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We hit on Tom Brady and some big names with our Week 5 lineup article, “Cash In with The Golden Boy,” so let’s keep it rolling with a strong Week 6 DFS Lineup. We struck out with the Jerick McKinnon suggestion but had he scored on his goal line carry, it would be an easier pill to swallow. Instead of chasing points and playing last week’s studs, give this piece a read as I give you two cash game lineups for DraftKings and two for FanDuel.

My Week 5 suggestions that hopefully made you some straight cash:

  • Ben Roethlisberger
  • Jordan Howard
  • LeVeon Bell
  • Devonta Freeman
  • Mike Evans
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Martellus Bennett
  • Vikings DST

When I first started researching Week 6, the first game to catch my eye was Oakland vs. Kansas City. Both teams have the ability to score and neither team has had much luck stopping their opponent. Unfortunately, given the potential for bad weather, I’m off that contest until I know for certain the weather won’t be a factor.

For those who prefer to play in DFS tournaments rather than cash games, I’m not playing a tournament lineup in Week 6. I try and be disciplined enough to stay away when I don’t see an angle worth taking advantage of. If you’re a full blown degenerate, however, and can’t help yourself, here are a few GPP suggestions:

  • Antonio Brown
  • Lamar Miller
  • Tavon Austin
  • John Brown
  • Zach Zenner
  • Kamar Aiken (if Steve Smith is out)
  • Will Fuller
  • My favorite stacks are in Arizona, New Orleans and Seattle.

Brady has a great matchup this week against the Bengals. Dak Prescott just chewed them apart so imagine what Ticked Off Tom might do. Unfortunately, DraftKings and FanDuel agree and have priced him as such. I’m off of Ben Roethlisberger this week in cash games because he’s on the road, although the Dolphins are awful so he’s still tempting.

Ezekiel Elliott is making a case to be included with LeVeon Bell and DeMarco Murray on everyone’s must play list each week, although I’ll wait one more week before putting him on mine. If you’re wondering whether the Green Bay Packers run defense is real, let me tell you, it’s real and it’s spectacular.

 

Week 6 DFS Lineup Suggestions

Week 6 DFS Lineup: DraftKings – Cash Games

Lineup Number One

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This may be my favorite Week 6 DFS lineup. Carson Palmer is at home facing a sub-par secondary just as John Brown seems to be healthy for the first time. I love the QB/WR stack as much as anyone but frankly, I’m not confident enough in predicting who reaps the benefits between David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald or John Brown.

My love for LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay in Week 6 is based on my confidence, or lack thereof, in the San Francisco defense.

LeVeon Bell takes over for Antonio Brown as the one must play, always and forever. While chasing points the week after a breakout performance is no-no rule number one, I don’t believe Sammie Coates is a fluke. We saw what Martavis Bryant was capable of week-to-week. Why not Coates?

Allen Robinson faces the defense that allowed T.Y. Hilton to fill SportsCenter highlight after highlight in Week 5. Arob is bound to break out and this week meets all the criteria needed for such a performance.

Michael Thomas isn’t my favorite play of the weekend, by any means, but I feel like I need a piece of this New Orleans lineup. Thomas and Drew Brees have looked comfortable with each other over the last few weeks, taking advantage of Thomas’ size. If the team finds itself inside the 10-yard line this weekend, expect Thomas to get some looks in the end zone.

 

Lineup Number Two

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Lineup number two is for those who have not yet bought into the LeVeon Bell must-play rule. No Bell and no Antonio Brown gives you quite a bit of flexibility. We can now upgrade from Palmer to Russell Wilson, who has an excellent matchup at home.

Giovani Bernard is a nice value play in DK at just $4,600 given Jeremy Hill’s lack of … everything.

Brandin Cooks is one of the most unpredictable players in the NFL but making predictions each week is about playing the odds. The odds of a Cooks breakout performance coming against a poor secondary, in New Orleans, against a team capable of putting up points.

