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Week 6 FanDuel Recap

by Justin Van Zuiden
Updated On: December 3, 2018, 6:02 pm ET

Week 6 marked another high-scoring fantasy week in the NFL, and the winning scores in some FanDuel tournaments were over 200 points for the first time in a few weeks. There were some high-scoring games this week, and we also had a few games drag into overtime, which helped boost fantasy totals in return. Hopefully the week was kind to your rosters!

 

 

Here's a look at the winning lineup for this week's “Sunday Million” tournament on FanDuel.

 

 

Player

Pos

     FPs

   Salary

Matthew Stafford

QB

34.9

$6,900

Matt Forte

RB

18.4

$8,400

Chris Ivory

RB

27.1

$7,300

Keenan Allen

WR

22.7

$7,700

John Brown

WR

22.6

$6,100

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

31.8

$8,500

Travis Kelce

TE

11.3

$6,200

Matt Prater

K

13

$4,500

Miami Dolphins

DST

24

$4,400

Total

 

205.8

$60,000

 

 

This week's Sunday Million winner put together a solid all-around roster, and the amazing trend continues. Keenan Allen was on the winning roster for the fourth time in six weeks. DeAndre Hopkins was also on the winning roster for the fourth time in six weeks, and they have been together on the winning rosters three times. Clearly, we all just need to roster Allen and Hopkins every week! Both Allen and Hopkins have been target monsters for their respective teams, and it is no surprise that they have found their way onto winning rosters week after week. They combined for 24 catches in Week 6, leading several fantasy players to the top of leaderboards.

 

 

The winning lineup was anchored by Matthew Stafford at quarterback, and surprisingly the winner did not pair Stafford with any receivers. Generally, pairing Stafford with Calvin Johnson is the play most people make. Matt Forte was also on this roster, so the user benefited from the lengthy overtime period in the Chicago/Detroit game. Stafford threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns on the day, and Forte salvaged an otherwise mediocre day with a second half touchdown run. Stafford's 35-point day came with him available at a 5% ownership clip, so owners who took the chance on the Lions quarterback were handsomely rewarded.

 

 

Chris Ivory was one of the more popular picks of the week, as he was coming off a big game when the Jets faced the Dolphins in London. He shredded the Washington rush defense for 196 total yards and a touchdown, and he added 50 of those yards through the passing game. The winning roster as had two other solid pass catchers in John Brown and Travis Kelce. Brown finally had the breakout game many people were hoping for earlier in the season, and his ownership was at a season-low 3.6% this week. He caught ten passes for 196 yards against the Steelers and was a big key to the winning roster.

 

 

Rounding out the top lineup of the week was Matt Prater at kicker and the Dolphins Defense. I never follow the logic of pairing a quarterback and a kicker from the same team, because they have conflicting interests. With your quarterback, you root for touchdowns. With your kicker, you root for field goals. Taking a quarterback and a kicker from the same team doesn't make much sense on that front. It worked out, however, as the Lions scored four touchdowns thanks to the arm of Stafford, while they also managed three field goals against the Bears. The Dolphins Defense had a great day as they forced four turnovers, scored a defensive touchdown, and sacked Marcus Mariota six times. It was the finishing hammer on a solid winning lineup.

 

 

STLCardinals84: Week 6 Recap

 

I had good pieces on quite a few of my rosters this week, but I wasn't able to put everything together on any of them. Here is a screenshot of my top-performing lineup for Week 6.

 

Player

Pos

     FPs

   Salary

Matthew Stafford

QB

34.9

$6,900

DeMarco Murray

RB

19.8

$7,600

Le’Veon Bell

RB

8.8

$9,000

Calvin Johnson

WR

25.6

$8,200

T.Y. Hilton

WR

16.4

$7,400

Cecil Shorts

WR

8.3

$5,000

Greg Olsen

TE

22.6

$6,300

Robbie Gould

K

14

$4,500

New York Jets

DST

6

$4,800

Total

 

156.40

$59,700

 

The team got off to a rock-solid start with the Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson connection. One hundred and sixty six of Stafford's 400+ yards were due to passes to his star receiver, and Johnson was just a few yards away from two additional touchdowns. Greg Olsen was one of my favorite tournament picks of the week, as most players shy away from any player matching up against the Seahawks. The Seahawks secondary was sure to lock down the mediocre wide receivers of Carolina, so there was nowhere else for Cam Newton's targets to go. Olsen was only 3-4% owned in most FanDuel tournaments, and he handsomely rewarded his owners with seven grabs for 131 yards and a game-winning touchdown grab.

 

 

For the first time in quite a few weeks, I actually had a solid kicker on my top lineup. Robbie Gould was available for minimum price, the Bears were facing a winless team, and Gould was kicking in a dome. That was good enough for me, and he chipped in with four field goals and a pair of extra points. DeMarco Murray and T.Y. Hilton capped off the good performances on this team. Hilton caught a touchdown pass on Sunday night, while Murray had a solid second half in the Monday night game. Murray finished the game with his first 100-yard rushing game of the year, and he added a touchdown in the process.

 

 

Unfortunately, the rest of the roster let me down. Cecil Shorts was a sneaky value play with Nate Washington out for the Texans, while Shorts was returning from injury. I was hoping Shorts would get more targets as a result of Jacksonville rolling coverage to DeAndre Hopkins, but that did not happen. Shorts finished with just four grabs for 63 yards in a pedestrian game. That didn't kill my roster, though, as Shorts was a punt play that cost just $5,000. The pick that really cost me was Le'Veon Bell. After a solid string of games, Bell logged just 88 rushing yards against Arizona and, more surprisingly, he did not catch a single pass in Week 6. Getting just 8.8 FanDuel points from a $9,000 player was definitely crippling. The highly-owned Jets Defense also disappointed with just six points on the day.

 

 

All in all, this team scored fairly well with a total of 156.4 fantasy points. That was good enough to finish in the top 5% of rosters in most tournament games, which provided a nice infusion of cash. If not for just a pair of dud picks, this team had a lot of potential. Of course, the hard part is always finding a way to get all of the picks right! We will aim for that approach in Week 7...

 

 

Stock Rising

 

1. Matthew Stafford

2. Chris Ivory

3. DeAndre Hopkins

4. Allen Robinson

5. Greg Olsen

 

 

Stock Falling

 

1. Peyton Manning

2. Eddie Lacy

3. Charcandrick West

4. Jordan Matthews

5. Kendall Wright

 

Justin Van Zuiden
STLCardinals84 has qualified for 3 separate live finals, including the FanDuel Baseball Championships in 2013 and 2014. Justin won the MLB Monster 3 separate times in 1 month on FanDuel and was one of the most profitable players in all of Daily Fantasy this past season. STL is ranked No. 6 overall. You can follow him on Twitter @stlcardinals84.