Week 7 Draftkings Early Look
Lamar Jackson, $8,000:
There are a few interesting higher-priced QBs (Herbert, Burrow, Mahomes), but Jackson is the one I want to pay up for. The Ravens have to win this game against the Browns, and it’s a great match-up against a bad defense. I look for the Ravens to really showcase their offense in this game, and that begins and ends with Jackson. There is 35-40 point upside in this play, and I want to be over-weight on it.
Dak Prescott, $6,700:
It can typically be scary going back to a guy coming off an injury, but I’m very interested in Prescott this week. This offense has so much potential and all they’ve needed is for Dak to return. He comes back to face a terrible Lions defense. I think there is a very good chance we see 300+ yards and 2-4 TDs from Prescott.
Matt Ryan, $5,400:
I don’t love going back to Matt Ryan after a 30-point game that seems like an outlier, but this price/match-up are tough to ignore. The Titans have been highly exploited through the air this season. Ryan threw for 356 and 2 TDs vs the Titans just 3 weeks ago, and there is no reason why he can’t hit those marks again.
Saquon Barkley, $7,900:
There are a few interesting options to pay up at RB this week, but Barkley is my favorite. He is the reason on offense why the Giants are 5-1, and he gets a Jags’ defense that has struggled vs pass-catching backs.
Josh Jacobs, $6,500:
Jacobs has looked good this year and it’s pretty clear Josh McDaniels wants to keep him highly involved. He gets a cake match-up against the Texans’ defense which is among the worst against the run.
Kenneth Walker III, $5,800:
Walker is going to be the primary back for a coach who loves to run the football. He’s still well undervalued here and could have a strong game against the Chargers who are not strong against the run.
Ja’Marr Chase, $8,200:
I like Chase in this match-up vs the Falcons who are a little banged up in the secondary. Chase has as much upside as any receiver and is probably a little underpriced here.
CeeDee Lamb, $6,800:
Dak is back, and no one should be happier than Lamb. His usage has been great, but it’s clear that Cooper Rush can’t get him to his ceiling. Prescott can, and in this game versus the Lions, I can see Lamb having a monster game.
Amari Cooper, $6,100:
Look I don’t love targeting the Browns’ offense right now, but you can’t deny Cooper’s usage and production. The Ravens’ defense has also had some struggles in the back end.
Allen Lazard, $6,100:
This feels like a get-right game for the Packers vs an awful Commanders’ secondary. Lazard is Rodgers’s top weapon, and I think he can dominate this match-up. With Randall Cobb out, look for Lazard to get even more work.
Alec Pierce, $4,600:
The Colts are still using multiple receivers behind Pittman, but Pierce is still someone I have an interest in. The talent and skill set are there that will lead to explosion games. The Titans’ secondary is also pretty poor.
Mark Andrews, $7,400:
My pay-up option this year is Andrews, who has just an incredible target share and red zone role. Even in games where Lamar struggles he’s still producing fantasy-wise. Andrews has 23-29 DK points in 4 of the last 5 games. On top of that, this is a fantastic match-up for Andrews, as the Browns haven’t stopped anyone.
David Njoku, $4,200:
Njoku has shown that he’s a play-making tight end and one of the top weapons on the Browns. He’s now seen 5-10 targets in 5 straight games and looks explosive when he’s on the field. This is a great match-up for him as the Ravens figure to be ahead in this game. Cleveland should need to throw more this game, and Njoku should be able to take advantage of the Baltimore secondary.
Gerald Everett, $4,000:
Donald Parham saw some usage in this game, but Everett remains highly involved in the Chargers’ offense. He’s too cheap at this price and he has the upside for 15+ DK points.
It’s pricey to go up to the Bucs’ defense this week, but facing the Panthers is enticing. Whoever ends up under center for the Panthers, could be a fantasy “gift” of multiple sacks and turnovers. This is a get-right spot for Tampa and they could easily 15-20 DK points.
Washington’s offense has cratered the past few weeks and now they will have Taylor Heinicke back under center. Last year behind a much healthier/better offensive line, Heinicke was sacked on 7.1% of his dropbacks. Look for the Packers to rack up 4-6 sacks in this game.
The Jets are looking better and better each week and now they have a Broncos offense that is massively struggling. New York should be able to get after Wilson in this match-up.