DraftKings Value Plays, Picks, and Sleepers for Week 6

By Matthew Gajewski, October 11, 2017
Deshaun Watson Houston Texans

Coming off a week where injuries and value plays greatly influenced week-5 profitability, week 6 features tight pricing. In order to fit some expensive players, players on each end of the pricing spectrum are featured in this week’s DraftKings Value Plays Column.

Deshaun Watson (v. Cleveland) - $6,700

Totaling 34.72 and 35.75 points on the DraftKings the last two weeks, returning to Deshaun Watson again this week is a sharp move. Although his salary has increased, Watson faces a Cleveland defense tied for third most in passing yards allowed. With ownership likely to be high after his two previous performances, Watson makes the most sense in cash this week.

Todd Gurley (@ Jacksonville) – $7,700

After a disappointing game in Seattle, Todd Gurley should bounce back this week. Facing a Jaguars defense allowing the second most rushing yards to date, Gurley makes for a nice pivot off the other expensive running backs. Averaging 20 carries, 5.8 targets per game, and dominating red zone work, Gurley is viable in cash and GPPs this week.

Jerick McKinnon (v. Green Bay) - $4,100

After a breakout Monday night game, Jerick Mckinnon’s salary missed DraftKings’ weekly adjustment. Last week McKinnon out-snapped Latavius Murray 47 to 22 and out-touched him 22 to 14. The Packers are allowing 121 rushing yards per game and just allowed Ezekiel Elliott 116 yards on the ground. Against a middling Packers defense, McKinnon is a great value play in GPPs.

Larry Fitzgerald (v. Tampa Bay) - $6,800

Tied for 4th in the league in targets; Larry Fitzgerald has a dream matchup against the banged up Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On the year Tampa Bay leads the league in PPR points surrendered to the slot (21.1). Fitzgerald runs most of his routes from the slot, making him a smash play in cash and GPPs this week.

Kelvin Benjamin (v. Philadelphia) - $6,400

Up and down to start the year, this is not the week to ignore Kelvin Benjamin. He faces off against an Eagles team allowing the most fantasy points per game to wide receivers lined up on the left side of the field. To date, Benjamin has run 53% of his routes from the left. With Devin Funchess limited by injury this week, Benjamin makes for another solid cash play this week.

Ricardo Louis (@ Houston) - $3,900

Seeing a volume of 16 targets between the past two weeks, Louis has reeled in 10 catches for 135 yards. With no Corey Coleman and an ineffective/injured Kenny Britt, Louis should remain the focal point of this passing game. Going up against a Houston defense that just allowed 324 yards through the air, Louis makes sense for those looking to free up some salary in both cash and GPP lineups.

Zach Miller (@ Baltimore) - $2,900

With the Bears decimated receiving corps, Zach Miller has become a valuable asset to the Bears passing game. Last week he received 7 targets and played on 42 of 61 snaps, which would have been tied for second among Bears wide receivers. This week the Bears take on a Baltimore defense allowing the 6th most points per game to enemy tight ends. As one of the cheaper options on the slate, Miller needs to be considered in cash games.


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