Welcome to Week 7’s episode of FOX Fantasy Sleepers of the Week! It’s time to dive into the world of fantasy football and find those hidden gems for daily fantasy.
Join the FOX Fantasy Insiders, Lucas & Justin every week as they reveal their sleeper picks for the upcoming NFL matchups. Use their under-the-radar selections to complement your fantasy lineup and aim for those big wins and win some cash!
There will be NO VIDEO segment this week, but have no fear! The Insiders will still be providing their DFS sleeper picks for Week 7. KEEP READING!
Lucas’ Week 7 Sleeper Picks
Rashee Rice: DK Price $4,700 | FD Price: $5,600
Lucas’ first sleeper, is a rookie Kansas City Chief wide receiver. Rashee Rice is an intriguing fantasy football sleeper for Week 7 on platforms. Slowly establishing himself as the WR1 for the Kansas City Chiefs, Rice has stepped up as a reliable option alongside the unmistakable top choice, Travis Kelce. Averaging the most yards per game and providing the highest number of receptions among Chiefs’ receivers, Rice is proving to be a valuable asset for Patrick Mahomes. The upcoming matchup against the Chargers, who have allowed the most points per game to the receiver position through five weeks, adds to his fantasy appeal. Given the numerous BYE weeks in Week 7, Rice stands out as a top choice among sleepers and streamers, presenting significant upside for fantasy managers. Plug him in for a cheap price! He’s going for only $4,700 on Draft Kings and $5,600 on Fan Duel!
Craig Reynolds: DK Price $4,900 | FD Price: $5,600
Lucas’ second sleeper, is Lions running back Craig Reynolds. The Lions have been surprisingly efficient and deep on offense, with even reserve players contributing significant touchdowns from Jared Goff. This offensive success is partly due to a reasonably effective running game that prevents them from becoming one-dimensional. However, injuries have plagued their running backs. With David Montgomery nursing a rib injury and Jahmyr Gibbs sidelined with a hamstring issue, the Lions may turn to Reynolds as their go-to back. Though his ground game production has been limited this season, he did find the end zone against Carolina recently. Even if Gibbs plays this week, Reynolds should be the hammer, punching his way through the redzone. While he may not be the top choice, if you’re facing a challenging situation or finding a replacement for this BYE week, Reynolds could be a viable option to consider for Week 7. He’s going for $4,900 on Draft Kings and $5,600 on Fan Duel, and we all know how scarce running backs are these days.
Justin’s Week 7 Sleeper Picks
Kareem Hunt RB: DK Price: $5,000| FD Price: $6,200
The running back committee is evolving into a closer to a 50/50 split, indicating a significant role for Hunt. With Deshaun Watson sidelined, the backup QB is likely to lean on the backfield for offensive support, increasing Hunt’s fantasy potential. Furthermore, the Colts’ run defense ranks 21st in the league and recently allowed two touchdowns to Travis Etienne, highlighting their vulnerability. This sets the stage for Hunt to capitalize and potentially find the end zone, making him an attractive option for Week 7’s fantasy contests.
Marquise Brown WR: DK Price: $5,300 | FD Price: $6,700
Brown’s consistent high volume of targets is a significant factor in his favor, with 11 targets last week and double-digit targets in four out of six games this season. This consistent volume sets the stage for Brown to potentially deliver a standout performance. Also, the Seahawks’ defense currently ranks dead last (32nd) against the pass, making them a prime target for Brown’s skills. Despite the potential limitations of quarterback Joshua Dobbs, Brown is expected to receive a significant share of looks, offering significant fantasy potential in Week 7.
Let’s take a dive into last week’s sleeper (WEEK 6) picks, and see how they did!
Lucas Week 6 Picks:
Jakobi Meyers WR – 17.1 PTS – Jakobi Meyers hauled in 5 of 7 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 21-17 win over the Patriots.
Baker Mayfield QB – 7.8 PTS – Baker Mayfield completed 19-of-37 passes for 206 yards and an interception in the Buccaneers 20-6 loss against the Lions.
Justin’s Week 6 Picks:
Gardner Minshew II QB – 12.6 PTS -Gardner Minshew II completed 33-of-55 passes for 329 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in the Colts 20-37 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday. He added four yards on the ground on two carries.
Christian Kirk WR – 13.9 PTS – Christian Kirk hauled in 3-of-6 targets for 49 yards and a score in Jacksonville’s 37-20 win over Indianapolis.
It was a close matchup between the Insiders, but Justin barely gets the win! The score on the season is now Lucas 4 – Justin 2!
Who will get the tally in Week 7? Find out next week!
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