It’s almost a year since the Giants handed their first loss of the season in a 42-16 blast in a rare edition of Tuesday Night Football. The odds of that happening in week six of Monday Night Football are slim, as Buffalo is expected to win with relative ease, opening as a five-point favorite in many online sportsbooks. Even so, we have a good mix of Bills and Titans in our single FanDuel game lineup because we all know viable DFS picks can come from anywhere in one-off DFS competitions.
Here’s a reminder of FanDuel’s scoring system for single-game competitions: the total points for “MVP” are multiplied by 1.5, but it doesn’t cost any extra money like “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown competitions. FanDuel’s default scoring is Half Point PPR And Four-point TD pass, and there they are No 300 yards / 100 yards bonuses like DraftKings games.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Choices: Bills vs. Titans
With a budget of $60,000, you need at least one player from each team
Best Player (1.5 points): QB Josh Allen, Bills ($17,000)
Allen has gone out of the gate with a pair of 20-point sub-displays, but has handled the 40-point plateau in two of his past three contests. The other big point total is ranking against a Titans pass defense that is less than stellar, which makes Allen an easy call to us as the top player.
Flex: RB Derek Henry, Titans ($15,000)
If there is such a thing as a player being “proof of compatibility”, Henry certainly qualifies. Buffalo’s defense has played as well or better than any other team in the league so far, and will have a role in the two-time title race champion. That’s reason enough for Henry to fade away. He was limited to 63 total yards in the Titans’ 2020 victory over the Bills, but he still found his paycheck twice.
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FLEX: WR Stefon Diggs, bills ($12,500)
It was Emmanuel Sanders, the number 2 receiver on wide, who managed the touchdown, scoring four times compared to once for the Diggs. However, Diggs still leads the team with 47 goals while averaging 13.4 yards per reception. Everything will click on Diggs sooner rather than later, and we will beat them as long as their price is relatively low.
Flex: TE Dawson Knox, Bells ($9,000)
Knox has increased his scoring output every week this season, culminating with 19.2 FanDuel points in the Bills’ Week 5 win over the Chiefs. He’s scored five touchdown points over his past four games, and while we can’t expect that streak to continue, we’ll be riding a hot hand at this spot. Despite this, Knox does more than just score goals. He ranks fourth on the team in goals (24) and receptions (18), and averages 14.5 yards per catch.
Flex: T.E. Anthony Verckers, Titans ($6000)
We’re going to roll the dice with Firkser here, mostly for salary purposes but also because we’re looking for cheap points. Not only does Bills give up the second-lowest points for wide receivers, but AJ Brown (illness) and Julio Jones (hamstrings) are unlikely to handle their full workloads as they head back toward full health. Firkser has scored 13 goals in three games and won three times in each competition. Modest numbers to say the least, but he leads the Titans at tight ends despite playing two fewer games than the rest. Finally, there is often a score or two of extra pieces in these standalone slabs, and a Firkser isn’t a bad bet for a single score.