Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off with a matchup between the GOAT and one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the league. Tom Brady and Jalen Hurts square off tonight in the Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup.
Below are my top three plays for the Thursday Night Football slate on SuperDraft DFS.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (1.2x score multiplier)
Hurts clocks in as the QB6 on the season despite the scrutiny you may see among NFL and fantasy football analysts. He’s averaging over 24 fantasy points per game and has rushed for at least 30 yards in every game this season. The Buccaneers are a matchup where he should be able to showcase his ability in the passing game. They rank in the bottom-10 in the league in passer rating (101.4), adjusted completion percentage (80%), touchdowns (13), and passing yards allowed per game (328.2).
It may not always be pretty, but Hurts simply gets the job done. A 20% scoring bonus only adds to his appeal on SuperDraft.
DeVonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (1.75x)
Stacking Hurts with Smith makes the most sense to maximize your upside against this pass-funnel defense, especially with a generous 1.75x multiplier. Smith leads the Eagles with a 23.4% target share and has accounted for a whopping 41.6% of the team’s air yards. His aDOT of 13.05 yards indicates his big-play upside against such a leaky secondary. With Dallas Goedert (the team’s leader in red-zone target share) out, Smith could see an uptick in scoring equity in this game.
Even if he’s held out of the endzone, Smith’s volume should vault him to the top of leaderboards given his 1.75x score multiplier.
Antonio Brown, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1.8x)
Another receiver in the same multiplier tier as Smith, Brown is simply underpriced on this slate. When active, he’s been maybe the favorite target for Tom Brady. Brown has posted at least seven targets in three of his four games this season but has most notably logged 19 targets over the last two games. He’s totaled 14 catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns over that span and now ranks second on the team in air yard share (25.25%) despite missing a game. He’s also provided the most big-play upside in this offense, averaging a team-high 16.25 yards per reception. Against a leaky Eagles’ secondary, Brown is my favorite target from Tampa Bay.
1. Jalen Hurts (1.8x champion score multiplier)
2. Devonta Smith (2.65x)
3. Antonio Brown (2.7x)
4. Tom Brady (1.5x)
5. Zach Ertz (3.25x)
Honorable mentions: Mike Evans (2.25x), Chris Godwin (2.35x)
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