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2020 NFL DFS Week 6 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 6 FanDuel Picks! Boy, did FanDuel drop the ball the last week. I know they said it was an issue with one of their stat providers, but the lack of communication was disappointing. Not to mention, the week before that, they took until Monday afternoon to payout winners.

I’m going to be playing much lighter on FanDuel this week, and I wouldn’t blame anyone for taking their money elsewhere.

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it!

2020 NFL DFS Week 6 FanDuel Picks

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Quarterback

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – $7,300

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Stafford has been off to a bit of a slow start, only posting over 20 FD points once this season.

However, he has all of his weapons back now and seems to be on the right track. Stafford has thrown for seven touchdowns over the last three games.

He has a great matchup this week against the Jaguars. The Jags have allowed the 7th most FD PPG (22.25) to quarterbacks this season and have given up 24+ points to each of the last four opposing quarterbacks.

I expect this one to shoot out, giving Stafford an excellent chance to post his best numbers of the season. Stafford should top the 300-yard mark for the first time this year and should throw for multiple scores.

Honorable Mentions: Deshaun Watson ($8,200), Kirk Cousins ($7,100)

Running Back

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars – $6,500

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After topping 100 total yards from scrimmage in three consecutive games, Robinson was a bit of a disappointment against the Texans week run defense last week.

It wasn’t a terrible performance, and he was still involved in the offense, receiving 18 total touches, but those touches did not result in many fantasy points.

Robinson is the clear lead back here and has been seeing roughly 60% of the offensive snaps, and that is a trend I expect to continue. He has the best possible matchup this week against the Lions who are giving up the most FD PPG to runningbacks.

Look for Robinson to right the ship this week and get back over the 100 total yard mark.

David Montgomery, Chicago Bears – $5,900

Montgomery has been of a mixed bag so far in 2020. He’s had moments that made him look like an RB1 and then others that make you scratch your head.

Montgomery has had some tough tests the last two weeks, but he faces off against one of the worst run defense in the Panthers this week. They are allowing 27.42 FD PPG and have given up nine total touchdowns to opposing running backs. Four different running backs have produced 23 or more fantasy points against them this season.

He is way too cheap and should have no problem hitting value.

Honorable Mentions: Derrick Henry ($9,000), Mike Davis ($7,500), Alexander Mattison ($7,000)

Wide Receiver

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons – $8,600


After getting completely shut down in Week 5 by Jaire Alexander (0 catchers for 0 yards), Ridley bounced back nicely, posting eight catches for 136 yards on ten targets. He’s now had at least 100 receiving yards and double-digit targets in every game except for that Week 5 game against the Packers.

The volume will continue to be there for Ridley and he has a plus matchup against the Vikings this week.

They have allowed a league-high in receptions, yardage, and touchdowns of 20+ yards this season. Ridley runs 90% of his routes on the outside and will matchup against Mike Hughes and Cameron Danztler. These two cornerbacks have combined to allow the 5th most fantasy points to perimeter points.

Fire up Ridley with confidence again this week.

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings – $7,400

On the other side of the ball in this game, we have Mr. Thielen.

The Falcons have been getting absolutely destroyed by opposing wide receivers, allowing the second-most fantasy points to perimeter receivers. Good news for Thielen as he runs over 80% of his routes on the perimeter.

The Falcons outside corners, Isaiah Oliver and AJ Terrell have been downright awful this season. Oliver has given up the second-most receptions and receiving yards with a 146.6 QB Rating when targeted, per PFF. While Terrell has yielded a 92% completion rate when targeted and a 143.4 QB Rating in the three games he played.

Thielen has also been a target monster this year, leading the league with a 33% target share. The Vikings may be without Dalvin Cook this week so I would not be surprised to see them throw the ball more often than usual.

Honorable Mentions: Kenny Golladay ($7,200), Justin Jefferson ($5,900), Laviska Shenault ($5,800)

Tight End

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions – $5,700

Hockenson has been one of the more consistent tight ends this season, averaging 9.9 FD PPG. He has either topped 50 yards or found the end zone in each of his first four games.

Hockenson will face off against the Jaguars who have given up 11.84 FD PPG (6th most). They have also allowed four touchdowns to opposing tight ends over the last three games.

I think Hockenson has a good chance to add on to that tally and I plan to pair him up with Stafford.

Honorable Mentions: Mark Andrews ($7,600), Evan Engram ($5,600)

Defense

Baltimore Ravens – $4,900

Like I said last week, I’ve been spending up at D/ST more often than I ever have and I am leaning towards doing it again.

The Ravens are eight-point favorites and the Eagles offensive line is still in shambles. Expect the Ravens to get after Wentz early and often racking up multiple sacks and forcing Wentz into some bad decisions.

The pricing elsewhere is still soft enough that it shouldn’t be an issue fitting in the 2nd highest priced defense on the slate.

Honorable Mentions: Dolphins ($4,400)



Core Four – Robinson, Montgomery, Ridley, Thielen

Favorite Game Stacks – DET/JAC, ATL/MIN

GPP QB – Ryan Fitzpatrick
GPP RB – Ronald Jones
GPP WR – Marquise Brown
GPP TE – Eric Ebron


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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