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DRAFT NFL Week 6: Lineups, Strategy and Rankings

Hi everybody, welcome to week 6 of PlayDraft DFS Strategy. While every week relies on match ups, I think this week is even more dependent on match ups than usual. As such, try to take extra advantage of good players against weak opponents this week as much as you are able.

QB Rankings

  1. Tom Brady
  2. Aaron Rodgers
  3. Drew Brees
  4. Cam Newton
  5. DeShaun Watson
  6. Matt Stafford
  7. Kirk Cousins
  8. Matt Ryan
  9. Carson Wentz
  10. Jameis Winston
  11. Philip Rivers
  12. Derek Carr

RB Rankings

  1. Le’Veon Bell
  2. Kareem Hunt
  3. Todd Gurley
  4. Leonard Fournette
  5. Devonta Freeman
  6. Melvin Gordon
  7. CJ Anderson
  8. DeMarco Murray
  9. Jordan Howard
  10. Jay Ajayi
  11. Lamar Miller
  12. Doug Martin
  13. Marshawn Lynch
  14. Mike Gillislee
  15. Carlos Hyde
  16. Ameer Abdullah
  17. Frank Gore
  18. Duke Johnson
  19. Bilal Powell/Elijah McGuire (depending on Powell’s injury report)
  20. Rob Kelley

WR/TE Rankings

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Julio Jones
  3. Mike Evans
  4. Brandin Cooks
  5. Jordy Nelson
  6. Michael Thomas
  7. DeAndre Hopkins
  8. Rob Gronkowski
  9. Golden Tate
  10. Terrelle Pryor
  11. Alshon Jeffery
  12. Keenan Allen
  13. Davante Adams
  14. DeMaryius Thomas
  15. Stefon Diggs
  16. TY Hilton
  17. Michael Crabtree
  18. Larry Fitzgerald
  19. Tyreek Hill
  20. Kelvin Benjamin
  21. Pierre Garcon
  22. Adam Thielen

3 Team Strategy

This is very unorthodox for me to suggest as I’m usually all about taking a RB or WR first but I think the play this week is to take Tom Brady with your first round pick. I know it seems a stretch but I just can’t see Brady putting up less than 3 or 4 TD against the Jets this week. I like the other two options in the top 3 at QB this week but I think with the match up, Brady has to have an advantage and he offers a bigger gap than the other positions do over their respective alternatives. You can say what about DeShaun Watson as he has 3 straight weeks of 5 TD and he’s playing the Browns but the way football works is that just when you expect the trend to continue and everyone gets Watson in their lineups – he’ll drop a dud. Now obviously I still expect decent things from Watson which is why I have him ranked 5th this week but you’ll see a lot of places that will have him ranked 1 or 2 this week and I’m just more cautious. Take Brady early and then just go with the highest ranked at the other positions. I’d probably look to go QB (Brady or wait until final round) -WR-WR-RB-RB.

6 Team Strategy

As opposed to the 3 team strategy, I don’t think there’s as much disparity between the top QBs and the bottom ones in the 6 team draft vs. the top half of the WR and especially the RB. In this case, I’m taking my QB last round unless Brady is still there in the 3rd. Special emphasis should be given on landing two of the top 6 RB if you can. I’d go RB-RB-WR-WR-QB.

10 Team Strategy

Here you’re relying on some shaky QBs in the bottom third as well as shaky RB in the bottom half. I’d put my priority on landing two top RBs and a top half QB over the WR which do have a drop off but not as pronounced as the others. Ideally I’d like to go with RB-RB-QB-WR-WR but if Brady is still there in late round 2, I’d reach up and get him.

That’s it for this week! Get out there and win some drafts! Also, as usual, please don’t be shy about asking questions or commenting in the area below!

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