Week 5 isn’t even over yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t take an early look at the DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo and FantasyDraft pricing for week 6 and give out some NFL DFS Picks along the way. We’ve got a few early stand out options at each position and in each price range. Early on, it’s looking like a week to pay up at wide receiver with Tyreek Hill possibly returning and a shootout between the Chiefs and Texans on the horizon.
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Pricing isn’t out on FanDuel and FantasyDraft yet, but we’ll add to it as soon as it’s released!
NFL DFS: Quarterbacks
- Kirk Cousins is BACK. He fired off a respectable 300 yard, two-touchdown passing performance last week, and now he gets the much maligned Eagles secondary, who, up until last week’s matchup with Luke Falk (1.6 fantasy points), had given up the second-most fantasy points in the NFL to opposing quarterbacks. This game has a low total, so proceed with caution, but Cousins is cheap on DraftKings at $5200, and of course, you get the option to pair him up with what should be the most concentrated passing attack in the NFL.
- Kyler Murray stands out on Yahoo at $26 with a home matchup against the god-awful Falcons on Sunday. We’re still waiting for that signature breakout game from Murray, but 93 rushing yards last week against the Bengals was a start.
NFL DFS: Wide Receivers
- DeAndre Hopkins was priced down in the wake of the Will Fuller breakout game last week. He still posted an 8-88 line. I like that $7,600 price point on DraftKings. Texans receiver Kenny Stills is battling hamstrings and ankle injuries and may miss Week 6 against the Chiefs. If he does, Keke Coutee will be a bargain at $3500 on DraftKings and $10 on Yahoo. He finished with a 3-72 line on four targets last week and a 44% snap count. Chiefs slot corner Kendall Fuller has been atrocious this year, allowing a 141.7 passer rating when targeted.
- Tyreek Hill hasn’t been ruled out for Week 6 yet. Andy Reid is on the record saying he hopes to see him as a full go this week in practice. At $6900 on DraftKings in a 55.5-total game, that’s free-square territory. Keep an eye on Sammy Watkins status as the week develops. Byron Pringle posted a 78% snap count and a team-high 9 targets against the Colts en route to a 6-103-1 line. He’s also $3500 on DraftKings and $12 on Yahoo.
- Robert Woods is too cheap on DraftKings at $5,600 against the 49ers. His targets over the past three week: nine, 15 and eight, and Brandin Cooks is in the concussion protocol.
NFL DFS: Running Backs
This looks like a possible pay-down week at running back, with no Saquon Barkley or Christian McCaffrey on the slate. Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook are the only backs above $8,000 on DraftKings, and all have their drawbacks.
- Does Adrian Peterson still have anything left in those legs? We might find out this week against the Dolphins. Peterson and whoever his new coach is will go up against the hapless Dolphins rush defense, in what might be their first positive game script of the season. I’m not sure about that, with the Dolphins coming off a bye and Washington firing Jay Gruden this morning. At $4500 on DraftKings and $16 on Yahoo, Peterson will get some ownership. My first instinct is to fade and load up on Kenyan Drake, especially in full-point PPRs.
- Joe Mixon had his first 100-yard day from scrimmage last weekend against the Cardinals and it looks as though he’s full recovered from his nagging ankle injury. The Bengals are 11.5-point dogs to the Ravens in Week 6, but Mixon’s price tag of $5500 on DraftKings and $17 on Yahoo is too hard to pass up. The Ravens rank 31st in run DVOA this season. I’d expect Mixon to fly under the radar because of the game script narrative.
- Don’t sleep on Le’Veon Bell this week at $6400 on DraftKings and $28 on Yahoo. This Jets offense may be bad, but Bell is averaging eight targets per game and the Cowboys are allowing the third-most targets and receptions to opposing backs this season. The game-script favors Bell’s heavy involvement in the passing game.
NFL DFS: Tight Ends
- Travis Kelce stands out on Yahoo at $26, a full $6 less than his price tag for Sunday night’s game against the Colts. The Texans have been middle of the back at defending tight ends this season, but the 55.5 game total is too hard to pass up.
- The Cardinals have been torched by opposing tight ends this season. Will Dissly (8-57-1), Mark Andrews (9-112-1), T.J. Hockenson (6-131-1) and Greg Olsen (6-75-2) have all put up monster lines on this hapless secondary. This week, they get Austin Hooper in the middle of his breakout campaign. He ranks second in the NFL in receptions, third in yards and fifth in targets among tight ends so far in 2019.
That’s it for the look NFL DFS Picks. Check back in throughout the week for all our NFL DFS content, including:
- Adam Pfeifer’s Fantasy matchups column, breaking down every game on the slate.
- Chris Spags’ Slant and Go: the top stats you need for your NFL DFS lineups
- WR vs. CB matchups article
- O-line vs. D-line matchups article
- Pivot or the chalk
- Ben Rasa’s premium spotlight article.
- Chris Randone’s likes and dislikes
And much more!