DFS Digging in the Crates Daily 2023 Week 7 DraftKings

By Justin Lonero
Justin Lonero

Week 7: Digging In The Crates

DraftKings Main Slate (10 Games)



Geno Smith vs. Cardinals ($6,000)

The Seattle Seahawks have the third highest implied team total on the Week 7 slate (26) behind only the Chiefs, and Eagles. Geno Smith has thrown for over 295 yards in three of his five games, and the Seahawks will get the lowly Arizona Cardinals at home this week. Using Smith with Kenny Walker, and a combination of DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett could provide massive upside on the cheap. The Cardinals have allowed the fifth-most DK points per game to QBs this season.

Sam Howell @ Giants ($5,500)

Sam Howell is firmly in play this week, on the cheap, against a Giants team that is lost. Howell has a 5:1 TD:INT over his last two games, spreading the ball around without turning it over a ton. The game scripts have forced Howell to throw early and often, coming in at fourth in the league at pass attempts. Stacking Howell with Terry Mclaurin this week will be a cheap-upside avenue I’ll travel as the two will just cost me 20% of my $50,000 building budget.


Running Backs

Zach Evans vs. Steelers ($4,000)

The NFL injury bug is starting to spread around, and that is opening doors for fantasy opportunity. Kyren Williams has come on strong, but will sit sunday. With Cam Akers out of the mix, Zach Evans is free square this week at home, expecting to carry the bulk. Kyren Williams has had 20+ touches in two of his last three games. Myles Gaskin, and Royce Freeman, could also be incorporated into the Rams backfield this week, but my lean is Evans based on how thin they are at running back. Make no mistake, he’ll be heavily owned.

Jerome Ford @ Colts ($5,100)

Since Nick Chubb went down with injury, Jerome Ford has stepped into a volume role, with 19 or more touches in four straight games. He’ll get a Colts defense that is 19th in the league against the run, allowing 119 yards per game. The Colts have allowed at least two rushing touchdowns to three players this season. We are paying for volume on the cheap here. It may be safer to “pay up” at running back this Week in the range of Josh Jacobs, Bijan Robinson, and Josh Jacobs. That said, he’s projecting well in a thin selection on the main slate.


Wide Receivers

Terry McLaurin @ Giants ($5,500)

I am loving some Sam Howell this week, and it seems only fair to add his favorite receiver. Terry McLaurin is projecting as a Top-10 overall wide receiver. McLaurin has 26 targets over the last three weeks. According to PFF, he has grabbed 96.9% of the catchable passes thrown in his direction, which is eighth among wide receivers with at least 25 targets this season. The guy has had zero continuity at QB, but is elite on a team trying to find an identity. As I mentioned with Howell, Pairing the two is cheap, with upside.

Kendrick Bourne vs. Bills ($4,400)

Kendrick Bourne has 14 receptions on 19 targets, for 168 yards over his last three games, playing for a Patriots team that is bad as I’ve seen. That said, without Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne has become the defacto WR 1 on an offense that will take production any way they can. The Bills have allowed four players to catch a touchdown pass against them this season, and Bourne may be the fifth in a game script that has the Patriots throwing in catch up mode.


Tight Ends

Kyle Pitts @ Buccaneers ($4,000)

I locked onto Kyle Pitts last week as he did us right for a second straight week in fantasy land. Over the last two weeks, Pitts has caught 11-of-17 targets. Pretty good usage for a player I’ve yet deem Sea of Mediocrity worthy. Desmond Ridder has been leaning on the youngster, and Drake London recently, as the Falcons passing evolves. I’m going to strike while the iron is hot with Desmond Ridder, Kyle Pitts, and Drake London this week. All three players are Crate worthy based on their fantasy value over the last couple weeks.

Luke Musgrave @ Broncos ($3,300)

Luke Musgrave is grading out as one of the best point/$ Tight Ends this Week as the packers face a Broncos team that is helpless. Musgrave will face the NFL’s 30th-ranked pass defense (268 yards allowed per game). As Jordan Love adapts to NFL speed, it is almost certain that he will be leaning on Musgrave in the middle of the field. I love his price and match up this week.


Defense/Special Teams

Lions @ Ravens ($2,700)