Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's dive into players we like and players we advise to avoid in Week 6.
Players to Target:
Matthew Stafford (QB) - $7,300
Stafford gets a nice match up this week with Jacksonville and is pretty decently priced. If you want to shift money into a different position this week, he is a solid play.
Patrick Mahomes (QB) - $9,000
Mahomes gets a Bills defense on Monday night who hasn't stopped anyone. He's worth the money.
Alexander Mattison (RB) - $7,000
Mattison will take over for an injured Dalvin Cook and he immediately has appeal. He is a more than capable fill in for Cook in the Vikings offense. Atlanta has an interim head coach after Dan Quinn was fired and they were already ranked 31st against the run coming into this week.
Kenyan Drake (RB) - $6,100
FINALLY, we had the Kenyan Drake breakout game we've been waiting for. He burned us in Week 4 against the Panthers. He gets Dallas, who just gave up 34 points to the Giants.
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Calvin Ridley (WR) - $8,600
Julio looks like he is going to be out another week, so Ridley will once again be the go to. He had 136 yards last week, and he'll deliver again with Atlanta having to throw all day vs Dallas.
Tyreek Hill (WR) - $8,300
AJ Brown torched the Bills last week, Tyreek Hill > AJ Brown. This is a no brainer.
Mike Gesicki (TE) - $5,600
Miami gets the Jets in Week 6. The Jets defense has been especially porous against TEs and Gesicki is a nice low cost play this week.
Travis Kelce (TE) - $7,900
Read Tyreek Hill analysis. This game has the potential to be a shootout and the Bills defense gave up a TE score in Week 5.
Pittsburgh Steelers (DEF) - $4,500
The Steelers get an upstart Browns offense this week. No Nick Chubb makes this a bit trickier for Cleveland, and I think the Steelers D has the parts to shut down Cleveland's offense.
Miami Dolphins (DEF) - $4,400
Joe Flacco will start again for the Jets this week. Dolphins are a great play at this price.
Players to Avoid:
Kirk Cousins (QB) - $7,100
Cousins has been so hot and cold, he's tough to trust on a weekly basis. Even with a good match up, there are other spots to look in Week 6.
Aaron Rodgers (QB) - $8,400
Rodgers is highly priced this week against a good Tampa Defense, he's just too highly priced for that match up in my opinion.
Miles Sanders (RB) - $7,600
Sanders has a tough matchup this week with Baltimore. He could go off again like he did against Pittsburgh, but he's not a shoe in for production.
Devin Singletary (RB) - $6,300
The Bills have not prioritized the run at all this year. Singletary is not very viable unless he breaks a long TD run.
Highest-ranked Titans/Bills in Wk 5: 🔹 Josh Allen - QB5 🔹 Derrick Henry - RB13 🔹 Stefon Diggs - WR23 🔹 Devin Singl… https://t.co/2JsX1I0J5t— PFF (@PFF)1602626522.0
Amari Cooper (WR) - $7,600
Cooper has a new starting QB in Andy Dalton. Dalton seemed to have better chemistry with CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup. We need to see how the offense evolves now with Dalton at QB.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) - $7,100
He's become the third option in this offense behind Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson. There are better options out there this week.
Zach Ertz (TE) - $6,000
Ertz has taken a nose dive in production the past few weeks. Baltimore's defense is stingy against the pass, so Week 6 is the week to fade him.
Evan Engram (TE) - $5,600
Engram's usage by New York has been baffling. OC Jason Garrett has not put him in the best positions to produce, so even with a good match up, he isn't worth starting.
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New England Patriots (DEF) - $4,800
Drew Lock is coming back for Denver and the Pats are one of the highest priced defenses this week.
Indianapolis Colts (DEF) - $5,000
Burrow and the Bengals can score points, and Indianapolis hasn't shown they are consistently elite. AVOID.
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As for my two wins, they were decent nail biters, too. The Titans, thanks to some creative coaching, managed to secure us a cover with a King Henry wildcat TD and the Chiefs showed us all a different dimension they have to crush people, their running game. This kept the game a little closer than most would've liked, but imagine adding Le'Veon Bell to this team. Yeah, start checking Super Bowl futures.