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Week 6 of the NFL season is coming to a close but don't fret because we have yet another Monday Night Football doubleheader on tap this week with two exciting matchups between the Chiefs and Bills in the AFC and the Cowboys and Cardinals in the NFC. Vegas likes both of these games to be high scoring and so there should be no shortage of fantasy points.

Today I'll be providing you with my daily fantasy football picks on FanDuel and DraftKings for Monday Night Football on October 19th, 2020 (Week 6). These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

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Patrick Mahomes

This slate is absolutely loaded with offensive talent, but Mahomes is easily still the best QB on the slate. He's facing a Bills secondary that was handled by Ryan Tannehill and the Titans receivers last week and I expect a big bounce-back performance from the Chiefs this week after losing to the Raiders last week.

The Bills are giving up the fifth-most fantasy points to QBs this season and Mahomes will look to lead this KC offense up and down the field with his strong arm and scrambling ability that allows him to extend plays and find open receivers. He's always a threat to run for a TD, too. Paying up for him and pairing him with a few pass-catchers is a good idea on this slate.

Kyler Murray

While Josh Allen is always a compelling option, I am going to bypass him today and grab some shares of Kyler Murray and the Arizona passing game against what has been a horrible Cowboys Defense this season. Dallas is allowing a 107.9 QB rating to opposing passers this season, fifth-worst in the league. Meanwhile, Murray is averaging nearly 28 DraftKings points per game this season and continues to pile up rushing yards and rushing touchdowns (5), giving him an excellent floor and ceiling.

 

DFS Running Backs

Ezekiel Elliott

Zeke is the easily the class of this set of running backs I'd make every effort to get him in your lineup if possible. With Dak Prescott out for the season, expect the Cowboys to attempt to lean on Elliott and the running game as much as possible to keep Andy Dalton from having to throw 40+ times. Zeke has a nice matchup here as the Cardinals have given up the 11th-most fantasy points to running backs and he's pretty game-script proof, too, as he's been averaging nearly five catches per game and is very much involved in the passing game.

Zack Moss/T.J. Yeldon

I'm looking for value somewhere on this slate and there really isn't another lead back that I feel like paying for with CEH having a tough matchup, Kenyan Drake stuck in a timeshare with Chase Edmonds, and Buffalo's starter Devin Singletary coming off a lackluster game against the Titans. Moss should be good to go for this game and is the Bills' best runner between the tackles. He also is likely to get touches down around the goal line, too. Keep an eye out for any limitations on his workload as they could ease him back into action. Yeldon is a dart throw as he had a random good game against Tennesee with Singletary struggling, but Moss's return could ruin him.

 

DFS Wide Receivers

DeAndre Hopkins

I am not sure how much analysis you need here but Hopkins is one of the league leaders in targets, catches, yards, and is averaging nearly 24 DK points a game even while scoring two touchdowns this season. He's facing a Cowboys team that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to receivers this season and there's really no reason not to think that Nuk won't get his against this Dallas secondary.

Christian Kirk

If we are looking for another receiver to stack with Kyler, then Kirk is probably my favorite. He caught five of his seven targets for 78 yards last week and is a safer play than Andy Isabella or Larry Fitzgerald. Kirk operates in the slot a good bit and the middle of this Cowboys' defense is definitely a soft spot that Murray would be wise to exploit.

Mecole Hardman

The Chiefs will be without Sammy Watkins this week and therefore we can give both Hardman and Demarcus Robinson a hard look as both speedsters should get a nice uptick in snaps and hopefully targets. Hardman is the guy I want the most shares of on this slate. His big-play ability on deep routes down the field and kick-returning abilities give him a ceiling that you won't find in any other cheap receiver. He's already found the end zone twice this season and averaging nearly 15 yards per reception.

 

DFS Tight Ends

Travis Kelce

Kelce is the best tight end in the game and is one of Mahomes' top targets week in and week out. He's quite possibly my favorite play on the entire slate here as he has a clear mismatch against the Bills linebacker corps. Buffalo's a bit banged up on defense and is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Jonnu Smith exploited them last week and Kelce should absolutely feast over the middle of the field in this game. Don't get cute, Kelce should be in 100% of your lineup and could double up or even triple up every other tight end's output on this slate.

 

DFS Defense/Special Teams

Chiefs Defense

The Chiefs defense really let me down last week as the Raiders piled up 40 points on them and they actually put up a negative number. They couldn't stop the run and couldn't get off the field on third down. Before that outing against Las Vegas, however, they had not allowed a team to score more than 20 points and they've created 8 turnovers this season. The Bills run game is not good, so if KC can stop the run then they should be able to pin their ears back and put pressure on Josh Allen, who can be guilty of trying to extend plays too long which results in sacks or ill-advised throws that turn into picks.

 

Good luck, RotoBallers, and remember to mix it up and don't be afraid to be different in these large field GPPs on two-game slates!



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