My Favorite DFS Plays For NFL Week 7
Kirk Cousins– QB– Washington Redskins(FD$7300/DK$5900)
At one point last week, Case Keenum had three touchdowns and two incompletions. The Lions have been so generous to quarterbacks all year as they’ve allowed 17 touchdowns while securing three interceptions. This should be a pretty high scoring game as well, and that adds to Cousins’ appeal.
Andy Dalton– QB– Cincinnati Bengals(FD$8100/DK$6000)
Andy Dalton- The Cleveland Browns are the gift that keep on giving. Dalton hasn’t done much this season but the Browns have given up three touchdown passes in three straight games. This is a get well game for Dalton and the Bengals, and I expect it to show in his numbers
Jameis Winston– QB– Tampa Bay Buccaneers(FD$7500/DK$5900)
San Francisco’s defense has been a mess since Navarro Bowman went out with an injury. The Buccaneers are coming off a bye week and most importantly, they should have a lot of opportunities to produce with the breakneck pace for which San Francisco’s offense operates. I will trot out the Evans/Winston stack in a couple of tournament lineups and see how far it gets me.
Jacquizz Rodgers – HB – Tampa Bay Buccaneers(FD$5600/DK$4300)
Runningback, whether in season long or DFS, is difficult to navigate right. San Francisco sucks and in Rodgers had 36 touches in the one game he played this season. He will probably be popular but he’s cheap and his volume alone should make him a safe play.
Spencer Ware– HB– Kansas City Chiefs(FD$7000/DK$5800)
Jamaal Charles still has knee swelling going on and he only logged 11 touches last week. Ware is likely going to get most of the touches in this game against the Saints. The Saints have given up 11 touchdowns to runningbacks in five games. If the Chiefs plan to use a ball control approach to this game to keep Drew Brees on the sideline, Ware’s appeal increases. I think he’s a top ten back this week.
Matt Jones– HB– Washington Redskins(FD$6700/DK$4200)
I hate ever suggesting to play Matt Jones because I don’t like suggesting guys I feel are substandard NFL players. Then I play them and quickly I am reminded why I didn’t want to in the first place. But again, the Lions stink. The Lions are 21st against the run. Jones seems like a pretty safe bet for a touchdown at worst.
Todd Gurley– HB– Los Angeles Rams(FD$8100/DK$6300)
Gurley has been relatively disappointing against plus matchups for the majority of this season, but I’m going to keep going to this well until I’m rewarded. The Giants run defense got off to a fast start but has been the league’s worst over the last three weeks. We all know the type of upside Gurley has even if his current situation has made it nearly impossible to flash that kind of upside. I’m not going to miss out when he finally pops.
David Johnson– HB – Arizona Cardinals(FD$8500/DK$7400)
Yes, I’m aware Johnson is playing against the vaunted Seahawks defense and this is why I’m suggesting him in tournaments. The Seahawks have proven they give up a little to receiving backs and Johnson plays so many of the snaps and gets so much volume that I think he’ll produce and if he has a big game you have a leg up in tournaments given how unpopular he will be.
Mike Evans – WR– Tampa Bay Buccaneers(FD$8000/DK$7800
Vincent Jackson is out. Mike Evans is going to see all the targets. San Francisco stinks. Evans has as much upside as any wide receiver on the board maybe outside of Julio Jones.
T.Y. Hilton– WR – Indianapolis Colts(FD$7800/DK$7700)
I think Hilton makes for a good tournament play fresh off a slow game against Houston last Sunday. Hilton is top five in targets, receptions and receiving yards. The Titans have been better than expected defensively but they still scare nobody. I’m all in on a huge Hilton bounce back week, so long as Andrew Luck is alive and well to throw him the football.
Julio Jones– WR– Atlanta Falcons(FD$9200/DK$9200)
With Antonio Brown suffering from the fate of having to catch passes from Landry Jones, Jones will probably be the most popular high end receiver this week and with good damn reason. The Chargers and Falcons should feature a ton of points and the Chargers secondary is decimated. Jones went off against the Seahawks last week and I’m dying to find out what he has in store for an encore...
Brandon Marshall– WR– New York Jets(FD$7400/DK$7600)
All I’ve read all week is how Marshall’s numbers are going to take a hit because Geno Smith is the QB now, as if the last 22 games haven’t been Marshall playing with a fuckin dumpster truck juice caliber ass QB. Either way, the Ravens are great stopping the run and Marshall is the only constant among the Jets targets. In the game that Smith played last year against Oakland, Marshall received 18 targets and had a productive day. I see him having another productive day at the office on Sunday. My feeling only intensifies if Jimmy Smith sits out.
Michael Thomas– WR– New Orleans Saints(FD$5700/DK$4700)
I feel like Michael Thomas is the most gifted receiver on the Saints and also feel like he’s the most likely to score on a week in/week out basis. With that said, I plan to target him in whichever games I feel like the Saints will be playing catch up. This week qualifies so I’ll be playing him different places.
Jack Doyle– TE– Indianapolis Colts(FD$4700/DK$2500)
Andrew Luck loves throwing the ball to the tight end. Dwayne Allen might miss the game with an ankle injury and Doyle had 4-53-1 in the last game they played. Doyle is probably the best of the many cheap tight ends you can play this week.
Vernon Davis – TE– Washington Redskins(FD$4500/DK$2500)
The Lions don’t stop much, and Jordan Reed is out for the game. Davis scored a TD last week and the Lions give up the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends. He’s another really good cheap TE play.
Delanie Walker– TE– Tennessee Titans(FD$6500/DK$4900)
This is mostly a tournament play. I think a lot of people will be on other tight ends and I also feel like Delanie Walker is DUE for a big day. The Colts got killed by C.J.. Fiedorowicz last week, and I think Walker will have a big game this week. Walker’s price tag is very reasonable given the kind of upside he possesses in this matchup.
Hunter Henry– TE – San Diego Chargers(FD$5800/DK$3600)
Henry is another guy I like specifically in tournaments. He’s scored in each of the last two games and is a supremely gifted tight end. What makes him tournament specific? Well, the unpredictable nature of the type of snaps and targets he’s going to get is what makes me think he isn’t the safest. The Falcons don’t boast a particularly good pass defense and assuming his snap count and targets come in at a reasonable number, Henry can do damage.
Baltimore Ravens D/ST- They get Geno Smith in his first start of the year and go up against an anemic run game which will probably force the Jets to throw more than they would like. It has the makings of a profitable game for the Ravens D/ST.
New England D/ST- Two words. Landry Jones.