This week, like always featured many good players, many shockingly good players, some busts, Eddie Lacy, and Philip Rivers. Good job to those DFS players out there who picked players like Matthew Stafford, DeAndre Hopkins, Chris Ivory, etc. If you did, congratulations, and if you didn’t, that’s okay. I didn’t either. Let’s review. So for the first time ever, Razzball had a $5-Entry tournament, where ksmily06 took down the Top Prize, which was $60 and a ticket to the Week 7 Sunday Million tournament. Congrats to you sir/ma’am. Please, if you have the time, I’d like to learn from your ways, and how to be successful at Daily Fantasy Football. However, with that being said, I will finally enter this Week’s Razzball’s Week 7 Fantasy Football League, so bring it Jay, Razzball Writers and Viewers! Zach (or zachrob) will try to take down the top prize. Let’s see what ya got!
Week 6 Review
Matthew Stafford (34.90 pts) – Fantastic. If you played Stafford, you like yourself right now, and you should. The field wasn’t on him, and so very little entries had him at QB. Yes, Stafford did blow up, however he still only averages 16 pts per game, which is horrible. However, I’ve changed my method of selecting QB’s. There is no need to pay top-dollar for QB’s, because so many QB’s have great outings. So in both Cash and GPP games, go based off of Vegas Lines and matchups, and exploit the secondary.
DeAndre Hopkins (31.80 pts) – Tremendous. He is the best, and Hoyer knows it, so he throws it to him. Ride Hopkins until you can ride him no more. That’s not grammatically correct.
Jay Cutler (20.32 pts) – Sleeper QB. No matter what he does, he will be low-owned, so if you want to, play him when the matchups are right and the field will still fade him.
Well that was fun. I didn’t list the busts because I want people to be happy, however there were plenty of those. It was a good week for the most part.
This Week’s Tip of the Cap goes to the Spanish radio call for Greg Olsen’s TD against Seattle. Beautiful to listen to. The Spanish Radio Team that calls the Panthers games never disappoint. Tip of the cap to you, fine men.
Alright that’s enough, let’s preview Week 7.
DFS Week 7 Preview
Games You Knew About Because Tehol Beddict Is Better At Fantasy Than I Am – This week featured SEA vs. SF for Thursday Night, the Jags are in London (again) for the 9:30 AM game, wight early games, two late games, and the usual SNF and Monday Night Football.
*Note- I am going to list the best plays of the week. However, I will not talk about: Devonta Freeman, DeAndre Hopkins, Rob Gronkowski and the Broncos D/ST due to the fact that they are the best, and you should always have them in Cash Games, and some in GPP’s. If you fill your lineup with these safe plays, it won’t result in big winnings.
Andrew Luck, IND ($8,900) – Well, he’s back ladies and gentleman. After a poor showing the first couple of weeks, Luck came through with a 27.98 pts game, which wasn’t the bust of the week, if you recall. (Sigh) Oh well, better luck next time. However this week he comes in as the home favorite against a very weak Saints defense, who ranks 31st against the pass. Also, IND-NO comes in at the highest Vegas game total at 52 total points. Fire away.
Carson Palmer, ARI ($8,200) – His price has been raised by $200, however even with last week’s okay performance, Palmer is playing Baltimore, and you should always find a way to take advantage of a very weak secondary. Plus, he’s Carson Palmer.
Nick Foles, STL ($6,400) – If you’re looking to punt the position, look no further. With the field being on Brady, Luck, Palmer, Mettenberger, and Rivers, virtually no one will be on sir Nick Foles. He’s struggled, averaging 12.3 pts per game, however he’s coming out of his bye week, and the matchup is delicious. Joe Haden isn’t what he used to be, and you should take advantage out of that.
Todd Gurley, STL ($7,400) – The top HB of the week. Since week 4, Gurley has averaged 24.5 carries per game, and Jeff Fisher will keep on feeding him until he throws up. Also, the Rams are 4.5 point home favorites against Cleveland. Pair this stat with the fact that the Cleveland Browns are the 3rd-worst team defending the run and you’ve got yourself a good result this Sunday. If there is one player you should have the most exposure to, it’s Gurley. Gurley’s just want to have fun.
Lamar Miller, MIA ($6,700) – After weeks of torture, Dan Campbell is doing what he needs to do, and Miller is getting the rock again and again. He is still averaging around 9 pts per game, however last week he had an impressive game with close to 20 fantasy points. Houston D/ST gives up an average of 19.9 points per game, and the Dolphins are 4.25-point home favorites against J.J. and Co.
Larry Fitzgerald, ARI ($7,800) – After quieting down since his red-hot start, Fitzgerald has the perfect opportunity to pounce once again on the National Stage. He is going to be paired up against arguably the worst secondary in football, so this is a great matchup to take advantage of. If you don’t, your DFS squad will crash in one of the Great Lakes.
Eric Decker, NYJ ($6,200) – Patriots’ Head Coach Bill Belichick does a great job against taking away the number one target in the WR corps, and this means Decker is good-to-go, with heavy coverage on Brandon Marshall. On the statistical side of the ball (for you stat nerds), the Patriots secondary allows 27.3 pts per game to WR’s, and Vegas has this game total at 48 pts, which is the second-highest behind IND-NO. Also, 100% of the games Decker has started has resulted in a TD or 100+ yards from scrimmage.
Antonio Brown, PIT ($8,300) – SLEEPER OF THE WEEK! Never did I think I would see the day where Antonio Brown qualifies as a “sleeper”. Ever since Big Ben was hurt, Antonio Brown’s production has declined. However, OC Todd Haley isn’t giving the press anything, so we don’t know if Big Ben or Landry Jones will get the start. It would be fantastic for Brown if Roethlisberger gets the nod, however Landry Jones at QB won’t be terrible, due to the fact that the Chiefs secondary is horri-awful.
Antonio Gates, SD ($5,800) – Not much to say here, best matchup for Tight Ends, and Gates has been producing.
Kicker and Defense & Special Teams
Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST vs Buffalo ($4,200) – Another cheap and contrarian play. Sammy Watkins, Tyrod Taylor, Karlos Williams, and Percy Harvin are all OUT for Week 7. Who are they going to throw to? Chris Hogan? Play this defense.
Alright, that’s it for me this week. Good luck to everyone this week, unless you’re playing me in Razzball’s league, then unfortunately I cannot wish you good luck. That means you, Jay. I don’t want you to do well. Now that I think about it, I want the $60 and Ticket, so don’t read this article! I repeat, DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE. I want to do well, not you. Play Sam Bradford. Yeah, he’ll do great this week. I can guarantee it.
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