Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's dive into players we like and players we advise to avoid in Week 7.
Players to Target:
Josh Allen (QB) - $8800
Allen gets the full on, tank-mode Jets in the Meadowlands on Sunday. One of the worst defenses in the league matched up against one of the top offensive QBs in 2020 is a match up to target.
Justin Herbert (QB) - $7500
Herbert produced a great line two weeks ago against the Saints on Monday Night Football. He gets the Jaguars this week and should continue to produce at a high level.
Best passer rating through week 6: Russell Wilson - 129.8 Derek Carr - 115.9 Ryan Tannehill - 113.5 Patrick Mahome… https://t.co/GEQSDAOaFD— NFL Stats (@NFL Stats)1603322892.0
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) - $7000
SNOW GAME ALERT! Seven to ten inches forecasted for the game in Denver this week. We saw what Andy Reid did with CEH last week in a rainy Buffalo game, both Edwards-Helaire and Bell should get plenty of carries this week.
Kareem Hunt (RB) - $7100
The Bengals and Browns face off this week. With Chubb still sidelined by a sprained MCL, Hunt should have plenty opportunities to score against a porous Bengals defense.
Stefon Diggs (WR) - $7500
Diggs leads the AFC in targets through 6 weeks. He went over 100 yards in the first meeting with the Jets in Week 1. He's an easy plug and play this week.
Diontae Johnson (WR) - $5800
Johnson looks to be on track to return from injury this week. He should have plenty of opportunities in what looks to be a high scoring game against Tennessee.
Noah Fant (TE) - $6000
Snow means the short passing game will be a priority if/when it happens. Fant is coming back from his ankle injury but has gotten full practices in this week and should be good to go.
TJ Hockenson (TE) - $5900
Hockenson gets an Atlanta defense that is 31st against TEs. No brainer with this match up.
Buffalo Bills (DEF) - $5000
If you've followed my articles all year, you know I never like to pay up for Defenses. This may be the lone exception where I recommend the top defense from a cost standpoint. The Jets are just that bad.
If you don't start the Bills this week you deserve to lose by 300. https://t.co/LF5IHrAgq8— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSports Washington)1603284305.0
Kansas CIty Chiefs (DEF) - $4600
There is a pattern here is you haven't noticed by now. Chiefs should be able to take advantage of Drew Lock in what looks to be a low scoring affair due to weather.
Players to Avoid:
Andy Dalton (QB) - $7200
Dalton did not look comfortable at all against Arizona on Monday. He is an obvious downgrade from Prescott, and that pulls the rest of Dallas' offense down with him.
Patrick Mahomes II (QB) - $9000
Low scoring affair and bad weather games are not kind to QBs. This is probably the lone week to stay away from Mahomes.
Josh Jacobs (RB) - $7800
Jacobs has cooled off after a hot start to the year. He gets Tampa Bay this week, and that defense has been stellar at taking away opposing running games.
Justin Jackson (RB) - $6100
Jackson is a sneaky underdog play this week, but has been limited in practice all week with a knee ailment, keep an eye out if you have him in lineups.
Michael Gallup (WR) - $5600
Gallup has not produced 5 out of 6 weeks this year, and without Dak, he's basically un-startable right now.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR) -$6500
I'm not sure what JuJu did to get into Ben's dog house, but Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and James Washington seem to have taken over as the top options in Pittsburgh. He has some appeal this week because of the match up with TEN, but he's tough to trust.
Austin Hooper (TE) - $5400
Hooper had one of his best statistical outings of the year in Week 6. But he's an afterthought in this offense. With Mayfield battling rib injuries, he's hard to trust.
Bud Dupree, Robert Spillane, and Vince Williams welcoming TE Austin Hooper to the AFC North. "Buckle your chinstrap… https://t.co/8da532gEI0— Alex Kozora (@Alex Kozora)1603131029.0
Darren Waller (TE) - $6800
Waller gets Tampa, whose defense has been excellent against tight ends. There are better options out there.
Cleveland Browns (DEF) - $4700
The Bengals offense has shown it is dangerous, and the Browns defense isn't scaring anyone right now.
Arizona Cardinals (DEF) - $3800
The Cardinals and Seahawks square off on Sunday night, and this looks like it is going to be high scoring. I don't think anyone thinks the Cardinals have the ability to stop Russ in the kitchen.
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Unless you're the Pittsburgh Steelers, chances are your team is still uncertain about making the playoffs.
The Packers lost, yet the Saints won. The Seahawks won, but so did the Rams. The NFC is in a frenzy, while the Steelers sit atop the AFC waiting for everyone else to catch up. With only five weeks left, the playoff picture is a little fuzzy, but it clarifies with each game.
Likewise, fantasy playoffs are just on the horizon, and unless you're undefeated, there's a strong chance you're still clamoring for a spot.
If you need to make some moves for a playoff berth, here are some suggestions in this week's drops, swaps and shops.
Note: For ESPN Leagues, all public leagues must submit trades before the trade deadline on Wednesday, November 25th at 12 ET. Rules vary within leagues, but this could be your last week for swaps.
As Ferris Bueller might say: The world of sports moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around at least once a week, you could miss it.
Here we'll review what you might have missed in the past week all in one place. Why spend hours scrolling through Twitter to catch up on the news you want? We've already done that for you, so remember to check back every Monday to get your dose of weekly sports review.
Taysom Hill, Andy Dalton, and P.J. Walker all lead their teams to Week 11 victories filling in for injured starting QBs. Cleveland moved ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North with their win over the Eagles while Baltimore fell to the Titans. The Steelers continued to roll and now sit at 10-0 atop the NFL. The Colts outlasted the Packers in an overtime thriller as Indianapolis is now positioning themselves as a team nobody wants to see come playoff time as they boast the best defense in the NFL.
Joe Burrow was injured in the Bengals' game against Washington and he miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. This should make Justin Herbert the odds on favorite to win Rookie of the Year if you're interested in a futures bet.
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again.
Week 10 Vibe Check (2-2)
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again. After losing to the Rams last week, Seattle turned around and beat the Cardinals on Thursday night. Every matchup in that division is a heavyweight bout and it's hard to justify betting on one when they can all throw a haymaker at any time. Meanwhile, the Bengals weren't ready for a D like the Steelers and the QB of the future looked stuck in the present reality for the time being.
As for our wins, in a shocking turn of events, betting against the Chargers WORKED! Or, perhaps, I should say betting on the Dolphins worked. Brian Flores looks more and more like he was the true key to the Patriots defensive success in recent years. He took on two NFC teams back to back and cruised against the poor, befuddled Chargers. Tua coming into his own has certainly helped, as well.
Brandon Aiyuk tallied a whopping seven catches down in New Orleans, even as the 49ers completely sputtered and blew a chance to upset a Drew Brees-less Saints. This continues a month long streak of calling player props, which is almost certain to end this week after pointing out its existence. *Fingers crossed* *No jinx* *Reverse jinx*