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Fantasy Football Picks: Jim Cramer’s Top DraftKings NFL DFS Options and Player Props for Week 6

Jim Cramer gives you his top Week 6 DFS picks and player props to consider.

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Hey, I’m Cramer. Welcome to Week 6 on DraftKings! This week we’re changing up the format just a bit. We wanted to incorporate both DFS action and action from the DK Sportsbook. Along with my team from BullMarketFantasy.com, we gathered the best player props we could find while also picking the players to use in cash games and GPPs.

I want to help you win your DraftKings cash game contests by helping set your lineups. Just like I want to help you set up a proper portfolio. Oh, and to be sure, if I think there’s something I have a real edge on, something that I believe is worth making a more serious wager on, I will be sure to flag it during my live stream on Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. ET with the info you need to feel confident about the call.

And always remember, some people are trying to make friends, I’m just here to help you make some money!

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Here are the players I, along with my team from Bull Market Fantasy, came up with for Week 6:

Quarterbacks

CASH: Ryan Tannehill ($5,900) vs. Texans:

The Titans looked mighty fresh against the Bills in Week 5, perhaps the result of being away from the team facility and a bye week. With star receiver A.J. Brown ($5,600) back in the lineup and the help of tight end Jonnu Smith ($5,200), Tannehill threw for three touchdowns vs. the Bills and rushed for 42 yards and a score. Now he plays against a Houston defense that allowed multiple touchdowns in three of five games including most recently to Gardner Minshew ($6,400), who also managed to throw for 301 yards. Great floor, good enough ceiling, and an awesome price for a cash game QB.

GPP: Matthew Stafford ($6,300) vs. Jaguars:

Since Kenny Golladay ($6,200) came back into the lineup in Week 3, Stafford’s thrown five touchdowns in two games. We just saw the Jaguars let Deshaun Watson ($7,000) have the best game of his season with 359 yards and three touchdowns. That was the second week in a row Jacksonville allowed a 300-yard passer as rookie Joe Burrow ($5,400) did it the week before (as did Philip Rivers ($5,900) in Week 1). Stafford’s firepower combined with a matchup against a weak defense should yield a terrific day for the Detroit QB.

QB Prop: Gardner Minshew Interceptions, Over 0.5 (-118):

Matt Patricia and his defense had two weeks to prepare for the Jacksonville offense that is seventh in scoring with 21.8 points per game. Considering they picked off four passes in their last two games and Minshew’s thrown four interceptions his last four games, the numbers just seem to match up too perfectly.

Running Backs

CASH: Myles Gaskin ($5,400) vs. Jets:

Despite being priced outside the top 15, Gaskin has every bit performed like a top-15 RB all season. In fact, the Miami offense is playing pretty solid football despite having just two wins. Gaskin has safely secured double-digit fantasy points in four of five games including his season-high of 20.1 points just last week. The extra boost to his fantasy score was the result of his first touchdown on the year (which, when factoring in all his fantasy points have just been coming from yards this whole time, is actually pretty impressive). Look for Gaskin to find the end zone again in Week 6 thanks to a matchup against the Jets whose defense is tied for giving up the second-most touchdowns (7) in 2020.

GPP: David Montgomery ($5,800) vs. Panthers:

The sub-30-yard performance on the ground the last two weeks is a bit worrisome. Then again he faced two of the best run defenses in the league with the Buccaneers and Colts. But his opponent in Week 6 is on the opposite end of that spectrum. Look for Montgomery to be involved in all facets of the game, but keep an eye on his rushing attempts. He should see a 45-50% increase in carries compared to the last two weeks against a Carolina defense, considering opposing running backs are treating them like a treadmill.

RB Prop: Myles Gaskin Rushing + Receiving Yards, Over 82.5 (-118):

With a big spread of 9.5 points favoring the Dolphins, the game script indicates a lot of rushing, ball control and clock management when Miami hosts the Jets. The Miami running back picked up 91 yards from scrimmage last week during the Dolphins surprising blowout win over the 49ers and receives little to no competition from Jordan Howard or Matt Breida. Gaskin’s Week 6 opponent allowed Chase Edmunds to pick up 92 total yards, Melvin Gordon 118, two different Colts running backs more than 60 and two different 49ers RBs over 75.


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Wide Receivers

CASH: Jamison Crowder ($6,100) vs. Dolphins:

He missed two games with an injury, but in the three games he’s played he’s scored 27, 20 and 28 DKFP. His floor is around seven or eight receptions and over 100 yards, as he’s eclipsed that mark in every game he’s played. Even with Joe Flacco ($5,100) under center, Crowder is a relatively inexpensive player for the number of fantasy points he produces.

GPP: Kenny Golladay ($6,200) vs. Jaguars:

Solid game stack for the Lions-Jaguars game. With an O/U of 54.5 according to DK Sportsbook, DFS players can expect some points. Take Stafford ($6,300), with Golladay (who has scored in the last two weeks), and Jaguars rookie Laviska Shenault ($5,200) (DJ Chark is questionable) and you’ll look to pay $17,700, leaving plenty of room for more studs.

WR Prop: Allen Robinson Receptions, Over 6.5 (+118):

Since Nick Foles took over under center, Robinson has 27 catches in about 2.5 games of NFL action. He’s peppered with targets week in and week out and hauled in 10 catches in two of the last three weeks. And we’re getting positive odds for him to finish with seven or more when he’s averaged nine the last three games? Couldn’t click the bet fast enough!

Tight Ends

CASH: Jonnu Smith ($5,200) vs. Texans:

Jonnu Smith is quietly putting up elite fantasy points at the tight end position but you wouldn’t know it listening to the national NFL media. In fact, even his pricing on DraftKings seems to be giving him at a discount considering Mike Gesicki ($5,500), Noah Fant ($5,400) and TJ Hockenson ($5,300) are all priced above him. Smith is averaging 17.5 points per week and in a few more sentences right after Cameron Brate, you’ll read why our crew at BMF thinks he’ll find the end zone this week.

GPP: Cameron Brate ($3,500) vs. Packers:

We know OJ Howard is out for the remainder of the season and it sure seems like Bruce Arians wants Rob Gronkowski ($4,400) to block a lot. That leaves Brate free to roam the middle of the field against the Packers, which DK Sportsbook is projecting to be a high scoring affair with a point total of 55.

TE Prop: Jonnu Smith Touchdown Scorer, To Score (+120):

He’s currently tied for the most touchdowns by a tight end and that’s with him missing a game. Five touchdowns in four games and he’s found the end zone in all but one outing this year.

Good luck in Week 6!


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Jim Cramer is the host of “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” He is also an author and a co-founder of BullMarketFantasy.com.


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