Getting the most out of your week 6 RB selections on daily fantasy football sites like Draftkings and Fanduel will require you to identify key matchups as well as utilizing players with the most value. To find value, one can divide FPPG by the player's salary. This gives you a numerical value for each player. The players with the highest of these values are ones that should be further considered for your lineup. In this article, I have grouped together a list of week 6 running backs with value who also happen to be facing a favorable opponent.
Matt Forte ($8,800) Chicago@Atlanta
Forte has been very consistently producing week after week and he is a near lock to have over 25 fantasy points against an awful Atlanta defense. His high salary price is again worth it in week 6.
Giovani Bernard ($7,700) Carolina@Cincinnati
Carolina's defense looked a little better in week 5, but the unit is still giving up just over 19 fantasy points to RBs each game. Bernard is averaging 18 a game. The Bengals will be looking to bounce back from the Patriots loss and know that the run game will be key to getting back on top of the AFC.
Le'Veon Bell ($7,200) Pittsburgh@Cleveland
When the two teams last met in week 1, Bell had a ridiculous game. He had 109 yards rushing for 1 TD and 88 yards receiving. This time the game will be in Cleveland following Brian "Second Half" Hoyer and the Brown's huge comeback win in week 5. This will be a really exciting divisional rival game and the Steelers will look to follow what they did in week 1 to win. This means plenty of action for Le'Veon Bell.
Forsett is a valuable pick for your daily fantasy football lineup in week 6
Justin Forsett ($6,100) Baltimore@Tampa Bay
Forsett has been a duel threat both on the ground and in the air and Tampa Bay is giving up 29 FPPG to running backs and 40 FPPG to wide receivers. The matchup is favorable and the price per production is good.
Lamar Miller ($5,800) Green Bay@Miami
It's been a trend that one team has been dominating the other on Thursday Night Football this year. Last week it was Green Bay over Minnesota and Matt Asiata was projected to have a good game but the Vikings were stuck with Christian Ponder leading the huddle. The reason Asiata didn't get the fantasy point he was suppose to was that the team was too busy trying to play catchup and could not stick with the run. This won't be the case in week 6 as the quarterback situation in Miami is stable. Green Bay still has a defense that is a favorable matchup for RBs. They are averaging nearly 28 fantasy points to opposing running backs.
Branden Oliver ($5,500) San Diego@Oakland
With so many injuries to the Charger's backfield, Oliver came in on week 5 and looked like a superstar against the Jets. This is a good value pick for several reasons. First of all, he has an bargain salary price on Draftkings. Second, Oakland is surrendering just over 27 fantasy points to running backs. Third, when teams build up a big lead, they usually run the ball quite a bit to run the clock down and prevent unnecessary turnovers. The Chargers are one of the best teams in the NFL and the Raiders one of the worst. How likely do you think it is that San Diego will run up a big lead?
Andre Williams ($5,400) New York Giants@ Philadelphia
This is my personal start of week 6 for RBs. A perfect storm is brewing in the case on Andre Williams. Rashad Jennings is injured, so Williams gets the start as well as the reduced salary price for daily fantasy football. The Giants will continue to utilize Williams just like they did Jennings and the Eagle's defense is allowing 27 FPPG.
Bradshaw could capitalize on a lopsided Thursday Night Football game
Ahmad Bradshaw ($4,900) Indianapolis@Houston
Two weeks ago Bradshaw had a big game against the Titans and conditions seem perfect for a repeat performance on Thursday Night Football. As stated above, each week one team gets creamed on Thursday. Colts are expected to light up the scoreboard early this week and Bradshaw will be a big part of that.
Bishop Sankey ($3,500) Jacksonville@Tennessee
Seems like every week, writers are placing Sankey on their list of players to pick up on waiver or for a daily fantasy football lineup and each week he keeps on coming up short of expectations. For the price in week 6 and the matchup, Sankey is really worth more of a look this week than any previous week. The Jaguars defense has been easy pickings for all kinds of offensive players to rack up fantasy points. Jacksonville places among the bottom in all defensive categories.
George Winn ($,3,000) Detroit@Minnesota
Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are injured which means the next guy in line has to step up. Winn comes in on week 6 to go up against the Vikings who are allowing just over 27 fantasy points awarded RBs. This pick could potentially be a big money maker because his salary is valued so low and very few people will have him in their lineup.
Results from week 5 projections:
- Matt Forte 36.6
- DeMarco Murray 27.2
- Le'Veon Bell 16.8
- Zac Stacy 10.8
- Rashad Jennings 9.2
- Darren Sproles 5.1
- Matt Asiata 6.2
- Terrance West 3.1