Here we go with a rare Single Game NFL DFS slate for Monday Night Football of Week 7. Tonight’s matchup is between the Bears and Rams with Los Angeles listed as a six-point home favorite with an over/under of 44.
We’ll highlight the top picks and best bargains to assemble a cash-inducing lineup. On top of that, the “additional notes” section will feature several tournament selections while adding context to the rest of this slate.
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Jared Goff - QB - LA Rams (DK: $10,400 / FD: $15,000)
Tonight’s showdown slate should be interesting, as we have two top-notch defenses squaring off. Goff has the highest projection of any player tonight, which comes despite a shaky matchup against the Bears - who have allowed the least fantasy points to QBs this season. Still, the Rams will rely on their signal-caller to move the chains, and he’s worth a look as your CPT or MVP within this slate. Pairing him with a receiver or two (more on that later) makes plenty of sense.
Nick Foles - QB - Chicago (DK: $9,800 / FD: $13,500)
Writing up both quarterbacks as top picks doesn’t make for earth-shattering news. However, it’s the direction I’ll be taking my lineups tonight - especially in cash. Foles has somewhat of an easier task than Goff, as the Rams have allowed four and three touchdown passes to Josh Allen and Jimmy Garoppolo respectively this season. Having said that, Foles has been sluggish recently while only tossing three total touchdowns (3 INT) over his last three games. He’ll look to bounce-back tonight.
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Darnell Mooney - WR - Chicago (DK: $4,400 / FD: $8,000)
Mooney hasn’t exactly been racking up fantasy points this season, but it’s nice to see him garner 19 targets over the past three games. His salary is still cheap due to some shaky efficiency, but Mooney presents himself as a realistic bargain choice on a slate that doesn’t have much to offer in that regard. His $4,400 salary on DraftKings is especially enticing.
Josh Reynolds - WR - LA Rams (DK: $2,800 / FD: $7,000)
Mooney and Reynolds have similar projections tonight, but the latter is significantly cheaper on both sites. Speaking to that, the Rams’ WR3 probably makes for a better value filler on this single-game slate. Reynolds has seen four or more targets in four straight games. That doesn’t seem like much, but he’s averaging 16 yards per catch over that span - including a touchdown last week. If Reynolds can hit a big play or two, that would translate to positive fantasy value on this tricky showdown slate.
Allen Robinson (WR - CHI) is the highest projected receiver on this slate, but he’s also the most expensive player from that position (on DraftKings). A-Rob is actually cheaper than Kupp or Woods on FanDuel, so he’s worth a look over there … It’s tough to decide between teammates Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR) and Robert Woods (WR - LAR) at similar price points, but I’m leaning towards Woods tonight. He’s marginally cheaper with less DFS enthusiasts looking his way as well. Woods is starting to pick up steam with a touchdown in three of his last four outings.
David Montgomery (RB - CHI) and Darrell Henderson (RB - LAR) will get plenty of attention tonight. Montgomery’s role seems more fixed, but Henderson has flexed more upside this season. When choosing between the two, I’m leaning towards Montgomery, who has seen a ton of volume (including work in the passing game) since Tarik Cohen’s injury.
Jimmy Graham (TE - CHI) isn’t exactly cheap, but he’s very much in the mix through all formats. The $7,200 salary on DraftKings seems too lofty, but I’ll keep him in mind for $9,500 on FanDuel. Graham leads the team in touchdowns (four) and red-zone targets (10), checking in as a TD-dependent fantasy proposition.
LAR coach Sean McVay said that he wanted to get rookie Cam Akers (RB - LAR) more involved. Then he only played Akers a few snaps last week. What gives? Akers is a risk/reward proposition for a bargain salary on tonight’s slate. If McVay stays true to his word, Akers could see 10 or so touches to record some positive numbers. However, we could get another goose egg from the rookie.