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FanDuel DFS Football Tournament Plays for Week 7

Armando Marsal goes over some tournament plays to consider in Week 7.

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FanDuel/SB Nation $2,000,000 Fantasy Football League: Week 7

Quarterbacks

Stud: Andrew Luck $8,900 vs. NO

It finally paid off to have Luck in your lineups as he had solid performance against the Patriots last week. He threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns. It was his best game of the season so far and this would be a good spot for Luck to have another big game as he faces a below average secondary. The Saints are allowing 283.8 passing yards per game and have surrendered 11 touchdowns. They’re also allowing 8.6 yards per passing attempt. This game has the highest over/under of the week at 52 points and the Colts implied total is 28.5. With a lot of attention being placed on Carson Palmer and Philip Rivers, Luck’s ownership could be lower than it normally would be in a situation like this.

Other Studs: Tom Brady $9,000, Carson Palmer $8,200, and Cam Newton $8,100

Value: Ryan Fitzpatrick $7,100

When you look at the quarterbacks priced under $8,000, only a few of them averaged more than 18 fantasy points per game. Fitzpatrick is one of those quarterbacks. In fact, he averages the seventh most fantasy points per game of all quarterbacks available this week, yet he’s the fourteenth most expensive quarterback. He heads to New England to take on the red hot New England Patriots. The Jets are an eight point underdog in this game and could be chasing points. The Patriots surrender267 passing yards per game and have allowed multiple touchdown games in three of their five games. Fitzpatrick has thrown for multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season. At a reasonable price and the likelihood of being low owned, he makes a sneaky tournament play this week.

Other Values: Matthew Stafford $7,400 and Landry Jones $6,000

Running Backs

Stud: Devonta Freeman $8,700 at TEN

Freeman has scored more than 29 fantasy points in four consecutive games. He scored nine touchdowns in that time span, with at least one touchdown in each game. He has also caught a minimum of five passes and has gained over 100 total yards in each of those games. He’s the Falcons workhorse and gets the goal line duties as well as he’s accountable for 91.7 percent of the team’s red zone rushes. The matchup is also one that favors Freeman as the Titans have allowed four rushing touchdowns in their last four games and 90+ rushing yards in three of their last four games. Opposing backs average 4.34 yards per carry against the Titans and Freeman is averaging 4.8 yards per carry for the season. He should be able to run all over them and continue producing at a high level. The Falcons are favorites on the road which is something that bodes well for running backs as they have a higher chance of scoring a touchdown.

Other Studs: Le’Veon Bell $8,900, Adrian Peterson $8,900, and Arian Foster $8,600

Value: Todd Gurley $7,400 vs. CLE

Gurley has rushed for over 140 yards and has scored 15+ fantasy points in each of the last two games. He’s averaging 6.22 yards per carry in both games he’s carried the ball for more than 15 times and has two 50+ yard carries. His success has come against two respectable defenses and this week he has the Browns on deck who struggle to stop the run. Opposing backs average 131.5 rushing yards per game, 4.5 receptions per game, and 54 receiving yards per game against the Browns. In fact, the Browns have yielded the most rushing yards this season. It appears he’s fully recovered from his injury as he played in 63 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 4 and 69 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 5. The Browns could be coming into this game gassed. They lost in overtime last week against the Broncos, a game that they played their hearts out. Take out your chalk and plug Gurley in your lineups.

Other values: Latavius Murray $7,100, Lamar Miller $6,700, and Danny Woodhead $6,000

Wide Receivers

Stud: Julio Jones $9,100 at TEN

In the last three games Jones has underwhelmed, but to his defense, he’s been dealing with a hamstring injury. The great news is that he didn’t appear on the injury report as of Wednesday. In past weeks he had the questionable label up until Sunday. Jones is averaging 12 targets per game and has reeled in 49 catches for 638 yards and four touchdowns. He has failed to get in the end zone or eclipse the century mark in the month of October, but that can change this week as he faces a Titans defense that surrenders 132.6 receiving yards per game and one touchdown per game to opposing receivers. They also yield 15.8 yards per reception and Jones leads the league in yards after catch, so a potential big play is very possible. This is a great spot as you can get Jones cheaper than DeAndre Hopkins and at a lower ownership percentage. He makes a good pivot play and always has the ability to score the most fantasy points at his position any given week.

Other Studs: DeAndre Hopkins $9,200, Odell Beckham $9,000, Calvin Johnson $8,400, and Larry Fitzgerald $7,800

Value: Donte Moncrief $6,500 vs. NO

In every game that Andrew Luck has played this season, Moncrief has caught a touchdown pass. He is averaging 8.2 targets per game and has only seen fewer than seven targets in a game once. As I mentioned above, this game has the highest over/under of the week, so I’m expecting a shootout. The Saints have allowed a receiver to score a touchdown in all but one game. They surrender 152.7 receiving yards per game and 15 yards per catch. The Colts have an implied total points of 28.5, so there should be plenty of opportunities for everyone to get a score. Moncrief averages 88.7 yards per game and 16.03 fantasy points per game when he plays at home. He should have no issue continuing his success this week in a great matchup.

Other Values: Martavis Bryant $6,900, Willie Snead $6,500, Eric Decker $6,200, and Michael Floyd $4,900.

Tight Ends

Stud: Rob Gronkowski $8,100 at DAL

Gronkowski is what I consider a contrarian play this week. He’s had three subpar games, he’s expensive, and has a tough matchup. Taking all that into consideration, you might be thinking of fading him. However, he’s an elite talent and is always capable of a multiple touchdown game, plus he will be really low owned. Gronk averages 7.2 targets per game, despite only being targeted 10 times in the last two games. He also has five touchdowns and has only scored fewer than 12 fantasy points once this season and has topped 20 fantasy points twice. In his last five games against the Jets he has scored five touchdowns, eclipsed 100 yards twice, and caught five or more passes in each game. If I can get an elite talent such as Gronk at a low ownership, I’m usually hesitant to skip on that.

Other studs: Greg Olsen $6,400, Travis Kelce $6,000, and Antonio Gates $5,800 (if he plays)

Value: Ladarius Green $5,100 vs. OAK

I was interested in Green even before the Antonio Gates injury news came out. Green has yet to score fewer than 7.5 fantasy points in a game. He is averaging 5.4 targets per game and 4.4 catches per game. He has also scored three touchdowns. This week he faces the Raiders defense who is abysmal against opposing tight ends. They have surrendered six touchdowns, 388 yards and 32 catches. Tight ends average 12.1 yards per catch, 77.6 receiving yards per game and 1.2 touchdowns per game against the Raiders. If Gates misses this week’s game with that injury, Green is all but a must play. The Chargers are filled with injuries on the offense as Keenan Allen (hip) and Stevie Johnson (hamstring) are also listed as questionable. I made a promise to myself to target tight ends playing against the Raiders defense and I will do just that.

Other values: Delanie Walker $5,500, Jordan Reed $5,400, and Kyle Rudolph $5,000