FanDuel: $2,000,000 Week 7 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the $2,000,000 Week 7 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- $2,000,000 cash prize pool
- First place wins $150,000
- Top 90,800 teams paid, only $5 entry
- Pick anyone you want - stay under the salary cap
Week 7 FanDuel Value Plays by @NFLClark
Week 6 was great, or terrible (sorry Niners fans) but we're on to Week 7! Some big names will be missing from the slate this week. No AJ Green, no Matt Forte, no Emmanuel Sanders, and we're missing two of the top three 2 scoring quarterbacks (stat via ESPN). Yes, I meant Andy Dalton and Aaron Rodgers are on bye this week. Yes... Andy Dalton is the number 2 points-per game quarterback, and has scored the most points at quarterback so far this season.
We're nearing the mid-season here in fantasy football. Things might be getting desperate, or going on cruise control in your season-long leagues, but DFS keeps chugging right along. I'll go over a few of my favorite plays on FanDuel.com this week below.
New York Giants - $4,500
The Giants will be hosting a Cowboys team coming off a bye, and looking to try and stay in the hunt for the NFC East. We're hearing rumors that Christine Michael will play, and we hear Matt Cassel will start. With so much uncertainty, the Cowboys could really lay an egg on the road in New York. I like the possibility that the woes for the Boys continue, and New York walks away with an easy win here.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $4,000
The Bucs are min-priced and they play Kirk Cousins this week. Tampa Bay hasn't been great this year on D, but they are coming off of a bye and playing a struggling Washing team. If you need to save some salary, let's go with Tampa Bay and hope we see a couple turnovers.
Dustin Hopkins - Washington - $4,800
Hopkins has knocked in some long field goals this season, and I think Washington will have at least some success moving the ball against Tampa Bay. Hopkins is a nice, cheap option that has a good chance to get a few field goals.
Josh Brown - New York Giants - $4,700
It's been smooth sailing for Brown this year, and the Giants should move the ball against Dallas this weekend. Brown has given us nice points each week except last week against Philly when the Giants were shellacked by the Eagles. Brown bounces back this week and knocks in a couple field goals.
Rob Gronkowski - New England Patriots - $8,100
It's hard to keep a good Gronk down, and I think this week we'll see a more Gronk-like performance than we have for the past two weeks. Gronk is expensive, and I expect he'll be fairly lightly owned coming off of a 12, 8, 12 point streak.
Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs - $6,000
Kelce may be the last man standing in this Chiefs offense this week with Charles out, and Maclin questionable coming off a concussion from last week. Kelce will face a Steelers team that has given it up to tight ends this year, allowing six touchdowns and almost 400 yards. It is always tricky betting on KC, but I think this is a good week for Kelce.
Delanie Walker - Tennessee Titans - $5,500
Zach Mettenberger will likely start the Titans this week, and I don't think that slows down Walker. The Falcons haven't been stout against opposing tight ends, and Walker certainly has talent. The only question here is can Mettenberger do enough to make Delanie pay off his price, I think he can.
Antonio Brown - $8,300
This week will be the low-point for Antonio Brown ownership. Since Ben Roethlisberger went down, Brown has disappeared. Another way to look at it is, since Brown had to play with Vick, Brown has disappeared. I don't think Landry Jones is the 2nd coming of Tebow, but I would expect a young quarterback that has been in the system for a while to lean on a receiver like Brown. Everyone is going to be rostering Martavis Bryant (a move I will certainly not talk you out of) who's dirt cheap and coming off a monster 2015 debut. But, a nice little contrarian play this week is rostering Brown.
Dante Moncrief - Indianapolis Colts - $6,500
Moncrief established himself as one of the Colts best receiving options against the Patriots last week. This week, the Colts host the 2 and 4 New Orleans Saints. Through six weeks, the Saints have surrendered 18 touchdowns. With Moncrief catching a touchdown in four of six games, all four games which Andrew Luck played, I think his Moncrief's Erik Decker-like streak continues this week.
Terrance Williams - Dallas Cowboys - $5,900
This is clearly one of those gut-feeling plays. Williams hasn't showed us much this year, and that trend could certainly continue against the Giants. But, the Cowboys are coming off a bye week in the midst of a losing streak, and they're looking to make a few changes. Heading to New York, struggling to keep their playoff hopes alive in the NFC East, I see the Cowboys committing to the run game. The buzz this week is that we'll finally get to see Christine Michael (that was me, by the way, I dropped him all my leagues except 1 last week, so now he can break out). Regardless of who is getting the carries, I think Jason Garrett will commit to the run, then take a few shots deep later in the game. If Williams can get on the end of one of those deep Matt Cassel attempts, he could pay off his low price.
Ted Ginn Jr. - Carolina Panthers - $5,300
It's everyone's favorite boom-bust, please-catch-a-touchdown-today wide receiver, Ted Ginn, everyone. There is still just Greg Olsen as a receiving threat for Cam Newton, so Ginn is always a right there, ready to fall in to a good fantasy week. If you have to punt one of your WR slots, pick up Ginn Jr. and enjoy having a guy in this week's Sunday Night matchup.
Devonta Freeman - Atlanta Falcons - $8,700
The next time Freeman doesn't have a completely insane, week winning performance, I'll consider not rostering him. Until then, I'm riding the wave.
Latavius Murray - Oakland Raiders - $7,000
The Raiders are coming off a bye facing a San Diego team that, through 6 games, has given up over a thousand total yards and 9 touchdowns to opposing running backs. Murray was nicked up going in to Oakland's week off, the week of rest may get him right. If it does, he'll get to come back and face a nice, soft, division opponent that is surprisingly good against the pass.
Lamar Miller - Miami Dolphins - $6,700
The Dolphins looked energized last week. It's hard to tell if that was the product of them coming off a bye, playing the Titans, or playing for a new head coach. The competition gets a bit stiffer this week, but the Texans haven't been world-beaters on defense like we thought they would be when the season started. If the Dolphins continue to commit to the run and feed Miller early and often, he could have another big day for Miami.
Sam Bradford - Philadelphia Eagles - $7,700
Bradford has had a couple big games this year, and he has a nice price tag heading in to a prime time Sunday night matchup against the Carolina Panthers this week. The Eagles are slowly but surely returning to their high-flying offensive ways, and Carolina could do enough on offense to push the Eagles a bit. I'm hoping Bradford's 3 interceptions against the Giants last week will sooth his appetite for throwing to the other team for a while.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - New York Jets - $7,100
Trying to figure out how the Patriots will attack an opponent is really an exercise in futility. But, I am going to do it anyway. I think the Patriots will look to take away Chris Ivory and make the Jets beat them through the air. Fitzpatrick has the moxie and the receiving corps to do just that.
Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $6,500
Winston has a done a serviceable job for us in Daily Fantasy this year. While the play on the field hasn't looked great, it has translated to solid performance on FanDuel. Washington isn't a pushover team, but they're not world-beaters either. With the Bucs coming out of their bye and traveling to Washington, I think Jameis is going to have to throw. I like Winston as a nice, cheap, surprisingly reliable option this week.
Honorable Mention - Matt Cassel, Zach Mettenberger
Both these guys are ‘why not' plays. When you can get a starting quarterback for so cheap, they don't have to do much to pay off. I wouldn't put these guys in a lot of lineups, but each will be in at least 1 lineup I toss out there this week on FanDuel.
That does it for this week folks, good luck out there on FanDuel!