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James’ DFS Tips – NFL Week 6 by James Platt


My Tips This Week

Quarter Back

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Been better, been worse!

Gardner Minshew


I took him last week and he gave me 20 points as the QB13 but I want more. I want touchdowns and I want them now. He’s up against the Lions defence which is fourth-best team if you want to throw a touchdown pass (see DJ Chark below.) If you subtract his Thursday night shocker, Minshew has multiple TDs in every game and in three of those four games he has over 300 yards. With a price increase of only $200, he’s still cheap enough for me to live out my man crush and hopefully secure a top-5 QB selection in week 6.

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Been better, been worse!

Ryan Fitzpatrick


I moved away from the GOAT for one week and what does he do? Lights up the 49ers and melts the hearts of every football fan around the world. He is now the QB7 in 2020 forget Tua, he can sit on that bench for the next 10 years and we’re going to start Fitzpatrick for under $6,000 every single week. No, seriously though, why is Fitz still under $6,000 when he’s playing against the New York Jets, the disrespect is hurtful. Only Prescott, Lamar, Mahomes and Josh Allen have more points than Fitzmagic since week 10 of last year and he is about to blowout the Jets, sending Adam Gase to the rubbish tip he crawled out of. The Jets are bottom10 in completion percentage against, yards per attempt against, passing yards allowed, total scoring allowed and you can just see what’s coming.

Running Back

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Not such a great choice…

Miles Sanders


Although the Eagles lost the game against the Steelers, Sanders injected life into this offence and gave Pittsburgh all he had gashing away 23 points. He now faces a similarly tough AFC North matchup in the Ravens allowing the 6th fewest points to running backs but still allowing the 6th most catches to running backs. I found it hard to justify saying, ‘Oh start Derrick Henry’ because it’s obvious but I genuinely think Sanders could do well against this defence who is sack hungry and wants to get after Carson Wentz.

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Been better, been worse!

Philip Lindsay


I actually picked up Lindsay as a bench guy in the GH Fantasy league before I heard about Melvin Gordon’s DUI which will likely lead to a suspension. Now, nothing has been announced, but we can make a good judgement that Lindsay will start on Sunday vs New England and Royce Freeman will be the backup. He might not have played since week 1 but he was healthy and ready to go a week ago so this extra week means he should be hungry to try and wrangle this starting job back. The Patriots give him a good opportunity being 18th in DVOA against the run, however, they’ve allowed the 5th fewest amount of points to RBs.

Wide Receiver

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Awesome Tip!

Justin Jefferson


Yep, I’m picking on the Falcons once again, Justin Jefferson is going to dance all over them, and Thielenprobably will too, he’s just a tad too expensive for my tastes. Jefferson has solidly planted his feet as the slot receiver for the Vikings and that what the Falcons have been the worst at, in the bottom-10 for yards and TDs to the slot. In 2 out of the last 3 weeks, he’s put up over 14 points to defences who actually decide to play football in the second half of their games.

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Not such a great choice…

D.J. Chark


Well, I like Minshew for the second week in a row so I’ll pick another one of his targets. D.J. Chark is up against the Lions and it’s a great matchup with the Lions in the top-10 for both fantasy points allowed to receivers and receiving yards per game. Chark isn’t overly expensive and he’s scored at least 11 points in ¾ of his games thus far in 2020. Lets hope that Minshew keeps away from Keelan Cole and Collin Johnson and goes back to what he knows best.

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Awesome Tip!

Adam Humphries


My cheapest pick of the season so far and I don’t understand how or why. Humphries is likely the second WR on the Titans because Corey Davis does not like he’ll be removed from the COVID list before the game commences. For $4,000 he’s averaging 11.5 points a game with a high 15.8 and a low of 8.1, this gives you a good amount of upside with a high enough floor to give you peace of mind in this small investment. Against the Texans, Tennessee could once again come flying out and smash them in the mouth and I’d expect Humphries to see his usual 6-7 targets which should give you a good amount of points vs one of the worst defences in the NFL. This could be a dud as Henry could keep this games fantasy points all to himself, but I’d take the risk.

Tight End

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What was I thinking…

Robert Tonyan


The Falcons were a bin fire (and still are) when Tonyanscored three TDs on them but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s having a great season out of nowhere and I like him again this week. Admittedly you can spend $100 more on Jonnu Smith but that will be a chalky play against the Texans. Who do the Packers really have at the tight end position other than him? Since week 2 he’s had five touchdowns and he’s strung together three good games, I think Rodgers has found himself a good one. On paper the Bucs defence looks good but tight ends have scored on them the past two weeks, while the Tampa Bay corners are actually pretty good so that will force passes elsewhere.

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Not such a great choice…

Jimmy Graham


I’ve wanted to be able to tip Jimmy Graham since he signed with the Bears, but the stars didn’t align until this week. You might balk at his price of $5,000 if you haven’t been watching Chicago this season (I don’t blame you) but the former basketball star is averaging almost 15 points a game making him TE10 in all of fantasy. Surprisingly, the Panthers play receivers pretty well and that should mean Foles looks away from Allen Robinson and towards Graham a little more. He takes about a third of the teams RedZone targets and you should go back and watch his highlight TD catch against the Buccaneers on Thursday night.


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Not such a great choice…



The Giants managed to look semi-competent last week against the hapless Giants defence but that scoreline is very misleading. They are still, possibly, the most ineptoffence in the league and Washington should have this game in the bag. The offensive line is giving up 3.2 sacks per game and Danny Dimes likes to drop the football when he is sacked, against a hungry Washington D-Line with Chase Young back in the mix. 

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