FanDuel GPP Picks Week 7
The writers here are riding a hot streak with our weekly guaranteed prize pool selections. Last week saw my pick of James White finish as the #7 RB overall in FanDuel scoring as well as Ben Cummins‘ pick of Michael Thomas finishing as the WR #11. Both of these picks were pulled from deep within the bargain bin in terms of how cheap they were to slot into your GPP lineups, which is exactly what we’re aiming to bring you each week. After all, if you want to have any chance of winning in larger tournaments, you have to hit on a few players that outperform their costs. With that said, let’s see which players that are cheap to own my fellow writers are targeting this week.
WR Ty Montgomery vs CHI, $5600
“Ty Montgomery’s usage rate went way up in Week 6 with James Starks out and Eddie Lacy hobbled. He saw 12 targets and caught 10 passes for 98 yards. Montgomery clearly benefited from the Packers RB injuries as 6 of those catches and 52 of those receiving yards came when he lined up in the backfield. Montgomery’s usage should continue to increase as both Starks and Lacy will miss Thursday night’s game and Davante Adams likely will as well due to a concussion. The Packers offense under Aaron Rodgers has generally been successful with an effective running game. Unfortunately, they won’t have that this week but that just tells me Montgomery will see even more targets out of the backfield as the Packers use those plays as an extension of the running game. Montgomery is PPR gold right now and I’ll be looking to get into some Thursday night GPP contests just to get some exposure to him.”
-Ben Cummins, @BenCumminsFF
WR Kendall Wright vs IND, $5000
“Kendall Wright made an impressive debut back on the Tennessee Titans roster early last week against the Cleveland Browns. If he can keep that same momentum and Mariota continues to look for him first each time, we could see him put up another awesome showing against a weak Indy secondary this weekend.”
-Brandon Sanders, @brandontsanders
RB Jacquizz Rodgers @SF, $5600
“Doug Martin is still working his way back from a hamstring injury and has not practiced as of Tuesday. If he were to miss this game, Quizz becomes a no-brainer. Coming off a 30-carry, 101-yard performance Rodgers gets a Niners defense that was just gashed for 312 rushing yards by the Bills.”
-Keaton Denlay, @keatondenlay
QB Alex Smith vs NO, $7200
“This week I learned to never wait to claim your GPP pick because players who you like a lot (Kendall Wright and Jacquizz Rodgers) will get taken. However, making his second straight appearance in this article, I like Alex Smith this week. This week Smith takes on the New Orleans Saints, a team infamous for its horrendous defense. The Saints allow an average of 301.6 passing yards a game, good enough for 31st in the league. In 5 games, they have given up four 300-yard passers and 3 two-touchdown performances. The reason Smith struggled last week was because the Chiefs simply didn’t need him after gaining a large lead and controlling the clock with the run. The Saints are 2nd in the NFL in offensive yards per game and will force Smith to throw to keep up with the high-powered offense. If one of us keeps picking him, he’s bound to go off, right?”
-Nick Martinez-Esquibel, @THENickMartinez
WR Breshad Perriman @NYJ, $5400
After a disappointing injury-plagued rookie year where he never saw the field and an offseason that got derailed a bit due to a similar injury, it appears that Breshad Perriman is finally primed and ready to live up to the hype that comes with being a first-round pick and an athletic freak. Here are a few things he has going for him:
He’s coming off of an 8 target game, the most he’s ever had.
He’s coming off of his longest catch of 41 yards.
Let’s not forget this guy ran a 4.24 at the combine.
Steve Smith Sr. is unlikely to return this week.
The Jets defense has been exploited all year long for their inability to guard the deep ball, something that Flacco does very well.
Finally, he cut his hair and no longer looks like a 60-year-old man. It is the reverse Ryan Fitzpatrick beard effect, if you will.
-Travis Strickland, @DFF_Travis