DraftKings NFL Week 6 Optimal Lineup for Millionaire Maker

DraftKings NFL Week 6 Optimal Lineup for Millionaire Maker

Our expert picks for the NFL Week 6 main slate on DraftKings

DraftKings NFL Week 6 Picks

A breakdown of our optimal lineup strategy heading into the NFL Week 6 Millionaire Maker.

Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have the highest implied team total for the week 6 DraftKings Millionaire Maker. This marks the fourth time in six weeks that Vegas has given KC the highest team total, they have hit their number in three of those four games.

We are hearing a ton of griping about how top-heavy the NFL is, but I think it is really just a case of the bad teams being really bad, and some good teams benefiting from extremely uneven scheduling.

Everybody was ready to crown the Cowboys in the NFC after they played the Giants, Redskins, and Dolphins. Now they look like just another good team, playing in a bad conference. The Cowboys looked rough in back-to-back weeks, but are clearly still the class of the NFC East, simply because Philly’s secondary is a dumpster fire.

The AFC overall is a disaster. The East, West, and North each have only one team that looks playoff-worthy. As a result, it looks like the Patriots will only have 3-4 games against playoff teams.

The race to the bottom is on, and for a bunch of these teams it will take the combination of Tua, Lincoln Riley, and a small miracle to save their franchise. The result has had a massive impact on daily fantasy.

Bad teams getting crushed results in massive fantasy upside, and last week was the highest-scoring week that I can remember in over 5 years of covering DFS. The winning Millionaire Maker lineup (below) put up a ridiculous 331 fantasy points.

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Kansas CityHouston30
DallasNY Jets30

You will note the week 5 Millionaire Maker winner had only one player under 4x value, and benefited from going cheap at QB. While we mentioned Teddy as an option in week 5, we thought Chase Daniel had more upside against the Raiders. Wrong. We will do better with our NFL week 6 DraftKings picks.

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DraftKings NFL Week 6 QB’s

Kyler Murray

QB | Arizona Cardinals | DraftKings Salary: $6,500
Kliff Kingsbury turning the dial on the number of designed QB runs is probably bad for Murray’s (5’10” 190lbs) long term health, but great for his short term fantasy value. Given Murray’s passing splits have been cosiderably better at home, if the rushing production holds for week 6, I think he is a lock to reach value against this struggling Atlanta defense.

Obviously Atlanta’s 31st rated pass defense makes this matchup intriguing, but I think it is their lack of a run game that really sells Murray as a lock for me. Atlanta has not been able to establish the run all season, which should alleviate the time-of-possession woes that have plagued the Cardinals and hampered Murray’s fantasy upside.

Kirk Cousins

QB | Philadelphia Eagles | DraftKings Salary: $5,200
Feels like a Kirky week. Minshew is in play at $5,000 on DraftKings as well, but I’m all in on Cousins in what has turned into an absolute smash matchup.

I know you guys love targeting funnel defenses… we all do. Well, allowing fewer than 65 rushing YPG and over 270 passing YPG, there is no better funnel D to target right now than the Eagles.

Philly was a favorable QB matchup with their starting DB’s. Now both guys are out, neither team is going to be able to run as effectively as they have, Cousins looked solid last week, and Stefon Diggs is going to be feeling pretty, pretty, pretty good Sunday.

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Also worth a look in your week 5 DraftKings lineups: Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Gardner Minshew

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DraftKings NFL Week 6 RB’s

Alvin Kamara

RB | New Orleans Saints | DraftKings Salary: $8,000
The line ‘Alvin Kamara is the best football player ever’ has come out of my mouth enough times that I get about 50 messages on a week like last week, where he put up 100+ yards against a Bucs defense that leads the NFL in YPC.

This guy has persevered through the Brees injury, and arguably the roughest RB schedule to open the season: Rams, Seahawks, Cowboys, Bucs. He is still RB3 and set up to absolutely crush the Jags this week. For all you Jags D truthers out there, here is a newsflash: they suck. They are dead last in the NFL in YPC allowed (5.5), and have given up 137 rushing YPG and 6 rushing TD’s already this season. Kamara is my top overall RB in this slate and has 40+ point upside.