Delanie Walker is healthy and once again asserting himself as the number one target in the Titans passing game. Remember that Tajae Sharpe guy? Me neither. Walker may have his best matchup of the season as the Titans are home against the Browns.

I’m an unapologetic Jarvis Landry apologist. This week is an ideal time to play him in a point per catch format like DraftKings. After last week’s dud (blame Ryan Tannehill not Landry), Landry’s ownership percentage may be the lowest it’s been in about a year. DFS is all about opportunity and value, which defines Landry. He’s an underpriced double-digit target WR almost weekly and is now in a matchup where the Dolphins will likely be playing catchup against the Steelers.

 

Other Strong Cash Plays in DraftKings

  • Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers (obviously)
  • Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (obviously)
  • Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (obviously)
  • Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans (No, seriously, he is)
  • DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans (find a way to get him in a lineup this week)
  • Christine Michael, RB, Seattle Seahawks (see DeMarco Murray advice)
  • Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears
  • Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (he’s expensive but he’s still the best there is)
  • Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers
  • Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions
  • Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
  • Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears

Week 6 DFS Lineup: FanDuel – Cash Games

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Lineup Number One

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Typically, I’d stack Russell Wilson with Doug Baldwin or Jimmy Graham. That’s definitely a cash game option for your Week 6 DFS lineup if you prefer to pair your QB with another offensive weapon. In this case, I chose what I believe is multiple TD upside in T.Y. Hilton and Kelvin Benjamin. The Texans secondary hasn’t been healthy for a couple of weeks now and looks extremely vulnerable. Benjamin may not see a better matchup all season, although a pivot off of Benjamin to Greg Olsen makes just as much sense if you prefer Olsen over KB.

I don’t love the Giovani Bernard play in FanDuel but it’s functional. He’s a much better option in the full point per catch scoring on DraftKings. However, at just $5,700, Bernard may have the best touch to price ratio of any player on FanDuel this week.

I’m going to try and fit LeSean McCoy into as many lineups as I can this week on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The 49ers are giving up the second most Fantasy points to running backs over the last four weeks. McCoy has been on a roll lately and that should continue in Week 6.

 

Lineup Number Two

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Brian Hoyer has established himself as the best QB on the Bears roster. Jordan Howard, Zach Miller and Cameron Meredith have emerged as offensive weapons aside Alshon Jeffery and thus we have a cheap QB with a decent ceiling along with a what has been a high floor.

I’ve explained my love for LeSean this weekend and why Giovani is acceptable. Playing Gio and Hoyer together gives you plenty of flexibility if you don’t like some of the big names in lineup number two.

If you like the Seahawks matchup but don’t have faith in Russell Wilson, Christine Michael is the play. He’s looked fantastic this season and RBs on home favorites are a gambler’s best friend.

Allen Robinson and Jordan Matthews give us two WRs with yardage and TD upside. The have plus matchups this week in Chicago and Washington. Matthews isn’t the most consistent player but his price this week should be higher than it is given his opponent.

I don’t like to pay up for the TE position and while Greg Olsen is Mr. Reliable, a massive game for him isn’t easy to predict, except when the New Orleans Saints are involved. The Saints can’t stop anyone across the middle and don’t have anyone who poses as a threat to slow Olsen down.

 

Other Strong Cash Plays in FanDuel

  • Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
  • Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
  • LeVeon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (he’s just so good)
  • DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans (might be the RB 1 in FD this week based on TD potential)
  • Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco 49ers (plays a ton of snaps, even on passing downs)
  • Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints (great price on FD and a nice pivot off the NO WRs/TE)
  • Odell Beckham, WR, New York Giants (nice matchup against a weak Baltimore secondary)
  • Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears (is this finally Alshon week given the plus matchup?)
  • Jeremy Maclin, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Cameron Meredith, WR, Chicago Bears
  • Jimmy Graham, TE, Seattle Seahawks
  • Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears

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