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Week 6 DFS GPP Value Plays For FanDuel And DraftKings

Week 5 in DFS finally provided one of the more chalk play weeks of the 2019 season. Many of the matches that looked primed to hit big came through for owners last week. Plays such as Christian McCaffrey and Will Fuller were names that we were touting to find ways to get them into your lineups. If you did, then you most likely reaped the benefits of the moves. While the QB and RB positions were more matchup based in Week 5, the WR position was littered with top names among the leaderboard. It wasn't necessarily the week to go "dumpster diving" at the position, but finding the right plays in the middle to lower tiers still led to highly successful lineups.

What will Week 6 have in store on the DFS front? We could be in store for yet another chalky week as some of the upper echelon players look to be set up with very easy matchups. But this also leads to a situation in which you could zig instead of zag in most instances. Finding the right sneaky play or two to include in your lineups helps you load up with more seemingly lock plays, giving you a higher percentage on cashing in GPPs. But with all the options that will be on the board, where should you direct your attention as you roster these low-owned options? That's where studying the matchups and consistency comes into play and separates the cash winning owners from the rest.

So what are some of the under the radar plays that can help you cash in this weekend? That is what we look to identify in the Week 6 Sneaky Plays for DFS.

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Week 6 Quarterback Value Play for GPPs

Kyler Murray vs. Atlanta Falcons ($7,700 FanDuel, $6,500 DraftKings)

Murray has yet to light the scoreboard up with passing scores with only four through the first five games on the year. But where he has been making up for it is with his rushing ability, making him a solid Top 10 QB in fantasy. But if you are looking for that breakout game, Week 6 could be the ticket as he faces the Falcons. A defense that is only behind the Dolphins in points allowed to opposing QBs (24.1 FPPG) on the season. Coming off of a game in which they allowed five scores to Deshaun Watson a week ago, look for Murray and the Cardinals to attack this weakness in a potential shootout. Murray should go overlooked in DFS with higher touted QBs all the rage this week, giving you a leg up on the competition at a lesser price.


Week 6 Running Back Value Plays for GPPs

Adrian Peterson @ Miami Dolphins ($5,300 FanDuel, $4,500 DraftKings)

The stat sheet may not be pretty for Peterson to begin the 2019 season, but all that could change this week with his matchup against the Dolphins. They are the league's worst in points allowed to the position (32.0 FPPG) and have allowed at least one rushing score in each game. Opposing offenses are running the ball 32.3 times against the Dolphins, meaning the attempts should be there for Peterson in this game. Coupled with new interim HC Bill Callahan's desire to run the ball, Peterson should be in line to far exceed his value in DFS. He will be virtually un-owned this week and is a player you can slide into the Flex spot and load up elsewhere.

Kenyan Drake vs. Washington Redskins ($5,600 FanDuel, $4,400 DraftKings)

Staying in the same game with another unheralded player, Kenyan Drake also should see the benefit of a positive matchup. The attempts nor the yards have been there early this season, but he has been somewhat consistent as a pass-catcher with at least three receptions in three straight games. The Redskins Defense has been one of the worst in fantasy (21.6 FPPG) and was just torched a week ago by the Patriots backfield. Look for the Dolphins to try and establish a running game here and utilize Drake's talent out of the backfield and get him into space. There will be a good chance that he gets into the end-zone in this game and is that cheap option that you can plug in as a Flex play.


Week 6 Wide Receiver Value Plays for GPPs

Dede Westbrook vs. New Orleans Saints ($5,400 FanDuel, $5,100 DraftKings)

With so much attention being garnered by D.J. Chark, Westbrook quietly put together a solid stat line in Week 5 (7 catches for 82 yards). That could again be the case in Week 6 with Westbrook drawing plus coverage against the Saints P.J. Williams. The Saints are currently allowing 28.6 FPPG to opposing receivers, putting them at 6th in the league. Most of the damage is occurring out of the slot, which trends well for Westbrook in this game. As long as the targets remain consistent, he will produce solid numbers and will be a player you should tab as your WR3 this week. Also, a player that you will not have to pay up for in your lineups in DFS.

Mohamed Sanu @ Arizona Cardinals ($6,000 FanDuel, $4,500 DraftKings)

Speaking of models of consistency, Sanu has been under the radar and is the WR31 in fantasy to begin the year. He has scored double-digit points in four of the team's five games and is a trusted option for Matt Ryan. In Week 6, he gets a prime matchup against a Cardinals Defense that is middle of the road in points allowed to the position (22.9 FPPG). In a game that could turn into a shootout, Sanu's consistency certainly makes him a player you should have on your radar. With the solid floor that he can provide, he's a safe bet as a WR3 that could far exceed his value in DFS. He should also be a low-owned player that is a sneaky play in Week 6.


Week 6 Tight End Value Play for GPPs

Noah Fant vs. Tennessee Titans ($4,500 FanDuel, $2,900 DraftKings)

Fant has been largely underutilized to begin his rookie campaign in Denver with only 12 catches on the season. But that could be something that changes in Week 6 as he sees a prime matchup against a Titans Defense that is currently 4th in points allowed to opposing tight ends (10.0 FPPG). While most of the coverage will be focused on stopping Courtland Sutton and Emmanuel Sanders, Joe Flacco would be smart to attack the middle of the field. That is where Fant will come into play. He may not put forth a heavy dose of targets in this game, but a five catch game is within reason. I expect to see him find the end-zone in this game as well, making him a very sneaky play for cheap at the position this week.

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