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2020 NFL DFS Week 6 Team Stacks

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The 2020 NFL DFS Week 6 Team Stacks seems to be slowly becoming more of a contact-tracing recap than Fantasy advice!

Another COVID-19 scare had us worried about the Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings game this week. Looks like that game is good to go!

However, we woke up this morning to news about the Indianapolis Colts shutting down their facility. All tests were found to be false positives, game on!

With the Seahawks, Chargers, Raiders, and Saints on bye and another Monday doubleheader, the main slate is missing a lot of top talent.

As is always the case, there isn’t a lot of tight end talent to pick from. This week there is no Travis Kelce, George Kittle or Darren Waller and the position feels even more desolate than usual forcing speculation and value plays.

2020 NFL DFS Week 6 Team Stacks

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Game of The Week: Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Bucs

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Gone are the days of the super-soft Packers defense giving up yards with no resistance. And every Bucs offensive player outside of Brady and Jones is as of Thursday morning, currently questionable. But if the receiving corps gets healthy this will be the game of the week.

Mike Evans has had at least one touchdown in every single game so far and is being targeted early and often. He may be facing a tough matchup against Jaire Alexander but he’s proven his upside is worth chasing.

Godwin seems to be the fuel of this team’s offense when healthy and plays a far more athletic version of the “Edelman role” that Brady depends on. There is a visible difference in this team’s offensive efficiency when he takes the field.

As for the Packers, not much needs to be said. Everybody is healthy and we know the roles their weapons play.

Rodgers seems to have a tough matchup on paper but the lowest points surrendered to quarterbacks seems deceptively low. The Bucs haven’t faced a team as good as the Pack yet. But the similarly built offense of the Chargers was able to light up the Bucs and we can expect the same from the Packers.

While the term “weakness” may be wildly inaccurate, the rush defense has been less effective for the Bucs. So while Aaron Jones is expensive, he is certainly worth his upside.

Davante Adams is healthy again and ready to shred even this strong secondary.

And as for Robert Tonyan, he’s likely not getting a repeat three-touchdown game. But he’s in a high powered offense that’s set for a high scoring matchup. You could do a lot worse than Tonyan.

So while a lot of these players are very high priced and difficult to stack, I’ll be sticking as many as possible into my lineups.

Teams to Stack

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Detroit Lions

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In what should be a bounce-back game for this offense, the Jags have a fantasy-friendly matchup against the Lions.

Gardner Minshew has been a reliable option most weeks, scoring 20+ points in four out of five games this season. He just happened to play terribly in what is likely the only Jags game you’ve seen this year. But he’s capable of scoring enough points to keep him worth consideration.

Robinson has 30 point upside with a 10 point floor. If the Jags fall behind early he could be shut down, but when the game script is favorable so is his production.

As for the receivers, Chark and Shenault are both questionable. Shenault was questionable last week and went on to have a season-high snap percentage so I’m not particularly worried. But Chark is definitely going to require paying attention to.

If Chark misses time Cole becomes worthy of consideration as a high upside/low floor option.

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

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Fitzmagic has currently scored more fantasy points than Lamar Jackson. Need I say more? He’s currently the QB6 so far this season and the Jets are bad at football. As we saw last week, the Dolphins took the all gas no brakes approach to a dominant victory. They continued throwing and running up the score even after a big lead was established. And after all that he’s still only at a $5,900 DraftKings salary.

Gaskin has been good but not great all year. Until he joined in his team’s explosion last week. His 20.1 PPR points are a reasonable expectation should he manage to find the end zone this week. As far as discount running backs go, Gaskin has as much upside as anybody.

Parker and Williams seem to alternate big days. While I have faith in both individually, putting both in the same lineup might prove to be ineffective. I’m partial more to Williams because he is the cheaper option, but I’ll have Parker sprinkled into a few lineups as well.

What can be said about Mike Gesicki that hasn’t already been said. The athletic super-freak has finally been getting the breakout season we’ve been hoping to see. Sitting comfortably at TE6 this season he has as much upside as anybody outside of the top five TEs. At $5500 he’s no bargain, but he’s got the upside to make it worth it.

Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers

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On the lower end of the ownership percentage scale, we have a possible shootout with the Bears and Panthers. The Panthers should have no problem putting up decent numbers this week but at this point, they’re a bit too chalky to warrant talking about.

But the Bears have a decent chance at some offensive production as well. Last week against Tampa Bay, David Montgomery, Allen Robinson, and Jimmy Graham all put up decent numbers. Given their previous success against tough matchups, I’d say it’s reasonable to expect a repeat even against the formidable Panthers defense.

But so far this season no team has given up more points to RBs than the Panthers. Montgomery has until this point been very hit or miss ranging from 7.4 to 21.7 points. But I expect this to be a matchup that he exploits with ease.

The receiving corps here may face a few more obstacles this week. James Bradberry, the top corner in Carolina has been playing dominant football and may cause problems for Robinson. While he is still a must-start in season long formats I’m shying away from him in DFS this week.

Darnell Mooney at only a $3,000 DK salary is an interesting option. If Robinson is in fact bottled up, Mooney could see an increase in targets. Over the past three games, Mooney has averaged 6.3 targets per game versus Anthony Miller’s 4.6.


And as for Jimmy Graham, again there are even fewer options at TE on the main slate than usual. His consistent red zone opportunity is worthy of consideration.


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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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