XFL DFS Value Picks – BJ Daniels and Others to Target in Week 6
Last week’s XFL daily fantasy football sleepers left a lot to be desired. Philip Nelson once again couldn’t take advantage of a huge role in a brilliant offense, while Brandon Reilly’s growing workload hit the skids.
The Tampa Bay defense was a whiff with 41 points allowed, too, and it wasn’t any better with Darius Victor or DeAndre Goolsby.
Hey, at least our XFL betting picks have been doing well.
The week 6 XFL DFS sleepers promise to be better. We need to save some cash to land some of the top studs, but we also don’t want to take risks so great that they hinder our ability to compete.
Here are some cheap plays we should absolutely be considering for week 6 XFL DFS contests at DraftKings.
BJ Daniels, QB, Dragons ($8.5k)
Daniels seems to have permanently supplanted Brandon Silvers as Seattle’s quarterback. He still has work to do as a natural thrower of the football, but two rushing scores last week once again displayed his DFS upside.
Seattle’s offense isn’t easy to trust, but Daniels can make magic happen with his legs and still has some room for growth through the air. He also could be engaged in a bit of a shootout with the Los Angeles Wildcats this week (45.5 game total at Bovada is the second-highest of the week).
Luis Perez, QB, Guardians ($8.2k)
You can shed a little extra salary if you’re not afraid of some extra risk. Perez is not normally a DFS goldmine, but he’s in a showdown with the 5-0 Houston Roughnecks, and that game has the week’s highest total.
Houston is notorious for pushing the pace and putting up points, which, in theory, suggests New York may have to take it to the air a bit more.
You wouldn’t know it by watching him in the XFL or AAF, but Perez was quite prolific in college (5,001 passing yards and 46 touchdowns in his final season). Perhaps he can get unleashed a bit here and crush this salary.
New York also happens to be my favorite play for our best XFL bets for week 6, which may suggest the Guardians have some success and keep this game interesting. If they do that, the odds are decent Perez has something to do with it.
Martez Carter, RB, Wildcats ($4.6k)
I’m mostly on the Wildcats passing game these days, but let’s not forget that Carter dropped 31 fantasy points on the world back in week 3.
Carter followed that up by being deactivated with an injury but then returned last week and touched the ball six times. Former starter Elijah Hood is also banged up now, and a healthy Carter could be looking at a big role again.
Nothing is concrete here, but we’ve seen Carter’s immense upside, and he’s dirt cheap. His matchup with the Dragons (100+ rushing yards allowed in each of their last four games) certainly looks plenty appealing on paper.
Justin Stockton, RB, Guardians ($4k)
Shave $600 more off of that price tag, and you might talk yourself into Justin Stockton. The explosive running back had some nice success in the AAF but only just recently got a chance in the XFL.
A fumble back in week 3 may have curbed his upside temporarily, as he flashed his pass-catching chops before sitting out of week 4. Stockton returned last week to put up 41 rushing yards on five carries, while adding a catch for eight yards.
New York wants to run the football and make life easier on Luis Perez, while Tim Cook and Darius Victor haven’t been all that effective as lead runners. Could the Guardians be ready to sprinkle the more explosive Stockton into their game plan more?
It’s impossible to know, but Stockton is cheap and faces the high-flying Roughnecks. If you’re hard up for some value, he’s worth a look.
Saeed Blacknall, WR, Wildcats ($4.5k)
Tre McBride is the top receiving option for LA, but as long as Nelson Spruce (knee) is sidelined, we can freely look to secondary options within the Wildcats offense.
Blacknall has specifically stood out, as his role has grown over the last few weeks. He’s now seen at least three targets in each of his three games in 2020, while week 5 saw seven balls come his way.
Blacknall has also been opportunistic, racking up 78 receiving yards last week and finding the endzone in his last two contests.
Can this hot run continue? At this price and with Spruce still not quite 100%, it’s worth a roll of the dice.
Dallas Renegades Defense ($4.3k)
This is probably as low as I’ll go this week with my XFL DFS team defense. New York’s defense is solid, but going up against the Roughnecks makes them a risk I don’t want to take.
The Vipers and Dragons are also cheap, but they don’t have really reliable defenses. Of the cheaper options, Tampa Bay stands out simply because I have them winning this week in my week 6 XFL predictions.
That said, Dallas is the best overall value, assuming Cardale Jones indeed starts again. They could have an easy path to sacks and some turnovers. I like DC to hold serve and win at home, but in what could very easily be a defensive battle, Dallas stands out as a solid value.
The point of this weekly XFL DFS sleepers post is to uncover some hidden gems and mostly just try to save some cash for the top XFL DFS picks you really want to spend up for.
You can’t have every player, whether they’re studs or scrubs. Well, you can if you enter an endless string of XFL DFS lineups, but when first approaching each week, it makes sense to look at the slate from a one-lineup perspective.
Figure out those top studs that are worth paying up for, gauge which value plays you think are worth the risk, and then start altering that main lineup from there.
I’ll give you that starting point later this week with my favorite XFL DFS lineups to use at DraftKings and FanDuel, but hopefully, these value plays at least get you going in the right direction.
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