NFL Week 6 DFS Optimal Lineups

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Quarterback

I still haven’t left the Brian Hoyer bandwagon train.  He was only 3 yards shy of  400 last weekend and once again has a decent matchup, this time against Jacksonville.  His daily fantasy price still hasn’t caught up to his daily fantasy production so you might as well ride it while you can.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is Russell Wilson.  He has a good looking matchup  against Atlanta, who seems to have the ability to score on anyone, meaning this game could co back and forth all afternoon.  While not as cheap as Hoyer, Wilson has the higher ceiling.

Additionally, Cam Newton probably has the best matchup this week against the non-existent New Orleans defense.  You will, however, be paying a hefty price.

Running Back

Christine Michael once again makes an appearance in this column.  Despite his recent string of success his price tag remains well below other “RB1s”.  Ride it while you can!

Those who know me will laugh here, but Jonathan Stewart is a good play this weekend.  His injury has kept his price tag low, and he has a wonderful matchup this week.  Even if he his just a tad hobbled, he has a price tag and a matchup that is hard to pass up.

Wide Receiver

Anyone from the Carolina-New Orleans game.  Seriously.  Carolina is squarely middle of the pack in defending against the pass this season, and Drew Brees can score on even the best defenders.  On the flip side, New Orleans probably couldn’t even stop Derrick Anderson…

I also like Doug Baldwin this week.  Lockett is still a little banged-up, meaning Baldwin is the main man in Seattle outside of Jimmy Graham.  As mentioned above, this game has shootout potential and Baldwin is relatively inexpensive.

Cole Beasley in Dallas is another sneaky play this week.  Green Bay has had the strongest run defense in the league so far this year, which means Dallas just might not be able to lean on that aspect of their offense as much this Sunday.  That means underneath routes galore for Beasley, who still remains Dallas’s leading receiver.

Tight End

Just like last weekend, I would go with Jimmy Graham again this week for all of the reasons to go with Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin.

Delanie Walker is another good option at the TE slot this week.  Tennesse faces the 26th ranked pass defense this week, and has emerges is Mariotta’s only consistent receiving option.

Defense

Tennessee has the joy of facing the Cleveland offense, if that is what it can be called, and their price is a little below the top tier defensive teams.

Buffalo also has an interesting matchup this weekend against San Francisco.  Colin Kaepernick is making his first start of the season, and it will be interesting to see how he adepts to the field after riding the pine (and kneeling on the field) for so long.  I mean, shouldn’t Buffalo just pump the “Star Spangled Banner” over the PA system every time the Niners on on offense?

 

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