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Week 7 NFL DFS Picks: FanDuel Core Lineup Strategy

After a successful set of NFL DFS picks last weekend, we look to keep the momentum going into Week 7. This article will outline the Week 7 NFL DFS picks for core players at each position to hammer into your FanDuel lineups.

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Week 7 NFL DFS Picks for FanDuel

Quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes ($8,800)

The highest over/under of the week goes to the Chiefs vs. Titans game, currently sitting at a massive 57.5 point total. Although Patrick Mahomes has struggled thus far (by his standards), he’s still averaging 314.5 passing yards per game. Now, he gets a perfect opportunity to get right in a shootout against a mediocre Titans’ defense. If you’re looking to fade Mahomes this week, proceed with caution as DFS players will have heavy exposure to this game.

Aaron Rodgers ($7,900)

After playing in a plethora of tough matchups to start his season, Aaron Rodgers will have a field day against a Washington team ranking dead last at defending the pass. Rodgers is struggling on pass attempts under pressure this season, completing just 37.2%, but this Washington Football Team has struggled to get to the quarterback. Fire up Davante Adams again this week alongside Rodgers and watch as the fantasy points pour in.

Other NFL DFS Options: Kyler Murray ($8,700), Lamar Jackson ($8,400), Ryan Tannehill ($7,600)

Running Backs

Derrick Henry ($11,000)

Derrick Henry has made a legitimate case for MVP this season, and he’s the first player to hit the $11,000 salary mark. Despite the price tag, fading such a high ceiling player is a huge risk in tournaments. Just look at what he did last week, tallying 34.6 FanDuel points against the supposed #1 defense in the league. The Titans will feature Henry this week to keep the Chiefs offense off the field, assuming game-flow is in Tennessee’s favor.

Darrell Henderson ($8,000)

Mentioned here for the second week in a row, Darrell Henderson gets another plus matchup against a poor Lions run defense. In a Rams offense that has typically been running back by committee in past years, Henderson logged 80.6% of offensive snaps last weekend. The Rams come into this game as 16.0 point favorites, Henderson will have massive volume and touchdown upside.

Miles Sanders ($5,900)

Miles Sanders has been a big disappointment this season, failing to record over 15 carries in a game. Despite this, I’m optimistic about Sanders coming into this week, playing against a below-average Raiders run defense. Based on the end of the Buccaneers game, it looks like the Eagles are looking to give Sanders some more opportunities. At a price of just $5,900, he provides salary relief for those paying up for guys like Henry and Mahomes.

Other NFL DFS Options: Aaron Jones ($8,500), Chuba Hubbard ($7,300), Leonard Fournette ($7,000)

Wide Receivers

Calvin Ridley ($7,300)

Calvin Ridley could break out this week with Miami corners Xavien Howard and Byron Jones both questionable to suit up. After taking two weeks off from action, Ridley will seek out his first 100 yard game of the season. Ridley is due for a big game as he’s 8th in the league with 113.3 targetted air yards per game. With quarterback Matt Ryan’s play improving, Ridley’s stock is on the rise.

A.J. Brown ($7,000)

A.J. Brown broke 50 yards for the first time last weekend, recording 91 receiving yards against the Bills. With Julio Jones’ status up in the air for Week 7, Brown will be in for a big day. He gets a matchup against a Chiefs defense that allows the seventh most receiving yards per game. Given that this game will be a shootout, Brown can be a tournament-winning player this week

Jaylen Waddle ($5,900)

In Tua’s return from injury, Jaylen Waddle exploded for 10 receptions and 2 touchdowns last weekend. As the injury bug has struck the Dolphins’ receiving core, Waddle has stepped up as this team’s number one wideout. With Fuller out, and Parker questionable again, Waddle will lead Miami in volume again. At just $5,900, Waddle is my favorite value play in an upside matchup against the Falcons.

Allen Robinson II ($5,800)

It’s safe to say that no player in fantasy has been more disappointing this year than Allen Robinson. Who would’ve thought the situation could’ve gotten worse than Mitch Trubisky, as Robinson has yet to crack 10 FanDuel points thus far. In a game against the Buccaneers this week, the Bears will certainly have to throw the ball to stay in the gameplay catch-up. Recent struggles put aside, it doesn’t seem right that A-Rob is priced lower than Darnell Mooney this week. Robinson could fly under the radar this week and at just $5,800 he’s a viable tournament play.

Other NFL DFS Options: Davante Adams ($9,000), Terry McLaurin ($7,200), Robert Woods ($6,800), Chris Godwin ($6,700), Jakobi Meyers ($5,700)

Tight Ends

Travis Kelce ($8,200)

With Tyreek Hill’s status for Sunday’s game in question, Travis Kelce could see an increase in receiving volume. Placing Kelce alongside Mahomes or a Titans stack will provide exposure to a game that’ll be prioritized by DFS players. Options at the tight end position have been consistently slim, so make sure to fit Kelce into your lineups.

Kyle Pitts ($6,100)

In Week 5, Pitts broke out, recording his first NFL touchdown and 100-yard game against the Jets. Despite his breakout, Pitts’ salary has remained in the same range, making him a possible value option at the position. Although he only has one touchdown, Pitts is second amongst tight ends with 8 RedZone targets, even after his bye week. The touchdowns will surely come in the future and this could be the last week we see Pitts priced this low.

Other NFL DFS Options: Darren Waller ($6,800), Tyler Higbee ($5,500)


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