Our top NFL DFS picks were pretty good last week. Nobody was really on Kyler Murray, but he absolutely crushed. DJ Moore was good chalk, too, while Darren Waller at least scored a touchdown.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire whiffed in an easy matchup, but he still topped 11 fantasy points and was pretty chalky. New England looked good to use as a pricey defense, but they didn’t play due to COVID-19.
I’ve got more daily fantasy football picks for you to consider using this week. With that, let’s dive into the top NFL DFS picks for week 6.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings ($6.1k)
Lamar Jackson doesn’t seem healthy, Aaron Rodgers has a somewhat suspect matchup, and this just doesn’t feel like the position to pay up at.
If we liked Teddy Bridgewater last week, then we should love the idea of saving cash and throwing Kirk Cousins into most of our week six daily fantasy football lineups.
BetOnline has their game with the Atlanta Falcons among the week’s top totals (55), and Atlanta’s terrible defense is getting roasted every single week.
Yes, it’s possible the firing of head coach Dan Quinn lights a fire under this team, but I doubt it. Injuries and terrible play have led to the Dirty Birds ranking dead last against fantasy passers in 2020, and Cousins may be needed with Dalvin Cook on the shelf.
Dalvin Cook isn’t expected to play this Sunday against the Falcons after suffering an adductor strain, according to a source. The Vikings have a bye next week, then will re-evaluate if Cook is ready to return after that.
Atlanta honestly isn’t that bad at defending the run, anyways. They give up a lot of production to running backs, but rank 11th in terms of rushing yardage allowed.
Minnesota will have to (and probably want to) take it to the air in this spot. Fire up your Vikings stacks!
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts ($6.4k)
There are some running backs in some great spots this week. I’m a tad hesitant to buy into Derrick Henry on an extremely short week, and everyone will be on Alexander Mattison.
You can pair those guys together, but if I am highlighting one running back, I’ll take the savings and go with Jonathan Taylor.
Taylor is at home against the Cincinnati Bengals, who remain ghastly on defense, and specifically allow the second-most fantasy points to runners on the year.
With a locked-in role (14+ touches in every game) and his best matchup to date, this could be Taylor’s big breakout game.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers ($6.6k)
A lot of people will be excited to pay up for Davante Adams, who should finally return from an injury. I prefer Adam Thielen at about $1k less, or you can drop down even further and take my man JuJu.
I am vouching for Kirk Cousins in my week six NFL DFS picks, so you can probably assume I am all aboard the Vikings offensive weapon train. Use Thielen, Justin Jefferson, Mattison, and anyone else you want.
But JuJu is a really nice price, and will probably go overlooked.
JuJu Smith-Schuster had a season low 28 yards today. He’s now been under 50 yards in 3 straight games
He shouldn’t, though, as he has one of the better matchups on this slate.
Cleveland has been impressive during their 4-1 start, but they haven’t defended the pass well at all. With Smith-Schuster being pretty quiet since a big week one, I think he’s set to abuse the Browns’ secondary, which has allowed the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
Chase Claypool could garner more attention, but I love the idea of going with JuJu, instead.
Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens ($6.5k)
If I am creating a lot of NFL DFS lineups, I probably won’t pay up for Mark Andrews very often. That doesn’t mean he isn’t the best overall play at the tight end position this week, however.
Andrews has been a touchdown scoring machine over the past year now, as he scored 10 times in 2019, and already has five touchdowns again this season. I doubt that stops in week six, as he’s facing a Philly defense that really struggles against tight ends.
We saw glimpses of it in week one when they let Logan Thomas produce against them, but since then, the Eagles gave up a three-touchdown outing to Tyler Higbee, and got obliterated by George Kittle.
Expect more of the same here, as Andrews feasts against an Eagles pass defense that’s allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends.
New England Patriots Defense ($4.1k)
Okay, let’s try this again. I loved New England last week, even despite a hefty price tag, but their game got postponed due to COVID-19.
They’re back on the board in week six, and it’s hard not to salivate over what they can do to a bad Broncos offense. Drew Lock could be back, so it wouldn’t be that crazy if the Broncos fought back in this spot.
That said, Bill Belichick has now had roughly two full weeks to plan for Denver. Suffice to say, the Patriots to cover (-9) is one of the safest week 6 NFL picks.
This feels like a fun week, and I like the chances of all of my favorite week six daily fantasy football picks paying off.
Vikings and Steelers players all look appealing, but you should take a look at the top NFL betting sites for the latest pricing. Game totals and spreads tell us a lot about how games will probably unfold, and that can be part of the battle of nailing down good NFL DFS picks.
I’ll be back with my daily fantasy football sleepers and favorite lineups as the week progresses. Just hit the fantasy sports blog link at the top of this post to keep tabs on all the content we’re churning out.
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Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.
When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.