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Top NFL DFS Plays of Week 7 (2020)

Oct 23, 2020

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Salaries referenced are from DraftKings.

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Which stud ($6,500 or higher) are you locking into your lineups?

Ben Roethlisberger (QB – PIT): $6,600
The Tennessee Titans (OPRK 24th to quarterbacks) have been giving up points to pretty much everyone this year including Gardner Minshew (339 yards, three touchdowns), Kirk Cousins (251 yards, three touchdowns), and Deshaun Watson (335 yards, four touchdowns). This week, they will host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, I absolutely know that “road Ben” exists, but this should be relatively encouraging to see for Ben Roethlisberger, as he has hit his stride with his new relationship with Chase Claypool and the returning Diontae Johnson who will be back from injury. There is also a solid 50.5 over/under, and I can imagine this matchup having more points in it than what most people would think. And I also believe that most people will opt for other quarterbacks in the same range with tasty matchups (Matt Ryan at $6,700, Matt Stafford at $6,500) so I understand why people may fade him — but the price is right for Roethlisberger in Week 7, and the only thing better than that and his likely low rostership is the terrible Titans defense right now.
– Daniel Rosier (@TheBLeagueSays)

Kyler Murray (QB – ARI): $7,100
I’m looking to lock in Kyler Murray where I can. He is going against a Seattle defense that’s giving up passing yards and passing touchdowns consistently. His passing was down last week, so the matchup should give him a nice boost this week.
– Chris Heil (@thegrizzlybeard)

Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE): $6,800
In Week 2, Kareem Hunt went off for a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown against the Bengals. This was while Nick Chubb was there, too. I expect a very high volume of touches for Hunt at a very great price on DraftKings. Cincinnati makes for an excellent matchup — the Bengals rank 23rd overall in DVOA and 17th in DVP.
– Gerson Aguirre (@TheFantasyGPod)

Aaron Jones (RB – GB): $7,200
Jones was saved by a touchdown last week in Tampa Bay, but Matt LaFleur will want to get the running game back on track this week, and Houston is the perfect opponent to do it against after they were just dominated by Derrick Henry. Overall, the Texans have allowed the most yards per carry (5.4) and rushing yards per game (177.5) in the league, so when you factor in what Jones brings as a pass-catcher, a strong case could be made for him as the top option over Alvin Kamara ($7,900), Ezekiel Elliott ($7,800), and Derrick Henry ($7,500) on Sunday.
– Dylan Chapine (@dylanchappine)

Which value play ($5,000 or lower) are you rostering?

Breshad Perriman (WR – NYJ): $3,700
Perriman hasn’t set the world on fire this year and has missed time with injury as well. But his return in Week 6 for Gang Green was welcomed even with Joe Flacco under center and not Sam Darnold. Which is funny when you think about it — people have overlooked the fact that he is again paired up with Flacco, his former quarterback in Baltimore, where Perriman was once selected in the first round. He returned to an 8-4-62 afternoon, and while that isn’t exactly flattering, the 10.2 points probably look better than it should. As a result, he has come down in price against the Buffalo Bills (OPRK 22nd to wide receivers). I can’t imagine that the Jets will be competitive in this matchup, but Joe Flacco did air it out 44 times, and Perriman had roughly 18.2% of that pie while also leading the team for receiving yards as well. At $3,700 I’m not sure there are many players with that much opportunity and that much upside — even if it is tied to an Adam Gase-coached team and a Joe Flacco-led offense.
– Daniel Rosier (@TheBLeagueSays)

Hunter Henry (TE – LAC): $4,500
Hunter Henry will be popular this week, and it’s because of this juicy matchup. He has also seen seven-plus targets in all but one game this year.
– Chris Heil (@thegrizzlybeard)

Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): $4,200
Remember when Diontae Johnson was “the breakout wide receiver”? It seems like it was just yesterday. His matchup against Malcolm Butler feels very exploitable. Despite his injury, Johnson was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Coming in the range of 8%-10% rostership on the slate. I expect him to gain momentum heading as Sunday morning approaches.
– Gerson Aguirre (@TheFantasyGPod)

Mike Williams (WR – LAC):
Justin Herbert recently said that Williams will get the ball any time he sees single coverage, and the Jacksonville defense isn’t expected to have much more success than they did in the 2019 matchup when the big-bodied wideout went for 63 yards and a score on just three targets. As we saw in Week 5, Williams has multi-touchdown upside when healthy, and he’s an excellent ceiling play at $4,700 with Keenan Allen (back) potentially being less than 100%. Through six weeks, the Jaguars have surrendered the most yards per attempt (8.5) in the league.
– Dylan Chapine (@dylanchappine)

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