The goal of this weekly DFS tournament picks article is to identify at least one player each week who is in the winning DraftKings Milly Maker lineup at less than 15% ownership. Last week, we connected on Darius Slayton, who blew up with an 8-129 receiving line at just $4,800. This is an important reminder to always target players with 30-point ceilings when dipping below the $5,000 price tag — these are the performances that can win you a DFS tournament.
James Robinson was a massive lemon, as the Jaguars were completely trucked by the Texans. However, the process here was on point, as I was looking for ways to pivot off a chalky Clyde Edwards-Helaire. CEH imploded as the highest-owned running back on the entire slate.
Here are the DFS tournament picks for Week 6.
WR Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (6% projected ownership)
Chase Claypool went nuclear last week with a four-touchdown smash and was the buzz waiver wire addition in season-long fantasy leagues everywhere. Claypool has been balling out all season — his 82.7 PFF grade ranks seventh among all wide receivers. However, I am not sure how much excitement there will be in playing Claypool in DFS now that DraftKings has jacked up his price to $5,200.
This spot reminds me of the week after Justin Jefferson’s surprise breakout 7-175-1 performance. Jefferson was overlooked the following week after DraftKings spiked his price to $5,200, with the field figuring that it missed the boat on Jefferson and did not want to chase last week’s points at an elevated price tag. Jefferson proceeded to turn in another 100-yard effort that week at low ownership and cemented himself as a weekly fantasy option.
I am getting similar vibes this week with Claypool — playing him feels extremely point-chasey, but the reality is that it is not, and Claypool has another great matchup.