Daily Fantasy Football: DraftKings Value Plays and Lineup – Week 7

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Week 7 begins tonight with the New England Patriots taking on the New York Jets. Thursday Night Football has been a blowout every week so far, but that is good news in DFS. Be sure to get your early lineups in.

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Without further ado, your value plays and lineup for Week 7.


Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns $5,600

Hoyer is the third-cheapest option amongst starters at quarterback on DraftKings this weekend, but he has the second-best matchup for quarterbacks for those in this slate. The Browns will face the Jaguars this weekend, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. In addition, Jacksonville has allowed 12 touchdown passes and has only picked off one pass all season. Hoyer has scored more than one touchdown just once this season, but has scored in every game. His floor is high considering his price, but with a matchup against a team who has allowed an average of 294 yards and two touchdowns per game, his ceiling is also high this week.

Running Back

Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers $3,700

Stewart is returning from injury this week, and DeAngelo Williams is likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Packers. Despite not playing since Week 3, Stewart is in line to start for the Panthers, and at $3,700 that has value. The Packers rush defense has allowed the most yards in the NFL, and is allowing opposing teams to run for over 150 yards per game. Oddly, the Packers have only allowed four rushes for over 20 yards, but an alarming 4.6 yards per carry. If Stewart can stay healthy (a big if), then he will be in line for the bulk of the work against the NFL’s worst defense in terms of allowing yards on the ground.

Wide Receiver

Pierre Garçon, Washington Redskins $5,000

Last season Garçon led the NFL with 113 catches, and caught less than six passes just once in 16 games. This year, he has only caught more than two passes three times. That is one reason why his price has fallen to $5,000 this week. Another is DeSean Jackson‘s emergence as the top target in the passing game. But, Garçon is an advised play this week. He will face the Tennessee Titans, who boast two corners that have allowed a combined 61 catches for 845 yards so far in six games, according to ProFootballFocus. In addition, Garcon is likely to line up against Jason McCourty, who has allowed 38 catches in six games. Garçon has every opportunity to regain his status as a top receptions leader this week, and for $5,000 in a full-PPR scoring system, that is worth the risk.

Tight End

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins $5,000

Reed returned from injury last week and posted an excellent line of eight catches for 92 yards, or a total of 17.2 fantasy points, sixth among tight ends. Reed led the Redskins in targets in his first week back, which is a great sign for the future, and this week especially. Reed faces the Titans, who are allowing the eighth-most fantasy points to tight ends through the first six weeks. As detailed above, the Titans have two corners who have allowed a lot of catches and a lot of yards, and that bodes well for Reed, who lined up at wide receiver more often than not last week. Reed ran 32 routes and was targeted 12 times, which clearly indicates that he is a valid target in the Washington passing game going forward, and that starts this week against the Titans.


QB – Brian Hoyer, $5,600

RB – Matt Forte, $9,400

RB – Jamaal Charles $6,700

WR – Antonio Brown, $7,900

WR – Pierre Garçon, $5,000

WR – Justin Hunter, $3,700

TE – Jordan Reed, $5,000

FLEX – Percy Harvin, $4,100

DST – Redskins $2,600

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Josh Collacchi
In addition to writing here at XNSports, my fantasy content can be seen at Pro Football Focus Fantasy, eDraft, and Project Roto. Member of the FSWA and the FWAA and can be reached on Twitter @JoshCollacchi