Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

FanDuel, DraftKings MNF DFS Lineup Picks: Daily Fantasy Football for Week 7


Monday Night Football is here, and the New England Patriots (6-0) are heading to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets (1-4) who got their first win last week. Who should you be putting in your daily lineups to make yourself some money?

This is a game that could be extremely one-sided early because of the New England defense that has been playing at the top of their game this season. They've picked on lesser teams thus far, and it's unlikely that we see that change on Monday night.

Whether you're playing on FanDuel or DraftKings, the slightest lineup constructions can make all the difference. Choosing one player over another is the difference between winning a little or a lot. So, let's look at how we're going to construct our lineups.

Editor's Note: Get any rest-of-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive DFS Tools, Lineup Optimizer and Premium DFS Research through the Super Bowl. Sign Up Now!

 

DFS Quarterbacks - Week 7 Picks

Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Fanduel $15,500/ DraftKings $17,400

If you're starting a quarterback, it's likely going to be Brady. Brady hasn't been lighting the world on fire this year, but it doesn't matter. This Jets Defense has been giving up points relatively easily. They've allowed at least 22 points in all but one game thus far. You may not want to use Brady as your Captain or MVP, depending on what site you're using, because of how high his cost is compared to the production he's given thus far, but he's your best quarterback option.

Sam Darnold, New York Jets, Fanduel $14,500/ DraftKings $13,500

If you want to pay down at quarterback, Darnold is your option this week especially on DK where he's $2,900 cheaper. You'll have to worry about turnovers, which could come in bunches against a Patriots Defense that leads the NFL with 14 interceptions through six weeks. In 15 career games, Darnold has thrown 16 interceptions. If you're playing a quarterback, you're likely going with Brady unless you're on a budget.

 

DFS Running Backs - Week 7 Picks

Le'Veon Bell, NYJ, - FD $13,000/ DK $13,800

Few running backs have had the workload that Le'Veon Bell of the New York Jets has had thus far. He's had at least 14 carries in each game, and, outside of last week, he had come down with at least four receptions in each week. Bell has a brutal matchup this week against this Patriots front, but the Jets are going to feature him often to keep the ball out of Brady's hands. Seeing Bell go over 25 touches would not be a surprise at all.

Sony Michel, NE, - FD $13,500/ DK $11,700

Patriots running back Sony Michel has underwhelmed compared to how he finished last year in the playoffs. He's also not in an amazing spot on Monday night. The Jets are only allowing 3.5 yards per carry, and they've mostly been taken advantage of through the air. Michel is always a threat down in the red zone, but with the stable of running backs the Patriots have, it's nearly impossible to predict who will be getting the touchdown when they get there.

James White, NE, - FD $10,000/ DK $11, 100

Of the running backs in the Monday night slate, White is the one that we can feel the most confident about, and he's the cheapest option which makes it easier to fit him into lineups. The majority of his value comes from his pass-catching, as he has 31 receptions compared to just 16 carries on the season. Jets linebacker C.J. Mosely is questionable heading into the game which would further elevate White as a pass-catcher out of the backfield.

 

DFS Wide Receivers - Week 7 Picks

Julian Edelman, NE - FD $14,000/ DK $16,800

Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is in a great spot this week in terms of his matchup. The Jets are allowing 262.5 yards per game through the air. He's also going to be without fellow wide receiver Josh Gordon (knee), and Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) is questionable. Edelman (chest) has been dealing with an injury of his own that could slow him down throughout the game. If it doesn't, then he'll provide a great amount of production all night.

Robby Anderson, NYJ - FD $11,500/ DK $10,200

Anderson played well last week with the return of Darnold. However, this week's matchup is more difficult. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore has been one of the best in the NFL this year, and he'll be shadowing Anderson all game. If Anderson can get one deep ball for a touchdown, that will give him a great night, but he shouldn't be relied on for that to happen.

Jamison Crowder, NYJ - FD $11,000/ DK $10,500

Crowder saw his stock shoot back up last week when Darnold returned, but that will take a hit on Monday night. Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones has been among the best slot corners in the NFL this season. Crowder relies on volume to get his scoring done, so, if Darnold force-feeds him the ball all night, he can have a solid night. However, if Darnold only gets him a handful of targets, he's not going to do much for you.

 

DFS Tight Ends - Week 7 Picks

Benjamin Watson, NE - DK $6,600 and Ryan Griffin, NYJ - FD $5,000/ DK $2,100

I'm just going to lump these two together. Don't play either one of these guys. Tight end Benjamin Watson isn't even in the FanDuel rosterable players. Ryan Griffin of the Jets is just a fill-in player. If you have no money left, then you can put him in and hope for a touchdown, but just avoid the tight ends.

