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I apologize for the delay in the release of Week 6 DFS Value Plays. With the delay in salaries being released this week and the chance of games get cancelled or moved I wanted to be as accurate as possible.
The players I looked at this week have a player priced in the middle of their position, for running back and wide receiver, and a lower value player in case you are looking for a player to possibly get you 10-15 points at little cost. I have taken a look at the salaries for the main slate on DraftKings.com, the following are the options I would consider DFS value plays for Week 6.
DFS Value Plays: Quarterback
Ryan Tannehill, Ten vs Hou; DK = $5900
Ryan Tannehill’s salary on Draftkings.com makes it possible for a interesting and cheap stack for your Sunday lineup. In each game against Houston last year Tannehill threw for 2 scores. However, one of the games was in Week 17 last season and Tannehill only threw the ball 20 times for 13 completions and 198 yards, resting him for the playoffs.
The Titans played for the first time in 16 days on Tuesday night, and Tannehill had 28 attempts for 195 yards and 3 scores. The Titans didn’t need to throw the ball much against Buffalo, possibly easing Tannehill back into action and saving him for the divisional match on Sunday.
DFS Value Plays: Running Backs
Myles Gaskin, Mia vs NYJ; DK = $5400
Myles Gaskin rushed the ball 16 times for 56 yards and a score against San Francisco on Sunday. While those are stellar numbers the fact that he his been targeted 25 times in the first 5 weeks helps his DFS value. Over the last 4 weeks he has scored more than 14 points 3 times on Draftkings.com, including 20.1 points last week. The Jets are 29th against opposing running backs so far this season, making a decent matchup for the under priced Gaskin.
La’Mical Perine, NYJ @ Mia; DK = $4000
The Jets released Le’Veon Bell this week. That leaves La’Mical Perine in the backfield with 37 year old Frank Gore, recently signed Ty Johnson and Josh Adams whom was on the practice squad last week. Perine should see an increase in snaps and touches this week against the Dolphins. With Joe Flacco starting at quarterback, the Jets might need to rely on their running backs to take some preesure off of him as well.
DFS Value Plays: Wide Receivers
AJ Brown, Ten vs Hou; DK = $5600
With the Titans playing this past Tuesday night, and being outsince week 1, Draftkings.com didn’t have the opportunity to bump up his price accordingly. Brown scored 21.2 points on DraftKings against the Bills defense by securing 7 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. At $5600, Brown should easily out proform his value against a Houston defense that gave up over 300 yards in the air to Jacksonville. AJ Brown played 2 games against Houston 2019, in each game he was able to have over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Rashard Higgins, Cle @ Pit; DK = $3000
This year so far, the Steelers defense is not a defense I like to have players go against. However, they are 30th on Draftkings.com against opposing wide receivers. Higgins secured 3 passes for 31 yards and a touchdown last week against the Colts. Beckham and Landry are both questionable. If either misses the game then Higgins could see an increase in targets. If they both end up playing then Higgins could get an easier match up in Pittsburgh’s secondary.
DFS Value Plays: Tight End
Irv Smith Jr, Min vs Atl; DK = $2500
Irv Smith Jr, and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings face the Atlanta Falcons and their beat up secondary. The Falcons are 27th against opposing tight ends this season, which bodes well for Smith. Sunday night Smith caught 4 of his 5 targets for 64 yards against the Seattle Seahawks. He is on the field 62.3% of the time, fellow tight end Kyle Rudolph is seeing 71% of the Vikings offensive snaps. If Dalvin Cook is to miss time, the Vikings could use Smith as a third receiving option against a poor defense, making Irv Smith a DFS value play.
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