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FanDuel NFL Lineup Advice: Week 7 (Full Slate)

by Elliott Baas | @ElliottBaasBB | Featured Writer
Oct 17, 2018

Frank Gore should get a ton of work against a horrendous Lions run defense

We’re looking at the Thursday NFL slate on FanDuel in this article. Every game from Thursday to Monday is on the slate we’re playing, starting tomorrow with DEN @ ARI. One important thing to note when playing the all-week slate is how the Thursday and Monday games affect ownership. Often when fantasy players choose to play the all-week slate, it’s because they like a player or players in the Thursday or Monday game. That can make Thursday or Monday players a little more chalky than they usually would be if the game occurred on a Sunday. As a result, sometimes we can get more favorable ownership on Sunday chalk.

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Quarterback

Andy Dalton (CIN @ KC): $7,800
Kansas City has proven to be one of the weakest secondaries in the NFL this season, which is why this game has a 58.5 O/U. They are allowing 340.3 passing yards per game and the fifth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. With Patrick Mahomes likely to be the chalk, we could get lower ownership on Dalton and the Bengals’ offensive talent in this one.

Running Back

Saquon Barkley (NYG @ ATL): $8,200
Barkley takes on the Atlanta Falcons, who have been shredded on the ground. They are allowing 121.67 rushing yards per game, 5.1 yards per carry, and have allowed the second-most FanDuel points per game to running backs. With the struggles of Eli Manning, the Giants have been forced to rely on Barkley to move the ball, and with a likely high-scoring affair Monday night, Barkley will get heavy volume against a bad defense.

Tevin Coleman (ATL vs. NYG): $6,300
With Devonta Freeman on injured reserve, Coleman will take the bulk of the carries for Atlanta. He gets a soft matchup against the Giants this week, who are allowing 121.67 yards per game to opposing running backs. Coleman is relatively cheap given his new role and is the most experienced and accomplished running back in the Atlanta backfield sans Freeman.

Wide Receivers

A.J. Green (CIN @ KC): $8,800
Green is the most expensive wide receiver on this slate, but he’s worth the cost in this matchup. Kansas City is getting decimated through the air week after week, and with four injured safeties, things aren’t going to get better any time soon. They don’t have a cornerback that can go head-to-head with Green either.

Tyler Boyd (CIN @ KC): $6,800
Boyd is coming off a two-touchdown performance, and for the first time the Bengals have a legitimate number two receiver to complement Green. This game could be as fruitful as the KC @ NE game from last Sunday night, and we’ll want to load up on Bengals to take advantage of the Chiefs defense.

Jarvis Landry (CLE @ TB): $6,500
Landry is a tremendous value at $6,500 as Cleveland’s number one receiver going against perhaps the worst defense in the NFL. Tampa Bay is allowing 355.6 passing yards per game, the second-most FanDuel points to wide receivers per game, and just fired their defensive coordinator Mike Smith. Landry is averaging 11 targets per game, which is plenty of volume against a defense this bad.

Tight End

Greg Olsen (CAR @ PHI): $5,900
Olsen recently returned from a foot injury, diminishing his price on this slate. Philadelphia isn’t a particularly good matchup for tight ends, but Carolina lacks an elite receiver, and Olsen will be one of their most targeted players. He was targeted second most on the team last week coming off the injury, so there are seemingly no restrictions on the veteran tight end.

Flex

Frank Gore (MIA vs. DET): $5,600
Gore overtook Kenyan Drake as Miami’s primary ball carrier last week against Chicago. He rushed for 101 yards on 15 carries, including a huge 32-yard scamper in overtime. Drake, on the other hand, fumbled the ball on the goal line in overtime. The Lions have struggled against the run this season, allowing 145.8 yards per game on the ground and the fourth-most FanDuel points per game to running backs. Miami will probably want to keep the ball out of Brock Osweiler’s hands as well, meaning even more carries for Gore.

Defense

Denver Broncos D/ST (DEN @ ARI): $4,100
Arizona is averaging just 13.67 points per game this season and has coughed up 10 turnovers thus far. They also are throwing for only 171 yards per game and rookie quarterback Josh Rosen is unpolished and unable to throw downfield effectively. Denver can stack the box and take away Arizona’s only offensive threat, David Johnson. That has been done successfully this season, as Johnson is averaging 3.2 yards per carry and 49.5 yards per game.

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Elliott Baas is a correspondent at FantasyPros. For more from Elliott, check out his archive and follow him @elliottbaasbb.

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