It’s finally here- Week 7 of the 2023 season, and the third DraftKings main slate. We are back offering you DFS advice to try and help you navigate your way to victories throughout the season. The players selected here are based on their price, their ability to hit value and likely ownership. The selections are leaning more towards GPP slates, rather than cash (50/50) slates. But let’s get into it
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Matthew Stafford V PIT ($6,500)
The Rams signal caller disappointingly regressed somewhat last time out at home to the Cardinals, failing to build on his first multi-touchdown game of the season from the previous week against Philadelphia. Stafford will have another chance to impress on Sunday as the Rams once again play hosts at SoFi, their third home matchup in a row. The Pittsburgh Steelers are the latest guests in Inglewood fresh off the bye and welcoming back two of their main receiving weapons in Dionte Johnson and Pat Freiermuth. I project most of the offensive play to come through the air in this one – the Rams will be without main rusher Kyren Williams and Pittsburgh continues to be one of the most inefficient run offenses in the league with their backfield duo of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren (still no rushing TDs this season). With so much talent in the passing game on both sides of the ball, and such little threat on the ground, this could turn into a shootout very quickly. Stafford was 2 drops away from a 3 TD game last week, don’t let his fantasy output from that game put you off, a big game is coming for the 15-year veteran.
Geno Smith v AZ ($6,000)
Seattle clearly saw what their quarterback did in their week 2 win at Detroit and thought “let’s try that again”. Just like in the game at Ford Field; Geno Smith threw the ball exactly 41 times, rushed for exactly 20 yards, and passed for over 320 yards…unfortunately for the Seahawks, Smith couldn’t replicate the 2 touchdowns he scored back in week 2, tossing 2 picks instead as the Hawks lost away to Cincinnati. Fortunately for Geno, Arizona is the perfect remedy for a QB struggling to put up consistent numbers, with the Cardinals defense allowing over 260 yards per game to opposing signal callers. Fantasy managers may fade Smith after his first scoreless game of the season last week, let them…stick with Geno and watch him, D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett tear apart the Arizona secondary.
Jordan Love @DEN ($5,800)
Last week I mentioned how players returning from a bye make great DFS starts due to fantasy managers forgetting how well they were playing prior to being absent for a week; what managers are less likely to forget however, is how bad some performances were pre-bye and that lingering feeling of resentment that comes after being completely burned…oh hi Jordan Love. The Packers quarterback’s 53.3% completion rate, 182 passing yards and 3 INTS made for some pretty grim viewing in week 5, but entering this week’s matchup with Dever, the 4th-year playmaker out of Utah State will be buoyed by the return of Aaron Jones in the backfield, giving him a full complement of offensive weapons for the first time this season. No team has given up more touchdowns to opposition QBs than the Broncos – trust Love to get back on track this week at a great price.