What quarterbacks are at the highest-salaries for NFL Week 7 DraftKings DFS Teams? Drew Brees, due to reputation more than anything, is the top salary-cost QB on the list. Brees is followed closely by the Cowboys' Dak Prescott. After Dak is Cam Newton, Marcus Mariota, and Carson Palmer. See my thoughts on NFL Week 7's Fantasy Quarterbacks.
NFL Week 7 Top Fantasy QBs
1. Drew Brees, $7,600, New Orleans at Green Bay
2. Dak Prescott, $7,300, Dallas at San Francisco
3. Cam Newton, $7,000, Carolina at Chicago
4. Marcus Mariota, $6,900, Tennessee at Cleveland
5. Carson Palmer, $6,600, Arizona at L.A. Rams
Drew Brees, $7,600, New Orleans at Green Bay
The Saints have turned into one of the better teams in the NFL. Most of that is due to New Orleans' defense and Brees' ability to get the best out of his supporting cast without having to play like Dan Marino on every drive.
Brees is much more Joe Montana this season than Dan Fouts. He's only thrown for over 300 yards in one game this season. His TD to INT ratio is a nice 10 to 2. That's not enough to recommend him versus Green Bay. My guess, is that the Saints utilize their rushing attack to pound the Packers on the ground. If that happens, Brees' numbers won't be anywhere near good enough to pay a $7,600 salary.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Dak Prescott, $7,300, Dallas at San Francisco
Dak's salary is somewhat high this week. I think he's worth adding. He's been terrific in the Cowboys' last couple of games before the bye, throwing 6 TD passes and running for another score. San Francisco isn't great at stopping opposing quarterbacks.
This should especially be true in Week 7. For most of last week, everyone thought Cowboys' RB Ezekiel Elliott might might take a seat until Week 13. Zeke is allowed to play this week and next week. With the 49'ers concentrating on stopping Ezekiel, Prescott to his wide receivers should be an all afternoon occurrence.
NFL Week 7 QB Options
Jared Goff, $5,800, L.A. Rams vs Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals' best cornerback, Patrick Peterson, might not play. Even if Peterson plays, Goff can throw it to Todd Gurley II, Cooper Kupp, and anyone else not named Sammy Watkins.
Andy Dalton, $5,700, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
The Bengals have an edge over the rival Steelers because they battle Pittsburgh in Week 7 after their bye in Week 6. Dalton has had some big games versus the Steelers. He could have another one throwing the football to his running backs and tight-end. There's no way Pitt doesn't double Cincinnati WR A.J. Green, which should leave some room for Dalton to get the ball to other players.
Tyrod Taylor, $5,100 Buffalo vs Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay's defense isn't as good as advertised. The Bills battle Tampa Bay at home. Taylor might show more of his running ability in this one. If he accounts for 3 TDs in some way, the $5,100 makes Tyrod's salary a great bargain.
C.J. Beathard, $4,900, San Francisco vs Dallas
This could go either way. My gut tells me that Beathard does what he did when he spelled Brian Hoyer in San Francisco's almost win over Washington in NFL Week 6. I think Beathard throw it to Pierre Garcon all day. Throwing it to a single WR has worked for teams versus the Cowboys. Dallas' defense is nothing to get excited about.