Week 7 features only two teams on byes (Panthers and Cowboys). We have nine games on the slate with Vegas totals of 46 or higher, including Chargers-Falcons at 53. There is a nice mix of high price and lower price options in each position group. Unlike last week when the overwhelming consensus was to try to fit three high-priced running backs in your lineup, we do not have that situation this week.
Have to love Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers in the potential back and forth game indoors. Marcus Mariota and Andy Dalton appear to be nice cheap options at QB who are playing well recently.
|QB||Drew Brees||NO||7400||Concerned about road game, but high total|
|QB||Matt Ryan||Atl||7200||Favorite in highest projected scoring game|
|QB||Andrew Luck||Ind||7000||Tends to fall behind with subpar running game|
|QB||Philip Rivers||SD||6500||Likely to be playing from behind|
|QB||Marcus Mariota||Ten||6000||Red hot past two games. Poised for another|
|QB||Andy Dalton||Cin||6000||Great matchup. Concerned about blowout|
Unlike last week, there are several strong RB options at under $6,000 while some of the higher-priced backs have a myriad of issues. LeSean McCoy’s injury on Wednesday is troubling. Even David Johnson has a difficult matchup against Seattle.
|RB||Le'Veon Bell||Pit||8000||Nervous about price. Most solid volume floor|
|RB||David Johnson||Ari||7400||Back to back 100 yard, 3 TD games|
|RB||DeMarco Murray||Ten||7200||Will see high volume again|
|RB||Devonta Freeman||Atl||5900||In a nice spot to score and catch passes|
|RB||Spencer Ware||KC||5800||Beating out Charles on performance|
|RB||Jacquizz Rodgers||TB||4300||Cheap option against really bad rush defense|
|RB||Mike Gillislee||Buf||3000||Nice option if McCoy misses time with hamstring|
The lower-end WR options are good, but not quite as good as last week. We lose recent fantasy favorite Cameron Meredith.
|WR||Julio Jones||Atl||9200||Best receiver in highest scoring game|
|WR||Amari Cooper||Oak||7900||Solid matchup at $1300 less than Julio|
|WR||Mike Evans||TB||7800||Concern if Bucs have too much success on ground|
|WR||Brandin Cooks||NO||7500||High price to pay for big plays|
|WR||Marvin Jones Jr.||Det||7000||Might be best receiver in NFL right now|
|WR||Jarvis Landry||Mia||6800||Rebounded nicely. Now if he could ever score|
|WR||Golden Tate||Det||4900||One game proved he still has skills|
|WR||Michael Thomas||NO||4700||Sees the targets week after week|
|WR||Brandon LaFell||Cin||3900||Turning into a solid number two receiver|
|WR||Adam Humphries||TB||3000||Cheap slot option with Vincent Jackson out|
After being burned by Zach Ertz over the past two weeks, I am done with him for now. A floor near zero is way too low. Hunter Henry appears to be the best option on the board at half the price of Gronk.
|TE||Rob Gronkowski||NE||7200||Seeing the volume with Brady|
|TE||Delanie Walker||Ten||4900||The TE pool takes a hit this week with Olsen on bye|
|TE||Dennis Pitta||Bal||4000||Good low-price option|
|TE||Coby Fleener||NO||3800||Concern about playing on the road|
|TE||Hunter Henry||SD||3600||Best value in TE group|
|TE||Vernon Davis||Was||2900||A cheap option in GPP|
There are not very many defenses that fit the preferred defensive profile – home team, favorite, low Vegas total.
|DST||Bengals||Cin||3600||Matchup with lowly Browns who might miss Terrelle Pryor|
|DST||Bills||Buf||3400||Defense has really stepped up their game|
|DST||Buccaneers||TB||3200||Teams playing against 49ers must be considered|
|DST||Patriots||NE||2900||Take advantage of Landry Jones|
|DST||Ravens||Bal||2800||Jets offense is in the dumps right now|
|DST||Titans||Ten||2500||Indy allows sacks|
Here is my DraftKings cash game lineup as of today: