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Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet For Week 7

Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Week 7 DFS Tips for games on 10/23/16

October 23, 2016

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Here is my NFL lineup for week 7. Only Dallas and Carolina are on a bye week this week, leaving a total of 14 games on Sunday and Monday for us to choose from. Let’s try to put out another winning lineup.

Here’s my lineup.

Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet For Week 7

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Quarterback: Tom Brady, NE

Opponent: @ PIT

Salary: $7,900

Analysis: I’ve said it in recent weeks I’ll say it again, whatever price you put in front of me for Brady, I’m taking it. Don’t be surprised if you see Brady as my starting quarterback the rest of the season. Brady is obviously playing with a chip on his shoulder after serving his 4-game suspension, and now that he’s back, his main goal is to rub it in the league’s and more specifically, commissioner Roger Goodell’s face by running roughshod through the league. Brady has 62.8 fantasy points, 782 yards, 6 touchdowns and no picks through his first 2 games. Now Brady faces a Steelers squad that will probably be playing catch-up all game without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback, giving Brady the opportunity to dissect this Steelers defense.

Running Back #1: Demarco Murray, TEN

Opponent: vs. IND

Salary: $7,200

Analysis: Murray had an off game by his own standards this season, as week 6 against the Browns was the only game where Murray did not have at least 20 fantasy points this season. Now, Tennessee’s offense is starting to click and they get to take on a Colts defense in week 7 that is 26th in the league against defending the run and is allowing the 3rd most points to opposing running backs this season. The price is steep, but since I was able to find value elsewhere, I’m comfortable with the pick.

Running Back #2: Giovani Bernard, CIN

Opponent: vs. CLE

Salary: $4,800

Analysis: Maybe an unconventional pick, considering how bad the Bengals have looked at points this season, however against a Browns defense that is 26th against the pass and 27th against the run, I feel comfortable backing a duel-threat running back like Bernard. Bernard is slowly emerging as the lead man out of the Bengals backfield, not to mention he has double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back games against a pair of solid defenses in the Cowboys and Patriots. I like Bernard’s chances to contribute in a game that I personally think could be a shootout.

Wide Receiver #1: Amari Cooper, OAK

Opponent: @ JAX

Salary: $7,900

Analysis: What else can I say about Cooper that hasn’t already been said. He’s a massive part of this dynamic Raiders offense, that suddenly has Oakland sitting at the top of the AFC West. Cooper has 16 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown, good for a combined 56.7 fantasy points in the last 2 weeks. Now I’ll concede that Jacksonville has won 2 straight, and sits 4th in the league against the pass. But those two games were against a banged-up, albeit improving Bears team and a Colts squad that hasn’t looked like its normal high-powered offensive self this season. Not the Raiders who are 10th in the league in passing offense and haven’t been tested by a receiver like Cooper. I like Cooper’s chances to break the trends and have a big game here.

Wide Receiver #2: Allen Hurns, JAX

Opponent: vs. OAK

Salary: $5,000

Analysis: Now the other side of that coin. Don’t look now, but the Jaguars have won 2 straight and are making up ground in the once-again brutal AFC South. Allen Hurns is one of many Jaguars who have great price tags in week 7, considering they are going up against a weak Oakland defense, if we can even call it defense. Oakland’s best defense is their offense which is why I’m thinking Hurns can have the breakout game he has yet to have in 2016. Hurns has logged double digit points in 4 of 5 games this year, and against a subpar Oakland defense, whether they are winning or not, I think it spells a solid game for Hurns.

Wide Receiver #3: Rishard Matthews, TEN

Opponent: vs. IND

Salary: $3,600

Analysis: Value pick central is in Tennessee where I found Matthews. Matthews has established himself as QB Marcus Mariota’s favorite target over the last couple of weeks, as the Tennessee offense has started to hit it’s stride and finally start to click. Matthews has put up double digit fantasy points in 3 straight games, while hauling in a touchdown in back-to-back contests so I like his chances against a Colts defense that is 29th in the NFL against the pass.

Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, NE

Opponent: @ PIT

Salary: $7,200

Analysis: He’s baaaaack. Gronk caught 7 passes in week 6 for a career-high 162 yards and a touchdown against a solid Bengals defense. It’s no coincidence that his 2 100-yard games come on the heels of QB Tom Brady’s return from suspension, but I’m liking Gronk even more in this matchup against Pittsburgh. The Steelers have allowed the 13th most points against opposing tight ends this season, but that rank could go way down with how much damage Brady and Gronk can inflict this week. In 4 career games against Pittsburgh, Gronk has hauled in 26 of his 32 targets, for 403 yards and 7 touchdowns. Considering how the Patriots are firing on all cylinders? Yes please.

Flex: Chris Ivory, JAX

Opponent: vs. OAK

Salary: $3,400

Analysis: Another great price on a Jacksonville starter this week. Ivory and T.J. Yeldon have been splitting carries as of late for the Jags and although Ivory hasn’t looked all that great this season, he is coming off of his first double-digit fantasy performance of the season. Add in the fact that although Oakland is winning games, they’re doing so with a subpar defense, I think this has potential to be a game where both Yeldon and Ivory break double digits.

Defense/Special Teams: New England Patriots

Opponent: @ PIT

Salary: $2,900

Analysis: This is a ridiculous price for the best Patriots defense in years. Not to mention it’s against a Ben Roethlisberger-less Steelers squad. Sure they have big-time playmakers like LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown, but I don’t have any faith in backup Landry Jones and his ability to get them the ball. This could get messy which is why I’ll gladly back the Patriots.

Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100

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