DraftKings Week 7 picks: Kyler Murray is a must buy

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Are you prepared for DraftKings fantasy contests this coming week around the NFL world? If not, we have you covered. There’s a tremendous amount of intriguing games on the slate.

Can Kyler Murray ear it up from a fantasy perspective against a bad Seahawks defense on Sunday night? If you want a cheaper fantasy option in DraftKings contests, Teddy Bridgewater becomes an option.

It’s in this that we provide you with the ideal picks for DraftKings.

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DraftKings Week 7 picks: Who to start

Formulating a team on DraftKings can be a hard process. You have to weigh cost benefit at each position with how an opposing defense stacks up. It’s as much about being a general manager as it is about being a fantasy football king or queen.

With that said, we’re here to help you form that perfect DraftKings fantasy team for Week 7. Check it out below.

Quarterback: Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals ($7,100)

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in Week 3

The top-ranked fantasy quarterback heading into Week 7, Murray has tallied nearly 1,900 total yards with 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Despite this, he’s the fourth most-expensive quarterback in DraftKings contests. Set to take on a Seattle Seahawks defense that ranks dead last in points allowed to quarterbacks, Murray becomes an obvious buy. That’s not even debatable. Only question is whether you want to go cheaper.

DraftKings Week 7: Cheaper alternative at quarterback

Teddy Bridgewater, Carolina Panthers ($5,800): Having put up nearly 1,800 total yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season, Bridgewater heads into Week 7 as the 16th-ranked fantasy quarterback. He’s also slated to take on a Saints team that has yielded the third-most fantasy points to quarterbacks in DraftKings contests.

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Running back: Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers ($7,200)

Coming off a Week 6 outing in which he put up a mere 15 yards on 10 attempts, Jones is primed for a bounce back performance against the Houston Texans in Week 7. He comes in as the fifth most-expensive DraftKings running back and is taking on a Texans team that has yielded the sixth-most fantasy points to running backs. In fact, Houston is yielding an absurd 5.4 yards per rush this season.

Running back: Joshua Kelley, Los Angeles Chargers ($5,100)

We’re going to buy low at RB2 in DraftKings Week 7 contests. That’s primarily because Kelley is going up against a Jaguars defense that has yielded the seventh-most fantasy points on the season. Replacing an injured Austin Ekeler, the rookie back has tallied 296 total yards and a touchdown in five games. He’s a solid DraftKings play.

DraftKings Week 7: Cheaper alternative at running back

Adrian Peterson, Detroit Lions ($4,600): The Falcons are giving up an average of one touchdown to running backs this season. They also rank eighth-worst in DraftKings contests when it comes to this position. As for Peterson, he’s still going strong. The future Hall of Famer has put up 334 total yards and two touchdowns in five games.

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Wide receiver: Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions ($6,700)

Noticing a theme here? We fully expect the Lions-Falcons game to be one of the highest-scoring affairs on the NFL Week 7 slate. If that’s the case, Golladay should eat against an Atlanta defense that has yielded the third-most fantasy points to receivers in DraftKings contests. Equally as interesting, the Falcons are giving up a 67% catch rate to receivers. Golladay, 26, has come on big time after missing the first two games to injury. He heads into Week 7 having put up 14 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns in just three games.

Wide receiver: Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team ($5,800)

One of the few Washington players to have any real fantasy value, McLaurin is an obvious cheap buy in DraftKings contests. The sophomore receiver has caught a resounding 36 passes for 487 yards with one touchdown in six games. He’s the 19th-ranked fantasy receiver heading into Sunday’s game against a horrible Dallas Cowboys defense that’s yielding an average of 36.3 points per game and 106.3 passer rating. Obvious DraftKings buy here.

Wide receiver: Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals ($5,400)

Boyd has taken over for A.J. Green as quarterback Joe Burrow’s favorite target in Cincinnati. The fifth-year receiver has caught 37 passes for 416 yards and a touchdown in six games. While that one score is troublesome from a fantasy perspective, it’s important to note that the Bengals are taking on a Browns team in Week 7 that has given up the sixth-most points to receivers in DraftKings contests.

DraftKings Week 7: Cheaper alternative at wide receiver

Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals ($4,900): Kirk has been hit and miss from a fantasy perspective as a third-year player. Boasting game-breaking ability, he’s put up scores of 80 and 75 yards already this season. However, Kirk has also caught just 13 passes in five games. The good news? He’s taking on a Seahawks defense in Week 7 that has yielded the most points to receivers in DraftKings fantasy contests.

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Tight end: Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns ($4,000)

With his troubles getting the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. in recent games, struggling Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has zeroed in on this big-ticket free-agent signing. In fact, Hooper has been targeted 23 times over the past three outings. He’s also slated to take on a Bengals defense that has given up the seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends on the season.

DraftKings Week 7: Cheaper alternative at tight end

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys ($3,900): Andy Dalton struggled getting the ball to his receivers in injured Dak Prescott’s stead against the Cardinals this past Monday. Dalton did, however, complete 4-of-5 passes to this third year tight end. Going up against a second-worst fantasy defense in that of Washington on Sunday, he’s an obvious DraftKings play.

FLEX: Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers ($5,000)

Since returning from injury back in Week 4, this stud second-year receiver has registered 127 total yards and a touchdown in three games. Those aren’t great numbers. However, he is coming off a six-catch performance in last Sunday’s upset win over the Los Angeles Rams. It appears that the Jimmy Garoppolo to Samuel connection is clicking. Also important to note, Samuel provides value running the ball. That will come in handy in DraftKings contests.

Defense: Los Angeles Chargers ($3,400)

We love the Chargers in their matchup against a bad Jaguars team on Sunday. Jacksonville has turned the ball over nine times during its five-game losing streak. While the Chargers have forced only four turnovers, their defense becomes a solid DraftKings play primarily because of their opponent.