Week 7 Daily Fantasy Value Plays DK and FD

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*This is not a list of best plays, but rather a look at some nice values at each position meant for large GPPs


QB (under $5,500):

Brian Hoyer ($5,300)-

Hoyer has a tougher match-up on paper than what he’s faced in recent weeks, but he should still be able to do some damage versus the Dolphins secondary. Hoyer can be paired with DeAndre Hopkins and you can watch the two of them put up strong numbers. The fact that you can stack Hoyer with an elite receiver helps give him a bit more of a safer floor than some of the other lower priced QBs.

Jameis Winston ($5,100): 

Winston has yet to put any really good fantasy days, but he’s been able to manage at least 15 DK points in four of his five games. He faces a Redskins secondary that once again will likely be without two of their top corners, and has struggled some through the air in recent weeks. Winston is coming off a bye and he has two of the best receivers in the league, which gives him a chance for a breakout game.

RB (under $4,500):

Duke Johnson ($4,200): 

Johnson carries some risk because it’s harder to predict his touches given the lack of carries (just one week with 10 or more), but he’s still heavily involved in the passing game. With full point PPR Johnson is playable and could put up a nice return if he can get into the end zone. The Browns don’t figure to have much of a running game this week, and the pass rush could force McCown to dump the ball off more.

Jonathan Stewart ($4,000): 

Stewart faces a tough test week versus a strong Eagles run defense, but there are some positives here. Stewart is likely to get 17-20 touches, and that could be even more if the Panthers have the  lead in this game as many expect. Stewart hasn’t had a great season, but he’s still the feature back in the Panthers offense and he should continue to get some red zone looks. The risk is obviously that he ends up with just 50-60 yards and only 1-2 catches with no touchdowns, but he could also get 100 and 2 TDs so at this price it’s worth the risk.

WR (under $4,500):

Willie Snead ($4,300): 

Snead has a nice opportunity as more of less then 2nd receiver in this Saints offense. While New Orleans likes to spread the ball around it’s clear that Snead is becoming a big part of his offense. Since week 2 he’s got at least 4 catches and 44 yards every week. He’s only found the end zone once (which is a big reason why he’s still under-priced) but that is bound to change. This projects to be a high scoring game so the Saints are likely to throw the ball 40+ times meaning Snead should see plenty of targets and opportunities.

Jamison Crowder ($3,700): 

Once again DeSean Jackson is out this week, and though Jordan Reed figures to return, Crowder has carved out enough of a role that he’s worth taking a shot on. Over the last four weeks he has 25 catches for 237 yards. Those aren’t ground breaking numbers, but they show solid usage. If he breaks one catch for a big gain he could be in line for the 100 yard bonus and with this number of targets and catches he is going to eventually find his way in the end zone.

TE (under $3,500):

LaDarius Green ($2,900):

Even if Antonio Gates was 100% healthy Green was worth a potential flier in this match-up versus the Raiders. Now with Gates potentially missing this game, Green could become the best TE option of the day. His ownership will be high if Gates is definitely out, but don’t worry about that given this match-up.



QB (under $7,000):

Hoyer ($6,900) and Winston ($6,500) both qualify

Alex Smith ($6,800): 

Smith isn’t a great option, particularly if Maclin is out, but without a running game the Chiefs are going to have to try to throw the ball in this game. The Steelers secondary is very exploitable so it puts Smith in a position to throw for 300+ yards. If he can do that and add 2 TDs he could pay off.

RB (under $6,000):

Duke Johnson ($5,600) is under the limit, but he’s not as valuable in FD given the .5 PPR

Christine Michael ($5,600): 

Michael has some intriguing potential as he’s expected to get the opportunity this week to take on the lead back role. It’s far from a guarantee and if Randle looks good to start the game those plans could be scrapped, but if Randle struggles and Michael plays well he could quickly be the feature back in this game. Behind that offensive line that has some real value and could make Michael a very interesting option in large field GPPs.

Ameer Abdullah ($5,700):

Abdullah hasn’t been that effective this year and this match-up is tough, but he’s still seeing work. With both Theo Riddick and Joique Bell a little banged up, Abdullah could end up being the feature guy. Keep an eye on the Lions inactive list to see if either of the other two backs doesn’t even dress for the game.

WR (under $6,000):

Jamison Crowder ($5,800) fits the bill here

Stephon Diggs ($5,800): 

Diggs has looked really good in an expanded role in Minnesota and should be a significant part your fantasy line-ups. His ownership will be high, but he’s worth it in what should be a positive match-up for him versus the Lions. He’s quickly becoming the favorite target out in Minnesota and should have a big day.

Rueben Randle ($5,700): 

Randle should be healthier this week and the biggest beneficiary of all the attention that Odell Beckham Jr. gets. He might not be a great bet for 100 yards, but since you aren’t worried about the bonus on FD, a 7 catch 80 yard game would return nice value if he can find the end zone. As always there is some risk, but the Giants figure to be passing a fair amount in this game.

TE (under $5,200):

LaDarius Green ($5,100) is clearly the top play here when looking for value even if Gates plays.

Dwayne Allen ($5,000): 

Allen has been quite so far coming back for the Colts, but this is a nice match-up that is expected to produce a lot of points. Allen could be in line for a really good day if he can carve out a piece of their offensive output.



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