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Doug Norrie

Daily Fantasy Football Cash Game Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings Week 6 - Main Slate

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Josh AllenJosh Allen FD 9200 DK 8200
Opponent KC
Proj Points FD - 28.52 DK - 28.52

We’ve written him up as the top cash game option basically every single week and really every week that’s been correct. In fact, last week was the best yet with Allen going completely to the moon against the Steelers. He finished with a mind-boggling 424 yards and four touchdowns through the air and another 42 on the ground. Oh, and this was in only three quarters because the Bills were crushing Pittsburgh. On the season, Allen has 15 more DraftKings points than the next-closest quarterback. And this time around we could be in a shootout against the Chiefs. There are just too many reasons to play Allen here.

Daniel JonesDaniel Jones FD 6800 DK 5200
Opponent BAL
Proj Points FD - 19.27 DK - 19.27

While Allen is, far and away, the best play here, there is a case to run Daniel Jones on DraftKings in order to save some money. Jones is coming back across the pond after a big win over the Packers in England and has been able to maintain a solid enough floor from a fantasy perspective this season when healthy. That’s because he’ll run as much as any quarterback out there. His 41 rushing attempts are 4th in the league for quarterbacks and he even missed part of the game in Week 4. The 230 rushing yards rank third at the position. The Ravens rank 14th in defense and 26th against the rush. This could be a higher floor game for Jones and he’s coming cheap on DraftKings.

Strongly consider Kyler Murray and Geno Smith in what could be a shootout between the Cardinals and Seahawks.

Running Backs

Saquon BarkleySaquon Barkley FD 8800 DK 7700
Opponent BAL
Proj Points FD - 22.38 DK - 24.6

Saquon Barkley ranks second in the league in overall touches this season (carries + receiving targets) with 120 looks combined. He’s just one of the safer plays in the NFL at this point based on the usage, the explosiveness, and just how much the Giants need him on offense. The DraftKings price is simply too low for a guy averaging almost five targets a game and who is facing the 26th-ranked rush defense in the Ravens. Even on FanDuel he’s a relative bargain. While it might be tough to fit Josh Allen, Saquon, and Cooper Kupp (getting to him in a minute) in cash, two of the three is more than possible on this slate.

Rhamondre StevensonRhamondre Stevenson FD 7500 DK 6000
Opponent CLE
Proj Points FD - 20.95 DK - 22.07

Damien Harris is going to be out this week and that should open up almost all of the backfield work for Stevenson here. He is coming off playing 90% of the snaps in Week 5, finishing with 25 carries and two targets. The matchup against Cleveland isn't ideal, but the price hasn't moved nearly enough to reflect the potential elite usage in this game.

Leonard FournetteLeonard Fournette FD 8500 DK 7400
Opponent PIT
Proj Points FD - 18.27 DK - 20.93

With running backs, we are often looking for favorites with the idea that the game script will become conducive to running the ball, especially late. The Bucs are -8 road favorites against the Steelers in Week 6. Pittsburgh is below average on defense, ranking 17th against the run on the season. The Bucs have been content to throw the ball a ton this season and have found themselves in some weirdly-scripted games. But Fournette is still seeing a ton of usage. He’s coming off a 14 carry/ 11 target game in Week 5 and on the season he’s averaging 15 carries and 6 targets. That’s good for 7th in the league in usage. I like the price on both sites.

Breece HallBreece Hall FD 7100 DK 5800
Opponent GB
Proj Points FD - 16.31 DK - 18.04

Michael Carter is still around at the goal line, but Breece Hall is starting to dominate backfield touches for the Jets. In wins over the Steelers and Dolphins in Weeks 4 and 5, Hall touched the ball 23 and 20 times while playing 69% of the snaps last time out. He’s becoming something of a workhorse back in this offense and it should stick that way. The price, especially on DraftKings, hasn’t come up enough to match. And this week he faces off against the Packers who have the 30th-ranked defense against the run on the year. Though the Jets aren’t favored here, I like Hall also because how they’ve used him in the passing game as well.

Kenneth Walker could be one of the highest-owned running backs as he fills in for the injured Rashaad Penny.

