NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 7 (Fantasy Football)
Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend, especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.
- Locked-in Cash Plays
- CORE Plays
- Game Stacks We Love
- Full-On Fades of the Week
- Favorite Leverage Plays
- Favorite Dart Throws
- Boldest Calls of the Week
Locked-In Cash Plays
Borg – I can’t fathom ignoring Kenneth Walker III this week in cash. Backfield mate Zach Charbonnet did not practice all week making his questionable status seem more like a doubtful in my mind. Honestly, Charbs presence hasn’t really mattered as Walker came out of the bye with a season high 76% snaps plus 22 total opportunities. He has a stranglehold on the goal-line role and this Cardinals defense is… ummmm… doo-doo. They rank 29th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed, 29th in rush DVOA, and the Seahawks are more than a TD favorite at home. His odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to score a TD (-185, implied odds of 65%) are 2nd only to CMC (-230, implied odds of 70(!) %) on the week. Don’t make this hard on yourself by trying to get cute in cash.
Betz – I agree with Kyle here – Ken Walker is locked in for me as well, and I’ll be pairing him with Cooper Kupp despite the gaudy price tag. There’s enough value on the slate to fit him. Kupp has stepped right back into the lineup and seen elite usage in his two games back. In two games in 2023, Kupp has posted stat lines of 7/148/1 and 8/118/0 while seeing a 38% target share. Now, he catches a plus matchup against a Steelers team that’s allowed plenty of fantasy points and yards to opposing WRs. With LA sporting a rag tag crew at RB, I want to lean into the Rams throwing a ton in this spot.
DraftKings Core Plays
These are the 3-5 players at each position we have mixed in our cash player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it is guaranteed you will not be able to fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.
These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.
The “best” play on the slate not considering price is Pat Mahomes in a game with the highest total against a Chargers team that’s been giving up fantasy points to QBs in bunches. The issue, of course, is that he’s expensive, making him somewhat cost prohibitive. Guys like Geno Smith, Russell Wilson and Jordan Love are our favorite value plays on what projects to be a somewhat low scoring slate.