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NFL Week 6 DFS Cheat Sheet: Five recommended plays for all contests

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (86) reacts after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals TE Zach Ertz: He and his 66.0 PFF receiving grade should have a field day against the Seattle Seahawks’ lacking linebackers.

Atlanta Falcons WR Drake London: The rookie boasts an 89.2 PFF receiving grade versus zone coverage, which bodes well for his bout with the San Francisco 49ers.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen: The star signal-caller (80.0 PFF passing grade) could have his best game yet against the Kansas City Chiefs. The game is totaled with the Week 6-high, 54-point over/under.

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NFL Week 6 action is here. Here are five recommended plays to help you win big in DraftKings GPP and cash game competitions.


TE ZACH ERTZ, ARIZONA CARDINALS ($4,900 on DRAFTKINGS) @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • The Seattle Seahawks’ inability to cover the tight end position was highlighted as a matchup to target in Week 3, and that mantra has continued to be profitable in the two weeks since. 
TEs vs. Seattle Rec./Tgts-Rec. Yds-TDs EPP – MTF Receiving Yds/Route Run PPR Pts – Fantasy Finish – PFF Rec. Grade
Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos 5/5-33-0 0 – 2 1.00 8.3 – TE16 – 61.7
Ross Dwelley, San Francisco 49ers 1/1-38-1 1 – 0 2.92 10.8 – TE12 – 58.9
Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons 5/8-87-0 3 – 1 5.12 13.7 – TE6 – 91.1
T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions 8/11-179-2 4 – 2 5.11 39.9 – TE1 – 91.9
Adam Trautman, New Orleans Saints 2/3-32-1 1 – 0 2.67 11.2 – TE9 – 66.0

*EPP = Explosive Pass Plays; MTF = Missed Tackles Forced

Seahawks linebackers Cody Barton (47.0 PFF coverage grade) and Jordyn Brooks (45.2 PFF coverage grade) have been abysmal in coverage. Their respective PFF coverage grades rank 47th and 49th at the position among NFL linebackers with at least 100 coverage snaps.

Among the same group of qualifying linebackers, Barton’s 204 passing yards allowed are 10th-most at the position, and both his 1.57 receiving yards allowed per coverage snap and 3.9% explosive pass play allowed rate are top-three tight end-friendly marks. 

Among the same group of qualifying linebackers, Brooks’ five missed tackles and 85.7% open target rate rank second-highest in their respective categories. Brooks has also failed to force a single incompletion in coverage this year. 

PFF’s TE matchup chart gives Ertz (66.0 PFF receiving grade) a 17.0% matchup advantage rating over Barton, fourth-best on the week. 

The 40 targets accumulated by Arizona’s 10th-year tight end are fourth-most at the position, and his 19.8% targets per route run rate ranks sixth overall among NFL tight ends with at least 100 receiving snaps

Ertz could push Arizona's No. 1 wide receiver, Marquise Brown, for the team lead in targets this week. 

Arizona at Seattle opened with a 50.5-point over/under at BetMGM this week. That is the second-highest game total on the Week 6 slate.

PFF’s Ownership Projections have Ertz with just a 5.0% rostership rate on DraftKings this week. The DFS market is egregiously low on him, as Ertz’s incoming volume and matchup quietly put him in play for overall TE1 honors this week. He is a must-use player in both GPP and cash game lineups.

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