Week 6 NFL DFS Sleepers

Here are my value picks for week 6. If you are looking for the best plays regardless of price you may want to check out Eric’s (@mrclutchdfs) DFS Plays of the Week.


Andy Dalton ($6,300 DK – $7,500 FD)

The Bengals have started the season out 4-1 and have a huge statement game with the Steelers coming to town. Pittsburgh gives up 296 yards through the air each game and just over 2.5 touchdowns while Cincinnati’s offense averages close to the same. The over/under is at 52.5 so if Dalton’s o-line can keep him safe he should be able to put up some big numbers.

Jameis Winston ($5,800 DK – $7,400 FD)

Famous Jameis is making his first start this season coming off of Tampa Bay’s week 5 bye. Even with the hiccup against the Bears – the Buc’s offense still has the weapons to score points under a new quarterback, especially against a Falcon’s defense that allows 4 touchdowns and 398.6 total yards per game.


James White ($6,900 DK – $6,100 FD)

This probably isn’t much of a sleeper but James White has seen double-digit targets ever since Burkhead was placed on the IR two weeks ago. The way Kansas City has been scoring this year it’s likely that the Pat’s will have to throw a ton which will turn this game script into a James White game.

Tevin Coleman ($5,400 DK – $6,300 FD)

Freeman is looking doubtful to play this Sunday so Tevin Coleman should comfortably see 15-20 touches if he’s out. This game should be a shootout with two high-powered offenses squaring up against two dumpster fire defenses and the over/under set at 57.5. Coleman hasn’t had a good game since week 2 so he might be flying under the radar, well… more than he should be anyways.

Alfred Morris ($4,700 DK – $5,500 FD)

Breida is doubtful to play with a sprained ankle against the Packers Sunday night so this is shaping up to be the Alfred Morris Show. As unexciting as that sounds Morris actually saw 18 carries and 3 catches after Breida left the game with 8 carries of his own. C.J. Beathard loves throwing to RBs so no matter how this game turns out it looks like Alfred Morris will see a big workload.

Bilal Powell ($4,500 DK – $5,800 FD)

Isaiah Crowell missed practice again on Thursday making his status for this weekend up in the air. Even with the monster 219 yard game from Crowell last week Powell saw 20 carries so he should be safe either way. Powell averages 13.8 touches a game but if he’s the bell cow that could easily get north of 20.


Tyler Boyd ($6,000 DK – $6,300 FD)

Boyd has averaged the same amount of targets per game as A.J. Green and has outpaced him in the last two games 22-18. He’s not as big of a threat in the red zone as Green but with Eifert gone there will be some touchdowns up for grabs, especially against the Steelers.

Quincy Enunwa ($5,600 DK – $5,800 FD)

I know I was way off on this one last week. I try not to hold any grudges against players and simply stick to the numbers so that’s why I’m back on Quincy this week… or I’m a little biased, one of the two.  The Jets handed the ball off 35 times against the Broncos and gained 318 yards, it’s safe to say that won’t happen again. Even though Enunwa didn’t have a single catch he still saw more snaps than any other wide receiver and tied for the most targets with Robby Anderson.

Mohamed Sanu ($4,800 DK – $5,800 FD)

Tampa Bay has let up the most yards to slot receivers this year so Sanu could be in line for a sneaky big game. He averages the second most targets behind Julio and with the emergence of Calvin Ridley that will take even more pressure off of this Falcon’s offense and open up the middle of the field.

Chester Rogers ($4,500 DK – $5,700 FD)

It looks as though T.Y. Hilton and Jack Doyle will miss yet another week. With Ebron banged up that could put even more weight on the shoulders of the rest of this receiving core. Rogers has had back to back games with 11 targets and 8 receptions so he seems to be the guy for now. Ryan Grant who will be similarly priced and lined up with Rogers for the Colts isn’t a bad sleeper pick either.


C.J. Uzomah ($3,000 DK – $5,100 FD)

With Eifert out for the season Uzomah is stepping in right away and saw just over 90% of the snaps last week. He only got 2 targets but that might have people looking the other way so now might be time to capitalize on that upside. Dalton only threw the ball 30 times against the Dolphins last week and he averages just over 37 this year so against Pittsburgh that could be closer to 45. The Steelers also gave up 9 catches to TE Austin Hooper last week on 12 targets.

Niles Paul  ($2,600 DK – $4,800 FD)

Paul saw 9 targets last week and ended up with 7 catches for 65 yards. But… it’s not as impressive when you realize Bortles threw the ball 61 times and 4 other Jaguars had more receiving yards. The upside here is that the starting TE Seferian-Jenkins is out and Paul’s performance could earn him more playing time and trust from Bortles.


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Mark Lee

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Detroit sports fan, also sufferer of seasonal depression (the two might be related). Avid golfer and former college baseball player. Would've been in the league if it weren't for my lack of ability. Accountant by day, fantasy sports guru by night.