Kenyan Drake

RB | Miami Dolphins | DraftKings Salary: $4,400
It is always tempting to target bad players on bad offenses, simply because they are playing another bad team. The amount of love Adrian Peterson is getting this week is crazy. His situation is no better than Drake’s, in fact it’s arguably worse with an in-week coaching change, and he has zero explosiveness and zero role in the passing game.

Constantly trailing, and facing the Charger, Cowboys, Patriots, and Ravens, the schedule has done Drake no favors this season. This is his week to possibly get some volume in a favorable matchup. Washington is allowing 145 rushing YPG, on 4.7 YPC, and has allowed 6 runs of 20+ yards. This is the first Dolphin player to make a lineup article this season, hopefully, it isn’t a massive mistake.

Also worth a look in your week 5 DraftKings lineups: Mark Ingram, Chris Carson, Devonta Freeman

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DraftKings NFL Week 6 WR’s

Tyreek Hill

WR | Kansas City Chiefs | DraftKings Salary: $6,800
Hill is trending towards being active this week, but we are assuming he will be on some sort of snap count. How many snaps will Hill need on a Chiefs offense that can’t run the ball and will likely be without Watkins? Probably three.

Hill is particularly intriguing against this Houston secondary which has looked like the slowest in the league this season, and has been regularly shredded. Through 5 weeks the Texans have allowed the 9th most fantasy PPG to opposing WR’s. We all know how high Hill’s ceiling is, arguably the highest in the slate, and I think he’s worth a shot in this week’s Millionaire Maker.

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Odell Beckham Jr

WR | Cleveland Browns | DraftKings Salary: $6,900
OBJ has had a miserable start to his 2019 season. After exploding against the Jets in week 2 for 31.1 DraftKings points, Beckham has put up 21.6 points in the last three weeks combined.

I think this is the week that he and Baker get back on track. The Seattle secondary has been extremely beatable this season, and Tre Flowers has been particularly bad. Flowers has given up 21 completions for 282 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 30 targets this season. Based off of presnap alignment, Beckham should be matched up with Flowers on over half of his snaps this week.

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Stefon Diggs

WR | Minnesota Vikings | DraftKings Salary: $5,900
If you are looking for a secondary/matchup to target this week, it has to be Philly. Just take a look at the numbers the Eagles corners are responsible for this season:

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On top of the poor play, Darby, Maddox, and and Jones all look like they will be out this week. This may be the worst starting secondary to take the field in week 6.

Aside from week 4, Diggs 2019 season has been a fantasy disaster. I don’t think he is going to be reliable moving forward, but clearly his explosiveness is going to give Philly fits in week 6.

Trey Quinn

WR | Washington Redskins | DraftKings Salary: $3,700
I know, gross. Quinn does not fit our model for DraftKings Millionaire Maker targets. He has little upside, little big play ability, and only 3 red zone targets (one touchdown) on the season. Total matchup play here. If you need a cheap option at WR or Flex this week, Quinn is in a historically good spot. Again we point out the coverage numbers, this is what the Dolphins slot corners have given up in 2019…. historically bad:

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Also worth a look in your week 5 DraftKings lineups:
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DraftKings NFL Week 6 TE’s

Will Dissly

TE | Seattle Seahawks | DraftKings Salary: $4,900
There really is not a great option at tight end this week. While we do like Dissly and Hooper, their ownership % is going to be too high to really provide any value in GPP contests.

That being said, it’s hard to imagine any situation where you hit value here if you go with one of the guys at the top of the slate. You are throwing a dart and hoping for a touchdown if you take a shot with a guy like Noah Fant under $3,000.

We love targeting tight ends against this Browns secondary. They have serious talent issues at both linebacker and safety. While they haven’t played the toughest TE schedule to date, the Browns are the 5th best TE matchup right now.

Dissly has reached value in 3 out of his last 4 games, with a floor of 12.8 DraftKings points over that stretch.

Also worth a look in your week 5 DraftKings lineups: Austin Hooper, Geoff Swaim, Noah Fant