WATCH: WILL SAMMY WATKINS SEE MORE TARGETS IN WEEK 6?
Week 5 of the NFL is officially in the books! We now turn our attention to Week 6, which features an 11-game main slate. Let’s jump right into all the info inside the Week 6 Cheat Sheet, and as always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Highest Scoring Game
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints – 50 Projected Points
The Saints and Lions square off in the Superdome in Week 6 with the week’s highest projected point total. The Saints are the favorites by 4.5 points coming off their bye week. The Lions have mostly contained opposing quarterbacks up to this point, only allowing an average of 275 passing yards per game with seven interceptions. The running backs for the Saints are an interesting aspect of this game with the recent trade of Adrian Peterson to the Cardinals. With Peterson officially out of the mix, the Saints can now focus on their combo of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. With both backs fully capable of catching out of the backfield, they’ll face a Lions’ defense that’s allowed 291 receiving yards to opposing backs, which ranks the fourth highest in the league. Between the two, they’re averaging a combined 12.5 targets per game, which could end up being a focal part of the Saints’ attack in this game.
Lowest Scoring Game
Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens – 40 Projected Points
The Bears will visit Baltimore to take on the Ravens in what is being projected as the lowest total of the 11-game main slate. The Ravens are 6.5 point favorites over the Bears, who own a 16.5 point projection, the lowest on the week. The Ravens’ defense could be a popular pick this week as they matchup against Mitchell Trubisky, who was only able to throw for 128 yards on Monday night against the Vikings with the limited amount of weapons at his disposal. The Ravens’ defense is one of four on this slate that averages double-digit fantasy points on DK, and in games they’ve won, average 18 FPPG.
Format: Team vs. Opponent, Defense vs. Position Rank
Worst QB Matchups
Los Angeles Rams @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1st
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 2nd
Chicago Bears @ Baltimore Ravens, 5th
Best QB Matchups
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 32nd
Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 29th
Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 28th
Worst RB Matchups
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings, 2nd
Cleveland Browns @ Houston Texans, 3rd
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals, 5th
Best RB Matchups
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Los Angeles Rams, 32nd
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 31st
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 30th
Worst WR Matchups
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1st
San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins, 2nd
Los Angeles Rams @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 3rd
Best WR Matchups
Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32nd
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs, 31st
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 28th
Worst TE Matchups
Washington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1st
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, 2nd
Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3rd
Best TE Matchups
Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns, 31st
San Francisco 49ers @ Washington Redskins, 30th
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots, 29th
Target Leaders – Last Week
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Target Leaders – Last Three Weeks
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Lineup Quick Hits
QB To Build Lineups Around…
Deshaun Watson ($6,700) – Watson is my QB to build around for the second time in this young 2017 season. He has another fantastic matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. The Browns have not been able to contain opposing quarterbacks thus far, allowing 11 passing touchdowns and an average of 243 passing yards per game. Those numbers jump out even more when factoring in that the Browns have played the Steelers, Ravens, Colts, Bengals and Jets. Watson has been a fantasy point monster since Week 3, averaging 31.8 DK points in that span with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. As the sixth-most expensive QB on this slate, Watson still gives you the flexibility to fill out the rest of your lineup but has the potential to be one of the top scoring players of the week.
WR To Pair Him With…
DeAndre Hopkins ($8,100) – Hopkins is the third-most expensive wide receiver on this 11-game slate, but he also draws one of the most favorable matchups. Hopkins, who has lined up on the left side on 58% of his snaps, should see CB Jason McCourty. Of the 26 targets thrown his way, McCourty has allowed 17 catches for 174 yards with only two interceptions. With Hopkins seeing an average of 12 targets per game, he should have plenty of opportunities in Week 6.
The Top Running Back Will Be
Melvin Gordon ($7,800) – Gordon is coming off a huge Week 5 that saw him score 37.3 DK fantasy points by carrying the ball 20 times for 105 yards and catching six of his eight targets for 58 yards with two touchdowns. While he and Kareem Hunt ($8,200) are both in favorable matchups, I prefer Gordon because of the salary savings and his opportunities in the passing game. Of the 94.2 fantasy points scored on the season, Gordon has accumulated 36% of those from his targets, compared to the 12% that Hunt has in the passing game. Gordon is currently averaging 5.4 targets while Hunt is only at 3.4. Gordon gets an Oakland defense that’s allowed 4.1 YPC along with 22 catches on 27 targets for 260 yards.
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