Pivot off Palmer with Rivers at DraftKings

Renee Miller discusses some high upside, but still safe plays at every position for your Week 7 NFL DFS lineups

| 1 year ago
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Pivot off Palmer with Rivers at DraftKings


Each week I’ll comb through the options at each position to bring you my picks for the players with the best combination of safety and upside over a wide price range. These are guys you’ll use in cash games for the most part, but there’s nothing wrong with slotting a couple into your tournament lineups as well for stability.

Situations that I love but that I’m not going to write up because they’re almost too obvious: Todd Gurley $5000, Devonta Freeman $7900, and the Arizona Cardinals pass game (Carson Palmer $6700, Larry Fitzgerald $7400, John Brown $5500, and Michael Floyd $3600). Use any of these guys with confidence.

 

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Quarterback 

Philip Rivers $6500: Rivers is leading the league in passing yards by a fairly wide margin. The run game with Melvin Gordon has been ineffective thus far, and despite a depleted receiving corps, Rivers has been getting it done through the air. He has over 300 yards (for the bonus) in four of his six games this season, including the last three weeks. Monitor the status of Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates, but I expect both to play Sunday. At home vs. Oakland, who is rated a bottom 5 pass coverage unit by PFF, expect Rivers to keep it going. He’s usable in all formats at this price.

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Renee Miller is a neuroscientist and fantasy sports enthusiast. She's played NBA and NFL DFS since 2011/12 and added MLB to her addiction this summer. Recently, Renee combined her knowledge of the brain with her love of football in an eBook, "Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports: Is your brain sabotaging your team?". You can find the book on her website www.unbiasedfantasysports.com. She'll be writing this weekly NFL DFS strategy column.

  • http://drunkensportsmen.com/ WiliamWallis

    My recollection of Mettenberger is that he likes to chuck it around, so I guess that could go either way for ATL. No one likes a super cheap Cleveland D against one of the worst offenses in football. I know STL is at home off a bye week and everyone loves Gurley, but…Nick Foles.

    Also, curious that no one is concerned about Edelman’s finger after he was pretty much shutdown in the 2nd half of last game. Amendola feels like a sneaky play with Revis possibly taking away Edelman.

    • Paige Taylor

      Agree on amendola.