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2020 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks!

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let’s get to it!

2020 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks

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Updates

10/25 10:40 am – There have been quite a few changes since first writing this. FanDuel has decided to keep SEA/ARI on the main slate and did not add any players from the TB/LV game that is not kicking off in the afternoon. 

There should be plenty of fantasy production in this one. I originally had a few of these guys in my writeup but took them out when I heard the news about the game being bumped back. Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk are all in play for the Cardinals. Murray is a bit pricey but is someone I am considering for cash. Hopkins will probably not find my lineup due to his price but wouldn’t blame anyone for rostering him. On the other side of the ball, I have some interest in Chris Carson and DK Metcalf is pretty much always in play nowadays. 

Michael Thomas was ruled out along with Emmanuel Sanders. Everything should once again run through Alvin Kamara. I already liked Kamara a lot but now think he is a must pay in cash.

A. Jones is not expected to play now which opens up the backfield for Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon. I think Williams will see the majority of the snaps but would not be surprised to see the rookie get the goal line carries and find the endzone for the first time. Green Bay will also be without stud LT, David Bakhtiari, which will be a big downgrade. They should still be able to move the ball against the Texans‘ 31st ranked defense against the run. 

Joe Mixon was ruled out as well. Giovani Bernard will be the Bengals main ball carrier and is only $4,800. I’m sure he will be quite popular in cash and for good reason. I like him more on DK where it’s PPR but he should have no problem hitting value at this price.

Note: As I am writing this, the NFL has moved the SEA/ARI game back to SNF and have bumped up TB/LV to 4:05. I removed all players from the SEA/ARI game as I am assuming Fanduel will be replacing them with TB/LV. I will update this once that news is confirmed.

Quarterback

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – $7,300


Well, Stafford was a letdown last week in a favorable matchup against the Jags. Unfortunately, the Lions got up early (behind the run game of course) and never looked back. Not much was needed out of Stafford and the passing game, but I am going back to the well this week.

He faces off against Atlanta who is giving up the most FD PPG (29.91) to quarterbacks while surrendering 18 touchdowns. There has only been one opposing quarterback not to post 26+ FD points against this defense through six weeks.

That one was Teddy Bridgewater, who still threw for 300+ yards and two scores.

The Falcons have more than enough offensive firepower to keep this one close and it should be a back and forth contest with little defense. I think I was just a week early on his first 300-yard performance call, Stafford gets it done this Sunday.

Honorable Mentions: Patrick Mahomes ($9,000), Deshaun Watson ($8,000)

Running Back

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints– $9,300

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Kamara is the highest-scoring running back through the first six weeks of the season. He has 21 more FanDuel points than the 2nd highest-scorer (Zeke), and he has done all of this in one less game.

He is priced up this week at $9.3k but for good reason.

Kamara and the Saints are facing off against a bottom-five defense against the run in the Carolina Panthers. They are currently giving up 28.38 FD PPG and have allowed 30+ FD points to opposing running backs in four of six games.

Michael Thomas is due back this week, but I don’t think it will make a noticeable impact on Kamara’s role in the offense. If you can fit him in your lineup build, I suggest you do so.

Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers – $8,500

I’m not too high on any of the lower priced back this week so I am planning on paying up at both running back spots.

The Packers got away from the run game last week against the Bucs in their blowout loss. They got out to an early 10-0 lead, but things turned ugly quick forcing them to abandon the run game.

It was the first time this year that Jones did not eclipse the 15 carry mark.

He gets a juicy matchup this week against the Texans. They are now giving up the second most FD PPG (30.67) to opposing running backs after getting shredded by Derrick Henry (264 total yards and 2 TDs) last week.

Look for the Packers to get back to their running ways this week and lean heavily on Jones. I think he finds the endzone at least twice this Sunday.

Honorable Mentions: Kareem Hunt ($7,100), Todd Gurley($6,600), David Johnson ($6,300)



Wide Receiver

Calvin Ridley/Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons – $8,400/$8,300

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It’s hard not to suggest playing at least one of these Falcons receivers every week. The Falcons defense is absolutely terrible so it will be rare for the Falcons not to have to throw the ball to stick in games.

