Moving onto Week 6 of the 2023 season, and we are going to give you some DraftKings bargain bin plays for the week. These are plays that are on the ultra-value/ GPP contrarian side. So generally avoid these plays in cash game lineups, but in GPPs- especially big fields go for it!
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Baker Mayfield v DET ($5,400)
Fresh off the bye week, Baker Mayfield and the Bucs host a Detroit Lions offense that ranks 4th in the league in Points Per Game (PPG), sitting behind only the Dolphins, 49ers and Bills…pretty impressive stuff from The Motor City men. Despite holding the Saints to only 9 points back in week 4, the Tampa Bay defense will have a much tougher outing against Jared Goff and the seemingly unstoppable David Montgomery, meaning Mayfield and co could find themselves down quick and needing to play catch-up. No team in the NFL is allowing fewer rushing yards to opposing backs than Detroit (72.2 YPG), so expect Baker to need to air it out early and often to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, as well as some short yardage work to pass-catching specialist RB Rachaad White. Mayfield has at least 1 passing TD in every game this year so far, with 3 last time out – he’s a solid start this week at only $5400.
Gardner Minshew @JAX ($5,000)
Back in 2018 Baker Mayfield recreated Brett Favre’s (in)famous jorts draft photo, alluding to where he may be heading with the number 1 pick that year. Flash forward 1 year and some 177 picks to when Gardner Minshew actually was drafted in some tiny denims as he was given the call by the Jags to become Nick Foles backup…what a world. Minshew has once again emerged from the shadows to claim a starting role replacing the injured Anthony Richardson who has been placed on IR. Minshew is a more than capable back-up and will be eased in gently with a very plus match-up against a Jags defense ranked 26th against opposing QBs. Jacksonville gave up 359 yards to Josh Allen in London on Sunday; with a majority of those coming in only 2 quarters – Minshew is no Josh Allen, but at $5000 I’m not needing him to be.
Desmond Ridder v WAS ($5,000)
After seeing Desmond Ridder only attempt 18 passes in Atlanta’s week 1 victory against Carolina, and Bijan Robinson and Tyler Allgeier combined for 35 carries in the Falcons week 2 win against Green Bay, it was a safe assumption that Arthur Smith was sticking to a formula of RUN + RUN + RUN AGAIN = WIN. Yet here we are in week 6 and Ridder is averaging 35 passing attempts per game as the Falcons remain undefeated in their 3 home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looking to make it 4 for 4 as they host the Washington Commanders. Things are starting to click with the 2022 3rd rounder and his main pass-catchers, with both Drake London and Kyle Pitts recording season highs in yardage last week in the win over Houston. Washington allowed Justin Field to post QB1 numbers last week with 282 yards and 4 passing TDs; if Ridder can return half of Fields’ total from last week he’ll return excellent value on a $5000 investment.