NFL Week 7: DFS Picks | FanDuel DraftKings
We had a great week 6 correctly picking three players that ended up in the “perfect lineup” at DraftKings and FanDuel. This week doesn’t look as clear-cut as last week which should open up some unique lineup combinations.
There are two games with a projected total over 50 points: Cardinals at Giants (50.0 Total) as well as Rams at Falcons (54.0 Total). Three games I’m probably going to avoid that have the lowest total are: Dolphins at Bills (40.5 Total), Chargers at Titans (40.0 Total) and Saints at Bears (38.5 Total).
Lets get to it. Here are our NFL Week 7 picks for the 11 game main slate:
Targeting one of the highest scoring games this week, I have my eye on Daniel Jones who, not only gets two weapons back in Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley, but also plays against the team allowing the most Fpts. His recent performance might also scare many people away from playing him. In the same price range is Jared Goff also in a similarly great matchup against the 31st ranked Falcons who have given up 8 passing TDs in their past 2 games. For value you can look at Jacoby Brissett who averages 23 FPts/game at home. At the top end look no further than Russell Wilson who might not be able to be stopped.
TOP PLAY: Jared Goff
TOP VALUE: Jacoby Brissett
The top running back this week will be Leonard Fournette. He’s only the 6th most expensive RB and you get him against the 31st ranked Cincy Defence, plus he’s been over 26 touches for 3 straight weeks. Dalvin Cook is another top back you can pay up for who’s salary has decreased from last week and is against the 30th ranked rush defence in Detroit. For value i’m turning my attention to Devonta Freeman who’s scored more than 18 DKPts in 3 straight weeks or Carlos Hyde who had 27 touches last week.
TOP PLAY: Leonard Fournette
TOP VALUE: Devonta Freeman
UPDATE: with the injury to Malcolm Brown I’m inclined to play Todd Gurley II and continue the Rams stack.
I always stack my WR with my QB and run it back with a WR from the other team and i’ll probably play TY Hilton and a Rams WR (Kupp or Woods) no matter what. Outside of the stacks DeAndre Hopkins eventually has to score a touchdown – could this week be it? On the value side Zay Jones might be the play with Tyrell Williams doubtful to play.
TOP PLAY: Cooper Kupp
TOP VALUE: Zay Jones / Allen Lazard
UPDATE: With the injuries to all the Packers receivers you might have to eat the Allen Lazard chalk.
If you’re playing the Rams you can run it back with Austin Hooper who might see more targets this week with Jalen Ramsey shadowing Julio Jones. Surprisingly the Seahawks are 29th against TE’s so Mark Andrews is in play here as is Evan Engram who is returning to action this week. For value you can stick with the Rams and play Gerald Everett who has taken over as the main passing TE.
TOP PLAY: Austin Hooper
TOP VALUE: Gerald Everett
To be honest, there is nothing glaring that you can exploit. Potentially the Bears in a low scoring game or the Lions fresh off the refereeing debacle from last week.
Goff, Kupp/Woods + Freeman/Hooper (Rams at Falcons)
Somewhat of an open ended stack but you’re going to want to pair Goff with a pass catcher and run it back with somebody from the Falcons. Ramsey is going to be on Julio Jones which is going to open up more opportunity for both Freeman (sees over 4 targets a game) or Hooper (averages close to 20 points per game). The Rams offence laid a massive egg last game which hopefully keeps ownership lower this week.
Jones, Engram + Fitzgerald (Giants vs Cardinals)
Targeting another high scoring game the play here is an offence with two weapons back against a bad defence. So far this year the Cardinals have allowed the most points to opposing QB’s. The hope here is the Cardinals try to stop Barkley which opens up more down field plays for Jones to throw it to one of his favourite receivers in Engram. Plus Shepard probably will miss the game so the options are few on the receiving corps.
Brissett, Hilton + Hopkins/Fuller (Colts vs Texans)
Divisional games always add extra motivation and this is a great way to put together a low cost stack. By running with the Colts as your main plays opens up the possibility to play Hopkins so has to eventually score another TD but also fit in Cook or Kupp also in your lineup. If you don’t want to go with Hopkins, Fuller is another play. I watched the game last week and while his DKFP were down he had a few dropped balls, two of which would have the TDs so the opportunity is still there.
EXAMPLE LINEUP (GPP)
QB – Jacoby Brissett
RB – Leonard Fournette
RB – Devonta Freeman
WR – TY Hilton
WR – Cooper Kupp
WR – Will Fuller
TE – Austin Hooper
FLEX – Mark Andrews*
DEF – Detroit Lions
*DK Perfect Lineups in Week 1, 2 and 3 had TE in FLEX.