By: Sam Schlesinger @avishai41
DFS – Week 6
Drew Brees – $7,200 (vs. DET)
According to Michael Fabiano with NFL.com, Brees has averaged 30.55 fantasy points in his last six home games coming off of a bye with an average of 359.7 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and only three picks. Willie Snead is coming back and this offense should be primed for a massive performance.
Deshaun Watson – $6,700 (vs. CLE)
After starting the season against the Jaguars and the Bengals, Watson was gifted with the Patriots, Titans, and Chiefs who have been the 1st, 3rd, and 6th most generous defenses to quarterback fantasy points. This week he plays the Browns who have given up the 4th most fantasy points to QBs. Look for the rookie to continue is impressive numbers.
Carson Palmer – $6,100 (vs. TB)
The Bucs give up the second most passing yards per game in the league and have given up the 5th most fantasy points to QBs. With a healthy arsenal of receivers and a possible improvement in the run game with Adrian Peterson, Palmer should be able to let it fly. The Cardinals are second in the league in passing yards per game and Palmer leads the league in passing attempts by a long shot. A few more of those passing just need to be converted to touchdowns.
Todd Gurley – $7,700 (@ JAX)
We all know that you can’t pass against the Jaguars secondary this year but teams have been successful on the ground. The Jags have given up the 7th most fantasy points to running backs so far this season. The Rams offensive line generates 2.47 yards before contact for their RBs which is the second most in the league. Pro Football Focus gives the Rams O-line a 31% advantage over the Jaguars D-line. The Rams should feed their beast unlike the Steelers last week who forced the passing game and came away with five picks.
C.J. Anderson – $6,600 (vs. NYG)
The Giants have given up the 10th most points to RBs this season and Denver should be able to pull ahead quickly in this one. Anderson is getting 70% of the snaps as he has been all season so there’s really no need to worry about Jamaal Charles stealing any more of the workload. Anderson has been productive with 4.5 yards per carry, he should be heavily fed on Sunday.
Samaje Perine – $4,400 (vs. SF)
If you want to save money for other positions, Perine has a good chance for a big game against the 49ers. The Redskins are dedicated to establishing the run game and their line has gotten better in every game, now generating a 5th highest 2.26 yards before contact on run plays. San Fran has given up the 5th most points to RBs this season, so if there was a game for Perine to get going, this is it.
Antonio Brown – $9,900 (@ KC)
The Chiefs sound like a scary defense but they’ve actually given up the second most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Marcus Peters only sticks to his side of the field so whenever he’s not covering Brown, he’ll likely be burning by Terrance Mitchell, and Big Ben will throw that way any chance he gets.
Brandin Cooks – $7,600 (@ NYJ)
After a loss to the Panthers, the Patriots just squeezed past the Bucs last week. This week their offense will bounce back and absolutely steamroll the Jets to show everyone who the real Kings of the the AFC East are. Cooks has been relatively quiet since his breakout game against the Texans, but I think he’ll be the recipient of at least one of Brady’s touchdowns this week (I think he’ll throw four).
T.Y. Hilton – $6,700 (@ TEN)
Hilton plays well against weak defenses. He erupted for seven catches, 153 yards and a touchdown against the Browns in Week 3, and he had another seven catches for 177 yards last week against the 49ers. The Titans have given up the 4th most fantasy points to WRs this season, and Pro Football Focus gives Hilton a 40% advantage over rookie cornerback Adoree’ Jackson.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins $4,300 (vs. NE)
After serving his suspension, Austin Seferian-Jenkins has the 6th most targets among tight ends since Week 3. He’s had five catches, four catches, and then six catches and his first touchdown last week. The Patriots have given up the 4th most points to TEs this season and it looks like the Jets are focusing on getting Jenkins the ball.
Evan Engram – $3,800 (@ DEN)
With OBJ, Brandon marshall, and Sterling Shepard out, Evan Engram could easily be Eli Manning’s go-to target. He’ll need to step up in a beg way in lieu of all the injury hits the G-men took last week. The Broncos have given up the 7th most fantasy points to tight ends so far this season, so teams have found a way to get their TEs the ball against an overall tough defense.