Cam Newton ($6,500)
There’s not a lot to love at the QB position on DraftKings this week with Lamar Jackson struggling, Dak Prescott injured and Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Russell Wilson not on the main slate.
That leaves Newton as one of the highest upside QBs remaining — and we may get him at lower ownership coming off a 2-week absence due to COVID-19.
Cam was said to be asymptomatic, so he shouldn’t have any restrictions in Week 6 against the Broncos, who have given up the 18th most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
I expect the Patriots to dominate on both sides of the ball and Cam should have an excellent chance at rushing TDs with the Patriots expected to be in the red zone early and often.
Newton is my favorite GPP QB of the week. I’ll have him in at least 25% of my lineups.
Mike Davis ($7,000)
Davis is still way too cheap, as the Panthers offense has been clicking on all levels and Davis has exceeded 22 DK points in 3 consecutive games.
He’s a PPR machine, with 30 catches on 33 targets in his last 4 games. He has also scored 3 TDs in his past 4 and has not yet hit the 100-yard bonus.
The Bears have given up the 11th fewest DK points to opposing RBs, but the matchup isn’t one to be feared as Davis has an excellent floor/ceiling combo at just 7k.
I’ll be riding the Davis’ hot streak and overweighting him in GPPs for the 3rd consecutive week.
Joe Mixon ($6,200)
With 19+ touches in every game on the season, Mixon is the Bengals’ clear workhorse RB playing against a team that may be without their best player again in LB Darius Leonard.
Mixon is simply underpriced at just $6,200 and the RB13 on DraftKings this week. I think the Bengals could keep it close, locking in Mixon for another 20+ touches with upside in the receiving game as well with 12 catches in his last 2 games.
Mixon should go under-owned close in salary to chalkier options Mike Davis, James Robinson and Ronald Jones.
Jamison Crowder ($6,100)
Crowder has quietly had a massive season with 20+ DK points, 7+ catches and 100+ yards in 3 of 3 games.
Crowder has also been a volume hog with 33 targets in 3 games, despite playing with 2 different QBs in Sam Darnold and then Joe Flacco last week against the Cardinals.
The matchup is a good one, as well, as the Dolphins rank 19th against opposing fantasy WRs.
I expect Crowder to go overlooked again this week as most people simply write off any Jets players from their DFS rosters.
Mark Andrews ($6,500)
Another week, another time rostering Andrews heavily in GPPs. He has a dream matchup against the Eagles, who have given up the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing TEs.
Andrews easily projects as the top TE on the slate as there is no George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Darren Waller or Hunter Henry. He is $1,000 more than the 2nd highest-priced TE in Mike Gesicki.
I think Andrews will be worth it this week as he has 5 TDs on the season and is always a threat for multiple scores in the Ravens offense. Many other TEs on the slate will completely bust and if Andrews gets you 20-25, you will have a much higher chance of winning a GPP.
The Browns offensive line has been dominant, helping Cleveland roll to 4 straight victories. But now they’re going to Heinz Field to take on an elite Steelers front 7 that’s generated the most pressure in the league.
The Steelers have 20 sacks and 6 INTs in just 4 games. If the offense gives them an early lead, it could be big trouble for an injured Baker Mayfield and the Browns.