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Week 7 DFS Building Blocks

Terry McLaurin - Week 7 DFS Building Blocks

We’re back! Last week we took a week off from the DFS Building Blocks, but no worries – it’s back this week. We have quite the slate with the Sunday Night game being added to the slate. We also have numerous teams yet again with implied team totals of 26 or higher. What that means is there should plenty of scoring on this slate. What I want to do in the Week 7 DFS Building Blocks is to give you a starting point for your builds that can help get access to as many of those points on the slate. Let’s get into it!

QUARTERBACK

Kyler Murray

Price: $7100 on DraftKings, $8400 on FanDuel

We dodged a bullet this week with the Seattle-Arizona game getting moved to Sunday night. I thought for sure this game would be off the main slate, and all of my early-week research was pointing me to play Murray to get exposure here. Look, this is very simple – Murray has been the cheat code this year. That’s why he finds himself in the Week 7 DFS Building Blocks piece.

We debated the play on this week’s DegeNation Podcast, and while the passing was suspect completing only nine passes on 24 attempts, the rushing numbers are insane. He has a safe floor with four games with 67+ rushing yards and a touchdown in 3/4 of those games. You can further see here from my guy Ben Cummins how Murray with only one 300-yard passing game on the season has scored 24+ DraftKings points in every game this year:

 

 

I thought a lot about who to build around at Quarterback this week. There are so many good options to get exposure to, but the Seattle defense has been getting annihilated by QBs all year. That’s what led to #LetRussCook come to fruition. Projections through Saturday morning I see have Kyler being the most popular QB for the week. He’s still within 3-4 percentage points of Deshaun, Russ, and Rodgers. America runs on Dunkin’ and the Arizona Cardinals offense runs on Kyler. Let Murray skyrocket your teams up the leaderboards on Sunday night.

RUNNING BACK

Alvin Kamara

Price: $7900 on DraftKings, $$9300 on FanDuel

No Michael Thomas. No Emmanuel Sanders. How does Kamara see double-digit targets in this game? If you had Kamara as the RB1 prior to the season, congratulations, and do your well-deserved victory lap. What’s been making him a must-play is the receiving work he’s seeing when Michael Thomas is out of the lineup. Thomas has only played in one game this year, Week 1. On the season, Kamara is sixth in receptions, and 18th or higher in targets, yards, and receiving yards per game. Then you factor in his rushing production and his dual-threat skills make him a lock-and-load option this week.

If we had Thomas and Sanders out before the slate pricing was set he’d be $9000 on DraftKings. If you pay attention to betting props at all, Kamara is -250 ($250 bet to win $100) to score in this game, and +150 to score twice (which is extremely favorable) on DraftKings Sportsbook. FanDuel Sportsbook has his rushing+receiving yards line set at 127.5.  Let’s not overthink this, Kamara is a slam dunk play in Week 7.

 

Giovani Bernard

Price: $4600 on DraftKings, $4800 on FanDuel

The Godfather of The Fantasy Authority, Kevin Steele, actually broke the news to me in our DegeNation Pod chat that Mixon was going to miss for Week 7. Whenever a star player is set to miss, allowing the backup to take over, I always try to proceed with caution. Bernard is clearly not the same runner as Joe Mixon is, and the games prior to 2020 when Mixon missed with injury, Head Coach Zac Taylor wasn’t at the helm. We don’t exactly know what to expect here, but we do know that we ARE getting a lead back at $4600 on DraftKings, who catches passes, in a game with an over/under right around 50. Bernard checks the boxes for us in this matchup.

 

WIDE RECEIVER

Terry McLaurin

Price: $5800 on DraftKings, $7100 on FanDuel

I’ve been waiting all year to put Terry ‘F1’ McLaurin in this article. We finally get a spot where we (and Vegas) can reasonably predict a close matchup for the Washington Football Team. While even in negative game scripts McLaurin is always in play, he especially finds himself in a juicy matchup versus a Dallas defense that can’t stop a nosebleed at this point. Hell, things are so bad there in Big D that the defensive coordinator is calling out his personnel for not being to understand plays. See below:

 

 

Enter Scary Terry 2.0 (that phrase really belongs to Terry Rozier of the NBA but I wanted to use it hear because this secondary could have nightmares of McLaurin after this one). Dallas ranks 29th in receiving points allowing to the number one WR (22) and they’ve allowed 100+ yards to multiple WR1s on the season. When you look at McLaurin’s numbers: fifth in the league in targets with 7 in all six games played; running the fourth-most routes; at least 61 yards in all but one game; and 26 percent of the team’s targets and 41 percent of the team’s Air Yards, there shouldn’t be much to keep you from locking him in across all your lineups. That makes him the Week 7 DFS Building Blocks Cover Boy.

 

TIGHT END

T.J. Hockenson

Price: $5000 on DraftKings, $5900 on FanDuel

I don’t know why I do this to myself. Every other week I feel like Hockenson is finding his way into this article. I guess that’s just how many good spots this kid has found himself in early on in the 2020 season. Hockenson comes into the Week 7 DFS Building Blocks for two reasons of matchup and price. Let’s touch on the matchup first. Tight Ends have SMASHED this Atlanta defense all year. The Atlanta defense has allowed at least 50 receiving yards to five TEs on the season. Remember that Robert Tonyan 3-TD game? Yep, that was against Atlanta. The Dalton Schultz breakout for 9-88-1? You guessed it – against Atlanta. Even Jimmy Graham got two scores in this matchup. The Stafford-Hockenson has had its issues to start the year, but I’ll trust the process here with the especially easy-to-build-price tag this week.

You can follow Ryan Williams on Twitter @RyanAlexander_W – he is one-third of the DegeNation Podcast. Subscribe to our TFA YouTube channel where you can catch more of his DFS content and listen to the DegeNation Podcast each week breaking down the DFS main slate!

Senior writer, editor, and contributor of TFA since 2016. Co-founder and co-host of the DFS DegeNation Podcast. Ryan is a current resident of Chicago, IL and roots for all of their sports teams. Although, he's somehow a Steelers fan... A sometimes guest host of the TFA Podcast, he also writes redraft content for the site. His main focus for us is daily fantasy content for both Draftkings and Fanduel. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanAlexander_W.

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