It’s time to dive into NFL Week 7 cash game picks for FanDuel. It’s important to keep in mind when we’re playing “cash games” (50/50s, Double-Ups, Head-to-Heads) we’re not looking for slate breaking scores. We have to finish ahead of 40%-50% of the field. This means we’ll look for players with solid floors and we’re not worried about ownership for the most part. All information is based on the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub.
The 8k Watson leads an offense with an implied total of 26.5 points this Sunday. Houston’s running game is a non-factor, and the Texans opponent in the Green Bay Packers is projected for 30 points. Deshaun is going to have to throw the ball a lot to keep Houston close.
I can see your faces but, hear me out. Stafford comes in at a very friendly 7.3k price tag and faces off against one of the worst defenses in the league in the Atlanta Falcons. If there was ever a time for Matt Stafford to be a fantasy stud, this is it.
If you’re paying up for a running back you really can’t go wrong with Alvin Kamara at 9.3k. In his last three games, he’s had 19, 22, and 19 touches (carries + receptions). This week he gets a crack at the Carolina defense who comes in at 30th against the run. Yes, Michael Thomas will be in the lineup but, we’re still projecting Kamara for 18.4 touches this week (via Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub.)
*UPDATE* Michael Thomas is out and Emmanuel Sanders is on the Covid-19 list. Kamara should see an obscene amount of volume.
Mr. Hunt comes in at 7.1k on FanDuel and rates as our highest value running back for the weekend in the Rise or Fall Study Hub. We have Kareem projected for 21 touches (carries + receptions) against the Cincinnati Bengals’ 21st ranked rush defense. After posting 6.7 fantasy points last week this is the perfect bounce back spot for Hunt.
The Washington Football Team receiver comes in as our 7th highest value at receiver in the Study Hub. The Team is facing one of the worst teams against the pass in the Dallas Cowboys. McLaurin is averaging a great 10.3 targets per game as the primary receiving threat in Washington.
The Panthers wide receiver had a down week last week with 9.7 fantasy points. This week Anderson and the Panthers face the 21st ranked Saints defense putting him in a perfect bounce back spot. Robbie averages nearly nine targets per game and Sunday’s outing that Vegas projects to be a shootout.
The price tag is hefty for a tight end at 7.1k but, you get what you pay for. Kittle is averaging an absurd 19.8 fantasy points per game. “But Eags aren’t you worried Belichick will take Kittle out of the game?” No, no I’m not.
If you’re not a fan of paying up at tight end then Hooper might be the man for you. He’s an affordable 5.4k facing a Bengals squad that ranks 23rd against tight ends. Hooper averages 6.8 targets per game and eight fantasy points per game.
*UPDATE* Hooper is out this weekend. You can pivot to his replacement David Njoku in hopes that he soaks up all of Austin’s targets. Njoku requested a trade this week so I don’t know how that affects his standing with the team and usage in the game.
The Bills face off against the league’s worst offense in the New York Jets. They’re coming off a loss to the Chiefs so the struggling division rival will be a welcome site for Buffalo. The only negative is the price tag at 5k so there’s definitely a decision to be made there.
The Washington Football Team
Defense can be a bit of a crapshoot but let’s look on the bright side: Andy Dalton is starting for the Dallas Cowboys. It’s possible the 10-year vet was nervous in his first start for his new team. It’s also possible that Dalton’s just not that good. I’m leaning towards the latter so the WFT defense with the 3.8k price tag seems like a decent option.
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