DraftKings and Fanduel NFL DFS Lineup Tips Week 6

 

Last Updated: 2017-10-12

nfl dfs picks week 6 2017Thirteen games are on tap for Sunday and Monday in Week 6 of the NFL season. After losing some of the top offenses to bye weeks last week, we bring those teams back and put some marginal offenses on the shelf with their respective bye weeks. For those that are already buried in the standings in their yearly fantasy leagues, the daily ones offer a nice saving grace and a second chance. By this point in the season, you are well aware if you are one of those people that needs to focus on the DFS side. That’s what we do each week here, with our own unique twist on it.

It’s not hard to decide to roster Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. It’s easy to take Le’Veon Bell, Julio Jones, and Rob Gronkowski. Those guys take up a lot of your allotted salary cap, though, so you have to find some under-the-radar players to pair with those stars so that you can field a competitive team while staying below the financial constraints. That’s where we come in, with a weekly look at those high-upside, cheaper options to put together a winning group in those GPPs, H2Hs, and 50/50s at DraftKings and Fanduel.

All salaries are from DraftKings.

Here are the top value quarterbacks for Week 6:

Jameis Winston ($6,200) – The Cardinals secondary is certainly talented, but Jameis Winston has put up some serious numbers over the last three games. After a bit of a sluggish performance in the first game of the season off of a strange situation with the first game of the year postponed, Winston has thrown for 328, 332, and 334 yards over the last three weeks. He only has six touchdown passes in that span, which has limited his upside, but the Buccaneers don’t have much of a running game and have to pass to move the ball. Arizona’s defense is pretty average in a lot of ways so far this season, with 11.5 yards per catch allowed, just 10 sacks in five games, and 10 passing touchdowns allowed. With a rush defense that ranks fourth in yards per carry allowed, the Buccaneers will be pass-heavy again and Winston should put up some numbers.

Ben Roethlisberger ($5,700) – Bouncing back against the Kansas City Chiefs isn’t the easiest thing to do, but Ben Roethlisberger is not some ruined quarterback and the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t some ruined offense. We’re getting probably the cheapest price we’ve ever seen on Ben and this is a matter of looking for buy points. Keep in mind that almost all of these QB suggestions are designed as QB2 plays to save you money. Roethlisberger still has two elite weapons in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. The Chiefs haven’t allowed a lot of receptions this season, but have allowed 14.5 yards per catch. As long as Ben stays upright, he’ll have chances.

Here are the top value running backs for Week 6:

Shane Vereen ($3,600) – Somebody is going to have to catch the ball for the Giants, because Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall are out. That job would probably fall to Shane Vereen. Vereen only has 22 targets and 19 catches through five games, but the Broncos are going to be coming after Eli Manning and he’ll need a safety valve. Vereen had nine touches last week, which tied a season high, but the need for him to be involved in the offense has gone up exponentially this week with the injury concerns. He hasn’t had many big plays in the running game or the passing game, so there’s some risk involved and this is more of a volume play than anything else. Wayne Gallman is another option here for just $300 more after he had 16 touches last week, including a season-high five targets.

Jerick McKinnon ($4,100) – It seems pretty clear that Jerick McKinnon is now the focal point of the Minnesota backfield with Dalvin Cook out. We may have missed the boat on McKinnon after he had 22 touches last week for 146 yards and a touchdown. The price point is still good enough here, especially against a Green Bay team that has been dealing with some defensive injuries at all levels this season. The fact that McKinnon ran the ball so effectively with a hobbled Sam Bradford is a good sign heading into this week. McKinnon does have a fairly versatile skill set and could be a poor man’s Cook in this Pat Shurmur offense.

Here are the top value wide receivers for Week 6:

Bruce Ellington ($3,700) – The Browns are going to give Deshaun Watson a lot of open looks this week. Gregg Williams has been playing his safeties 20 yards off the ball on most formations this season and the Browns have gotten carved up in the middle of the field and on any routes run towards the sidelines. DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V should attract a lot of attention, and safety help, which will leave linebackers that are better in run stoppage than pass coverage to chase around a guy like Bruce Ellington. Ellington only has nine catches on 16 targets, but he’s played 80 percent of the snaps this season in his four games played and something tells me that he’ll create problems for the Browns defense this week.

Ryan Grant ($3,800) – Coming out of a bye week, the Redskins should have figured out a better timeshare for Josh Doctson and Ryan Grant. The expectation could be more of Doctson, the more notable name, but Grant has been the preferred weapon so far. He has 10 catches on 15 targets and a couple of touchdowns. With the Redskins looking to get back into rhythm following the week off, I would expect to see Kirk Cousins throw quite a bit and try to get his WRs more involved since he needs to get more of a rapport with those guys since Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are gone. With two huge division games coming up, the Redskins need to be firing on all cylinders and that means a guy like Grant needs to be involved.

Here is the top value tight end for Week 6:

David Njoku ($3,000) – Say what you will about the Browns, but they are finding more ways for first-round pick David Njoku to be involved. Njoku has 12 catches on his 15 targets and now has three touchdowns on the season. We’ll see if the offensive dynamics change at all with Kevin Hogan, but with a poor group of wideouts, highlighted by Kenny Britt, Njoku is emerging as a preferred weapon in this offense. We’ll see what the Texans do from a pass rush standpoint without JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus, but whether they send linebackers or sit back in zone, Njoku should find some soft spots.

