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NFL DFS Week 6: Locks, Values, and the #CrackUm Player of the Week

How to get the most out of your DFS lineup during Week 6 of NFL action.

We have a full NFL Sunday main slate of 11 great games in front of us. Some matchups may be more intriguing than others, but all of them feature viable players when it comes to DFS. It projects to be a very big value week, which could help you pay up for those absolute monsters at certain spots. Be sure to keep an eye on the news wires in case any games move at the last minute though. Good luck to everyone this weekend and let’s win some money.

Quarterback

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Lock: Aaron Rodgers (FD:$8.4K/DK:$7.5K) – This is a bad man and he is on a path of destruction this season. This week, he faces a Buccaneers defense that is struggling in the passing game and he will be getting his favorite target back. This contest has the chance to be the highest-scoring game of the week. Lock and load this play all weekend.

Value: Ryan Fitzpatrick (FD:$7.4K/DK:$5.9K) – Well, Fitzmagic is still very real. He continues to be a very consistent fantasy quarterback. Aside from Week 1, he has totaled over 23 fantasy points in every game. Coming off a surprising win against the 49ers, the Dolphins will face the series of unfortunate events that is the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick will be an easy value play and lock this week.

Running Back

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Lock: Alexander Mattison (FD:$7.0K/DK:$7.2K) – Dalvin Cook is out this week, so it’s next man up for the Vikings. Mattison performed very well after Cook went down last week and now he matches up with a Falcons defense that ranks in the middle of the pack against the running back position. The Vikings will need to control the game, and most of that will come from the legs of Mattison. Expect another 25-plus touch game with 120 total yards and a score this week.

Value: Ronald Jones II (FD:$5.8K/DK:$6.0K) – If the Buccaneers want to control the game, Jones II will likely be a key part of the equation. Over the last two weeks, he has become very reliable for Tampa Bay, as he has seen around 20 touches in both games. He should be able to maintain that amount of work with Fournette possibly being back. Expect 100 total yards and a touchdown.

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Wide Receiver

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Lock: Kenny Golladay (FD:$7.2K/DK:$6.2K) – This game will be another high-scoring contest. The Jaguars rank in the bottom half of the league against the wide receiver position. Since returning this season, Golladay is averaging 14 points over two games. Stafford will be looking for his #1 target all day in this back-and-forth game.

Value: Jamison Crowder (FD:$6.6K/DK:$6.1K) – Crowder is the only offensive weapon that the Jets have right now. He continues to be a surprise every week. Yes, it is scary to play him, but Joe Flacco will be looking his way all game. At this price point, he should be able to hit his value again.

Tight End

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Lock: Mark Andrews (FD:$7.6K/DK:$6.5K) – The Eagle are possibly the worst team against the tight end position this season. Andrews is the highest-priced TE on the slate for a reason, so do not be scared to use him this week. This position has been a roll of the dice all season unless it’s the top-tier players, but in this matchup, Andrews will continue to prove why he is in that category.

Value: Jonnu Smith (FD:$5.8K/DK:$5.2K) – The Titans did not miss a beat this past week. Smith seems to be growing into his role with the team, as he is becoming a real threat as the #2 target for Ryan Tannehill. He continues to see around eight targets and makes the most out of those each game. Expect him to post six catches, 70 yards, and a touchdown this weekend.

#CrackUm Player Of The Week

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Davante Adams (FD:$9.0K/DK:$8.0K) – This is an absolute smash play this weekend. The Packers said they were not bringing Adams back until he was healthy. Knowing that, he will get back to what he was doing during the first few weeks of the season, which is being dominant. In an affair that will be a shootout and most likely one of the highest-scoring games, Adams will see ten catches for 130 yards with at least one touchdown against a Buccaneers defense that ranks near the bottom of the league against the passing game.


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