Week 7 of the NFL season is here and The QB List is back with more DFS recommendations. We’ve seen some surprising games, big trades, and some big roster moves thus far into the year. This weekend, there are several games projected to go over 50 combined points to take advantage of for DFS play. Read on for Ben Davidowitz’s take on some of the best players for cash and tournament play this weekend.
Jared Goff, LAR ($11,700) at ATL
Jared Goff is coming off a rough performance last week against San Francisco but is in an excellent position for a strong rebound. The Falcons defense has given up over 30 points a game thus far into the season and should provide ample opportunities to Goff and the Rams offense. The Rams and Falcons have all the makings for a high scoring outing and Goff makes a great play for cash games this weekend.
Deshaun Watson, HOU ($13,900) at IND
Deshaun Watson will be up against the Colts on Sunday and could be in line for another multi-touchdown outing. In his past two games, Watson has eight combined scores to go along with a sky-high completion percentage. The Colts are allowing over 350 yards and over 20 points per game this season. Watson should be able to lean on his ability to be a duel threat to put up another big day against Indy. He makes for an excellent option as a cash play.
Gardner Minshew, JAX ($10,400) at CIN
Gardner Minshew is an attractive option for play in tournaments this weekend. Minshew has cooled down since his hot start to the season, and his price tag is reflective of that. All the fumbles are somewhat worrisome, but Minshew’s touchdown to interception ratio is rather impressive. The Bengals have allowed opposing teams to put up big points, especially through the air. With Minshew’s price point, opponent, and abilities taken into consideration, he makes for an attractive play in tournaments this weekend.
Kyler Murray, ARI ($13,100) at NYG
Kyler Murray is another great choice for tournament play this weekend. He has put together two excellent outings in a row and will be matched up against a Giants defense that has some question marks in its’ secondary. The Giants are allowing some of the most yards threw the air in the league this year and Murray has been highly accurate with the ball during his rookie year. Combined with his running ability, Murray should have a high ceiling and low basement vs the Giants and be an excellent place to build from in tournaments.
DeAndre Hopkins, HOU ($14,600) at IND
DeAndre Hopkins’s run of scoreless performances is almost impossible to keep up. He has been highly targeted in every game this year catching five, seven, and nine passes in his last three games. He should continue to be force-fed the ball and will eventually break back into the endzone after being held scoreless since Week 1. Hopkins 56 targets throughout the first six weeks are good for the sixth-most in the entire league. He plays with one of the most dynamic passers in the NFL in an explosive offense. He should be good to go in cash games, especially if he breaks back into the endzone.
Cooper Kupp, LAR ($14,000) at ATL
Cooper Kupp was a fantasy monster Weeks 2 through 6. He has consistently led the Rams in targets and has 45 catches for 522 yards and four scores on the year. The Falcons defense should present ample opportunities for him to once again break the 100-yard mark and get back into the endzone after a down performance against San Francisco. Kupp should once again lead the Rams in targets and should make for an excellent play in cash games.
Calvin Ridley, ATL ($10,500) vs LAR
Calvin Ridley is another player in an excellent position this weekend. He has been highly active in scoring positions for the Falcons and is in a game with one of the highest projected point totals of the weekend. With the addition of Jalen Ramsey to the Rams defense covering Julio Jones, Ridley should see an increase in targets this weekend. He has a massive potential to go for big yards and a score and makes for a great play in tournaments.
DK Metcalf, SEA ($9,500) vs BAL
DK Metcalf is another great option for tournament play this weekend. The rookie receiver is cheaper than teammate Tyler Lockett but has been highly targeted in the red zone. With Will Dissly out, Metcalf could be leaned on even heavier in scoring positions going forward. He has some risk going up against Baltimore but has proven hard to stop. Metcalf’s potential this weekend makes him an excellent and affordable option in tournament play.
Evan Engram, NYG ($12,400) vs ARI
Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley were both full participants this Wednesday in practice. Barring any setbacks, they should both be ready to go against Arizona. If Barkley is out there he will be the number one focus for the opposing defense allowing Engram to go to work catching passes all over the field. The Cardinals have consistently struggled against opposing tight ends and it’s fair to say they haven’t faced one as athletic as Engram yet. If healthy, he is an excellent option for cash games.
Austin Hooper, ATL ($10,600) vs LAR
Austin Hooper is averaging over eight targets per game and is staring at a high scoring affair this weekend. A perfect combination for cash games. Hooper has three touchdown grabs in the last four weeks and has been highly productive in the last four games. He is in an excellent position to continue putting up big stat lines and should be a consideration in every format for fantasy this weekend.
Hunter Henry, LAC ($9,100) at TEN
Hunter Henry certainly wasn’t limited in his return to action after missing a handful of games due to injury. In his return game, Henry caught eight passes for 100 yards and two scores. The Chargers were fighting back in the second half from a big hole last weekend, and Henry was a big beneficiary of so many passes, but he should continue to be highly targeted in the red zone. Tennessee is a tough matchup but Henry could benefit from the Titans tough play against opposing wide receivers by once again being the recipient of a high amount of throws. Even with a limited sample size, Henry makes for a great and affordable play in tournaments this weekend.
T.J. Hockenson, DET ($7,000) vs. MIN
After Week 1 it seemed like the sky was the limit for T.J. Hockenson. Since then, he has come back down to earth. The Lions will be up against a tough Vikings defense, but Hockenson’s price and target share put him in play for tournament rostering this weekend. He had two near touchdowns last weekend and could end up once again being heavily relied upon in the redzone this weekend. Hockenson makes for a tantalizing play in tournaments this weekend.
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