Daily Fantasy Football Picks to Roster in Week 6

| October 12, 2021 8:12 am PDT

Last week was the epitome of “don’t get cute” when deciding on NFL DFS picks. Derrick Henry and Davante Adams were smash plays, and even with high ownership attached to them, they simply weren’t guys to fade.

Of course, as obvious as they may have been, I wanted to hand out some alternative options in last week’s NFL DFS picks.

Dalvin Cook was ultimately a gaffe (he didn’t play), but if you used his backup (Alexander Mattison), you were pleased. I hit on Dak Prescott and Ja’Marr Chase, too, so I’ll call it an overall win.

Week six is simplified a bit with the arrival of bye weeks and the main slate not having the Buccaneers to worry about. With that, let’s see which plays stand out the most in my week six NFL DFS picks.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs ($8.3k)

Chalk or not, I’m not getting away from the Chiefs in week six. Kansas City is up against it now, as they fell to 2-3 with a loss to the Bills, and they have to come in with a new mindset.

Luckily for them, they face a bad Washington defense that has been lit up by fantasy passers (27.84 points per game) in 2021.

Mahomes is capable of lighting up any defense, but the Football Team ranks 31st against quarterbacks in 2021. He’s the priciest option on the board, but I can’t get around him, all things considered. He’s expensive, but he looks like one of the top NFL DFS picks for week six.

Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts ($6.6k)

This may be the week Christian McCaffrey returns, but for over $9k, I may just let other people pay up.

I don’t see a reason to risk that type of cash, anyways, seeing as JT is available to us at a sub-$7k price tag. This, despite wrecking against Baltimore.

Taylor finished with 34.9 fantasy points, and dropped an exclamation mark with this 76-yard score.

Taylor has major upside every time he hits the field, and now he gets a key rivalry game at home.

Houston also happens to have allowed the 8th most rushing yards to fantasy running backs, so everything points to Taylor being a smash play (again) this week. He’s not just one of the best week six NFL DFS picks; he’s also one of the better value plays.

Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington ($7.1k)

Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill are the obvious plays here. However, Adams is now $9k, and Hill has a banged up knee.

I am still down for playing either one, but you could get away with some savings in the form of Scary Terry. It’s possible his ownership drops, too, as he’s over $7k and came up lame last week.

He should be plenty active in week six, though, as the top NFL betting sites have this Chiefs vs. Washington game slated for 55.5 points, and KC hasn’t been able to stop anyone all year.

McLaurin has been inconsistent, but we’ve seen his slate-breaking upside with two separate 30+ fantasy point explosions. In this spot, he’s a major threat to get there again in week six.

Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs ($7k)

I don’t see much of a way around Kelce this week. He continues to be one of the better NFL DFS picks to roster. Washington is a better matchup for fantasy wide receivers, but Kelce is still a monster no matter who he faces.

For what it’s worth, Washington still ranks just 16th against fantasy tight ends, and have allowed 279 yards to the position.

Kelce isn’t exactly 100%, so be sure to keep an eye on his status.

That said, his Chiefs need to win, and this is one of the worst defenses in all of football thus far. Based on what he’s capable of, he also happens to be far too cheap.

Kelce and Tyreek Hill can be paired together, but Kelce is obviously more appealing due to playing at a top-heavy position, and being considerably cheaper.

Indianapolis Colts Defense ($3.5k)

Let’s try this again. I’m not sure why, but the New England Patriots morphed into an atrocious defense in the best matchup possible, but hey, I’ll try again at $1.4k less.

Indy is playing on a short week, but they have a capable defense, and this is a huge game for them as they try to keep their season from spiraling out of control.

Let’s not forget, for about three quarters, they stifled the Ravens. They should demolish the Texans.

Houston is still deploying Davis Mills under center, too, and barring his unexplainable blow-up against the Pats last week translating into continued success, he’s a defense’s dream matchup.

Other Week 6 NFL DFS Picks to Consider

  • Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams ($6.7k)
  • D’Andre Swift, RB, Lions ($6.3k)
  • Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams ($7.9k)
  • Darren Waller, TE, Raiders ($6.6k)
  • Los Angeles Rams Defense ($4.7k)

For the most part, I am centering my week six NFL DFS lineups around the Chiefs. You can run it back with Washington options, while I also have some interest in the Rams, Browns, and Cardinals.

Cooper Kupp is a great pivot off of the top wide receivers this week, while Stafford, Swift, and Waller also save you a little money, and the drop-off just isn’t that great.

I don’t really want to pay for the Rams’ defense, but they feel like a safe option. They face an utterly battered Giants team, and they’re 10.5-point favorites at BetOnline.

Hopefully my week six NFL DFS picks treat you well. If you want more skin in the game, consider betting on the NFL this week. Need some help? Check out these helpful NFL betting strategies.

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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