Yahoo Sports DFS and Season-long Streaming Options WK 7 2018

By JJ Buck
JJ Buck
Yahoo Sports provides weekly DFS and an overall Yahoo Cup for the NFL season. We’ll try and find players who will outperform their value and give you flexibility with your lineups. At the end we’ll take a look at week seven for players to stream or even pick up ahead of this week’s waiver claims.


Tom Brady – New England – $33

NE -3 at CHI, O/U 49
With four teams on bye we’re going to hit some big names more than usual. Don’t fade the talent. It’s something that I have learned as I continue to dive into the world of DFS. It’s easy to ride with your stars in season long, but when you can build a new lineup every week you get antsy. That’s why we are starting with Brady. He’s the sixth priced QB (tied with Drew Bress). Brady has thrown nine touchdowns and zero interceptions in the red zone and his overall weapons keep getting better.

Carson Wentz – Philadelphia – $30

CAR at PHI -4.5, 44.5
Wentz is averaging 312 yards passing with seven touchdowns and no interceptions over the last three weeks. Doug Pederson and the Eagles offense has my trust against a Panthers defense that has given up 26.5 points per-game over there last four, which includes two touchdown passes apiece to Eli Manning and Alex Smith.

Matthew Stafford – Detroit – $26

DET -3 at MIA, 46.5
Miami is 3-0 at home this season and posing a nice test for teams. That means we should expect more out of Stafford as the Lions will need their skill players to lead the way.

Running Backs

Alvin Kamara – New Orleans – $33

NO at BAL -2.5, 49.5
Count me as one of the Kamara owners freaking out after Mark Ingram returned to score two touchdowns and leave Kamara with a 6-24 rush/3-15 receiving line heading into last week’s bye. The discussion about his elite usage rate dropping is real, but the talent outweighs any worries. In an offensive league Baltimore is holding opponents to 12.8 points per-game and 270.8 total yards. They are the only team under 300 yards against in the NFL. That bodes well for Kamara to once again be the top target of Drew Bress; soaking up all the targets he can handle and being a factor in the red zone.

Tarik Cohen – Chicago – $16

Cohen has produced 295 yards of total offense with two touchdowns that last two weeks. Kareem Hunt caught five passes for 105 yards and a TD against the Patriots last Sunday night. He’s a player that you don’t fret over carries with because of his big play ability in the pass game.

Wide Receivers

John Brown – Baltimore – $24

It just takes one. After Michael Crabtree got on the board last week, Brown will have his chances against a Saints defense giving up the third most passing yards per-game overall (297.6).

Josh Gordon – New England – $20

Multiple Patriots are priced in the not cheap, but so enticing range (Sony Michel $21, Rob Gronkowski $24). With so many options will any target have a blowup game? Gordon continues to earn Brady’s trust coming off nine targets last week and they keep dropping hints. Bill Belichick said this week that his role is, “expanding weekly.”

Sammy Watkins – Kansas City – $18

Being the third wheel of the Chiefs attack comes with its highs-and-lows. Watkins four target dud in Kansas City’s 40 point outing last week, sets up for a rebound this weekend. Over the last four weeks Watkins has seen eight, one, eight and four targets. He produced lines of 5-55-1, 0 (hamstring), 6-78 and 2-18.

Marquise Goodwin – San Francisco – $15

LAR -9.5 at SF, 52
C.J. Beathard is going to hold a clip board in the NFL for a long time. Right now he’s executing Kyle Shanahan’s offense well which means Goodwin will get a few good shots at big plays down field against the Rams.

Jermaine Kearse – New York Jets – $12

MIN -3.5 at NYJ, 46
There’s not a lot to like about the Jets matchup against the Vikings, but it comes down to opportunity. Quincy Enunwa is out and Terrelle Pryor is doubtful so Kearse, who is coming off 9-94 vs. the Colts, slides in as cheap filler with reception upside.

Tight End

O.J. Howard – Tampa Bay – $17

CLE at TB -3.5, 51
Howard played two weeks after an MCL sprain and didn’t look limited catching all four targets for 62 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Brate snuck in a TD in the shootout, but Howard is the TE1.

C.J. Uzomah – Cincinnati – $15

CIN at KC -6, 58
Uzomah caught six-of-seven targets for 54 yards against the Steelers last week. In a passing game that fantasy players can trust he provides good value under the Sunday night lights.

Week 8 Sneak Peek

New England visits Buffalo on Monday night. The Patriots could give up 60 points this week and I’d still stream them against Derek Anderson.

With Seattle on the bye after the London game, Doug Baldwin is worth checking into. If owners waited him out, they were pleased with his game last week, but could be eager to sell ‘high’.

Atlanta, Dallas, Tennessee and L.A. Chargers have the week eight bye.

Bye week QB’s: C.J. Beathard at ARI, Joe Flacco at CAR.

The Denver defense got Arizona offensive coordinator Mike McCoy fired. Byron Leftwich is the next man up and I would expect David Johnson’s role to increase in the passing game. A quarterback knows the benefit of a great duel-threat back.

Odds from as of Friday 10/19/18