DraftKings Week 7 Lineup
We have reached Week 7 in the NFL and it is time to go again with our DraftKings lineups. At this point in the season we have our must-use options and we have plenty of middle of the pack guys. The key now is about being able to identify who might be about to make their breakout, but can still be got for a bargain price. However, we can still look at those more middling options and attempt to identify the ones with nice match ups who might be about to be an elite option for us in DFS.
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In this article, you will find my Week 7 picks on DraftKings, which are based on matchups, situation, weather and betting lines. The focus of this piece will be looking at upside, and is, therefore, more suited for use in GPP formats. However, the names below can also double up as options in cash games, alongside some safer bets.
Josh Allen, BUF vs. MIA | $6,500
This feels too easy as a choice this week. Allen and the Buffalo offense are coming off their bye week and facing one of the worst defenses in the NFL right now. Miami allows on average over 20 points per week to opposing quarterbacks, and Allen’s goal line rushing potential makes him a threat to put up big numbers every single week.
Jared Goff, LAR @ ATL | $6,200
This is as good of a get right game as Goff and Los Angeles are going to get right now. Atlanta are allowing an average of over 25 fantasy points a game to opposing quarterbacks, and their defense looks a mess everywhere. Goff should find himself under very little pressure and able to use his three super receivers to pick apart the Atlanta secondary.
Dalvin Cook, MIN @ DET | $8,000
Without Christian McCaffrey on the slate again we are looking elsewhere for our stud once again this week. Cook has been incredible in four of his six games this year. Detroit is allowing an average of 22 FPPG to opposing RB1’s this season. This could be another big day for Cook, who is proving an effective double-threat for this offense.
Mark Ingram, BAL @ SEA | $6,600
We are fresh off watching Seattle get ran all over by Nick Chubb last week, and I can see Baltimore doing it again this week. That Seattle defense seems to have real problems up the middle allowing an average of 21.5 FPPG to opposing lead backs. My biggest concern here might actually be about Ingram himself, as he is not always taking full advantage of his opportunities. However, he has seven touchdowns on the season and has seen double-digit carries every single week.
Josh Jacobs, OAK @ GB | $5,000
I was so impressed with Jacobs when I saw him face the Bears two weeks ago. Despite twice having to come out of the game with injuries he ran tough and found the end zone on two occasions. Green Bay are allowing an average of 22.2 FPPG to opposing RB1’s, so Jacobs should be able to have plenty f success coming into this game rested off his bye week.
Stefon Diggs, MIN @ DET | $6,300
Diggs exploded back onto the map with a three touchdown performance last week. The Detroit defense has struggled aganst WR1’s this season, allowing over 19 fantasy points. The caveat with that is that it is hard to know who is the WR1 for Minnesota. However, Diggs and Cousins demonstrated they are on the same page last week and I expect to see them hook up deep a couple of times in this one as well.
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI @ NYG | $6,100
The battle of the two terrible defenses takes place in New York this weekend. Fitzgerald is consistently seeing around eight targets per game with an average of around 10 yards per reception. He has not seen the end zone for a few weeks so this feels like the game he gets back in the end zone and gets close to that 20 point mark in the DraftKings scoring.
Corey Davis, TEN vs. LAC | $4,000
This is a gamble on the difference in quarterbacks in Tennessee. Ryan Tannehill is by no means a massive upgrade, but surely he has to target Davis more than Marcus Mariota did? The Los Angeles defense has struggled with opposing lead receivers, allowing over 18 FPPG. If Davis can see 8-to-10 targets in this one he could be a monster value in our DraftKings lineup at this price.
Evan Engram, NYG vs. ARI | $6,500
Arizona are allowing 26.2 FPPG to tight ends. The next highest? 16.7.
Mark Andrews, BAL @ SEA | $4,900
If you are going to attack Seattle through the air then generally tight end has been the place to do it. Tight ends average nearly 16 FPPG against Seattle this season. Despite being banged up Andrews has been a solid target for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore offense. If you cannot afford Engram then this is a more than acceptable alternative.
Tennessee vs. Los Angeles | $3,200
Until the Los Angeles offense shows me something I am going to pick against them frequently. Getting Russell Okung back is big, but this Tennessee defense has been more than solid this season. I have concerns over the ceiling they might offer, but their floor feels pretty good, and the cheaper are options are frankly terrifying to me.
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