If you’re a daily fantasy player, before each game I will look at three/four players from the New Orleans Saints and their opponent’s rosters that I would target in daily fantasy (based off their value and potential results). Unfortunately, the Saints are on a bye week this week, but daily fantasy knows no such thing as “bye.” So we’ll continue, but expand out look into the rest of the NFC South.
Obviously, Saints QB Drew Brees is a safe QB for daily fantasy leagues, but spending your money on a top-tier starting QB leaves you scraping the barrel to fill out the rest of your roster.
So here are two Panthers, one Falcon and one Buccaneers that provide the most bang for your buck. (Values from Fanduel.)
QB Jameis Winston (TB) - $7,400
Famous Jameis might be one of the best daily fantasy plays in the entirety of Week 6. At $1,100 cheaper than the most expensive QB available (and the 11th most expensive QB), he is an incredible value play going against one of the worst defenses in the NFL - the Atlanta Falcons.
RB Christian McCaffrey (CAR) - $8,500
McCaffrey is also $1,100 cheaper than the most expensive player at his position this week. In daily fantasy leagues that include full or half-point PPR, McCaffrey is a great play against a Washington Redskins defense that is likely to be still reeling after an embarrassing performance against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
WR Calvin Ridley (ATL) - $6,700
Ridley is an even better value play this week, coming a whopping $2,400 cheaper than the most expensive WR available in daily fantasy. As Julio Jones continues to struggle finding the end zone, Ridley has been one of the beneficiaries. We saw against the New Orleans Saints that Ridley can score (scoring twice, in fact), so he’s a high-ceiling play for Week 6.
DST Panthers (@ Redskins) - $3,900
This play is actually a bit of a reach, as the Panthers are one of the cheapest DSTs available this week. But like the Saints last week, the Panthers have a stout defensive line that can give the Redskins rushing game fits all game. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson are both still banged up, so the Panthers could find themselves with similar success as the Saints on Sunday.
My full daily fantasy lineup this week:
QB: Jameis Winston (TB) - $7,400
RB: Christian McCaffrey (CAR) - $8,400
RB: Marshawn Lynch (OAK) - $6,500
WR: Calvin Ridley (ATL) - $6,700
WR: Jarvis Landry (CLE) - $6,900
WR: Doug Baldwin (SEA) - $6,200
TE: Jared Cook (OAK) - $6,400
FLEX: Robert Woods (LAR) - $7,300
DST: Panthers (@ Redskins) - $3,900