[esi cache="public" adrotate group="1" ttl="60"]Each week, I will give you a discount player at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, DST) to help you build your winning lineup. Now, let’s jump into my DraftKings DFS value picks for Week 6!
Week 6 DraftKings Picks
QuarterbackRyan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans ($5,900) vs Houston Texans Ryan Tannehill is coming off an impressively efficient game against the previously undefeated Buffalo Bills. He threw three touchdowns, ran in a score, and only had 195 yards but completed 21 of 28 pass attempts. Tannehill has thrown 2 or more touchdowns in three of four games this season. I expect him to continue the trend in Week 6 against the Houston Texans, who rank 22nd against quarterbacks. Bonus note: The Texans are sub-par against wide receivers and tight ends this year. I recommend you use the budget you are saving on the players in this article to triple stack Tannehill with his top two targets: WR A.J. Brown ($5,600) and TE Jonnu Smith ($5,200).
Running BackMyles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins ($5,400) vs New York Jets Myles Gaskin has been the most consistent running back for the Miami Dolphins since Week 1. He continues to receive the bulk of the workload on the ground but is also very much involved in the passing attack. Gaskin has yet to have a game with fewer than 66 total yards. He has 23 receptions on the year, which is fourth- \best among running backs. Meshing his workload with a Jets defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs this year will produce a beautiful storm of a performance.
Wide ReceiverTim Patrick, Denver Broncos ($4,500) @ New England Patriots I’ve mentioned Patrick in my last two waiver wire articles. He is still tremendously under-rostered in season-long fantasy leagues. It could be a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ since he and the Broncos did not play in Week 5, but I am expecting big things for Patrick in Week 6.
[esi sportsbookgrid num=3 ttl=”0″]He is coming off back-to-back productive fantasy weeks with a combined 10 receptions for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. I expect Patrick, who leads the team in receptions and snap%, to have a big game against the Patriots, whose defense ranks 30th against WRs.
Tight EndEvan Engram, New York Giants ($4,900) vs Washington Football Team Evan Engram has not been what fantasy managers have hoped thus far this season. Sometimes, you have to put frustrations aside and play the opportunity game. His best opportunity is this week. Engram has 32 targets on the season (fifth-best among tight ends). He has yet to catch a touchdown in 2020; however, I’d bet on his first to come against Washington, the worst defense versus tight ends.
Defense/Special TeamsIndianapolis Colts ($4,000) vs Cincinnati Bengals Despite Indy’s recent positive COVID-19 tests, this game is still on as of Friday morning at 11 a.m. ET. I’m back to paying up for defense, and I don’t care! The Indianapolis Colts D/ST has scored double-digit fantasy points on DraftKings in three of five games this season. They continue to create turnovers with an impressive 9 interceptions on the year. Add on 11 sacks and a pair of safeties and touchdowns. This week, the Colts defense stares down an offense ranked 22nd, making it a favorable fantasy-scoring draw for D/ST units. The Bengals offensive line has done an awful job protecting Joe Burrow. Look for the Colts to take advantage of this mismatch in Week 6. Note: If the Colts-Bengals contest is postponed, pivot to the Miami Dolphins ($2,900), who host the Joe Flacco-piloted New York Jets. Nate Hamilton is a regular contributor to the fantasy football industry and brings his nearly two decades of experience as a fantasy football player to The Game Day. He provides advice & analysis on a daily basis via Twitter (@DomiNateFF). He has previously written content for FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, and Fantrax. He is a co-author of Amazon’s #1 Best Selling “The Fantasy Football Black Book” with Joe Pisapia. Nate hosts his solo podcast “The DomiNate Fantasy Football Show" and performs weekly AMA live streams on Twitter/Periscope. He is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA).
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