FantasyDraft Week 6 DFS Plays: QBs/TEs/Defense

Phil Backert previews DFS plays at quarterback, tight end and defense on FantasyDraft for Week 6.

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We had a strong week of recommendations last week as Blake Bortles, Jared Goff and Austin Hooper all came through for us. However, we turn the page and get ready to dominate Week 6.




Cash Game Option:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jamies Winston ($11,000) – Winston has reclaimed his starting quarterback role after serving a suspension early in the season and watching “Fitzmagic” throw for 400 yards on a consistent basis. The Bucs are coming off a bye and now face the Falcons in a division battle that has a chance to be an absolute shootout. Due to Winston’s lack of playing time this season, his price is extremely too low as he checks in as the 15th priced quarterback.

The Falcons passing defense is currently ranked 28th in defensive DVOA according to FootballOutsiders and the over/under in this game has been set at 57.5. The Buccaneers have an implied team total of 27 points as well. Winston will be one of the chalkier quarterbacks, but I’m not concerned with that. We can fire him up in cash games and tournaments and watch the scoreboard light up.

Tournament Option:

New England Patriots Tom Brady ($13,500) – I will never talk anyone out of using Brady in cash games as he is in a prime spot to smash in Week 6. However, he is extremely expensive and I don’t think we have to go that route with our cash lineups. However, that makes him an elite tournament options as the Patriots take on a Chiefs defense that is ranked 28th in defensive DVOA. This game has an absurd over/under of 60 with the Patriots having a implied team total of 31.75. After enjoying a day of football on Sunday, settle in for the fireworks that night.


Tight Ends


Cash Game Option:

Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce ($12,900) – Kelce has already had three 100-yard performances this season and is priced as the 10th highest receiver. As mentioned before, the Chiefs-Patriots game has an over/under of 60 and we want to be part of this game as much as possible. We’re paying a hefty price for Kelce, but he’s worth it. It should also be noted the Patriots are 18th against the tight end position in defensive DVOA so they can be exploited and I expect the Chiefs to attack them by using Kelce a lot.

Tournament Option:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cameron Brate ($7,300) – If wanting to go cheaper at the position, but have great upside, Brate could be your target. Winston loves throwing to tight ends as prior to the start of the 2018 season, Winston has the fifth highest passer rating when throwing to a tight end since he entered the league. This is great news for Brate as the Bucs have an implied team total of 27. Brate is also in cash game conversation, but teammate O.J. Howard has been practicing this week so if he is active, it could take away from Brate’s snaps.




Cash Game Option:

Baltimore Ravens ($5,500) – I’m trying to fit as many studs as possible this week in which means we have to punt somewhere and luckily we get a defense like the Ravens at a very affordable price. The Ravens are allowing a league low 15.4 points and face a Titans offense that is only scoring 17.4 points per game. It’s no surprise that this game has a low over/under of 41.5. The Ravens also have the ability to get to the quarterback and cornerback Jimmy Smith will be playing his second game since returning from suspension. There are a lot of positives in the Ravens favor this week on the defensive side.


Tournament Option:

Cleveland Browns ($5,000) – The Browns defense continues to play well yet they are still priced as a unit that is one of the worst in the league. The Ravens offense entered Week 5 clicking on all cylinders yet the Browns held Joe Flacco and company to nine points. The Browns now square off against another high-powered offense in Philip Rivers and the Chargers. The Browns rank second in defensive DVOA and have the ability to create turnovers and accumulate sacks. This is a nice punt option in tournaments in order to stack a couple of games that have high point totals.


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