We have an excellent 10-game main slate on tap for Week 6 that begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
This piece will highlight the top NFL DFS players at each position in our FantasyLabs Player Models in terms of their projected ceiling from our award-winning Director of Predictive Analytics, Sean Koerner.
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Let’s dive in.
Top Model Quarterback Ceiling Projections
Patrick Mahomes ($7,500 DraftKings; $9,200 FanDuel)
Mahomes is back on top of our ceiling projections after being absent from the main slate in Week 5. Matchups don’t matter for Mahomes, and this isn’t an unimposing one against a Texans defense that ranks 15th in pass DVOA and 22nd in PFF’s coverage grades.
The Texans are decent at bringing pressure, ranking 16th in pressure rate, but Mahomes is unphased when teams bring the heat, as he has yet to be sacked when under pressure this season, per Sports Info Solutions. Additionally, when pressured, he still averages 7.5 yards per attempt with a 111.2 Independent Quarterback Rating (IQR).
With the Chiefs boasting an implied team total of 29.5 points, along with a spread of just 4.5-points, Mahomes could be in for an excellent game if this game shoots out like we saw in Falcons-Texans last week.
He’s a better value on DraftKings, where he owns a 77% Bargain Rating.