DFS WEEK 6: 10 Sleepers To Fill Your Tournament Rosters

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Taking A Look At 10, Non-Chalk, Sleeper Players You Could Use In Large DFS Tournaments For Week 6

Thirsty 30:

I will list 30ish players that I am using as core players to make up my rosters for tournaments.  These aren’t full roster giveaways, but instead, giving you a carefully curated spectrum of players that I think would make good tournament plays, that you can integrate into creating your rosters.

I’ll list twenty or so chalk players, and ten players who I think would make good, non-chalk tournament plays.

*Disclaimer-These articles sometimes take up to 24 hours to publish.  Please check the official starting statuses via social media, sports websites, or pregame shows, for the players you are rostering, as players sit/start, at a moments notice due to injuries, etc. and thus can substantially affect/wreck your roster.*

The picks below are specifically for DFS large tournament rosters, Sunday Main Slates, but can be inserted into cash lineups, as well, if needed. They are in no particular order of preference.


DFS Tournament Plays:

Russell Wilson: Both starting CBs for the Cleveland Browns are trending toward being out for the game.  A future HOF QB like Wilson is just licking his chops.

Dak Prescott: Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup have easy matchups vs. the Jets secondary.  If Darnold starts for the Jets, he could help keep this game stay close, and Prescott should have a high scoring game.

The Chalk:

Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, and Matt Ryan.


One of the top ways to win these tournaments, from winning rosters I’ve seen, is to go with three studs at RB.  RBs who get both rushing and receiving yards. It’ll cost you, and keep you from having a stable of stud WRs, but RBs are more consistent in hitting near their projections than WRs seem to be.

DFS Tournament Plays:

Derrick Henry: The Broncos stopped the Chargers ground game, last week, but have been severely exploited every other week.  Maybe the Broncos have found their way? Or maybe the Chargers were down both starting tackles, and Melvin Gordon was super rusty in his first game back from his holdout.  The lack of linebacker depth for Denver has me leaning toward the latter, and thus Henry.

Chris Carson: You saw what the 49ers running game did to the Browns last week, and now the Browns are facing Russell Wilson, Lockett, and Dissly instead of Jimmy G, Goodwin, and Kittle, as supporting players.  Carson’s projected total yards is 101 by the Vegas folks, and only a handful of backs are projected higher…and Carson will have a lower ownership % than all of them.

Tevin Coleman: This last spot could’ve gone to a bunch of guys (Hyde, Lindsay, Peterson), but I’m willing to roll with the momentum we saw from Coleman. Last week he ripped off 97 yards on 16 carries and added a TD.  He’ll be a low price, low owned, but a high-risk option.

The Chalk:

Malcolm Brown (Gurley is out), Leonard Fournette, Mark Ingram, Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell


DFS Tournament Plays:

Michael Gallup/Amari Cooper:  Take your pick or take them both (if you’re stacking with Dak). Both have nice matchups; both are trending to be seriously underowned. I like Gallup a bit more, because of the $ savings, but they are both showing good value for this week.

Adam Thielen:  The Eagles haven’t been great at shutting down WRs; also their secondary is pretty banged up.  Last year Thielen torched the Eagles for 10/116/1 TD.

Larry Fitzgerald: Christian Kirk is looking like he won’t play, leaving Fitzgerald with additional targets in what looks like a high scoring game (over/under is 52 points).

Will Fuller: If the Chiefs focus on Hopkins, then Fuller will have another great week.  Fuller has a tasty matchup, either way. Fuller seems to be a guy who gets hots for small stretches, so I’m rolling with him for another week.

The Chalk:

Tyreek Hill (he may or may not play, will be heavily owned if he does), Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, Cooper Kupp, and Tyler Lockett.


DFS Tournament Plays:

Will Dissly:  It’s crazy that a guy that has the year that he has had, so far, isn’t in the top 3-5 TEs in DFS ownership, every week, but his price is creeping up on the DFS sites, so that’s probably keeping his ownership down. Regardless, the Browns will have a tough time stopping him, just as they had a hard time slowing down Kittle, last week.

The Chalk:

The usual suspects: Travis Kelce, Austin Hooper, George Kittle, Zach Ertz, and Mark Andrews.

Hopefully, this helps with some of your DFS decisions this week.  Good luck!

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