Fox Sports: NFL Week 6 Best Buys
NEW Orleans’ Drew Brees and his merry men of receivers are set to expose Carolina’s secondary, headlining Week 6’s Draftstars Best Buys, as Laurie Horesh explains.
The challenge is fitting everyone in, with the Saints and Chiefs figuring prominently on the DFS Landscape — Week 6 Best Buys.
Fox Fantasy analyst Phil Prior sits down with in-house NFL guru Laurie Horesh, breaking down the Week 6 match-ups, best plays and stay-aways.
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Drew Brees, NO ($14,700)
As the season’s shown, things change on the NFL landscape more than they stay the same. But one constant is the Drew Brees fantasy providore. Facing the ghost of Carolina’s pass defence, for just a shadow of the usual price, put your faith in the Saint.
Russell Wilson, SEA ($14,850)
The Seattle signal-caller may not be 100%, but against a suspect Atlanta defence in front of a raucous home crowd, the value is too good to ignore, as Wilson looks to make a statement against the undefeated Falcons.
Todd Gurley, LA ($11,700)
Season-long owners of the second-year Ram may be feeling the pain of a sophomore slump, but the beauty of daily fantasy is you get to buck the trend and give Gurley a whirl against Detroit, who sit in the bottom five when stopping the run.
Jordan Howard, CHI ($11,950)
What makes the breakout Bear so tantalising, other than a meeting with the underperforming Jags front, is the five targets he’s seeing through the air in each of his past two games. In Draftstars’ PPR format, that three-down production is a recipe for success.
Jeremy Maclin, KC (12,500)
After a week off the schedule opens up like a flowering blossom in Spring-time for the Chiefs, who’ll need to push the tempo to keep pace with Oakland’s high-powered offence. Thankfully, it’s still the Raider’s low-functioning defence on the other side of the ball.
Michael Thomas, NO ($7,800)
20 targets in the two weeks leading into the bye spells an upward rise for the thrifty rookie. Boasting versatile route-running and red-zone friendly size, Thomas links with Brees as the stack of the week.
Tyler Lockett, SEA ($8,600)
Time to take a leap of faith with an against-the-grain flyer in the post-hype Seahawks receiver. A knee injury slowed Lockett’s preseason momentum to a grinding halt, but with time to rest the drumbeat is rumbling for a larger role in the offence, as well as giving you a home-run threat in the return game.
Jimmy Graham, SEA ($11,400)
While we’re on rejuvenated Seahawks, Graham has proven his scheme and injury woes are a thing of the past, once again a 6’7” contested catch nightmare with the ‘dirty birds’ next on the menu.
C.J Uzomah, CIN ($5,000)
If you’re a little tighter at the tight end slot, Uzomah provides five grabs a week at around 10 yards a piece … and all for a modest charge. With the Patriots scheming to neutralise A.J Green, there will be room to move for the Bengals’ stand-in starter as Andy Dalton is forced to keep up with Brady and Co.
Despite the weapons cache, the Giants haven’t clicked so far this season. Baltimore, on the other hand, has been one of the surprise revivals of 2016. Eli Manning has shown he will give the defence a chance, and the Ravens are flying swift enough to swoop.
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