FanDuel and DraftKings Week 6 GPP Picks and Lineup Strategy

FanDuel and DraftKings Week 6 GPP Picks and Lineup Strategy

If you haven’t read our cash game picks for week 6 article, give it a look as we try to keep the players in each article unique.

There are six, yes six, stacks that we like heading into this week’s slate: Brees/Thomas, Ryan/Jones, Stafford/Jones/Tate, Rivers/Allen, Watson/Hopkins, Cousins/Reed. Starting with any of these six stacks should give you a shot to build a winning GPP lineup.

With high price players like Hunt, Fournette, Gurley, Thomas, AB, Hopkins, etc in great matchups, you better have some bargain players ready to fill out your week 6 FanDuel and DraftKings rosters. This article focuses more on identifying some of those plays.

Top Week 6 GPP QP Plays

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Drew BreesDetroit$8,600$7,200
Matthew StaffordNew Orleans$8,500$6,500
Philip RiversOakland$7,200$6,600

Stafford and Brees combined to go 61 of 86 for 656 passing yards in their matchup last season, and I expect this to be a high volume matchup again this week. The Lions, and specifically Matthew Stafford, have owned the Saints over the past several seasons. I like Stafford with either Tate or Jones, or both.

On the other side of the ball, the Lions have been solid against the run this season, but the secondary is coming in struggling. We saw them get shredded by the Panthers big receivers last week and Brees/Thomas >>> Newton/Benjamin/Funchess.

If you are looking for the cheapest route to 20 fantasy points from a QB on both FanDuel and DraftKings, I think it’s Rivers this week. The Raiders secondary has once again been a disaster, and the old gun slinger needs a big game to get him going. Oakland is giving up a QB rating of 106.6 with a TD/INT ratio of 6/0. Keenan Allen continues to dominate targets, he is currently 3rd in total targets and 7th in red zone targets. A favorable matchup should allow him to convert those targets into a big fantasy day.

Top Week 6 GPP RB Plays

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Melvin GordonOakland$8,400$9,300
Ameer AbdullahNew Orleans$6,400$4,900
Samaje PerineJacksonville$4,900$4,400

Despite the massive week 5 performance, I think that given the matchups Hunt, Gurley, and Fournette have, Gordon will see relatively low ownership % this week. Despite the fact that last week was Gordon’s first 100 yard game, and first game averaging 5 YPC, Gordon enters week 6 averaging 16.5 FanDuel PPG. This is in part due to the fact that he’s been so good as a pass catcher, in addition to the 2 receiving touchdowns, last week was also his 3rd 5+ reception game.

We still have not seen a complete game from Ameer Abdullah… He should have reach 100 rushing yards against the Vikings, but missed the 4th quarter as the Lions had the game locked up and ran the clock out with Zenner. The Lions got down big last week and had to run with Riddick for nearly the entire second half. In what should be a volume game, we expect Abdullah to hit 25 total touches, 130 yards, and his second touchdown of the season.

Samaje Perine is getting one more shot at the starting RB job in Washington, and this time it comes in a great spot. The 49ers are giving up the 3rd most fantasy PPG to opposing backs, and Washington is coming off a bye which should have allowed them more than enough time to prepare for Robert Saleh’s scheme. Also worth keeping in mind, this game has a double digit spread. If Washington gets up big, we could see a 25 carry game out of Perine as the Skins bleed out the clock.

Top Week 6 GPP WR Plays

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Michael ThomasDetroit$8,500$7,300
DeAndre HopkinsCleveland$7,700$8,400
Martavis BryantKansas City$4,400$5,900
Kenny StillsAtlanta$4,800$4,200
Ricardo LouisHouston$4,500$3,900

Five receiver targets certainly seems like overkill, but we wanted to make sure Thomas and Hopkins made our articles this week. Both players are in our top 5 at the position, have great matchups, multi-touchdown upside, and should be somewhere in your week 6 lineups.

When people talk about the number of deep balls that Ben has missed this season, they are undoubtedly referring to his inability to connect deep with Bryant. Bryant is one of the more efficient deep ball catchers we have seen in the NFL, and has seen several 20+ yard targets each week, but Ben has just been off. The Chiefs have allowed the 4th most 20+ yard passing plays in the NFL this season and allow the third most WR fantasy PPG at 37 per. Bryant is due, and we know he is one of the rare players in this league that can single handedly make your week.

Our favorite two bargain plays at receiver this week are Kenny Stills and Ricardo Louis. Stills will clearly see considerably more work with Parker likely out this week. He faces a Falcons defense that has always struggled against #2 receivers and are in the bottom 10 again this season. His big play/deep ball ability makes him particularly intriguing in tournament lineups where you need that upside.

Ricardo Louis clearly has a connection with Kevin Hogan, and has somewhat quietly become the number one receiver in what looks like an improved passing game with the QB change. Louis’ 17 targets over the past two weeks are actually the 11th most in the NFL over that stretch, meaning he clearly shouldn’t be a min salary player on FanDuel or under $4,000 on DraftKings.

Top Week 6 GPP TE Plays

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Jordan ReedJacksonville$6,500$5,000
Evan EngramDenver$5,300$3,800

When it comes to cash lineups, we want to ride trends rather than try to pick turn arounds or break out games, but with our GPP lineups we are a lot more willing to take risks. Jordan Reed is certainly a calculated risk, he’s finally healthy, and is a guy with loads of upside. He had 6 mutli-touchdown games in the 20 games leading into this season, and Washington and Cousins desperately needs a consistent pass catcher and red zone target. Oakland comes into this week a bottom 10 pass defense and bottom 10 TE defense.

Engram made our cash game picks as well, but is worth a look in both sets of lineups. He has caught both of his red zone targets coming into this week, but both the targets and red zone targets should go through the roof with injuries everywhere on this offense. Denver’s defense is extremely susceptible to tight end production with the league’s 26th highest DVOA to the position.

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