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Week 6 Draftkings Plays: Rhamondre Stevenson, Tyler Lockett, and More

Week 6 DraftKings Plays - Rhamondre Stevenson and Tyler Lockett should have fantastic outings in DFS and should lead to a hefty payout.
Week 6 DraftKings Plays

Just like that, we already have five weeks of NFL football in the books. One of my favorite parts is fantasy football. One of my favorite aspects of fantasy football has become playing on DraftKings. Every week is like a new puzzle to figure out. Whether you are more of a cash game player or a tournament player, each presents a unique challenge. Let’s take a look at my favorite Week 6 DraftKings plays.

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Week 6 DraftKings Plays

Week 5 Recap

It’s always good to be completely transparent and demonstrate accountability. That’s what I like to do with everything I do, and that also goes for fantasy football. Whether it’s bold takes or DraftKings recommendations, I always like to keep track of wins and losses. It’s not only good for the readers to know, but it also helps me learn from mistakes moving forward.

Looking back at Week 5, it was my best week yet. This week 80% of my recommendations hit the 2.5x value we look for in cash game lineups. This time the running back group led the way at a 100% success rate. Meanwhile, the wide receiver group brought up the rear tied at a 62.5% success rate. Personally, it was a profitable week. We’ll look to get in going even better with the picks and get even more profits in the Week 6 DraftKings plays.

  • Week 5 – $247 → $437 ($190 PROFIT)
  • Year Total – $1,189 → $1,641 ($452 PROFIT)


Josh Allen (BUF) – $8,200 @ KC

Josh Allen has picked right back up where he left off last season. He was the QB1 in 2020. He was the QB1 in 2021. Now he’s on his way to becoming the QB1 in 2022. Allen is currently averaging an absurd 32.1 fantasy points per game. He’s topped the 30-point mark in four of his five games this year and the only one he didn’t, he still had 24.5 points.

Allen is a quarterback built for fantasy goodness and in a scheme that is perfectly tailored around his talents. He’s coming off a performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in which he put up 424 passing yards and 4 touchdowns on his way to 39.2 fantasy points. The scary part is he did most of that damage in the first half and took his foot off the gas because it was a blowout. This week the Buffalo Bills get a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. This matchup has the best environment on the slate with a 54-point combined total with only a 2.5-point thread. If this game goes how everyone expects, Allen may give us a 40-point fantasy performance this week.

Geno Smith (SEA) – $5,700 v ARI

The Geno Smith train keeps on keeping on and there is still room to jump on this bandwagon. There’s no better time to hop on than this week when the Seattle Seahawks take on the Arizona Cardinals. After a slow (literally) first two games, the Seahawks have turned into a fantasy carnival this year. They are able to score points and their defense can’t stop the opponents from scoring points. It’s the perfect recipe for fantasy success.

That should continue this week as the Cardinals are very similar and also play at a very fast pace. This game has the second-highest combined total at 50.5 points. The Seahawks are 2.5-point underdogs so the game script should be in Smith’s favor as well. He’s averaging 21.2 fantasy points per game on the season and over 27 fantasy points per game over the last three games. Smith should be able to keep the good times rolling this week which makes him one of the best Week 6 DraftKings plays.

Others to Consider: Tom Brady (TB) – $6,300 @ PIT, Marcus Mariota (ATL) – $5,300 v SF, Daniel Jones (NYG) – $5,200 v BAL

Running Backs

Rhamondre Stevenson (NE) – $6,000 @ CLE

The Rhamondre Stevenson buzz grew louder and louder during the preseason. Many people were expecting him to usurp Damien Harris as the lead back for the New England Patriots. While that hasn’t happened, Stevenson has been very good even in a limited role. After a rough first two weeks, he’s averaged 18.5 fantasy points per game over the last three games including more than 20 points in two of those games.

Now Harris is banged up and seems likely to miss this week against the Cleveland Browns, leaving Stevenson in what looks like a workhorse role. The extra touches should bode extremely well in this matchup. The Browns have been gashed by running backs so far this year. They have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs this year. Add it all up and Stevenson could be one of the best Week 6 DraftKings plays.

Kenneth Walker III (SEA) – $5,400 v ARI

Injuries happen in football. It’s unfortunate but true and we must react and adjust when they do. This week’s huge injury came when Rashaad Penny broke his leg. He’s now out for the rest of the year which paves the way for Kenneth Walker III to take over as the workhorse running back for the Seahawks.

Walker III came into the year as a truly elite prospect out of college. According to Player Profiler, his NFL prospect profile comparison was to LaDainian Tomlinson. Any time you can receive that type of comparison, you’re doing something right. Walker III showed last week why teams were so high on him when he made a great cut and showed burst and big-time breakaway speed. He gets his first test as the lead back this week against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are middle-of-the-road in terms of running back fantasy points allowed, however, as previously mentioned, this is one of the best fantasy environments on the slate. This could end up being the last week Walker III is under $6,000 for the rest of the season so take advantage before the price jump.

