NFL DFS Single Games: SNF Week 7

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Here we go with the Single Game NFL DFS slate for Sunday Night Football of Week 7. Today’s matchup is between the 49ers and Colts with San Francisco checking in as a four-point home favorite. The over/under currently rests at 42.5 total points. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 ET.

We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.

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TOP PICKS

Jonathan Taylor - RB - Indianapolis (DK: $11,000 / FD: $15,000 / Yahoo: $29)

The first thing we need to address with this game is the weather situation. It’s supposed to be rainy with 15-20 mph winds. There could be gusts of 30+ mph as well. The field will likely be completely saturated with standing water in some parts. Put all of that together, and we could have an old-fashioned slugfest with both teams running the ball. Taylor could see more volume than usual because of that. Even if he sacrifices efficiency along the way, I still believe he’s a top pick and the focal point of this game.

Jimmy Garoppolo - QB - San Francisco (DK: $10,600 / FD: $14,500 / Yahoo: $22)

Luckily, Garoppolo mostly focuses on short passes, which seems attainable despite the weather conditions. Expect plenty of underneath passes to running backs, receivers, and tight ends from both teams. We’ll have more on that later. Despite the weather challenges, Garoppolo actually has a pretty good matchup against an Indianapolis team that has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to QBs this season.

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BEST BARGAINS

Nyheim Hines - RB - Indianapolis (DK: $5,600 / FD: $8,000 / Yahoo: $15)

I’ll be soaking up as much usage from the running games as I can in this matchup. As mentioned earlier, I believe both teams will run the ball or dump quick passes while trying to find their way in the tough conditions. That’s good news for Hines, as he can chip in on both fronts. Taking Hines and Taylor is an interesting cash game strategy while acknowledging that Indianapolis will keep it on the ground tonight.

Ross Dwelley - TE - San Francisco (DK: $4,800 / FD: $7,000 / Yahoo: $12)

Dwelley could benefit from more looks underneath as well. He’s filling in for George Kittle, who has been placed on IR. Dwelley didn’t do much against the Cardinals last time around, but filling in as the TE1 in this offense is something to monitor. He has a nice floor/upside combination that could result in a few more targets due to a lack of downfield passes.

TOURNAMENT LOOKS

Zach Pascal - WR - Indianapolis (DK: $6,200 / FD: $10,000 / Yahoo: $13)

Pascal put up zero points last week, as the Colts didn’t need their passing attack in a 31-3 victory over the Texans. Things will be much different in a competitive game with the 49ers this time around. Sure, the weather conditions aren’t great, but Pascal is a realistic target for Carson Wentz, and he has catch-and-run ability. Don’t be surprised if he gets back on track tonight.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Carson Wentz (QB - IND) and his favorite target Michael Pittman Jr. (WR - IND) are in play through all formats tonight. Having said that, you could argue that they are overpriced while taking into account the weather limiting their ability to get the ball downfield.

Deebo Samuel (WR - SF) and Brandon Ayiuk (WR - SF) are a pair of stacking extensions for Garoppolo. Samuel has been fantastic this season, while Ayiuk is a cheap tournament choice who you hope realizes his full potential.

Eli Mitchell (RB - SF) is a borderline cash game play. As mentioned earlier, I wouldn’t be surprised if both teams kept it on the ground tonight. Mitchell seems to be the lead man in San Francisco’s backfield, although that is hardly set in stone. Trey Sermon (RB - SF) figures to get into the mix, and this could be a “hot hand” situation within this RB committee.

Mo Alie-Cox (TE - IND) seems to be a touchdown machine. He’s definitely a risk/reward option who will give you virtually nothing if he doesn’t find the end-zone. You’ll need to look his way when putting together multiple tournament entries, but I’m passing for cash games and single entry tournaments.
Joey Slye (K - SF) and Michael Badgley (K - IND) are both in play tonight. The wet and windy conditions aren’t great for the kickers, but they should see opportunities if both of these offenses are hindered by the weather.

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