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Week 6 Yahoo Daily Fantasy Football Picks Based on Awesemo’s Top Grades & Values

Geoff Ulrich



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Week 6 of the NFL is here, and Awesemo has a ton of great tools and [main page link sport=”nfl” link=”19″] to tackle all the largest contests in DFS. This article will go through and highlight some of the week’s highest projected Yahoo NFL picks at each position on the Week 6 main slate, all based on Awesemo’s projections and models. We will also provide insight into rostership projections and provide some other matchup information for optimal Yahoo NFL picks for daily fantasy lineups each week.

Week 6 Yahoo NFL Picks, Grades & Values

Top Graded QB: Lamar Jackson | Grades: A, Values: A

The grades this week are not in favor of fading this chalky spot for Lamar Jackson. Jackson is projected for over 30% rostership on Yahoo, but he has also a points projection that puts him 2.5 points above the next-highest player at his position. A quarterback at $33 may not be a “value play,” but as just the eighth-most expensive player on the board, Jackson is criminally underpriced according to the Awesemo model. The Chargers play at a fast pace and their opponents last week attempted 68 plays against them. That kind of volume would send Jackson towards another monster game. Look elsewhere for low-rostered pivots.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 34.3%

Top Value QB: Joe Burrow | Grades: B, Values: A

If attacking with another quarterback this week, the Bengals passing attack is in a great spot to bust against the Lions. Joe Burrow is coming off a 38-attempt game (his most of the year) and faces a Detroit defense who ranks second-to-last in yards per play against. Quarterbacks have not needed to pass a ton against Detroit to go off either, as Jimmy Garoppolo managed to get over 300 yards against them on just 25 attempts, while Aaron Rodgers landed four touchdowns and over 250 yards on just 28 attempts. Burrow is percolating in the models as a solid value option and is projected for over 290 yards passing in this spot. His low rostership projection makes him a great value target.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 6.0%

Top Graded RB: Austin Ekeler | Grades: C, Values: B

There are not a ton of high-priced studs to pay for at running back on this slate, but the projections this week are saying not to sleep on Ekeler. The Chargers running back has the second-highest points projection on the slate for Yahoo purposes and faces a Baltimore defense whose coverage against running backs in the passing game looked atrocious last week. The Ravens have allowed three of the five lead running backs they have faced to go for over 50 yards receiving and have ceded seven touchdowns to the position. Ekeler has averaged 5.2 yards per carry this year and has also seen his carries go up in each of the last three games. With Mike Williams looking questionable for this week, do not be shocked if Ekeler sets a season high in usage in a great matchup.

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Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 17.6%

Top Value RB: Kareem Hunt | Grades: A, Values: A

Kareem Hunt is going to be one of the chalkiest plays on the slate this after it was announced that Nick Chubb will miss this game against Arizona with a calf injury. Gamers have long waited to see what the Browns backfield would look like with just one of their two stud running backs getting the touches. Hunt is averaging over 5 yards per carry on the year and is also averaging 5.66 targets per game over the Browns last three games. Hunt was a good play at just $19 prior to the injury news but he becomes the play of the slate with Chubb out. Arizona is allowing 5.4 yards per carry (second worst in the NFL), and Hunt has the highest points projection for his position for the week. It is best to just buy in on this one.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 20.8%

Top Graded WR: Ja’Marr Chase | Grades: A, Values: B

The Bengals entire passing attack looks set up to be under-rostered in a matchup that could produce some ceiling games for fantasy. Some big plays need to hit, but if they do, Ja’Marr Chase will be a part of them. Chase is averaging just under 20 yards per catch through five games while also averaging seven targets per game. His target share has shot up the last two weeks too (19 targets in last two games). Despite all that, there seems to be hesitancy from the DFS community to buy in despite his prices still be undervalued compared to other elite wideouts. He is a solid upper-tier value, with the fourth-best points projection on the week. Do not shy away from Chase.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 10.5%

Top Value WR: CeeDee Lamb | Grades: A, Values: A

The Cowboys passing attack has not produced much for fantasy purposes over the last three games, so it is easy to forget that Dallas still has one of the best duos at this position. CeeDee Lamb has seen his Yahoo salary drop under $20 this week off the back of performances that have yielded just six catches over the last two weeks. Still, as evidenced by last week’s game, Lamb does not need a huge target share to go off (four receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Giants) and is in a game against the Patriots where Dallas has a 27-point implied team total, third highest on the slate. The projections are expecting another spike from Lamb, who has out-targeted Amari Cooper the last two games and is a tremendous value in Week 6.

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Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 10.4%

Top Graded TE: Travis Kelce | Grades: A, Values: D

The projections this week are high on a couple of value plays at tight end (Noah Fant is one of them), but this feels like a spot where Travis Kelce could go under-rostered compared to what he should be. Kelce’s targets are down a bit in 2021 (he is still averaging 9.2 per game through five weeks), but the Chiefs enter a game with Washington with a 32 implied team total. However, they will also be without their lead running back, and Tyreek Hill is slightly banged up. The points could all flow through Kelce, who has six regular-season multi-touchdown games since the start of 2018 season.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 20.6%

Top Value TE: Ricky Seals-Jones | Grades: C, Values: A

Ricky Seals-Jones is one quality value play at tight end this week. He was inserted into the main pass-catching role for Washington once Logan Thomas was ruled out and had eight targets last week against the Saints. He should remain involved, as no one else on Washington has been able to establish themselves as a clear-cut No. 2 option to Terry McLaurin in this offense. Seals-Jones has the best value score of any tight end on this slate and should see similar usage to last week given the opponent in the Chiefs, who come in as 7-point favorites.

Projected NFL DFS Rostership: 15.0%

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