Draftster Plays Week 7: Hunting for Justin Hunter October 16, 2014  |  adam cook


How bout them Cowboys! I said, how bout them Cowboys! My girlfriend and her family are huge Washington Redskins fans and they can’t stand the fact of Dallas actually being a contender this year (knock on wood). The Seahawks had a few scores where they didn’t have to move the ball making the game closer than it should have been. I’m not complaining though. Marshawn Lynch let me down last week so let’s get to why you should play Justin Hunter, Michael Floyd, and Andre Williams this week. If you like playing daily fantasy football, go check out www.draftster.com!




Top Play

Philip Rivers- San Diego Chargers- $7700

Philip Rivers was my top play in this spot last week, so why not ride with him again with only a slight price spike. Rivers is 3rd in FPPG at the QB position (23.27), yet he is the 8th highest priced signal caller. He is a must play in my opinion until his price reaches the elite levels. The Kansas City Chiefs are decent versus the pass only allowing 214.4 PYPG, but they are allowing a 4.5:1 touchdown to interception ratio. Rivers is smoking hot and you must ride the hot streak. Play the front runner for NFL MVP and enjoy the solid production.


Top Value Play

Carson Palmer– Arizona Cardinals- $6500

Carson was a ridiculous value last week at $3300 and his price has obviously jumped much higher after his strong performance last week. In both of his starts in 2014, he has posted at least 20 fantasy points. He is likely to start this week so make sure you check his status on Sunday morning. Even though Palmer’s was throwing around 80% velocity last week, his arm looked live to me. The Raiders are a plus matchup as they have given up 9 TD’s to only 2 INT’s. The Raiders only have 5 sacks total as a team, so Palmer should thrive as a statue in the pocket this week. Play him with confidence.


Running Backs


Top Play

DeMarco Murray– Dallas Cowboys- $9000

You have to play him even though he is at the maximum salary. Murray is just too stud right now with a dominant offensive line making him a lock for 100 total yards and 1 touchdown. The Giants let LeSean McCoy get loose last week and they were the first team to allow that this year. The Giants are middle of the pack allowing 116.3 RYPG, but they have allowed the 2nd highest amount of rushing scores in the league (7). Find a way to fit in Murray and enjoy the guaranteed 20 points.


Top Value Play

Andre Williams- New York Giants- $4800

The Cowboys control the clock with their ball control offense, but I expect the Giants to try and do the same thing. Rashad Jennings has already been ruled out meaning Williams is in line for another start. Despite only rushing for a hair over 60 yards last week, he ran hard as the whole Giants offensive line was struggling against the Eagles. The Cowboys look good in yardage per game allowed on the ground, but factor in that they allow over 5 yards per carry.


Wide Receivers


Top Play

Michael Floyd- Arizona Cardinals- $6400

Floyd’s year to date statistics are limited by the inefficient quarterback play by Logan Thomas and Drew Stanton. Carson Palmer has returned to the starting lineup and Floyd has had two great games with Palmer under the helm. I love the Palmer/Floyd stack this week as Floyd has been the most targeted Arizona wide receiver. He had over 100 yards in week 1 and had 47 yards with a touchdown last week. He will start living up to his offseason hype.


Top Value Play

Justin Hunter- Tennessee Titans- $3500

Hunter has been seeing the most snaps out of all the wide receivers in Tennessee and has looked good the last two weeks. Charlie Whitehurst hurts the Titans ability to move the ball on occasion, but they get a very vulnerable defense in Washington (Locker is questionable). I’m looking for Hunter to find the end zone this week and is an absolute steal at his current salary. His production of 18 and 10 fantasy points over the past two weeks has his arrow pointing straight up.


Tight Ends


Top Play

Jordan Reed– Washington Redskins- $5800

Kirk Cousins loves his tight ends as he made Niles Paul into an every week start while Reed was down. Reed returned last week to post 8 receptions for 92 yards on a team high 11 targets. The crazy statistic is that they only played him on 53.8% of their snaps. His workload is expected to increase each week making the sky the limit. Julius Thomas has a tough matchup against San Francisco and Rob Gronkowski plays on Thursday night. I love Reed as my top tight end play in Week 7.


Top Value Play

Larry Donnell– New York Giants- $4200

Donnell has had a couple weeks to forget as he was constantly double teamed two weeks ago and the whole Giants offense busted last week getting shut out. Donnell is a red zone monster and it is no secret that Dallas struggles versus the tight end. He may even see some more slot time with the injury to Victor Cruz. Enjoy the deflated price before he breaks out again and raises it come next week.


Team Defenses


Top Plays

Buffalo Bills- $4000

The Bills are one of the more underrated defensive units in the league and they get a juicy matchup versus the Minnesota Vikings at home. The Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil has been awful in pass protection and they have no wide outs that scare anyone right now. The plodding Matt Asiata is expected to get more touches this week and that is a good sign for Buffalo as well. Look for them to turn up the heat on Teddy Bridgewater.


Detroit Lions- $3800

Did anyone ever see the day where the Lions would ever have the No. 1 rated defense in the NFL? Well, that day is here now folks. They are 2nd in FPPG (11.0), yet they are the 6th highest priced defense in Week 7. The Saints matchup looks scary on paper, but I’m telling you to don’t be afraid. The Saints are minus Jimmy Graham and it is no secret that they are much worse on the road. The Lions front 7 has been dominant and I look for that to continue this Sunday.





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