UPDATED: Sunday, Oct. 16 at 6:30am ET

The NFL Week 6 DFS Sunday main slate is here and, oh baby, are we excited! There are a crazy number of top value plays to use at the running back position and even as these words are typed, both Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines are being been ruled out by the Colts. Does that mean we're all-in on Deon Jackson? Well, you'll just have to read the NFL DFS Playbook to find out. As you can see by the cover, Darrell Henderson and a few others present some really nice value too. What we can tell you here is that both your cash game play and GPP tournament lineups should be a little easier to construct, given what we already know about this slate. We know that everyone is going to heavily invest in the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs as the expected game total of 54 and memories of last year's AFC Divisional matchup are causing DFS players to drool. But we also have the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Arizona Cardinals and that game is expected to smash as well. You should have an easy time building cash game lineups just based off of the numbers you see in our NFL DFS Ownership Percentages (side note: the Forecaster is for large-field GPP tournaments, so while yes, you can use them as a guideline for who will be highly-owned in cash games as well, keep in mind that it is a guideline, not the gospel), as well as the high-floor cash game options outlined in the Playbook. For your GPP lineups, things should also be a little easier regarding lineup construction, but before you go ahead and assume you know which direction you're being pointed towards, read through EVERYTHING here as I may or may not have dropped a little GPP Easter egg in here somewhere for you.

So who's ready to get at it? 



Now, before we get to the Playbook players, allow me to remind you what you should be doing leading up this step in your research.

Step 1: Check out the DFS Position Coaches

QB Coach – Jon Impemba (@jimpemba777)

RB Coach -- Justin Vreeland (@JustinVreeland)

WR Coach -- Colby Conway (@colbyrconway)

TE Coach -- Andrew Cooper (@CoopAFiasco)

D/ST Coach -- Dan Malin (@RealDANlanta)

Step 2: Check out the rest of the relevant DFS content

In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Podcast with me and Jon Impemba, who also does the Contrarian Corner video and check out the DFS Bargains from Tera Roberts (@ItsTeraTime).

Also, our Master of Tools, Matt Selz (@theselzman), supplies you data junkies with the Weekly Match-Up Report and everyone should also be checking out the WR/CB Match-Up Report from Ryan Hallam (@fightingchance). 

Speaking of tools, we have also done some major enhancements with our NFL tools. We continue to crunch the numbers and tweak our algorithms so that our daily fantasy football projections are the best in the industry and that, in turn, has improved things like our Lineup Generator/DFS Optimizer, our DFS Compare tool and even our NFL DFS Ownership Projections. Again, all right here on one site for your convenience.

Step 3: Make your own list of players

It's real easy to just sit and wait for the Playbook, but as you are doing your research throughout the week, it is important to make notes and list the players who interest you the most. Maybe they end up in the Playbook and maybe they don't. If they're there, then great, it should mean we are honing in on the same things that make him a strong play. If not, maybe you're onto something else that someone overlooked. We aren't perfect and if you uncover something different, maybe you're right. I would be careful of routine groupthink and hype from beat writers, but often times someone will tell me something they saw about their local team that I missed and I am always looking to investigate more if its there. If you do, then say something in our Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat, Talk it out and see what the rest of the #FAmily thinks. That's why the chat is there, isn't it?

With those three steps complete and discussions are in progress, you are ready to look at the Playbook players, make comparisons and finalize your list for lineups, so let's get to it.

LATE EDIT:  Chris Olave has been ruled out for this week, so he is being removed from the Playbook. We are going to add another player to give you an additional option, but no, the Saints receivers are likely to stay in the Dart Board as strictly GPP options.



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