Six Best Contrarian Week 6 NFL DFS Picks
It's time for FanDuel Week 6 NFL DFS contrarian picks from Jake Ciely (@allinkid) of RotoExperts.com
FanDuel Week 6 Lineup Sleepers
Eli Manning $7,700 – If you read the sleeper section, you know why I'm on Manning for this week. On FanDuel, Manning is $100 less that Tyrod Taylor, who looks to be a popular, high-upside pick this week against the 49ers. If you drop down $100, you land on Marcus Mariota. Manning's ownership should be very low given his struggles, which puts you in an advantageous spot if he can post one of his 300-yard/3-TD games. He may stink right now, but potential return smells too good.
Mark Ingram $6,700 – Ingram finally found the end zone in Week 3, and he scored again in Week 4. The best part is that one of those happened to be his first career receiving touchdown. Ask anyone what he thinks of with Ingram, and John Kuhn will likely be the first thing mentioned. Kuhn isn't going to steal all of the touchdowns every week, and even with those vultured touchdowns, Ingram still gave 3x value in both games before the Saints bye.
Giovani Bernard $5,700 – Bernard got the start last week but disappointed a bit. While he likely won't finish with 100 receiving yards as he did in Week 2, a less than 100 percent Jeremy Hill and pass-heavy attack give Bernard a high ceiling. The Patriots have allowed the ninth most receiving yards to running backs, and as mentioned, the Bengals will be in passing mode often given the game script.
Brandin Cooks $7,500 – It's funny to see people so high on a quarterback some weeks, yet not rate his receivers high enough for the numbers to sync. Cooks is sandwiched between Doug Baldwin and Julian Edelman with Edelman $300 less. In fact, Amari Cooper is $400 less as well, but Cooks has a tremendous ceiling with the Saints at home, off a bye and the Panthers defense lacking this year. Cooks can easily get behind the defense for a nice 50-yard score, and that alone would have him nearing 2x value already.
Allen Hurns $6,200 – Hurns finally scored before the Jaguars bye, but he still hasn't had a huge game. Hurns posted five games with over 100 yards last year, and each time Hurns scored at least once. In fact, Hurns averaged 21.7 points in those five games, which would be Fantasy gold. The way the Bears are playing, the game points to a high-scoring affair, which means Blake Bortles will have to post one of his better games if the Jaguars want to win. Hurns also has several questionable and "out" players around him, which often has owners completely overlooking someone like him.
Dennis Pitta $5,400 – All year, the Giants have struggled with defending the middle of the field. Whether it's slot receivers or tight ends, someone works them over, and sometimes it's both. That's why Pitta is a great play, even though I'm also on Kamar Aiken. Pitta has just one double-digit performance, but he hasn't found the end zone yet, and scoring once would produce value return on its own. Pitta is down with many of the less-appealing options, which means some owners might not even make it down to him and notice.
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