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first_imgWEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerDraftKings Week 5 Picks: NFL DFS cash lineupWEDNESDAY UPDATE: QB Jameis Winston, Buccaneers at Saints ($6,200). We’re picking up $500 in cap to swap out Deshaun Watson and put that money toward a premium RB approach. Saints allow the most DK points to quarterbacks.RB Christian McCaffrey ($8,700): Running CMC again because he spits out 30 points! I’m hesitant about some of the other $8K backs for cash with Zeke having Tyron Smith out, and Alvin Kamara’s floor lowered without Drew Brees.WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWEDNESDAY UPDATE: RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings @ Giants ($8,400). Even in a nightmare spot trailing at Chicago last week, Cook still got enough work to scrape close to 20 points — by far his lowest output. A much more favorable look ahead in the Meadowlands.WR Alshon Jeffery, Eagles vs. Jets ($5,900). With DeSean Jackson sidelined, Jeffery paced the Eagles in targets last Thursday night in Green Bay. This should hold true against a far weaker pass defense in Gang Green, who allow the third-most DK points to receivers.WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPPWEDNESDAY UPDATE: WR Golden Tate, Giants vs. Vikings ($4,600). Tate ripped off four seasons with 90-plus catches in Detroit and was on pace to repeat before getting shipped last season. It being his first game regular season game with Daniel Jones does give me some pause, but the Giants paid him handsomely enough to continue this high usage.WR DJ Chark Jr., Jaguars @ Panthers ($5,000). Gardner Minshew got it to Chark even when elite corner Chris Harris was attempting to corral the breakout sophomore, slinging it Chark’s way eight times on Sunday. He’s the target leader for Jacksonville’s quite-functional pass offense.TE Austin Hooper, Falcons @ Texans ($4,500). This price remains way too low for a tight end coming off consecutive 25-point weeks. Hooper quietly edges Travis Kelce in targets, and the Falcons figure to go pass-heavy yet again as road dogs.MORE WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builder Last week’s DraftKings cash ilneup hit on Christian McCaffrey and Kenny Golladay but got shredded by Sammy Watkins and Marlon Mack. The Vegas total and Darius Slay’s absence set up nicely for Watkins, while Mack was projected for positive game script and a heavy workload, before the Raiders went up and Mack watched from the sideline. No worries — we’ll go right back to McCaffrey while securing decent floors elsewhere in our daily fantasy football Week 5 cash lineup.We’re taking advantage of a Monday night development after prices were set to help us fill in the top running back and D/ST on Sunday main slate. FLEX Auden Tate, Bengals vs. Cardinals ($3,500). This free square let’s us fit a CMC and and Pats D. John Ross left the Monday nighter with an injury, and Tate has led Cincy in receiving yards over the past two weeks with 16 targets in that span.WEDNESDAY UPDATE: DST Titans vs. Bills ($3,000). It’s looking as if Josh Allen is out and we can save $1,300 off the Pats. Good defense catching mid-tier price at home against Josh Allen, who has multiple turnovers in other tough matchups this season.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – A day before four of the company’s security guards died in Iraq, a Blackwater USA employee wrote company officials that it was time to stop the “smoke and mirror show” and provide crucial equipment for the private army in the field. “I need Comms (communications equipment). … I need ammo. … I need Glocks and M4s. … Guys are in the field with borrowed stuff and in harm’s way,” said the e-mail, released at a House hearing Wednesday. Blackwater’s Iraq operations manager at the time, Tom Powell, wrote the memo to other company officials March 30, 2004. The next day, a mob in Fallujah ambushed a supply convoy guarded by Blackwater, killing the four employees who all were former members of the military. The incident brought to U.S. television some of its most gruesome images of the Iraq war. The guards’ bodies were dragged through the streets and mutilated and two of the corpses were strung from a bridge. In a related development, an Army procurement official, Tina Ballard, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that the military service has withheld $19.6 million from Halliburton subsidiary KBR. The penalty resulted from the Army’s discovery, after months of denials to committee members, that Blackwater was hired as a subcontractor under KBR’s support operations for the U.S. military in Iraq. The contract prohibited hiring private guards, leaving that job to the U.S. military. The Powell memo was released after four family members of the men killed in Fallujah testified at the hearing that their loved ones were not given the armored vehicles, heavy weapons and other protections they were promised. “Did Blackwater meet its responsibilities?” asked committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif. “Yes we did,” Andrew Howell, general counsel of Blackwater, replied. “Have you skimped on equipment?” asked Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah. “We have not skimped on equipment, no sir,” Howell said. The hearing became emotional when Kathryn Helvenston-Wettengel, mother of slain Blackwater guard Stephen Scott Helvenston, read a statement on behalf of the families. She stopped several times to collect herself. The three men killed in addition to Helvenston – a former Navy SEAL – were Wesley Batalona, a former Army Ranger represented by his daughter Kristal; Michael Teague, formerly in an Army helicopter unit, represented by his widow, Rhonda; and Jerry Zovko, a former Army Ranger represented by his mother, Donna. The families have sued Blackwater, contending that was the only way they could learn the circumstances of the killings. Howell said the U.S. military had classified the incident and he could not discuss the details. The Blackwater attorney and several Republican lawmakers said the families were improperly trying to argue their case in a congressional hearing rather than a courtroom. Helvenston-Wettengel said the security guards were denied armored vehicles, heavy weapons and maps for their convoy routes, and that the rear gunners were removed from vehicles to perform other duties. “Blackwater gets paid for the number of warm bodies it can put on the ground in certain locations throughout the world,” she said. “If some are killed, it replaces them at a moment’s notice.” Helvenston-Wettengel said her son was alive when Iraqis tied him to his vehicle and dragged him through the streets. He eventually was decapitated. Howell said lawyers for the family members were using the hearing for their own purposes, and that it should not delve into an “incomplete and one-sided exploration of a specific battlefield incident.” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said he did not believe that the testimony was germane to a house committee scrutinizing U.S. companies with Iraq contracts.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more