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.


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.


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.


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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Booms

Kyle Anderson Forward Memphis Grizzlies

The former UCLA star might have taken the tale of the tortoise and the hare a little too seriously, but the "slow and steady" mantra has given him a successful NBA career and impressive fantasy numbers. For the past week, Slow Mo has averaged 16.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting, seven rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.3 made threes, two steals and one turnover a game.

Anderson has been a consistent contributor throughout the season and it's tough to see his numbers take a hit even when Jaren Jackson Jr. returns at the end of the month. If you haven't rostered him yet, it would be a huge mistake.

Jalen McDaniels Forward/Center Charlotte Hornets

Staying on the court has been a problem for McDaniels this season, but the absence of Gordon Hayward has forced the Hornets to look for other options on the court and the second-year player has been one of the beneficiaries. In the last three games, the San Diego State product averaged 16.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting, two made threes, five rebounds and 3.3 assists. He even threw in 1.3 steals and one block per game.

Hayward is expected to be out for at least three more weeks. Until he's back, expect McDaniels to continue his more proactive approach on this team.

Miles Bridges Forward Charlotte Hornets

McDaniels isn't the only one who has taken advantage of Hayward's injury. Bridges has cranked his game up a notch, averaging 21.7 points on 60.5 percent shooting, three made threes, six rebounds and one steal in the last three games. He may have even had the dunk of the year, posterizing Clint Capela on Sunday.

Until Hayward is back, Bridges will get a lot more freedom to operate and that means more fantasy contribution in the coming weeks.

Reggie Jackson Guard Los Angeles Clippers

Depth has not been a problem for the Clippers the last few seasons, but it has been trouble for fantasy managers looking for consistent contributors on that team. Rest and injuries haven't slowed the Clippers' winning ways this week because Reggie Jackson stepped up for them and gives fantasy participants a short-term high performer to lean on for the week.

In a week where Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Paul George missed time, Jackson thrived, averaging 17.3 points on 61 percent shooting, three made threes, 4.8 assists, and 1.3 turnovers in four games.

With Beverley out with a fractured hand and Rondo/George/Kawhi undoubtedly taking games off to save themselves for the playoffs, Jackson may not be a bad desperation option in standard fantasy and worth tracking in daily fantasy formats.

Busts

Tim Hardwaway Jr Guard/Forward Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks' recent success has not translated into numbers for all players. Tim Hardaway Jr. is one of them.

The Michigan product averaged 12 points on 37.5 percent shooting, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in four games last week. He did make two three-pointers per game in that span, but that is like threading a silver lining on a used rag.

Hardaway is still the third scoring option on the team, so he will get more chances to increase his production, but this week was a tough pill to swallow for a lot of fantasy managers.

Derrick Rose Guard New York Knicks

Rose has found a home with the New York Knicks, but his role has not been kind to fantasy managers. We all know the former MVP can still score, but head coach Tom Thibodeau hasn't asked him to do much else.

In the last four games, Rose has averaged 14.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting, 0.8 made threes, 1.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists. That kind of one-dimensional play is a killer of many fantasy teams looking for a more diverse portfolio of contributions.

If you need a boost in scoring, Rose isn't a terrible option to consider, but if you need anything else, you should leave him on the waiver.

Lou Williams Guard Atlanta Hawks

Like Rose, Williams isn't asked to do anything other than score at this point in his career. But even in the past week, he can't even do that at an elite fantasy level. Only averaging 11.8 points per game, 1.8 made threes, 2.8 assists and basically non-existent in every other category in fantasy sports.

It's safe to say that Lemon Pepper Lou's effectiveness as a fantasy star is gone.

Jusuf Nurkic Center Portland Trail Blazers

Okay, I know Trail Blazers have been trying to ease Nurkic back into the lineup and giving him restricted minutes. However, with the fantasy managers looking for that final push to the postseason, there might have to be an executive decision on whether Nurkic needs to be played or pitched.

Teams firmly in playoff position can hold out for him to be used properly again, but other managers won't be able to stomach another week of missed games and low-end production.

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