Week 7 DFS Cheatsheet – DraftKings $250k Contest

We have done the DFS homework for you, and here are is our breakdown for Saturday’s slate of games in college football. This is our preview for the DraftKings $200K Mini Mid-Season Main Event contest. A $20 entry gets you in the contest which pays out $50,000 to 1st place. We are using DraftKings numbers, so you have $50,000 to pick 8 players ($6,250 AVG).


  • Auburn at Ole Miss
  • Kansas at Oklahoma
  • Iowa State at Texas
  • Miami at Virginia Tech
  • Minnesota at Illinois
  • Penn State at Michigan
  • Alabama at Tennessee
  • Arkansas at BYU
  • Oklahoma State at TCU
  • NC State at Syracuse
  • Maryland at Indiana
  • Ohio at Western Michigan
  • Wisconsin at Michigan State


Top Plays

  • Max Duggan (TCU) $8,000
  • Spencer Sanders (Oklahoma St) $7,900

Duggan and Sanders will face off vs each other in what could be a high scoring game. Both QBs are averaging over 30 Fantasy PPG.

Injury Watch

  • Bryce Young (Alabama) $9,500
  • Dillon Gabriel (Oklahoma) $9,000
  • Jalon Daniels (Kansas) $7,500

This was a new category I needed to make because there are so many good QBs who are injured. If Bryce Young plays, he will be a good play, but his price will keep me away. Gabriel will be a good play at 9K, and I doubt he’s highly owned. Daniels has a good match-up vs Oklahoma but it’s appears that he’s not going to play.

Best Value Plays

  • Hendon Hooker (Tennessee) $7,700
  • Taulia Tagovailoa (Maryland) $6,900
  • KJ Jefferson (Arkansas) $6,400
  • Kurtis Rourke (Ohio) $6,200
  • Payton Thorne (Michigan St) $5,800
  • Quinn Ewers (Texas) $5,700

QUINN EWERS IS $5,700. I REPEAT QUINN EWERS IS ONLY $5,700. Ewers is an absolute steal! He will be very highly owned, but at this price you’re almost forced to play him. Kurtis Rourke has scored 35.3, 24, and 51 Fantasy Points in his last three games. So he’s an excellent play.

Longshot Plays

  • Graham Mertz (Wisconsin) $5,300
  • Robby Ashford (Auburn) $5,200
  • Tyler Van Dyke (Miami) $5,000

Mertz will be very lowly owned, but has a great match-up. I really like TVD vs Virginia Tech. The Hokies defense has been ripped apart by multiple players this season.

Running Backs

Top Plays

  • Bijan Robinson (Texas) $9,200
  • Braelon Allen (Wisconsin) $8,200
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (Alabama) $7,900
  • Blake Corum (Michigan) $7,800

All four of these RBs are ELITE. Allen has the best match-up, but Robinson and Gibbs have a very high ceiling.

Best Value Plays

  • Chase Brown (Illinois) $7,200
  • Jabari Small (Tennessee) $6,600
  • Raheim Sanders (Arkansas) $6,500
  • Sean Tyler (Western Michigan) $6,400
  • Kendre Miller (TCU) $6,200
  • Sieh Bangura (Ohio) $5,500
  • Tank Bigsby (Auburn) $5,300

DraftKings threw a MAC game on the slate, and we get an outstanding RB for only 5.5K in Ohio Bobcat Sieh Bangura. Chase Brown for $7,200 is a big steal. He leads the nation in rushing yards. Watchout for Raheim Sanders here. He’s averaging 25 PPG, and QB KJ Jefferson could be back vs BYU.

Longshot Plays

  • Jaylan Knighton (Miami) $4,900
  • Henry Parrish Jr (Miami) $4,800
  • Jordan Houston (NC State) $4,700

I love both Miami RBs as longshot plays. They face off vs VT, who gave up 320 rushing yards and 6 TDs to Pittsburgh RB Israel Abanikanda. Houston will get a lot of volume vs Syracuse, especially if QB Devin Leary can’t play.


Top Plays

I have no top plays this week. It’s a weak receiver slate at the top with a lot of players who are overpriced, have bad match-ups, or who aren’t performing. Here’s the four WRs I’m avoiding in Week 7.

  • Xavier Hutchinson $8,300 ⚠️
  • Marvin Mims 8,000 ⚠️
  • Traeshon Holden $7,200 ⚠️
  • Mitchell Tinsley $7,000 ⚠️

Best Value Plays

  • Jalin Hyatt (Tennessee) $6,900
  • Quentin Johnston (TCU) $6,700
  • Corey Crooms (Western Michigan) $6,600
  • Cedric Tillman (Tennessee) $6,500
  • Jermaine Burton (Alabama) $6,200
  • Jonathan Mingo (Ole Miss) $6,100
  • Xavier Worthy (Texas) $5,700
  • Jordan Whittington (Texas) $5,200

The two Texas players are massively underpriced. Worthy at $5,700 is a crime. He has a HIGH ceiling with Ewers at QB. Crooms is a player I love. He has a match-up vs the Ohio Bobcats.

Longshot Plays

  • Key’Shawn Smith (Miami) $5,000
  • Sam Wiglusz (Ohio) $5,000
  • Puka Nacua (BYU) $4,600
  • Kaleb Smith (Virginia Tech) $4,000
  • Corey Dyches (Maryland) $3,800
  • Luke Schoonmaker $3,800
  • Ja’Tavion Sanders (Texas) $3,700

Sanders at 3.7K is a massive steal. With Ewers at QB, he has a lot of upside. Dyches is usually low owned but a big weapon in the Terps’ offense. Kaleb Smith is a player who will be very low owned because not many casuals even know what team he plays for. The VT receiver is a senior who is averaging 13.2 PPG. Puka Nacua at 4.6K is a felony. Yes, he’s been injured and hasn’t done anything this season. But he’s due for a big breakout. My favorite play here is Sam Wiglusz at 5K. The Ohio WR is averaging 19.1 PPG.

Mock Lineup 1

QB: Tyler Van Dyke $5,000
RB: Raheim Sanders $6,500
RB: Jahmyr Gibbs $7,900
WR: Corey Crooms $6,600
WR: Xavier Worthy $5,700
WR: Sam Wiglusz $5,000
Flex: Sieh Bangura $5,500
SuperFlex: Hendon Hooker $7,700

Mock Lineup 2

QB: Kurtis Rourke $6,200
RB: Sean Tyler $6,400
RB: Jahmyr Gibbs $7,900
WR: Sam Wiglusz $5,000
WR: Corey Crooms $6,600
WR: Ja’Tavion Sanders $3,700
Flex: Bijan Robinson $9,200
SuperFlex: Tyler Van Dyke $5,000

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