The struggles have set in for all 32 NFL teams as injuries have kicked in for some teams while other teams have just struggled. If these things have put you in the bottom of your season long fantasy league the good news is you can still take home some cash before the end of the 2016 NFL season on FanDuel.
This week is an entire new beginning for you as you have a chance to win with just one lineup. As we start to look at this weekend’s lineup of games you will notice you have 24 teams to build from on Saturday with a few key matchups that could produce some big time fantasy numbers.
One of those matchups we like this weekend features the Washington Redskins heading to Detroit to take on the Lions. Entering this weekend the Lions rank 1st in Fantasy Points Allowed to opposing quarterbacks, 4th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers and 3rd in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.
These numbers point to us turning to a number of Redskins including quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receviers Jamison Crowder, DeSean Jackson (Injury Status), Pierre Garcon and even Vernon Davis who will draw the start at tight end. Those are just some of the NFL players we like on FanDuel this weekend.
Here is the rest of our top NFL FanDuel options for week 7 of the 2016 NFL Season.
Starting Quarterback FanDuel
Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins: While the Redskins got off to a slow start the team has been rolling of late. Entering week 7 the Redskins quarterback has posted at least 18 fantasy points in four of his last five games making him a solid candidate to start this weekend.
Other Quarterback Options to consider: Andy Dalton, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco (If Flacco misses the game Ryan Mallett could be a nice fantasy sleeper option).
Starting Running Back FanDuel
Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers: For us we can not look past Bell this weekend as Mike Tomlin and company will look to the ground game to take the pressure off of quarterback Landry Jones. Add in that Bell might be the NFL’s top back should make it easy to use him as Jones will also look for him a bunch through the air.
DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans: Now the question this weekend will be what position would you like to turn to for your fantasy sleeper? For us we suggest going heavy at the running back this opens the door for Murray who will look to take advantage of a Indianapolis Colts defense that has allowed nine total touchdowns to opposing backs.
Other Running Backs to consider: Spencer Ware, T.J. Yeldon, James White and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Starting Wide Receiver FanDuel
Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars: Entering the season we put high limits for both Hurns and his teammate Allen Robinson. That being said the early struggles from Blake Bortles has limited their production but we should see some numbers in this weekend’s game against an Oakland Raiders team that has struggled to slow down opposing receivers. Entering this game, Hurns has been targeted at least eight times in three of the team’s last four games.
Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins: If your turning to Cousins as your starter you have to add one of the Redskins receivers. We like Crowder who has posted double digit fantasy numbers in four of the teams last five games despite being targeting more than four times in only two of games.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Evans has been a fantasy stud for most of the season and that should continue this weekend. Entering this contest Winston has looked for Evans 62 times over the last five games helping Evans to post over 16 fantasy points in all but one of those contests.
Other Wide Receivers to consider include: Pierre Garcon, Brandon Marshall, Mike Breshad Perriman, Amari Cooper, Marqise Lee (Fantasy Sleeper) and Kendall Wright.
Starting Tight End FanDuel
Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins: This move was a simple one for us as Davis will get the start for the Redskins while providing us with a solid fantasy cap number. While we also like Rob Gronkowski a move to go extremely cheap at one of the other positions will be needed.
Other Tight Ends to consider include: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Antonio Gates.
Starting Kicker FanDuel
Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins: We piled on the Redskins as we expect the Lions/Redskins game to be one of the higher scoring contests of the weekend. Add that with the fact the game will be played in a dome makes Hopkins as well as Matt Prater a great option.
Other Kickers to consider include: Justin Tucker, Matt Prater and Stephen Gostkowski.
Starting Defense FanDuel
Cincinnati Bengals: The Bengals might be one of the more disappointing teams to start the 2016 NFL season but that will change this Sunday. The Bengals get a chance to take on a Cleveland Browns team that has struggled on both sides of the ball opening up the door for the Bengals defense to have a big game.
Other Defenses to consider include: Baltimore Ravens (Fantasy Sleeper?), New England Patriots (If you don’t use Bell) and Buffalo Bills.