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Top XFL Daily Fantasy Football Lineup for Week 6

| March 12, 2020 8:29 am PDT
Week 6 XFL DFS Top Lineup

Last week delivered some hits in my favorite XFL DFS lineups. The squads weren’t perfect, as Lance Dunbar and Austin Proehl could have been better, and Brandon Reilly was a failure as a cheap sleeper.

Josh Johnson was an awesome pivot away from the more expensive Phillip Walker, however, while Nick Holley, Tre McBride, and the Guardians defense all delivered.

My big mistake was not paying up for Cam Phillips, who got just two fantasy points the week prior and then exploded for 37. If you didn’t have him in your XFL daily fantasy lineups, the odds are good that you didn’t do much winning.

We can hit the restart button for week 6, and you can begin your research with a look at my top week 6 XFL DFS picks. Some of those top plays should make it into my DraftKings and FanDuel lineups, but rule number one is to avoid forcing anything.

Trust your projections, make some calculated pivots, and piece together the best team possible in your mind. As always, you can go away from my XFL DFS picks as needed, but hopefully, these squads serve as a stepping stone to success this week.

Below, you’ll find my week 6 XFL DFS top lineup.

My Favorite XFL DFS Lineup at DraftKings

  • Josh Johnson, QB, Wildcats ($10.8k)
  • Tarean Folston, RB, Vipers ($3k)
  • Tre McBride, WR, Wildcats ($10.2k)
  • Cam Phillips, WR, Roughnecks ($11.7k)
  • Sam Mobley, WR, Roughnecks ($5.5k)
  • Martez Carter, RB, Wildcats ($4.6k)
  • Tampa Bay Vipers Defense ($3.6k)

One way to differentiate your lineup is to leave some money on the table, so I’ll toss $600 to the side in this one. Josh Johnson is also a pivot away from PJ Walker, and that saves me some money.

I doubt Johnson will be all that low-owned, but I consider him just as good as Walker from a raw points projection perspective. He’s in a better spot against the Dragons, who Walker just got done demolishing last week.

I also love the Wildcats to win this week. Just be sure you shop around for the best XFL team odds before placing any wagers.

Tre McBride is an obvious stack option, and I won’t get cute there. I do like Jordan Smallwood and Saeed Blacknall (one of my favorite week 6 XFL DFS sleepers), as well. Just make sure Nelson Spruce (knee) isn’t playing if you plan on firing them up.

I’ll also eat the likely chalk and pay for Cam Phillips. I’m sure he’ll be awful now that I’m backing him, but the guy has mostly been unstoppable, and PJ Walker loves him.

Nick Holley is another great Houston receiver to use, but I’ll roster the cheaper Sam Mobley here. The idea is Phillips will be chalky, but if he’s anything like he’s been for most of the year, that is not chalk we want to fade.

The wide receiver position is not so stacked in the XFL where we can easily replace 37-odd fantasy points if we don’t pay for this guy, so I’m just going to do it. Mobley is in the best offense in the week’s highest-totaled game, but there’s a chance he’s a little contrarian after his price spiked.

Leaving money on the table will make my lineup a bit different than most, but what could really set my XFL DFS lineup apart is deep dives with Martez Carter and Tarean Folston.

Carter is on everyone’s radar after dropping 31 fantasy points two weeks ago, of course. If Elijah Hood is out, he might even be chalk. Folston could be chalky, as well, should either DeVeon Smith or Jacques Patrick sit out this week.

The problem is XFL injury news is not easy to find, so it’s very possible we hear about all of this too late. Your lineups will already be formed, and dropping down to these guys will be difficult.

I’ll just start out with these elite XFL DFS sleepers and load my roster up. We already know what Carter can do, but Folston is honestly a shifty running back with soft hands. If he finds himself in a remotely decent role, he’s very appealing at the bare minimum.

Tampa Bay is a fine punt defense, but a lack of stability (they allowed 41 points last week) may have most go away from them. However, I love them to win this week (they’re my pick in this week’s best XFL bets), and should that happen, there’s a solid chance their defense churns out decent production.

My Favorite XFL DFS Lineup at FanDuel

  • Phillip Walker, QB, Roughnecks ($23)
  • Tarean Folston, RB, Vipers ($10)
  • Nick Holley, WR, Roughnecks ($18)
  • Mekale McKay, WR, Guardians ($17)
  • Austin Proehl, WR, Dragons ($17)
  • Jhurell Pressley, RB, Defenders ($15)

Much like last week, the price difference between Walker and Johnson isn’t close to what it is on DraftKings.

You can try saving a few bucks with someone like Taylor Cornelius or BJ Daniels, but I’d rather just pay the extra $5 here and get the best quarterback in the XFL.

Instead of paying up for Phillips here, I’ll hedge my bets a bit and just use stud slot demon Nick Holley. He’s been involved all season long but has seen his role balloon with two touchdowns over the last two weeks.

You can obviously also try to pay up for Phillips, whether you pair the two or use him over Holley, while all Houston receiving options are understandably in play.

I’ll run it back the other way with McKay, who has shown signs of life with 8.2 and 9.2 fantasy points over the last two weeks. He’s too talented to stay grounded for much longer, and a potential shootout with Houston offers upside we haven’t seen from him yet.

Austin Proehl is another guy that has a big role and should be involved in a back-and-forth battle to some extent. He’s enjoyed two big games, and a third could be coming this week.

I’ll cap things off with Pressley, who broke out last week for 107 rushing yards (13.4 fantasy points) and may be leaned on more going forward. I also have the Defenders winning in my week 6 XFL predictions post, which bodes well for him.

Summary

A great place to start this week is with the Roughnecks vs. Guardians game and the Wildcats vs. Dragons showdown. These games have totals of 46.5 and 45.5, respectively, and figure to be the most explosive contests for week 6.

That shouldn’t do all of the work for you, of course.

There are a few injuries to monitor — as noted — that could open up elite value plays. They could also reveal some solid studs worth using. Keep an eye mostly on LA and Tampa Bay to ensure you’re not missing any vital information.

You can still pick your spots in the other two games, as I actually like the Vipers a good deal, and their game has a 42 total. The one game I’ll probably avoid, however, is the Renegades vs. Defenders, which has bad quarterback play and a disgusting 35.5 game total.

All things considered, my week 6 XFL DFS lineups could be great options to enter into tournaments, or at the very worst, they can be a nice starting point. It’s always smart to enter several squads, but hopefully, my top studs and value picks can mesh together and get you going in the right direction.

You can always ditch XFL DFS and try your hand at betting on the XFL, too. Just be sure you check out our XFL betting strategy page to get you ready to do so.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

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.

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