Fanduel Week 6 Miami Dolphins
Fanduel Week 6! The Dolphins have been hit hard with quarterback injuries. Tua Tagaovlia will miss his second-straight game this weekend and now Teddy Bridgewater will possibly miss this upcoming game against the Vikings after going out with concussion symptoms on the first offensive play in week 5. Mike McDaniel has said that Skylar Thompson will start with the possibility of Bridgewater backing him up. This could hurt the value of the majority of Dolphins players this week.
Quarterbacks for Fanduel Week 6
Skylar Thompson is set to start his first NFL game ever this week against the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings. It doesn’t bode extremely well for the Dolphins or the Miami fantasy options on Fanduel. Last week Thompson played every snap for the Dolphins besides the one play that Bridgewater played. He had a good matchup against the New York Jets but managed just 166 yards with an interception and no touchdowns or rushing yards. He can probably be left out of your Fanduel lineups unless you want to have a different lineup from the field and hope he produces.
Trevor Lawrence has looked good every week except for his last game. That could mean his ownership goes down on Fanduel. Lawrence has three weeks where he has thrown 262 yards or more and also three weeks with two or more touchdowns. Now he is priced as the 12th most expensive quarterback on the shortest main slate of the season so far.
Running back is where we could find a good Fanduel play for a Dolphins player. That is Raheem Mostert who has taken over as the lead back in Miami. In the past two weeks, he has gotten 15 and then 18 carries. Last week he had 113 rushing yards and a touchdown. Expect them to run Mostert a lot again with Thompson at quarterback. Mostert is just $6,500 on Fanduel and is questionable but has been practicing so he should play on Sunday. Another Fanduel pick in week 6 picks at RB.
Another running back priced at $6,500 brings great value this week as well. That is Kenneth Walker III, who is now the lead back for Seattle. Seattle has a great matchup against Arizona and Walker showed promise last week with a 68-yard touchdown run.
Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are still expensive this week on Fanduel and essentially did nothing last week with Thompson at quarterback. Still, these two can take any pass and turn it into a touchdown, so there is still potential there even at these high prices. If Thompson can only manage 166 yards against the Jets though it is hard to imagine he will be much better against the Vikings.
For those looking for value on the Sunday main slate, you could look to DJ Moore, who is just $5,900 and has seen eight and 11 targets the past two weeks. Moore was great last year and maybe a change at quarterback this week could allow him to produce his highest output of the season so far.
At the top of the wide receiver price range, we have Mike Evans as just the seventh-ranked player. Every week that he hasn’t been kicked out of the game or suspended for those actions, Evans has averaged 85 yards and one touchdown. The Buccaneers still have Tom Brady as well, who has been throwing all over the place with 385 and 352 yards the past two weeks. Who is your QB pick for Fanduel Week 6?
The tight end conversation with the Dolphins for Fanduel starts and ends with Mike Gesicki. It hasn’t been a great year for him though with the increased competition for targets with Tyreek Hill in town. He has managed one good fantasy week when Tua threw for 469 yards. Gesicki managed to get 41 of those yards and a touchdown. It would be hard to trust Gesicki who has received four targets at most in a game this year so far.
Evan Engram of the Jaguars could be a good Fanduel value play this week. He comes in at $5,200, just $400 more than Mike Gesicki. Last week Engram got 10 targets that he turned into six catches for 69 yards. He also has a game with eight targets this year and is building nice chemistry with Lawrence.
Defenses of Fanduel Week 6
The Miami defense hasn’t been as good as it was just last year so far. Last week they gave up 40 points to the Jets. It doesn’t give us much confidence in playing them against the Vikings this week at $4,000.
For just $700 more you can play the 49er’s defense, who has scored 21 and 15 points twice on Fanduel in the first three weeks. They also play the Atlanta Falcons who are not very dynamic offensively, to say the least.
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