Week 7 optimal Yahoo lineup: Get in on SD-ATL
This is a look at Week 7 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 7 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from DraftKings and FanDuel).
QB: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($39)
I considered using Jameis Winston and Mike Evans as the stack in my lineup, but my preference to include their teammate Jacquizz Rodgers makes them ineligible by default from a potential ceiling standpoint. Instead, I’ll take Ryan in a game that Las Vegas has tabbed with the highest Week 7 projected point total (53.5). Favored at home by six, the Falcons have easily the highest implied team total of the week. In two games in the Georgia Dome this season, Ryan has completed 55 of 76 passes (72.3 completion percentage) for 837 yards and a 6:1 touchdown to interception ratio, while San Diego is in the bottom 10 in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.