Teaching You How to #Win – #NFL Week 7 Absolutes

Week 7 Absolutes 

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Absolute Must Have

Week 7 is upon us and for the 3rd straight week our DraftKings Absolute Must Have is Tom Brady. Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY SportsHis Projection for this week is 26.06 and really why not, he has put up 26 points in consecutive weeks but he does get the Jets defense this weekend. They have given him fits in the past and now we get to see if that was because of Rex Ryan or the talent on the Jets defense. Right now, he is about the most consistent play you can make at QB so look for another solid performance from Brady.  On FanDuel we have Cam Newton. He comes in with a projection of 23.62 on FanDuel and a plus 5.39 on our projection to spend ratio.  This means he only needs to be worth 18.23 to be of value for his salary this weekend. He goes up against the Eagles defense which has been playing lights out of late. With only Olsen to throw to, look for that combo again this weekend but if it were me, I would stick to Brady or look for a cheaper player at QB and avoid Newton this week.

***Reminder Must Have’s are salaries that are $7,800 and higher


Absolute Notable

Aug 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass against the Baltimore Ravens defense at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

On DraftKings this week our Absolute #Notable is Cam Newton. He comes in with a pretty cheap salary and that has to be due to the defense he is up against this week. I don’t see the Eagles completely shutting them down but I could see them holding the Panthers in the upper teens which bodes for field goals and not touchdowns.  His projection of 23.13 is one of the highest of the week but I suspect he will only get around 18 points and there are cheaper options that will produce much more for you this week. Moving onto FanDuel, we have Josh McCown and his 19.32 projection. What can you say about this guy? Since getting knocked out against the Jets and missing the following week due to concussion protocol, he has been a top 5 QB each week including a week 5 top play, just as we accurately projected. His plus 3.79 value, makes for a strong consideration this week and someone I would consider at this point in the week. Check back on Sunday to get our final analysis.

***Reminder Notables are salaries between $5,200 and $7,800

Absolute Sleeper

fanduelFor FanDuel our Absolute #Sleeper this week is Stephen Gostkowski. He comes in with an amazing projection of 14.89 and really is there another kicker to consider at this point in the season? I don’t think that there is, he has had at least 2 FG’s in every contest and the Patriots are on a mission, look for this to continue. I like the Rams D on FanDuel as my overall Sleeper and if you are looking for a positional player to consider at this price point, I would suggest Ladarius Green. The Raiders are giving up the most to TE in fantasy this season by a long shot and even with Gates on the field, he is still producing. Combine that with the fact that almost no one will take him when they can take Gates so that might bode well for you in the long run.

Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) receives a 20 yard pass against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

For DraftKings we in fact do have Antonio Gates with a projection of 20.47. You already know about his matchup and let’s face it, he is getting it done right now. He is a must play on DraftKings this week! Another player to consider this week is Doug Martin. His salary is only $4,900 this week and he is coming off two weeks where he was the top RB play along with Devonta Freeman prior to his bye week, just sayin’!

***Reminder that Sleepers are salaries under $5,200

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