Lineup construction is different for the XFL than for NFL DFS. Only six offensive players make the roster, with one quarterback, one running back, two WR/TE spots, and two flexes. That means we don’t have to roster a tight end and can load up on high-upside wide receivers. It also means tight ends could be much lower owned, which could be an edge.
The scoring system is carried over from the NFL, with the lone exception being three-point conversions counting for…three fantasy points. Yes, the XFL has three-point PATs, which are attempted from the 10-yard line.
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XFL DFS Week 6 Quarterback Picks
Top Play: Ben DiNucci ($11,500 DraftKings): Seattle Sea Dragons at Orlando Guardians
Did you expect anyone else as the top play? Ben DiNucci has been slinging it this year, as he leads the league in passing yards. He’s been seeing a lot of ownership week-to-week, but it’s warranted with Seattle utilizing such a pass-heavy approach. DiNucci is the only quarterback in the league to have more than 200 dropbacks on the year.
DiNucci is coming off a solid fantasy performance last week, posting 21.66 DraftKings points. His box score was fairly ugly, completing just 53% of his passes for 209 yards and a touchdown, while throwing three interceptions. He ran for 33 yards and a touchdown, which allowed him to salvage his fantasy day.
He now matches up with the Orlando Guardians who have been a dumpster fire to this point. Orlando is winless on the year and is giving up an average of 30.4 points per game. There’s no reason not to like DiNucci this week.
Top Value: A.J. McCarron ($10,900 DraftKings): St. Louis Battlehawks at Vegas Vipers
Despite a lot of spotlight being on DiNucci, A.J. McCarron has quietly put together a stellar season for the 3-2 St. Louis Battlehawks. He’s thrown 11 touchdowns to just four interceptions on the year, while throwing for over 1,000 yards and completing 65% of his passes.
McCarron had a solid Week 5, dropping back 34 times, throwing for 236 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He now matches up with a Vipers’ defense that has the second-lowest coverage grade in the league. This game also comes in with the highest over/under on the weekend.
McCarron has the second-highest median projection on the weekend and is one of the top quarterbacks in Points/Salary.
XFL DFS Week 6 Running Back Picks
Top Play: Abram Smith ($9,400 DraftKings): DC Defenders vs. Houston Roughnecks
Abram Smith had an absolute eruption game last week, carrying the ball 23 times for 218 times and three touchdowns. Smith finished with an impressive 43.5 DraftKings points on the week. He didn’t see much usage in the passing game, catching his only target, but he did run 15 routes which is promising.
The Defenders continue to zag when everyone zigs, as they boast a heavy run-first approach. Smith is the leader in the backfield and commands one of the best roles in the league. He’ll likely see a lot of ownership, but bankable touches are scarce in this league.
Top Value: Darius Bradwell ($5,500 DraftKings): Seattle Sea Dragons at Orlando Guardians
With Morgan Ellison ruled out and T.J. Hammonds not being a traditional running back, Darius Bradwell is likely to see a lot of work this weekend. Bradwell handled nine carries last week and found the endzone, and should command the backfield this weekend.
He didn’t run any routes, but a cheap running back on a team with a high implied team total is never a bad route. Bradwell will likely see a solid amount of ownership, but his price is simply too cheap for his role. He leads the position in Points/Salary this weekend.
XFL DFS Week 6 Wide Receiver/Tight End Picks
Top Play: Hakeem Butler ($9,300 DraftKings) St. Louis Battlehawks vs. Vegas Vipers
JahCour Pearson looks like a great play this weekend, but I prefer the savings by dropping down to Hakeem Butler. Butler had another great performance in Marcell Ateman’s absence last week, as Butler caught nine of eleven targets for 86 yards, running a route on every one of A.J. McCarron’s dropbacks. Butler is second in the league in targets, receptions, and touchdowns while sitting at third in receiving yards.
Butler now gets to face a Vegas defense that boasts the second-worst coverage grade, and just gave up 32 points to the winless Guardians. Butler has the highest median projection on the week and ranks highly in Points/Salary.
Top Value: Cody Latimer ($7,000 DraftKings) Orlando Guardians vs. Seattle Sea Dragons
This section of the article has just become a safe space for me to complain about Cody Latimer’s price. Latimer turned in yet another great performance, running a route on around 70% of the team dropbacks, catching eight of eight targets for 124 yards and a touchdown.
Latimer is third in the league in targets, third in receptions, and fourth in yards but is being priced like an above-average receiving option. He’s the fourteenth-highest-priced pass catcher, which is far underpriced. He’ll have some ownership, but it won’t be out of hand. He’s going to be a staple of my lineups this weekend.