I’ve decided that until further notice, I’m going to be doing only DraftKings articles instead of alternating each week. If you happen to be someone who only plays FanDuel, you should still give these weekly articles a read, they will still be a help. Let’s get into these Week 6 picks.
QB: Drew Brees ($7,900)
Player(s) you can stack him with: Brandin Cooks ($7,600), Willie Snead ($6,400), Michael Thomas ($4,300), Coby Fleener ($3,500)
This stack should be easy money, if you stack Brees with the right weapon(s). And that’s the difficult part of this; Drew Brees is so good at spreading the ball around it’s hard to figure out who to stack him with. I’m using Cooks and Thomas more than anyone else, and Fleener is a solid cheap option at Tight End. You can’t forget about Willie Snead, though, who is a very good player in his own right.
QB: Matthew Stafford ($6,200)
Player(s) you can stack him with: Marvin Jones ($7,200)
The Lions are at home against the Rams, who normally have a great defense, but they’re currently dealing with a tremendous amount of injuries. The newest injured Ram is #1 Cornerback Trumaine Johnson. This means Marvin Jones is a lock to at least have a very good fantasy week, and Stafford should be fantastic as well.
Who to Fade
Ezekiel Elliott ($7,000)
Zeke’s week-to-week progress has been a joy to watch, but Green Bay’s been so good against the run that I’m not touching him. If he continues his fantastic play this week against the Packers, I won’t be writing something like this about him again.
Julio Jones ($8,900)
I said this last week about Julio after his video game esque performance against the Panthers, and he totaled just 4.9 DK points. Now he faces perennial All Pro Corner Richard Sherman, who I don’t want to mess with. If you want Julio, you should probably just get Odell Beckham, Jr. for $100 cheaper.
Don’t Sleep on These Guys
LeVeon Bell ($7,900)
LeVeon Bell has yet to find the end zone. Seems crazy, right? He has to have been a disappointing fantasy player so far this season, correct? Nope. LeVeon Bell, without a single TD, has scored 24.4 and 25.8 points in each of his games. His floor is insanely high, and he has a perfect matchup against the Miami Dolphins. In the words of Sonny Weaver, Jr: LeVeon Bell no matter what.
Carlos Hyde ($5,100)
I’ve never had a strong opinion on Hyde either way, but he’s just too cheap on DraftKings this week. There are close to 20 RBs more expensive than him, which doesn’t make sense when you see he has more TDs (6) than Games Played (5), and has scored 20 or more points in 3 of those games.
Here are some extra picks for this week:
Cam Newton/Greg Olsen/Ted Ginn/Kelvin Benjamin
Tyrod Taylor/Charles Clay/Robert Woods