Dak Prescott @ GB (5900)
Prescott has shown over and over again that he can lead the Cowboys down the field on long drives and get them into the endzone. On top of that, he is not making mistakes. In fact, his first turnover was last week, on a fumble. The matchup bodes well for the young quarterback as the Packers are allowing just under 2 TDs per game to opposing quarterbacks. As of now, the Packers have the number 1 run defense which should change this week with a Cowboys offense that is averaging 155 yards on the ground. The best offensive line in football should give Dak plenty of time to tear the secondary apart, so look for him to go for over 20 points this week in daily fantasy.
Brian Hoyer vs JAX (5800)
It looks like Brian Hoyer has come in and taken Cutler’s job right from under him, with 2 TDs in each game since coming in as relief, Hoyer has been great. He is averaging over 20 points per game in daily fantasy and this week he has another nice matchup in the Jaguars. Jacksonville is allowing 19 points per week to the opposing team’s quarterback, which is 3 points higher than the league average. Add to that the fact that the Bears defense has been struggling and Hoyer should be in for another big day.
Alex Smith @ OAK (5700)
Alex Smith has been up and down so far this year, posting one of the biggest weeks for any quarterback in week one. This week he should be in for another big game against the sub par pass defense in Oakland. So far this season they are allowing 22 points per game to the other team’s quarterback. The Chiefs also get their biggest offensive threat back which should open up the playbook for Smith and his offense.
Jamaal Charles @ OAK (5100)
Well, well, well, look who’s back this week. This is the game that Charles was originally slated to make his return, but with West going down due to an ankle injury he had to come back for limited snaps before the bye week. Expect him to still have a snap count but it looks like he should receive a majority of the workload and it doesn’t take many touches for Charles to put up big numbers. In 5 games last year Charles recorded 541 total yards and 5 touchdowns, that’s over 16 points a game in standard fantasy! Pick him up this week then sit back and watch the points roll in.
Carlos Hyde @ BUF (5100)
I will be the first to admit that I thought Hyde was just going to suck again this year, but he is looking more and more like a viable option for rb1. Last week he was able to get in the endzone once and catch all 6 of his targets for 36 yards. All together he was able to collect 114 yards and a touchdown going for over 23 points in daily fantasy. Hyde also has been consistent putting up double digit fantasy points in all but one game this year. The Niners are going to start Kaepernick this week but that shouldn’t change much in terms of Hyde’s role or performance.
James White vs CIN (4100)
White is going to be a solid play for any PPR format from here until Lewis gets healthy and back on the field. White had the most receptions for any running back last year when Lewis had gone down and his first week with Brady shows that we shouldn’t expect that to change. His 4 catches for 63 yards lead all backs in New England and put him at a solid 12 points in daily fantasy. This week look for him to improve upon those numbers as the game should be closer than it was in Cleveland.
Sammy Coates @ MIA (4700)
Coates broke onto the fantasy scene in a major way last week with 6 catches for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. While some people may think this to be an outlier, this is his second week in a row with 6 receptions and he has been targeted 19 times over the past 2 games. This week the Steelers take their red hot offense into Miami where the Dolphins have allowed receivers to stomp all over them. While Brown and Bell will get their fair share of touches Coates should make some big plays in week 6.
Tavon Austin @ DET (3900)
Tavon Austin is as explosive as they come in the NFL today. He is able to take any play to the house. The only downside about Austin is his inconsistency, while that has been true through his first 2 years, this year he seems to be improving as a WR. Austin has caught 5 or more balls in 3 of his first 5 games and has gone for 50 yards or more receiving in each of those. This week he has a fantastic matchup in the Detroit Lions which has allowed at least 1 touchdown per game to opposing team’s wideouts. Austin is going to be all over the field in this one and should be a pleasant surprise for anyone who plays him in daily fantasy this week.
Cole Beasley @ GB (4400)
Beasley has been the most consistent wide out on the Dallas Cowboys this year averaging just under 6 catches a game. Last week he was the sole recipient of a passing touchdown from Dak Prescott which put him over 15 fantasy points in PPR. This week he plays an injured Packers secondary which is allowing an average of 26 points per game to opposing wide receivers, 3 points above the league average. Look for Beasley to have another big day in week 6.
Coby Fleener vs CAR (3500)
Fleener finally started to look like what everyone was expecting in the 2 weeks prior to the Saint’s bye. Though he has been inconsistent this year, we know that Brees loves to get the ball to his TE and the Panthers, well they just don’t like covering the TE. The Panthers defense has allowed 21 receptions 309 yards and 4 touchdowns to the other team’s tight end. While there are other high end plays that are a sure thing for a big game (*cough* GRONK *cough*) Fleener has just as high of a ceiling this week for anyone who doesn’t have the 6700 to drop on a TE.
Charles Clay vs SF (2900)
So Clay hasn’t been much to watch so far this year, he has yet to reach the end zone and has only topped 50 yards once this year. All of that is about to change. This week Clay gets the pleasure to go up against the 49ers who have allowed two 100 yard games to TEs this season. The other games the Niners were absolutely gashed on the ground (prooobably should play McCoy this week) and the teams had limited targets to their TEs. Look for Clay to go for 5-7 catchs for 70 yards and a touchdown this week for your daily teams.
Tennessee Titans vs CLE (3300)
Ok, so this isn’t much of a value play, but it is the lowest dollar amount that is going to get you a great defensive performance. Let’s just break it down a little more. The Titans have 5th ranked rushing defense, so they are going to make you throw it on them. The Browns are down to their 5th quarterback, who happens to be a rookie, WHO WAS JUST SIGNED. So what we have here is a perfect storm for a monster fantasy day for a defense, just pick them up and enjoy.