The daily fantasy football action is heating up as the NFL schedule rolls in to week 7 of the 2017 season. Now luckily for everyone, FanDuel has us all covered with a full slate of exciting contests to cash in on. This includes the season long fantasy football owner who might have lost Aaron Rodgers or Dalvin Cook for the season.
Now for us week 7 looks to be a promising week around the NFL especially for the mid-tier bargains and fantasy sleepers. One guy we will be keeping our eyes on as the week progresses is Chris Ivory for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ivory who has not seen a ton of work this year sitting behind Leonard Fournette could see an increased role against an Indianapolis Colts team that has struggled on defense.
Here is our look at some of our key FanDuel Bargains & Sleepers for week 7 of the NFL Season to help free up some additional salary cap space.
2017 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Bargains & Sleepers
Running Back Bargains & Sleepers
Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns: When you look at the mid-tier option one option we like is Johnson as we expect the Browns to work him back into their passing game. Add that with the fact that the Tennessee Titans have allowed opposing running backs to catch 27 passes for 301 yards with a pair of scores opens up a prime time GPP play for Johnson.
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals: Now Mixon might not be the safest play for cash game owners but he has a solid upside this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Entering week 7, the Steelers have allowed opposing running backs to find the end zone five times while racking up nearly 700 yards on the ground.
Other notable Running Back Bargains and Sleepers include Matt Breida, James White and Derrick Henry.
Wide Receivers Bargains & Sleepers
Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills: While the Bills wait to see if Jordan Matthews is a go this weekend, one guy we have high on our boards is the teams rookie wide receiver Zay Jones. While Jones has not shown up as many expected, the team will need to find some playmakers at the receiver position if they want to allow the team to run the ball with LeSean McCoy. For us Jones is a solid option in GPP tournaments this weekend with or without Matthews in the lineup against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.
Roger Lewis, New York Giants: Lewis is one of those plays is defiantly worth the gamble as the Giants have no real options at the wide receiver position. While Eli Manning will continue to look to Evan Engram, opposing defenses will look to limit that option each week as he becomes the guarantee passing option. While we don’t like the matchup very much, we do expect the Giants to fall behind early leading to the team to turn to their passing attack for much of the afternoon.
Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams: The surprising Rams offense has been good for their players especially for their fantasy football owners. Now Woods has yet to put together a monster game, he has seen at least six targets in four straight games while being targeted at least four times in all six games this season. Look for the Rams to take advantage of Arizona Cardinals defense that has allowed nine touchdown receptions through the air this season.
Other notable Wide Receiver Bargains and Sleepers include Paul Richardson, Tavon Austin, Chris Moore and Cole Beasley.
Tight End Bargains & Sleepers
Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons: Our favorite play of the weekend outside of Rob Gronkowski at the tight end position may be Jimmy Graham. That being said we like both Hooper and Engram this week as they look to put together solid performances against defenses that have struggled against opposing tight ends at times. In the end Hooper has a solid upside against a Patriots defense that has allowed five touchdown receptions to tight ends through the first six weeks of the season.
Other notable Tight End Bargains and Sleepers include Evan Engram, Nick Boyle and Julius Thomas.