FanDuel Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 6
We may not have as many high over/unders as last week, but Week 6 still has its share of head-turning totals, led by a 57.5 mark between two walking shootouts, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. Not to be left out, the Pittsburgh Steelers also pop up near the top again in another potential high-scoring affair against the Cincinnati Bengals (53.0). The Los Angeles Rams' offensive juggernaut check in as 7.0-point road favorites over the Denver Broncos as well (52.5).
We'll dig into those teams and more in our weekly FanDuel primer, where we give you an overview of the Sunday main slate to help you get started on your research. As always, we recommend checking out all of numberFire's premium tools at your disposal. In particular, the heat map is a great way to get a general overview of the slate's implied totals, and every team's strengths and weaknesses. You also have access to numberFire's weekly projections, which can assist you in nailing down who might be the slate's top scorers and best values.
Be sure to also pay attention to inactives prior to Sunday's games, which can often completely change the makeup of a given slate. After all, injuries can have a huge impact on playing time, where an otherwise low-priced backup can suddenly find his way into a feature role and become an excellent play.
Now, let's run through some of this week's top plays on the FanDuel main slate.
Matt Ryan ($8,300 on FanDuel): Matt Ryan and the Falcons disappointed in what was expected to be a high-flying shootout with the Steelers in Week 5, instead only mustering 17 points in a blowout loss. But this offense has an opportunity to jump right back on their feet at home against the Bucs, who have allowed both the most passing yards per game (358.0) and per attempt (9.1), and rank 32nd against the pass according to numberFire's Adjusted Defensive Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per play metric. Of course, the Falcons haven't exactly been stout against the pass either, ranking 27th in the same category, leading to the aforementioned 57.5 over/under that screams shootout this weekend. Prior to last week's disappointing performance, Ryan had thrown for multiple touchdowns and posted at least 29 FanDuel points in three straight games.
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