4 NFL FanDuel Value Plays to Target in Week 6
One of the crucial aspects of daily fantasy football is unearthing cheap production.
Our projections can help you do just that by allowing you to sort players by their point-per-dollar value. A lot of times, the top value plays come as a result of injury situations, meaning it's imperative to see inactives on Sunday morning before setting your lineups.
When looking for a salary-saving option, check out one of these main-slate players this week.
Week 6 of the NFL is here! We have a loaded 13-game slate, and there are plenty of options across the board. Let's take a look at some value plays to help you afford the top stars on the main slate.
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins ($5,700)
This gives the Dolphins an implied team total sitting at 28.00, which is the fifth-highest on the slate. It's not often we see the Dolphins with this high of a total, but they are playing the Jets, and dare I say the Dolphins are looking half decent right now? They are coming off a huge 43-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which Myles Gaskin saw 20 total touches. This was the second time in the past three weeks where Gaskin saw 20 total touches or more, and that is what we want to be looking towards.
Gaskin has a 52.46% market share of rushes this season, a 47.37% market share of red zone rushes, and is involved in the passing game with a 14.53% market share of targets. Being involved in all aspects of the Dolphins' offense is great, considering this matchup versus the Jets is very favorable. New York comes in allowing 27.9 FanDuel points per game to opposing running backs, which is the fifth-worst in the league. He has a role in the rushing game, the passing game, gets red zone work, and gets to take on a weak defense this week. Gaskin is an easy answer for a value running back.
Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons ($5,500)
On the Falcons' side of things, they saw Julio Jones miss last week's game against the Carolina Panthers, and that changed things in their passing game. Among the Falcons' wide receivers, Calvin Ridley led the way with 10 targets, Russell Gage was next with 5 targets, and then Olamide Zaccheaus had 4 targets. As of now, Julio Jones' status for this week is yet to be determined, but we want to take a look at Gage, who could be in for a similar role if Jones is out.
From the start, this is a great matchup for the Falcons' receivers. Minnesota comes into this game allowing 36.9 FanDuel points per game to opposing wide receivers, which is the fifth-worst in the league. They have allowed nine touchdowns, which is tied for the most in the league, and offer plenty of upside. Gage is actually second on the Falcons with a 15.20% market share of targets and has the second-most (7) red zone targets. The status of Jones could change things for Gage, but if he is out, Gage is going to see targets against this weak defense.
Eric Ebron, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers ($5,200)
For all the headlines that Claypool grabbed, what went overlooked was the fact that tight end Eric Ebron had six targets, which were the second-most on the team behind Claypool's 12 targets. Now, that is just one week -- if we look at the Steelers' overall this season, Ebron has a 12.84% target share -- which is the fifth-highest on the team. However, there are a few notes that come along with Ebron having the fifth-highest target share. No player is higher than 18% target share, and wide receiver Diontae Johnson can't stay healthy.
In reality, the distribution of targets for the Steelers is spread out, and that can leave an opening for Ebron to attack, especially in this matchup. He is going up against the Cleveland Browns, who are allowing 14.3 FanDuel points per game to opposing tight ends, which is the sixth-worst in the league. The Steelers have a strong 27.25 implied total this week, and we should expect plenty of scoring from their offense, and hopefully, Ebron.
Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,600)
The Jags are sporting a solid 25.50 implied team total and see the game total set at 51. This sets up for plenty of scoring -- but who should we be looking to on the Jaguars? First off, wide receiver D.J. Chark ($6,600) is dealing with an ankle injury and didn't practice on Wednesday. Chark is the most expensive receiver on the Jaguars, but he is tied for the fourth-highest (11.52%) target share on the team. Ahead of him, we see two receivers and one tight end. One of those receivers is Keelan Cole.,
Cole is the third-most-expensive wide receiver on the Jaguars but has the second-highest target share (14.66%), the most touchdowns (3), and the second-most receptions (21). With the Lions allowing 33.6 FanDuel points per game to opposing wide receivers, there is no reason Cole shouldn't be in your player pool this week -- especially if Chark is out.