Week 7 of the NFL means we’re nearly two months into the season, a delight in the age of COVID-19.
I’m pulling from four positions for this week’s value plays, and going to the Cardinals well twice in what should be a high-scoring affair against Seattle.
Kyle Allen, Washington QB ($5,200)
I’m going to cheat this week and go $200 over the value play salary cap because Allen’s too good to pass up for the price. After being injured in his first game replacing Dwayne Haskins, Jr., as Washington’s starter, Allen completed 31 of 42 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns last week against the Giants. In Week 7, he gets to face a Dallas defense that’s made most starting QBs look like All-Pros.
Kenyan Drake, Arizona RB ($4,800)
Drake has seen the touches, with at least 18 in five of the Cardinals’ first six games. Last week, his DFS scoring finally matched his ball-carrying, as he scored 31.4 DFS points on DraftKings, rushing 20 times for 164 yards and two TDs. The Week 7 opponent, the Seahawks, rank seventh against opposing running backs in DFS, but Drake’s worth a flier at this cheap salary.
Christian Kirk, Arizona WR ($4,900)
Let’s take another Cardinals player here. Kirk’s early-season numbers suffered due to a groin strain, but he’s averaged more than 15 DFS points per game on DK over the past three weeks after recovering. Seattle’s pass defense ranks last in the league against opposing wide receivers. Kirk could be both a good stack alongside teammate DeAndre Hopkins, or a pivot off of him in Week 7.
Tim Patrick, Broncos WR ($4,600)
I’ll happily go back to the well with Patrick after he saw only a little bump in salary despite solidifying himself as Denver’s top receiver against the Patriots. He caught four of eight targets for 101 yards last week, the second straight game in which he topped 100 yards receiving.
Robert Tonyan, Packers TE ($4,600)
Tonyan suffered an off day against the Bucs last Sunday, with three receptions for 25 yards and no trips to the end zone, but he scored in the double digits in DFS over the previous three contests. Those performances include his monster six catches for 98 yards and three touchdowns against the Falcons in Week 4. He may feast on another bad defense in Week 7: the Texans rank 27th against opposing tight ends in DFS.