DraftKings Week 6 is looking to be one of the most fun weeks yet. There are tons of values and different ways to construct your tournament lineups. I am here to help guide you to some players to either build your team around or players that can fill in a spot with limited salary left. Either way, this article should help you on your way to GPP glory.
RB Plays of The Week
David Montgomery ($5,800)
@ Carolina Panthers
The Panthers are not a good defense. However, their weakest point on said defense is their linebacking core. Todd Gurley was able to make the LBs miss, outrun them, and overall have a good day. If you watched Todd Gurley play, then you must have been asking yourself how the Panthers could be so bad at run-stopping because Gurley looked aged and sluggish on every run. This week with a young physical back like Montgomery I believe that he could have an explosive day and fall into top 3 RB territory.
The Bears will want to run the ball on this Panthers’ defense and make the game easier for Foles. However, Montgomery will do more than just that, he will become the star of this game and take over on the ground. The Panthers cannot and will not stop him. As long as Nagy sticks to his guns and keeps going with what is working, Montgomery is a cannot miss at an RB2 price point. I imagine that we will see his name on a lot of winning lineups.
Myles Gaskin ($5,400)
Vs New York Jets
Myles Gaskin is the #1 back for Miami. He now also has the upside as a goal-line back since Jordan Howards has started to become a healthy inactive on game days. With that in mind, at this cheap price point, he needs to be in some of your lineups. Whenever you are taking on the New York Jets, the worst coached team that I have ever seen, then you should be playing the starting RB against them in your fantasy lineup. This game could get out of hand quickly with Fitzpatrick slinging it. Gaskin very well could be the one to finish off those long drives with touches in the red zone. Once the game is out of reach, Gaskin will be getting tons of work to chew clock. I love this play because Gaskin is another cheaper RB that can finish top 3. You want to have that kind of RB stashed in some of your GPP plays and get stock into them.
WR Plays of The Week
A.J. Brown ($5,600)
Vs Houston Texans
If healthy, Brown is the most underpriced asset on the week. This is due to the fact that they played Tuesday and DK was not able to properly price Brown. He is the clear #1 on the offense, and one of the best pure WRs in the league. Even on limited passing attempts, Brown will be racking in 8+ targets a game at a minimum. Against this horrific Texans’ secondary, I love Brown to have another monster game, as he did against the Bills. It all comes down to his health. I imagine that he is just healing up due to the shorter week; however, it is something to keep an eye out for. If he is a game-time decision he could become quite lesser-owned, but as long as he is active, then I am playing him in loads of lineups.
Kenny Golladay ($6,200)
@ Jacksonville Jaguars
The #1 WR for Matthew Stafford, tons of talent, proven track record, and a double plus matchup, yes, please. Golladay is one of the guys that I cannot seem to get myself to take out of any lineup. He is due for a monster week. He averaged 17 points against two much better defenses and now gets to take on the Jaguars’ sad secondary in a high-scoring affair. This just screams to me a multi-score game and tons of targets. The price point is also more than cheap enough to build a loaded roster around. This is not an MT $8,000 play, he is priced as a mid-WR2. Similarly to my RB picks, it is a WR2 price for a guy that I see as one of the top WRs on the week.
Darnell Mooney ($3,000)
@ Carolina Panthers
My first dart throw for one of these articles, and for good reason. I strongly believe that Mooney is the number 2 option on this team. He is getting more separation and dropping less balls than Anthony Miller. In the game Thursday Night, Mooney should have had two bomb touchdowns. However, Foles missed on one and did not get the ball off on another. Mooney will be going against an even weaker secondary in the Panthers and should have multiple shots at huge plays. It all comes down to his QB hitting him. However, at $3,000 for a player that I think has as high of a ceiling as just about anyone, yeah I am going to take it. Also, it is not as if Mooney has not been targeted. He is averaging 5 targets a game and is on the field 60%+ of the time since game 1. Go throw him into your lineup on the minimum and watch him go off.
TE Plays of The Week
Mark Andrews ($6,500)
@ Philadelphia Eagles
Mark Andrews is the highest priced TE on the main slate; however, with all the savings you made elsewhere in your lineup, spend up for the big boy. The Eagles cannot cover over the middle of the field. Chase Claypool, rookie Steeler WR, exposed that last week. Andrews is already the #1 target for Jackson and is a great play every week. However, this week he could be staring down 100+ yards, 8+ catches, and multiple TDs. That is the ceiling I see with this kind of matchup for Andrews. No other TE will touch him on the week, and I am willing to pay the price for that kind of production out of the TE slot.
Stack of The Week
Tie: Lamar Jackson ($7,700) and Mark Andrews or Matthew Stafford ($6,300) and Kenny Golladay
Both of these plays are fantastic, and it really comes down to how much you can afford to spend. A lot of my lineups have both Andrews and Golladay. At the end of the day, it becomes if I can afford Lamar Jackson, or if Stafford becomes a better fit. Both of these QBs will dominate the opposing defenses and should have themselves big weeks. With Jackson, the only fear is that the game gets out of hand and it becomes a run-fest with Ingram, Dobbins, and Edwards. With Stafford, I do not have that worry, but he doesn’t have the upside of 100+ rushing yards with rushing TDs on top of passing stats, like Jackson. Both are great options, you just have to pick which works best for each lineup.