4 NFL FanDuel Value Plays to Target in Week 6
Identifying key value plays are of paramount importance when it comes to daily fantasy football. Luckily for you, our NFL projections are ready to roll, and our value category is brimming with potential slate-winning targets. If you're needing a salary saving option, consider plugging in one of these options into your lineup.
Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars ($6,900)
The sixth-round draft pick is having himself a fine start to his rookie season. Through five games at the NFL level, Gardner Minshew has thrown nine touchdowns and one interception. He also has tacked on a healthy 124 yards rushing, which is extremely helpful for his scoring floor on FanDuel.
He clearly is not playing like your average rookie as evidenced by the fact that he has gone 11-of-17 passing the football inside the red zone. While veteran quarterbacks are not immune to turnovers in this difficult area of the field, apparently Minshew is. To date, he has not turned the ball over inside the 20-yard line and also has six passing touchdowns. What a wild start to the year for Gardner.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently 1.0 point favorites over the visiting New Orleans Saints. While their 22.50 implied team total is not very high, Gardner has been very efficient and continues to find ways to score fantasy points. At just $6,900, he is a solid value option.
Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets ($6,900)
The New York Jets' offense could start to improve with the return of Sam Darnold in Week 6. This is a great sign for the prospects of Le'Veon Bell. In the first game of the year with Darnold under center, the Jets ran 72 offensive snaps. Bell was on the field for every single snap in that game. In the last two games without Darnold, the team has run only 51 and 59 offensive snaps. More snaps increase the probability of scoring more fantasy points.
While the Jets are implied to score just 18.25 points and are big underdogs in their Week 6 matchup against the visiting Dallas Cowboys, Bell could be peppered with targets while the Jets are playing from behind and Darnold checks the ball down for the easier completions. In those first two games with Sam healthy, Le'Veon received 19 passing targets and hauled in 16 receptions for 93 yards receiving and 1 touchdown.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals ($5,800)
The Arizona Cardinals have a 24.25 point implied team total and are currently 2.5-point underdogs as they host the visiting Atlanta Falcons. This game could potentially be a high-scoring affair, as evidenced by the 51.0-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Kyler Murray is running a lot more these days, carrying the football 22 times for 182 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns in his last three games. However, when he does throw, he has a trusted veteran wide receiver to rely on. Enter Larry Fitzgerald.
While Fitzgerald has not had the best performances over the last two weeks, scoring just 16 total FanDuel points, he has a superb matchup against a reeling Falcons defense that just gave up 53 points to the Houston Texans. And Larry plays a position that the Falcons struggle to contain. So far in 2019, Atlanta has given up 74.85% of the opposing team's passing yards to the wide receiver position. That means just about 75 yards out of every 100 yards passing go to wide receivers.
If Murray has a decent day, there is a high probability that Fitzgerald will have every opportunity in this game to experience success. At just $5,800, there is plenty of upside. On top of the yardage to wide receivers, the Falcons' defense has also given up 10 passing touchdowns to the wide receiver position. No team in the NFL has allowed more. Yikes.
Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos ($4,500)
Listen, this tight end option is best saved for the largest tournaments on FanDuel. Noah Fant is a mere dart throw, but there are some interesting trends pointing towards him having the potential to have a good game.
The first is Fant's snap volume. As a rookie tight end, one would expect him to be used sparingly as he learns his run-blocking assignments and figures out how to run a route tree at the NFL level. However, he has shown the ability to grasp the offense and has earned the coaches' trust as evidenced by the fact that he has yet to play fewer than 40 snaps this season. He has played over 65% of the snaps in every single game this season.
He also has done really well when targeted. Across 16 passing targets, he has hauled in 12 receptions for 136 yards receiving and a touchdown. What he is lacking are the red-zone targets, as he just has been targeted twice this season inside the 20-yard line. However, the opposing Tennessee Titans defense has had a little trouble with opposing tight ends. In 2019, Tennessee has given up four red-zone touchdowns to opposing tight ends. Only the Arizona Cardinals have allowed more to the tight end position (six).
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