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Quarterback Sleepers for Week 7 DraftKings and FanDuel Contests

These three passers offer tremendous value to DFS players thanks to their high upside and low salary.

When starting with a low-value quarterback in the DFS market, the goal is to find his highest-upside receiver unless the quarterback is productive in the run game. In many cases, the chosen offense is an underdog in their matchup, creating an environment to use a couple of players from the opposing team with the hopes of the game being high scoring. If the foundation of your roster has a low combined salary, it will allow you to use multiple star players that may create some separator scores.

Week 7 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Top three value quarterbacks for DFS contests in Week 7:

Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts (DraftKings – $5,400/FanDuel – $7,300)

Ryan passed for more than 300 yards in three of his six starts, but his only winning week in the daily market came against the Jaguars (385/3). Seven of his eight touchdowns came at home. In Week 4, he passed for 356 yards and two scores vs. Tennessee. The Titans rank 29th in defending quarterbacks (25.41 FPPG). They allowed more than 300 passing yards over their previous four matchups (317/4, 307/2, 356/2, and 359/2). Tennessee struggled in three games vs. wide receivers (17/251/3, 14/206/2, and 14/250/2) while allowing 8.4 yards per pass attempt. Ryan looks poised to have a follow-through game if Jonathan Taylor doesn’t beat him to the punch.

Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings – $5,900/FanDuel – $7,600)

When rostering Carr in the season-long formats, a week with 250 yards and two touchdowns seems like a reasonable outcome. He hit those thresholds on his first three starts (295/2, 252/2, and 303/2). Unfortunately, Carr can’t pay off in the daily space without reaching 300 yards and three scores at his present salary. Houston can be beaten on the ground (162/824/5 – 5.1 yards per rush), pointing to Josh Jacobs being a popular play in the daily games. The Texans played two weak passing teams (DEN and CHI). In their other three games, quarterbacks passed for 978 yards and three touchdowns. The Raiders’ defense allows 26 points per game, giving Carr a higher ceiling if the touchdowns flow through the passing game.

Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers (DraftKings – $5,500/FanDuel – $7,200)

Since taking over as the starter for the 49ers in Week 2, Garoppolo saw his passing production improve in each matchup (154/1, 211/1, 239/1, 253/2, and 296/2). Kansas City fell to 30th against quarterbacks (25.45 FPPG), with failure in four matchups (254/2, 334/2, 385/3, and 361/3). Their defense allows almost 25 points per game. The Chiefs played well vs. the run (108/454/3 – 4.2 yards per rush) except for one game (LV – 24/155/1). This game should have plenty of scoring, putting Garoppolo in the mix in Week 7.