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5 Sleepers on FanDuel Week 7

This week on FanDuel presents big problem for many daily fantasy players. While there are a lot of clear, good plays at every position, there aren’t many good value plays, which means it will be hard to fit in every player you like in your lineups. This means finding a good, low-priced sleeper that allows you to use most of your guys will be more important than ever. Below are some high upside sleepers that may help fill out your tournament lineup.

 
Jonathan Stewart ($5,100) – Stewart was announced the starter this week for Carolina and it mostly went unnoticed. The Panthers are absolutely barren at RB, with Deangelo Williams still out, and Darrin Reaves and Fozzy Whittaker questionable (but likely out) for this weekend. Chris Ogbonnaya is the only other RB available, and the Panthers clearly don’t love him; he was only on the field for only 3 snaps last week. Stewart isn’t a spectacular runner by any means, but he isn’t chopped liver either, and his matchup is absolutely fantastic. As we saw in the wild-card game vs the 49ers last season, the Packers struggle against the read-option. They also are in the bottom 10 this season in rush yards allowed, and are run on more than any team in the NFL outside of St. Louis, Oakland, and Atlanta. Given that Ogbonnaya is more of a third-down back anyway, Stewart almost certainly will get the goal-line carries in this game. Stewart seems like a great play this week, but I doubt he’ll get more than 3% usage.

Larry Donnell ($5,500) – Donnell essentially broke the heart of anyone who played him the past 2 weeks, disappearing completely. But with the injury to Victor Cruz, the other Giants receivers will have to pick up the slack. Dallas’ defense has surprised everyone this year, but one thing they’ve struggled mightily against is the TE, allowing almost 7 receptions, 70+ yards, and 1 TD on average this season. Most will be scared away from Donnell because of his last couple of weeks, but he’s a talented TE and we know he has big game potential.

Kendall Wright ($6,400) – Wright managed only 1 reception against Jacksonville, which should scare many daily fantasy players away from him this week. But the Washington secondary is just absolutely awful and their biggest weakness is WRs who are deep threat. The Redskins are going to allow yards in the air this week, the question is just to whom. I think Wright is the most likely choice.

Fred Jackson ($6,900) – 21.2, 11.5, 16.2, and 12.3. Those numbers are Jackson’s production on FanDuel the last 4 weeks. Many fantasy players assume that C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson split time at RB, but that’s far from reality. The past 2 weeks Jackson has been getting 65%-80% of the snaps at RB. The Vikings run D is just awful, and the Bills are projected to score 24.5 points by Sportsbooks this week. Jackson should be a big part of that scoring. I’m not sure why Jackson continues to stay under-the-radar, but I think when Monday morning comes around that will certainly change.

Russell Wilson ($8,500) – Coming off an incredibly disappointing game and with Percy Harvin traded to the Jets, no one will think of targeting Wilson this week. But Wilson’s upside comes when he runs and if Seattle starts running more read-option this week with so little talent in the receiving core, Wilson could have another big game on the ground like he did against the Redskins on Monday night two weeks ago. It’s not like Harvin was doing much for that offense anyway.

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Max J Steinberg Max Steinberg is a professional poker player and a top Daily Fantasy player who uses his creativity and mathematical abilities he cultivated as a poker player to win money on both DraftKings and FanDuel. He already has several big tournament scores to his name including the Victiv Bowl and countless MLB Monster wins. Follow him on twitter @maxjsteinberg.

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