DraftKings Recommended Lineup Week 7
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All lineups are based off of a $50,000 salary cap featured at DraftKings, you best option in daily fantasy sports gaming. Lineups consist of a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end,, one FLEX one kicker and one team defense.
QB: Nick Foles (PHI) vs. DAL--$7,000--Although Foles faced a tough task last week against the Buccaneers secondary, he managed to be one of the highest scoring quarterbacks in Week 6. Michael Vick has been ruled out as the team's starter for tomorrow's contest, giving Foles another start, but this time against a terrible defense. The Cowboys are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, giving up 24.6 FPPG. That is on top of being ranked 31st in passing yards allowed per game with 329 yards per contest . At $7,000. Foles is the 13th highest ranked quarterback this week, in terms of salary, so take advantage of this cheap price while you can.
RB: Matt Forte (CHI) @ WAS--$7,600--The Bears have been throwing the ball a lot more over the last few weeks, which has limited Forte to only 31 carries combined over his last two contests. With a great matchup against the Redskins this week, there is no way the coaching staff limits Forte's carries for a third week in a row. Through five games, the Redskins have allowed an average of 107.6 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs, including five rushing touchdowns. In terms of DraftKings contests, Washington has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs sitting at 26.5 FPPG. If you factor in Forte's 5.5 receptions per game, he has the chance for a huge day in Week 7.
RB: Joseph Randle (DAL) @ PHI--$4,800--With DeMarco Murray out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Randle becomes a must-start in salary cap leagues, considering his cheap price tag. Don't let last week's 11 carries for 17 yards scare you away from him, as he should be more productive knowing that he will be the No. 1 option entering the game. The Eagles have allowed rushing touchdowns in four of six games this season, while allowing opposing running backs to rush for 91.2 rushing yards per game. As a team, the Eagles have been able to limit production in the running game, but are still allowing 21.6 FPPG on the the on the ground.
WR: DeSean Jackson (PHI) vs. DAL--$7,700--Here we go again, picking on the Cowboys, but for good reason. Through six games, Dallas has allowed 37.4 FPPG to opposing wide receivers, while averaging 1.2 receiving touchdowns per game. As you may already know, I always try to pair my quarterback with his top wide receiver, and considering how well he has been playing this season, why not. Jackson is averaging 22.0 FPPG in DraftKings PPR format, and should be right around that number by the end of tomorrow's game.
WR: Keenan Allen (SD) @ JAC--$4,600--Allen has been nothing but impressive since taking over the team's top wide receiver spot, proving he can hold down the job beyond this season. Over the last two weeks, Allen has scored 26.5 and 28.7 fantasy points at DraftKings, but surprisingly his price tag did not inflate. This week the Chargers are matched up against the Jaguars, who have allowed the third-most touchdowns per game to opposing wide receivers, averaging 1.5 touchdowns per contest. Although the Jaguars are ranked 16th in FPPG to opposing wide receivers (35.4 FPPG), keep in mind that they have been down early in every game, leading to a lot of team's hitting the ground game. I don't think that will be the case on Sunday, giving Allen a chance to have his biggest game yet.
TE: Tony Gonzalez (ATL) vs. TB--$6,800--With both Roddy White and Julio Jones out, that leaves Gonzalez as Matt Ryan's top option in the Falcons passing game. I usually tend to shy away from using the top option at any position, but this week I feel it is necessary to have him in starting lineups, no matter the cost. The Buccaneers have struggled defending opposing tight ends this season, when facing a top end tight end with skills similar to Gonzalez. Not to mention Gonzalez is coming off of back-to-back 10-plus reception games, which is like gold in DraftKings PPR format. The Falcons season will be on the line in this contest, so expect Gonzalez to keep the team afloat in this one.
FLEX: Jarrett Boykin (GB) vs. CLE--$3,500--No Randall Cobb or James Jones? No problem. The Packers will turn to Boykin to be the team's No. 2 wide receiver on Sunday, and anyone in the Packers passing game is someone to invest in. At $3,500, Boykin is one of the lowest priced at his position, so even if his production is only average, he will still be a great value for what you paid for him. There is one other factor favoring Boykin this week, and that is the fact that Jordy Nelson will be harassed by Joe Haden all afternoon. Haden has yet to give up a big game to opposing wide receivers and is now one of, if not the top, shutdown cornerbacks in the league, so expect Boykin to get his fair share of targets now in a vital role for the Packers.
K: Caleb Sturgis (MIA) vs. BUF--$3,300--It is always difficult to project kicker stats leading up to Sunday, but this was one of the easiest decisions I have had to make at the position in a long time. Sturgis has been money all season, and faces off against a defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing kickers on the year. Through five games, Sturgis has missed only one field goal this season, scoring at least eight points fantasy points in four of five games. I expect Sturgis to get plenty of chances to be productive this week, especially with the Dolphins having two weeks to prepare for this game.
DEF: Baltimore Ravens Defense/Special Teams @ PIT--$4,600--I tend to gamble when picking defenses, but this week I am going with who I believe will be a top 5 scoring group in Week 7. The Ravens have a very favorable matchup Sunday when they take on the Steelers, who have both offensive line issues and have yet to establish a consistent running game. That is a recipe for disaster when facing a team that has at least three sacks in five of six games in 2013. Although the Ravens have been a solid group as a whole, they have allowed more points than normal, but I wouldn't worry about that this week.
Total Salary: $49,900
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@waldemarjr15 thanks a lot man! Now off to Hawaii!
@Bighomie586 i would go with wayne now that it looks like aj green is going to play
@Sky_Razzball yea its goong to go right down to the end...best of luck the rest of the way