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DK Building Blocks Week 7

What is there really to say about this week? It’s already been crazy and the games haven’t even started. Hindsight is 20/20 and this really isn’t the ideal slate for me to be away from my normal setup. I’ll be putting together a few thoughts here, but make sure you tune into First Sip on Sunday for final thoughts on all the games, ownership, and game theory.

Quarterbacks

Kyler Murray($7100)- Kyler is the Cardinals offense. He’s rushed the ball 51 times over 6 games finding the end zone in 5 of those 6 games. This on top of the 30+ attempts a game through the air makes him my favorite play on the week. I won’t be alone as the Seahawks haven’t stopped anyone thus far this year. Kyler is a strong play in any format. You didn’t need me to tell you that though.

Justin Herbert($6400)- One of the two more impressive rookies this year, Herbert has looked like the real deal. Going up against a Jacksonville secondary that can’t stop anyone there aren’t a lot of ways that I see Herbert failing this week.

Joe Burrow($5500)- The other impressive rookie this year has been the #1 overall pick. Burrow comes at an extreme discount to not just the previous two names but just about every other QB on the slate. He’s crushed expectation every week with the lone exception being a blowout loss to one of the league’s best defenses. This game has a 3-point spread and the Bengals are missing their starting running back in Joe Mixon. I expect them to lean on the passing attack as opposed to Gio Bernard to carry this offense.

Running Backs

Giovani Bernard($4500)- At the extreme price discount that Bernard brings as a starting running back it’s impossible to ignore him. There are many ways that he can fail but his ability to catch passes certainly makes that more difficult. If we go back to 2018 we can find a similar situation in which Gio was asked to be the main guy for two weeks. In those games, he put up 19 and 25 points. I expect Gio will be highly owned but unlike Mattison, we likely don’t need a touchdown to exceed value.

Kenyan Drake($4800)- I fully expect Drake to troll us all and fail now that he’s back on the main slate after having a huge island game performance, but his price combined with the point total in this game makes him difficult to ignore. We’d love to see more involvement in the passing game but as long as he’s getting the workload in the red zone and his price stays below 5k I’ll always want to have a share.

Todd Gurley($6000)- Gurley hasn’t looked fantastic this season, but he’s looking a lot better than most of us thought coming into the year. This week has a lot of better options on paper whether it be match up, role, or price. Gurley looks to be a forgotten low-owned running back. His floor is incredibly low but against the Lions, with this game total, I can see Gurley finding his way into the end zone a pair of times and smashing the expectation.

Wide Receivers

Terry McLaurin($5800)- He’s playing Dallas. He’s sub 6k. We don’t need more right?

Gabriel Davis($3600)- Do you need a cheap wide receiver? I mean probably not, just in case though check out Gabe Davis. John Brown is ruled out and every time that’s been the case Davis has exceeded value. This isn’t the first Building Block, this is the final one… if you need it.

Keenan Allen($6200)- It never feels good playing or recommending someone that has had a Q tag on them all week. Specifically, after that same player burned us the last time out. He had targets of 10,12, and 19 going into that game. To be fair he caught a fantastic touchdown as well as his target before succumbing to back spasms and destroying all my lineups. I’ll go right back to him this week the volume, match up, and price makes that decision pretty easy for me.

Tight Ends

Hunter Henry

Logan Thomas

Darren Waller

Defense

Washington

Cleveland

Buffalo

Recent News

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(Oct 19 -- ProFootballTalk.com)

Report: Caleb Farley, Cameron Batson suffer torn ACLs
The Titans got a win on Monday night, but they reportedly lost a couple of players for the season. Longtime Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky reports that cornerback Caleb Farley and wide receiver Cameron Batson suffered torn ACLs during the 34-31 victory over the Bills. Farley was a first-round pick this spring and his rookie year [more]
(Oct 19 -- Yahoo Sports)

Mike Vrabel: We continue to jump on Derrick Henry s back and he carries us
Everyone who faces the Titans knows that they are going to get a heavy dose of running back Derrick Henry, but no one has been able to come up with a way to shut him down. The Bills had done better than most in recent matchups, but they were not up to the task on [more]
(Oct 19 -- Yahoo Sports)

Week 7 NFL power rankings: Unbeaten Cardinals remain No. 1, Ravens crack top five
The first four teams, including No. 1 Arizona Cardinals, remain unchanged after posting Week 6 wins. But Baltimore Ravens stake claim as AFC's top squad.
(Oct 19 -- Yahoo Sports)

NFL power rankings after Week 6
Here is how the 32 NFL teams stand after Week 6 of the 2021 season.       
(Oct 19 -- USA Today)

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