Week seven in daily fantasy football arrives tonight, as the Chiefs and Broncos square off on Thursday Night Football. That technically starts your fantasy week, but most of the focus will undeniably be on Sunday’s main slate.
For a little nudge in the right direction when constructing your daily fantasy football lineups, check out my favorite play at each position over at DraftKings:
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams ($6.2k)
I usually prefer to roster Goff at home, but his fantasy points per game splits are identical in 2019. His tasty matchup with the hapless Atlanta Falcons will have to do.
L.A. needs to get right after dropping three straight games and it stands to reason a win over the Falcons makes good sense. This is a nice matchup for their passing game specifically, as Atlanta has gotten absolutely roasted in recent weeks and rank 31st against quarterbacks on the year.
Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars ($7k)
Fournette has been a usage monster all year, so this doesn’t require much of a sell. Despite that, he feels really cheap for a matchup against a terrible Bengals team that has given up more fantasy points to running backs than anyone all year.
Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers ($3k)
I could go up high for a safer play, but I’ll leave that to you. A major salary saver I want this week is Lazard, who looked like a seasoned pro last week. Not only we he calling for his own plays, but he was being extremely physical. He scored a touchdown and won his individual matchup several times.
Aaron Rodgers likes that and with Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison out for week seven, I’m licking my chops here. Lazard is a low-risk play against an Oakland Raiders defense that ranks just 25th against wide receivers this year.
Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants ($6.5k)
Tight end is again brutal this week. Travis Kelce is take away from us thanks to Thursday Night Football, so we’ll have to consider spending significant funds on Engram. He’s a beast, though, and he gets a dream matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals (32nd vs. TEs). They are the official tight end funnel defense of 2019 and I see no reason to shy away from them here.
San Francisco 49ers Defense ($4.1k)
Most people don’t love to pay up for their defense. If that’s you, maybe drop down to the Detroit Lions, who should play angry at home and are just $2.3k. I won’t leave my defense play to chance here, especially when the nasty Niners defense gets a totally washed Redskins unit. Turnovers, sacks and perhaps a defensive score are all in order as San Fran moves to 6-0.