* The Song I am ALL IN on this Week: (Same Asshole - Jelly Roll) *
I want to change things up a bit this week in terms of my All In Plays. This week instead of breaking down two players from each position, I want to focus on the WR position and the guys I am ALL IN on for week 7 at the wide out position. I will extend my list of other ALL IN players to get the other positions covered. So let us check out which pass catchers I am going ALL IN on in week seven.
Tim Patrick: The first player I am targeting in both season long and DFS this week is Tim Patrick. Many of you who know anything about fantasy know that the Chiefs are one of the stingiest defenses against pass catchers, allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points per game with 29.6 FP. The Chiefs are allowing on average 9.7 receptions for 132.2 yards and a score per game to opposing wide receivers. So with these types of numbers why would I be looking to plug in Patrick this week? Well let me enlighten you a bit, the Broncos likely will be playing from behind which means Lock is going to have to take to the Mile High sky. Whom is he going to in this matchup; many would assume Jeudy out of the slot. Wrong! In fact, Jeudy gets the tougher draw this week out of the slot taking on the Honey Badger. This means Lock no doubt will be looking to the guy on the outside that is currently leading the team in targets and air yards, that guy you guessed it Tim Patrick. Patrick has a very good matchup on the outside this week, as he will see a lot of Charvarius Ward. Ward has given up a touchdown to wide outs in his coverage each of the past two weeks, which I think extends to three this week after Patrick finds the end zone. I am ALL IN on Patrick and his likely low ownership this week, especially at his $4,600 DK price tag.
Jarvis Landry: Another play I like this week in all formats is the Browns veteran slot receiver Jarvis Landry. Yes, this team does not air the ball out much, and yes, Baker has looked horrible the past few weeks, but this week just feels like a good week to target Landry. For one no will be looking to get him or OBJ into line ups coming off the Browns poor showing in Pittsburgh, however they should be when it comes to Landry. OBJ not only possesses the higher DK cost $6,100 compared to Landry’s $4,600, but OBJ will also garner the tougher matchup on the outside against Will Jackson, who has looked very good in this young season, most recently just shutting down T.Y. Hilton. Therefore, this means Baker likely will be looking to attack the short to intermediate field with Hooper and Landry. Landry has a good matchup out of the slot taking on Mackensie Alexander who is allowing an almost 80% catch rate to opposing wide outs in his coverage. It may not be a big yardage day, but in PPR formats, this could mean a big volume day for Landry. Therefore, with his current DK price tag, his matchup in the slot, game script, and price tag I am ALL IN on Landry in week seven.
*Update William Jackson has now been ruled out, so OBJ catches a break this week*
Tee Higgins: Staying in that same game I am also high on the rookie Higgins, who is growing a nice rapport with fellow rookie Joe Burrow. Many will be looking to get AJ Green back in line-ups this week after he finally showed up to play last week putting up over 15 fantasy points. This is especially tempting as Green is the cheapest option out of the three main Bengal pass catchers, with a current DK price tag of $4,300. Green will likely see a lot of Terrance Mitchell on the outside who is allowing a 51% catch rate to opposing wide outs, but not a lot of yardage. Tyler Boyd, the highest priced on DK ($5,400) of the three, will likely be seeing a lot of Kevin Johnson, who is allowing a nice 78% catch rate, but only 7 yards per reception. So that has me pivoting off those two and onto the rookie Higgins who will see Denzel Ward most of the contest. Over the past three weeks, Higgins leads the wide outs for Cincy in targets (23) and receptions (16), which he matches Boyd with in this department, over that same span. The thing that puts Higgins over the top for me this week is that Ward has given up four touchdowns this season to players in his coverage. This touchdown upside, target share, $5,300 DK price tag, and talent have me going ALL IN on the rookie this week.
Robby Anderson: The Panthers have a tougher matchup this week taking on a Saints defense allowing the seventh fewest fantasy points per game (32.6). However, I am still looking to Anderson this week in all formats. Anderson likely will see a lot of Patrick Robinson in coverage, which bodes well for Anderson. Over the Saints last two games Robinson has given up six catches on ten targets, which sets up well for Anderson who leads the Panthers in targets (51) and receptions (40). Many DFS gamers may be off of Anderson this week due to a “tougher” matchup up and DK price tag of $6,000, but I won’t be one of them as I am ALL IN on Anderson in week seven.
Jamison Crowder: Breshad Perriman returned to the field last week and actually led the team in air yards, which means he is worth a look again, just not this week. Perriman will see a lot of Josh Norman and Tre’Davious White this week on the outside, which is as tough as it gets. That means I am looking to the guy who has been the lone bright spot of this train wreck of a team, Jamison Crowder. Crowder gets another great matchup out of the slot this week when he will be going up against Cameron Lewis. Lewis has struggled this season allowing an 80% catch rate to those in his coverage. You couple that rate with the massive target share Crowder has every week and it just adds up to a fantastic fantasy week. Crowder is currently $5,900 on DK, and a player I will have in line ups this week, which means he is a player I am ALL IN on for week seven.
* Has been ruled out with a groin injury*
CeeDee Lamb: Another team DFS and season long fantasy owners may be looking to fade this week is Dallas, who looked like a steaming pile of hot garbage on Monday Night. This week The Boys get “The Team” who are allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to the position (27.4 FP). I am fading Gallup this week, as he will get the toughest matchup on the outside against Kendall Fuller. Fuller has allowed just three catches on eleven targets so Gallup should disappear this week. The player I’m looking to this week is Lamb, who has a sneaky good matchup. Lamb when on the field plays exclusively out of the slot which means he will see a lot of Jimmy Moreland. Moreland is allowing a 75% catch rate to opposing pass catchers. Dalton leaned on Lamb in the middle of the field on Monday Night, and I think this continues in week seven. Lamb is $6,500 on DK, which is a fair price, and one I will be willing to pay for as I am ALL IN on Lamb this week.
Terry McLaurin: I always like to look for value at positions in terms of DFS, which most should and do. The biggest value that sticks out to me this week is Terry McLaurin and his current $5,800 DK price tag. McLaurin is the Alpha Dog on a poor team so will see volume week after week. This week McLaurin finds himself in a great spot going against Daryl Worley, who was destroyed on that long Christian Kirk touchdown last week. Worley struggles against speedy wide outs so this sets up well for McLaurin and has me high on him this week, making me ALL IN on him in all formats.
DeAndre Hopkins and Stefon Diggs: These two players right here are the two studs I am paying up for this week in DFS. Hopkins currently is the highest priced wide out on DK at $8,200. I am ALL IN this week on Hopkins because he looked very fast last week and draws a great matchup against Quinton Dunbar. Dunbar is allowing a very nice 15 yards per reception to wide outs in his coverage, which sets up very nice for Hopkins chances of a monstrous outing. The other stud receiver I am going ALL IN on this week is Stefon Diggs. Diggs is 4th in the league in targets (58) and I don’t see that volume going anywhere any time soon. This week he gets a great matchup against the Jets, and specifically Pierre Desir. Desir has allowed five touchdowns and a 75% catch rate to those in his coverage. Sign me up for that all day with Diggs and his $7,000 DK salary.
Other Players I am ALL IN ON: