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Before we look at the Week 7 value plays at quarterback on FanDuel, let’s discuss the current state of the position. Gone are the days when Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning were tossing three or four touchdowns per game.

Andrew Luck, the man that was supposed to take over for Manning, has been slow to heat up, and Manning has gone from stud to dud as fast as you can say “Brett Favre’s final season.”

But what we do have is a better second tier of quarterbacks, and that’s especially h-good to be aware of for Daily Fantasy Football players.

Before we get into what I think are the best plays this week, I wanted to point out a great tool over at FantasyKnuckleheads.com. Their “new and improved” Daily Fantasy Football Optimal Lineup Tool is definitely one of the best DFS tools around. It has a really nice interface, and is super powerful with a ton of new stats.

Don’t forget to also use Doug Anderson’s “Fantasy Points Allowed by Position,” where he breaks down the ability of defenses going up against each Fantasy position. The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites, including FanDuel, DraftKings, FantasyAces, Drafster and FanThrowdown.

 

3 Value Plays at Quarterback on FanDuel

We handpicked three quarterbacks for your Daily Fantasy Football pleasure! These three QBs are good plays considering their prices and their matchups in Week 7.

Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants vs. Dallas ($7,800): Manning’s first game (against Dallas) and his most recent game are bad bookends to what has been a pretty good season for him. He threw 10 touchdown passes in four games and now he faces a Cowboys pass defense that has given up, on average, over 300 passing yards and two touchdowns in their past three games.  

Derek Carr, Oakland at San Diego ($6,700): The Chargers are mediocre against the pass, but the Raiders have had a week off to prepare for this game, and the price is too nice to ignore.

Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Houston ($7,700): The Dolphins looked better offensively in the win against Tennessee after a bye week, and new management wants to run the ball more. My guess is that this will eventually help Tannehill become more efficient, and help him to a couple more touchdown passes against a Texans team that’s allowing the fifth-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

 

3 Quarterbacks to Avoid on FanDuel

This trio of quarterbacks are players you should stay away from for the upcoming weekend of NFL action. Some of these players might be worth a contrarian play in a GPP tournament, but for the most part, they’re players to avoid. I discuss how to pick contrarian players for tournaments here on FanDuel Insider.

Sam Bradford, Philadelphia at Carolina ($7,700): The Panthers are allowing an average of just one passing touchdown per game, and Bradford has been a model of inconsistency this year.

Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Arizona ($7,500): While it’s true, some quarterbacks have been able to have success against the Cardinals’ tough defense, they tend to shut down tight ends, and Crockett Gillmore is one of Flacco’s favorite targets.

Josh McCown, Cleveland at St. Louis ($6,900): Only the Jets and the Broncos are holding quarterbacks to fewer Fantasy points this season, and McCown’s string of 300-yard games ended last week.

Hopefully, these Week 7 Value Plays at quarterbacks will help you in both your 50/50 games and your GPP tournaments on FanDuel, or whichever Daily Fantasy Football site you play on!

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