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NFL DFS Plays: MNF Week 6

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: October 19, 2020, 9:42 am ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NFL DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, and sometimes injury situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NFL News & Headlines Feed throughout the day will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at the two-game Monday Night Football slate for Week 6. Lineups lock at 5:00 ET.  

SETUP & INJURIES

  • The Chiefs are listed as five point road favorites against the Bills with an over/under of 56. 
  • The Cowboys and Cardinals are listed as a pick’em with an over/under of 55.  
  • Buffalo WR John Brown is questionable. Gabriel Davis would be upgraded if Brown can’t go. 
  • Kansas City WR Sammy Watkins is out. Mecole Hardman should see more snaps and targets. 
  • Dallas QB Dak Prescott is out. He’s done for the season, in case you haven’t heard. Andy Dalton will start in his place.

QUARTERBACK 

Kyler Murray - Arizona (at Dallas) - DK: $7,300 / FD: $8,400 / Yahoo: $38

All four quarterbacks are firmy in play tonight. Murray, Mahomes, and Allen all carry rushing upside to go along with a hearty passing expectation, and Dalton slides in as a plausible bargain in this high over/under. Salary constraints are pushing me towards Dalton on some sites, but Murray is my preferred QB option. Dallas has really struggled against the pass this season, and this looks like one of the better matchups of the season for the Arizona signal caller. Making matters even better, Kyler has five rushing touchdowns, which is tied for third in the NFL. This is a great spot for him to feast. 

Also Consider: Andy Dalton (value) 

RUNNING BACK

Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas (vs. Arizona) - DK: $7,700 / FD: $9,500 / Yahoo: $35

Unless more value opens up on this slate, I’ll probably fade Elliott on FanDuel. That $9,500 salary really cuts into your options over there. As for DraftKings and Yahoo, I believe the Dallas RB is firmly in play through all formats. He should see as many touches as he can handle while trying to pace the offense in Dak Prescott’s absence. The matchup isn’t too shabby, as Mike Davis was able to torch the Cardinals for 117 total yards on 21 touches two weeks ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Zeke” pushed for 30 total touches on Monday, making him an extremely enticing DFS proposition. 

Also Consider: Clyde Edwards-Helarie, Kenyan Drake 

WIDE RECEIVER

Stefon Diggs - Buffalo (vs. Kansas City) - DK: $6,200 / FD: $7,100 / Yahoo: $27

Diggs is probably my favorite “per dollar” receiver on all three DFS sites. He has established himself as Josh Allen’s go-to option, seeing a whopping 16 targets (10-106) last week at Tennessee. Fellow WR John Brown is still banged up, which should keep pushing more looks towards Diggs. The Bills will probably throw early and oftent to keep pace with Kansas City, which certainly benefits the upside of their top receiver. 

Mecole Hardman - Kansas City (at Buffalo) - DK: $4,200 / FD: $5,400 / Yahoo: $15

Sammy Watkins will not play tonight, which should translate to more snaps and targets for Mecole Hardman. The speedy receiver was already an intriguing DFS bargain with the ability to break off a long touchdown, but this puts him firmly in consideration through all formats. Sure, he had a down week against the Raiders, but his snap rate is climbing along with the potential for more targets. 

Also Consider: DeAndre Hopkins, CeeDee Lamb 

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce - Kansas City (at Buffalo) - DK: $6,900 / FD: $7,900 / Yahoo: $30

This has all the makings for a great game from Kelce. Buffalo is vulnerable to the tight end spot while allowing the third-most fantasy points to that position. Kelce is coming off a sweet 8-108-1 on 12 targets last Sunday, and a repeat performance is definitely on the table. It’s tough to squeeze his lofty salary into your Yahoo lineup, but I’ll be building around Kelce on DraftKings and FanDuel. 

Also Consider: Dalton Shultz 

DEFENSE

Arizona Cardinals (at Dallas) - DK: $3,200 / FD: $4,100 / Yahoo: $13

I’m not stressing about finding the perfect defense tonight. This is nothing more than a filler position that depends more on luck than anything else. Having said that, the Cardinals make sense while facing Andy Dalton and the Cowboys. Dalton has had turnover issues in the past, and he’ll be working in a new system with unfamiliar receiving targets. I’m not rearranging my lineup to make the Cardinals’ defense work, but they are a strong play if the pieces fit organically. 

Also Consider: Kansas City   

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Keep an eye on the injury status of Buffalo CB Tre’Davious White, who is listed as questionable. He’s a key piece of this Bills’ defense who will likely be tasked with limiting Tyreek Hill (WR - KC). If White is ruled out, that would serve as a significant upgrade to Hill. 

Are you looking for a dirt-cheap tournament play? Are you comfortable rostering a player without much of a track record? If so, I’ll point you in the direction of Darrell Daniels (TE- ARI). His snap share has risen from around 50% to 67% last week, resulting in two catches for 37 yards. Daniels is a “punt play” in every sense of the word, but maybe he can sneak past a bad Cowboys’ defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends. 

As mentioned earlier, John Brown (WR - BUF) is questionable. If he plays, I like him as a bargain on DraftKings at $4,000. If he doesn’t play, Gabriel Davis (WR - BUF) becomes a strong bet to potentially replicate his 5-58 line (9 targets) from last week. 

Spencer Limbach

Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for NBC Sports Edge. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.