The week six slate features an expensive Todd Gurley across the industry and a potential high-owned shootout in Atlanta. It will be necessary to find some value in order to get exposure to the aforementioned plays above. Let’s see where the Week 6 value is this week.
QUARTERBACK – Jameis Winston
11th Priced Quarterback on Fanduel ($7,400 out of $60,000)
10th Priced Quarterback on Draftkings ($5,800 out of $50,000)
The Bucs return from their bye week to a sweet matchup on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. After getting run out the building in Chicago, Jameis Winston will look to get Tampa Bay back on track. The Atlanta defense has been ravaged by injuries so Winston’s receivers should have plenty of room to operate. This will really be the first game where we see Todd Monken’s effect on Jameis Winston. After we saw him elevate Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first couple of weeks of the season, it will be interesting to see how good Winston can be now that he has regained his role. There is no doubt that Winston will be chalky, but the combination of factors in his favor might be too good to pass up.
RUNNING BACK – Dalvin Cook
20th Priced Running Back on Fanduel ($6,300 out of $60,000)
14th Priced Running Back on Draftkings ($5,700 out of $50,000)
This running back lends itself to more of a tournament play. As it stands now Cook does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday’s game against Arizona. His price tag across the industry has been depressed to a point where he can smash if given the full workload. It would be wise to monitor Cook’s status up until lock, and if he can not go then Latavius Murray would be in play. If Cook can garner a good portion of the work against a weak Arizona rush defense, then he could be in line for an awesome week. Cook is also the superior receiver in comparison to Murray.
WIDE RECEIVER – Tyler Boyd
26th Priced Wide Receiver on Fanduel ($6,300 out of $60,000)
18th Priced Wide Receiver on Draftkings ($6,000 out of $50,000)
Boyd finds himself in another game that has a high implied total which could bode well for his fantasy production. Boyd has had somewhat of a mini-breakout here to start the 2018 season as he already has a trifecta of 20+ fantasy points. Boyd also has the absence of Tyler Eifert and the possibility that Joe Haden shadows A.J. Green working in his favor as well. The Steelers have been susceptible in the middle of the field this season and Boyd could be next in line to reap the benefits.
TIGHT END – Nick Vannett
15th Priced Tight End on Fanduel ($4,900 out of $60,000)
15th Priced Tight End on Draftkings ($2,900 out of $50,000)
I think we can all agree that tight end is a wasteland on both sites this week. There is a major lack of elite receiving tight ends on this slate, so it could force you to get creative. One way to do that would be to go super cheap at the position. One game that may get a little overlooked is the Seattle/Oakland game. Both teams possess less than average defenses and there are many cheap ways to get exposure to this game, one of them being Nick Vannett. Vannett is currently questionable for Sunday. The reason I am optimistic about his production if he suits up is that Seattle has targeted the tight end 30 times this season (Dissly/Vannett). With Dissly on IR, Vannett has no impediment in his way at the tight end spot for Seattle. If you are willing to roll the dice, Vannett could be an awesome salary saver.
DEFENSE – New York Jets
7th Priced Defense on Fanduel ($4,200 out of $60,000)
6th Priced Defense on Draftkings ($2,900 out of $50,000)
The New York Jets are coming off of a big win against the visiting Denver Broncos. This week they will take on the Indianapolis Colts who are coming off a bye week. The Colts had a decent showing in their last outing against the Patriots, but could be without their stud receiver T.Y. Hilton in this contest. If that is the case, Andrew Luck would be working with a lackluster receiving core headed by Ryan Grant and Chester Rodgers. Eric Ebron would be the only real threat the Jets would have to worry about. For that reason, I think the Jets should be able to hold their own against this Colts team.