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What is OwnersBox? How are they different?
OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For NFL, this means that you have the ability to play TWO Quarterbacks in your lineup. You are also dealing with extremely different roster requirements. On OwnersBox, you roster one QB, two RB, two WR, one TE, two FLEX and one SUPER-FLEX. This allows for some crazy lineup builds, and should make for some high-scoring DFS slates. With that being said, let’s dive into the plays…
Joe Burrow – $6,700
I wasn’t initially super-high on Burrow this week, but he has flown up my personal rankings as the week goes on. The math agrees with the play — he ranks third in overall projection in our Projections Portal. Burrow quietly is the fifth-highest scorer among all QB’s this season despite not having a classic Burrow blow-up week, or at least it seems that way. It’s encouraging that he’s scored this well despite serious offensive-line problems — and this could be that ceiling spot I’m alluding to. Atlanta is dead-last in sack-rate this season among all teams, which means Burrow should have plenty of time to throw for maybe the first time all season. They’re also banged up in the secondary, and I like Burrow to get loose here at home. Cincy has the third-highest team-total on the board this week and I think that Burrow has one of the highest ceilings in Week 7 with no Jalen Hurts or Josh Allen on the slate.
Kenyan Drake – $5,000
Drake was a late addition to play player pool this week, with JK Dobbins once again missing practice on Friday. It appears he will likely miss this weeks game against the Browns, setting up Drake to be the Ravens lead-back coming off a 100 yard game against the Giants. Week 6 was the second week in a row that Drake led the Ravens backfield in snap-rate, and now he draws a date with one of the worst run-defenses in football. Cleveland has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs, and the Ravens could look to implement a run-heavy game plan on Sunday. There are several value running backs this weekend, but Drake is flying up my rankings as long as Dobbins is ruled out.
Alec Pierce – $4,500
Pierce has been one of my favorite value targets the last few weeks and I’ll be locking him in against the Titans. Tennessee ranks bottom-eight in fantasy points allowed to receivers this season, and the drop to second-worst on a per game basis. Pierce is legitimately a good football player in my opinion, coming off a career-high in snap-rate. He’s underpriced for his upside, and he’s one of my favorite value plays for Week 7.
Cade Otton – $4,000
Otton is primed for a full-time role in Week 7, with Cameron Brate doubtful to play against the Panthers. Otton has had one spot start already this season, Week 5 against the Falcons in which he posted a 6-43 receiving line. More importantly, he was on the field for over 90% of the Bucs plays in that game confirming his full-time status. Tom Brady notoriously targets his tight ends at an above-average rate, which is why Otton was able to log seven targets in his lone start of the season. There are several cheap tight end plays this week, but Otton provides the perfect mixture of targets and ownership.
Patrick Mahomes – $7,300
There’s so much value this week, jamming in two top QB’s is certainly possible and Mahomes is my top choice for the super-flex position. Not only is Mahomes one of the highest-upside plays this week, he has dominated this 49ers team in recent years. San Francisco is already banged up on the defensive side of the ball, and may be without even more starters than originally anticipated. The issue with Mahomes is choosing who to stack him with, and my initial lean would be to go with the upside of Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Overall, this is one of the best games of the weekend featuring a 48.5 O/U separated by just two points. Locking in cheap value and stuffing in high-upside Bengals/Chiefs stacks is my favorite build path this weekend.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)