FanDuel Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 7
We've finally hit a week with four teams on bye, leaving us with a slightly smaller 10-game offering on Sunday's main slate, but we still have have plenty of potential offense, with four games reaching at least a 49.5 over/under. The Los Angeles Rams check in with by far the highest implied total (31.25) as 10-point road favorites over the San Francisco 49ers. Even with Todd Gurley up to a massive $10,200 salary, it looks like we'll once again be trying to fit him into our lineups. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns are the latest offense to take their turn against the turnstile Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, and should offer plenty of value this week.
We'll dig into that and more in our weekly FanDuel primer, where we give you an overview of the Sunday main slate to help you get started on your research. As always, we recommend checking out all of numberFire's premium tools at your disposal. In particular, the heat map is a great way to get a general overview of the slate's implied totals, and every team's strengths and weaknesses. You also have access to numberFire's weekly projections, which can assist you in nailing down who might be the slate's top scorers and best values.
Be sure to also pay attention to inactives prior to Sunday's games, which can often completely change the makeup of a given slate. After all, injuries can have a huge impact on playing time, where an otherwise low-priced backup can suddenly find his way into a feature role and become an excellent play.
Now, let's run through some of this week's top plays on the FanDuel main slate.
Jared Goff ($8,300 on FanDuel): Gurley has been hogging the touchdowns on this high-flying Rams offense, which at times has left Jared Goff with some underwhelming stat lines despite the Rams ranking third in the NFL with 32.7 points per game. That said, we witnessed Goff's immense upside in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, when he threw for 465 touchdowns and 5 scores (39.3 FanDuel points). This sets up as one of those potential ceiling games, as the Rams are the only team with an implied total above 30 on the slate, and the 49ers have allowed the eighth-most passing yards per game (279.0) and fifth-most passing touchdown (14). For a more contrarian option, Cam Newton ($8,200) is also worth a look against the Philadelphia Eagles. Normally when paying up at quarterback, seeing a 20.0 implied total as a road underdog would be an automatic pass, but Newton's rushing upside makes him a rare exception (41.6 yards per game with 3 rushing touchdowns), and he hasn't dipped below 18 FanDuel points yet this year.
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