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DFS VALUE PLAYS: Week 7

Week 7 is upon us! Its amazing to think we are almost halfway through the season already! Make sure you are hammering as many DFS contests as you can, while you can – time is running out! If you are used to playing the bigger slates every week don’t be afraid to throw a few lineups into the small slates to change things up. Narrowing down the options to just 4 or 8 teams can give you a big edge if you’ve done your homework! I’ve had a great deal of success playing the morning only, afternoon only and the primetime slates on their own. The best part is that you know how your doing before the other games start in many cases so you can adjust on the fly! The point is, if your playing DFS your probably a bit of an action junkie so get out there and play!

Alright, enough being the devil on your shoulder. Lets see how we did in Week 6:

Trevor Siemian QB, Denver Broncos – 20.94 points

It wasn’t pretty but he threw for nearly 400 yards in comeback mode. Good value for your $5,500 investment.

Jacoby Brissett QB Indianapolis Colts – 13.98 points

Could have been better had Donte Moncrief caught that touchdown that hit him in the hands.  Amazing he didn’t hook up with T.Y. Hilton for at least one bomb too.

Kareem Hunt RB, Kansas City Chiefs – 16.00 points

His lowest point total of the year came in this very weird game where the Chiefs just couldn’t seem to get rolling. Didn’t pay off on the investment but still the safest floor in the league.

Leonard Fournette RB, Jacksonville Jaguars  – 24.80 points

I thought he’d soar past 30 points after taking the first carry 75 yards to the house! We’ll take the 24.80 though.

Jerick McKinnon, RB Minnesota Vikings – 25.90 points

Another big week for McKinnon who is the clear lead back despite only getting 11 more snaps than Latavius Murray in Week 6. Can’t deny the effectiveness.

Devonta Freeman, RB Atlanta Falcons – 9.90 points

The Falcons lost to the Dolphins in Atlanta… This game was all out of whack from the get go. Fun fact – dating back to the start of 2016 Miami is now 10-0 when Jay Ajayi gets 18+ carries. He had 26 in this one.

DeMarco Murray RB, Tennessee Titans – 18.70 points

While Murray was out-touched by his counterpart, Derick Henry 20-16 he still put up a very nice game and led the second year Heisman winner in points before Henry broke out for a massive garbage time long touchdown. Solid game for Murray who also got the goal-line TD – that sort of usage is a little more bankable week in and week out.

Elijah McGuire RB, New York Jets – 2.20 points

I added Mcguire to the list as a throw in last week and now you can officially throw him out. He’s done absolutely nothing with his opportunity.

Martavis Bryant WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – 4.70 points

If you are wanting to start a Pittsburgh receiver and the guy isn’t named Antonio Brown, don’t bother. Brown now has 74 targets compared to Bryant’s 34 – and Bryant is second on the team among wide receivers!

Danny Amendola WR, New England Patriots – 7.00 points

The day could have been real nice had Danny snagged either of his two red-zone targets. The usage was decent but we didn’t get lucky with this pick in Week 6.

Mike Evans WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 18.50 points

He did just about nothing until Patrick Peterson left the game. Some of that weak early production can be attributed to Ryan Fitzpatrick being under center but nevertheless, we got a little lucky with this call. Luck is a part of fantasy football, and it goes both ways!

Marvin Jones Jr. WR, Detroit Lions – 21.60 points

The Lions were down 24-7 thirteen minutes into this one. All the catch up time paid off for Mavin Jones investors!

Michael Thomas WR, New Orleans Saints – 4.10 points

Unfortunately, with the Saints getting up so big right out the gate Thomas’ services simply weren’t needed in this contest. Hard to predict game-flow… Not his best game but he might be worth doubling down on this week vs. Green Bay.

Hunter Henry TE, L.A. Chargers – 14.00 points

Solid outing for the young tight end. He once again out-snapped Antonio Gates and drew 7 targets compared to Gates’ 1. Good things are finally starting to happen here.

George Kittle TE, San Francisco 49ers – 8.60 points

Plenty of looks (8 targets) he just didn’t hit pay-dirt. Keep him on your radar though, in the right matchup he could prove useful especially with the change at quarterback (C.J. Beathard played his college ball with Kittle at Iowa)

Delanie Walker TE, Tennessee Titans – 5.40 points

He certainly had some long targets and some red-zone targets but he failed to reel them in. He was a smart bet given the opportunity (he even had a goal-line jet sweep in this contest!) but it just didn’t pan out this week.

On to Week 7!

About David Olivarez

David has been writing fantasy football content steadily since 2012 on the web and has been a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association since 2014. He focuses on Daily Fantasy Sports and Trade Analysis. Feel free to ask him questions on Twitter!