Your Week 6 Daily Fantasy Football Optimal Plays
If you’re not playing daily fantasy football, you’re a pussy. Plain and simple. To get you started, I posted some value plays and optimal lineups over at 4for4.com. First is DraftKings:
QB Terrelle Pryor @KC $5900
On paper, Pryor looks to have a poor matchup against the Chiefs and their seventh-ranked pass defense. But Pryor is a unique player in that, because of his mobility, the matchup doesn’t matter as much.
Actually, Kansas City’s stout pass defense could help Pryor. If his receivers are covered, Pryor might be more willing to take off on the ground. And because the Chiefs play a lot of man coverage, it could open up things downfield. That’s what we saw in the Chiefs’ matchup with the Eagles, as Michael Vick ran for 95 yards on just five carries.
RB DeMarco Murray vs. WAS $6500
I’ve been really bullish on Murray this year and, despite only one great rushing game, he’s provided a good return. DraftKings is a full PPR site, and Murray currently ranks sixth among all backs in PPR points. Matched up against a defense that has allowed the 11th-most rushing yards in the NFL despite playing only four games, Murray is a solid bet for 100-plus yards on Sunday night.
And of course FanDuel:
WR Cecil Shorts @DEN $6300
Not only is it safe to play pretty much any Broncos player, but it’s also safe to play the opposing quarterback and receivers. They run more plays than normal and, because they’re guaranteed to be losing, it’s pretty likely they’ll air it out 40-plus times.
Shorts is still leading the NFL in targets, and he saw 11 more last week even with Justin Blackmon in the lineup.
TE Jimmy Graham @NE $8700
If Graham isn’t in every single one of my FanDuel lineups this week, it will be close. FanDuel still underprices their elite players, and Graham is severely mispriced in Week 6. He’s a great bet in heads-up and a must-play in tournaments.