When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the week’s slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Week Six Review
Week Six went well! We were all over the right stacks, and the bring backs did okay on the whole, which helps. I find condensed slates easier. It was always an Adam Thielen week, and I wished I had thrown him in this article!
These types of weeks are ultimately easier to pick my lineups because I have fewer scenarios to consider, fewer players to evaluate, etc. Luckily for us, the same situation presents itself in Week Seven, albeit with worse games but plenty of opportunities to be had.
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Studs (3x plus return): 5
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 11
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 5
Tom Brady ($7,700)
I was going to write why I understand why people are avoiding Brady this week, but I don’t!
Yeah, his price has increased to the QB3 on the slate, but let’s look at the reasons why.
- Brady’s QBs finishes this season, week-by-week: QB5, QB3, QB4, QB28, QB3 and QB13
- 1st in the league in: Team pass plays per game, pass attempts, red zone pass attempts (2nd for passing TDs), deep ball attempts, passing yards and air yards
Going back to the QB finishes, if we narrow the games to which they were blowout wins, we are looking at these scenarios:
- Week Two: 48-25 win over Atlanta – 276 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, QB3 ranking on the week
- Week Five: 45-17 win over Miami – 411 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, QB3 ranking on the week
Does anyone fancy a blowout win for Tampa Bay at home to Chicago? I certainly do. The best things come in threes, after all.
At a projected 2.9% ownership also, Brady is the ultimate leverage play in Week Seven.
Jalen Hurts ($6,900)
Hurts is the perfect fantasy quarterback. Continuous 2.5 to 3x returns week-on-week provides that consistency from a QB who has been far from actually achieving this on the field in terms of leading this Philidelphia side.
Hurts mobility is what is maintaining these levels of production. With four rushing touchdowns in the last two weeks, it has nullified his struggles in the passing game. The same scenario could play out here for a third week in a row, with Hurts going up against the 25th ranked rush defense and top 10 defense against the pass in Las Vegas.
Others to Consider
- Matt Ryan ($5,700)
- Daniel Jones ($5,400) – A high-risk, high-reward player, play at your own risk.