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ThriveFantasy Player Prop Advice: Week 6

ThriveFantasy Tips: Week 6

Have you ever heard of ThriveFantasy?

It is a new Daily Fantasy Sports app that is unlike your usual competitive fantasy choices and meant for the everyday fan. ThriveFantasy focuses on top-tier athletes from every sport while streamlining the drafting process. The result is a captivating DFS game that even the casual and hardcore sports fan can enjoy. You build a lineup around a list of simple binary player propositions.

The less likely the player prop is to take place the more points the choice will be worth. You score points based on the number of props you select correctly. As an example, your team could be made up of 15 picks that you select out of an available list of 20. You will also select two in case of emergency or ICE picks. These ICE picks will automatically be added to your team only if an athlete is ruled out of a game prior to their start time. You will be alerted if an ICE is being used. ThriveFantasy has an app that features live updates to let you know in real time how close your picks are to hitting and to provide you a line of sight of how you stack to the competition.

This week’s article will focus on the $20 NFL Week 6 $2K Guaranteed Contest highlighting 10 props to target.

Russell Wilson

255.5 Passing Yards

  • Over = 95 points
  • Under = 105 points

Wilson has averaged 28.4 pass attempts and 217.2 passing yards per game. The Raiders defense has allowed 277 passing yards per game this season. My recommendation is to take the under on this player prop due to Wilson’s season averages and limited mobility due to his hamstring injury.

LeSean McCoy

52.5 Rushing Yards

  • Over = 105 points
  • Under = 95 points

McCoy has only averaged 11.2 rushing attempts and 42.5 rushing yards per game this season. He did have 24 rushing attempts last week against the Titans and could see similar volume against the Texans defense allowing the eighth-fewest rushing yards per game. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

DeAndre Hopkins

88.5 Receiving Yards

  • Over = 100 points
  • Under = 100 points

Hopkins has averaged 11.4 targets, 7.8 receptions, and 118.8 receiving yards per game this season. The NFL’s receiving leader is an elite WR1 who defies matchups. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Adam Thielen

5.5 Receptions

  • Over = 75 points
  • Under = 125 points

Thielen is averaging 9.4 receptions per game this season. He became the third player in NFL history to post 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first five games according to Pro Football Reference. Thielen faces a Cardinals defense allowing 24.4 completions per game. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Jameis Winston

2.5 Passing Touchdowns

  • Over = 135 points
  • Under = 65 points

Winston comes out of the Buccaneers bye week as the starting quarterback facing the Falcons in a game with a very high projected point total. The Falcons defense is allowing 277.2 passing yards and 2.4 passing touchdowns per game. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Melvin Gordon

109.5 Total Yards

  • Over = 95 points
  • Under = 105 points

Gordon is averaging 119 total yards per game this season. The Browns defense is allowing 398 total yards per game. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Christian McCaffrey

5.5 Receptions

  • Over = 115 points
  • Under = 85 points

McCaffrey is averaging 5.6 receptions per game this season. The Redskins defense is allowing 320.2 total yards per game and the sixteenth most points to opposing running backs. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop given McCaffrey’s statistical body of work.

Ben Roethlisberger

288.5 Passing Yards

  • Over = 90 points
  • Under = 110 points

Roethlisberger is averaging 332.8 passing yards per game. The Bengals defense is allowing 276 passing yards per game. Roethlisberger has two of the top wide receivers in the NFL. This game has one of the highest projected point totals of Week 6. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Patrick Mahomes

299.5 Passing Yards

  • Over = 100 points
  • Under = 100 points

Mahomes is averaging 302.6 passing yards per game this season. He even through for 313 passing yards against the Jaguars elite secondary. Mahomes is matchup proof and there is a high probability that he meets or exceeds his season average against the Patriots. This matchup has the highest projected point total of the NFL season. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

Travis Kelce

77.5 Receiving Yards

  • Over = 110 points
  • Under = 90 points

Kelce is averaging 81.4 receiving yards per game, leads the Chiefs in targets (46), and has the second most Air Yards (489) on the team. My recommendation is to take the over on this player prop.

CONCLUSION

You have a compelling case for each of the player props in ThriveFantasy’s Week 6 Featured Traditional Contest. Which ones will you choose? Do you agree or disagree? What did you find most useful? Please leave a comment below or better yet reach out via Twitter @EricNMoody. Until next time!

 

 

Good Luck

Eric Moody

Eric Moody

Eric Moody is a member of the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association) and writes exclusively about fantasy football. He has a lifelong passion for the game and played on the collegiate level as an offensive lineman. Eric also participated in Dan Hatman's Scouting Academy in order to learn the process of player evaluation at an NFL level by using game film. When he provides fantasy football advice he prefers to "play the piano with both hands" using game film, analytics, and statistics to help you understand his perspective. Eric enjoys Netflix, listening to music, playing bass guitar, drinking coffee, and spending time with his family. He lives in Dallas, Texas

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