The main slate for DFS this Sunday includes just 10 games thanks to bye weeks and another international contest. There should still be plenty of offensive firepower on the skinnier slate, however, especially in the matchup between Kansas City and Washington.
Here are five players under $5,000 on DraftKings to consider for rosters this week:
Khalil Herbert, Bears RB ($4,600)
First, David Montgomery went down with an injury. Then, the Bears placed Damien Williams on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. That means Khalil Herbert should be the next man up this Sunday. While one can never expect the backup to perform as well as the starter, the Packers rush D is middling, and the price is certainly right on Herbert.
JD McKissic, Washington Football Team RB ($4,800)
Oddsmakers expect the tilt between Kansas City and Washington to be one of the highest-scoring games on Sunday, with the Chiefs a touchdown road favorite. That game script could favor the DFS prospects for McKissic, who the WFT use as a third-down, pass-catching back. He could see heavy volume if Washington has to play catchup.
Hunter Renfrow, Raiders WR ($4,900)
Renfrow has been the model of consistency this season, with either five or six receptions in all five games so far. Still, he’s only scored two touchdowns on his 28 receptions, which has kept his DFS point totals and salary reasonable. He’s due for more success finding the end zone, which could come this week at Denver.
Mecole Hardman, Chiefs WR ($4,200)
Last week being the exception, Hardman hasn’t enjoyed many big games this year. But Week 6 could be another exception following his nine catches for 76 yards last week. Tyreek Hill is banged up with an injured quadriceps and his Sunday status was still unknown at midday Friday. Hardman could join Travis Kelce as a primary receiving option against Washington, whose pass defense ranks 31st against receivers in DFS.
Hunter Henry, Patriots TE ($3,900)
Henry finally enjoyed a breakout game in Week 5 against the Texans, with six catches for 75 yards and a TD. It marked the second straight game in which he hit double digits in DFS points, as he’s becoming more of a favorite target of rookie quarterback Mac Jones. The Week 6 opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, rank 25th in the league against opposing tight ends in DFS.