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Fantasy Football: Best and worst DFS targets in Week 7

Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Week 7 of the NFL DFS slate presents a handful of tournament-winning options in the Cincinnati BengalsKansas City Chiefs game, as well as a potentially chalky fade at quarterback.

Let’s examine the best and worst Week 7 DFS plays at every position, based on matchup, opportunity and salary

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Quarterback

Best: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

DK: $6,200 | FD: $7,200

Burrow has quietly become one of the most consistent players in fantasy football and DFS. The 2020 first overall pick has scored 20-plus FanDuel points in his past three games and over 18.5 FanDuel points in five of his past six.

His consistency is a huge draw ahead of Week 7, but his upside in this game is even higher than usual. The Baltimore Ravens defense is decent, but it is given up the the third-most explosive passing plays through six weeks (42) and ranks 25th in explosive pass percentage (16.8%). They aren’t good against explosive passes of 15-plus yards, which has been an area of strength for this Bengals passing attack so far.

Worst: Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

DK: $6,400 | FD: $7,600

Tannehill is expected to be rostered in around 3.3% of lineups this week, according to PFF’s rostership projections. He’s got a great matchup against the Chiefs, but the Titans quarterback has only topped 20-plus fantasy points once this season (Week 3) and has scored fewer than 14 points in the past two games.

The Chiefs present a fruitful opportunity to score points galore, but they’re every bit as terrible against the run — and the Titans always prefer to ride Derrick Henry before resorting to the pass. This matchup feels like a trap, particularly after King Henry’s recent performances. Tannehill is an easy fade until proven otherwise.

Running Back

Best: J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team

DK: $5,000 | FD: $5,700

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