Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Gain Access Now


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts

NFL DFS Lineup Picks for FanDuel, DraftKings - Commanders vs Bears TNF Showdown

Curtis Samuel - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Welcome back, RotoBallers! We're back at it again with some Week 6 Thursday Night Football DFS lineups. We had a pretty ugly Thursday night matchup last week, and tonight doesn't appear to be much different. The Washington Commanders will head into the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears. It'll certainly be an interesting matchup, so let's take a look. 

We've been pretty successful so far with these showdown slates and hopefully, that trend continues throughout this year. Most of us started our fantasy journeys with football, so it's always nice when it comes around once again. Thanks to the advanced analytics of today, I'll do my best to provide you with as much in-depth analysis as possible regarding positional matchups and the like to help put some lunch money in your pocket. Let's make some coin this season gang, and let's get right to it.

I will be providing you with daily fantasy football picks on FanDuel and DraftKings for the Commanders vs. Bears NFL DFS showdown slate on October 13th. These NFL DFS lineup picks can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. If you have any questions, you can follow me on Twitter @LucidMediaDFS and fire away, or sign up for a premium RotoBaller NFL package and chat with me and other NFL DFS analysts at any time you'd like!

Featured Promo: Get any full-season Props Premium Pass for 30% off using code SUMMER. Win more with our two new Props Optimizer tools -- one for PrizePicks Props, and one for Sportsbook Betting Props. Find optimal prop bets and get our recommended picks daily! Go Premium, Win More!


MVP/Captain Plays

Carson Wentz - QB, $15,900 (DK), $17,000 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 1,390 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, six interceptions.
  • 2022 Offensive Pass DVOA: -8.8% (28th), per Football Outsiders.
  • 2022 Opposing Defense Pass DVOA: 8.1% (15th), per Football Outsiders.

I'll start off tonight's slate with Carson Wentz. Wentz's career arc is one of the most interesting arcs we've seen in the NFL in a long time. From a fantasy perspective, though, he reminds me a lot of 2014-2015 Blake Bortles. It's not that Wentz is particularly "good" but has the ability to absolutely feast in garbage time. I don't anticipate there being any garbage time tonight, but I'm confident Wentz will be able to do enough to be optimal in single-entry and cash lineups.

Curtis Samuel - WR, $12,300 (DK), $12,000 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 45 targets, 32 receptions, 281 receiving yards, 51 rushing yards, two touchdowns.
  • Individual Matchup (vs Kyler Gordon): 23% targets per route, 81% catch rate, 0.51 fantasy points per route, per PFF.

I'm honestly a bit surprised that Samuel isn't the most expensive Washington receiver yet. While Terry McLaurin is great in his own right, Samuel owns more targets, receptions, and touchdowns on the year, as well as getting work out of the backfield. Washington will be down pass-catchers Jahan Dotson and Logan Thomas, so I give a solid bump to the guys available tonight. Samuel looks to be in a "money spot" against Bears corner Kyler Gordon, and I expect him to take advantage.

Other Captains/MVPs: Terry McLaurin, Justin Fields


Want more NFL DFS tools and content? Our NFL Premium package includes our DFS Cheat Sheets, Research Station, Lineup Optimizer, access to our Premium Slack Chatrooms where members can chat with our NFL analysts, and so much more. Check out this big win from RotoBaller's RealTalkRaph using our Premium tools - join in on the winning!


DFS Flex Plays

Justin Fields - QB, $10,000 (DK), $16,000 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 679 passing yards, three touchdowns, four interceptions, 194 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown.
  • 2022 Offensive Pass DVOA: -17.1% (28th), per Football Outsiders.
  • 2022 Opposing Defense Pass DVOA: 20.6% (29th), per Football Outsiders

On the other side of the field, I'll take a look at Justin Fields. Fields has been nothing if not "up-and-down" throughout his short career, and tonight proves to be an interesting case. Chicago definitely leans towards a rushing funnel in terms of projected DVOA, but I just can't ignore Fields's rushing upside every time he's on a showdown slate.

