Yahoo DFS Picks Week 6: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments


Last Sunday marked another week of brutal injuries with Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) headlining the list of prominent names forced out of action. And for good measure, this is the first week of byes.  Injuries often open the door for cost-saving options in daily fantasy football, but we’re steering clear of Devontae Booker and Darrel Williams in our Week 6 Yahoo DFS lineup this week in spite of the expected increase in their usage.

In addition to the Falcons, Saints, Jets, and 49ers being on bye, the Buccaneers, Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Seahawks, Steelers, Bills, and Titans are in standalone games, further limiting the player pool..

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It’s essentially the same as FanDuel, with four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 6: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

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  • Mahomes (and the Chiefs) struggled through a two-game stretch before he got back on track to the tune of 32.7 fantasy points in Week 4. After another subpar outing in Week 5, look for Mahomes and Co. to take their frustration out on a Washington defense that has been much less than advertised throughout the early juncture of the season.

  • Weeks 2-3 were quiet for Taylor, but he’s made his presence felt over his past two games, averaging 24.7fantasy points over that span. As 10-point favorites against the Texans, this matchup projects to feature a run-friendly game script for the Colts. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Marlon Mack and/or Nyheim Hines get some work if this game unfolds as expected, but another big outing for Taylor should be in the cards, as well.

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  • Swift may not shake free from Jamaal Williams’ presence for a larger share of the team’s carries, but he leads the Lions in touches thanks to his superior work in the passing game. Swift has alternated 20-plus point performances with lackluster outputs through five games, but in a matchup in which the Lions should remain within striking distance, Swift should see the requisite work to string a pair of profitable games together.

  • It’s just five games into Chase’s NFL career, and he’s already making defenders look hapless. The scary — or intoxicating — thing is he’s only scratching the surface. Chase paces the Bengals in targets, yards, and touchdowns. He’s second in receptions (23) and is catching 65.7 percent of his targets while averaging a staggering 19.8 yards per reception. His price is going to become too inflated to fit into our lineups soon, but we can reap what he sows for at least one more week.

  • There was concern over Cooper’s Week 5 usage after tweaking his hamstring the game prior. He played 73 percent of the snaps, however, and should be good to go for Sunday’s contest against the Pats. Dak Prescott has spread the ball around since looking Cooper’s way 17 times in Week 1. Cooper has been limited to three receptions in four straight games, but he could be called upon to play a more prominent role in the offense this week against a defense that may opt to take away CeeDee Lamb or the Cowboys’ ground game.

    If you have concerns about Cooper being the target Bill Belichick elects to eliminate, Courtland Sutton at $20 is a worthwhile option against the Raiders. Vegas sportsbooks opened the total at a modest 44.5, but divisional matchups — particularly between teams who may not be as good as their press clippings — can often get out of hand (in a good way).

  • The Bills aren’t done shutting down offenses, and Bill Belichick smothering the Texans’ clear No. 1 offensive option was as predictable as the sunrise. Rookie quarterback Davis Mills enjoyed his best game as a pro (21-of-29, 312 yards, three touchdowns) last week, and he should be free to target Cooks at will once again.

  • The only thing keeping Andrews from the tight end spotlight was a lack of touchdowns, but he notched his first two on Monday night. We’re unlikely to enjoy the same relatively low ownership Andrews may have garnered sans his Week 5 explosion, but we’re going to roll with him here anyway. The Ravens’ matchup with the Chargers should encourage them to continue employing a balanced offensive attack.

  • We don’t know exactly what the Raiders offense will look like post-Jon Gruden, but we certainly don’t expect any immediate drastic changes. Jacobs has struggled in the efficiency department, but he still leads the team in touches despite missing Week 2. Most encouraging is the five targets he received in each of the past two games. If offensive coordinator and new play-caller Greg Olson is more liberal with Jacobs’ role in the passing game, we could see his stock begin to ascend in short order.

  • The Giants could be without Saquon Barkley (ankle) and up to four of their top wide receivers. Not to mention, Daniel Jones needs to pass concussion protocol before suiting up Sunday. Even if Sterling Shepard and/or Darius Slayton return from hamstring injuries, it’s reasonable to expect them to need some time to shake off the rust. Either way, the Rams will have a big game.


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