Fading Matt? Not My Forte

Matt Forte, the league’s leading rusher heading into the week, draws a great matchup against the 0-5 Lions, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to the running back position. Do not fade him. Here are my picks for the Sunday-Monday NFL week six slate:


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs
Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Tom Brady, $15,600 Le’Veon Bell, $16,400 DeAndre Hopkins, $15,000 Rob Gronkowski, $14,500 Denver Broncos, $7,000
Aaron Rodgers, $15,100 Adrian Peterson, $14,700 Julian Edelman, $14,800 Greg Olsen, $11,700 Green Bay Packers, $6,300
Carson Palmer, $13,500 Matt Forte, $13,800 Emmanuel Sanders, $14,500 Travis Kelce, $10,600 Baltimore Ravens, $6,100
Russell Wilson, $12,600 Arian Foster, $13,500 Randall Cobb, $14,400 Tyler Eifert, $10,100 New York Jets, $6,000
Philip Rivers, $12,500 Dion Lewis, $11,900 (listed as questionable) Calvin Johnson, $14,100 Martellus Bennett (didn’t practice Friday), $9,900 Houston Texans, $5,900
Sam Bradford, $11,500 DeMarco Murray, $11,500 Brandon Marshall, $13,800 Antonio Gates, $9,800 Miami Dolphins, $5,700
Andy Dalton, $11,100 Charcandrick West, $9,500 Jarvis Landry, $12,100 Delanie Walker, $8,300 Tennessee Titans, $5,600
Blake Bortles, $10,600 Frank Gore, $9,400 Donte Moncrief, $10,200 Richard Rodgers, $7,300 Chicago Bears, $4,700
Jay Cutler, $10,600 Lamar Miller, $8,200 Anquan Boldin, $9,100 Jordan Cameron, $6,800 San Francisco 49ers, $4,400


Quarterbacks (QB)  Running Backs
Wide Receivers (WR) Tight Ends (TE) Defense (DEF)
Tom Brady, $15,600 Le’Veon Bell, $16,400 Odell Beckham Jr., $17,100 (listed as questionable) Rob Gronkowski, $14,500 Arizona Cardinals, $7,100
Aaron Rodgers, $15,100 Matt Forte, $13,800 Antonio Brown, $16,000 Greg Olsen, $11,700 Denver Broncos, $7,000
Andrew Luck, $14,700 Arian Foster, $13,500 DeAndre Hopkins, $15,000 Travis Kelce, $10,600 Green Bay Packers, $6,300
Eli Manning, $13,900 Eddie Lacy, $12,000 Randall Cobb, $14,400 Tyler Eifert, $10,100 Baltimore Ravens, $6,100
Russell Wilson, $12,600 Giovani Bernard, $9,900 Calvin Johnson, $14,100 Antonio Gates, $9,800 New York Jets, $6,000
Sam Bradford, $11,500 Charcandrick West, $9,500 T.Y. Hilton, $12,800 Gary Barnidge, $9,700 Cincinnati Bengals, $5,700
Andy Dalton, $11,100 Carlos Hyde, $8,900 Allen Robinson, $12,000 Julius Thomas, $8,200 Tennessee Titans, $5,600
Jay Cutler, $10,600 LeGarrette Blount, $8,400 Eric Decker, $9,600 Jordan Cameron, $6,800 Detroit Lions, $4,800
Brian Hoyer, $10,300 Ameer Abdullah, $7,700 (especially if Riddick out) Kamar Aiken, $8,900 Zach Ertz, $6,600 San Francisco 49ers, $4,400


Top Implied Totals: Patriots, Packers, Eagles, Cardinals, Seahawks, Vikings, Jets, Broncos and Lions

Other Offenses to Consider: Giants, Ravens, Bears, Jaguars, Texans, Dolphins, 49ers and Colts

Note: I will update the quick picks throughout the course of the day and adjust picks according to who is active/inactive.

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders

Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. After starting several freelance fantasy sports blogs, Ricky moved up in the fantasy industry when he joined Going9 Baseball. He wrote fantasy baseball content and had a weekly radio spot on the site’s SiriusXM Satellite Radio show. Shortly thereafter, in early 2013, Ricky joined RotoExperts as a three-sport fantasy contributor, eventually becoming one of the site’s lead basketball writers. While writing for RotoExperts, Ricky was introduced to daily fantasy sports and immediately fell in love. With help from some of his mentors, some of the best DFS players in the world, he honed his skills and became the daily fantasy expert he is today. When RotoExperts created a daily-focused website called DailyRoto.com, Ricky was brought on as one of the main contributors. He still makes frequent appearances on the RotoExperts SiriusXM Radio show and on the FNTSY Sports Television Network, talking daily fantasy sports. He also continues to write for a few DFS content sites: RotoCurve and The Fantasy Fix. Ricky is a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user. Don’t hesitate to contact Ricky with questions on Twitter @RSandersDFS.

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