We have received a ton of feedback from subscribers that recently started playing on Yahoo Daily Fantasy and are finding a ton of success. I like to think that one reason for that is just how good our picks were last week, but the cash line does seem to be lower on Yahoo thanks to the size of the contests and entry limits.
One complaint that we have heard repeatedly over the last few weeks is that the $200 salary is too low when the cheapest QB options are generally around $25 and players like Gurley and Kamara are priced around $40. While I agree that the top end players are slightly overpriced on Yahoo, you can still target them with your lineups if you find the right value plays in other spots.
With that in mind, this article will share the top bargain plays at each position for this week six slate of contests on Yahoo!.
Just a general strategy note for those of you that are new to Yahoo daily fantasy. For GPP contests on FanDuel we typically aim for a 2.5x-3x value on our players, on DraftKings it’s typically 3x, but on Yahoo we keep it simple and aim for 1x for a 200 point lineup. 200 points will win you most GPP’s most weeks, and if you build a lineup that has a ceiling north of 200 points you have a shot at winning some serious cash.
Our Top Value QB Plays for Week 6
Yahoo Salary: $26
Jameis is clearly going to be a popular bargain option at quarterback for week 6. This Bucs offense has clearly flashed one of the highest ceilings in the league this season, and the Falcons defense is quickly turning into a top 3 QB matchup. It’s hard to imagine any sort of game script in which Jameis doesn’t put up big numbers this week. The Bucs are likely going to be playing from behind or just trying to keep pace with a Falcons offense that will be just as productive against a Bucs defense that gave up 45+ fantasy points to Mitch Trubisky two weeks ago.
Yahoo Salary: $23
There are not a ton of options if you are looking to avoid the chalk value play at QB this week, which should come as no big surprise as Yahoo tends to overvalue the QB position in general. That being said, Keenum could be a sneaky pick to put up some big numbers against a Rams defense that has looked extremely suspect over the past three weeks. Since losing Talib for the season the secondary as a whole, including Marcus Peters, has looked terrible. They have allowed nearly 900 yards with a 8/0 TD/INT ratio over the past three weeks, and have only 4 sacks on the season. The latter half of that sentence may prove to be important for Keenum, who has looked efficient in Musgrave’s system when he has had time to throw.
Our Top Value RB Plays for Week 6
Yahoo Salary: $14
Powell was all over our radar this week, and seeing Crowell NP each of the past two days has only solidified him as a top DFS bargain play for week 6. The Colts defense has been better than advertised, and it looks like Leonard will play this week, but they are banged up just about everywhere else. This defense is susceptible to pass catching backs, allowing the 4th most receiving YPG to opposing RB’s. There should also be plenty of volume here for the Jets as the Colts are once again bottom three in TOP thanks to a complete lack of a running game.
Yahoo Salary: $13
Ito Smith looks like a no brainer pick this week. His price here reflects the role he played last week as the Falcons #3 RB. With Freeman out again this week, Smith will move back into the number two role that saw his snap count climb to 43% in week 4. Obviously the additional 20+ snaps come in what should be the highest scoring game of the week, and should mean he finds the end zone for the third straight week.
Our Top Value WR Plays for Week 6
Yahoo Salary: $17
While this is certainly a different Seattle offense than we are used to seeing, we are betting that Wilson and Baldwin have a throwback game against an Oakland secondary that is allowing an opponent QB rating of 103.4 (26th in NFL). Baldwin has been a mainstay as a top 15 fantasy receiver over the past few seasons, so look for his return to health to eventually jump start this passing game.
Yahoo Salary: $14
It appears the Texans have struck gold with another WR draft choice in Coutee. While we prefer either of the top two WR’s moving forward, this week is for Coutee. The Bills are #7 against opposing #1 receivers, and #4 against opposing #2’s, but rank 25th in defending opposing slot receivers a position that Coutee saw a 70%+ snap count in last week. Season long owners should look to sell high if he has another big week here as it will shift back to the Hopkins and Fuller show down the stretch.
Our Top Value TE Plays for Week 6
Yahoo Salary: $15
Cam Brate has converted a 50% snap count into 10.5 fantasy PPG over the past two weeks and is in line for his biggest snap count of the season if Howard can’t go on Sunday. Brate has been one of Winston’s favorite red zone targets over the past few seasons, and is likely to find the end zone in what should be a high scoring, high volume matchup. That being said, we would pull him in a heart beat if Howard is able to play and he was seen practicing with a brace on Thursday.
Yahoo Salary: $11
With Tyler Kroft likely out for week 6, Uzomah is in line for a 100% snap count in one of the more TE friendly systems in the NFL. Uzomah has never been the guy at the tight end position with one of Kroft or Eifert taking up a lot of the snaps and targets. His new role comes in an ideal matchup against a leaky Steelers secondary. The 83 YPG that Pittsburgh is currently allowing to opposing tight ends is third worst in the league.