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4 NFL FanDuel Studs to Target in Week 6

Week 6! Time flies when the NFL is having fun, and we are moving quickly

As is the case when playing any sport on FanDuel, it’s imperative to hit on the high-priced players in your lineup. They require a big chunk of your salary, and when paying up for a player, you shouldn’t have to worry about him letting down your lineup.

Heading into the opening week of the NFL season, here are four studs who should prove to be worth their high price tag.

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

FanDuel Price: $8,100
Projected Points: 21.0

Is this the week that Dan Quinn, the head man of the Atlanta Falcons, gets fired?

If Matt Ryan and the team don't improve their play, he may be looking for work. Here's a reason to be bullish on Ryan -- their opponent this week, the Arizona Cardinals, ranks 25th against the pass. The Cards play at an extremely fast pace on the offensive side of the ball, leading to plenty of opportunities for their opponents. And the Falcons throw the ball a ton as they lead the NFL with a pass-to-run ratio of 2.57.

Our heat map shows this game to be a high-scoring affair, so look for Ryan to put up a crooked score.

Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints

FanDuel Price: $7,900
Projected Points: 18.7

With or without Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints continue to roll along, and that's partially due to the outstanding play of Alvin Kamara, who is in another blow-up spot this week.

Kamara has been an absolute beast again in 2019, touching the rock 101 times so far on the year with 75 carries and 26 receptions. He will look to gash the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense, who we rank as the fourth-worst against the run this season.

Last week, Christian McCaffrey rushed the ball 19 times for 176 yards and two scores on the Jags, so a big scoring effort is obviously in play with Kamara. Look for him to be heavily involved.

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

FanDuel Price: $8,400
Projected Points: 14.7

Yes, it's been two poor back-to-back weeks for DeAndre Hopkins. But all systems should be ready to go for the Houston Texans' star wide receiver this week.

Here's a few reasons to be bullish -- the Texans opponent in Week 6, the Kansas City Chiefs, is strong against the pass, per our metrics (5th), but Kansas City plays at an extremely fast pace, clocking in at third in situation-neutral pace.

While Hopkins hasn't scored since Week 1, things have still been not too shabby. Nuk has received seven or more targets in every game, giving him both a high floor and high ceiling.

Bet on a strong rebound from Houston's star receiver in a spot where the Texans should be passing to keep pace with KC.

George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers

FanDuel Price: $6,500
Projected Points: 13.1

Who would have anticipated that the San Francisco 49ers would be undefeated at this point in the year?

It's been a very impressive beginning to 2019, and George Kittle hasn't gone off yet. However, Week 6 could be his jam. While the Los Angeles Rams have been solid on defense, they have struggled against the pass, ranking only 21st in the league.

The 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo have quietly been one of the league's most efficient passing offenses, ranking fifth by our metrics.

Kittle does lead the team with 29 targets and a 25.4% target market share, and he's dipped below six targets only once this year. The usage is there, and Kittle could score big in Week 6.



Matt Kupferle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Matt Kupferle also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username MKupferle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.