NFL DFS Week 7: Locks, Value, and CrackUm
A handy guide on who to play for Week Seven of Daily Fantasy Football.
Week six provided more crazy and exciting NFL action. No time to look back though, let’s get ready for this week’s main slate of games on both FanDuel and DraftKings. There are some can’t-miss plays this week, given the favorable matchups that will take place. Several players could go absolutely crazy, and some players are still too cheap for what they have done this season. On to week seven!
Lock: Lamar Jackson (FD:$8.4K/DK:$6.8K). Yes, Seattle might look like a tougher matchup for the dual-threat quarterback this week. However, his ability to be a threat in more than one way is what keeps him a constant play week in and week out. Jackson is averaging over 26 FPPG. This is another game in which he should be able to surpass that. This game could end up being a high scoring affair, as Jackson goes up another great quarterback in Russell Wilson.
Value: Daniel Jones (FD:$7.2K/DK:$6.1K). The young quarterback will be looking to bounce back from the rough game he had against the Patriots. What better way to come back against the Cardinals? They currently rank as the third-worst team against quarterbacks. Also, it looks like Evan Engram will be back this week to help the passing attack. This should be another game in which we see Jones throwing over 35 times. There will definitely be an opportunity for him to post multiple passing touchdowns in this game, and he could possibly get one on the ground too.
Lock: Dalvin Cook (FD:$8.3K/DK:$8.0K). What goes perfectly with a workhorse running back? A great matchup. This game will provide just that for Cook, as he matches up against a defense that is giving up the third-most points to the rushing attack. The Vikings will want to control the clock again this week, and they will do so behind the legs of Cook. Expect Cook to see around 20 touches in this contest.
Value: Frank Gore (FD:$6.0K/DK:$5.2K). Well, the veteran running back is going up against his former team this week. The Dolphins struggled last week against another veteran running back in Adrian Peterson. Look for Buffalo to have a similar gameplan this week. Gore has already faced the worst defense against the run in the Bengals and had over 15 points in that game. This should be another game similar to that with him exceeding 15 total touches. Also, be on the lookout for Devin Singletary this week as well.
Lock: Cooper Kupp (FD:$7.8K/DK:$7.4K). What’s the best way to have a bounce-back game? Going up against the defense that is giving up the third-most points to the wide receiver position. This week, the Rams have a matchup with the Falcons, who we just played the Cardinals and let up three passing touchdowns. Expect that defense to allow another multi-touchdown game this week. Kupp is a reliable target for this team every single game. They want to get back on track, and the best way to that is by going to the guy you trust.
Value: Taylor Gabriel (FD:$4.8K/DK:$3.9K). The Bears wideout is coming back to a good spot, as the Saints normally lock down the number one target for the opposing team. Because of that, other guys will benefit from more work. The Bears should see the return of Mitchell Trubisky, and he will be looking to air it out this week to the likes of Gabriel and maybe Anthony Miller. The targets should be around 6-8 this week, which could result in a touchdown for the returning speedster.
Lock: George Kittle (FD:$7.1K/DK:$6.7K). Kittle is finally returning to his 2018 season form. For three weeks in a row, Kittle has had eight targets. This week, he could see even more since he is going up against a Redskins defense that ranks in the bottom ten when it comes to points allowed to the tight end position. Kittle is also due for a multi-touchdown game. Could that happen this week?
Value: Jordan Akins (FD:$4.6K/DK:$3.2K). Akins is the definition of a value play this week. He has had some moments that have really helped this Texans team. This week, he has a great matchup against the Colts, who rank as the third-worst team against the tight end position. Another player to watch at the same position is Darren Fells. It just seems as though Akins has a higher upside in this week’s game. He should see around six targets and find the back of the end zone.
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Leonard Fournette (FD:$7.9K/DK:$7.0K). How is this guy not priced even higher? He is seeing nearly 30 touches a game. That will not change this week at all, as the Jaguars will be facing the league’s worst rush defense. Cincinnati has already let up seven touchdowns and several receptions to the running back position this season. Fournette is in for a monster workload this week. Expect around 25 rush attempts and an additional six or more targets. The only question is how many touchdowns can he put up in both areas. Plug him into your lineups and build around him this week.
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