We have made it to Week 6 of the NFL season, and for now, all 11 games on the main slate are still on track to play this week. There has been a covid scare with the Falcons, so keep an eye on the Falcons and Vikings game, which would take a couple of major plays off the board if it is canceled or postponed.
When looking at the Week 6 slate, there is a lot of value; if you have any questions, do not hesitate to chat it up with me on Twitter @bdentrek. The quarterback position is pretty straightforward if not paying for the top options (and you don't need to this week), which is always nice. There are a few cheaper running back options that are in play for cash, but at this time, as we wait for more news, the wide receiver "cheap" plays are not as obvious as usual. The tight end position has been extremely top-heavy, so pay up in cash for a Jonnu Smith or Mark Andrews, or go down to the value discussed below. This week's cash lineups can be pretty balanced, which will start Sunday with a solid floor and some upside.
This article will take a look at some of the value plays for each week of the NFL. However, when you look at value plays for GPP, you are swinging for the fences somewhat. Here I will be focusing on cash games and the necessity for slightly more safety as you are just looking to finish in the top half or so of the competition. Therefore, we are looking for cheaper players who should see a decent workload, pass attempts, targets, or carriers. Let's take a look at the cash value plays for Week 6 of the 2020 NFL season.Editor's Note: Love the strategy of season-long fantasy sports? Live for the short term gratification of DFS? Try Weekly Fantasy Sports on OwnersBox - a new weekly DFS platform. Sign up today for a FREE $50 Deposit Match. Sign Up Now!
Week 6 Quarterback Cash Game Value Plays
Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA vs NYJ | DK: $5,900, FD: $7,400
Just another week of cash game values and another week to play FitzmagiThis season, he has been a beacon scoring 25+ DK points 23 or more FD points in four straight games. It goes back even deeper than that for Fitzpatrick, who has been a top-12 scorer in 11 of his last 16 starts for the Dolphins. This week he gets the privilege of facing the Jets at home in Miami. The Jets currently rank 19 in the NFL versus the quarterback over 20 points per game. Fitzpatrick should be one of the top targets at quarterback this week when playing cash games.
Ryan Tannehill, TEN vs HOU | DK: $5,900, FD: $7,300
Tannehill is coming off a solid Tuesday night performance versus the Bills. He heads into Sunday's matchup with the division-rival Texans ready to continue crushing. He has scored at least 16 points in each game this season but has played much better at home as a Titans member. Over his last five home games, he is averaging nearly 28 fantasy points per game, and in his career versus Houston, he is averaging over 21 fantasy points per game. The Texans have played well versus the pass this season, but like most teams facing the Titans, they will likely be more focused on Derrick Henry and the running game. That will open things open for Tannehill in a close game where they have an implied team total of 28.5. It is that simple in cash this week at the quarterback position, play either Fitzmagic or Tannehill.
Week 6 Running Back Cash Game Value Plays
David Montgomery, CHI at CAR | DK: $5,800, FD: $5,900
This week it will not get much better when it comes to matchups for Montgomery than facing the Panthers. The Panthers are last in the NFL versus the run allowing over 35 fantasy points per game to the running back position. The Panthers Defense is allowing 112 rushing yards per game and over eight receptions per game. That fits right into Montgomery's wheelhouse as he has had at least 10 carries in every game this season and has had at least six targets in the last two games. The workload will be there for Montgomery as three-point underdogs, and you just can't beat the matchup for your cash lineups this Sunday.
Myles Gaskin, MIA vs NYJ | DK: $5,400 FD: $5,700
Gaskin heads into Sunday's matchup versus the Jets coming off his best game as a professional versus the 49ers. He now has touched the ball 20+ times in two of the last three games, and the game he did not, he still had 13 touches. He has actually had at least 13 touches in all five games this season. That is quite a consistent workload, a workload we look for in cash. He has a matchup versus the Jets where the Dolphins are 9.5 point favorites with a 28.5 point implied team total, meaning he should have plenty of chances to make his presence known. The Jets Defense should help as well, as they are ranked 27 versus running backs this season, allowing 110+ rushing yards per game, six receptions a game, and 30+ fantasy points per game to running backs. Gaskin is a strong play in his own right and is a great pivot off a popular Montgomery in tournaments.
Devonta Freeman, NYG vs WAS | DK: $4,900, FD: $5,600
We were on Freeman as a nice value last week, and there is no reason to look in his direction again this week. Last week we saw the second week where Freeman was the lead back for the Giants as he had 17 carries and caught two passes on three targets, putting up 16+ fantasy points. He now heads into a matchup versus a Washington Football Team that is middle of the pack versus running backs this season. They allow over 103 rushing yards, four receptions, and over 23 fantasy points per week to the running back position. The Giants are 2.5 point home favorites this week, and with a close game in the works, Freeman could see another 15+ carry day and potentially 20+ touches.
Week 6 Wide Receiver Cash Game Value Plays
Terry McLaurin, WAS at NYG | DK: $5,700, FD: $6,900
Volume, volume, volume that is what McLaurin brings to the table for your cash game lineups. He brings the kind of volume that should be into the $6K range on DK but is priced a little more appropriately on FD. According to McLaurin's standards, he had a down week, but a lot can be blamed on his quarterback situation as Alex Smith looked very off. He had good chemistry with Kyle Allen before he left with an injury, but he has been practicing this week and will start on Sunday. That's great news for McLaurin, who has been targeted at least seven times in each game this season and goes up against a Giants Defense ranked 21 versus wide receivers this season. Look for McLaurin to return to form, put up a double-digit fantasy week, and bring a strong floor to your cash lineup.
Jamison Crowder, NYJ at MIA | DK: $6,100, FD: $6,600
There are not many that bring more consistent volume every week than McLaurin, but Crowder just may. He has had at least 10 targets in all three games he has played this season, with at least eight catches and 20+ points in each game. He is the main receiving weapon, mainly the only receiving weapon in the Jets offense. He faces a Miami Defense ranked 18 in the NFL versus the pass, and in a game where they are 9.5 point underdogs, Crowder should expect plenty of volumes yet again on his way to another double-digit fantasy point game.
Kenny Golladay, DET at JAX | DK: $6,200, FD: $7,200
Golladay missed the first few weeks of the season, but he has been the wide receiving stud we all expected since he returned. He has been targeted at least seven times in each game and has scored at least 15 fantasy points in each game. That is some serious cash game stability. This week he gets a nice matchup versus the Jaguars Defense, ranked 20 versus wide receivers this season. The Lions are 3.5 point favorites this week and have a massive 29 point implied team total. Expect Golladay to be a factor in that team total and, in doing so, make for a great cash game value.
Week 6 Tight End Cash Game Value Plays
Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs ATL | DK: $2,500, FD: $4,300
Going into the season, many analysts were preaching the value of Smith in drafts. Well, it took a couple of weeks, but Irv had a big game on Sunday, bringing in four of his five targets for 64 yards. Those are great numbers for a min-priced tight end. This week he gets one of the best matchups we can ask for when it comes to tight ends. He will be facing the Falcons Defense that is ranked 31 versus the tight end position in 2020. They allow nearly seven catches per game, 1.4 touchdowns per game, and over 18 fantasy points per game to the tight end position. Smith will free up a ton of cash this week and brings some really nice upside to your lineups at the same time.