Thankfully, there’s always DraftKings value picks to be made, no matter who is playing. Even in Week 7, a week that left many fantasy stars riding the pine. With the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers on a bye, the matchup slate overall left much to be desired. This week there are better matchups to take advantage of, but still, studs like Julio Jones and Melvin Gordon are missing in action. Such is life in the middle of bye-week season.
Andrew Luck and Eric Ebron ($6,300 and $4,900)
For some reason, people are expecting that because Jack Doyle is back in action, Eric Ebron’s fantasy relevance will suddenly disappear. Ebron has had a better season than Doyle could ever dream of and with the offense rolling, the coaching staff should be hesitant to fix what’s not already broken. Sure, Ebron had a down week last week, but that should only decrease his ownership levels, making this play a no-brainer.
Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd ($6,200 and $6,700)
Both of these players had relatively bad weeks when compared to their usual production. They are now in a tremendous rebound spot this Sunday as Tampa Bay has been dreadful against the pass thus far. Look for Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd to get back on track this Sunday afternoon.
QB: Jared Goff ($6,000)
The problem with Jared Goff (and this problem is certainly a good problem to have) is that the Rams are usually well ahead going into halftime. This leads to insane second-half workloads for Todd Gurley, and less passing from Goff. This week, however, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are in town and should do some damage against the Rams defense. They have had an extra week to prepare for this one and should come out guns blazing. I expect Goff to need to throw the ball a lot in this game, going stride-for-stride with Rodgers.
RB: Phillip Lindsay ($5,200)
With Royce Freeman being out with an ankle injury this week, Philip Lindsay should have plenty of opportunities to gash the Chiefs’ suspect run defense. Devontae Booker has been nothing spectacular this season, and the team will need to rely on Lindsay to even have a chance in this contest.
WR: Chris Godwin ($4,500)
With Peyton Barber out, I expect the Bucs to air the ball out more than usual in this game. Most people think Tampa Bay will stick to its normal dose of rushing, with Ronald Jones getting plenty of opportunities, but I happen to disagree. Jones has been nothing but dreadful this year and the Bengals will put up a lot of points in this contest. Look for Chris Godwin to continue his impressive season thus far.
TE: Jimmy Graham ($4,700)
Jimmy Graham has received 19 targets in the Packers’ last two games and has scored an average of 16 DK points in those two weeks. Look for him to continue his recent production against the Rams, who rank 24th in fantasy against the tight end position.
DST: Detroit ($2,400)
Seattle’s offensive line still cannot block to save its life. It’s honestly outrageous how bad this offensive line has been over the past couple of seasons, considering how much money and draft capital they have invested in it. Detroit’s defense should show up today, especially because the Lions are at home against an offense with not much going for it beyond Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin.