Welcome to Week 6 DFS. In these weekly articles, I’m going to look at three players with similar salaries on DraftKings and pick the player I think you should add to your fantasy football lineup for the Sunday main slate.
Last week, I picked between Jamaal Williams, Miles Sanders and James Robinson as second tier running back options. I opted for Williams as he was up against a Patriots defense that had given up over 180 rushing yards the week before and he didn’t have competition from D’Andre Swift who missed the game through injury. Williams was a bust as he put up just 5.6 points as the Lions got shut out by the Patriots. The other two hardly fared much better as James Robinson had 5.9 points in the Jaguars’ low-scoring loss to the Texans and Miles Sanders just 8.4 points against the Cardinals, though at least the Eagles won and stayed perfect.
Onto Week 6 and this week we’re looking at three second tier wide receivers, all who have WR1 potential in their match ups this week.
Michael Pittman vs Jacksonville Jaguars ($6,900)
After a fast start where Pittman scored over 30 points in Week 1, its been a leaner time since. The Colts have stumbled to a 2-2-1 record and now face their nemesis team in the Jaguars, a team that currently ranks 10th against the pass and 7th overall per my NEFF ratings. Matt Ryan has only thrown five touchdowns in five games and though he is averaging a decent yardage (275 yards per game), it doesn’t give me any confidence when you’re looking for that boom game. Its a hard pass for me this week on Pittman.
DK Metcalf vs Arizona Cardinals @ Arizona Cardinals ($6,800)
The Cardinals are currently ranking 27th against the pass per NEFF ratings, and the Seahawks offense is ranking 13th, with DK Metcalf averaging 20.4 points over the past three weeks. Geno Smith ($5,700) is one of the most on-form quarterbacks in the league, and a stack with Metcalf will cost you just 25% of your weekly salary cap. A really nice option if you don’t want to pay out top dollar to roster Cooper Kupp ($9,700), Justin Jefferson ($8,900) or Stefon Diggs ($8,400). An even better option potential as it will cost you over $1,000 less is Metcalf’s stablemate Tyler Lockett ($5,600), who is also averaging over 20 points per game over the past three weeks. Double receiver stack anyone?
Gabe Davis @ Kansas City Chiefs ($6,500)
No one has a higher arrow up than Gabe Davis this week after his WR1 35.1 point haul last week against the Steelers, though nearly half of his point haul came on that one 98 yard touchdown pass to start the scoring frenzy. It’s also a repeat of last season’s AFC title game, where Davis had 201 yards and 4 touchdowns in one of the best games in recent memory. Whether you roster Davis in DFS really comes down to whether you think it will be him or Stefon Diggs who will have the bigger day. Diggs had outscored Davis each week until last week’s game. There’s value and upside to be had if you take a chance on Davis this week.
My Pick: DK Metcalf (and Tyler Lockett)
I’m taking Metcalf in this three player scenario over Gabe Davis, with Michael Pittman well behind in third. I love the match up and the low-cost stack with Geno Smith and will give some serious thought to the double stack with Tyler Lockett too.