Week 6 optimal FanDuel lineup: Spending up at RB

It's hard to save at running back this week, so Brandon Marianne Lee had to find her savings elsewhere to make her ideal FanDuel lineup.

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Week 6 optimal FanDuel lineup: Spending up at RB

At the beginning of the week I went through all of the FanDuel pricing like normal. Except in Week 6, I couldn’t find the deals. The pricing seemed almost completely in line with the player fantasy value.

Where was that running back that was going to breakout but was priced like a backup? Where was that cheap quarterback I knew would carve up a susceptible secondary?

It was a wasteland.

Instead, I decided to build my team around a strong (i.e. expensive) quarterback and a pair of elite running backs. My basic reasoning is that I kept gravitating back to bargain wide receivers. It felt contrarian. It felt almost wrong. But at the end of the experiment, I felt pretty good about the results.

Here is my ideal FanDuel lineup for Week 6.

QB: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints ($8,500)

The home/away splits for Brees have been on point this season. In 2016, he’s put up 31.42 and 26.94 FanDuel points at home and then 14.52 and 13.84 points on the road. This week, he’s at home. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons exposed this Carolina secondary when he hung 503 passing yards on them in Week 4. I’m looking for Brees to do much of the same. Brees is on pace for 5,072 yards and 40 touchdowns. Not sure he’ll reach those numbers, but let’s just say he’s still got it. In Week 6 he’ll be fresh coming off his bye week. And somehow he’s only the sixth-highest-priced quarterback on the week. I don’t know how you play FanDuel and not have at least a little exposure to Brees in Week 6.

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Brandon Marianne Lee is a PFF Fantasy contributor, a SiriusXM host, co-founder of Her Fantasy Football and was a finalist for FSWA's Newcomer of the Year in 2014.

  • LeBronc

    I’ll put on the contrarian hat for a moment regarding Jones.
    By most accounts this will be a close game that the Lions are predicted to win.
    Ok the advantage against Hill is good but at least he seems to be able to tackle.
    Jones stats got skewed in the GB game.
    His FP/G is nearly double in games they are behind (also nearly half of his yards).
    Tate will have a bigger game.
    Jones = <16 points.
    If I'm wrong, yes I would like whipped cream on my humble pie!

    • MrEJplays

      I agree with your points. But with Riddick out and Forsett brand new not there are not many options. I like Tate for GPP this week. Dont forget about Boldin either. Hes a good possession receiver. #my2cents

      • LeBronc

        Lions 31 Rams 28
        Hill 2nd on team with 6 solo tackles…8 total
        Tate 10/8/165 1 TD (almost 2)
        Jones 6/2/10 1 TD
        Jones 8.3 Fanduel points
        and “Don’t forget about Boldin”.
        9/8/60 1 TD for him too.
        The humble pie will have to wait.