Injuries and positive COVID tests continue to be a challenge in the NFL. Despite that, Week 6 is ready to kick off in mid-October with a full schedule. It hasn’t been pretty, but the football season is still kickin’. As was the case in previous weeks, you’ll need to keep an eye on the injury reports and COVID results when setting your lineups in either Fantasy Football or Daily Fantasy (e.g. DraftKings). I have considered these factors (and more) when picking my NFL DFS Week 6 Sleepers.
Obviously, the term “SLEEPER” can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In this case, it’s the lower cost players that stand out. In this particular situation, it is also the players on DraftKings that land in the following price ranges: Quarterbacks ($6,000 or less), Running Backs ($5,000 or less), Wide Receivers ($5,000 or less) and Tight Ends ($4,000 or less).
Considering the theme here at The Wife Hates Sports, the recommendation is that you say “I Do” to these NFL DFS Week 6 Sleepers on DraftKings (and elsewhere):
NFL DFS Week 6 Sleepers: Say ‘I Do’ to these Players on DraftKings
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Miami Dolphins – $5,900) vs Jets
It’s hard to not pick any player facing the hapless Jets. Fitzpatrick falls under my 6K requirement for QB’s and he’s been steady as a Fantasy QB since his Week 1 dud against the Patriots. Over the last four games, he has three 300-yard passing performances and nine total touchdowns (7 passing and 2 rushing). When it came down to it, I looked at Fitz and Carson Wentz, but each game landed around 49 total points (O/U). Fitzpatrick faces the lesser defense and has the higher upside.
Damien Harris (RB, New England Patriots – $5,000) vs Broncos
Sony Michel is still on IR and while picking Patriots backs is always a crapshoot, Harris had 100 yards rushing over 17 carries in his last game for New England. He showed more explosiveness than Michel has had in recent performances. Yes, Denver has a solid rush defense, but at this price point, Harris could be a worthwhile add, considering he’s a starting back.
Phillip Lindsay (RB, Denver Broncos – $4,300) at Patriots
Melvin Gordon is out and that opens the door for Lindsay. While the matchup isn’t great, this is a starting running back at a very discounted price. Sometimes, if you want to afford the more expensive players, you need to take chances like this and hope he gets into the end zone, while adding a nice combination of yards and receptions.
Brandin Cooks (WR, Houston Texans – $5,000) at Titans
People sleep on the talent that Cooks has. A slew of injuries and a slow start to the season will do that. Considering the dogfight the Texans will be in at Tennessee, Houston will likely try to get him heavily involved again. Can he build off of last week’s 8 catch, 161-yard performance? Will owners sleep on him or roster him heavily? A lot of questions, but I like him at this price point.
Equanimeous St. Brown (WR, Green Bay Packers – $3,700) at Buccaneers
Here’s a real shot in the dark. St. Brown doesn’t just have the coolest name in the game, he also has a lot of talent, too. It has been a while since he played and Aaron Rodgers is having an MVP season, spreading the ball around. Davante Adams returns from a hamstring injury and the Bucs will focus on shutting him down. With Allen Lazard still on IR, will ESB take over the #2 receiver spot or will it be MVS? That remains to be seen, but if you’re looking for a boom-or-bust pick, this is your guy.
Trey Burton (TE, Indianapolis Colts – $3,100) vs Bengals
Mo Alie-Cox is out, opening a door for Burton to get additional playing time. Burton has 11 targets over the last two weeks and gets a solid matchup here with the Bengals. This could be a sneaky good play considering the price point.
Who do you have as your NFL DFS Week 6 Sleepers? Let’s talk it out in the comments below. In the meantime, enjoy another week of football!
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