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NFL Fantasy Football 2017 Week 6: DFS Lineup Advice

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Advice on who to put in your DFS lineup for week 6.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

We’ll start this week like every week. Let’s look at how last week’s lineup did in daily fantasy points.

DFS Week 5

Position Name Start % Score Stats Pts
Position Name Start % Score Stats Pts
QB Aaron Rodgers 18.70% GB 35 DAL 31 Final 3 PaTD, 221 PaYds, 32 RuYds 24.04
RB Leonard Fournette 19.00% JAX 30 PIT 9 Final 2 RuTD, 181 RuYds, 1 100+Rush, 3 RecYds, 1 REC 34.4
RB Christian McCaffrey 9.20% CAR 27 DET 24 Final 7 RuYds, 1 RecTD, 31 RecYds, 5 REC 14.8
WR Travis Benjamin 1.40% LAC 27 NYG 22 Final 18 RecYds, 2 REC, 14 RuYds 5.2
WR Jarvis Landry 14.40% TEN 10 MIA 16 Final 1 RecTD, 44 RecYds, 5 REC 15.4
WR Jordy Nelson 23.80% GB 35 DAL 31 Final 1 RecTD, 24 RecYds, 2 REC 10.4
TE Jared Cook 5.80% BAL 30 OAK 17 Final 25 RecYds, 3 REC, 1 FUM 4.5
FLEX LeGarrette Blount 10.00% ARI 7 PHI 34 Final 74 RuYds 7.4
DST Browns 1.60% NYJ 17 CLE 14 Final 3 SACK, 1 INT, 1 14-20 PA 6

The big winners last week were Cam Newton and DeShaun Watson. Both QBs put up rushing and passing TDs leading the league by a far margin. Both have put in two solid weeks worth of performances. Carolina played Thursday against a harsh defense. Houston plays the Browns Sunday afternoon. The top lineup this last week included surprises such as Melvin Gordon, TY Hilton, and the Dolphins defense. Goes to show, you just never know in DFS. But we’re gonna try!

Quarterback

Deshaun Watson

Watson had an extremely impressive game last week against the Chiefs who are no slouch on defense. Putting 42 points against Kansas City turns heads. Watson has shown himself to be a dangerous quarterback and he’s my starter this week against a struggling Browns team.

Running Back

Kareem Hunt

Hunt has put up more yards this season than any rookie has a right to. The Steelers have given up huge ground games to Jordan Howard and Leonard Fournette, no reason to expect Hunt won’t continue the trend and gash Pittsburgh for a big game.

Running Back

Jerick McKinnon

The quarterback situation in Minnesota isn’t clear but the running back picture was obvious, with McKinnon getting touch after touch even against a stingy Bears defense. The stat line might not instill confidence but I think McKinnon’s effectiveness was limited by Chicago more than anything else.

Wide Receiver

T.Y. Hilton

Hilton has had a streak of solid games in Indy. The Titans aren’t the team I’d expect to put an end to that while the Colts continue searching for legitimacy. Underrated with a good track history, I’ll roll with T.Y. Hilton this week.

Wide Receiver

DeAndre Hopkins

DeShaun Watson is becoming one of my favorite quarterbacks and his favorite target is a bad man who becomes truly dangerous with a competent passer. The pair are teaming up to make opposing teams look silly on a regular basis. Let’s see if the Browns give us another great week for Double-De.

Wide Receiver

Marvin Jones Jr.

The Lions face off against Sean Payton and the Saints. Coming off a hard fought loss to Carolina, Detroit isn’t going to let another NFCS team take them to task. Jones is the top deep threat for Detroit right now and the Saints aren’t giving anyone not named the Panthers a hard time in the passing game.

Tight End

Evan Engram

Seriously, who else is Manning going to throw it to?

FLEX

Ameer Abdullah

Abdullah has been a solid running back so far this year and they face a questionable defensive front. Detroit will find a way to get at least one TD to the top back in Detroit.

Defense/Special Teams

Bears

Ok, I’m doing this to save salary for other positions but it could still work out. The Bears face the Ravens who aren’t exactly special on paper. After the manhandling they gave Minnesota I’ll take the risk and see if Trubisky can keep the Ravens off the field and let the D stay fresh.