Last Updated: Friday, Oct. 14 at 2:45pm ET

With NFL Week 6 DFS staring us in the face, we've got a lot of work to do this week. By this time, you have probably gone through the NFL Injury Report and have a list of not only who could be in or out, but also which players become strong DFS value plays as a result. We're probably not going to see much value in the Buffalo Bills/Kansas City Chiefs matchup as that is the marquee game everyone wants to be a part of, right? So where is the best value? The best bang for our buck? We all know Kenneth Walker is going to be popular this week, but how about Kyler Murray the rest of that Arizona Cardinals/Seattle Seahawks game? We've watched Seattle's defense stink up the joint over the last two weeks and investing in players both facing them and on their team has proven to be a big DFS winner. You don't need an NFL DFS Lineup Generator (Lineup Optimizer) or a DFS Compare Tool to tell you that Week 6 lineups should include players from both teams.

But injuries are not the only obstacle for building winning DFS lineups. You've got bye weeks starting this week with the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans all off in Week 6. That means we have just an 11-game slate from which to choose players. It's still a fantastic player pool, but you always have to consider the fact that if the chalk hits, pay-lines will go up. It's going to take every bit of NFL and fantasy football analysis to go through and see which high-floor players we want to lock in, not just for cash, but for GPP tournaments as well. Yes, the stacking of Seahawks, Lions and Saints have worked these last two weeks, but you don't want to be too dependent on DFS stacks. You should be able to build winning GPP lineups without relying too heavily on them. Of course, as I say that I'm staring at the pricing for Kyler Murray and his weapons.

So let's dig in. I'm excited for this week's DFS contests and you should be too.

 

 

Still seeing a lot of new subscribers coming in, so I'd like to start the NFL DFS Week 6 Watch List with a welcome to all of the new members of the Fantasy Alarm #FAmily. Our family continues to grow and I cannot express how thankful we are to have you join us.. Now it's up to us to help you cash consistently on your NFL DFS action and we are psyched to make that happen. Since you are new to the Watch List, allow me to share some thoughts real quick:

“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries, which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to Sunday kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.

Scoring The Playbook Week 5

We can start with a value breakdown of the Playbook for both FanDuel and DraftKings. My Achilles heel this week was the pass-catchers – wide receivers and tight ends. We nailed the quarterbacks and running backs, though I wish I had included Austin Ekeler in the NFL DFS Playbook and not just had him in the NFL DFS Example Lineups as a GPP play. Still, he was there and that Chargers stack we used played nicely. I did give you Raheem Mostert and that was a huge one no one else brought to you.

Unfortunately you can't whiff on the wideouts. Tight ends, I'm less concerned with. But not including Gabe Davis was obviously a big miss. I had Tyler Lockett in the Examples, but had DK Metcalf in the Playbook and I stayed on Cooper Kupp but left out Justin Jefferson. For guys like Dyami Brown or Jakobi Meyers, there was nothing I could do. Neither showed up in my model and I highly doubt anyone was out there touring either. Still – gotta get stronger with the receivers, so that will be a focus this week.

And here are the top lineups you could have created on your own using ONLY the players from the Playbook and Dart Board:

All set? Are you ready to start diving into an early look at Week 6 NFL DFS? Let's do it!