Here is the top value defense for Week 6:

Atlanta Falcons ($3,500) – This is one of the more expensive defenses, but the Falcons are coming out of a bye and face a Miami offense that just can’t get anything going. Through four games, the Dolphins have just 3.9 yards per play. They’ve only turned the ball over five times, but the offense is just putrid to watch. Atlanta had a bye week to prepare and should be able to smother the Miami offense in this one. You don’t like to spend a lot of money on a defense, but there is a lot of upside here.

 

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the sixth week of the NFL season. Time flies when you’re having fun and hopefully you’re making some money as well. There are some interesting matchups this week in the NFL, as some struggling offensive players get favorable defenses and some offensive players having big years run into tough defensive opponents. There’s a lot to sort through, but we’ll help you every step of the way.

Here at BangTheBook, our daily fantasy articles focus on finding the best values. Getting a good return on investment is paramount and doing so with those lesser-known players is what can separate a winning day from a losing day. Each week, we’ll focus on two quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers, a tight end, and a defense that can help you fill out a roster when you’re low on salary funds or be that diamond in the rough that wins your contest.

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Here are the top value quarterbacks for Week 6:

Eli Manning ($5,900) – This is a great week for Eli Manning to get on track. The Ravens have allowed the eighth-highest completion percentage this season at 66.9 percent, but they have only allowed 9.1 yards per catch. Why? Because they’ve faced the Bills, Browns, Jaguars, Raiders, and Redskins. There aren’t a whole lot of dynamic skill players on those teams and last week’s game against Washington was played with Hurricane Matthew’s winds swirling around. With Baltimore’s offensive coordinator change and shoddy offensive performance to date, the Giants could get some extra possessions as well.

Alex Smith ($5,700) – With a full complement of weapons for the first time this season, Alex Smith takes on the worst pass defense in the NFL. Oakland is giving up 13.6 yards per catch and opposing QBs have thrown for 330.6 yards on this Raiders secondary. To be fair, Oakland has played some of the best, like Drew Brees and Matt Ryan, but they’ve also faced inefficient offenses like Tennessee and Baltimore. The Chiefs are coming off of a bye week and Andy Reid has had a lot of success in terms of having his teams ready to play. That includes the quarterback.

Here are the top value running backs for Week 6:

James White ($4,100) – With Tom Brady back in the mix for the Patriots, we could see more of James White. White had more snaps than LeGarrette Blount last week against Cleveland that was in a 33-13 blowout. White is the better pass catcher and the Bengals defense has given up a bunch of chunk plays this season. He should see a lot of offensive plays this week and opportunities to rack up points at a very reasonable price tag. White was targeted six times last week and had five carries. Expect a higher workload this week against a more balanced defense.

Cameron Artis-Payne ($3,700) – If you want, you can also try Fozzy Whittaker in this spot, but the Panthers take on the awful Saints defense this week. Cameron Artis-Payne had 85 yards rushing and two scores last week against the Tampa Bay defense, so what will he have in store for an encore this week against another bad defense? Jonathan Stewart is still dealing with that hamstring issue, so picking the right Carolina back could be very profitable here this week.

Here are the top value wide receivers for Week 6:

Quincy Enunwa ($4,900) – With Eric Decker officially on injured reserve, the Jets are going to have to find somebody to catch the football. That guy is probably Quincy Enunwa. Brandon Marshall attracts a lot of attention and teams are spying Matt Forte in passing situations, so Enunwa should have some opportunities to get open. Arizona is a tough matchup, but the Jets will probably need to throw 40 times in this game. Enunwa has seen at least seven targets each of the last three weeks and he should be a big part of the plans this week.

Doug Baldwin ($6,500) – The bye week came at a great time for Seattle. Russell Wilson was able to rest that bum ankle and the bothersome knee and the Seahawks were able to work on some of their blocking issues. That should mean more time for Wilson to throw and that should mean more action for Doug Baldwin. Baldwin has been targeted 31 times through four games and should be the primary go-to guy for Wilson this week in a game that could end up being higher scoring.

Here is the top value tight end for Week 6:

Richard Rodgers ($2,900) – With veteran tight end Jared Cook sidelined, Richard Rodgers should see a lot of action this weekend against the Cowboys. Rodgers was on the field for over 90 percent of Green Bay’s offensive snaps last week, but he was only able to haul in one of his five targets. With Randall Cobb banged up, Aaron Rodgers will be looking for somebody to help him out and Rodgers is the guy that should be able to work his way into his quarterback’s favor.

Here is the top value defense for Week 6:

Chicago ($2,300) – Daaaa Bears had five sacks last week against Indianapolis, as they took advantage of the Colts’ shoddy offensive line play. Blake Bortles is notorious for taking too many hits and too many sacks, so Vic Fangio’s group should get some good pressure again here this week. Jacksonville is off the bye, but they haven’t been able to run the rock and the Bears defense seems to be improved over the last couple of weeks.

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