Others to Consider: Darrell Henderson (LAR) – $5,100 v CAR, Eno Benjamin (ARI) – $4,600 @ SEA, Leonard Fournette (TB) – $7,400 @ PIT, Saquon Barkley (NYG) – $7,700 v BAL, Christian McCaffrey (CAR) – $8,300 @ LAR

Wide Receivers

Cooper Kupp (LAR) – $9,700 v CAR

Is there any player more consistent in fantasy football than Cooper Kupp? The answer is a resounding NO at this point. All Kupp does is rack up fantasy points. He’s currently averaging 26.42 fantasy points per game. That’s the highest among all non-quarterbacks and only Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson average more.

Kupp has scored at least 28.90 fantasy points in every game but one so far. Even in his so-called “down” game, he still scored 16.40 fantasy points. Kupp’s floor is unlike anyone else and his ceiling is incredible. He ranks first among all wide receivers in targets, receptions, touchdowns, snap share, route participation, and yards after catch (YAC).

This week he gets to feast on the lowly Carolina Panthers. The Panthers fired their head coach, have an injured starting quarterback, and are completely in flux. They are one of the worst teams and defenses in the NFL. The Los Angeles Rams are currently 10-point favorites and Kupp should have no problem dominating this secondary.

Tyler Lockett (SEA) – $5,600 v ARI

So the Seahawks have been an awesome source of fantasy points and Tyler Lockett has been awesome including a monster game last week, yet his price didn’t rise even $100 this week? Make it make sense, please! Lockett is currently the WR8 in total fantasy points on the season but is only the WR20 in price this week.

He’s averaging 17.9 fantasy points per game this year. Lockett ranks sixth in receptions, ninth in receiving yards, and fifth in air yards among all wide receivers so far. As previously mentioned, this game is an awesome environment for fantasy purposes, especially for the passing games of both teams. The Seahawks likely won’t be able to stop Kyler Murray and the Cardinals and will need to throw plenty to keep up with them. With both teams playing at a fast pace, that should bode well for Lockett’s chances at another great game. All things considered, Lockett looks like one of the best Week 6 DraftKings plays, especially from a point-per-dollar standpoint.

Others to Consider: Rondale Moore (ARI) – $4,200 @ SEA, Chris Olave (NO) –  $5,500 v CIN, Jakobi Meyers (NE) – $5,300 @ CLE, Chris Godwin (TB) – $6,100 v PIT, D.K. Metcalf (SEA) – $6,800 v ARI, Diontae Johnson (PIT) – $5,700 v TB

Tight Ends

Mark Andrews (BAL) – $7,000 @ NYG

There was some concern about regression for Mark Andrews heading into the year considering how last year went. He saw a massive spike in volume on his way to 107 passes for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns on 154 targets. The targets, receptions, and yards were nearly double from the 2020 season. With Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ running backs much healthier heading into 2022, it seemed as if they could get back to a run-heavy approach, to the detriment of Andrews’ production.

While the Ravens haven’t had quite the same run-pass splits as last year, it hasn’t mattered for Andrews. He’s actually averaging more fantasy points per game this year at 18.2 points. Jackson has been playing at an MVP level and Andrews is the clear-cut alpha pass catcher in this offense. It looks like Rashod Bateman will miss another game this week leaving another 30%+ target share likely for Andrews. The New York Giants‘ defense is mediocre at best and Andrews should have no problem returning a great value. With so many great value plays available this week, Andrews looks like one of the best Week 6 DraftKings plays.

Tyler Higbee (LAR) – $4,600 v CAR

Aside from the Seahawks becoming a fun fantasy team, Tyler Higbee becoming an every-week must-start tight end is probably the most surprising development of 2022. He has shown flashes for stretches in the past but this seems like the most concerted and sustainable stretch we’ve seen in terms of believability for continued success.

Higbee has the most targets and the second-highest target share (25.3%) among all tight ends this year. He also has the second-highest snap share (93.9%) and the third-highest route participation (86.5%) among all tight ends according to Player Profiler. With Allen Robinson looking dusty, Higbee has been the clear-cut second option in this Rams offense.

As previously mentioned, the Rams are huge favorites in this one against a bad Panthers defense. The Rams have a 25.75-point implied team total good for fifth-best on the slate. They are very likely to move the ball and score with ease here and Higbee should be heavily involved. This makes him the best point-per-dollar play at tight end this week and should be heavily considered as a salary-saving option this week.

Others to Consider: Kyle Pitts (ATL) – $4,200 v SF, Hayden Hurst (CIN) – $3,200 @ NO, Zach Ertz (ARI) – $4,900 @ SEA

Defense/Special Teams

In terms of choosing a defense/special teams, it’s the last spot I fill in every week. It’s pretty random but there are a few areas to gain an advantage. I aim to target the heavily favored teams, who usually play with a lead. This forces their opponent to throw it more often which can help lead to extra sacks and turnovers and hopefully a touchdown. Another aspect to target is turnover and sack-prone quarterbacks. My advice is to fill out the rest of your lineup first and then pick your favorite D/ST out of the remaining money.

My Tentative Cash Game Lineup

  • QB – Josh Allen
  • RB – Eno Benjamin
  • RB – Kenneth Walker III
  • WR – DK Metcalf
  • WR – Tyler Lockett
  • WR – Drake London
  • TE – Mark Andrews
  • Flex – Rondale Moore
  • DST – New Orleans Saints

Make sure to tune in next week to see the results from my Week 6 DraftKings plays and to see the best picks for Week 7. Best of luck to everyone and let’s all enjoy some football and win some money!


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