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.
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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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Last week we bet big on the Pack and Aaron Rodgers going off on the Rams D, and oh boy did it ever pay off.
Divisional Round Vibe Check (3-1)
Aaron Rodgers soared high above his over/under for yards, while easily slicing and dicing up the Los Angeles defenders. Aaron Donald was just below his usual, healthy, game-wrecking self, and it definitely makes you think this one would've been closer had he been 100%. It also has to make you wonder what's wrong with the Seattle Seahawks. How have they managed to waste Russell Wilson this badly? At least, they have their eyes on a bright future for him. Yikes.
The Bills came through in a big way against the Baltimore Ravens, but not how anyone had predicted. Defense was the name of the game when anyone with an All-22 subscription was calling for a shootout of epic proportions. Sure, I lost on a couple special overs that had this game getting into the sixties, but Josh Allen still brought me to the promised land of profits.
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on DFS sites, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL DFS 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. Let's take a look at players we like in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.
Sunday's NFL Playoff action featured six teams who don't like each other at all.
All these games were played between teams who had played each other at least once during the regular season. If you thought those games in the regular season were intense, Sunday's playoff matchups upped the stakes even more.
The Chicago Bears even replicated a dubious feat from their regular season matchup, as one of their wide receiver Anthony Miller was ejected after throwing a punch at C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The New Orleans cornerback also got into the head of Chicago wide receiver Javon Wims in the November matchup, causing Wims to get ejected in that game after he threw a punch at Gardner-Johnson.