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Best DFS stacks & blowup targets to target in Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season

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DFS success boils down to finding the highest-scoring fantasy football players at each position in a given week. With close to 20 playable options at quarterback and tight end, along with even more at the running back and wide receiver positions, it is a feat in itself to identify one position correctly.

To finish at the top of a DFS contest, you must hit on basically all skill positions and circumvent the randomness associated with selecting defenses. Doing all of this while also fitting under the confines of a salary cap makes DFS one of the most difficult setups to beat consistently, especially for large-field tournaments.

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One of the best ways to find value opportunities on a given slate is to start with the salary-adjusted expectation for all players. Because DraftKings has been around for over six years, we now have a worthwhile dataset of player salaries and their resulting fantasy performances. By figuring out the expectation based on each player’s salary and position, we can compare their salary-expected fantasy performance to PFF’s fantasy projections. Doing this highlights the best value plays based on salary.

Player Position Team DK Salary Salary Expectation Proj. Fantasy Pts Proj. Above Salary Expectation
Darrell Henderson HB LA 6600 15.35 20.59 5.24
Van Jefferson WR LA 3500 5.46 10.30 4.84
Brandin Cooks WR HST 6000 13.35 17.94 4.59
Tyler Boyd WR CIN 4700 9.25 13.81 4.56
Calvin Ridley WR ATL 6600 15.24 19.35 4.11
Ja'Marr Chase WR CIN 6200 13.98 18.03 4.05
Darnell Mooney WR CHI 4600 8.93 12.91 3.98
Allen Lazard WR GB 4200 7.67 11.62 3.95
Cooper Kupp WR LA 8400 20.92 24.76 3.84
Hunter Renfrow WR LV 4800 9.56 13.32 3.76
Cole Kmet TE CHI 3000 4.54 8.18 3.64
Jakobi Meyers WR NE 5300 11.14 14.74 3.60
Chester Rogers WR TEN 3400 5.14 8.54 3.40
Mecole Hardman WR KC 4300 7.98 11.25 3.27
Tee Higgins WR CIN 4900 9.88 12.92 3.04
Antonio Brown WR TB 6300 14.30 17.31 3.01
Chase Edmonds HB ARZ 5600 12.19 15.05 2.86
Miles Sanders HB PHI 5100 10.61 13.38 2.77


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