The main slate on DraftKings for Week 6 featured 11 games on Sunday afternoon. Once again, there was another Milly Maker from DraftKings, giving players a chance to walk away with a big payday in the $3.75M Fantasy Football Millionaire contest. Nine of those games kicked off at 1:00 p.m. ET, so there should be plenty of fireworks early. We’ll also keep an eye on the DraftKings Reignmakers lineups. This week features three former NBA stars as Tim Hardaway Jr., Joakim Noah and Nick Young go head-to-head. All the entries that outscore the top ReignMaker in the Milly Maker will get a free entry into an exclusive $10K contest, so keep a close eye on how your entry stacks up with the celebrity ReignMakers contest.
You can also find coverage throughout the day on The Dream Stream where Leaderboard Live will keep you up to speed and offer analysis for all the big plays and injuries throughout Sunday.
As the Milly Maker came to a close, Ronald Jones II ($6,000; 29.1 DKFP) finished with a big game, running for over 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Bucs’ win over the Packers and vaulting entries to the top of the leaderboard.
Jones carried an entry from ‘WackyUncle’ past ‘HOGGZ1LLA,’ wh0 had been leading since the early games. The ‘WackyUncle’ entry finished with 256.64 DKFP by capitalizing on the big game from Derrick Henry ($7,300; 43.4 DKFP) as a chalky play, but differentiating with Hayden Hurst ($4,700; 15.7 DKFP), who was owned in just 1.4% of entries in the contest. The Steelers D/ST ($3,600; 18.0 DKFP) and D’Andre Swift ($4,500; 30.3 DKFP) both had big games for that entry as well, while being owned in under 5% of entries.
‘SKILLETKB’ had an entry that moved into second with 252.7 DKFP just ahead of ‘HOGGZ1LLA,’ who finished third while ‘dustpop’ moved to fourth with RoJo and ‘aldrinox00’ rounded out the top five.
In the Reignmakers contest for Week 6, Tim Hardaway Jr. got the win with his entry that earned him 164.44 DKFP. He beat out Joakim Noah and Nick Young to earn $10K for the Wounded Warrior Project. Hardaway got big games from Justin Jefferson ($6,000; 42.6 DKFP) and A.J. Brown ($5,600; 22.6 DKFP) in the early game, while neither of the other entries had those plays. All the entries that out-scored Hardaway’s 164.4 in the Milly Maker will now gain entry to an exclusive $10K contest.
Note: Leaderboard standings and results current as of 7:30 p.m. ET
Fantasy Football Highlights
4 p.m. ET games — Second Half
In the third quarter, the Dolphins added a FG to go up 24-0 over the winless and hapless Jets. They cruised to the 24-0 win in a game in which the Jets’ offense couldn’t get anything going. Ultimately, Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,900; 18.04 DKFP) did enough in the first half to be a solid play, but the game wasn’t competitive enough that he had to push to the end. In a highlight that summarized the game on both ends, Emmanuel Ogbah dropped Joe Flacco for a 28-yard loss on this play.
The other game also turned into a blowout as Tom Brady ($6,500; 14.64 DKFP) and the Bucs rolled past Aaron Rodgers ($7,500; 5.80), who struggled and threw two interceptions with no touchdowns. Ronald Jones ($6,000; 29.1 DKFP) was the fantasy star in this contest along with the Buccaneers D/ST (3,100; 19.0 DKFP), which was the highest-scoring defensive unit on the day. Jones had 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns, the second of which is highlighted here.
4 p.m. ET games — First Half
There are only two games in the late window this Sunday, and the first one to get started was an AFC East clash between the Dolphins and the Jets, who are the only remaining winless team after the early games. Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,900) threw three first-half touchdowns as Miami got out to a 21-0 lead. Backup TE Adam Shaheen ($2,500) caught the first score, WR Preston Williams ($4,700) caught the second score, and Durham Smythe ($2,500) caught the third, highlighted below.
The other late game had more fantasy appeal in a battle of the bays, as Green Bay visited Tampa Bay and the Packers faced the Bucs. Despite the high-profile QB matchup, the first score of the game was a rushing touchdown from Aaron Jones ($7,600). On the next Packers’ possession Aaron Rodgers ($7,500) threw a rare pick-6 highlighted below. In 6,215 career pass attempts, it was just Rodgers third pick-6. After another Rodgers’ pick, Ronald Jones ($6,000) later ran for a score to put the Bucs up 14-10, and Brady threw two scores to Tyler Johnson ($3,400) and Rob Gronkowksi ($4,400) for a touchdown before the half to put Tampa up 28-10.
1 p.m. ET games — Second Half
In the second half of the early game, the Texans came back against the Titans by blocking a FG leading to a touchdown from David Johnson ($5,400; 13.9 DKFP) and then a short touchdown catch from Randall Cobb ($4,400; 10.7 DKFP), which put Houston up 23-21 with just under 5:00 left in the third quarter on this pretty play by Deshaun Watson ($7,000; 35 DKFP).
The two teams continued to trade long scores in the fourth quarter with the below long run for a touchdown from Derrick Henry ($7,300; 43.4 DKFP) answered by a 53-yard touchdown pass from Watson to Will Fuller IV ($6,800; 27.3 DKFP). At the end of regulation, Ryan Tannehill ($5,900; 33.5 DKFP) found A.J. Brown ($5,600; 22.6 DKFP) to tie the game, and in overtime, Henry was again unstoppable with a five-yard touchdown run on a direct snap for the walk-off game winner.
Another AFC South team was involved in a thriller as the Colts completed their comeback from 21-0 to take the lead on this touchdown pass from Philip Rivers ($5,900; 28.74 DKFP) to Jack Doyle ($2,700; 10.9 DKFP). Indianapolis held on for the 31-27 victory.
