Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 7: NFL DFS picks, lineup advice for cash games

Our Yahoo cash game lineup for Week 7 features a bit of a different strategy. We want to differentiate our lineup from other NFL DFS entries this week, but we’re also looking at potential high-floor and high-volume options for this week. This week, we spent up at QB and at one WR position and then proceeded to balance the rest of our lineup in terms of cash. We did target a couple of sleepers as well though, and they could really be the difference in making or breaking this cash game lineup.

This week, we actually don’t have a stack which is a bit of a risky proposition. We added a contrarian stack, but didn’t go with a normal one that could fit into the “getting double points” strategy. Stacks are often a make-or-break part of DFS strategy, but this week, we just couldn’t afford to pay up for an Eagles QB-WR stack and didn’t like the potential RB-DEF stacks either. So, we’ll see if this strategy works any better than last week’s lineup in which we went stack-heavy and only picked players from four games.

Week 7 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | Kicker

Here’s a look at our Week 7 Yahoo lineup for cash game formats.

Week 7 Yahoo Fantasy Football: NFL DFS picks for cash games

QB Carson Wentz, Eagles vs. Panthers ($30). I usually like to target a high-floor, high-ceiling QB in cash game formats, and that’s what Wentz represents this week. Wentz finally looked comfortable against the Giants last week and posted his first three TD outing of the season. The Panthers have allowed at least two passing TDs in every game since Week 2, so that should give Wentz a chance to throw on them. And given that the Eagles don’t have much of a running game at the moment, Wentz could be asked to carry them to victory, so we like the possibility of him outplaying his ninth-ranked QB salary for Week 7.

RB Nick Chubb, Browns @ Buccaneers ($12). Originally I had Carlos Hyde as the pick here but in the wake of his trade to the Jaguars, we had to re-think the RB position. Nick Chubb is an excellent value as the new No. 1 back in Cleveland. He should see the type of volume that Hyde had been seeing before the trade, and that will give him a chance to produce. The Buccaneers haven’t been great against the run, and saving money on Chubb will allow us a chance to spend up at the other RB position.

​WEEK 7 DFS CASH LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings

RB Joe Mixon, Bengals @ Chiefs ($33). This may be a risky pick because of the potential game-flow, but Mixon should do a lot of damage early on. The Chiefs have given up the second-most FPPG to running backs this year and Mixon is the true bell-cow in Cincinnati. He should see a lot of work and should make fantasy owners happy. We like him to put up some big numbers, as the Chiefs have allowed at least 18 fantasy points to the position in each of the past four weeks.

WR Adam Thielen, Vikings @ Jets ($36). By saving money at RB, we’re able to get arguably the safest play in all of fantasy football, WR Adam Thielen. In the first six games of the season, Thielen has posted at least 102 yards every week. He also has four TDs and a league-leading 58 receptions. Against the banged-up Jets secondary that may or may not have top cover corner Trumaine Johnson, Thielen is a great option and should continue to put up extremely solid numbers.

WR Tyler Boyd, Bengals @ Chiefs ($22). For yet another week, Boyd remains under-priced. He caught two TDs last week and had at least seven targets for the fifth consecutive week. The Chiefs struggle in coverage and have given up 32 FanDuel points per game to opposing receivers. Boyd should feast as the No. 2 target for Andy Dalton and is a great low-cost, high-volume option for Week 7.

WEEK 7 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKings

WR Albert Wilson, Dolphins vs. Lions ($15). Usually jumping on a guy after a multi-TD game isn’t a great move, but Wilson is on his way to becoming a weapon in the Dolphins offense. He has seen at least six targets in three consecutive games, and his game-breaking ability makes him an excellent buy-low option at just $15. To spend up and get Wentz and Thielen, we had to spend down a bit, and Wilson fits the budget perfectly.

TE Eric Ebron, Colts vs. Bills ($23). The tight end position is thin, Ebron has a TD in all but one game this season, and he’s been targeted 43 times in the past four games combined. That’s more than enough for us to trust him as a top option at the position, and he’s just the fourth-highest priced TE on the slate.

MORE WEEK 7 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builder

FLEX Taylor Gabriel, Bears vs. Patriots ($15). Gabriel has posted consecutive 100-plus yard outings and has seen at least five targets in every game this season. Mitch Trubisky loves throwing to him, and the game script could be a favorable one for Gabriel against the Patriots. And considering that the Patriots just had trouble containing a smaller, speedy receiver in Tyreek Hill, Gabriel will stand a chance of breaking another big play and may be able to score this week.

DEF Minnesota Vikings @ Jets ($14). For the second-straight week, we’ll target the Vikings as our fantasy defense for the cash game format. The Vikings are a low-cost options at just $14 and get to play a rookie QB in Sam Darnold. Granted, the Jets have had some solid scoring performances this year, but the Vikings still have the defensive personnel needed to get some sacks and force turnovers. That makes them a solid pick, especially at this price-tag.

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