Welcome to the latest edition of Studs and Duds, as we look at which players you should target and which players you should avoid when playing DFS at DraftKings for Week 6 of the NFL regular season.
Looking at the salaries over at DraftKings, we’re listing the best value plays for each position as you field your team and hopefully win some money.
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Tom Brady (New England Patriots) $8100
The New England Patriots and Tom Brady are vindictive. They love to run up the score and put points on the board every week but especially when facing an opponent they want to stick it to. The Indianapolis Colts were the team to snitch on the Patriots deflating balls causing the big offseason scandal and rumors were the Colts owner was one of the voices in Roger Goodell’s ear trying to get Brady suspended. All these motives give reason to believe Brady will have another 25+ fantasy point performance. Factor in how he always decimates the Colts and this is one of the rare times a top QB’s high price is worth it.
Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos) $6600
Peyton Manning’s fantasy football value is at an all time low as the legendary quarterback has failed to deliver in the last two weeks with a total of one touchdown and four interceptions. While you can’t feel completely confident with Manning, he can give you a great value this week. The Cleveland Browns defense have been getting hammered by the passing game all season and Manning has given us two 20+ fantasy point games in between his three stinkers. It’s not like he can’t have a good game anymore, he’s just inconsistent. This is the right week to take the risk on Peyton Manning.
Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals) $5700
Is Andy Dalton an elite fantasy quarterback? That’s the question we’re all pondering after he put 31 DraftKings points vs. the Seattle Seahawks defense. Dalton is averaging more fantasy points per game than Aaron Rodgers this season. Think about that for a second. The matchup against the Buffalo Bills isn’t scary and Dalton is still going extremely cheap for the body of work he is putting out.