Daily Fantasy Football Week 6: Picks, advice, values for FanDuel, DraftKings, Fanpicks

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LeVeon Bell leads all RBs for this week.
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Drew Brees – There aren’t many quarterbacks I trust more at home than Drew Brees. On the other hand, there aren’t many I trust less on the road than Drew Brees. His home/road splits are a thing of legend. Lucky for fantasy owners, he’s at home this week against a reeling Panthers defense that’s surrendering points through the air in bunches. The Saints are coming out of their bye week and have had two weeks to prepare for their bitter division rival. Brees should feast.

Tom Brady – There aren’t many things more entertaining to watch in the NFL than an angry, focused Tom Brady. Coming off of a four game suspension for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, he took out his frustrations on a Charmin-soft Browns defense. Brady came out firing and ran it up on the Browns for 406 yards and three touchdowns in a win on the road. He returns to Foxborough to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in what Vegas predicts will be a high scoring game. The opposing defense is much more difficult this week and Brady is expensive, but he looks to be in midseason form already. He’s a safe start in any format.

Ben Roethlisberger – Roethlisberger went off for 380 yards and four touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday. The passing attack was rocking all night long and Big Ben now leads the NFL in passing touchdowns. Roethlisberger connected with Coats, Brown and Jesse James on his way to his 2nd highest total on the season. The Steelers travel to Miami to take on the struggling Dolphins D. The same defense that just allowed Marcus Mariota to have a field day. Expect a monster day from Big Ben and company.


Tyrod Taylor – Taylor hasn’t looked nearly as explosive this season as he did last, but he still has the ability to generate fantasy production


Le’Veon Bell – There’s really no explanation needed. It’s clear that Bell is one of the top-2 running backs in the league. He has elite rushing and pass-catching ability with a floor of about 20 FP. Start him with confidence.

DeMarco Murray – It’s clear that Murray is option 1, 2 and 3 in the Titans offense and he has fared admirably in that role. He’s ranked in the top-7 in touchdowns, carries, yards, receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and targets among running backs. Obviously, he is heavily involved in the Titans offense and will be the workhorse each week. Pro Football Focus has the Titans offensive line ranked No. 1 overall so it appears that health is the only thing that can slow Murray down. The Browns roll into Nashville to take on the Titans. Deploy Murray with supreme confidence.

David Johnson – David Johnson and Le’Veon Bell are arguably the top-2 running backs in football. Johnson possesses elite quickness and vision and is capable of catching every target that comes his way. He has consistently finished among the top RBs each week and is one of the safest plays weekly in DFS, especially on DraftKings. The Jets travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The Jets D is stout, ranking 4th overall against the run. Regardless, Johnson is about as matchup proof as it gets and can safely be deployed in any format.

LeSean McCoy – McCoy’s ownership is low every week and week after week he’s generating fantasy points for his owners. He’s run for over 320 yards in the last 3 weeks and is active in the passing game as well. With Sammy Watkins sidelined, McCoy is carrying the load for the Bills offense. He’s a must-start this weekend against the 49ers, the 31st ranked run D in the NFL. Take advantage.


Melvin Gordon – Gordon will be in several of my GPPs this weekend and the Chargers head to Denver to take on the Broncos. His ownership, and possibly the Chargers offense, will be limited by the Broncos defense. And while the Broncos defense possesses an elite pass rush, they’re only 24th against the run. Gordon isn’t piling up the rushing yardage, but he’s leading the league in rushing touchdowns and is becoming more active in the passing game. Take a shot with him in your Thur-Sun GPPs. He’s likely to find the end zone.

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