Jones and Gurley great DFS values in Week 7
Last week’s picks did fairly well. Blake Bortles was fourth among quarterbacks in fantasy points. Colin Kaepernick was seventh. Anquan Boldin caught five of his eight targets for 108 yards. Allen Hurns found the end zone for the fourth time this season. And, Antonio Gates caught nine of his 12 targets for 95 yards.
That’s not bad for a bunch of cheap and very-cheap players. If you rostered a combination of them, you likely finished in good shape. If you played them with the right high-priced superstars, your stars-and-scrubs strategy might have put you near the top of the GPP leader boards.
After sorting through this week’s price sheets, I’ve found some valuable players for your Week 7 rosters. As I do every week, I used my prediction models—which I’ve written about in the past—to find the players with the most value at each position on all three major DFS sites. I also accounted for injuries and matchups when I made my picks.
Most of the well-known fantasy studs and superstars have been excluded. Even though I think many of them have a lot of value this week, I don’t think it’s necessary to explain why. Some of those excluded stars include: Andrew Luck (Yahoo, FanDuel), Philip Rivers (FanDuel), Travis Kelce (DraftKings), Mike Evans (Yahoo), and Larry Fitzgerald (FanDuel).
Now, lets dive into some of my most value picks for Week 7. I’ve included many of the players’ projected floor and ceiling scores (PPR). They give us clear indication of who has good GPP potential (high ceiling), and who should be used primarily in cash games (high floor). The prices listed below each player are the ones I consider to be a good values this week.
Blake Bortles (GPP) vs Bills
Bortles has scored the fifth-most fantasy points (125) among quarterbacks this season. He has passed for 1,630 yards, 13 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 149 yards on 18 attempts. He is a top-10 quarterback by every meaningful measure.
The Bills defense is 14th in points allowed per game (23.2) and passing yards allowed per game (274.7) this season. This is a fair matchup for Bortles. His floor is nine points and his ceiling is 31. He is a nice GPP play this week.
Dave Pratt, DPT, writes two weekly columns focused on fantasy-relevant injuries and DFS values. Follow him on Twitter @PFF_DavePratt