The Broncos continued to pour on the FGs, converting each of their first six possessions into Brandon McManus FGs and an 18-3 lead. The Patriots stormed back, though, and got a pair of interceptions from Drew Lock ($5,300; 5.46 DKFP) as they rallied but ultimately fell just short in Denver’s 18-12 road victory.
The Panthers also tried to come back with this great catch by Robby Anderson ($6,300; 11.7 DKFP), but the Bears got a one-yard touchdown from Nick Foles ($5,800; 17.32 DKFP) and held on for a 23-16 win.
The Eagles got an unusual touchdown on a fumble recovery from J.J. Arcega-Whiteside ($3,000; 6.0 DKFP) after a long run from Miles Sanders ($6,600; 15.2 DKFP), but the Ravens answered with the below Lamar Jackson ($7,700; 25.3 DKFP) 37-yard rush for a score. Carson Wentz ($5,600; 30.42 DKFP) found Jason Croom (7.3 DKFP) for a touchdown and ran for a score as the Eagles tried to rally, but the Ravens held on to win 30-28.
In Atlanta, Julio Jones ($6,700; 36.7 DKFP) continued his big return with the below touchdown score. The Vikings tried to rally and ended up with a solid game from QB Kirk Cousins ($6,100; 29.7 DKFP), who started slow but threw three touchdowns. Justin Jefferson ($6,000; 42.6 DKFP) had another monster game with 166 yards and two touchdowns and Adam Thielen ($7,300; 14.1 DKFP) also had a touchdown catch.
END ZONE JONES ✈️— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 18, 2020
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The Falcons weren’t the only team to get their first win of the season, as the Giants held on to beat Washington 20-19, leaving the Jets as the only team without a win coming into their late game against the Dolphins.
The Lions built on their lead with a touchdown from TJ Hockenson ($5,300; 9.7 DKFP) and a second score from D’Andre Swift ($4,500; 30.30 DKFP), who was an outstanding value play. Detroit cruised to a 34-16 win despite big games from Gardner Minshew ($6,400; 20.12 DKFP) and Keelan Cole ($4,900; 23.3 DKFP).
Rookie WR Chase Claypool ($5,200; 18.1 DKFP) followed up his four-touchdown performance from last week with a rushing touchdown as the Steelers continued to pour it on their rival Browns and cruised to a comfortable 38-7 win.
1 p.m. ET games — First Half
The first touchdown of the day went to Julio Jones ($6,700), who was making his return from a hamstring injury and got off to a fast start against the Vikings. Atlanta added a pair of field goals along with a touchdown from Calvin Ridley ($7,800), as the Atlanta offense dominated and their much-maligned defense picked off Kirk Cousins ($6,100) three times, allowing no points.
Lamar Jackson ($7,700) got the Ravens off to a good start with a touchdown pass to Nick Boyle ($2,700). Gus Edwards ($4,000) added a rushing touchdown and Justin Tucker tacked on a FG to put the Ravens up 17-0 at halftime.
In Carolina, Nick Foles ($5,800) hit tight end Cole Kmet ($2,500) to give the Bears an early lead over the Panthers. After trading FGs, Chicago took a 13-6 lead to halftime.
After losing a close divisional game last week, the Giants were out to get their first win of the season as they hosted Washington. They took a 3-0 lead on a field goal and later added a 23-yard touchdown from Darius Slayton ($5,400). Daniel Jones ($5,400) had more tricks up his sleeve too, including this great RPO which set up a FG to put the Giants up 13-3. Just before halftime, Kyle Allen ($5,100) threw his first touchdown of the season by connecting with Logan Thomas ($3,300) to close the gap and pull Washington to within 13-10.
Daniel Jones RAN for 49 yards and faked out the camera crew in the process pic.twitter.com/0QwfYcyHb8— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 18, 2020
The Patriots and Broncos finally played their postponed game in New England and a field goal fest broke out in the first half. The Broncos kicked four FGs and led 12-3 at halftime.
The Bengals got rushing scores from Gio Bernard ($4,000), Joe Mixon ($6,200) and Joe Burrow ($5,400) to build a 21-0 lead over the Colts. Trey Burton ($3,100) took a direct snap for a score, highlighted below, and he later caught a 10-yard pass for a second score. Zach Pascal ($4,700) had a touchdown just before half, but the Colts still trailed 24-21 at halftime.
Another team with a big cat mascot and plenty of rushing success was the Lions, who got a touchdown from Adrian Peterson ($4,700) and rookie RB D’Andre Swift ($4,500), who finished off the drive with a one-yard plunge after ripping off the 54-yard gain highlighted below. Detroit was up 17-3 at halftime.
In an AFC South showdown, the Titans struck first with a touchdown toss from Ryan Tannehill ($5,900) to Anthony Firsker ($2,500). Tannehill struck for a second score to A.J. Brown ($5,600) just before the end of the first quarter. Deshaun Watson ($7,000) answered back with a touchdown pass to Darren Fells ($3,800), but Tannehill came back with another touchdown, finding Adam Humphries ($4,000) for this 22-yard touchdown, and the Titans took a 21-10 lead to the locker room.
In the AFC North the undefeated Steelers DST ($3,600) jumped all over the Browns, building a 24-0 lead, highlighted by the below pick-6 by Minkah Fitzpatrick, a touchdown from James Conner ($7,100) and a James Washington ($4,200) touchdown. Baker Mayfield ($5,700) and the Browns’ offense struggled badly, but they did get a touchdown just before halftime to go into the break down 24-7.
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