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2021 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks


Welcome back, readers! to my 2021 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks.

This is where I usually recap some of the amazing things that happened in the previous week, but this week I’m going to do something different. Instead of looking back, we are going to look forward. What we have ahead of us are bye weeks. So when filling out your teams you are going to have tried some new things and I have a few tips you can try.

First off look for the bargains. You might notice that there are some players that are marked higher than usual.

Also, stack whenever you can. With a lack of players during the main slate, picking on a bad defense is the way to go. If you can stack players against defenses like Kansas City and Atlanta you are in a good spot. These matchups are usually high-scoring games, and Fantasy points could be easy to come by.

Finally, look at players you might never look at. The name of the game is to pick players with high upside and low ownership.  These guys are players like Myles Gaskin, and Mecole Hardman, who are in plus matchups.

So let’s get started. Here are my picks for FanDuel’s Week 7 main slate.

2021 NFL DFS Week 7 FanDuel Picks

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Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans – $7,600

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Tannehill is going up against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed 28 points a game so far this season, and that is with them giving up on 13 points to the WFT in Week 6. Tannehill got one of his major weapons back in A.J. Brown last week. With the high-powered Chiefs’ offense coming to town, the Titans could throw the ball more than they would like to. I’m looking for Tannehill to have his best statistical game of the season.

FanDuel outlook:

Tannehill is projected for over 20 points by Fantasy Six Pack. The Chiefs have been kind to the quarterback giving up top-five Fantasy finishes in four of six games according to FantasyPros. Points are going to flow in this game, so try to grab as many pieces as you can. I for one am stacking Tannehill with Derrick Henry, and A.J. Brown and adding cheaper options like Mecole Hardman at wide receiver to swing for the upside.

Other QBs I like: Aaron Rodgers ($7,900), Derek Carr ($7,400), Matt Ryan ($7,300) 

Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders – $6.900

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Jacobs has been going up against some tough run defenses this season. This is going to be by far his easiest match-up to date. Jacobs is one of the best players on the team and is needed to win games. The Eagles are a bottom-10 rush defense, according to DVOA, so Jacobs should see a positive game script. Josh Jacobs is the goal line back and should get a few cracks at the end zone. The Raiders RB1 is a good play for Week 7.

FanDuel outlook:

Jacobs is projected for over 13 points by Fantasy Six Pack. At 3.3 yards per carry, Jacobs is not setting the world on fire, but he has not been healthy for most of his games this season. He is going into Week 7 without an injury designation for one of the few times this season. I like Jacobs in this game, and he is part of one of my favorite stacks of Week 7. Pair him with Derek Carr, and Darren Waller, and watch the points roll in.

Other RBs I like: Damien Harris ($6,800), Khalil Herbert ($6,000), Myles Gaskin ($5,600) 

Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens  – $7,300

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With all of the teams on bye this week, you must swing for upside. And very few players have the upside Brown has. Hollywood is averaging over 15 yards per reception with five touchdowns. He is going up against the Cincinnati Bengals secondary which has been burned by the opposing team’s best receivers. Lamar Jackson is going to attempt at least two or three passes downfield to his deep threat receiver. If they connect, Brown will take it to the house.

FanDuel outlook:

Brown is projected for over 12 points by Fantasy Six Pack. Cincinnati should be able to put up points on this not-so-great Ravens defense, which means Lamar Jackson will have to lean on the aerial assault to keep pace with Joe Burrow. This could end up being a shootout, so grab as many players as you can in this game.

Other WRs I like: D.J. Moore ($7,700), Calvin Ridley ($7,300), A.J. Brown ($7,000) 

Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons  – $6,100

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Pitts is getting better as the season moves along. He is getting more and more opportunities every week. In Pitts’s last two games he saw 19 targets while nabbing his first touchdown. Pitts is a wide receiver in a tight-end body. He is hard to cover and even harder to take down. Kyle Pitts has the upside you would want in your lineup on a small slate.

FanDuel outlook:

Pitts is projected for almost 10 points by Fantasy Six Pack. Pitts played big with Calvin Ridley out, and I don’t see him slowing down now that he is back. Matt Ryan is going to need Pitts to win this game. He could see six to eight targets in this game, and some of those could come in the end zone.

Other TEs I like: Mark Andrews ($7,500), Darren Waller ($6,800), Hunter Henry ($5,700) 

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