If Week 6 wasn’t bad enough with bye weeks, Week 7 takes the crown, making this the hardest week for DFS picks. Some of my favorite picks are out this week including Najee Harris, CeeDee Lamb, and Austin Ekeler.
That is ok because my picks this week will have your DFS team set. The beauty of DFS is you don’t have to worry about dropping players. So, you still have your pick of anybody. The tough part this week is players are valued a lot higher than usual since a lot of top players are on bye.
Just as a reminder, DraftKings has a salary base of $50,000, and FanDuel has a base of $60,000. Now, let’s get into it.
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Week 7 DFS Picks:
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (DK $5,700 FD $7,300)
I love Matt Ryan for DFS this week. Mostly because he is cheap and the running back and wide receiver positions are extremely high this week. So it is smart to budget on a solid quarterback this week. Ryan is going against the Dolphins, who just gave up over 300 yards to Trevor Lawerence. In Ryan’s last two games he scored 29 and 24 fantasy points. The Dolphins are not a scary defense and I expect a shootout this week.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (DK $7,500 FD $7,900)
Now if you want to be safe and grab a more reliable quarterback, then Aaron Rodgers is also great this week. He is on the higher side, but still a solid price against the Washington Football Team. Washington has the worst fantasy defense against quarterbacks this year, giving up over 30 fantasy points. Rodgers also has a couple of rushing touchdowns over the past few weeks.
Other Value Pick: Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (DK $6,000 FD $7,400)
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (DK $7,100 FD $8,800)
Jonathan Taylor is not only a player you should start in DFS this week, but also someone to trade for in your league. Taylor has been on a tear over the past three weeks. I don’t see him slowing down anytime soon. The Colts will play the 49ers this week. The 49ers have not been the defense they have been set out to be this year. They do have the best defense in fantasy against running backs. But, in five games they have only played one top running back in Aaron Jones. Taylor will get his touches this week and is an RB1 for Week 7.
Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers (DK $6,100 FD $7,300)
Chuba Hubbard has one of the best matchups this week against the New York Giants. The Giants are the fifth-worst defense against running backs this season. Over the past two weeks, Hubbard has stepped into the role of a starting running back. And he hasn’t disappointed owners in fantasy. He scored double-digits in back-to-back games. And this will be his first easy matchup on the season as a starter.
Damien Harris, New England Patriots (DK $5,700 FD $6,800)
I’m telling you, you have to dig deep in DFS this week to fill out your team. But, Damien Harris does have a great matchup this week against the Jets. The tough thing with Harris is he has the skill but Bill Belichick might be worse than Kyle Shanahan at picking a starting running back. However, Harris has had double-digit carries in back-to-back games and looks to be the leader in the backfield.
Other Value Pick: J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team (DK $5,000 FD $5,700)
D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers (DK $7,100 FD $7,700)
When in doubt, always start whoever is playing the Giants. Not really, but kind of. D.J. Moore has been a league winner for fantasy owners this year and will be a Week 7 winner in DFS. He has run into a slump the past two games, but this is when he breaks out of it. Moore has the best value this week as a top receiver so he should be your number one. The Giants have given up over 26 fantasy points a game to wide receivers this year.
Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins (DK $5,600 FD $5,900)
This game should be high-scoring as both defenses have given up huge points all season. Now that Tua Tagovailoa is back, Jaylen Waddle should be an easy flex-start every week. Waddle is by far Tagovailoa’s favorite target this year and it has shown. Week one Waddle had 14 fantasy points then when Tagovailoa went down, his next points were 5.8, 11.8, 4.8, and 4.3. Last week Waddle had 24 in Tagovailoa’s return. His value is great this week and DFS and can easily be the WR3 or flex.
Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (DK $6,400 FD $6,700)
Courtland Sutton looks to be back as the Broncos’ number one receiver. He scored over 20 fantasy points in the last two weeks. And with Jerry Jeudy still out, Sutton is set for a big game against the Browns. The Browns are the fifth-worst fantasy defense against wide receivers. Sutton is an easy plug-in at a WR2 in DFS this week. He is also valued perfectly for you to spend higher on a running back this week.
Other Value Pick: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs (DK $4,300 FD $5,400)
Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (DK $4,500 FD $5,500)
I hate to put Tyler Higbee on here again for the fourth time. But, with all the prices jumping up this week Higbee has the best matchup and price for the week. You could budget lower on a flex option and grab Darren Waller and Kyle Pitts. But, why when they both have been extremely inconsistent. However, I think this will be the week Higbee has a big game. It tends to happen to him in the middle of the season for him
Other Value Pick: Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (DK $4,700 FD $6,000)
Arizona Cardinals (DK $3,100 FD $5,000)
The Cardinals have the luxury of playing the Houston Texans this week. The Cardinals have been on a tear this year scoring double digits in three of their six games. Last week they had five sacks, one interception, and two fumble recoveries against the Browns. The Texans’ offensive has the second least amount of points scored this season and are in the bottom four, for yards per game.
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