By Scott Simpson
Welcome to NFL Week 6! Each week Nimble GPP will bring you the plays to get you paid for DraftKings GPP. Excited to share all my “Nimble GPP” content with you all this year. Each week I will help you build GPP lineups by providing you the building blocks at each skill position by identifying “High Priced”, “Mid-Range”, and “Value” plays. The play represents the player that I predict for the most upside at their price range. Mix and match the players you are high on and build your optimal lineup.
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High Priced – Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs – $8,300
Patrick Mahomes is the highest-priced quarterback on the DraftKings Main Slate and for good reason. According to RuntheSims.com, he has the highest Week 6 ceiling at close to 40 points. The Washington Football Team defense ranks 31st in points allowed to quarterbacks, giving up close to 28 points per game. The Washington Football Team is going to get obliterated in this matchup. My only concern will be the rostership percentages if you choose to stack the Chiefs. Your GPP builds will need to avoid most of the other chalk on the board so you’re differentiated.
Mid-Range – Quarterback
Matthew Stafford, LA Rams – $6,700
Matthew Stafford passed for 365 last week, despite injuring his finger in the game. This week Stafford faces the New York Giants, who rank 26th against the quarterback position, giving up 21.52 points per game. The Giants just got blown out by the Dallas Cowboys, giving up over 300 yards and three touchdowns to Dak Prescott.
Value – Quarterback
Carson Wentz Indianapolis Colts – $5,400
Carson Wentz might not be totally washed after all. Last week he lit up the Baltimore Raven secondary for over 400 passing yards. This week he faces a Houston Texans defense that hasn’t been as terrible as predicted but give it time. The paydown to $5,400 allows you to squeeze more studs into your lineup. I’ll be stacking him with Jonathan Taylor and either Michael Pittman or Zach Pascal.
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High Priced – Running Back
Austin Ekeler , LA Chargers – $7,900
Austin Ekeler is currently ranked second to only Derrick Henry in running back points. Ekeler has been eclectic through the first five games, averaging 24.7 DraftKings points per game. This week he faces a Baltimore Ravens defense that has given up 742 total yards and seven touchdowns to running backs in five games. Last week they gave up 34 points to Jonathan Taylor and 40 points in total to Colts’ running backs. I want Ekeler everywhere this week.
Mid-Range – Running Back
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts – $6,600
One of the pricing benefits for players playing on Monday Night Football is that the prices for the following week are set before the game. Jonathan Taylor would have been priced up in the upper $7,000s after finishing Week 5 as the highest-scoring running back if not for the early Week 6 price drop. Taylor averaged 21 DraftKings points per game against the Houston Texans during his rookie campaign in 2020. Look for more the same this week, my only concern will be just how chalky he might be. Otherwise, he is a smash play.
Value – Running Back
Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs – $4,900
Darrel Williams is the Kansas City Chiefs RB1 after CEH went on the short-term IR with an MCL sprain. This play is all about chasing volume and upside in a game that should see the Chiefs score over 40 points. Williams might just end up being the best running back value play on the whole slate.
High Priced – Wide Receiver
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs – $8,500
According to OccupyFantasy.com, Tyreek Hill has the highest ceiling of any wide receiver this week when he faces off against the Washington Football Team’s secondary. Washington ranks 29th against wide receivers giving up close to 45 points per game. Hill did tweak his knee on Sunday, so keep an eye on his practice status this week, just in case.
Mid-Range – Wide Receiver
Keenan Allen, LA Chargers – $6,400
Justin Herbert is coming off his best performance of the season, passing for four touchdowns and 398 yards. Mike Williams was the primary beneficiary of Herbert’s passing volume, picking up 16 targets to Allen’s nine. This week Allen has a chance to level the playing field against the Baltimore Ravens, who allowed over 200 yards and a touchdown last week to wide receivers. Early reports practice reports indicate that Mike Williams is dealing with a knee injury. I like the Allen play, but it becomes one of the best plays on the board if Williams is limited or OUT on Sunday.
Value – Wide Receiver
Brandon Cooks – $5,500
Last week Bill Belichick took Brandon Cooks out of the game. This week Cooks faces an Indianapolis Colts defense that has given up the most touchdowns (10) to wide receivers through the first five games. Cooks is going to be locked and loaded into all of my GPP lineups. Giddy up!
High Priced – Tight End
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs – $7,000
Travis Kelce has averaged 13.7 points over the last three weeks after scoring 25.6 and 23.9 the first two weeks. DraftKings has priced him down to $7,000, It makes sense on paper, but not in reality. The Washington Football Team will try to cover Kelce with first-round rookie linebacker Jamin Davis. Huge advantage to Kelce and those who are willing to pay up for him in Week 6.
Mid-Range – Tight End
Mark Andrews, Baltimore – $5,200
Mark Andrews is another player whose current price does not reflect his last performance. Andrews scored 44.7 points on Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts, 13.8 more points than any other tight end is third all season behind only Derrick Henry and Tyreek Hill. Andrews is a smash play this week.
Value – Tight End
Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team – $3,000
Last week Ricky Seals-Jones saw plenty of action, leading the Washington Football Team in receptions with five. This week he is only priced up $500, which makes him a great value play. I’m considering double stacking him with Kecle and riding dirty with two tight ends in my Milly Maker lineup.