Take a look at our latest lineup tips for the National Football League Week 6:
Quarterback is becoming a very interesting positional topic this year. With the rise in team totals and passing, it seems as though QBs have become a bigger feature in your DFS lineup. We have seen multiple tournament “must have” scores. That being said, I think we need to hunt for the upside game that is seemingly out there most weeks this season.
Matt Ryan should be able to throw ALL over the Bucs defense that most recently allowed 5 passing to Mitch Trubisky in the first half. The Falcons have been a scoring at a much higher rate in the air than in the ground and I expect them to score 4 or more TDs in this game. I think Ryan has a 2 TD floor and a 5 TD ceiling for tournaments. He is probably my top scoring QB on the slate.
Andrew Luck is another potential upside play. I don’t like Luck and don’t think he is in the best possible spot either, but the Colts CANNOT run at all. This means that the Colts have been throwing at a historic rate. When you are passing this much, broken plays can happen and that leads to upside. Luck could throw 55 times for 350 yards and 4 TDs in this game and that is what you’re playing him for.
My favorite cheap QB is Baker Mayfield. Mayfield is at home against an underperforming Chargers defense. The Chargers are still without Joey Bosa, which has killed them. They can’t generate the pressure to force the ball out quick. While playing press man-to-man coverage, the CBs cannot stay with these WRs for 7 seconds. Baker is already above average at extending plays with his legs and then throwing downfield once someone can get open. I think this is showcased this week in a game they could be trailing.
My two favorite expensive RBs this week are Christian McCaffrey and Joe Mixon. Both of these players are playing in close games and get all the snaps for teams that I expect to score. Both guys are capable of seeing 10 targets and/or 20 carries. The opposing rush defense against both isn’t scary and they are two guys that I am trying to get into a lot of lineups this week.
The mid-tier is full of interesting options. T.J. Yeldon will be a popular play that I don’t think I’ll play too much of. The Cowboys and Jags should play this game at a snail’s pace. In that situation, I can fade a chalk running back for other people in more interesting game-scripts. David Johnson is very interesting to me because of this game script. I think DJ could get into the box against an oddly suspect Vikings defense. I also think they should be trailing, which could lead to receiving opportunities.
LeSean McCoy is another interesting play with his volume. I think his expected points is rather low, but LeSean could break one big one and then slam in a 1-yarder and end with 30 points and I don’t think we would be too surprised. At his price, I think you need a little exposure to that possibility.
2 players stand out to me at the bottom of the pricing. Tarik Cohen and Chris Carson both have monster game ability. Carson is the lead back going up against the putrid Raiders defense in London. It is super viable to think he gets multiple TD opportunities and that is hard to pass up at his price. Before the bye week, Tarik Cohen saw 13 carries and 8 targets in a massive Bears win. Was that stat line because of the monster victory? Maybe. If it was a sign of things to come, do I want him on my teams?
YES. Cohen is a playmaker who can get you 22 fantasy points on 9 touches. Now seeing that he could start pushing for 15-20 touches has me very interested in him at his price.
So, I’m not saying that I am the Atlanta Falcons passing whisperer, BUT I played 100% Julio week 1, none of the week 2, Ridley heavily week 3, and Sanu heavily the last 2 weeks. If you knew the results beforehand, this is exactly what you would have done. I will be significantly overweight on Julio. Julio has struggled for years scoring in this offense because teams do everything they can to stop him and they have enough weapons that they don’t feel forced to get him the ball if a team is giving them paths with less resistance. The Bucs defense is so bad that Julio is going to be scoring from in between the 20’s. Julio puts up his season high of YAC and has his biggest game of the year here.
Juju is a great play on this slate barring the fact that he may get killed by Burfict. The Bengals play Antonio Brown really well. This is because they focus on stopping him first. Juju is the clear second receiving option in this offense and he is supremely talented to exploit this good situation. I love Juju this week.
Emmanuel Sanders is primed for a big game vs. this Rams defense that is the weakest against the slot and the second WR position. Sanders will typically lineup in the slot and that should be the spot to go this week when the Broncos are down 10 early. I think Sanders catches at least 10 balls for 100 yards and puts up solid numbers for the price.
Both Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin and good plays for me in this Seahawks offense. Lockett is significantly faster than all of these Raiders defenders and they can’t get pressure on Russ. We know he loves to look downfield and Lockett should be able to break one open. Baldwin is really talented at a cheap price due to injury and recent performance. We all know that, at some point, Baldwin will have that big game and there isn’t a better spot than this week.
If you really want a punt, I think Curtis Samuel is worth a look. Cam Newton loves these versatile guys and Samuel is as fast as they come. Samuel ran a 4.31 (.03 faster than Tyreek Hill) at the combine and has been out due to a heart concern. If Samuel begins to get more integrated into the offense, he is a threat every single time he touches the ball. Maybe he gets 6 targets and 2 carries this week and goes for 120 yards and a TD at a price that is SUPER low and he will be unowned.
Tight End SUCKS. Okay? Just close your eyes and check Monday morning.
If Ebron plays, I can’t blame you for taking the #1 option on a team that throws 50 times a week who is also a red zone target, although it does feel dirty.
Jordan Reed is the most talented TE on the board, but he was just completely uninvolved in the Redskins gameplan coming off the bye, which is not a great sign.
Trey Burton should start to see more production. Nagy loves to get the ball to Burton on script, but it seems like Burton is not often the first read. Trubisky struggles to go through his progressions, which has hurt Burton. Over the course of the season, I expect the reads to get better and for Nagy to implement Burton into more plays as the featured player.
I love Njoku, but the Chargers have a great rookie safety who could cause problems. Play this talented athlete at your own risk.
If O.J. Howard doesn’t play, Brate will probably be my guy. If he does, I will have shares of the more expensive guys, McDonald, Hooper, and Vannett.