After a strong Week 6 of the NFL season, DraftKings DFS should be interesting this week. Unfortunately, week 6 saw a massive string of injuries take place, especially with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers going down for a considerable amount of time.
But, as the NFL goes, when one man goes down, time for another to step up. DraftKings DFS has the same philosophy as new faces will be poised to make big plays in game to bring in big money. With that said, here are the picks for Week 7.
DraftKings NFL DFS Week 7 – Quarterbacks
Dak Prescott – $7,300
The Dallas Cowboys are officially Dak Prescott’s team now. Running back Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended for the next 6 games, and the offense will begin to be more of a passing style. Alfred Morris & Darren McFadden will take some of the pressure off Prescott, but neither one of them have the explosion that Zeke has out of the backfield.
Update: Ezekiel Elliott will play this week as his suspension has been stayed. That said, look for the Cowboys to focus a bit more on the passing game to be prepared in case Zeke does have to serve that suspension this season.
The Cowboys were on their bye in week 6, and will be taking on a 49ers squad that allowed Washington to go up & down the field on them last week. Because the 49ers have both a weak rushing & passing defense, the running game could do just enough to allow for play-action and mixing of the playbook, which will help Prescott.
Through five games this season, Prescott has improved his DraftKings points each game, starting in week 1 where he had 17 points & up to week 6 against Green Bay, where he had 30 DK points.
While Dak won’t blow anyone away with stats (averaging 238 yards per game), he can get the ball in the end zone, make plays with his legs, and get the ball to playmakers. The passing yards should go up with a slightly more pass first offense, and look for very few mistakes from this young Cowboys star.
C.J. Beathard – $4,900
This might be a bit of an odd pick to many DraftKings players, but Beathard should be a sneaky good pick on Sunday. Beathard replaced Brian Hoyer at quarterback last week against the Redskins, and threw for 245 yards, a touchdown & an interception.
The 49ers, at 0-6, is already look at next season & who their next QB might be. Most likely the team will try for Kirk Cousins, but they need to know what they have in Beathard. The 49ers offense has looked much better over the last few weeks. The team has scored over 22 points in 3 of their last 4 games, and the team has been in position to win in each of those contests.
Beathard has the benefit of a good running game, led by Carlos Hyde, to help with play fakes & getting one-on-one coverage for guys like Pierre Garcon. The Cowboys defense has allowed over 35 points in three of the last four games. That stat includes two straight games of allowing 35 points against the Packers & the Rams – at home.
Carson Palmer – $6,500
Carson Palmer might have found the fountain of youth with Adrian Peterson coming to town. Against Tampa Bay, Palmer threw for 283 yards, three touchdowns & one interception. Palmer had much more time to move & throw because of the strong running of Peterson. Peterson will be able to take some of the heat off blitzing defenses that will need to stay honest.
At $6,500, Palmer will be a good play in GPP formats. The offense looks to be as strong as ever, and actually looks as good as the elite offenses of the past. The team needed an elite running back to make the passing game click, and the Cardinals & Palmer saw that pay divdends against the Bucs.
The Rams, while they allow the 5th least amount of yards through the air in 208 yards per game, they are 5th worst against the run (133 YPG). Look for the Rams to stack the box to stop Peterson, allowing Palmer to get plenty of one-on-one matchups for Fitzgerald, John Brown & Jarron Brown.