The work week has wrapped up as we roll into another exciting weekend filled with opportunities to cash in on FanDuel. These opportunities include a full slate of NCAA contests on Saturday followed by another action pack slate of NFL action on Sunday to go along with some NHL action.
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With all that said Sundays lineup of games features a few key fantasy matchups to take a look at. One of those contests we are paying attention to features the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Miami Dolphins. Entering this game the Dolphins rank 6th in total yards allowed while allowing the most rushing yards per game. This opens up the door for us to take a look at Le’Veon Bell as one of the top fantasy options this weekend.
Here is who we like for week 6 of the 2016 NFL Season to build our FanDuel lineups around.
Starting Quarterback FanDuel
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans: Coming off his big 30 point fantasy performance on Sunday, Mariota looks to be a strong candidate at the quarterback position against a Cleveland Browns team that ranks 29th in overall defense, 26th against the pass and 21st against the run. Another candidate we like is Cam Newton but his concussion situation hasn’t been cleared up.
Other Quarterback Options to consider: Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Joe Flacco.
Starting Running Back FanDuel
Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers: There is no way we look past the Steelers running back this weekend against a Dolphins defense that has struggled. Entering Sunday’s contest, Bell has put together back to back fantasy games with at least 19 fantasy points despite failing to reach the endzone. The move is an expensive one so you will need to look for some value at the other running back slot as well as wide receiver.
Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens: A week after putting together a strong first half, West should see a ton of carries for an entire game after the Ravens elected to move a different direction at the offensive coordinator slot. That move should have fantasy owners lining up to draft West while someone looking for a deep fantasy sleeper could grab his teammate Kenneth Dixon.
Other Running Backs to consider: Jonathan Stewart (monitor active/inactives Sunday), Lamar Miller and Ryan Mathews.
Starting Wide Receiver FanDuel
Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs: While Jeremy Maclin might be the top option from the Chiefs receiving game, Conley is a nice bargain receiver to offset some of the high salaries. This weekend Conley will have a chance to produce against an Oakland Raiders defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans: Hopkins has one of those matchups you just can’t look past as he looks to lead his Texans to a win over division rivals the Indianapolis Colts. Entering this game the Colts have had their troubles slowing down opposing offenses something that should continue for most of the 2016 NFL Season.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders: Look for Sunday’s showdown between the Raiders and Chiefs to be a high scoring contests. Add that with the fact that the Chiefs have allowed the fifth most points to opposing receiers make Cooper as well as his teammate Michael Crabtree solid fantasy options this weekend. On the season Cooper has been targeted at least nine times in four of the five games he has played.
Other Wide Receivers to consider include: Antonio Brown, Allen Hurns, Andre Johnson and Jordy Nelson.
Starting Tight End FanDuel
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs: Now we could have easily gone with Rob Gronkowski now that Tom Brady is back but that would mean using some fantasy sleepers above. In the end Kelce has a very favorable matchup against an Raiders team that has giving up three touchdowns and nearly 400 yards to opposing tight ends.
Other Tight Ends to consider include: Rob Gronkowski (monitor injury status), Jimmy Graham and Delanie Walker.
Starting Kicker FanDuel
Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens: A move at the offensive coordinator position could open the door up for a much improved offense or the team can continue their struggles in the red zone. Either way it is hard to pass up Tucker who can easily connect outside of 50 on any kick.
Other Kickers to consider include: Nick Novak, Sebastian Janikowski and Stephen Gostkowski.
Starting Defense FanDuel
Philadelphia Eagles: We considered a few defenses on Sunday but loved the Eagles matchup against the Washington Redskins as they continue to find themselves on the defensive side of the ball while dealing with injuries. Along with the Eagles the Steelers, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills are strong plays.
Other Defenses to consider include: Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams