- Justin Herbert is priced at $7,500 on DFS sites.
- Alvin Kamara is the second-highest-rated running back.
- D’Andre Swift is listed at $6,100.
LOS ANGELES — As Week 7 of NFL action is on the horizon, it is time for daily fantasy football GM’s to begin setting their lineups for the main slate of games.
When setting lineups for daily fantasy football, some of the things to take into consideration are the matchups that certain players have as well as how some players have been playing recently.
That being said, this is just a suggested fantasy lineup to use on legal betting sites.
- QB – Justin Herbert, Chargers, $7,500
- RB – Alvin Kamara, Saints, $9,300
- RB – Melvin Gordon, Broncos, $6,700
- WR – Stefon Diggs, Bills, $7,500
- WR – AJ Brown, Titans, $6,800
- WR – Tre’Quan Smith, Saints, $5,300
- TE – TJ Hockenson, Lions, $5,900
- FLEX – D’Andre Swift, Lions, $6,100
- Defense – Cleveland Browns, $4,700
Herbert has been playing absolutely spectacular during his rookie campaign and will look to continue that against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
He has put up over 260 passing yards in every game he has played this season which includes a 264 yard and four-touchdown game in Week 6. He has a more than favorable matchup here in Week 7 as the Jaguars do not defend well against opposing quarterbacks as they rank 26 in the NFL.
The Jags have allowed for over 320 passing yards in four of their six games this season and being that Herbert has already gone for over 300 yards in two of four games this season.
Filling out the first running back slot is Alvin Kamara. Kamara should be a must roster in all leagues for Week 7 as he has a matchup with the Carolina Panthers who rank dead last when defending the run.
Helping Kamara’s case here is that he is the number one running back in the NFL right now averaging 29.5 fantasy football points per game. He should continue his stardom with ease here as the Panthers have allowed opposing running backs to rush for over 90 yards in four games this season and have multi-touchdown games as well.
The second running back slot is taken by Melvin Gordon who also has an enticing matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Gordon has been great thus far in the season as he has rushed for 70 or more yards in three of four games and has posted three touchdowns as well.
In this matchup with the Chiefs, he has a good chance of exceeding those expectations as the Chiefs rank 23 against the run. They have allowed opposing running backs to hit over 70 yards in five of six games this season including a 100-yard game for the New England running back and a two-touchdown game from Josh Jacobs in Week 5.
Leading off the wide receivers is Stefon Diggs who seems to be flourishing into a top receiver in the league. He has a mouthwatering matchup here in Week 7 against the New York Jets who seem to have forgotten they are playing football.
In Diggs’s previous game against the Jets, he was able to put up 86 yards on eight receptions. Diggs has also been able to throw up three games this season that have gone for over 100 receiving yards including a 153-yard, one-touchdown game in Week 2.
Diggs is an obvious play here as he is expected to torch the Jets secondary.
The second wideout spot is taken by Titans receiver, AJ Brown. Brown has had an up and down season as he has dealt with lingering injuries but he is active for Week 7 and could be picked up in fantasy lineups.
Brown serves as the WR1 for the Titans and has not disappointed in the three games he has played. In his last two games, he has reeled in over 50 yards and at least one touchdown in each game for over 17 fantasy points in both games. That being said, fantasy GM’s could take a chance here on Brown.
Of the receivers available, Tre’Quan Smith could be in line for the biggest upside as he will get his chance to serve as the WR1 on this high-powered Saints offense.
The Saints will be without both Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) and Michael Thomas (Ankle) in Week 7 which should leave Smith in the open field for a nice amount of targets. Smith actually served as the WR1 just two weeks ago and made the most out of it as he went for four receptions, 54 yards and two touchdowns.
With that, he will likely make the most out of his time on the field.
Filling out the tight end slot is TJ Hockenson who is primed for a big day against the Atlanta Falcons who rank 31 against opposing tight ends.
Hockenson is in line for a breakout game here as the Falcons have allowed opposing tight ends to go for two or more touchdowns on multiple occasions this season including a 98-yard, 3-touchdown game from Robert Tonyan. Hockenson should be rostered here as he will offer a high reward.
The flex slot is filled out by Hockenson’s teammate and Lions RB1, D’Andre Swift. Swift is starting to find his role for the Lions and his identity as a player.
He had a huge breakout game in Week 6 where he rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns against the 19 ranked Jaguars defense. In Week 7 he has a “cupcake” matchup with the Falcons defense that ranks 24 against the run.
Those willing to bet on Swift at DFS betting sites going off again should do so as the Lions are starting to gain more and more trust in their rookie back.
The Cleveland Browns secondary rounds out the roster as they have a great matchup against what seems to be a disoriented Cincinnati Bengals offense.
Leading the Browns defense is Myles Garrett who has been on a mission for sacks this season and he will certainly gain some more in this game as the Bengals have given up 24 sacks this season so far. That being said, the Browns’ defense could be in for a nice game.
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