Are you ready for the NFL Week 6 DFS main slate? If you've read through all the NFL DFS coaches, listened the the NFL DFS podcast and gone through the NFL DFS Playbook with a fine-toothed comb, well then I think you are. This is going to be a tricky week for everyone as most players are fixated on just a select few games, most notably the Buffalo Bills vs the Kansas City Chiefs and the Arizona Cardinals vs the Seattle Seahawks. We also have a lot of value at the running back position this week so remember, a lot of people are going to pay down there and live with the bargains, for better or for worse. As we've gone over before, for cash games, you're going to want to have pieces of both games. You don't need to over-invest, but having a slice here and there is probably going to be necessary. You can check with our NFL DFS Ownership Forecaster to get a general idea as to which pieces you definitely want to use, but remember, not every player in your cash lineup should be highly-owned. That's why you have all the options in the Playbook and we show you some Example Lineups here. Keeping pace with the field is one thing. Copying the entire field is another, so be careful. Stick to the plan, but always have a little something of your own, though I recommend we live withing the confines of the Playbook.

As for your GPP lineups, again, you're going to want a slice of the aforementioned games, but remember, so is everyone else. You need to find ways to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. I gave you a little nugget for that inside the Playbook and I'm going to stick with it for my primary GPP lineups. I'm also looking at a few other games, so check out the notated stacks that intrigue me. And remember, you don't always have to go with a stack. Some QBs, like a Patrick Mahomes, for example, are fine by themselves or “naked” as some people say. If you don't know which receivers to stack, sometimes you just don't do it. Pairing? I like that. Like putting Geno Smith with DK Metcalf and that's it. Nothing wrong with that and a lot of the times, I prefer it to committing to a full stack. So just watch which players you are using, find a way to differentiate yourself from the herd and understand that if you're playing in one of these big contests with more than a few thousand players, it's more like a lottery ticket, so invest wisely.

Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

Dolphins’ QB Teddy Bridgewater also was cleared from concussion protocol today, per sources. He will be active Week 6 and serve as the back-up on Sunday to rookie QB Skylar Thompson

Rams' WR Cooper Kupp (foot) and TE Tyler Higbee (ankle), both listed as questionable for Sunday, both are expected to play vs. the Panthers

Saints’ WR Chris Olave, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a concussion, is not expected to play vs. the Bengals

Patriots’ WR Jakobi Meyers, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is expected to play vs. the Browns

Patriots ruled out WR Nelson Agholor and DB Jonathan Jones for Sunday’s game at Cleveland

Players out Sunday include Tua Tagovailoa, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pat Freiermuth, Cam Sutton, Jarvis Landry, Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore, Rashod Bateman, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Jadeveon Clowney, Denzel Ward, Christian Watson, James Conner, Darrel Williams, Cam Akers.

Other News:

Bengals announce Tee Higgins is going through pre-game warm-ups but remains a true game-time decision.

Colts ruled Jonathan Taylor (ankle) out for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

Colts ruled Nyheim Hines (concussion) out for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

Colts elevated RB Phillip Lindsay from the practice squad.

Jaguars ruled Marvin Jones (hamstring) out for Week 6 against the Colts.

Patriots ruled Nelson Agholor (hamstring) out for Week 6 against the Browns.




As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Bills: Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabe Davis or Devin Singletary (Kelce coming back)

*Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman or Marquez Valdes-Scantling or JuJu Smith-Schuster (Diggs or Davis coming back)

*Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett or Ken Walker (Benjamin, M Brown or R Moore or Ertz coming back)

*Cardinals: Kyler Murray, Zach Ertz, Marquise Brown or Rondale Moore (Lockett or Metcalf coming back)

*Buccaneers: Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin or Mike Evans (Pickens or D Johnson coming back)

Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Devin Duvernay or JK Dobbins (Barkley or Slayton coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

*Bengals: Joe Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Joe Mixon or Tee Higgins or Tyler Boyd (Kamara or Callaway coming back)

Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Allen Lazard (Hall or G Wilson coming back)

*Vikings: Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook or Adam Thielen (Waddle or Mostert or Hill coming back)

Saints: Andy Dalton/Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, Tre'Quan Smith or Marquez Callaway or Taysom Hill (Chase or Mixon coming back)

Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Christian Kirk, James Robinson or Travis Etienne (Pittman or Pierce coming back)

Browns: Jacoby Brissett, Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper (Meyers or Stevenson coming back)

Jets: Zach Wilson, Breece Hall, Garrett Wilson or Elijah Moore (A Jones or Lazard coming back)

49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson or Brandon Aiyuk or George Kittle (London coming back)

Rams: Matthew Stafford, Darrell Henderson, Cooper Kupp (McCaffrey or Moore coming back)

Falcons: Marcus Mariota, Drake London, Kyle Pitts or Tyler Allgeier (Deebo or Aiyuk or J Wilson coming back)

Steelers: Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, Diontae Johnson (Fournette or Evans or Godwin coming back)

*Giants: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton (Andrews or Duvernay coming back)

Colts: Matt Ryan, Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce (Kirk or Etienne or J Robinson coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Patriots: Bailey Zappe, Rhamondre Steveson, Jakobi Meyers (Chubb coming back)

Panthers: PJ Walker, Christian McCaffrey, DJ Moore (Henderson or Kupp coming back)

*denotes favorite

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