The top DFS bargains for Week 6

Looking for some DFS discount plays? PFF Fantasy writer Brandon Marianne Lee has some ideas for where to save money this week.

| 2 weeks ago
(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

The top DFS bargains for Week 6

I’m in the midst of decluttering my home. (Stay with me.)

There’s the book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It’s all the rage. The premise is simply that you should get rid of anything in your home that doesn’t bring you joy. It sounds a little hokey, but it works.

One of the most hammered-upon points in the book is that just because something is on sale, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bargain. If you spent money on something that you’ll never use, then you threw away your money for nothing.

I try to think about that when I set my DFS lineups. In fact, I always have this article pulled up and I try to only use one bargain per lineup. I want to help you save money where you can, but not waste money where you shouldn’t.

Here are some cost-saving players you can actually use.


Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)
: $7,000 (24th, tied)
DraftKings: $5,800 (19th, tied)
Yahoo: $29 (23rd, tied)

Hoyer has now thrown for more than 300 yards in three games in a row with two touchdowns in each. No interceptions. Yes, Brian Hoyer. You have to think that his turnover ways will pop up eventually, but this week he has another nice matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The only catch: Is Hoyer still the guy? Despite Hoyer’s performance over the last three weeks, head coach John Fox remained coy about whether this was Hoyer’s job or whether Jay Cutler might get another shot. For fantasy purposes, we’re all leaning Hoyer.

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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.

  • Brandon

    I’m baffled by your recommendation of Brian Hoyer and Cameron Meredith, I thought you guys dug into the stats? Contrary to the statement in this article, this isn’t a “nice match-up” against a Jags pass D that has quietly been one of the better units in the NFL, ranked 6th in yards per play, 7th in total yards given up, and 2nd (only behind Minnesota) in yards per pass play at 6.1. Let me list the list of QB’s they’ve played against, Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco, and Andrew Luck, not exactly bottom-tier competition. Contrary to the recommendation in this article, this is a good week to fade the Bears pass D, I don’t think (even at their low salaries) they’ll hit value.

    • Brandon Marianne Lee

      Hello, Brandon. Thanks for reading. This is more about how they are priced than the matchup. However… all of the quarterbacks you mentioned (other than Joe Flacco) were top-10 DFS QBs on the week. Hoyer is priced well below that. Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, Travis Benjamin, Tyrell Williams, Steve Smith Sr., Phillip Dorsett and T.Y. Hilton all scored double-digit points against the Jaguars. So did Randall Cobb if the platform has a full point PPR. Considering Meredith is priced outside of the top-50 on all three platforms, I felt confident about his ability to be a bargain. Their price is too good to ignore.