David Montgomery - RB, $10,400 (DK), $15,000 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 47 attempts, 179 rushing yards, 10 targets, nine receptions, 100 receiving yards, one touchdown
  • 2022 Offensive Rush DVOA: -9.4% (20th), per Football Outsiders.
  • 2022 Opposing Rush DVOA: -17.8% (6th), per Football Outsiders.

Speaking of rushing funnels, I'll take a look at David Montgomery. It's very clear that the Bears' offense runs (no pun intended) through Montgomery. The Washington defense proves to be a tough matchup for Montgomery tonight, but I expect him to break at least a few nice runs off and should find the end zone at least once.

Other Flex Options: Darnell Mooney, Terry McLaurin, Cole Kmet, Dyami Brown


DFS Value Plays

Washington Commanders - D/ST, $4,200 (DK), $9,500 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 25.2 points per game allowed, 14 sacks, one interception.

While I don't think this game will be quite as defensive-minded and low-scoring as last week was, I don't see it being very far off. I'm on both defenses here, but I give a slight lean towards Washington's especially on DraftKings due to their cheaper price. Both of these quarterbacks are relatively turnover-prone, and while again I'm not expecting a 12-9 finish, I could see both defenses ending up in the optimal lineup tonight.

John Bates - TE, $3,000 (DK), $5,500 (FD)

Key Stats

  • 2022 Stats: 14 targets, nine receptions, 73 receiving yards.
  • Individual Matchup (vs Roquan Smith): 11% targets per route, 50% catch rate, 0.11 fantasy points per route, per PFF.

I mentioned earlier that Washington will be without pass-catchers Jahan Dotson and Logan Thomas tonight. This will bump John Bates to the TE1 spot in Washington's offense. I watched Wentz play for years in Philadelphia, and while it hasn't really shown yet this season, he loves throwing to his tight ends. Even though Bates doesn't have the strongest matchup and will have to deal with Roquan Smith in the middle of the field, I think he's just too cheap to pass up.

Other Value Plays: Bears D/ST, Equanimeous St. Brown, Armani Rogers

Enjoy your night and good luck everyone! 

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!

Win More With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Weekly DFS Analysis


Expert Advice
Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Value Picks
Player Comparisons
News and Alerts




Teoscar Hernández17 mins ago

Teoscar Hernandez Out Again On Tuesday
Elehuris Montero23 mins ago

Not In Lineup Against Astros
Nolan Arenado30 mins ago

Returns To Cardinals Lineup
Bryan Woo34 mins ago

Goes Back On Injured List
Daulton Varsho46 mins ago

Still Out Against Red Sox
Bo Bichette50 mins ago

Activated And Starting On Tuesday
Min Woo Lee51 mins ago

Heads To Detroit For Rocket Mortgage Debut
Justin Lower55 mins ago

Can Justin Lower Putt The Lights Out In Detroit Again?
Mouhamadou Gueye57 mins ago