Ridley has topped 100 yards and/or found the endzone of every game this season except once. Julio looked healthy last week after missing some time with a hamstring injury, posting 8-137-2 on ten targets.

The two get to face off against the Lions this week who are giving up the seventh most FD PPG (33.18) to wide receivers. We’ve picked on the Lions cornerbacks, Okudah and Trufant, before and with lesser receivers than Ridley and Jones.

Okudah is currently PFF’s No. 116 graded cornerback (out of 121), while Trufant has allowed a 141.2 QB rating when targeted. This one is projected to shoot out (55 o/u) so there should be plenty of fantasy production to go around.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a repeat of last week’s performance from the two stud receivers.

Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions – $7,600

Like I just said, there should be plenty of fantasy goodness in the game. On the other side of this matchup is Kenny G.

He has yet to break out this season, but since returning to the lineup in Week 3, he has posted 100+ plus yards or has found the endzone in each game. Golladay also leads his team in target share (23%) when active.

The Lions passing game was not necessarily needed last week in their 34-16 win over the Jaguars, yet, Golladay still managed 4-105 on six targets.

Atlanta has allowed 90+ receiving yards to eight different receivers which has led to them giving up the fifth most FD PPG (37.48) to wide receivers.

I expect Golladay to produce his best fantasy performance of the season and plan to pair him up with Stafford.

Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals – $5,700

Higgins has quietly been putting together quite a productive rookie season. Since putting up a goose egg in Week 1, he has produced some solid numbers:

After posting career-highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (125) last week in a tough matchup against the Colts, FanDuel only increased his price by $200. That is still way too low and he gets a favorable matchup against the Browns this week. They have given up the fourth most FD PPG (37.88) to wide receivers.

Higgins will run most of his routes on the outside, matching up against backup corner Terrance Mitchell. Mitchell has performed like a backup recently, giving up 85+ receiving yards in coverage in two of his last three games.

I don’t see any reason to believe the Bengals will stray away from their pass game. They pass the ball 62.2% which is top-10 in the league. I also see a little rookie connection between Higgins and Burrow (7+ targets in the last four weeks) blossoming. The rookie should have no problem hitting value at this price.

Honorable Mentions: Terry McLaurin ($7,100), Chase Claypool ($6,400), Robby Anderson ($6,400), Deebo Samuel ($5,400)

Tight End

Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers – $5,800

Since I am paying up at both running back spots it makes it nearly impossible to fit in the higher price tight ends (Kelce/Kittle). I would love to squeeze Kelce in, but his price is just too steep for me. So I’ll take the $2k discount and fire up Henry.

He hasn’t been overly productive so far, but the whole tight end position has been a mess outside of the top two. The biggest thing for Henry is that he’s managed to stay healthy to this point in the season.

The Chargers, however, may be without Keen Allen this week who is dealing with a back injury. If Allen can’t go, that should bode well for Henry’s fantasy production.

He’s already seen 7+ targets in every game except one, but if Allen misses, he could have a few more balls thrown his way. Henry has a favorable matchup versus the Jaguars this week who are giving up 13.28 FD PPG (seventh-most). Opposing tight ends have also found pay dirt five times through six games.

Things are lining up for Henry to have his most productive outing this season.

Honorable Mentions: Travis Kelce ($7,900)

Defense

Washington Football Team – $3,800

This is the first time in a while that I won’t be paying all the way up at D/ST and it feels good. The Washington Football Team is taking on the Dak Prescott-less Cowboys in a divisional matchup.

The Cowboys offense was very underwhelming in their first game with Andy Dalton under center producing only 10 points. Dalton was sacked three times and picked off twice in his first start as a Cowboy. Zeke also coughed the ball up twice. Their offensive line, which used to be their greatest strength, is now a glaring weakness.

Vegas expects this one to be fairly low scoring as it is the third-lowest total (46) on the board with Dallas’ team total sitting at 22.5. I’ll take my chance on the Washington Potatoes this week.

Honorable Mentions: Bills ($5,000), Chiefs ($4,600)



Core Four – Stafford/Kamara/A. Jones/Higgins

Favorite Game Stacks – DET/ATL, GB/HOU

GPP QB – Aaron Rodgers
GPP RB – Justin Jackson
GPP WR – CeeDee Lamb
GPP TE – T.J. Hockenson


Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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