NFL Week 6: Daily Fantasy Football Preview
Week 6 is lining up to be a very interesting week. With the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks on bye this week talent is slim in many areas which means creativity is a must when lineup building. Picking from games that will have players that aren’t used by most daily fantasy football players is a nice way to build lineups.
Fantasy players tend to lean toward the big offenses so that they can cheer the prime time games but it is the big performers in the low scoring games that push lineups into the winning category.
The Saints host the Lions with hopes of kicking their offense into high gear. They have been less than impressive so far this year but are coming off a bye week. The extra time helped the Saints Offensive Line get healthy which is music to Brees’ ears. Drew is ready to have a big day.
The Redskins offense seems to being getting back to the level that they played at last season. Cousins is facing the 49ers this week and a full air attack should be expected. The Skins should finally have a healthy Jordan Reed back which will give Cousins his top weapon from last year in the middle of the field.
Deep Sleeper: Josh McCown
McCown has played solid quarterback this season and now he faces an attackable secondary in the Patriots. The Pats let up yardage to quarterbacks which could make McCown a solid low cost start. Stacking him with one of his wide receivers and his starting tightend could pay off for fantasy players.
Fournette has been mirror image of young Beast Mode so far this season. The Jags obviously do not want Blake Bortles controlling the game so they are relying heavily on Fournette to take them downfield. Fournette is going to wear down at some point this season but as of now he is a must play (as long as he suits up).
It is no secret that the Giants are having issues. Anderson is a case of the right running back facing the right team at the right time. Denver always has a balanced offense. They need their running game to set up their pass. Usage for Anderson could be large but it is worst the risk for the results that should come from a prime time matchup.
Deep Sleeper: Alvin Kamara
With the Saints expected to put up big numbers against Detroit, many fantasy players are going to look at Mark Ingram to have a big impact on the game. Kamara may actually get more time. He is built for the Saints passing game and a pass receiving back with Kamara’s speed could elevate the Saints to the next level. The backs will still platoon but don’t be surprised to see Kamara get more plays designed for him.
Big Ben will be out to prove his critics wrong this week and the best way to do that is to look at the best receiver in the game often. Brown Is still having a top five fantasy year for receivers but it does not feel like he has had a breakout game yet this season. This could be it.
A big game by Brees will result in a huge game for Thomas. Thomas is now the number one guy in New Orleans and whenever he plays at home his numbers increase. The noise in the dome and the fast turf are big time factors for the Saints offense. Thomas is a must play in all leagues but especially leagues with bonus points for long touchdowns.
Deep Sleeper: Adam Thielen
Thielen is going to big a huge target with Stephon Diggs out with injury. The Vikings offense consists of slants and short screens which Thielen is built for. Most fantasy players will shy away from the Vikings offense with Cooks and Bradford out. Games like this are fantasy gold.
Reed is in a great spot against the 49ers but the biggest news is that he is finally healthy. Cousins loves looking to Reed as his first option. When Reed is healthy and on the field he produces big numbers. It is just a matter of him staying on the field.
Kittle came out of nowhere to be the top option for the 49ers in the fourth quarter last week. The coaching staff is raving about his reliability and his toughness. His opportunities seem to be increasing on a weekly basis. The 49ers don’t have much but Kittle could bring fantasy teams unexpected big totals.
Deep Sleeper: A.J Derby
This is a complete gut play. Derby has looked decent over the last two games but there may not be enough balls to go around for this offense. Against the Raiders A.J had 6 targets for 75 yards but the interesting thing is that he had multiple passes thrown to him over 20 yards.
The Ravens get rookie Quarterback, Mitch Trubisky this week. Trubisky was a step up for the Bears in his first start but a rookie needs more time to prepare for each game. The short week this week will not help Mitch. The Ravens feast on inexperience.
The Falcons are a different team when playing at home and Miami has looked horrendous this season. The Dolphins had playoff hopes going into this season but just 5 games in they look ready to blow up the team. Jay Cutler is a turnover waiting to happen. Atlanta should be able to get to Cutler with a weak offensive line protecting him.