Below I will be breaking down my top picks for DFS during Week 7 of the NFL season. I have been playing for Draft Kings for many years now and have had success. The $50,000 Cap is critical and being able to find those $4,500 – $5,500 players that will produce allows you to get some of the more prominent names that are consistent DFS studs.
Kirk Cousins $6,500
Cousins goes to Philly who is currently ranked 29th in points against. While the Eagles are 5-1, they are allowing 273.5 YPG. The big play should be there for Cousins as they have allowed 14 pass plays over 20 yards already. Watch for Cousins to spread the ball around, and with the emergence of Samaje Perine as a legitimate rushing threat they have to play honest football, and Cousins will be able to use the play action more effectively. Look for a 300+ yard 3 touchdown game from Cousins
Matt Ryan $7,500
The Patriots are giving up huge numbers to opposing quarterbacks allowing 324.8 YPG and have given up 14 passing TD’s already this year. Alex Smith, Drew Brees, and Deshaun Watson all went for big days against the Pats, and there’s no reason to think Ryan won’t go big also. Ryan will go deep often in a shootout as they have allowed 28 passes of 20+ yards this season. Look for 325 yards and three touchdown performance from Matty Ice.
Joe Mixon $5,000
Mixon is averaging 19 touches over the past three weeks, and this should continue to trend upwards. The Steelers are giving up the 26th most points to opposing running backs. They are also giving up 118.5 YPG to opposing backs. The Steelers and Bengals being division rivals should be an intense game and watch for the Bengals rookie to get going early to keep the Steelers offense off the field. Look for Mixon to build off his first touchdown last game and go for 100+ yards and a touchdown.
Adrian Peterson $5,800
Showing no signs of rust Peterson ran all over the Buccaneers last week putting up a monstrous 28.4 points. This week Peterson goes agsinst the 31st ranked L.A. Rams. The Cardinals will look to keep the Peterson momentum going. Look for AllDay to have another 100+ yard performance and at least one touchdown.
Ezekiel Elliott $9,000 (he is playing)
One of the league’s most dominant running backs is going against the worst rush defense in the league. The 49ers are giving up 112.8 YPG and too much less talented backs. Aside from their week 1 L to the Panthers, the 49ers have been close at the end of all their games. Look for Dallas to stop this trend. The Cowboys will look to get up early and should get Zeke plenty of touches. Look for 150+ yards and two touchdowns from Elliott.
Davonte Adams $5,800
Adams has been a target monster as of late, and that translates typically into fantasy points. Since Brett Hundley took over, he targeted Adams a team-leading ten times resulting in 5 catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. Look for this connection to grow this week as they have had more time to gel. The Saints are giving up the 28th most points to opposing wide receivers, and it could get into a shootout in Green Bay.
Julio Jones $8,500
Jones and Matt Ryan get one of the best matchups of the week against the Patriots abysmal pass defense. Look for Jones to beat the Patriots on at least two plays over 20 yards. THis could be the highest scoring game of the week so picking one of the most talented receivers in the league is a reasonably safe bet. Look for Jones to go off to the tune of 150+ yards and two touchdowns.
Donte Moncrief $3,300
Moncrief and Brissett have started to get chemistry on the field. Donte narrowly missed out on a big day as he dropped a touchdown, but he still hauled in five of seven targets for 67 yards. When going for big money players at times, you have to take a flyer and Moncrief might be a risk-reward player who pays off big this week. Look for 75 yards and a touchdown from Moncrief in the divisional game against the Jaguares.
Jordan Reed $4,800
Reed has yet to reach the end zone this year and look for that to change as the Redskins go to Philly. When on the field Reed is one of the most dynamic tight ends in the NFL. The Eagles and Redskins should be a tightly contested game, and Reed could be the difference maker. His ability to come up big in prime time games is also a reason to target the Redskins young tight end. Watch for 75+ yards and a touchdown.
Delanie Walker $5,800
While Walker does not have a receiving touchdown on the season, he is one of the most involved players in the Titans offense. Marcus Mariota has had another week to recover from his injury and should continue to find his favorite target in Walker often this week. The Browns are the worst team in the league at giving up points vs. the tight end position. Look for Walker to break out of his touchdown slump with a pair of them and 75+ yards.
Tennessee Titans $3,400
The Titans get the favorable matchup against the Browns this week and look for thier first double diget fantasy performance of the season. The Brownd have only scored over 18 points once this season and that was against the Colts who the Titans just beat. Look for another low scoring output from one of the worst teams in the NFL. Kevin Hogan has no legitimate receiving threat or downfield target to stretch the field against one of the better pass rushing teams in the league. Look for at least four sacks and two interceptions with a defensive score.
Minnesota Vikings $3,300
The Vikings might only be averaging 6.7 fantasy points per game, but they have just once given up more than 19 points this season. With 16 sacks and seven intercetions to their credit already this year look for them to add to those gaudy numbers against a Ravens team that seems lost. The Ravens have put up less than 10 points in two of their last four contests, and Joe Flacco has only thrown four touchdowns to eight interceptions. Look for a double-digit performance as the Vikings will get to Flacco at least four times and have two interceptions.