FanDuel and DraftKings NFL Week 7 Picks

FanDuel and DraftKings NFL Week 7 Picks

Only one article this week, as we take a midseason holiday while we start to prepare our first week of NBA content, which will start to drop next Monday. Here are some of our favorite plays for the NFL week 7 slate of contests on FanDuel and DraftKings.

Week 7 QB Strategy

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Carson PalmerDetroit$7,000$6,600
Brett HundleyNew Orleans$6,500$5,100

As usual, we are going value at the QB position again this week. While Brett Hundley clearly has the highest value upside at the position, Carson Palmer is also slightly underpriced given his form and matchup.

Palmer has put together three consecutive solid starts, and faces a LA Rams defense that runs extremely hot and cold. The Rams feature the NFL’s top scoring offense, but have given up 27+ points in 3 out of 6 games this season. If the Rams overcommit to slow down Peterson, Palmer and John Brown (who should be able to avoid Joyner this week) will shred them through the air.

Hundley was literally thrown into fire last week, it’s hard to imagine a tougher situation than facing the Vikings, with zero prep prior to the game, without either starting tackle. He gets both tackles back, and faces a Saints defense that, despite being much improved, comes into this week giving up the 6th most passing yards per game.

Week 7 RB Strategy

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Ezekiel ElliottSan Francisco$8,200$9,000
CJ AndersonLA Chargers$7,100$7,200
Derrick HenryCleveland$5,600$5,500

Ezekiel Elliott has had a roller coaster week that will end with what could be his final game of the season, a matchup with the 49ers, currently the NFL’s friendliest RB matchup. He clearly has the highest ceiling for this slate, and should be the RB1 in every set of week 7 rankings.

Look for CJ Anderson to bounce back in a matchup with a Chargers defense that is currently dead last in rushing YPG at 152.5. The Broncos have the be aware that their success has been directly tied to their ability to get CJ rolling on the ground. Look for this to be a 25+ touch week for Anderson.

There are a pair of RB injuries that we should be paying close attention to this week: DeMarco Murray and Leonard Fournette. If either guy can’t go, their backup will make a solid value play.

Other notable week 7 plays: LeSean McCoy, Carlos Hyde, Chris Ivory

Week 7 WR Strategy

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Julio JonesNew England$8,800$8,500
Michael ThomasGreen Bay$7,700$7,500
Demaryius ThomasLA Chargers$7,100$5,800
John BrownLA Rams$5,900$4,900
Kenny BrittIndianapolis$4,900$4,000

The New England secondary is an absolute dumpster fire, and their top corner, Stephon Gilmore is out again for week 7. The Falcons have made Julio Jones workload a point of emphasis all week, and we would be shocked if he doesn’t see 12+ targets this week.

Right on the same lines of Jones, Thomas is a ubertalented receiver that has been underutilized over the first 1.5 months of the season. The Packers are once again an elite rushing defense and horrendous pass defense… Look for Thomas to see double digit targets, and to provide his first multi-touchdown game of the season.

While the Broncos will likely go run-heavy this week, when they do throw it it will likely be to Demaryius Thomas. With Emmanuel Sanders out, and the Chargers secondary currently struggling with injuries, Thomas should be in line for a big week.

John Brown is healthy, and is always a top 20 receiver when that is the the case. His workload has continued to trend up, and his production will continue to climb. We particularly like him this week, as Fitzgerald is likely to draw the attention of Lamarcus Joyner, leaving Brown to feast on LA’s number 2 and 3 corners.

Kenny Britt’s role and target volume when healthy make him a virtual must play in this matchup with the Titans, who can’t cover anyone. He is always a red zone threat, and the fact that nobody in this receiver corps stepped up in his absence is a good sign that he will retake his role as the number one receiver here.

Week 7 TE Strategy

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Delanie WalkerCleveland$5,900$5,800
Zach MillerCarolina$5,200$3,200

If he is able to play, Delanie Walker is in about as good of a situation as you could imagine. The Browns just flat out can’t cover tight ends. They have a young and now injury-filled linebacker and safety group that seems to have weekly breakdowns against the position.

Zach Miller has scored in each of Trubisky’s first two starts, and is in a good spot to make it three straight. With Kuechly and likely Coleman both out this week, Miller will have an extremely favorable matchup with a banged up defense that was already bottom 5 vs tight ends this season.

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