Clash of The Beards and Bellies -Week 6

Just Win, Baby!

It was uglier than Jon Gruden’s emails, but I grinded out the head-to-head victory over Queen Elsa’s ice jester, mister Nimble. Scott had so many snowflakes on his side of the screen that Yukon Cornelius rode by on the Abominable Snowman with Rudolph and Hermey the elf. We were both snake-bitten by injuries to Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley, but I also had Kenny Golladay leave the game early. No matter, the rest of my players were successful, giving me the 3-2 edge on the season. I’ll have to come up flames to keep my winning streak alive. I have no doubt that Scott will build a better lineup this week, once he is done shoveling his driveway.

Bo’s Lineup

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – OCTOBER 10: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to the crowd during player introductions prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

QB – Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – $8,300

It’s so nice to see the league’s most consistent fantasy performer back on the main slate this week! Washington’s defense has been almost as big of a letdown as the Chiefs’ defense. This game has all the ingredients of a passing bonanza on both sides. No reason to shy away from a 30-plus point lock.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – OCTOBER 10: Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs for a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

RB – Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals – $6,400

Since Samaje Perine was not activated this week, Mixon is expected to shoulder the workload yet again. With that nugget, I will have a ton of exposure to the Bengals’ stud back against the atrocious Lions’ run defense.

SEATTLE, WA – OCTOBER 07: Running back Darrell Henderson #27 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half at Lumen Field on October 7, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

RB – Darrell Henderson Jr – LA Rams – $6,000

The theme of this lineup is taking obvious shots at terrible defensive units. Sometimes, DFS is just that easy. The New York Giants run defense is ranked 30th versus opposing running back and trending the wrong direction after losing middle linebacker, Blake Martinez for the season. Henderson will have a big role in a blowout win for the Rams.

WR – Jamarr Chase – Cincinnati Bengals – $6,700

You have to love a guy that wasted zero time hitting the mute button on all of his haters. The chemistry between Chase and Burrow is palpable; they seem to connect for a deep ball touchdown every game (actually all but one). Detroit’s corners have been victimized almost as much as their run defense.

WR – Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans – $5,800

The league’s most under-appreciated fantasy player is back in the doghouse, after not partaking in the Texans’ passing barrage versus the Patriots. I’m licking my chops with Cooks’ volume floor at an insulting salary. Indy is running out of healthy defensive backs. The NorCal native will feast this week.

WR – Amon-Ra St Brown – Detroit Lions – $4,200

Apparently, consecutive eight-target games and your main competition for target share hitting the IR is worth $4,200 in DK salary. The Sun God is going up against the very same secondary that gave up a 40-burger to Davante Adams in Week 5. It doesn’t take a math wiz like Jordan Vanek to see the potential here.

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 10: Buffalo Bills outside linebacker A.J. Klein (54) looks to tackle Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the third quarter of an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on Oct 10, 2021 at GEHA Filed at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

TE – Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – $7,000

Another wild price decrease happens to give me concern for the insane Kelce chalk we will see on Sunday. For a cash game, it would be moronic to not play the game’s best tight end in this spot (secretly hoping Scott falls into this one). I’ve made a good, honest living crushing Scott with Chiefs stacks. Why fix it?

FLEX – Ricky Seals-Jones – Washington Football Team – $3,000

I looked (and felt) like a genius for playing RSJ last week at his bargain price. He was a solid contributor, hitting a near-4x value without scoring a touchdown. Still down at $3k, look for the same volume and a higher likelihood of paydirt in a fireworks game with the abysmal Chiefs defense. His likely opponent, Daniel Sorensen, couldn’t cover a dead body with a tarp.

DST – LA Chargers – $2,500

I think the Chargers are still one of the five best defensive units in the NFL. They did give up a ton of points to Cleveland last week, but don’t expect them to come unprepared for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. This secondary is still excellent and will make it tough to move the ball through the air. I’m taking a risk here, but the price isn’t prohibitive and I have a hunch that the Ravens offense just doesn’t match up well.

Don’t Call Me a Snowflake

Last week the top half of my lineup was injured or underperformed and I entered the winter vortex transforming into an Olaf sneeze of a “Snowflake” according to Bo McBigTime. This week I went heavy upside with a lineup that is built on Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. Kareem Hunt and Jonathan Taylor are top ten backs who should see 20 touches in their matchups. Keenan Allen will be getting open all day and should get into the end zone. Hunter Henry is a PRR machine who catches touhces. I love it. Bo has a good team, but my team is just better this week. I look forward to breaking this Frozen curse and releasing a heatwave across the Beards and Bellies Kingdom, leveling out clash!

Scott’s Lineup

QB – Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – $6,000

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.

INGLEWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 3: Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt #27 breaks into the open during the Cleveland Browns versus the Los Angeles Chargers game on October 10, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

RB – Kareem Hunt – Cleveland Browns – $6,200  

Kareem Hunt is currently the 7th highest scoring running back on DraftKings, averaging over 18 points per game. Nick Chubb is OUT. This is a smash play. Do not overthink this one.

BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 11: Indianapolis Colts Running Back Jonathan Taylor (28) breaks free and goes 76 yards for the touchdown during and NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens on October 11, 2021at M&T Stadium in Baltimore Maryland.(Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

RB – 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.

INGLEWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 3: Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 makes a first down catch in the second half during the Cleveland Browns versus the Los Angeles Chargers game on October 10, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WR – 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.

Football: Houston Texans Brandin Cooks (13) in action vs Carolina Panthers at NRG Stadium. Houston, TX 9/23/2021 CREDIT: Greg Nelson (Photo by Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X163811 TK1)

WR – Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans – $5,800

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!

WR – Rashod Bateman  – Baltimore Ravens – $3,000

My roster is completely stacked, so there was always going to have to be pay down option to get us there. This week the Ravens activated their first round pick Rashod Bateman of the IR. Sammy Watkins is OUT and there are currently around 27 implied points on the board for the Ravens according to Vegas. I’m all in an the min price magican Bateman this week.

TE – 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.

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 10: Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown during the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Flex – Hunter Henry – New New England Patriots – $3,900

Hunter Herny is going to be needed by Mac Jones in this game with the Dallas Cowboys, who are sitting on 27 implied points in this matchup. I really like Hunter Henry at this price knowing that the Patriots will be trailing and most likely throwing all day long.

DST – Kansas City Chiefs – $2,800

The Washington Football Team offense will be pressed to keep up with the high-powered offense. I could also see the Kansas City special teams scoring on a punt return or kickoff return.

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