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MUST PLAY Week 6 NFL DFS Value Picks for DraftKings & FanDuel Lineups




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It is always important to find value for DFS lineups. What is also important is finding value with a reasonable upside, especially for tournaments. This article digs into the cheap players in the Awesemo NFL DFS projections that have the best points-per-dollar ratings. Using those projections, here are the top Week 6 NFL DFS picks for DraftKings and FanDuel lineups.

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Best Low-Priced NFL DFS Value Picks for Week 6

FanDuel Value Quarterback: Carson Wentz ($6,700)

Wentz finally looked like his old self during Monday’s loss to the Ravens, throwing for over 400 yards on 35 attempts. He has not gotten much DFS attention, but the move to the Colts has been solid for Wentz. His completion percentage and yards per attempt are both the highest since 2018. With the Colts implied for 26.5 points (fifth best on the slate), this could be a true breakout for Wentz. The Colts defense has struggled enough (the Ravens furious comeback being an example) that Houston could keep things interesting. This would force Wentz and the Colts to stay aggressive throughout. Never assume rationality from NFL coaches, but Frank Reich should not feel comfortable sitting on a lead. Wentz is tied for the second-best value projection this week on FanDuel.

DraftKings Value Quarterback: Daniel Jones ($5,500)

While it looks like Jones should clear the concussion protocol in time for his Week 6 matchup with the Rams, he has not done so yet. If Jones is ruled out, pretend this section is about Taylor Heinicke ($5,800) and proceed accordingly.

Jones is the QB8 in DraftKings scoring (among Week 6 main slate quarterbacks) despite missing time last week due to the concussion, yet he is 15th in DraftKings pricing on the main slate. He is taking on a Rams defense that is a mediocre 16th against the pass. As a further bonus, the Rams are playing at the fastest situation-neutral pace of any team this year. This boosts the play volume for Jones and the Giants. He trails only Lamar Jackson in value projection on DraftKings this week (just ahead of Heinicke).

FanDuel Value Running Back: Devontae Booker ($5,900)

With Saquon Barkley expected to miss at least a few weeks, Booker is thrust into a starting role for the Giants. Last week that role produced 16 carries and four targets. Booker turned those into two touchdowns — which will not happen every week — but the role is still  solid for his price. The matchup is also nothing to be feared; the Rams defense is a middling 15th against the run by DVOA. With the Giants chasing points, it is hard to see a path to a blowup game for Booker, but his floor is incredibly strong. Unlike Darrell Williams (see below) Booker is not expected to have much competition in the Giants backfield. Booker is fourth in Awesemo’s value projection.

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DraftKings Value Running Back: Darrell Williams ($4,900)

Williams should see the bulk of the opportunities for the explosive Chiefs offense, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire set to miss time. Williams saw five touches and five targets after Edwards-Helaire’s departure on Sunday, to just three for Jerick McKinnon. It is certainly possible that with a full week to prepare touches will be split more evenly. Even if they are, Williams’ price is a bargain on DraftKings. The Chiefs were already involving Williams (36% of Week 4 snaps), so they clearly like what he brings to the table. The RB1 of the team with the highest implied total will always be a solid play at $4,900. Williams is fourth among backs in DraftKings value projection this week.

FanDuel Value Wide Receiver: Jakobi Meyers ($5,800)

Gamers rarely need to dive too deep for value on FanDuel thanks to looser pricing. That leads to Meyers, who is the clear best value play on FanDuel in Awesemo’s projections. Meyers is leading the Patriots with over nine targets per game and has been the lone bright spot in New England’s passing attack. With the Patriots as 4-point underdogs, that passing attack will be called upon in Week 6. While Dallas’ defense is tough, somebody will have to produce for New England. Meyers is the likeliest to do so. He is a great value and would be an even better one if he is able to score his first career touchdown.

DraftKings Value Wide Receiver: Chris Conley ($3,300)

Unlike on FanDuel, on DraftKings gamers need to save as much salary as possible sometimes. Enter Conley, who saw a season-high four targets last week for the Texans. He turned those four targets into three catches for 84 yards and a score. Conley’s floor is essentially zero, which was his point total in Weeks 3 and 4. However, the downfield nature of his limited targets means he can be a good value on limited work. It is a great matchup for the Texans, who are facing the 30th-ranked Colts pass defense. Most weeks there are safer cheap receivers in play on DraftKings, but Conley is the best option in Week 6. He has the best value projection of any receiver under $5,000 on DraftKings.

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