The 2020 NFL season is well and truly underway, meaning time for some DraftKings Week Seven selections! The weeks have seen some great action on the field and some big scoring players. Hopefully, that continues for this week and beyond!
Throughout the season, I shall be providing players that I feel you should include in your lineups, with some rationale. So, let’s dig into whom I am thinking of slotting in my lineups for Week Seven!
Kyler Murray ($7,100)
Murray seems to have found himself in the perfect storm in Week Seven. Murray has had no lower than twenty-four DraftKings points so far this season, which is remarkable. This is mostly thanks to his vast rushing floor, which has seen the sophomore quarterback average 61.7 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown per game.
Murray and Arizona welcome Seattle off of their bye in Week Seven. As well-documented this season, Seattle has given up plenty of DraftKings points to the wide receiver, so in turn, this translates over to Murray’s position. Seattle has given up a per game average of 28.5 DraftKings points per game to the quarterback.
The Arizona quarterback will be in a fair amount of my lineups in Week Seven, and he should be in yours also.
Joe Burrow ($5,500)
A more budget-friendly option, especially in tournament lineups comes in the form of Burrow this week, as Cincinnati host division rivals Cleveland.
Where Murray has the rushing volume, Burrow has that same volume but through his arm. Burrow has not had fewer than thirty pass attempts this season, with a high of sixty-one pass attempts against Cleveland in the reverse matchup in Week Two. In that same Week Two match, Burrow scored 28.5 DraftKings points; the hope is Burrow can replicate the same performance.
Alvin Kamara ($7,900)
This is the cheapest we have seen Kamara since Week One of the season, and there are clear reasons as to why he has been priced up.
The New Orleans running back has been averaging 30.1 DraftKings points across the season, despite disappointing in Week Six, falling just short of the 20 point mark. This is what has probably seen his price drop, as well as the potential return of Michael Thomas, which could limit Kamara’s pass-catching work.
Regardless of the factors mentioned above, New Orleans take on Carolina this week, who as we know are terrible at the running back, giving up a per game average of 33.5 DraftKings points.
Expect Kamara to make up for his underwhelming performance last week.
Todd Gurley II ($6,000)
Never thought I would be suggesting lining up Gurley but here we are.
The Atlanta running back has been seeing around the 20 touch mark the past weeks, which is gold in your lineups. Also, Gurley II has had the touchdown upside this season, already finding the end-zone five times.
Gurley takes on a Detroit defense who are not good against running backs, giving up a per game average of 30.6 DraftKings points. Gurley took advantage of his last home game against Carolina; I am hoping lightning strikes twice in Week Seven.
Special Mention: Joe Mixon ($6,300) – One to monitor injury-wise, Like the matchup personally, especially if Burrow is going to throw the amount he has been. Try to work Kareem Hunt ($6,800) in your lineups do not take a fancy to Mixon.
Kenny Golladay ($6,700)
Golladay is a boom game waiting to happen. The Detroit wide receiver has averaged 17.1 DraftKings points since rejoining the lineup, leading the team in targets per game (7), receiving yards (224) and yards per game (74.7).
Detroit now travels to Atlanta, a team who has allowed the third-most DraftKings points per game to the wide receiver position at 47.2 and quite frankly, every game they are involved in is shootout central. Do not expect this to be any different in Week Seven, meaning more touches and points for Babytron.
Tyreek Hill ($6,400)
Remember when I wrote a few weeks ago that Hill was too cheap at $6,900? Well, he’s now $500 cheaper. Admittedly Hill is coming off a bit of an underwhelming performance in Week Six at Buffalo, but that makes him even more of a tempting play.
The same points apply from my Week Five section on Hill. He is very much a focal part of this offense, used as a multi-dimesional weapon in the rushing and receiving game. This causes the defense issues and when in full flow, Hill is a 20+ DraftKings player in the making.
You rarely see elite talents like Hill this cheap, take it while you can.
Terry McLaurin ($5,800)
McLaurin has proven to be a matchup-proof receiver for your fantasy lienups so far this season. However, this week you should consider Scary Terry for your DFS lineups also.
Washington has the pleasure of taking on the Dallas defense in Week Seven, who have given up a per game average of 414 total yards this season. More specifically, Dallas has given up 46.8 DraftKings points to the wide receiver position, the fifth-highest in the league.
Washington’s WR1 first favourable matchup of the season should return big in a matchup where four outside receivers have already produced nineteen or more fantasy points this season against this Dallas defense.
Tee Higgins ($5,300)
My favourite play of the slate comes in the form of the Cincinnati rookie receiver. Higgins has seen a consistent target share from Burrow since being introduced into the offense in Week Three, seeing thirty-two targets in the last four weeks. Those targets have been converted to 304 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Higgins’ Week Six line of 6-125-0 was also whilst A.J. Green had a decent day (8-96), showing Higgins’ is not dependent on Green’s lack of production to excel.
Cincinnati host Cleveland in Week Seven, a defense which has given up plenty of points to Higgins’ position this season, at a per-game average of 46.3 points, the sixth-highest in the league.
Expect Higgins to continue to excel in this matchup, therefore making him an excellent budget option in your lineups.
Hunter Henry ($4,500)
I highlighted Henry in the offseason as a player who was ‘target-proof’ between the transition between Taylor and Herbert, and this has proven to be the case so far. Henry has consistently seen seven to eight targets each week, with Week 4 against Tampa Bay being the anomaly. This has seen Henry average 11 DraftKings points in the 2020 season.
Henry and Los Angeles host Jacksonville in Week Seven who have given up a per game average of 15.4 DraftKings points to Henry’s position. This includes five touchdowns, with two of these coming in the last two weeks.
Dalton Schultz ($3,900)
With the Dallas offense not looking great in Week Six, Schultz looked okay in a challenging environment to succeed. His 7.5 DraftKings point performance is something to build off heading into a matchup against Washington, who has been a top-5 worst defense at defending Schultz’s position.
The cheap defenses seem to be the optimal play this week and Washington is one of my preferred plays.
Washington has proven that they can put big sack numbers in games and can create turnovers via interceptions, as shown by the four in the last three games. They are hosting a Dallas offense who look far from convincing in Week Six, seeing Dalton being sacked three times, as well as throwing two interceptions.
For $2,300, why not pick one of the inform defenses in the NFL in Arizona as they host Seattle.
The NFC West has are coming off of a fifteen point DraftKings performance against Dallas and have had ten sacks in the last four games, with six of those in the previous two.
Whilst Wilson has only thrown three interceptions on the season; he has been sacked three times per game this season on average. Therefore, there is points potential for this Arizona defense.
As this budget price, there are not too many better plays than Arizona in Week Seven.
NFL 2020: DraftKings Week Seven Selections – My lineup as it stands
QB1: Kyler Murray
RB1: Alvin Kamara
RB2: Kareem Hunt
WR1: Terry McLaurin
WR2: Tee Higgins
WR3: Diontae Johnson
TE: Hunter Henry
FLEX: Todd Gurley II
D/ST: Arizona (would change to Detroit OR move funds for Washington depending on Arizona game moved off main slate)
So, there are our DraftKings selections for Week Seven of the NFL 2020 season! Who have we missed out? You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. And remember, if you need some help for your season-long leagues you can find our rankings here.
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