DFS Fantasy Football Picks: Week 7 DFS Bargain Bin

Sep 1, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith (81) runs the ball during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

If you are looking to fit in some of the top NFL stars in your lineups this week, which bargain DFS Fantasy Football Picks should you target to save salary?

Similarly to baseball, finding cheaper value players can be ever so critical to the success of your DFS Fantasy Football Picks. In order to unlock the studs of the slate, you’ll need to find the bargain players that provide important salary relief. Here are my top bargain plays for week seven on both DraftKings and FanDuel.

Cameron Meredith – CHC (WR) – $4700

While he may be the highest owned player on any slate this week, Cameron Meredith finds himself in another terrific spot. In the last two weeks, Meredith has led the league in targets with 27. Whether his success comes from filling in the flanker role, or his connection with Brian Hoyer, Meredith is as close as you can get to a “must play”. Vegas has the Packer’s favored by over a touchdown, so we’d imagine that Hoyer will be throwing the ball, and therefore, it’s safe to assume his favorite target will be fed.

Jacquizz Rodgers – TB (RB) – $4300

Oct 10, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

News was released yesterday, informing us that Doug Martin faced a set back in the rehab of his injury, and is unlikely to suit up in week seven. If true, Jacquizz Rodgers will assume the workload once again. Last week, he received the bell cow treatment, with 30 rushing attempts and 6 targets. While I think we have to scale our usage projection back slightly, he’s still in a favorable match-up, as a favorite, against a team that plays at a fast pace. Tampa Bay also plays at a fast pace, and I’d expect to see plenty of fantasy production from this game.

Tyrell Williams – SD (WR) – $4400

The San Diego Chargers will head east, to take on the Atlanta Falcons, in a game with a Vegas total of 53 points. The line move on the total is something to look further into, as it opened at 50, and shot up 3 full points (This is very uncommon). With the total and spread in mind, I’d be looking for this game to shootout and for Tyrell Williams to reap the benefits. While Williams’ box scores may not be the most impressive, in my eyes, he’s the best option the Chargers have. No matter what, the Chargers will be throwing as always and Williams has solid touchdown upside given his red zone targets.

DraftKings

Cameron Brate – TB (TE) – $2900

With Vincent Jackson heading to the IR, Cameron Brate, who was already in play, should now see an increase in targets with a depleted Buc’s receiving core. Brate has produced well over his career and will now get a chance to prove it, with an increase workload. Both Tampa Bay and San Francisco play at an increased pace and this should benefit all viable fantasy options. Brate is far too cheap on DraftKings, and is in play for cash games this week.

Ty Montgomery – GB (WR) – $3000

While we can’t totally expect the same output that Montgomery gave us last week, he’ll be in a very similar role again this week. With news of both James Starks and Eddie Lacy being sidelined, Montgomery should not only see some work out of the back field, but should also see a bump in targets. Montgomery received 12 targets last week, which may be difficult to replicate, but even if he receives just half of those targets, he’ll be able to pay off a cheap $3000 salary. Note, we’ll  have to monitor the injury to Davante Adams, as he would cut into Montgomery’s workload, if healthy.

FanDuel

Travis Kelce – KC (TE) – $6300

Travis Kelce find himself in another dream match-up against the Saints. New Orleans has one of the worst pass defenses, in terms of yardage, and Kelce should be a beneficiary. While Kelce didn’t perform up to expectations last week, his ownership may be deflated, making for a viable tournament play.

Philadelphia Defense – $4400

While Philadelphia currently sits as a home dog, they’ll get a chance to travel home in a bounce back spot against the Minnesota Vikings. As far as efficiency metrics are concerned, Minnesota has blown them out of the water, leaving handicappers wondering how to value this team. The strength of Minnesota is their defense, and while Bradford has performed well, he’s still Sam Bradford. In general, we see offenses become less effective in the second game of divisional match-ups. While Minnesota doesn’t play in the NFC East, Eagles staff and players know Bradford well and should be able to use this to their advantage.

Top non-bargain values: Mike Evans, DeMarco Murray, Andy Dalton, LeSean McCoy (if fully healthy), Julio Jones

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