Welcome back to the 3 Value Plays at RB for Week 6. This week was slightly more difficult to complete since there are so many cloudy matchups, backs with questionable status due to injury or even inexperienced and unproven players who will be getting work in Week 6.
The Week 5 values overall were terrible. Duke Johnson ended up with 10.7 points so he did well as a starter, but the other two, C.J. Spiller and Anthony Dixon were atrocious. As for the avoids I was right on there although Giovani Bernard did have a nice game with 12.6 points. Ameer Abdullah and the Denver Broncos backs all struggled mightily.
Either way I hope to be more on target this week with my picks and wish you all the best of luck.
Let’s get in my value targets for Week 6 as well as the running backs to avoid, shall we?
Some additional links for you to check out to further help your Daily Fantasy Football lineups:
Doug Anderson created an awesome table that he’s going to post each week that breaks down the “ Fantasy Points Allowed by Position.” The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites, including FanDuel, DraftKings, FantasyAces, Drafster and FanThrowdown.
Last month, David Gonos wrote a piece on FanDuel Insider discussing the average benchmarks you have to hit to win different contests on FanDuel, but I expect those numbers to rise (at least) by 10 percent for this set of games.
With that I wish you all the best of luck, and encourage you to stay tuned for Levi Serfoss’ and my own DFS picks and Lineups later in the week if you want targets, or roster construction help on socalledfantasyexperts.com and even on Twitter.
Week 6 Daily Fantasy Football: Three FanDuel Value Plays at RB
- Danny Woodhead, San Diego @ Green Bay ($6,000)
Danny Woodhead typically doesn’t intrigue folks with his rushing yards. What makes him a serviceable and affordable RB2 on FanDuel and other DFS sites are his pass-catching abilities. Woodhead has caught at least three passes in each game this season, and this week in Green Bay, his number will likely be called to make some plays.
(Week 5 FanDuel Points: 10.1 /FPPG: 13)
- Charcandrick West, Kansas City Chiefs @ Minnesota Vikings ($6,200)
West took a majority of the carries after Jamaal Charles’ terrible injury on Sunday. West will not only be the waiver wire darling of the week, but he will also be popular on DFS sites because of his lower price. He carries a hefty risk, but for now he appears to be the back who will be the most used in Kansas City.
(Week 5 FanDuel Points: 1.3/ FPPG: 1.3 Points)
- Ryan Mathews, Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants ($5,600)
Ryan Mathews has been very productive and in most cases more impressive than DeMarco Murray. Last week all of the backs made an impact, including Murray, but once again Mathews did more with less. He will not likely get more carries than Murray, but he will continue to get 10-15 touches and to date he has been very good. Affordable and consistent are a nice combo for a RB2.
(Week 5 FanDuel Points: 17.1 / FPPG: 9 Points)
3 Running Backs to Avoid on FanDuel
- Melvin Gordon, San Diego Chargers @ Green Bay Packers ($6,500)
Gordon had a solid Week 5, but the Packers have been playing very well on defense. The Chargers will likely be throwing the ball more than normal in Week 6, and with that the receivers and Danny Woodhead should be utilized more. I am avoiding Gordon this week.
- Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots ($7,000)
This pick could very well come back to haunt me, but I am not seeing Gore being as productive as he was in Week 5 where Indy held a lead for most of the game. This week they are 7.5-point underdogs, and because of this, Gore should not be used heavily. The chances are always there for Gore to punch in a touchdown or two, but strictly yardage speaking, Gore is not enticing for me this week.
- LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts ($6,500)
Blount is similar to Gore in the bruising goal-line style back, but he has been losing snaps and touches to the speedier and shiftier Dion Lewis. Blount still may get some red-zone touches this week but for now his appeal lies solely on hopes for a touchdown. This hope is dwindling with Lewis’ ability to get in the end zone on his own, and for $6,500, Blount is too risky and pricey for me in Week 6.
Don’t forget to also use Doug Anderson’s “ Fantasy Points Allowed by Position,” where he breaks down the ability of defenses going up against each Fantasy position. The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites, including FanDuel, DraftKings, FantasyAces, Drafster and FanThrowdown.
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