Wide Receivers

Cooper KuppCooper Kupp FD 9400 DK 9700
Opponent CAR
Proj Points FD - 24.96 DK - 30.33

Much like Allen, Kupp is considerably above the next-closest WR in the league right now. He has scored 17 more DraftKings points than number two, Stefan Diggs and the way Stafford is just staring him down all game, that seems likely to continue. Teams haven’t been able to stop this usage for more than a season now and Kupp remains about as safe as it gets in fantasy. LA is -11 home favorites against the Panthers who just fired their coach. They could run a little more than normal here, but there should still be plenty of usage for Kupp.

DK MetcalfDK Metcalf FD 7400 DK 6800
Opponent ARI
Proj Points FD - 14.78 DK - 17.85

Tyler LockettTyler Lockett FD 7500 DK 5600
Opponent ARI
Proj Points FD - 15.51 DK - 18.93

The Seahawks face the Cardinals this week in a game with the second-highest total (51) on the week. It could be a shootout with both teams ranking near the bottom of the league on defense. The Seahawks are without Rashaad Penny now and will turn to Kenneth Walker in the run game. But the passing game is mostly made up of these two guys with both Metcalf and Lockett averaging more than eight targets a game. Metcalf ranks in the top 15 in red zone targets this season and both are in the top-25 in overall targets. Lockett’s price is particularly attractive on DraftKings where he was a popular play last week. That could be the same again especially if the pace of the game favors the Seahawks and the opposition is going to provide little in the way of resistance. I prefer Metcalf on FanDuel where is he $100 cheaper and has higher touchdown equity.

Darius SlaytonDarius Slayton FD 5600 DK 3800
Opponent BAL
Proj Points FD - 9.9 DK - 12.14

If looking for a cheaper option, Slayton could fit the bill if the New York Giants’ receiving corps continues to be devastated by injuries. They’ve lost nearly all of their starters from the beginning of the season and were playing with a makeshift crew last week against Green Bay. In that game, Slayton saw 26% of the target share in the offense and finished with six catches for 79 yards. He nearly had a touchdown as well. Keep an eye on the injury report here.

Tight Ends

Tyler HigbeeTyler Higbee FD 6200 DK 4600
Opponent CAR
Proj Points FD - 13.57 DK - 17.14

Through the first five weeks, Higbee leads all tight ends in receiving targets with 48, two ahead of Mark Andrews. He’s been elite in terms of tight end usage and that should be set to continue with Stafford basically just looking at him and Kupp with some sprinkling of the other pass catchers in there. The price on DraftKings especially has not moved to reflect this kind of work in the passing game. One of the reasons for that is the overall fantasy scoring is on the low side compared to the usage because he hasn’t gotten in the end zone. I think he’s an easy cash play here at these prices.

Hayden HurstHayden Hurst FD 4900 DK 3300
Opponent NO
Proj Points FD - 8.97 DK - 11.35

While not nearly on the same target ladder as Higbee, Hurst has seen reasonable usage in his first season with the Benglas and is still coming very cheap on both sites, but especially DraftKings. With pricing such as it were this week, there’s a world where double tight end on DK might make sense for cash games. That remains to be seen, and though the ceiling on Hurst is rather low in this offense, I do think the floor is high enough seeing as how he’s getting about six targets a game.


LARLos Angeles Rams FD 4400 DK 4100
Opponent CAR
Proj Points FD - 7.03 DK - 7.03

The Panthers have fired the coach and are now starting PJ Walker at quarterback. This was a team that already ranked second-to-last in the league on offense so it’s tough to imagine they can drop much further. But it’s certainly possible. The Rams aren’t coming cheap, but could be a popular play this week based simply on the opponent. It’s easy to see Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and company really stymying anything the Panthers try to put together.

CARCAR FD 3700 DK 2400
Opponent LAR
Proj Points FD - 6.53 DK - 6.53

While it might feel counterintuitive to play the other side of this game, note that the Rams have really struggled on offense this season. Outside of Kupp and Higbee, no one has done much of anything and Stafford has taken the most sacks in the league. The Panthers have been around an average defense this season, it’s just been the offense that’s been terrible. I don’t mind them as a cheap play on DraftKings.

Consider the Minnesota Vikings 

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