James’ DFS Tips – NFL Week 7 by James Platt
JAMES’ JUGGERNAUT DRAFT KINGS LINEUP
My Tips This Week
With the rise of Burrow, his price reached a peak unpalatable for myself. Now he’s down in the basement of starting QBs and I am ready to jump on him. He had over 24 points in week 2 against the Browns and there’s no reason to think he can’t do better in week 7. Tee Higgins is coming on strong, AJ Green even got involved last week and the offensive line has managed to get the running game going. The defence looked good until it ran into a buzzsaw against Pittsburgh a week ago and hopefully they want to be embarrassed again by the No.1 overall pick.
Teddy B. REVENGE. GAME. Do I need to say more? Probably, so I will! Teddy B has pushed the Panthers to heights they probably didn’t expect to see under Matt Rhule in his first season as head coach. He was the third-best fantasy QB against the Falcons and this is another great matchup against a Saints defence that has fallen far in a short span of time. They’ve allowed 15 TDs and the fourth-most fantasy points from QBs so far and Teddy B is slinging it to DJ Moore and Robby Anderson who is having a great contract year. We mourn the loss of our cheap king Ryan Fitzpatrick and start Teddy here in defiance of the $6,000+ QBs.
Now, I know this is the year of Mr Unlimited and his receivers, but the Cardinals are actually the 8th best at keeping wide receivers under control, at least in terms of fantasy points. Whereas they are in the bottom-third of the league in the amount of points they give up to running backs. The game script didn’t work in his favour against the Vikings because they dominated time of possession but in the three weeks prior he was averaging 18 touches a game. When Chris Carson was up against the Dolphins, another team susceptible to the run, he gashed them for 100 total yards and two TDs. I expect a similar outcome here but who knows, these NFC West divisional games always produce some strange results, I like his price too much not to bite.
In week 4, Murray landed in the endzone twice and his price dropped. His price is back up to $4,800 in week 7 and against the Panthers, his average of 10-12 touches per game could be very valuable. The Panthers are right there with the Houston Texans as one of the worst teams the league against running backs. Alvin Kamara is the most expensive back in the league, so I think taking his backup who actually sees a decent amount of snaps is smart.
While the QB situation in Washington is anything but stable, Terry McLaurin’s production is keeping the entire franchise together. There could be a way that Washington wins this division, god help us all if that’s the case, but it’d all be down to McLaurin. He’s averaging 16 fantasy points per game while only scoring one touchdown on the season so far, so let’s see some positive regression against the awful Cowboys defence. Terry has seen a low of 7 targets and a high of 14 targets, eight receivers have seen 6 or more targets against Dallas and those players have secured 22.7 points per game. I expect a big week and this is an excellent price!
I picked up Higgin’s in some of my fantasy leagues a few weeks ago and I think I finally have the balls (more like finally given up on Michael Gallup) to start him. He went for over 20 points in week 6 and has had 7 or more targets for four straight games. While I do like the Cleveland defence this week I think that Higgins could still have a big game because they give up the fourth-most yards and third-most fantasy points to receivers. AJ Green finally seems like he’s making an impact, but Burrow is looking forward to the future, and the future is his and Tee Higgins.
Last week for my cheap as chips pick, I gave you Adam Humphries for $4,000 and he was the WR12 putting up 19 points! I can’t promise this pick will do the same but on we goFor $4,300 you’re getting a guy who could see a big uptick in week 7. Mostert is out again with a high ankle sprain so McKinnon is fantasy relevant again, but Brandon Aiyuk had some good plays out of the backfield while Mostert was injured the first time. In weeks 3-5, he had an average of 6 targets and I think Jimmy G is eager to prove his worth against the Patriots.
T J Hockenson
I have Hockenson in my fantasy league team and frustratingly he came away with under 10 points last week despite the fact he scored a touchdown. He’s having a good second year with the Lions as the TE11 but he doesn’t put up the points that you want him too. His price has fallen back down a little bit just in time for a plus matchup against the Falcons. Atlanta may have seen a resurgence after Dan Quinn got the boot but that doesn’t last long and they still gave up a tonne of points last week to Minnesota’s receiving options.
I don’t pick Jets players lightly and the one time I did it worked out great with Jamison Crowder. Herndon is one of the cheapest tight ends available at $3,000 and as long as the Jets don’t completely shit the bed against the Bills he might actually have a decent week. The Bills give up the most, well, everything to tight ends, they are the Cardinals of this year. I’ve been on form recently and I wanted to go ultra-cheap on tight ends last week and bailed out, lets just go for it this week with Sam Darnold back in the starting lineup.
I think the point is at this point, if you have a spare $4,700 then go ahead and start the Bills against the Jets. However, this pick is for those who can’t squeeze them in or want something different. The Patriots were hassled all last week vs the Broncos pass rush and while they should be slightly better in week 7, the 49ers have been producing more pressure if you look past last Sunday night. They are getting healthier and the Patriots struggled, whether that was Cam working himself back slowly is anyone’s guess but the entire offence looked flat. I think the 49ers put a real fight in this game and the scoring stays low.