“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 7 2022 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2021, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 7 of the 2022 season!
As usual, before we get to winning you more bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
As per usual, I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome.
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games and player props for Week 7 contests, along with they’re prices.
- For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position for DFS. We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey are probably going to have the most consistent upside in terms of potential fantasy points from week to week. But remember that DFS is a salary cap game. You can feel free to sprinkle high priced players into your lineups, but you can’t pay up at every position because there’s simply not enough salary to go around. I try my best each week to provide my thoughts on how you might want to balance your cash lineups in terms of points potential and salary.
- My approach to DFS in Week 7 is to punt my FLEX with D’Onta Foreman, who gets a shot at lead RB in Carolina with CMC’s trade, Wandale Robinson, who’s had an opportunity to break out as a rookie with all the injuries in New York and faces the 20th ranked Jaguars pass defense, and Hayden Hurst, who’s been very much involved in the Bengals offense in a very favorable matchup against the 31st ranked Falcons pass defense and rely on a solid top end TE (primarily Mark Andrews or Travis Kelce) to anchor my team.
- “Free Square of the Week”™ is Brandon Aiyuk, who is on the lower half of costs across industry and is coming off a season best 8 of 11 for 83 yards and 2 TDs against the Falcons. He now gets to face the 27th ranked Chiefs pass defense in a game script that will likely need the 49ers to pass a lot. I’m all in.
- The Green Bay Packers @ Washington Commanders game has a low over/under (41.5), but I think the Packers will be out for blood after dropping back-to-back teams to New York teams in which they were favored. And unfortunately for Washington, their 18th ranked defense won’t be able to do much having allowed 12 TDs to just 2 INTs over 6 weeks. Aaron Rodgers is a full go and so his top target Allen Lazard, so I’m in on them as well as Aaron Jones who should have plenty of room to roam.
- At RB, I love Josh Jacobs, Kenneth Walker and Jonathan Taylor.
- Jacobs gets a fantastic matchup against a Texans defense that’s ranked just 30th against the run and allows the most fantasy points to opposing running backs each week. He’s averaging over 20 carries per game over his last four games and has been hard to tackle as demonstrated by his league leading juke rate (55.6 percent) and his 60 evaded tackles. He’s definitely in a smash spot.
- Walker finally had a chance to breakout with Rashaad Penny our and took advantage last week against the Cardinals with 21 carries for 97 yards and a TD. The Chargers’ defense has struggled this season but is particularly bad against the run (ranked just 23rd) and allows the second-most fantasy points per game to RBs.
- Taylor has been disappointing this year as compared to expectations, but the talent is too high and he’s finally 100% back from injury. When he’s healthy, the Colts’ offense runs through him and he’s discounted across industry due to the injury, so I think he’s a good value this week.
- I’m in on the entire Bengals pass offense facing the Falcons’ 31st ranked pass defense. You know I like Hurst, but I really like Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Joe Burrow, in that order.
- On Defense, don’t forget the New York Jets Defense that just shut down the Packers and now
Good luck everyone with your Week 6 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 7 Cash Lineup suggestions!