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Monkey Knife Fight Advice: Week 6 (2020 Fantasy Football)

by Raju Byfield | @FantasyContext | Featured Writer
Oct 17, 2020

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They offer fantasy point and stat based contests. Perhaps the most appealing of all of their offerings is the ‘More or Less’ contests. In these contests, you can choose whether a player will fall above or below totals for a preset combination of two to 10 players. Your win probability obviously goes down with the more players you add, but you receive an increased payout multiplier in exchange. 

Since Monkey Knife Fight’s fantasy point and stat-based totals are dynamic, meaning the total, total type, and pairings change throughout the week, it is important to search for favorable and advantageous total pairings to exploit on a daily basis. Ideally, when choosing a total pairing you want to feel extremely confident on one of the totals, and feel strongly enough about the other total to proceed. This week we will take a look at some of the ‘More’ options that stood out the most for Week 6. Note that these are not locked in pairings, and may no longer be offered by the time you log in to make your picks. 

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Travis Fulgham (WR – PHI): 58.5 receiving yards

If you decide to dip your toes in the Ravens vs. Eagles contest at MonkeyKnifeFight, the Travis Fulgham receiving yard total is extremely interesting. On one hand, it should be an easy smash play. Jalen Reagor is still on injured reserve, DeSean Jackson has been ruled out yet again, and Alshon Jeffrey has still yet to make his 2020 debut for the Eagles. Not that they need him. The Philadelphia Eagles may have a new starter on their hands in Travis Fulgham. 

He has certainly looked the part of a number one receiver against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He posted 152 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions and is set to see another monster workload in a contest the Eagles are expected by just about everyone (including those in the Eagles organization) to be trailing in. 

I seriously doubt he can hit 100 yards against Baltimore, but if Marcus Peters is covering him, he should have a chance at a big play or two. Peters is a highly aggressive ballhawk, and while his style can win you games and create turnovers at an elite rate, it also results in a blown coverage or two. On the surface Peters is having one of his best seasons to date, however, digging deeper reveals an 86.7 percent deserved catch rate, something that is highly exploitable, especially underneath. Fulgham is going to be force-fed targets as the only Eagles receiver capable of mimicking a number one. Click ‘More’ for Fulgham. 

Pick: More

Robby Anderson (WR – CAR): 69.5 receiving yards

Sixth in the league with 97.8 receiving yards per game, Robby Anderson should be able to crush this total. D.J. Moore is still, and will likely continue to be respected as the number one receiver, which means Anderson will be free to run wild unencumbered by coverage from one of the league’s elite corners in Patrick Peterson. Anderson has hit 70 or more receiving yards in four of his five contests this season, in fact, he has hit 99 or more receiving yards in each of those four games. 

Anderson will continue to thrive in the Panthers offense and should be clear of 1,200 receiving yards by the time the season is over. Anderson should spend most of the afternoon battling with sophomore corner Byron Murphy. Murphy is a talented corner who has held opposing receivers to a 40 percent catch rate. 

However, closer analysis reveals that his deserved catch rate is an unsightly 80 percent, something someone efficient like Teddy Bridgewater (he leads the NFL in completion percentage) should be able to exploit. If you are pondering the Panthers vs. Cardinals contest at MonkeyKnifeFight, make sure to click ‘More’ for Robby Anderson.

Pick: More

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Raju Byfield is a featured writer for FantasyPros. For more from Raju, check out his archive and follow him @FantasyContext.

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