When it comes to playing NFL DFS there are often week-to-week fluctuations in pricing for players based on performance and matchups. As we enter Week 6 of the NFL season, let's examine the biggest salary risers and fallers on the NFL DFS Week 6 main slate on DraftKings. Are Miami Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert or Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III still worth rostering with increased price tags? Then there are those players like Atlanta Falcons WR Drake London who are cheaper this week and the new value might make them a worthwhile play. Let's take a closer look at the notable NFL DFS Week 6 DraftKings risers and fallers. 


DraftKings NFL DFS Week 6 Salary Risers 

Raheem Mostert, RB, MIA – $700 increase from Week 5 ($5,700)

In a two-week period, Raheem Mostert’s salary has now risen $1.5K on DraftKings to a season-high $5,700. He was $5K last week and the $700 bump is justifiable as his current salary is still far too cheap for a runner that has turned into his team’s lead back. Last week in the Dolphins' loss to the Jets, Mostert played on 69% of the team’s snaps, was the ball-carrier on 73% of run attempts. and played in 57% of the team’s short yardage situations – sounds like a bell-cow running back to me. Mostert, who followed head coach Mike McDaniel from San Francisco, has now monopolized touches from Chase Edmonds, who started the season as the RB1. Edmonds saw just three opportunities last week against the Jets, racking up only one carry for one yard. Meanwhile, Mostert saw 21 carries and Myles Gaskin, who is now making a claim to RB2, saw nine. With Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater both in the league’s concussion protocol, the Dolphins are going to lean on their running game this week against the Vikings and that could make Mostert still a solid value play at $5.7K on DK.

Kenneth Walker III, RB, SEA – $700 increase from Week 5 ($5,400)

Rashaad Penny’s fabulous end to the 2021 season carried over into the early weeks of the 2022, but the Seahawks lead running back suffered another major injury Sunday and is likely out for the season. Enter rookie rusher Kenneth Walker III, who immediately becomes a conversation piece all over the DFS industry. Walker was already considered one of the best prospects at his position to start the season, but the Seahawks had scarcely used him due to how well Penny was running. Before Sunday, Walker had only ran a total 20 times for 58 yards and caught six passes for 14 yards. After Penny’s third quarter injury, Walker took over and looked like the Kenneth Walker III we all knew and loved at Michigan State. He finished the day with a career-high 30 snaps and tallied up 88 yards on only eight carries while also scoring his first NFL touchdown. Now I would expect the rookie to take on Penny’s load going forward as the lead rusher in a legitimate offense. With a date at home this weekend against Arizona, this is still a very fair price to pay for an NFL RB1 on one of the most surprising offenses in the NFL. 

Breece Hall, RB, NYJ – $400 increase from Week 5 ($5,800)

Hall’s nickname sure is fitting – “The Beast." He was one of my favorite DFS plays in CFB out of Iowa State and has rolled right into the NFL without looking back. This kid is special player who had been receiving targets at a near record pace through four weeks and then last week picked up 100 receiving yards on two targets, getting tackled inside the 1-yard line both times. Hall’s DraftKings point total has steadily risen since Week 1 – 11, 13, 15, 16 and then 31 last week and he has now scored a touchdown in three of his last four games. He may not be a true bell cow yet due to the presence of Michael Carter but as only the 18th highest priced RB on the slate Breece Hall is fully in play in all formats against the Packers this week. 

DraftKings NFL DFS Week 5 Salary Fallers

Jaylen Waddle, WR, MIA – $500 decrease from Week 5 ($6,200)

Jaylen Waddle led all Dolphins WRs in snaps last week (76%), but he finished with just three targets. It has now been back-to-back duds for Waddle, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tua Tagovailoa has a chance to return for Week 6 from his concussion. Plus, Tyreek Hill is dealing with a mid-foot injury that could force him to miss time. During the Dolphins’ 3-0 start, Waddle had 19 catches for 342 yards and three touchdowns and was targeted 30 times.

The offense has not been the same without Tagovailoa, especially when it comes to Waddle’s production. He has been targeted just eight times in the past two games, catching only five passes for a total of 63 yards and no touchdowns. If Hill is out, though, and Teddy Bridgewater returns, then Waddle becomes an interesting GPP play on DraftKings.

Drake London, WR, ATL – $500 decrease from Week 5 ($5,400)

Drake London took a $500 decrease, which should have us running to throw him in our GPP lineups on Sunday, right? Well let’s take a step back because we have seen some real regression on the star rookie from USC and it’s not all his fault. London was playing without Kyle Pitts yet played on a season-low 67% of the snaps in what should have been a perfect game script for the receiver as the Falcons played from behind all game. London finished with just four catches and 35 yards receiving on seven targets (28%), which gives him only six catches and 52 yards receiving over the last two weeks. London still has a solid 32% target share over the last two weeks, but when one of the league’s worst quarterbacks is throwing to you there is only so much that you can do with Mariota's poor 47.8% completion rate. 

Najee Harris, RB, PIT – $500 decrease from Week 5 ($6,000)

Najee Harris was one of the busiest running backs of the 2021 NFL season, yet things sure have changed. He averaged 19 carries and 4.4 receptions last year but has seen those numbers dip to 13.8 carries and 2.6 catches per game this season. Harris is now coming off a game where he rushed 11 times for 20 yards and caught three passes for another 16. It is hard to blame Harris, though, when the opponent was the Bills and he is playing behind a terrible Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line. But still, when you are averaging only 3.2 yards per carry, have topped the 50 yard mark only twice, and have a backup like Jaylen Warren that is eating some of your work – a $500 decrease is still not enough to play Harris in any of your contests this week against Tampa. 


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