Last week we took a different route by giving you a bunch of picks and let you make your own lineup but you didn't like it. You wanted me to pick a lineup and even though its early in the week you wanted a lineup that you could cash in so let's get started.
Keep in mind that our goal here is to get at the very least 2 points per every $1000 dollars spent on salary and that should win you every cash game you enter at FanDuel this weekend. I also believe this lineup along with the "honorable mentions" that I'm providing will allow you to do well if not win ANY contest you decide to play in.
QB: Brian Hoyer Houston Texans $6,900: Some experts are still in disbelief but Hoyer has been solid and has now been named the starting QB of the Texans. How solid? Over his last three games Hoyer has thrown for 7 touchdowns, 837 yards and just 1 interception. He'll have a good challenge in a Dolphins team that allows 238 yards per game via the air and with Hoyer averaging almost 21 FanDuel Fantasy points a game over that three game stretch that he will provide you great value this week.
Honorable mentions: Philip Rivers ($8,000), Andrew Luck ($8,900)
RB: Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons $8,700: Not much can be said about how amazing Freeman has been this season. Over his past 3 contests Freeman is averaging 32 FanDuel points per game and playing against a Tennessee Titans defense that allows running backs to run for nearly 130 yards per game Freeman will have plenty of opportunities to rack up points on Sunday.
RB: Todd Gurley St Louis Rams $7,400: Gurley got off to a slow start but over the last two games is averaging 16,5 FanDuel points per game. Sunday shouldn't be any different when the Rams face a Cleveland Browns rushing defense allowing nearly 150 yards per game on the ground. This is just about as good as it gets.
Honorable mentions: Doug Martin $7,200, Charles Sims $5,700, Christopher Ivory $7,800
WR: DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans $9,200: Hopkins is pricey and I like my tandems and right now it's hard to find a better one that Hopkins and Hoyer. Over his past three games Hopkins has averaged 24.8 FanDuel points per game and I think he and Hoyer are going to have a big day on Sunday against the Dolphins secondary that allows receivers 31 FanDuel points per game it's an easy call to make.
WR: Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers $6,900: Bryant is finally back from suspension and he had a big day last Sunday with 29.5 FanDuel points. The QB situation is iffy but with defenses keying on Antonio Brown Bryant should have plenty of opportunities to catch balls and do his thing Sunday against a Kansas City defense that allows receivers to rack up a whopping 44 FanDuel points a contest.
WR: Stefon Diggs Minnesota Vikings $5,800: Diggs might wind up starting for the Vikings on Sunday but even if he doesn't his 14.2 FanDuel points per game over his last two ballgames gives me hope that even if he doesn't start he'll provide great value on Sunday. Especially against a Lions defense allowing receivers to rack up 32.2 FanDuel points per contest.
Honorable mentions: Keenan Allen $8,100, Erik Decker $6,200, $T.Y. Hilton $7,700, Calvin Johnson $8,400
TE: Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers $5,800: Gates has been solid over his last two ballgames averaging 19.85 FanDuel points per contest. Gates is a red zone favorite of Philip Rivers and against an Oakland Raiders defense that allows 18 FanDuel points a contest to tight ends it's a fairly easy call to make. At the time of this posting he's listed as a game time decsision and while Gates is the best choice you could also go with Charles Clay ($5,500) or the others below.
Honorable mentions: Benjamin Watson $5,300, Rob Gronkowski $8,100
K: Josh Lambo San Diego Chargers $4,700: The Chargers are a 4 point favorite with an over under of 47 points and with his ability to nail them from 50 yards plus and his 11 FanDuel points per game over his last three I figured why not take a shot?
Honorable mentions: Chandler Catanzaro $4,900, Stephen Gostkowski $5,100
Defense: St Louis Rams $4,5000: I like the Rams defense and what's not to like about nearly 4 sacks per game and 1 interception per game against a Browns QB that has been sacked 19 times and has thrown 3 interceptions in 4 games? I like the Rams chances here.
Honorable mentions: Tampa Bay $4,000, Detroit $4,400, Arizona $5,100
Week seven of the Fantasy Football season is here and we are already nearing the halfway point of the season. There are still some excellent options sitting on the waiver wire this week just waiting to be picked up so lets get after it.
Teams with a bye this week include Green Bay, Chicago, Cincinnati and Denver.
Brian Hoyer is still available in over 90 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues and I don’t know how that can be. He’s now the #1 QB in Houston and all he’s done over the last three games is throw for 837 yards with 7 touchdowns and just one interception. This week Hoyer has a nice matchup against the Dolphins who allow 250 passing yards per game.
Blake Bortles is also available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues and has a nice matchup against the Bills on Sunday. The Bills allow 274 passing yards per game and Bortles has been solid over his last three games with 932 passing yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Jacksonville is the early Vegas favorite and with a 42 point over under expect some points being put on the board in this one.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been solid lately and is available in just over 85 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues. This week he and the Jets have a tough matchup against division rival New England that allows 267 yards per game via the air. Over his last three games Fitzpatrick has thrown 5 interceptions but he’s also thrown 5 touchdowns and 754 yards and he’s also rushed for a touchdown. It might be a gamble but sometimes gambles do pay off.
Charles Sims is still available in just over 50 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues with the vital role he plays for the Bucaneers he is still valuable. Over the last three games Sims has rushed for 85 yards on 24 carries and has 9 catches for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week Sims and the Bucs face the Washington Redskins that allow 118 yards per game on the ground. You may want to add Sims before someone else gets smart and snags him off of your waiver wire.
Christine Michael is available in just over 65 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues and while he’s only had just 2 attempts for 5 yards this season there seems to be a fumbling issue that has the Cowboys concerned enough that Michael is taking the most reps in practice this week as the Cowboys prepare for their week 7 matchup with 93 yards per game rushing defense of the NY Giants. Keep your eye on this situation and if he starts grab him.
Lance Moore is available in over 90 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues and he’s coming off consecutive touchdown games with 11 receptions for 161 yards in those 2 ballgames. The Lions play the Vikings that allow 251 yards per game to opponents receivers making Moore possibly a good addition this week.
Stefon Diggs has had 19 targets thrown his way for 216 yards and zero touchdowns over his last 2 games and lets not forget the 2 fumbles two weeks ago against Denver. That’s a lot of production for a receiver to be available in 95 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues. This week Diggs and the Vikings have a great matchup against a Detroit lions defense allowing receivers 281 yards per game. This could be another great add this week.
Cecil Shorts is available in just over 90 percent of Major Fantasy Football leagues and his matchup against a Dolphin pass defense that allows receivers 249 yards per game. Shorts has seen an average of 9 targets per game and over his last 3 games has 16 receptions for 208 yards and a touchdown. Shorts could also be a great add this week.
Benjamin Watson is available in over 90 percent of all Major Fantasy Football leagues and over the last 3 games he’s 10 passes for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. This week the Saints play the Colts who allow receivers 296 yards per contest. Watson averages 4-5 targets per game so maybe he’ll make a great add this week.
Good luck this weekend Fantasy Football owner!