Here we are, Week 6. As COVID-19 continues to rear its ugly head and cause chaos throughout the league, the 2020 season has progressed relatively well. With some big names banged up heading into the weekend, keep your eyes open for those sneaky value plays as they can make the difference between a winning or a losing lineup.
As far as injuries are concerned, the names worth monitoring include Dalvin Cook, Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Baker Mayfield, D.J. Chark, A.J. Brown, Julian Edelman, Darius Slayton, Noah Fant, Diontae Johnson, Jarvis Landry, Russell Gage, Leonard Fournette, Hayden Hurst, A.J. Green, and Rob Gronkowski. Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb, of course, will not play on Sunday. Lastly, after a Falcons' player and coach tested positive for the virus, the matchup with Minnesota may end up getting rescheduled. As of this writing, it is still on; however, as we have learned over recent weeks, that can change very quickly.
In this article, I will be providing you with my Week 6 daily fantasy football lineup picks on FanDuel. These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel. Be sure to also check out our weekly DraftKings DFS lineup picks and lots of other great NFL DFS articles and NFL DFS tools to help you win big! Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @DennisMClausen. Good luck, RotoBallers.
FanDuel Quarterbacks - Week 6 Picks
Gardner Minshew II, QB - vs. DET ($7,200)
Minshew wasn't in the best of spirits after Jacksonville dropped its most recent contest to the Houston Texans, marking the team's fourth loss in a row. While the second-year signal-caller hasn't played horribly throughout the first five weeks of the 2020 campaign, he will need to step it up a notch if he hopes to turn the Jaguars' miserable season around. Lucky for him, he will square off against the Lions in Week 6, with Detroit allowing 31.8 points per outing, which is good for fourth-worst on the year. Minshew has been an adequate DFS asset as well, logging at least 19.84 fantasy points in four of his five games this season.
Kirk Cousins, QB - vs. ATL ($7,100)
Cousins, who has historically been one of the league's most accurate quarterbacks from year-to-year, has struggled during the unforgiving 2020 season. In the first three weeks, the veteran threw six interceptions, tying his total from last year in only a quarter of the time it took for him to hit that mark in 2019. Though he has a long way to go before being a consistently capable DFS option, the Vikings will play the Falcons on Sunday, with Atlanta allowing some less-than-impressive numbers on the defensive end. Dalvin Cook may not be in the lineup, but luckily, Alexander Mattison should be able to fill the void with no trouble at all and keep the pressure off Cousins by making some noise out of the backfield.
FanDuel Running Backs - Week 6 Picks
Alexander Mattison, RB - vs. ATL ($7,000)
After Dalvin Cook, one of this year's most productive fantasy backs sustained an adductor injury during the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, Mattison came in for relief. As usual, the 22-year-old delivered, finishing with 112 yards off of 20 carries to go along with three grabs for 24 yards. While Cook hasn't been officially ruled out for the Week 6 meeting with the Atlanta Falcons, things aren't looking promising regarding his availability, which should open the door for Mattison to get his fair share of touches. It is reasonable to expect big things from the former Boise State Bronco; however, he will likely be a popular addition to DFS lineups, making him less desirable in tournament play for those looking to play the contrarian role.
James Robinson, RB - vs. DET ($6,500)
When the Jaguars released Leonard Fournette during the offseason, speculation swirled as to who would serve as the team's workhorse moving forward, primarily after Ryquell Armstead was diagnosed with the Coronavirus on multiple occasions (along with a groin injury) and Devine Ozigbo hindered by a bum hamstring. Robinson, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in April, emerged and has since racked up 333 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in addition to 19 catches for 183 yards. Although he didn't look the best against the Texans, he has a strong chance to get it together against a Lions Defense that has allowed just over 170 yards per game to opposing rushers.
FanDuel Wide Receivers - Week 6 Picks
Adam Thielen, WR - vs. ATL ($7,400)
After Stefon Diggs was dealt to Buffalo during the offseason, some became concerned that Thielen would be less productive, primarily since opposing defenses would be paying even more attention to him as the undisputed No. 1 wideout for the team. That hasn't been the case, nonetheless, as he has scored in all but one game during his first five games of the year. With the Falcons having arguably the worst defense in the league, the sky is the limit for Thielen heading into the weekend.
Allen Robinson, WR - @ CAR ($7,000)
Despite getting off to an impressive start, Bears head coach Matt Nagy still isn't satisfied, especially with the offense underperforming, at least according to his standards. Robinson, who got off to a rough inception of the season, has since turned things around by grabbing 27 of his 39 targets throughout the last three games while also finding the end zone twice during that span. With the veteran looking to keep Chicago in the win column--along with a new contract, he may have more incentive to produce against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Robby Anderson, WR - vs. CHI ($6,500)
Anderson has upped his game from last season. He has racked up a minimum of eight targets in all but one game thus far and appears to have dethroned D.J. Moore as the No. 1 wideout for the Panthers. Currently, the former Temple Owl is ranked seventh in targets (47), fourth in receptions (36), and fourth in yards (490). He continues to mesh well with Teddy Bridgewater, and despite the relatively challenging matchup, he still has a higher ceiling than most, especially with a rostering cost that is well below where it should be considering how well he has played throughout the first five weeks.
FanDuel Tight Ends - Week 6 Picks
Jonnu Smith, TE - @ PHI ($5,800)
Due to a quad injury, Smith practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday. Nonetheless, he could be good to go in Week 6 against the visiting Texans. Although Houston has fared well against players at the tight end position, the four-year pro may see an uptick in looks from Ryan Tannehill, resulting from the absence of Corey Davis, who has been sidelined while battling, you guessed it, COVID-19.