Notorious' NFL DFS Picks - Core Plays: Week 6

Want to know who you should build your NFL DFS lineups around each week? Derek “Notorious” Farnsworth, one of the most legendary daily fantasy sports players around, will focus on his core picks in this weekly in-depth feature for Premium subscribers.

Week 6 Core Plays

It was another week of mixed results for the core plays. Christian McCaffrey and Will Fuller appeared to be the two slate-breakers, but then a number of players ended up with over 40 fantasy points. While C-Mac and Fuller were great, Ezekiel Elliott and David Johnson were big disappointments. The worst part was that almost every other highly owned running back had a big game. It ended up being my worst week of the season, so I’m chomping at the bit for lineups to lock in Week 6.

I received a question about the purpose of the core plays article. My goal is to give you my favorite four plays of the week — they aren’t cash game specific and they aren’t GPP-specific. They are my favorite plays that I will be using in all formats. After that, I give my thoughts on the other viable options at each position. And finally, I will provide an update on Sunday morning that covers an injury update and any official changes to the picks.

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in RotoGrinders.com’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.

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Comments

  • jfl52

    whats your opinion for D Parker for a low cost WR in DK cash ? thanks in advance for your input !

  • miamimanman

    Great piece man! Thoughts on Kenyan Drake at $4.4k? If D.J is out, I’d obviously roll with Edmunds as the value RB play, but if Drake were to do anything fantasy wise this season, this seems like the one spot where he could make a dent.

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    @jfl52 said...

    whats your opinion for D Parker for a low cost WR in DK cash ? thanks in advance for your input !

    Added my thoughts above.

  • Notorious

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    @miamimanman said...

    Great piece man! Thoughts on Kenyan Drake at $4.4k? If D.J is out, I’d obviously roll with Edmunds as the value RB play, but if Drake were to do anything fantasy wise this season, this seems like the one spot where he could make a dent.

    Appreciate it… added my thoughts above 💪

  • miamimanman

    Thanks!

  • doonsrule1

    Again people. All these articles are about roster construction. So sick of people blaming Noto, Chop, Big T or Stevie because a guy they mentioned didn’t cash. The articles are designed to make you a better player. It makes it challengeing and fun.

  • Epic07

    Hello, notoruis last week sincerely I was doing well making some changes In my team I could add fuller with wastson. Then in the position of RB he had C-Mac with the defense of the cardinals and Dalvin Cook. The only problem I had can be said that it was zeke and PHi’s defense was ridiculed by that case I could not be among the first. This week I am creating my team, I am a single entry player or Max of 3. Then the problem I have is that I made the team and I have a Westbrook dede with Leonard Fournette without QB and I think if I make that correlation it would be horrible. So you think it’s better to choose DeVante Parker or Auden Tate on weestbrook or it’s okay to have weestbrook even if I have fournette. The other I would like to know your opinion on this 2 RB who you see better if Derrick Henry or nick chubb. Thank you and sorry for so many questions. Finally and most importantly I want to thank you for your articles have helped me a lot my sport is the nba and I have been learning a lot this nfl season and that what I look for that data you offer is very good. I hope to continue improving. Sorry for the big paragraph I left. XD

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    • Ranked #55

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    • 2013 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @Epic07 said...

    Hello, notoruis last week sincerely I was doing well making some changes In my team I could add fuller with wastson. Then in the position of RB he had C-Mac with the defense of the cardinals and Dalvin Cook. The only problem I had can be said that it was zeke and PHi’s defense was ridiculed by that case I could not be among the first. This week I am creating my team, I am a single entry player or Max of 3. Then the problem I have is that I made the team and I have a Westbrook dede with Leonard Fournette without QB and I think if I make that correlation it would be horrible. So you think it’s better to choose DeVante Parker or Auden Tate on weestbrook or it’s okay to have weestbrook even if I have fournette. The other I would like to know your opinion on this 2 RB who you see better if Derrick Henry or nick chubb. Thank you and sorry for so many questions. Finally and most importantly I want to thank you for your articles have helped me a lot my sport is the nba and I have been learning a lot this nfl season and that what I look for that data you offer is very good. I hope to continue improving. Sorry for the big paragraph I left. XD

    I would wait and see if value opens up at running back and go from there. The injuries noted above could drastically change roster construction (and the core plays). Make sure to check back here Sunday morning for my update.

  • phbeauch

    Hey Not, great article. After practice reports today, it seems like Gurley will not be playing. Would Malcom brown replace either Fournette or Bell as a Core play or would you consider all 3 core plays? Thanks!

  • wfriedman

    hate rotogrinders
    nothing free anymore.
    I’m done with you.
    notorious $$$$$$$$$$$

  • Edoub

    Lmao, what’s free any more? It’s a business. Work harder so you can play harder.

  • Edoub

    eta w/update?

  • Stevenra55

    the $30-40 a month to get the info they give is well worth it . quit looking for hand outs

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