/Special Teams is making a run at Fitzgerald's title with their second appearance this week. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski also shares second-place in this hunt for the most appearances with two. 

The kicking department is rarely subject to much fantasy attention, but when one of the more consistent kickers in the league in Mason Crosby misses five total attempts (four field goals and one PAT), there's simply no way you won't find Mr. Crosby as our starting Fantasy Fails kicker from Week 5. 


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.