Week 6 DFS fades and players to avoid
As you know, seasonal leagues are much different than DFS. In seasonal leagues, I was forced to play Eddie Royal last week. Eddie. Royal. Fortunately for us DFS players, we have a choice to play anyone in the league, as long as we’re willing to pay for them.
You aren’t going to find anyone who’ll tell you to sit Ezekiel Elliott in your seasonal league, but here in the DFS fades article, there is no player off the table for discussion. Whether it be a tough matchup, shutdown cornerback, injury or a price tag that is more than the potential reward, we’re going to narrow down the pool of DFS players for you. It’s important that you remember that this isn’t “busts” of the week, but rather players to fade, guys not worth the investment. With that being said, let’s take a look at which players it may be wise to keep out of your lineups in Week 6.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (DraftKings $5,900, FanDuel $7,600)
It’s a small part of the equation that goes into making salaries, but it’s rather funny to see the DFS sites putting so much emphasis on Rivers’ opposition this week, because it’s something that they should be doing more often. In this case, they have gone to the extreme, making Rivers the No. 16-priced quarterback on DraftKings and the No. 17-priced on FanDuel, despite the fact that he’s scored the fourth-most fantasy points. The Broncos are a defense who you need to avoid at any cost, because they are that good. Through five games, they have yet to allow a quarterback to score more than 15 fantasy points when throwing the ball. The most successful quarterback against Denver, Cam Newton, did total 21.2 fantasy points, but 11.4 of those came with his legs, and that’s not Rivers’ game. On the year, the Broncos have allowed 73.5 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, which amounts to just 14.7/game, but if we add up the passing points alone, they have allowed just 47.7 points (9.5/game). Rivers doesn’t use his legs at all and will be lucky to match the ceiling of 15 points that Matt Ryan created last week.