Waived By Toronto
Will Benson58 mins ago

Returns To Reds Lineup
Maverick McNealy1 hour ago

In Good Form Returning To Detroit
Christian Encarnacion-Strand1 hour ago

To Have Hand Surgery
Randy Arozarena1 hour ago

On The Bench Tuesday
Brandon Lowe2 hours ago

Still Sitting Tuesday
Colt Keith2 hours ago

Getting A Day Off
Ryan O'Hearn2 hours ago

Cedric Mullins On The Bench Versus Southpaw
Josh Naylor2 hours ago

Sitting Against A Lefty
Kristaps Porzingis2 hours ago

Surgery Forces Kristaps Porzingis To Miss Olympics
Kodai Senga2 hours ago

Throws 22-Pitch Live BP Session
Edwin Díaz2 hours ago

Edwin Diaz Won't Appeal His Suspension
Starling Marte2 hours ago

Mets Officially Place Starling Marte On Injured List
Yariel Rodríguez3 hours ago

Yariel Rodriguez To Start On Wednesday Against Boston
Chris Paddack3 hours ago

Twins Place Chris Paddack On The 15-Day Injured List
Graham Ashcraft3 hours ago

Positioned For A Call-Up
Nick Lodolo4 hours ago

Lands On The Injured List
Justin Verlander4 hours ago

Yet To Resume Throwing
Martin Laird7 hours ago

On Roller Coaster Headed To Detroit
Mark Hubbard7 hours ago

Will Need Lots Of Birdies In Detroit
Taylor Montgomery7 hours ago

Attempts Return At Rocket Mortgage Classic
Michael Kim7 hours ago

Could Look Back To January For Success
PGA8 hours ago

Matti Schmid Trying To Make The Weekend
Mikal Bridges8 hours ago

Jazz Among Teams Chasing Mikal Bridges
Sean O'Hair8 hours ago

Could Start Well At Detroit Golf Club
De'Aaron Fox8 hours ago

Not Interested In Signing Extension This Year
Marcus Smart8 hours ago

Rockets Have Interest In Marcus Smart
Jerami Grant8 hours ago

Linked With Lakers
PGA8 hours ago

McClure Meissner A Volatile Play With Upside At Rocket Mortgage
Jonas Valanciunas8 hours ago

Lakers Reportedly Interested In Jonas Valanciunas
Joonas Korpisalo9 hours ago

Traded To Bruins
Linus Ullmark9 hours ago

Lands In Ottawa
Mattias Janmark9 hours ago

Pots Lone Oilers Goal In Game 7 Loss
Connor McDavid9 hours ago

Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
Carter Verhaeghe9 hours ago

Notches Two Points In Game 7 Win
Sam Reinhart9 hours ago

Scores Cup-Clinching Goal For Panthers
Luke Clanton19 hours ago

Making A Start This Week In Detroit
Tom Kim20 hours ago

Riding Tons Of Momentum Into Detroit Golf Club
Keith Mitchell20 hours ago

Looking To Keep Things Moving At Rocket Mortgage
Christopher Bell21 hours ago

Gets Another Win At New Hampshire
Martin Truex Jr21 hours ago

. Salvages Ninth-Place Finish After Throwing Win Away
Ryan Preece21 hours ago

Delivers For DFS Managers At New Hampshire
Evan Rodrigues23 hours ago

Looks To Join Exclusive Group With Another Goal
Kevon Looney23 hours ago

Warriors Guarantee Kevon Looney's 2024-25 Salary
Warren Foegele23 hours ago

Enters Game 7 On Career-Best Scoring Streak
Stuart Skinner23 hours ago

Aims For Another Win On Monday
Noah Gragson23 hours ago

Bubba Wallace Falls Below Playoff Cut Line After Noah Gragson Wrecked Him
Joey Logano23 hours ago

Crashed, but Still Moves Above Playoffs Cut Line
Minnesota Timberwolves23 hours ago

Timberwolves Give Chris Finch A Four-Year Extension
Denny Hamlin23 hours ago

Won Stage 2, but Struggled in the Rain at New Hampshire
Kyle Busch23 hours ago

Playoffs in Doubt After Crashing Thrice
OG Anunoby23 hours ago

Declines Player Option
Sergei Bobrovsky23 hours ago

Sitting On One Of The Worst Slides Of The Season
Kyle Okposo23 hours ago

Re-Enters Panthers Lineup
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins23 hours ago

Good To Go For Game 7
Chase Elliott1 day ago

Maintains His Top-20 Steak At New Hampshire
Cleveland Cavaliers1 day ago

Cavaliers Hiring Kenny Atkinson As Head Coach
Clint Capela1 day ago

Hawks Looking To Deal Away Clint Capela
Chris Buescher1 day ago

Quietly Nabs Fifth Place At New Hampshire
Jalen Johnson1 day ago

Not Included In Trade Talks
Kris Dunn1 day ago

Suns A Possible Landing Spot For Kris Dunn
Ryan Blaney1 day ago

Strong New Hampshire Run Ends In 25th
Keita Bates-Diop1 day ago

Exercises Player Option
Scottie Barnes1 day ago

Intends To Sign Max Extension
Kyle Larson1 day ago

Takes Fourth At USA Today 301
Tyler Reddick1 day ago

Settles For Sixth At New Hampshire
Alexander Volkov1 day ago

Wins Four In A Row
Sergei Pavlovich1 day ago

Loses Second Straight Fight
Daniel Rodriguez1 day ago

Loses Three Fights In A Row
Kelvin Gastelum1 day ago

Gets Back In The Win Column
Shara Magomedov1 day ago

Remains Undefeated
Donovan Mitchell1 day ago

Cavaliers "Confident" About Reaching Extension With Donovan Mitchell
Mitchell Robinson1 day ago

