Welcome to the Week 6 version of Daily Fantasy Football D/ST Value Plays. Five weeks of football has told us that the Jaguars, Texans, Buccaneers, Bears, Ravens and 49ers will continue to be blowout prone, as they are extremely susceptible on defense.
We have also learned, and continue to see, that quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Jameis Winston can be counted on to throw plenty of INTs, while any quarterback in Houston or Dallas isn’t likely to pose as much of a threat against your fantasy D/ST.
And like every NFL season, injuries rear their ugly head and can change the completion of any team’s identity. Most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs lost running back Jamaal Charles to yet another ACL tear, making their offense a lot less – well, shall we say, offensive. The impact of Charles’ injury is yet to be determined but its outlook isn’t very good. Until the Chiefs can prove they are a better-than-average offense without Charles, any opposing defense should be a consideration going forward.
This Week, the Chiefs will travel to Minnesota to face a Vikings team that, defensively speaking, plays very well at home. At only $4,500, the Vikings’ D/ST is a solid gamble.
As for the rest of the value plays heading into Week 6, let’s take a look at three streaming D/ST’s for Week 6.
Week 6 Daily Fantasy Football
3 DFS Value Plays at D/ST
New York Jets vs. Washington Redskins ($4,800)
If you want to pay up for a defense this week, get your grubby little paws on the Jets. Kirk Cousins is going to struggle on the road against this tenacious defense if he is forced to throw the ball 35-plus times. Turnovers will be plentiful and a return TD is certainly within the realm of possibility. The Redskins will likely try and establish the run early on, and if they struggle and force Cousins to pass a ton, this game could get out of control. At $4,800, the Jets are a strong play in Week 6.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills ($4,700)
The Bills are beat-up and they could potentially be without quarterback Tyrod Taylor. If Taylor doesn’t play, the Bills will likely start E.J. Manuel, making the Bengals D/ST incredibly enticing. The Bengals defense has recorded 15 sacks and forced eight turnovers on the season. Those numbers could get a significant bump in the event that Manuel starts. But regardless of the outcome at QB, at $4,700 the Bengals are a solid play.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens ($4,000)
OK, hear me out first. Yes, I bashed them earlier. But sometime between now and 400 words ago I realized something: they play the Ravens! Look, the Niners are awful on the road, but they are actually respectable at home. And as luck would have it, they are playing in San Francisco and it’s against a decimated Ravens offense.
Through just two home games this season, the Niners have given up a total of 20 points – 17 points to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and three points to the Vikings in Week 1 – compared to 120 points through three games on the road. The Niners don’t get many sacks or force many turnovers, but at minimum price they are certainly worth a gamble if you’re interested in going cheap at D/ST.
Good luck in Week 6 and let our Daily Fantasy Football Value Plays help you build that million-dollar lineup. And in the event that you win, we take donations.
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