Week 7 NFL DFS FanDuel Stacks & Lineup Plays

Written By Nate Weitzer on October 19, 2017

FanDuel.com NFL DFS Week 7 Stack Picks & Plays

Week 7 of NFL DFS is upon us, and everyone is looking to cash in on the big daily fantasy football money at FanDuel. Every week, we’ll bring you our top DFS NFL picks for each position and recommend them as Cash Game and/or GPP plays. And to keep up with all things PlayPicks, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Cash Game options generally come with less risk and a more stable floor, while the best GPP plays can bring tons of risk but also upside. Taking a chance on players with high ceilings and low floors is a good way to separate from a large tournament field.

As with any daily fantasy sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, gameflow, and more. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for a new way to play DFS NFL, be sure and give DRAFT a try.

Best Week 7 DFS NFL Stacks on FanDuel

Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski/Brandin Cooks vs. ATL ($9.2k, $8.5k, and $7.9k FanDuel) – GPP
Because they’re collectively so expensive, the Patriots’ top three offensive players will probably be lightly owned and make for better tournament plays this week. They do have a solid floor in a Sunday night matchup with a 55-point over/under and could see favorable matchups all over if the Patriots use Chris Hogan to occupy shutdown CB Desmond Trufant on the outside. Trufant rarely covers in the slot, where Brandin Cooks has run nine percent of his routes this year. He could break a big play moving across the formation. Rob Gronkowski is seeing a 28.6 percent target share in the end zone and obviously has tremendous upside on FanDuel.

Cam Newton/Kelvin Benjamin/Christian McCaffrey @ CHI ($8.1k, $6.8k, and $6.8k FanDuel) – Cash/GPP
Christian McCaffrey is piling up so many receptions that he’s a great candidate for lineups in any format, as is Cam Newton due to his rushing ability, as highlighted in our main FanDuel plays article this week. Kelvin Benjamin, like fellow big-bodied WR Devin Funchess, is a bit more risky given his issues with drops and generally inconsistency. But the way Newton is peppering his 6’5 receivers with targets, they have a solid floor as well. McCaffrey saw a team-high 14 targets in a matchup against Philadelphia’s stout interior defense last week, and the Bears have been solid against the interior run as well, which should limit Jonathan Stewart’s workload.

C.J. Beathard/George Kittle vs. DAL ($6.3k, $4.8k FanDuel) – GPP
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the quarterback change in San Francisco will be George Kittle, since he happened to play with C.J. Beathard at Iowa. He drew six targets from Beathard over three quarters last Sunday and should find plenty of open spots against a Cowboys unit that plays a lot of Cover 2 zone and is ranked 27th in DVOA pass defense against opposing TEs. There are hardly any appealing value options at QB this week, so using Beathard could help you separate in tournaments and allow you to pay up for the two most appealing RBs (Le’Veon Bell/Leonard Fournette), along with some top WRs as well.

Le’Veon Bell/Steelers Defense vs. CIN ($9.7k and $4.5k FanDuel) – Cash/GPP
The best all-around back in the NFL has knocked off the rust and is shredding defenses once again. His latest masterpiece was a 179-yard dissection of a great Chiefs team on the road. Now Le’Veon Bell will handle his usual 30 touches at home against a Bengals team more vulnerable on the ground than through the air. We should have a low-scoring affair in this AFC North clash, which would benefit a grinding RB and the D/ST unit as well. Pittsburgh may have the best defense in the NFL right now with top CB Joe Haden shoring up that secondary and their linebackers shutting down the run, while the Bengals offense is far from elite.

Derrick Henry/Titans Defense @ CLE ($5.6k and $4.8k FanDuel) – GPP
DeMarco Murray (hamstring, toe) is clearly hobbled, and this week is a prime opportunity to get the veteran some much-needed rest ahead of the Titans’ bye. The Browns’ weak defense is better against the run than the pass but still vulnerable on all fronts. A massive RB in Derrick Henry could serve as the hammer if Tennessee manages to get up big early, as most teams have against Cleveland. The Browns’ offense is completely ineffective regardless of who is quarterbacking, and the Titans D/ST continues to improve.

Nick Novak/Chargers Defense vs. DEN ($4.5k and $4.1k FanDuel) – GPP
If you pay up for huge names at the skill positions, this stack could be a great way to get some upside in your lineup at virtually the minimum cost. The Chargers’ defense continues to limit opposing passing attacks and will have a much easier task this week with Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) ruled out and Demaryius Thomas (ankle) hobbled along with Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder). If they can stop the run at home, the Chargers should be able to control the tempo and possibly force turnovers, setting up Nick Novak to build off hitting a game-winning FG last Sunday.

Check out our Week 7 FanDuel picks article for all our GPP and Cash Game options.

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Nate Weitzer is a successful DFS player at DraftKings and FanDuel with numerous tournament wins in NBA and NFL contests. He's been writing about DFS for several years, specializing in NBA picks and advice while continuing to build his bankroll across the daily fantasy industry. When he's not playing DFS, Weitzer is often covering high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe, or playing basketball himself. Follow Nate on Twitter @Nweitzer7.

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