Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Oct 2017

ESPN: Week 6 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 6 DFS matchups include Deshaun Watson (stacked with Will Fuller), Ameer Abdullah, David Njoku, and we're cautiously looking at Amari Cooper as a value pick.

Each week I will recap the picks I made in the previous week's column to gauge the accuracy of my advice. References to rankings are from DraftKings for that player's position.

Hits

Jameis Winston - he finished as QB10 after a big fourth quarter. Still, expectations were for more from this one.

Deshaun Watson - a touchdown after a Hail Mary on the game's final drive led to a QB1 finish for Watson (35.54 FPT). You might think he'll cool off, but the Browns are an excellent matchup this week.

Ben Roethlisberger (fade) - he hit 300 yards, but a career-high five picks led to just 10.58 FPT.

Jermaine Kearse - good value pick as he found the end zone again to finish with 13.8 FPT.

Tyreek Hill - his punt return score really salvaged his night, allowing him to finish with 16.8 FPT.

Alshon Jeffery (fade) - Carson Wentz had a huge day, but Jeffery was still quiet with just 6.1 FPT, so he needed to be faded.

Hunter Henry - a tight end struck the Giants again. Henry's touchdown gave him 13.2 FPT.

Delanie Walker (fade) - I faded Walker even before the news that Matt Cassel was the starting quarterback. He only put up 5.5 FPT, and the lone touchdown went to Philip Supernaw instead.

Misses

Jay Ajayi - I may have to abstain from the Miami offense until we see more (or Moore). Only 8.9 FPT for Ajayi against the Titans.

Marshawn Lynch - he wasn't a total bust as RB20 (12.3 FPT), but it wasn't a great day. The Ravens took such an early big lead that it definitely had an impact on Lynch's volume.

Brandin Cooks - again, not a disaster (13.5 FPT), especially when you consider what other top wideouts have done in some games this year. But we expected more from Cooks in a game that was a bit of an offensive clunker on Thursday night.

Jared Cook - my other matchup play at tight end didn't work out. Cook only had 4.5 FPT and lost a fumble.

Exclusions

Ty Montgomery (fade) - his ribs prevented him from playing.

Week 1 tally: 7-4
Week 2 tally: 6-5
Week 3 tally: 5-8
Week 4 tally: 6-8
Week 5 tally: 8-4
Season: 32-29

Posted by: Scott Kacsmar on 11 Oct 2017

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