Top Value Picks & Targets for NFL Week 7

In this article, I will be breaking down some of my top value plays on FantasyDraft position by position. I will give you one or two names at each position to consider each week. This article is meant to be used in conjunction with our top plays article that comes out earlier in the week. Using both articles will give you a great base to help with your research.

Quarterback

Tyrod Taylor-$10,100-BUF

Taylor has struggled this season as the Bills have probably the worst receiving corps in the NFL but that doesn’t bother me this week. Taylor is in such a good spot that I don’t care what his numbers are this season as the Buccaneers may have the worst pass defense in the NFL. This season the Bucs are allowing 302 passing yards and two passing touchdowns per game. Both of those numbers rank in the bottom three in the NFL. The Buccaneers are also bleeding fantasy points to the position as they have allowed three of the five quarterbacks they have faced this season to produce over 20 fantasy points. One of the quarterbacks who did not reach 20 fantasy points was Mike Glennon who may be the worst quarterback in the NFL. Taylor should have a field day in this one and at only $100 above site minimum for the position, I have a hard time passing over him especially in cash games.

Running Back

LeGarrette Blount-$8,800-PHI

Even if Wendall Smallwood is able to play this week I really like Blount. Blount has taken over the Eagles backfield after the injury to Darren Sproles. In the four games that Sproles has missed, Blount has at least 12 carries and 65 yards rushing. Blount has produced at least seven fantasy points in each of those games. Now, the Redskins are not the best matchup for Blount as the Redskins have a stout run defense but that doesn’t bother me as Blount should still have a solid game.

Wide Receiver

Robert Woods-$7,800-LAR

I love Robert Woods this week as he is my favorite cash game value wide receiver. There are several reasons why I love Woods this week. Let’s start with Woods production as Woods has been playing great. In his past four games, Woods has had at least five catches for over 65 yards three times. Woods has produced double-digit fantasy points in each of those games and has produced at least eight fantasy points in four of his six games this season. Another reason why I love Woods this week is the matchup with the Cardinals. The Cardinals outside of Patrick Peterson who if he plays should be shadowing Patrick Patterson are a weak secondary. This season the Cardinals rank in the bottom six in receiving yards allowed per game, DVOA to opposing teams WRs and in fantasy points allowed to the position.

Josh Doctson-$7,400-WAS

If you are looking for a cheap boom or bust player look no further than Doctson. Doctson does not catch a lot of passes as he only has four catches on the season but when he does catch the ball he makes the most of it as he has two touchdown catches. Now I know what you are thinking. That kind of touchdown rate is unsustainable and while you are correct there are two reasons why I am not bothered by that fact with Doctson this week. The first reason is Doctson’s skill set. Doctson is a big receiver who was drafted to be the Redskins red zone threat. The second reason why I am not worried about the touchdown rate is the matchup with the Eagles. The Eagles are a porous secondary and this season they have allowed the second most fantasy points per game to the position.

Tight End

Nick O’Leary-$6,000-BUF

Normally I would avoid a player like O’Leary as he is questionable to play and in a bad matchup against a Buccaneers team that has been stout against tight ends but I keep being drawn to O’Leary. The reason why I am being drawn to O’Leary is all due to his role in this Bills offense. O’Leary took over when Charles Clay went down with an injury and that is a great spot to be in. The Bills target their tight ends more than most teams in the NFL and in the first game that Clay missed O’Leary saw six targets. O’Leary not only saw an increase in targets but he also made the most of those targets with five catches for 54 yards on his way to double-digit fantasy points. What has me really excited about that game was that the game came against the Bengals who are also a very good team in limiting fantasy production to tight ends. That game makes me throw out the matchup against the Bucs as O’Leary if he is able to play should still be able to produce in this offense.

Good luck with NFL this week!

Zach Qualtieri

Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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