4 NFL FanDuel Value Plays to Target in Week 7
One of the crucial aspects of daily fantasy football is unearthing cheap production.
Our projections can help you do just that by allowing you to sort players by their point-per-dollar value. A lot of times, the top value plays come as a result of injury situations, meaning it's imperative to see inactives on Sunday morning before setting your lineups.
When looking for a salary-saving option, check out one of these main-slate players this week.
Week 7 of the NFL is here! We have a loaded 13-game slate, and there are plenty of options across the board. Let's take a look at some value plays to help you afford the top stars on the main slate.
Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team ($5,700)
Over the past two weeks, Gibson has posted 7.6 and 7.5 FanDuel points -- not something you want to see from a starting running back. He has 16 and 13 total touches in those two games, which is what we want to be focusing on since we don't see that volume of touches for a running back this cheap. Gibson is projected for nearly 20 total touches this week and is the best value among running backs, according to numberFire's projections.
The Washington Football Team find themselves at home with a 23.50 implied team total to take on the Cowboys, which is actually a great matchup. The Cowboys come in allowing 24.0 FanDuel points per game to opposing running backs, which is the ninth-worst in the league. While the recent games haven't been productive for Gibson, the volume of touches are there, and he has a great matchup this week to turn things around.
Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals ($5,700)
With an over/under sitting at 50.0, we should be in for some scoring and plenty of fantasy points along the way. According to oddsFire, 78% of the bets are on the over, along with 85% of the money being on the over. That is a good indication we will see plenty of scoring, but where will the production come from?
Hopefully, we see it come from Bengals' wide receiver Tee Higgins, who has the third-most (39) targets and second-most (5) red zone targets on Cincinnati this season. Higgins comes in with seven targets or more in four straight weeks and has turned that into 11 FanDuel points or more in three of those four weeks. Having a large involvement in the passing offense is always a good point to look for, especially when they have a matchup versus the Browns. Cleveland comes in allowing 37.9 FanDuel points per game to opposing wide receivers, which is the fourth-most in the league.
This is a great spot for Higgins, who is too cheap considering the role he plays in the Bengals' passing offense.
Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers ($5,800)
Finding production at tight end can be tricky outside of the top-tier, but Hunter Henry solves that problem this week.
The Los Angeles Chargers are at home, are 7.5-point favorites over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and hold a 28.25 implied team total. From the jump, we have a few great factors to work with and should be a good starting point for Henry this week. If we take a look at the Chargers' passing game, we will see that Henry plays a very consistent role on a weekly basis and has a bit of upside this week.
Henry comes in with the second-most (37) targets on the Chargers, the second-most red zone (5) targets, and the third-most (81) air yards. He has seven targets or more in four of his five games this season but he only has one touchdown to show for it. It appears that Henry should be in for a bit of positive touchdown regression since he is being heavily targeted within the offense but doesn't have the touchdowns to show for it.
That could be set to change this week since he is up against the Jaguars, who are allowing the seventh-most (13.3) FanDuel points per game to opposing tight ends. This game has the seventh-highest over/under (49) on the slate, so on top of Henry being a great value, he shouldn't be too popular.
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions ($7,300)
A quarterback doesn't always appear in the values piece, but this week we have a great option.
Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford comes in at only $7.3K this week and has a good, no, a great matchup this week versus the Atlanta Falcons. If you haven't heard, the Falcons are giving up a ton of points on defense, specifically fantasy points to quarterbacks. The Falcons are dead last (29.9) in the league when it comes to FanDuel points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Stafford is outside of the top 10 most expensive quarterbacks this week and gets to face a defense who has allowed 18 passing touchdowns through six games this season. This game also has an over/under set at 56.5 and gives the Lions an implied team total of 27.25. Plenty of scoring, plenty of fantasy points, and a fantastic salary for Stafford this weekend.