Week 6 NFL DFS Cheat Sheet – Tight Ends (TE) – FanDuel & DraftKings Expert Lineup Picks & Analysis.
Welcome to the Tight End Cheat Sheet.
In this post we sharing our top options and plays at the TE position for each DFS week of the 2016-2017 NFL season.
We will break them down into four tiers and give you our top plays in each tier, we will also be highlighting players for a specific site when the pricing or scoring of that site calls for it.
The tiers are as follows:
- Top Tier
- Mid Tier
- Value Tier
- GPP Tier
Here we go…
Olsen remains the elite TE so far in 2016. A near lock for double digit targets, he continues to be the focal point of the Panthers’ attack regardless of who is under center. This week should be a shoot-out as the Panthers travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints – and I like the odds that Olsen finishes this week as one of the top producers at the position – yet again in Week 6.
Top Play – Jimmy Graham ($6,900 FD; $4,900 DK)
Jimmy Graham has posted back to back weeks where he has been a top performer at the position. No one questioned whether or not he has an elite skill set – when healthy. Well, it looks like he is fully healthy and ready to go now, especially with Seattle coming off of a bye week. He remains dirt cheap on DraftKings at $4,900 – and although he is a little pricey on FD, he is still a very strong option on that site in my opinion.
FanDuel – Delanie Walker ($6,700 FD)
Walker is relatively more expensive on DK ($5,500) – but on FD, he remains an elite play. He is really the only reliable threat through the air for Marcus Mariota to hit – and in a match-up against Cleveland this week, I like his chances of building off last week’s 5-66-1 line against MIA.
Top Play – Zach Miller ($5,800 FD; $3,800 DK)
Miller has hit double digit points in 3 of the past 4 weeks, and this week – the Bears get a juicy match-up with Jacksonville, where they are projected to score 24 points. Miller should continue to see a steady diet of passes from Brian Hoyer – and he is in a good spot for an affordable price this week.
Top Play – Travis Kelce ($6,400 FD; $5,000 DK)
Kelce has seen at least 7 targets in each of the 4 KC games so far this year, and this week they face Oakland, who struggle to defend the position. He is affordable on each site and is a very strong option. I like his chances of getting a TD this week, which would make it three straight him.
Top Play – Gary Barnidge ($5,300 FD; $3,300 DK)
I don’t particularly love any of the punt options this week, but it is hard to argue with the role Barnidge plays in the Cleveland passing attack. He has seen 5-6-7-8 targets over the past four games, and is a safe bet to see another 6-8 this week as the Browns face the Titans. I wouldn’t expect a high ceiling here – but he should be a safe, reliable option if you are looking to free up a little extra cash than the mid-tier options.
Top Play – Martellus Bennett ($6,600 FD; $4,500 DK)
This wreaks of chasing points, but it would not shock me to continue to see Bennett as a key cog in the Patriots offence. Until I see Gronkowski in top form, I will not be rostering him at his current price levels. Sure – he will have a monster week one time for his first ‘showing’ of the year, but I don’t want to be tossing away entries waiting for it, especially in a match-up against the Bengals. Bennett is making plays for the Pats, and there is no reason for him to all of a sudden become irrelevant. He remains a strong GPP play in Week 6.
Top Play – Charles Clay ($5,300 FD; $2,900 DK)
Clay has slowly been coming on for the Bills – and you have a shot here to get him with what should be extremely low ownership in a great match-up. The Bills are projected to score 26.5 points this week – and unless you envision McCoy and Tyrod Taylor running the ball in each time, Tyrod will have to throw the ball somewhere. He has caught 5 balls each of the past two weeks, and it is only a matter of time before he finds the end-zone. I like him as a punt or as a stack with Tyrod Taylor this week in GPP’s.