Welcome to the DFS Watch List for NFL Week 7!

Ready for another crazy week in the NFL? Not only do we have six teams on a bye this week, but each one of those teams have significant talent we won't get to use in our DFS lineups. On a personal note, I could use a week off from the Chargers, considering how much they let me down last week, but losing the Bills, Cowboys Vikings, Steelers and even the Jaguars will dramatically alter the direction with which we build our lineups.  

Last week, we discussed contest selection, so hopefully you've been adjusting on that front. No need to rehash it, but if you missed it, you can always check out what I said in last week's Watch List. I think we're all itching to get back at it this week, especially after we had another blazing Playbook, so I won't waste any more of your time here.

So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path.

Scoring The Playbook Week 6

Consistency is the theme for the Playbook & Dart Board in Week 6.  Dominating the running back and tight end positions plus an overall balance that provides protection with cash games and big wins with tournaments.  

Here are the highlights:

  • 61% of the 38 players in the Playbook returned 2X Value with a crazy and unprecedented 45% returning 3X value.
  • Running backs in the Playbook averaged over 18 points and 3X+ Value
  • Tight ends in the Playbook averaged over 14 points and 3X+ Value
  • 4 of the 7 running backs in the Playbook returned 4X+ Value
  • The Dart Board had three bullseyes out of five darts with Robby Anderson, Van Jefferson and J.D. McKissic all returning 2X+ Value.

Here is the best lineup from the Playbook & Dart Board at 215.2 points:

For any newcomers this week:

“If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”

We take this adage to heart when it comes to playing NFL DFS. The Fantasy Alarm Playbook isn’t just about handing you a list of players and a lineup to use each week. It is designed to help you learn to be a better DFS player. It’s about teaching you the process used in selecting which players to scout and, eventually, which ones to use.

Therefore, we will begin each week with the Weekly NFL DFS Watch List which is designed to keep tabs on marquee names, chalk plays and, of course, the weekly bargains who may not see the same coverage and exposure. This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.

Also remember, the DFS Watch List focuses on the Sunday Main Slate. We cover Thursday, Monday and Sunday Night Football via Showdown slate coverage.

Now let's get to work…

PLAYERS ADDED (10/22): Tom Brady, QB TB, Jalen Hurts, QB PHI, Cordarrelle Patterson, RB ATL, J.D. McKissic, RB WAS, Rashod Bateman, WR BAL