Wizards Interested In Mitchell Robinson
Chris Paul1 day ago

Expected To Draw Interest From Lakers And Clippers As Free Agent
DeMar DeRozan1 day ago

Future in Chicago In Doubt
NASCAR1 day ago

Ricky Stenhouse Finishes Seventh In The USA Today 301
Kyle Lowry1 day ago

Expected To Re-Sign With 76ers
Chase Briscoe1 day ago

Finishes Runner-Up At New Hampshire
Josh Berry1 day ago

Finishes Third At New Hampshire
Stefon Diggs2 days ago

"Hasn't Lost A Step"
Dallas Goedert2 days ago

Focused On The 2024-25 Campaign
Daniel Suarez2 days ago

Is A DFS Risk For New Hampshire Lineups
Tyler Reddick2 days ago

Should Tyler Reddick Be Rostered For New Hampshire Lineups?
Michael McDowell2 days ago

Is A Top DFS Value For New Hampshire
Denny Hamlin2 days ago

Will Compete As A Top DFS Pick For New Hampshire
Ty Gibbs2 days ago

Could Be A Solid DFS Option for New Hampshire
Chase Elliott2 days ago

Could Chase Elliott Win From The Pole At New Hampshire?
Johnny Walker3 days ago

Gets KO'd At UFC Saudi Arabia
Volkan Oezdemir3 days ago

Gets KO Win At UFC Saudi Arabia
Antonio Trocoli3 days ago

Suffers Third-Round Stoppage Loss At UFC Saudi Arabia
Ikram Aliskerov3 days ago

Gets Knocked Out At UFC Saudi Arabia
Robert Whittaker3 days ago

Makes Quick Work At UFC Saudi Arabia
Breece Hall3 days ago

Raising The Bar This Season
Mark Giordano3 days ago

Plans To Continue Playing
Tyler Toffoli3 days ago

Linked With Return To Vancouver
Logan Couture3 days ago

Sharks Plan To Keep Logan Couture
Anthony Mantha3 days ago

Will Leave Vegas In Free Agency
Cam Atkinson3 days ago

Sharks Interested In Adding Cam Atkinson
NHL3 days ago

Alex Turcotte Inks New Contract With Kings
Viktor Arvidsson4 days ago

Heading To Free Agency
Dylan Larkin4 days ago

Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp Following Surgery
4 days ago

Andrew Cogliano Retires From Playing, Joins Avalanche's Front Office
Tim Patrick4 days ago

Feels Back To Full Strength
Michael Penix Jr.4 days ago

Falcons, Michael Penix Jr. Agree To Terms On Rookie Deal
Ricky Pearsall4 days ago

49ers Sign Ricky Pearsall To Rookie Deal
Alexander Volkov4 days ago

Looks To Extend His Win Streak
Sergei Pavlovich4 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Saudi Arabia
Kelvin Gastelum4 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Daniel Rodriguez4 days ago

Looks To Get Back In The Win Column
Shara Magomedov4 days ago

Looks To Remain Undefeated
Xavier Gipson5 days ago

Takes Leap Forward Ahead Of Year 2
Malachi Corley5 days ago

Still Adjusting To NFL Speed
Rhamondre Stevenson5 days ago

Reaches Four-Year Extension With Patriots
PGA5 days ago

Byeong Hun An Withdraws From Travelers Championship
Jerry Jeudy5 days ago

To Open The Year In The Slot?
George Kittle5 days ago

Loses Significant Weight This Offseason
Johnny Walker5 days ago

A Slight Favorite At UFC Saudi Arabia
Volkan Oezdemir5 days ago

Looks To Extend Win Streak At UFC Saudi Arabia
Antonio Trocoli5 days ago

Takes Fight On Three Days Of Notice At UFC Saudi Arabia
Ikram Aliskerov5 days ago

Faces Former Champ In UFC Saudi Arabia Main Event
Robert Whittaker5 days ago

Faces Replacement Opponent In UFC Saudi Arabia Main Event
Khalil Herbert6 days ago

Could Be On Roster Bubble