NFL DFS Picks Week 7: Top DraftKings Targets and Value Plays

Fantasy football expert Nate Hamilton takes a look at the top players to target and the top values plays for the DraftKings Week 7 DFS slate.
Nate Hamilton
Fri, October 22, 12:56 PM EDT

NFL DFS Picks Week 7: Top DraftKings Targets and Value Plays

When building a winning DraftKings DFS lineup, it is essential for you to find underpriced players to pair with some top options.

Each week, I will help you find those underpriced players at each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, DST) for you to insert into your DFS lineups. This will allow you to fill your remaining lineup with high-priced players.

Use the players I list below to achieve your winning lineup this week!

Week 7 DraftKings Value Plays

Quarterback

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons ($5,700) @ Miami Dolphins

Matt Ryan should be everyone’s quarterback this week. He’s such a cheap option considering he’s now thrown 2 or more touchdowns in each of his last 4 games. Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are coming off their bye week refreshed against a favorable opponent.

The Miami Dolphins have given up the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. They have allowed a quarterback to throw over 300 passing yards in 3 of their last 4 games and have given up 13 touchdown passes this season.

Alternate Week 7 QB Value:

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins ($5,500) vs Atlanta Falcons

Running Back

Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons ($5,200) @ Miami Dolphins

Let’s stack Mike Davis with Matt Ryan this week. As bad as the Dolphins have been against the pass, they have been worse against running backs. They have allowed the 5th most fantasy points to the position this year. The Dolphins’ defense has given up three 100-rush yard performances on the season and has allowed a couple of receiving touchdowns to running backs as well.

Davis has been on Matt Ryan’s radar in the passing game. Davis is a top-9 running back in targets and he’s played 1 fewer game than everyone ranked ahead of him. I anticipate he will get his fair share of opportunities on the ground and through the air in this game.

Alternate Week 7 RB Value:

  • J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team ($5,000) @ Green Bay Packers

Wide Receiver

Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs ($4,300) @ Tennessee Titans

Mecole Hardman is finally getting more involved in the Chiefs offense. With both Tyreek Hill (quad) and Travis Kelce (neck) dealing with ailments, Hardman will continue to be involved this week.

Hardman has 13 receptions in his last 2 games for a total of 138 yards. He had an opportunity to make a move and score last week, but he chose to run out of bounds. Mecole Hardman will have more opportunities to score this week against the Titans defense. They have given up the most fantasy points to wideouts this year.

Alternate Week 7 WR Value:

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions ($4,100) @ Los Angeles Rams

Tight End

Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins ($4,700) vs Atlanta Falcons

Mike Gesicki is finally turning into the tight end a lot of us hoped he would be. He’s the TE4 in his last 4 games played and has been one of Tua’s favorite targets this season. Gesicki has at least 4 receptions in each of his last 4 games, totaling 27! He just had his first 100+ yard game last week.

The Atlanta Falcons are middle of the road against tight ends, but I expect the Dolphins to throw a ton in this game to keep up with the Falcons. The Falcons have given up three touchdowns to tight ends this year.

Alternate Week 7 TE Value:

  • Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team ($3,700) @ Green Bay Packers

Defense/Special Teams

Arizona Cardinals DST ($3,100) vs Houston Texans

I can’t believe the price for the Arizona Cardinals defense this week! They have been an amazing defense for fantasy purposes and have such a favorable opponent. This is stealing, my friends.

The Houston Texans have given up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing defenses. Texans quarterback, Davis Mills has thrown multiple touchdowns in just 1 game this season. He totaled 0 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in Weeks 4 and 6. The Arizona Cardinals should have no trouble holding off the Texans' lackluster offensive attack this week.

Alternate Week 7 DST Value:

  • Atlanta Falcons ($2,700) @ Miami Dolphins
Nate Hamilton
@DomiNateFF
Nate Hamilton has produced high-quality content for some of the top fantasy football sites including FantasyPros, The Fantasy Footballers, The Game Day, and now OddsChecker! He is a co-author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling "The Fantasy Football Black Book" with Joe Pisapia. He lives on Twitter: @DomiNateFF
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