- Ryan Fitzpatrick is priced at $7,400 on DFS sites.
- James Robinson is listed at $6,500 on daily fantasy sites.
- Julio Jones is priced at $8,200
MIAMI – Ahead of Week 6 NFL action those who participate in daily fantasy football can begin looking to set their lineups. There are plenty of matchups for different players that are worth taking a look at.
There are 12 games in action for Sunday’s slate of football. That being said, this daily fantasy football lineup is just a suggestion and should be changed to the GM’s liking.
QB – Ryan Fitzpatrick, $7,400
RB – James Robinson, $6,500
RB – David Montgomery, $5,900
WR – Julio Jones, $8,200
WR – Adam Thielen, $7,400
WR – Kenny Golladay, $7,200
TE – Jonnu Smith, $5,800
FLEX – Alexander Mattison, $7,000
Defense – Miami Dolphins, $4,400
Starting at the top with the quarterback, of all the QB’s available this week, none of them have the value that Ryan Fitzpatrick brings to the table this week.
Fitz has a great matchup with a New York Jets defense that is clearly in their own world right now. Fitz-Magic has also been absolutely spectacular this season as he has three games with over 315 passing yards including his last two games.
He has been one of the major bright spots for the Dolphins and will certainly look to take advantage of their division rivals in what seems to be a trap game for them.
Filling out the first running back slot is James Robinson who has taken the league by storm in the 2020 season. He has emerged as a weekly must-play running back on a Jaguars team that is clearly in rebuild mode. He is the lead back here and gets the most rushing attempts out of all the running back here.
He also has a great matchup with a Detroit Lions defense that ranks 30 against opposing running backs.
Just to give an example, they allowed for 89 yards and a touchdown in Week 4, 73 yards in Week 3, and 168 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2.
The second RB slot is taken by David Montgomery who has a very enticing matchup with the league’s worst run defense, the Carolina Panthers.
Monty has not had the season that fantasy owners were hoping for by any means but if there was ever a time for him to pop off, it is going to be in Week 6 against Carolina. They allowed for 121 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 and 129 yards in Week 3.
Montgomery definitely gets the touches he needs in order to make something happen so fantasy owners should definitely keep an eye out for him.
The first receiver position is taken by Julio Jones. This should be a given as he has a great matchup in Week 6 against a depleted Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks 28 against opposing wide receivers.
Jones has also not had the season he was hoping for but the Vikings defense has let up too many yards to not take a chance here. They are coming off of an embarrassing Week 5 performance where they allowed DK Metcalf to put up 93 yards and two touchdowns on just six receptions.
This should be the turning point when deciding to start Julio or not.
Adam Thielen takes the second receiver slot as he has had a spectacular season thus far. He has had 80+ yards in his past two games and has put up 22+ fantasy points in both outings also.
His matchup this week comes against the Atlanta Falcons who have been terrible against the passing game as they rank 25 in the NFL. Thielen is clearly the top option in Minnesota and with Dalvin Cook sitting out this week, they could be in line to more of a pass-first offense this week and take advantage of the Falcons.
The finals receiver slot is filled out by the Lions WR1, Kenny Golladay. Golladay will suit up for just his third game of the season this year as he was dealing with an injury to start the season.
He has played very well as he has reeled in 55+ yards and a touchdown in each of his two games. He is clearly Matt Stafford’s go-to guy and also has an alright matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars who are 20 against opposing receivers on legal betting sites.
Golladay is expected to have another impressive outing in Week 6 as he continues to be a keystone player for this Lions offense.
Jonnu Smith should be the top option taken at tight end this week as he has been consistently impressive during his breakout season.
He has had five or more targets in every game this season and has put up 40+ yards as well. He also has five touchdowns on the year which includes the two TD game that he is coming off of in Week 5 against a strong Buffalo defense.
If he can put up two touchdowns against Buffalo, he could be in store for an even bigger game this week against the 15 ranked Texans defense.
The stars are aligning for Alexander Mattison to have a game for the ages in Week 6 as he will serve as the RB with Dalvin Cook out as mentioned before. He also has a great matchup here against the Atlanta Falcons who rank way down at the bottom against opposing running backs at 24.
Mattison is carrying some major momentum coming into the week as he rushed for 112 yards last week. As long as the momentum is there, Mattison should pay off as the flex option.
This might seem to be a risky pickup here but, the Miami Dolphins defense looked very impressive last week against the San Francisco 49ers, whose offense was close to full health.
They allowed 17 points, had five sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery in Week 5. Looking to their Week 6 matchup with the New York Jets, they should be taking full advantage of a Jets team that just cut Le’Veon Bell.
To make matters even worse for the Jets, Sam Darnold won’t even be starting as he is still dealing with a shoulder injury which leaves Joe Flacco to start under center.
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