Week 6 NFL DFS Fantasy Football Value Analysis



By Gerry Love - SPM Fantasy Staff

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It’s Week 6 and we are still being surprised on a weekly basis by several National Football League who come out of nowhere to put up big fantasy numbers.

Last week it was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool, who entered his game with 24 fantasy points but managed to haul in four touchdown passes from Ben Roethlisberger against the Philadelphia Eagles. Some of us might have had a full-season fantasy lineup emergency created by the COVID-19 situation and waived Claypool. No further comment necessary.

One way to end up in the big money for a given week is by finding low-priced diamonds in the rough at positions in the defense, tight end and flex spots. These players allow you to stack your lineup in other spots with higher-priced known quantities who are almost guaranteed to perform at a high level but might not be widely owned because of their high salaries. That’s why we try to help you find the high-value players who are likely to out-perform their salaries and allow you to afford some of the top talent.

Looking back at last week, if you had used our top-value picks you could have had the fourth- and sixth-best quarterbacks, the top-two running backs and the fourth-sixth and 10th-ranked running backs. We provide a number of value selections at each position to give you the flexibility to use several players in different lineups and surround them with the higher-priced players who have the best matchups. Diversification can help you put together a winning lineup if one of your top players lays an egg.

We also provide super-value options who are likely to outperform their salaries by a wide margin, providing you with even more money to stack other positions. One of our super-value picks recorded 20.9 points last week.

Another strategy is to fill your entire lineup with value players who allow you to stay near the average salary needed to fill your team at each position and still have plenty of upside. If you had taken that approach with our top-value selections from Week 5, it would have been possible to score close to 200 points, which easily would have had you in the money in almost any type of format.

This week we are going to provide you with a little more information instead of just our rankings. We are suggesting actual optimal lineups that you can create using our value picks in different ways. This also will give you some insight into our thought process when we pick our teams. We will do this both for Draft Kings and FanDuel, providing an optimal lineup for each using just value players and also using super-value players in some spots so that you can stack other positions.

Here we go:

Draft Kings Core Selections to Consider for All Lineups:

Dolphins D, Tyreek Hill WR, Evan Engram TE, James Robinson RB

FanDuel Core Selections to Consider for All Lineups:

Panthers D, Adam Thielen WR, Evan Engram TE, James Robinson RB

Draft Kings All-Value Lineup

Matthew Stafford – QB

James Robinson – RB

David Montgomery – RB

Tyreek Hill – WR

Will Fuller – WR

Terry McLaurin – WR

Darren Fells – TE

Mecole Hardman – Flex

Dolphins – D

FanDuel All-Value Lineup

Matthew Stafford – QB

James Robinson – RB

Mike Davis – RB

Chris Godwin – WR

Calvin Ridley – WR

Adam Thielen – WR

Irv Smith, Jr. – TE

Chase Claypool – Flex

Panthers – D

Draft Kings Stack Lineup

Kyler Murray – QB

Derrick Henry – RB

Antonio Gibson – RB

DeAndre Hopkins – WR

Kenny Golladay – WR

Tim Patrick – WR

Darren Fells – TE

Mecole Hardman – Flex

Titans – D

FanDuel Stack Lineup

Ben Roethlisberger – QB

Derrick Henry – RB

David Montgomery – RB

Calvin Ridley – WR

Adam Thielen – WR

Kenny Golladay – WR

Eric Ebron – TE

Chase Claypool – Flex

Bengals – D

Here is our complete ranking of value picks for Week 6:

Week 6 Top Value Draft Kings Quarterbacks

1. Matthew Stafford

2. Kirk Cousins

3. Gardiner Minshew

4. Cam Newton

5. Andy Dalton

Week 6 Top Value FanDuel Quarterbacks

1. Matthew Stafford

2. Ben Roethlisberger

3. Kirk Cousins

4. Gardiner Minshew

5. Tom Brady

6. Andy Dalton

7. Matt Ryan

8. Jared Goff

Week 6 RB 1 Draft Kings Top Value

1. James Robinson

2. Mike Davis

3. Derrick Henry

4. Jonathan Taylor

5. C. Edwards-Helaire

6. Alexander Mattison

Week 6 RB 1 FanDuel Top Value

1. James Robinson

2. Alexander Mattison

3. Kareem Hunt

4. Mike Davis

5. C. Edwards-Helaire

6. Jonathan Taylor

Week 6 RB2 Draft Kings Top Value

1. David Montgomery

2. David Johnson

3. Antonio Gibson

4. Devin Singletary

5. Myles Gaskin

6. Kenyan Drake

Week 6 RB 2 FanDuel Top Value

1. James Conner

2. David Montgomery

3. Antonio Gibson

4. Todd Gurley

5. Ronald Jones

6. Devin Singletary

7. Raheem Mostert

8. David Johnson

9. Myles Gaskin

10. Kenyan Drake

Week 6 Value Flex RB

1. Antonio Gibson

2. Myles Gaskin

3. Devonta Freeman

Week 6 WR 1 Draft Kings Top Value

1. Tyreek Hill

2. Chris Godwin

3. Kenny Golladay

4. Stefon Diggs

Week 6 WR 1 FanDuel Top Value

1. Adam Thielen

2. Tyreek Hill

3. Calvin Ridley

4. Allen Robinson

5. Kenny Golladay

6. Mike Evans

7. Chris Godwin

8. Stefon Diggs

Week 6 WR 2/3 Draft Kings Top Value

1. Terry McLaurin

2. A.J. Brown

3. Chase Claypool

4. D.J. Moore

5. Robert Woods

6. Robby Anderson

Week 6 WR 2/3 FanDuel Top Value

1. Will Fuller

2. Cooper Kupp

3. Robert Woods

4. Ju Ju Smith-Schuster

5. Terry McLaurin

6. A.J. Brown

7. Robby Anderson

8. Jamison Crowder

9. DeVante Parker

Week 6 WR Super Value Flex WR Picks

1. Chase Claypool

2. Mecole Hardman

3. Justin Jefferson

4. Jerry Jeudy

5. Jarvis Landry

6. Brandin Cooks

7. Darius Slayton

Week 6 TE Draft Kings Top Value

1. Jonnu Smith

2. Eric Ebron

3. Evan Engram

4. Dalton Schultz

Week 5 TE FanDuel Top Value

1. Jonnu Smith

2. Eric Ebron

3. Evan Engram

4. Mike Gesicki

5. T.J. Hockenson

6. Dalton Schultz

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