Are you ready for Week 7 NFL DFS? I have been tossing and turning most of the night thinking about building winning DFS lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments and there are moments where I feel like Einstein developing his Theory of Relativity and there are times where I feel like Allen counting cards in The Hangover. Either way, my only thoughts are about helping you to build winning lineups. Throughout my thinking and stewing and lineup building, I had a few epiphanies regarding my GPP roster construction and for those who have already read the Week 7 NFL DFS Playbook, go back and check it again as I made a few updates. Yes, I added two players, but more importantly, I adjusted my strategy for my tournament lineups, especially after studying the Week 7 NFL Match-Up Report, looking at the NFL DFS Projections and Ownership Projections and, of course, playing around with the NFL DFS Lineup Generator (a.k.a. The DFS Lineup Optimizer). I would suggest reading the updates that are there right now and then start building your lineups. I think I was pretty clear about the change in direction, but if not, come listen to the Fantasy Alarm Sunday GameDay Show with me and Justin Fensterman on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 7-9am ET. If you don't have a subscription, then, again, read through the Playbook updates, read all of the news below and then check back for my Example Lineups closer to noon eastern.  



Just a few notes here about the lineups below...

The cash lineups were built solely off the players I put in the Playbook. These are the guys who, unless I have indicated otherwise, offer up the higher floor and will help you cash in your Double-Ups and 50/50s. For GPP tournaments, particularly the large-field ones, you need to find alternative routes to the cash line. I will utilize players from the Playbook and the DFS Dart Board to fill in the gaps, but what I am looking for are some lower-owned stacks that make sense based on expected game flow and other news. You may also see in the GPP lineups, there may be some names I haven't discussed this week on the site, but have talked about during the week on the Fantasy Alarm Show or even on the Fantasy Alarm Sunday Gameday Show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. You will also notice, though, that others on the site have mentioned some of these players in places such as the position coaches, so it's not like we're trying to hide anything from you. The only time, and I mean the only time you will see a player in a GPP lineup who hasn't been discussed is if we are using a stack and need a player from the other team coming back. But it's rare when that happens.

Again, these lineups are meant to serve as examples for you; a sounding board, as I said. They are not meant for you to plug in as your own. That's the lazy way and we don't condone it. We are trying to teach you how to be a better DFS player; we aren't lineup-sellers. You should be creating your own lineups using all the information we provide you throughout the week and then coming here to see if there is anything you may have missed or simply for an alternative perspective.

Best of luck to you this week and let's make some money!


According to Adam Schefter:

The Broncos are sitting Russell Wilson for NFL Week 7 and starting Brett Rypien vs the Jets. They also elevated quarterback Josh Johnson to their active roster to back up Rypien.

Christian McCaffrey, who was traded to San Francisco late Thursday night and flew to his new employer Friday, is expected to make his 49ers debut today vs. the Chiefs, per sources. The 49ers have a package of plays in their gameplan for McCaffrey.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen, listed as Q due to a hamstring injury, wants to see how he feels Sunday before making a final decision

Chargers signed wide receiver Michael Bandy to the active roster from the practice squad and placed running back Joshua Kelley on IR

Packers have activated WR Sammy Watkins off injured reserve, elevated LB La'Darius Hamilton from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday and placed WR Randall Cobb on injured reserve.

Raiders’ WR Hunter Renfrow, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hip injury, is expected to play vs. the Texans

Seahawks’ WR Tyler Lockett, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, is expected to play vs. the Chargers

Ravens’ TE Mark Andrews, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a knee injury, is expected to play vs. the Browns

Players returning to action Sunday include Dak Prescott, Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Gus Edwards, Trent Williams, Nick Bosa, Jimmie Ward, Dontae Johnson, Tua Tagovailoa, Kenny Pickett and Pat Freiermuth

Players out Sunday include Carson Wentz, Logan Thomas, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson, Kadarius Toney, Jamal Agnew, Cam Brate, Julio Jones, Shaq Leonard, Kwity Paye, JK Dobbins, Denzel Ward, Jermaine Johnson, Elijah Moore, Darren Waller, Dustin Hopkins, Joshua Kelley, Josh Palmer

Other News:

According to Ian Rapaport, Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco has been taking first-team reps throughout the week and will get the start Sunday against the 49ers.

Lions' RB D’Andre Swift (questionable, ankle/shoulder) is not expected to play Sunday vs. Cowboys


GB/WAS – scattered showers are possible

CLE/BAL – scattered showers are possible

NYJ/DEN – minimal precipitation chances, but potential gusts of 20 mph winds throughout the game


As a reminder, when you're stacking in GPP, you always want to run someone back from the opposing team. One-sided games often turn to a running back seeing higher-than-usual volume or the back-ups start to play. For a stack to really pop, the other team needs to keep things competitive. 

Chalk Stacks (Expect High Ownership): 

*Chargers: Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams or Gerald Everett or DeAndre Carter (Walker or Metcalf coming back)

Seahawks: Geno Smith, DK Metcalf, Kenneth Walker or Tyler Lockett (Ekeler, Williams or Everett coming back)

*Cowboys: Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb or Michael Gallup, Dalton Schultz or Ezekiel Elliott (Williams or St. Brown coming back)

*Bengals: Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins, Ja'Marr Chase or Joe Mixon (London, Zaccheaus or Pitts coming back)

*Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Marquez-Valdes-Scantling or Mecole Hardman (Deebo or Aiyuk or Kittle coming back)

49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk or George Kittle (Kelce, MVS Hardman or McKinnon coming back)

*Ravens: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Rashod Bateman or Devin Duvernay (Cooper, Chubb or Njoku coming back)

*Raiders: Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs, Davante Adams (Pierce or Cooks coming back)

Possible Lower-Owned Stacks:

Lions: Jared Goff, Jamaal Williams, Amon-Ra St. Brown (Lamb or Gallup or Schultz or Zeke coming back)

*Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Allen Lazard or Romeo Doubs or Robert Tonyan (McLaurin or B Robinson coming back)

Buccaneers: Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Leonard Fournette or Mike Evans (Moore or Marshall coming back)

Falcons: Marcus Mariota, Drake London, Kyle Pitts or Olamide Zaccheaus (Mixon, Chase or Higgins coming back)

*Colts: Matt Ryan, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman (Henry or Woods coming back)

Titans: Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, Robert Woods (Pittman or Taylor coming back)

Giants: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Wan'Dale Robinson or Daniel Bellinger (Engram, Etienne or Kirk coming back)

Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne or James Robinson, Christian Kirk or Evan Engram (Barkley coming back)

Dart Throw Stacks:

Browns: Jacoby Brissett, Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper or David Njoku (Andrews or Bateman coming back)

Texans: Davis Mills, Dameon Pierce, Brandin Cooks or Nico Collins (Jacobs or Adams coming back)

*Commanders: Taylor Heinicke, Brian Robinson, Terry McLaurin or Custis Samuel (Jones, Lazard, Doubs or Tonyan coming back)

Panthers: PJ Walker, DJ Moore, D'Onta Foreman or Chuba Hubbard (Fournette, Godwin or Evans coming back)

*denotes favorite

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