Once again, Le'Veon Bell is the highest salary cost RB on DraftKings. Can Bell prove his DFS worth this Sunday? Is he the likeliest big flop of the week? Or, is some other high-cost RB destined to fall by the way side? Check out NFL Week 6's top fantasy running backs along with my other suggested options at RB.
NFL Week 6 Top Fantasy RBs
1. Le'Veon Bell, $9,600, Pittsburgh at Kansas City
2. Kareem Hunt, $8,200, Kansas City vs Pittsburgh
3. Leonard Fournette, $8,000, Jacksonville vs L.A. Rams
4. Melvin Gordon, $7,800, L.A. Chargers at Oakland
5. Todd Gurley II, $7,700, L.A. Rams at Jacksonville
Le'Veon Bell, $9,600, Pittsburgh at Kansas City
Bell could have a monster game versus Kansas City's defense. The Chiefs' defense usually allows yards and points. The problem with putting Bell onto any DFS squad is that it's going to cost $1400 more in salary from DraftKings' second highest RB choice, Kareem Hunt.
Is Bell worth $1400 more in salary than Hunt? I don't think so. Hunt has produced solid fantasy stats in every game this season. It's impossible for teams to stop Hunt because Kansas City QB Alex Smith can go a number of different directions.
Bell should play well. But, I don't believe he's worth the high salary to put onto the team.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Todd Gurley II, $7,700, L.A. Rams at Jacksonville
I have no clue what the Pittsburgh Steelers were doing in Week 5. Jacksonville's D allows 177.8 passing yards per game. The Jags' have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. The Jaguars allow over 146 rushing yards per game.
Did Pittsburgh really believe it could be the one team to break down Jacksonville's pass defense? Rams' coach Sean McVay knows better. He'll hand the ball off to Todd Gurley at least 20 times in this game. He'll also utilize Gurley in the passing attack. Gurley could have one of those 10 catch, 225 total yards, 3 TD games.
NFL Week 6 RB Options
Jordan Howard, $5,900, Chicago at Baltimore
Baltimore might have turned the page in NFL Week 5 with their 30 to 17 win over Oakland. Still, Howard figures to get plenty of touches in a game where rookie QB Mitch Trubisky receives only his second lifetime start. Howard could have a decent fantasy stat day for only $5,900 in salary.
Jay Ajayi, $5,700, Miami at Atlanta
Ajayi's been horrendous this season. Many of his issues can be set at the feet of Miami's passing game. When the Fins can't pass the football, defenses just crouch down and wait for Ajayi to get the ball before tackling him in the backfield.
Could things turn around for Jay Ajayi this Sunday? I believe they could. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 27th in the NFL versus Ajayi's position per DraftKings. Miami must do something on offense. Maybe, this is the week Ajayi breaks out.
Javorius Allen, $5,400, Baltimore vs Chicago
Terrance West is out until late October. It means Javorius Allen could split carries with Alex Collins. More likely, Allen gets the bulk of the work. Baltimore might have turned the page on the script when they beat the Raiders in Oakland last week. Allen was a nice part of that with 20 carries for 73 yards and a TD. He also caught 4 of 5 targets. Chicago's D allowed Minnesota scatback Jerrick McKinnon to have his best game as a pro in Week 5.