NFL Week 6: DFS Wide Receiver Cheat Sheet

NFL Week 6- DFS Wide Receiver Cheat Sheet

NFL Week 5 Ownership Breakdown

  • Davante Adams was the top-owned receiver. In H2H contests, he was included in 51% of all lineups
  • Antonio Brown ranked 3rd in tournament lineup ownership, 15%.
  • Among the top 25 owned receivers, Ceedee Lamb had the lowest Point/Percentage Owned ratio (.79).
  • Chris Conley was the breakout pefromer of the week being owned in just .04 of tournament lineups (16.4 points).

Tyreek Hill (Fanduel $8700)

In the NFL Week 6 main slate of games, Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreke Hill is the most expensive option on the board. Last week, despite not having a catch of over 20 yards, Hill put up 63 yards on 7 catches.

For Tyreek Hill owners, nearly all of his fantasy value has come in just two games. His best performance of the season came in week four vs Philadelphia where he had 186 yards and three touchdowns.

Despite the early season inconsistency, Hill is averaging 23 fantasy points per game. If he maintains this pace, it would be the best mark of his career.

For contestants afraid of being burned by taking Tyreek Hill, it is comforting to know that he is still arguably the biggest weapon in the Chief’s offense. Through five games, the receiver ranks 6th in the NFL in target share (31%), 4th in air yards (621), and 3rd in deep targets (10).

Knowing that Hill is going to get plenty of chances each week, the decision on whether to roster him comes down to his matchup. Through five games. the Washington Football Team secondary is ranked 10th in fantasy points allowed to number one receivers.

Washington cornerback William Jackson figures to spend most of his time guarding Hill. On the season, Jackson has held up well only allowing 39 yards per game. He also leads the NFL in pass break-ups (6).

This week, I will be looking elsewhere to fill out my wide receiver unit. At $8700, Hill will be eating up too much of my DFS capital for a receiver that hasn’t consistently been able to find the end zone.

Pass TypeCompleteTargetsCompletion PercentageYards
DEEP RIGHT350.600000135
DEEP LEFT460.666667127
SHORT LEFT10110.909091113
SHORT RIGHT13170.76470681
SHORT MIDDLE790.77777861
Tyreke Hill Receiving Target Breakdown

Brandin Cooks (Fanduel $6500)

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks is my sleeper pick of the week at the position. On the season, Cooks is averaging 15.3 fantasy points per game, 21st in the NFL.

When identifying DFS value plays, it always comes down to finding players who are both vital to their team’s game plan and have a good matchup. This week, Brandin Cooks is that man.

Through five weeks, the Texans receiver has been the favorite target of Davis Mills. Cook’s target share of 33.6% is 3rd in the NFL. This attention from his quarterback has produced 392 yards through the air.

From a fantasy perspective, the only knock on Cooks is that he has just one touchdown. This isn’t surprising as points have been tough to come by for the Texans, who are averaging just 17 points per game. But, a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts might be the antidote for the team’s scoring woes.

On the season, the Colts defense is giving up the 7th most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. More specifically, against number one wideouts, Indianapolis is allowing 15 points per game.

In the game, Brandin Cooks should see plenty of snaps against cornerback Isiah Rodgers. In his past two games, Rodgers has given up 100 and 73 yards, respectively.

Even if Davis Mills and his favorite wideout are unable to connect in the endzone, I see Cooks having a floor of 80 yards receiving. At $6500, Brandin Cooks provides enough safety and consistency to be in my lineups.

Pass TypeCompleteTargetsCompletion PercentageYards
SHORT RIGHT11111.00000086
SHORT LEFT6100.60000051
DEEP RIGHT130.33333330
SHORT MIDDLE230.66666727
Brandin Cooks Receiving Target Breakdown

Darnell Mooney ($5600) Or Allen Robinson (Fanduel $5900)

If your goal is to save DFS salary capital or build an under-the-radar tournament lineup, I recommend targeting either Darnell Mooney or Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears.

At first glance, this looks like the ultimate contrarian play as both Robinson, Mooney, and quarterback Justin Fields have injury concerns. However, I believe this group has real fantasy potential in tournament contests. The key being to keep an eye on the gameday injury report.

For good reason, most DFS contestants immediately disregard Chicago’s receivers. Quarterback issues and inept game planning aren’t ingredients in a DFS production recipe.

Through five games, the Chicago Bears are ranked 31st in pass plays per game. In those passing attempts, Darnell Mooney leads the team with a target share of 25.8%, 14th in the NFL. Allen Robinson is right behind his teammate, receiving 24% of the Bears targets.

In terms of fantasy production, Mooney has a slight advantage, averaging 9.4 points per game compared to Robinson’s 8.2. Although these numbers don’t jump off the chart, depending on health, this week I can see either receiver having their best game of the season.

The Green Bay Packer’s secondary is in complete shambles. Top cornerback Jaire Alexander is on injured reserve, and for better or worse, Kevin King is also likely to miss this week’s game.

These injuries have severely widdled down the cornerback unit. In his past two games, rookie Erick Stokes has given up 66 and 82 yards, respectively. To make matters worse, for much of the season the Packers have struggled to generate much of a pass rush.

With Justin Fields dealing with a leg injury, he should be able to pick apart the Green Bay defense from within the pocket.

In this matchup, I will be waiting until game time. Even if both players are active, I will be leaning towards Darnell Mooney. If Allen Robinson is unable to play. Mooney becomes a lock in my DFS tournament lineup.

Pass TypeCompleteTargetsCompletion PercentageYards
DEEP MIDDLE111.00000064
DEEP LEFT230.66666742
SHORT RIGHT470.57142939
DEEP RIGHT111.00000032
SHORT MIDDLE230.66666720
Darnell Mooney Receiving Target Breakdown