It’s easy to let your DraftKings FLEX spot be left up to the amount of salary remaining after you fill out the rest of the squad.
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That’s the ‘flex-by-default’ strategy. The purpose of this Week Seven DraftKings DFS article is to help you avoid it. You can and should use the FLEX spot to strengthen and diversify your daily league lineups for Week 7 of the NFL season.
A couple of thoughts: 1) You don’t have to spend all the salary cap. A better player in a better situation may force you to leave a few hundred salary cap dollars on the table. Force yourself to roster the best lineup, even if it fails to use the whole cap. 2) As a scientist, I like to use players for which I can build a case based on multiple pieces of evidence. I look at things like opportunities, efficiency, opponent and game flow to start my research.
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I want as many players that are positive in all categories as I can fit. Having an idea of the players I want before I work with salaries helps me with #1 too. Here is a look at the top FLEX picks for this week.
Editor's Note: Be sure to read the Rotoballer Week 7 waiver wire recommendations for all fantasy-relevant positions, the best fantasty rising players, and the best pickups for next week to dominate your league and win big.