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If you are new to a salary cap format, here are the basics. You get a fake budget to spend on your players/team. Your weekly lineup strategy is completely up to you. You can target a group of medium-priced players, or play some higher-priced studs mixed with lower-priced value plays. All you need to do is stay under the salary cap.
You’ll need to save money on at least a couple of positions if you want to roll with any high-priced studs in your lineup. With that in mind, here are some FanDuel value picks for Week 7 that I like (based on a $60k budget; sorted by position and price).
Flacco is at home Week 7 against a weak Atlanta defense. Although Atlanta’s offense has struggled lately, they still can put up enough numbers to make for a shootout. Don’t bank on a repeat of his 5 TD performance, but Flacco could still be a solid value pick this week.
A repeat on the list and just missed on multi-TD performance last week. I like the matchup here against a Jags team that’s poor against the pass. Priced as the 30th QB on FanDuel for Week 7, Hoyer offers up a steep discount. Hoyer will also be a part of our Punting Challenge this week.
While Forsett is in a committee role, he draws a good Week 7 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are the 4th worst defense for yardage allowed to RBs, and the worst in the league for points allowed to RBs. The matchup should make Forsett a solid RB2 with upside this week.
Going against the Jags this week, we’ll see what happens when a top run offense faces a bottom run defense. If Terrance West is a healthy scratch again, then Crowell should have RB2 value with upside. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were 40+ carries to go split amongst the Browns RBs this week. The situation is a lot more muddy if Terrance West is active.
Marshall’s stats looked good last week with 113 yards in the passing game. Now back to 100%, Marshall could be be a bargain here. As a WR1 play at a WR2 price, I like the value for Marshall this week.
Early reports are Jimmy Graham will be out the next couple of weeks, which should boost production for Marques Colston. The Saints can spread the ball around, making Colston is a bit of a risk/reward play. The low price for Colston could be worth the gamble as a WR3 this week.
It’s the same story for Travis Kelce this week. Kansas City is thin at WR and should feature Kelce again in the passing game. Considering the Chargers can put up a good amount of points with their offense, the Chiefs could be passing quite a bit this week.
Jordan Reed is back. Even in a limited role last week, Reed had 8 catches for 92 yards. Facing a Tennessee team that has been generous to TEs, there is good upside for Reed this week. Reed is the 16th priced TE on FanDuel for Week 7, which could be a steal.
New England Patriots
It’s a great situation for the Patriots this week. Playing at home and also in a solid matchup against the Jets, I think the Patriots will be worth their price. With a strong secondary facing Geno Smith this week, the potential is there for a Geno Smith meltdown.
Pick on the Jags, it’s that simple. With Jacksonville lacking in the run game, I expect the Browns to very aggressive against Bortles this week. There should be plenty of opportunities for sacks and INTs this week for the Browns.
Punting on 3rd Down
Care to Take the Punting on 3rd Down Challenge?
The FanDuel Week 7 punting challenge will be with Bryan Hoyer ($6,400). The challenge is to play a $1.00 game with Bryan Hoyer at QB. I’ll be posting my punting lineup in the forum later this week. Highest score wins bragging rights as the Week 7 Champion!
Alright FST Community, I’d love to hear who YOU love (or hate) this week. Post your FanDuel value picks for Week 7 in our Fantasy Football Forum.