FanDuel: $2,000,000 Week 6 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the $2,000,000 Week 6 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- $2,000,000 cash prize pool
- First place wins $150,000
- Top 90,800 teams paid, only $5 entry
- Pick anyone you want - stay under the salary cap
FanDuel is bringing it as usual this week, so I'll bring you some of my favorite GPP plays for the NFL's Week 6.
Sam Bradford - $7,700
Bradford and the Eagles face a Giants secondary that is giving up a league worst 304 yards per game through the air. This week, the Giants will be minus their best cornerback with Prince Amukamara missing the Monday night matchup.
Despite a couple of bad interceptions last week, Bradford ended up posting almost 20 points on FanDuel. The Eagles will need to take another step forward on offense as the Giants O is starting to hit its stride as well. Bradford is a nice, safe play with a manageable salary this week for GPPs.
Teddy Bridgewater - $6,600
Teddy hasn't done much for daily fantasy owners yet this year, but coming off their Week 5 bye, the Vikings host a Kansas City Chiefs defense that surrenders the 6th most passing yards per game. This is a risky move, since the Vikings could just feed Peterson all game, likely getting plenty from him to beat the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs. But, Bridgewater's ownership percentage should be relatively low, and if the Chiefs do find inspiration and make this one close, Teddy won't have to do too much to hit value at his low salary.
LeGarrette Blount - $6,500
The Patriots don't really need extra motivation to pound a team in to the ground, but they will have the extra juice they can handle against Indianapolis. Rumor has it that Jim Irsay was a big driver in the Patriots offseason controversy, and we have been watching the Pats destroy all comers so far this year anyway.
The Patriots have a nice history of outstanding running back performances against Indianapolis, and despite Nate Solder's season ending injury, I think the Pats will pound the Colts in the running game in this prime-time matchup. We might be looking at another 3 touchdown game here for Blount.
Denard Robinson - $5,100
TJ Yeldon has missed practice all week, and I expect that he'll be out for Sunday's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. The Texans defense is not living up to it's offseason billing, and that Texans defense will be missing Jadeveon Clowney who will be sidelined with an ankle injury.
The Jags offense looks much improved from last year. If Yeldon sits this one out, Robinson should get the bulk of the carries in game that the bookies have as a pick-em. Robinson could have a nice game and easily pay off his 5k price tag.
DeAndre Hopkins - $8,500
Hopkins is the 3rd highest priced wide receiver this week and for good reason. So far this year, Hopkins has been targeted early and often by both the Texans quarterbacks. The Texans will be on the road, but face a Jaguars team that gives up 29 points a game. With the Texans underwhelming defense, we might get lucky and have a shootout down in Jacksonville. I expect the Texans to continue to call Hopkins number early and often, and I expect he'll continue to pay dividends, even at his high price.
John Brown - $6,100
Last week Brown finally got in to the end-zone, and I expect him to followup last week's performance with another great one against a Steelers defense that hasn't been terrible, but didn't look too great the last time they faced a well-oiled offensive machine like Arizona.
I expect the Cardinals to run away with this one, and Brown to run roughshod over this Steelers defense. At $6,100, you get some nice salary relief, and a whole lot of upside.
Eric Decker - $6,100
Decker and the Jet's host Washington this week. While Decker has been battling injury, he should be healthy for this game, and he should benefit from all the attention that teammate Brandon Marshall will draw. Decker has a nice touchdown streak going, if that continues, he'll pay off his price.
Greg Olsen - $6,300
The Seahawks are battling injury on the defensive front, and they've been vulnerable to opposing tight ends so far this season. With Carolina heading northwest to take on Seattle, I expect Cam will go to Olsen early and often. This is one of the few weeks that I feel comfortable passing on Gronk due to Olsen's tasty matchup.
Brandon McManus - $4,800
The Broncos offense has been terrible, but McManus has given you decent production from the kicker spot in each game this year. I'll keep riding him until he disappoints.
Cardinals D/ST - $5,000
The Cardinals will be on the road, but they will be facing the Mike Vick led Pittsburgh Steelers. I expect the Cardinals will get on top early here, and force the Steelers to throw. That could spell a big scoring day full of sacks and picks for the Cards.
That should do it folks. If you go with Bradford and the rest of these picks, you'll have $3,900 in salary left over to afford another stud. If you go with Teddy, you'll have a cool five grand to play around with.
Good luck out there folks!