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DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2020 Week 7 DraftKings
DraftKings (Main Slate: 11 Games)
Joe Burrow vs. Browns ($5,500)
One thing is for sure, Joe Burrow is going to sling the rock each game, and he has no shortage of weaponry in doing so. He’s second to Justin Herbert in Offensive Player Of the Year odds, and the first NFL rookie to throw for 300 yards or more in three straight games. He’ll get a Browns team week 7 at home that is ranked in the bottom six in regards to passing yards per game (271). Burrow has been spreading the ball around to A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins week to week as he finds comfort in the NFL. At his price point, he’s a good cash game quarterback, it’s just a matter of whom we want to pair him with in tournaments. Dollar for dollar, Tyler Boyd is my choice, but all three wide receivers are affordable in a game that features a total of 50, and the Bengals as -3.5 dogs.
Andy Dalton vs. Washington ($6,000)
It was ugly week 6 at home for Andy Dalton and the Cowboys as they got trounced by Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. The weaponry surrounding Andy Dalton is second to none in the NFL, and he’ll get a divisional game on the road to make up for last weeks atrocity. The offensive line is in shambles, but this is the perfect storm for a contrarian tournament stack with Dalton, Ezekiel Elliott, a pass catcher, and a run back such as Terry McLaurin. He’s projecting well and given his 6k price tag, team disarray, and angry team around him, it is the perfect storm for a tournament build. He’s not a cash game play by any means but we have to gravitate to the talent around him and he’s the facilitator.
Bonus: Drew Brees vs. Panthers ($6,100)
Justin Jackson vs. Jaguars ($4,900)
The initial belief when Austin Ekeler got hurt was that Joshua Kelley would slide in nicely, but it’s been mostly Justin Jackson at this point. He’s involved in the passing game and had 15 carries week 5. The Chargers offense as a whole is in a good spot week 7, so why wouldn’t we attack there ground game and extremely discounted version of Austin Ekeler. He out snapped Joshua Kelley 42 to 25 week five and had 50+ more yards than him. He’ll get a Jaguars team at home that just allowed three touchdowns to the Lions. He feels safe enough for cash games and will get enough volume to present some upside in a dreamy match up.
Kenyan Drake vs. Seahawks ($4,800)
Kenyan Drake finally showed up week 6 and went to task against the lowly cowboys. The volume has been there, but it hasn’t translated. Drake had 20 carries for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the routing. It feels like chasing points here a little, but how can we shy away from this price? Its also concerning that he isnt involved in the passing game. Nevertheless, he’s the lead running back on one of the fastest offenses in the league and they have a match up at home week seven against the Seahawks that could feature a ton of points scored. I’d use Drake as a last piece, or in a Cardinals stack. He’s tough to trust in cash games, but this game sets up nicely and maybe his performance week six woke him up.
Bonus: D’Andre Swift @ Falcons ($5,400)
Brandin Cooks vs. Packers ($5,200)
The Texans are getting what they signed up for currently with Brandin Cooks. He’s caught 17-of-21 targets, for 229 yards, and two touchdowns. That type of production will compensate for the departure of DeAndre Hopkins. He’s only a shade over $5,000 in a game against the Packers that projects to be a track meet. Will Fuller is priced up and will most likely see Jaire Alexander in coverage. All it took was the firing of Bill O’Brien to get Cooks going five weeks into the season. I’m iffy on using Cooks in cash games, but his upside for tournaments is enormous.
Mike Williams vs. Jaguars ($4,700)
The Chargers are in a good spot against the Jaguars week seven, as they are eight point favorites at home with a total a tick under 50. Keenan Allen is projecting really well but is questionable. He’s also $1,500 more than Mike Williams. Mr. Air Yards has clicked already with Justin Herbert and it showed week five. Williams caught 5-of-8 targets for 109 yards, and two touchdowns. He’ll never get the PPR volume like we get from Keenan Allen, but he hits the long ball home runs that win DFS tournaments. It’ll be interesting to see KA’s health heading into Sunday based on how much Williams exposure I have. Regardless, he’s in play for cash games and tournaments based on his price.
Bonus: Tim Patrick vs. Chiefs ($4,600)
Hunter Henry vs. Jaguars ($4,400)
I have mentioned how numerous Chargers are popping in projection models, and Hunter Henry is right at that top. If we’re not paying for Travis Kelce, Hunter Henry’s price and involvement, in the Chargers offense is beautiful. There are numerous mouths to feed in Los Angeles, but for a rookie quarterback to lean on a big, athletic weapon in the middle of the field it is optimal. In order week seven in terms of raw fantasy points. Kelce, Kittle, Henry. I’ll take the discount despite the upside we have yet to see. He’s a cash game lock for me week seven. The touchdowns are coming for Hunter Henry.
Austin Hooper @ Bengals ($4,000)
Austin Hooper is back on the Crate list! We’re talking about a guy that was a top-5 PPR Tight End in 2019 even after missing several games. Just like Hunter Henry, the touchdowns will be coming for Austin Hooper. The spot, price, and increased usage is where my head is at IF and I do mean IF i’m not paying for Travis Kelce. Which, I will be. The Browns Quarterback situation is up in the air for sunday, but his rapport with Baker Mayfield is growing as the season progresses. I call it the Sea of mediocrity for a reason because we’ll take five receptions, 50 yards, and hopefully a touchdown each week. Hooper is another strong play week seven.
Bonus: Anthony Firkser vs. Steeler ($3,000)
Pick based on the availability of Jonnu Smith.
Browns @ Bengals ($2,800)
The Browns has had multiple sacks in every game this season outside of week five (1). They’ll get a rookie Quarterback to pick on week seven. Picking a defense this week is ugly, but we still have to be careful in who we choose because we NEVER want to settle for one or two fantasy points and it can happen easily.