NFL Week 7 Lineups for DraftKings Millionaire
Week 7 is already here. This could be an interesting week for fantasy purposes, considering there are six teams on bye this week.
We’re left with a smaller slate than normal to pick from, especially when putting together our lineup for the DraftKings $3.25 Million Fantasy Football Millionaire contest.
However, just because it’s a smaller slate doesn’t mean that we are throwing in the towel. In fact, we’re really happy with the lineup that we put together, combining some budget players with a few elite options. Let’s get into it!
Quarterback: Sam Howell ($5,500)
Sam Howell and the Washington Commanders face off against their divisional rival New York Giants this week. Howell has played well as of late, averaging 18.4 points per game on the year.
He has two games with more than 21 points on the season, which includes a 29.42-point performance against the Chicago Bears. The Giants allow 18.2 points per game against opposing quarterbacks this season, one of many reasons we’re sticking Howell in our QB spot.
He’s looking to continue to make his mark as the Commanders’ starter, and a potential big game against the Giants could go a long way for him. Look for Howell to not only put up large numbers this week but also to be a great budget QB on your DFS roster as well.
Running Backs: Javonte Williams ($5,400) & Kenneth Walker III ($7,000)
We got pretty excited to see that the Denver Broncos are facing the Green Bay Packers this week, if only for Javonte Williams’ sake. The Packers have one of the worst run defenses in football this season, allowing over 25 points per game to opposing running backs.
They can’t seem to figure it out, which is great news for Williams and the Broncos. Their passing attack might be lackluster, but Williams can pull them out of the mire with his elite rushing abilities and his pass-catching prowess.
We were shocked to see such a low salary this week, and are excited to plug and play him into all of our DFS lineups this week. Play Williams with confidence against a lowly Packers run defense.
Kenneth Walker is one of the most expensive running backs on the slate for good reason this week. He has been explosive all season, showing the Seattle Seahawks that he deserves to be their RB1.
Rookie Zach Charbonnet hasn’t been given much opportunity this year, a trend that we expect to continue against the Arizona Cardinals this week.
They’ve allowed over 26 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, the perfect storm for Walker to have another big game. Look for the Seahawks to dominate early led by a masterclass from Walker.
Wide Receivers: Wan’Dale Robinson ($3,800), Jaxon Smith-Njigba ($3,900), & Keenan Allen ($8,600)
We took a measured approach at receiver this week, fitting in two budget options to make room for Keenan Allen. However, while our receivers might have low salaries, we’re expecting big things from them, hoping they can come through for us.
Wan’Dale Robinson has been waiting to break out in the Giants offense. Last week, he was able to put up over 14 points for the first time this season, which came on the back of eight targets.
He turned those targets into eight receptions for 62 yards, a sign that Daniel Jones can trust him moving forward. While we’re not high on the Giants’ offense in general, Robinson can still do well enough to make it into your DFS lineup.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s salary is a bit of a head-scratcher for us this week. He is coming off his best game of the year, scoring 8.8 points against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Similar to Robinson, it seems that Smith-Njigba’s role is only increasing within the Seahawks offense, and we’re hoping this is his breakout week.
It might seem off-putting to have both Walker and Smith-Njigba in the same lineup, but with a lackluster Cardinals defense as their opponent, we’re confident that both players can have big games.
Keenan Allen is one of the most reliable fantasy players this season. His connection with Justin Herbert is undeniable, and he has two games this year with 34+ points.
We are expecting the Los Angeles Chargers to be behind in their matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs this week, which could lead to increased passing attempts from Herbert.
If he’s expected to have a greater passing load, a good chunk of those attempts will go to Allen. His price tag is hefty this week, but we believe it is worth it.
Tight End: Kyle Pitts ($4,000)
Is it finally Kyle Pitts’ time in Atlanta? No one is sure, given his roller coaster tendencies every week.
However, with back-to-back weeks of 14+ points, we’re willing to put him in our lineup this week, especially since his cost is so low.
Outside of the top three options at the position, Pitts seems to be the safest tight end on the slate. We’re hoping he can deliver at least 12 points in the tight end slot this week to make it worth our while.
Flex: Amon Ra St. Brown ($8,000)
Similar to Keenan Allen, playing Amon Ra St. Brown this week just makes sense.
The Ravens allow 44 points per game to opposing receivers this season, and St. Brown has been a menace all year.
Don’t overthink putting him in this lineup, especially since the Detroit Lions’ passing attack has been nothing short of spectacular.
Defense: Las Vegas Raiders ($3,800)
We don’t typically like to spend a lot on our defenses in these DFS lineups.
However, it seems like a foregone conclusion that the Chicago Bears stink, and utilizing their opposing defense makes a lot of sense.
The Bears could be without Justin Fields this week, leaving the Bears depleted at the QB position. Even if he does play, we still recommend the Raiders’ defense this week, as we’re expecting a massive performance from an opportunistic unit.
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