 

DFS Defenses - Week 7 Picks

Patriots Defense - DK $10,800

The Patriots defense has been ELITE this season. They've allowed just one offensive touchdown through six games. If you put them at each fantasy position, they would be seventh among quarterbacks, fifth among running backs, third at wide receiver and first among tight ends. They even have more points than Brady does. Find a way to get this defense into your lineups simply because they are making plays and scoring a lot every single week.

More Weekly DFS Analysis




More Recent Articles

 

Tight End VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The 2019 fantasy football season is over. That is not something we like to say considering the empty path we have ahead of us until we reach draft season again in eight months. The good thing about it, though, is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few weeks... Read More


Biggest Surprises of 2019: Running Back

The 2019 NFL season was an interesting year for the running back position. Christian McCaffrey was the overall RB1, but some of the other top players fell below expectations. That led to some interesting final results when the final season standings came around. And while some of those -- Dalvin Cook as the RB3, Leonard... Read More


Quarterback VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The 2019 fantasy football season is over. That is not something we like to say considering the empty path we have ahead of us until we reach draft season again in eight months. The good thing about it, though, is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few weeks... Read More


2019 RotoBaller NFL Challenge - And The @Fleaflicker Winner Is...

What a season, RotoBallers. Fantasy football is always a fun, interesting, and long season - filled with injuries, breakout players, and different strategies. It takes stamina and endurance to win the marathon, and we're here today to recognize those who pulled it off. With 343 teams - across two divisions - competing to be crowned champ... Read More


Introducing the 2020 Rookie Tight End Class

Out of all the skill positions, tight end is the one where rookies have the most issue making an immediate impact. But there's still always some value at every position in every NFL Draft, and the 2020 one is no exception, even if people are very down on this year's crop of tight ends. Let's... Read More


Can a New Coach Fix Baker Mayfield in 2020?

Another season has passed and another disappointment by Browns fans has been realized. Baker Mayfield got the head coach he wanted in Freddie Kitchens in 2019. In 2020, hopefully he's got the one he needs in Kevin Stefanski. Last season, under Kitchens, Mayfield had a coach he could control and manipulate. He did just that... Read More


Wide Receiver VOS (Values Over Starter): 2019 Season In Context

The one (and only) good thing about fantasy football season ending is that we have plenty of time to analyze what happened during the past few months and put performances into context to prepare for next season. As football is an ever-evolving game, though, it makes sense to assess how good players were in fantasy... Read More


The King's Keeper Corner: NFL Postseason Impacts on Player Outlooks

With a break in the postseason NFL action, it is time to reflect on what we have seen in the playoffs so far and how certain performances will affect fantasy football outlooks in keeper and dynasty formats. How players respond and what they deliver at the most intense and critical times of the season can... Read More


Introducing Value Over Starter Football Metrics

When it comes to fantasy sports, we're always looking for the highest possible Return On Investment or ROI. This concept is easy to understand: in both Daily Fantasy and re-draft/fantasy leagues, ROI would come down to how many points a player returns relative to his salary, or the price you paid (given his ADP on... Read More


Biggest Breakouts of 2019: Quarterback

2019 was a very interesting season of fantasy football, to say the least. It's safe to say no one was banking on the season that we saw from Lamar Jackson but he wasn't the only one to stand out. At the quarterback position, we saw some really exciting players start to shine and some older... Read More


Goodbye Runners, Hello Pass-Catching RBs: 2019 Season Trends

As the 2019 summer kept going we all had two things in our minds with regard to September's fantasy drafts and both of them were related to running backs: Where in the world are Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon and when will they be back? It made sense back then (and it still does now,... Read More


Where Does 2019 Rank Historically Among ADP Movers?

I have worked on a season-review series of articles in which I have analyzed the biggest winners and losers in terms of ADP entering draft season compared to the end of the year final results. It was plenty of fun looking back at the gambles most of us took which ultimately paid off, but also... Read More


Biggest Busts of 2019: Tight End

2019 was not the record-breaking season for tight ends 2018 was. San Francisco’s George Kittle (most receiving yards for a TE in a season) and Philadelphia’s Zach Ertz (most receptions for a TE in a season) did not break the records they set last season, although both were fine for fantasy players. Kansas City’s Travis... Read More


Rushing Quarterbacks Are Becoming Necessary

The 2019 fantasy season is over. We are all thinking about what to do come 2020 draft day. So let me ask you something. What if I offer you the chance of drafting a quarterback who is a lock to finish the season with 270 fantasy points? Would you take him and make him your... Read More


Biggest Breakouts Of 2019: Wide Receivers

As we enter the initial phase of offseason activities you have recently completed a painstaking process of creating and managing rosters, with the goal of winning fantasy championships in 2019. Now, many of you have already shifted your focus toward planning your drafts in Best Ball and redraft leagues, while others are contemplating how you... Read More