The biggest story last week was Dak Prescott’s injury. Prescott leads the league in passing yards with 1,856 this season but will miss 4-6 months and will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. Dalvin Cook was also injured but not as severe as Prescott and will miss some time with a groin injury. That opens the door for Week 6’s highest-projected owned player, Alexander Mattison. Mattison should fill in nicely this week as Minnesota is favored at home against Atlanta’s run poor defense.
Dak Prescott was the highest owned quarterback at 15 percent. He would have finished with a big game if it wasn’t for the injury. Patrick Mahomes finished with the top score at the position with 33.7 DraftKings points. The biggest bust was Jimmy Garoppolo, who finished with 1.08 DraftKings points. The best value was Ryan Fitzpatrick with 30.6 DraftKings points.
$DPP Value Plays
Ryan Fitzpatrick (DK: $5,900/$347 DPP — FD: $7,400/$435 DPP)
The magic is back this season and has quietly been good over the last four games after a bad Week 1. He is averaging 27.35 DraftKings points over that stretch and is priced below $6K. He faces his former team (the New York Jets) who are just bad all around. The Jets are 26th in passing yards per game allowing 265.6 passing yards per game and have allowed eight passing touchdowns this season. Miami is favored by 10 points and look good heading into this week after putting up 40 points on San Francisco. Miami hasn’t scored over 40 points since 2001.
Matthew Stafford (DK: $6,300/$371 DPP — FD: $7,300/$429 DPP)
Stafford is in a good spot this week against a bad Jacksonville defense. Jacksonville allows the 29th-most passing yards per game (280.1 passing yards per game) and have allowed 11 touchdowns this season. Jacksonville also allows 22.1 fantasy points per game to the position. Detroit is coming off a bye which should have allowed Kenny Golladay more time to get healthy. The Detroit defense isn’t much better in points allowed to the position (21.3 fantasy points per game) so there is a potential for a shootout.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the biggest bust on the slate as the highest-owned running back at 34 percent in tournaments scoring just 11 DraftKings points. Mike Davis continues to be Christian McCaffrey lite as he put up the most points on the week at the position with 29.9 DraftKings points. The best value play was Todd Gurley with 28 DraftKings points at $5,700.
$DPP Value Plays
Phillip Lindsay (DK: $4,300/$538 DPP — FD: $5,100/$729 DPP)
Lindsay finds himself in a good position to get more touches this week following Melvin Gordon’s DUI incident and the fact that he also has an illness. Gordon finds himself facing a three-game suspension by the league. Lindsay has not played since Week 1 due to a foot injury but should be back this week. He faces New England, who is allowing 15.3 fantasy points per game to the position, but Lindsay’s value is in the passing game.
David Montgomery, Chicago (DK: $5,800/$387 DPP — FD: $5,900/$454 DPP)
Montgomery is in a great spot this week against Carolina, who is allowing 24.4 fantasy points per game to the position. Carolina ranks third in points allowed and is 26th in the league in yards allowed with 133.4 per game. Fellow running back Tarik Cohen continues to be out which will allow more targets out of the backfield for Montgomery. Montgomery has been targeted 14 times over the last two games, including eight targets last week.