Our FanDuel DFS Week 7 lineup gives Tom Brady and the Buccaneers a mulligan after a poor Week 6 showing. We’re building this lineup for the FanDuel DFS “$1.75M NFL Sunday Million” contest where first place takes home $300,000.
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FanDuel DFS Lineup Week 7
QB: Tom Brady ($7,400) at Panthers
Brady (and the Bucs) laid an egg at Pittsburgh in Week 6 with a video circling of him lighting into his offensive line. No disrespect to the Carolina Panthers, but they’re the NFL’s most effective medicine for teams in need of a tally in the win column. We’re going against the grain and betting on a Brady bounce-back performance.
Tom Brady with some words to his offensive line. pic.twitter.com/qBqjD7vfKg
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 16, 2022
RB: Kenneth Walker III ($7,300) at Chargers
Walker delivered a strong performance in his first career NFL start. Chances are he’ll be in line for another quality showing against a Chargers team that seemingly doesn’t care how efficiently opposing teams run against them (5.8 YPC). Working in Walker’s favor, both this week and in the long term is the presence of wide receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who won’t allow defenses to stack the box against them.
RB: Aaron Jones ($6,800) at Commanders
The Packers are in rough shape right now, and in fairness, Jones isn’t exactly dominating to any degree. Sometimes DFS is about taking advantage of the dip in a star player’s price and popularity. We know Jones has been good for a (very) explosive outing or two since 2019, and even though his season has been subpar up to this point, he’s worth gambling on with a decreased salary and low ownership.
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WR: Deebo Samuel ($7,700) vs. Chiefs
Deebo has not been nearly as dominant as he was in 2021, but there’s nothing to suggest he’s not capable of delivering a vintage performance on Sunday. We know he’s a significant touchdown threat, and we expect the 49ers to have to score plenty of points to keep pace with the Chiefs, so there is a lot to like — especially if the public is a bit cooler on him than usual.
WR: Chris Godwin ($7,000) at Panthers
We paired Mike Evans with Brady last week, but we’re going with Godwin here thanks to his strong target volume and the (potential) perimeter presence of Jaycee Horn on Sunday. Horn isn’t that guy quite yet, but he’s long and physical, and if Godwin receives 10-plus targets again, the Bucs may not feel the need to force passes Evans’ way on Sunday.
WR: Wan’Dale Robinson ($5,500) at Jaguars
We prefer not to make a habit of leaning on deep sleepers. We’re making an exception here because the Giants are simply that starved for wide receiver production. Robinson made his debut in Week 6 and finished with four catches, 42 yards, and a touchdown on a scant 15 snaps. Assuming he’s ready for a larger role in Week 7, Robinson could emerge as a new favorite target for quarterback Daniel Jones.
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TE: Mark Andrews ($8,500) vs. Browns
We’ve resisted the urge to pay up for tight ends for most of the season, but we’re asking Andrews to serve as our “WR 1” this week. There’s nothing fancy about this decision. Andrews is simply a stud, who’s capable of racking up receptions, chewing up yardage, and finding the paint — often all in the same week.
FLEX: Travis Etienne Jr. ($6,200) vs. Giants
The only thing missing from Etienne’s Week 6 outing was a touchdown. He played well — his lost fumble notwithstanding — but fell short of a much bigger day at the office. We’re going back to the well because he continues to carve out a more prominent role in the Jaguars’ backfield, and his price remains dirt cheap for a player with 20-point upside.
DEF: Houston Texans ($3,200) at Raiders
We won’t sugarcoat the fact that we like the Texans primarily because of their cheap price tag. The Raiders have demonstrated an ability to score points, but how confident are we in them as an offensive unit overall? We’re hoping the Texans can hit and rattle quarterback Derek Carr into some poor decisions.