There’s a lot of talent at the wide receiver position, so while there are plenty of options, it’s important to hit on the ones for whom you pay up. If they are going to cost a pretty penny, we need to maximize the return we are going to get. When looking at the slate this week, I found myself more enamored by some of the mid-tier receivers compared to the upper tier. I love Davante Adams this week, don’t get me wrong, but Allen Lazard, and waiver wire pickup of the last few weeks, Alec Pierce, are guys that I am almost refusing to fade in my Week 7 daily fantasy football lineups. From studs, to value plays, to mid-tier players, I got it all for you in this week’s DFS WR Coach. There’s some injury news to monitor, so check back later this week for updates to this article as more information becomes available. Here are my favorite DFS options at wide receiver for your Week 7 NFL DFS lineups, including my top receivers, best value plays, and receiver to fade.

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Week 7 NFL DFS WR Top Plays

Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders

The Texans have allowed 86 yards per game to the opponent’s WR1, and rank in the bottom half of DVOA against the WR1, and it’s clear that opponents want to throw at Derek Stingley Jr., compared to Steven Nelson and Desmond King. Adams has gone for 100+ in three of five games this season, and respective WR1’s Michael Pittman Jr., Mike Williams, and Courtland Sutton have all posted 100+ yards against the Texans this season. As a whole, the Houston secondary is outperforming expectations, but teams actively target Stingley in coverage.

Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

Atlanta ranks 23rd in DVOA against the pass, but they rank 11th against the WR1. However, they rank 26th against the WR2. Higgins seems healthy, as he played 86 percent of the snaps against New Orleans, so we should be able to deploy him comfortably in our Week 7 DFS lineups. A.J. Terrell and Casey Hayward Jr. have played worse compared to the value attached to their name, so don’t be wary of playing Higgins this week.

Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts

Pittman disappointed last time out against Tennessee, but I’m going back to the well. He’s coming off his best game of the year, where he caught 13 of 16 targets for 134 yards. The Titans have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers over the last four weeks, and prior to his showing last time out against Tennessee, he has at least 68 yards in three of four games against the Titans. If Matt Ryan is back, Pittman Jr. stands to benefit big time from that.

DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks

J.C. Jackson is a talented cornerback, but the Chargers haven’t seen that this year. Jackson has been brutal in coverage this year, allowing nearly 74 percent of his targets to be caught, not to mention nearly 20 yards per reception and a 155.3 passer rating when targeted, per PFF. Metcalf struggled last week, sure, but he’s ready for a bounceback here, as the Chargers have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points per game to receivers over the last four weeks, and prior to last week’s clunker, Metcalf was averaging 5.7 grabs for 100.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game from Weeks 3-5.


Week 7 NFL DFS WR Mid-Price Plays

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Lamb will see some Jeff Okudah in this matchup, but he’s going to thrive in this matchup, particularly in the slot. While Lamb hasn’t popped off for that monster game yet, he’s been pretty consistent, posting at least eight targets in every game this season. Aside from Week 1, he has at least five catches and 53 yards in every game, and Dak Prescott returning should be a net-positive for this offense. The Lions have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to receivers over the last four weeks, they rank 32nd in DVOA against the pass, and 26th in DVOA against the opposition’s WR1.

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

Listen, you can get cute with who you think the WR1 in Green Bay is, but if you don’t say Allen Lazard, then you are just wrong. He has eight or more targets in three straight games, and he’s found the end zone in all but one game this year. Listen, Lazard has 100+ yards or a touchdown in every game this season, and he now gets to face a Washington team that has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing receivers this season. Aaron Rodgers and Co. should be upset about what transpired last week, so they better come out with the mindset to put up 30 or more on the board. Lazard is in line for another 15+ fantasy points in a PPR, as five grabs for 60 yards and a score is easily attainable against this defense.

Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

I don’t want to attack the Jets on the outside, and neither should Russell Wilson, health willing. Michael Carter II has allowed 202 yards on 18 receptions in slot coverage this season, and a 96.2 passer rating when targeted, per PFF. Jeudy has at least five targets in all but one game this season, and in the slot this year, he’s posted a 1.72 yards per route run, and 12.6 aDOT. Jeudy moves the chains, and he’ll have the best matchup on the field more often than not for the Denver offense.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This isn’t a revenge game per se, but after losing to the Steelers with some hullabaloo surrounding Brady’s availability leading up to the game, he better come out and dominate this sorry Carolina team. The Panthers have allowed the third-most fantasy points to receivers over the last four weeks, and Chris Godwin is averaging 9.3 targets and 71.7 yards per game over his last three contests. He’ll have a strong advantage when working out of the slot, and Tom Brady should feast on this Carolina secondary. Game script could be an issue here, however.


Week 7 NFL DFS WR Value Plays

Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. Indianapolis needs to play Pierce more. He logged a season-high 65 percent of the snaps last week, which comes one week after he logged a season high of 59 percent of the snaps. Pierce catches literally everything, and good things happen when getting him the ball. Over his last three games, he’s caught 15 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown, and his per game average of five for 70 is solid for the young rookie during this three-game stretch. The Colts have to realize what they have in Pierce, and playing him on under two-thirds of the snaps is criminal.

Nico Collins, Houston Texans

Outside of Week 1, the discrepancy in terms of targets between Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins is very small. In fact, Collins has been Houston’s more productive receiver in recent weeks. Collins has at least 58 receiving yards in three of his last four games, and he’s averaged over 10 yards per target in three straight games. The second-year receiver should be able to use his size against these Vegas corners, and this seems like the week that Collins gets into the end zone for the first time of the season.

Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants

If you don’t think the Giants want Robinson involved, then I don’t know what to say to you. Look at last week’s usage and targets:

They want him involved, and honestly, they need him involved. He found the end zone last week, and if he continues to get two-thirds of his snaps in the slot, that should fare well against Darious Williams, who’s coverage grade, per PFF, ranks 100th out of 108 qualified corners. With DraftKings’ PPR scoring, he’s more appealing over there, compared to FanDuel.


Week 7 NFL DFS WR Dart Throws

Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs

Slowly but surely, Moore is getting on the field more and more, and it’s only a matter of time before he is a regular for this team. He’s played in at least 28 percent of the snaps in three straight weeks, after failing to do so in any of the team’s first three games. He has at least three targets in each of the last three games, averaging 23.3 yards per reception. Moore is a big play waiting to happen, and San Francisco is most vulnerable in the slot, which is where Moore has taken the majority of his snaps. His breakout and opportunity is coming, and perhaps we see it here before Kansas City’s week eight bye.

David Bell, Cleveland Browns

Bell just posted a season-high snap total last week, and while he caught just one ball for 13 yards, his jump in snap share caught my eye. Bell runs most of his routes from the slot, and that is where Baltimore is most vulnerable in the secondary. This could be Bell’s coming out party, and he’s dirt cheap. There is considerable risk here, but talent is not the issue with Bell.


Week 7 NFL DFS WR Fades

Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders

As much as I like Davante Adams in this matchup, I don’t like Renfrow. He doesn’t travel out wide often, and Desmond King has been quite good for Houston in slot coverage this year, allowing a measly 57.0 passer rating when targeted, per PFF. Again, I really like Davante Adams, but for Renfrow’s sake, Houston has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to receivers over the last four weeks. Adams and Darren Waller are in the best spots in the Vegas passing attack this week.





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