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$4,000 grand prize winning lineup from the $25k Superflex NFL Week 7 Contest!
A Wide Receiver at Superflex?!
Allen Lazard, $4,100, 17 Points
Certainly the most surprising facet of the Week 7 winning lineup was that it featured a wide receiver in the SuperFlex position. Through the first 6 weeks, the winning lineup has always featured a quarterback in the SuperFlex position, which makes logical and strategic sense as quarterbacks score the most fantasy points per salary dollar – especially with 6 points per passing touchdown.
Re-arranging this lineup somewhat, swapping Lazard and AJ Brown, there was enough salary for a second quarterback if AJ Brown was replaced with a mid-low salary quarterback. This lineup was able to succeed with only one quarterback, but the odds were stacked against it, and moving forward it would be surprising to see another winning lineup feature only one quarterback.
Rams Stack (Again)
Matt Stafford, $7,600, 35 Points
Cooper Kupp, $7,600, 37 Points
Once again we are here with this Monday winning lineup article, and once again I am talking about the Rams ‘breakfast’ stack of Matt Stafford and Cooper Kupp. This is the 3rd time in 7 weeks that the grand prize winning lineup features the Rams’ star offensive duo. The most certain thing in 2021 fantasy football has been the connection between Stafford and Kupp as Kupp is on my pace for an absurd 136 receptions with an average of 8 REC per game through 7 weeks. I am sure this not the last time that Stafford/Kupp stack is featured in the winning lineup article, so get this stack into your lineup in future weeks.
Rest of the Lineup
Damien Harris, $5.700, 24 Points
Michael Carter, $4,700, 14 Points
AJ Brown, $6,500, 27 Points
Michael Pittman Jr., $4,900, 20 Points
CJ Uzomah, $4,100, 24 Points
Darnell Mooney, $4,900, 5 Points
The rest of this lineup featured interesting choices at running back and wide receiver, with 5 out of the 6 players ‘hitting’ for more than 10 points. At running back, a game stack of Damien Harris and Michael Carter combined for 38 points in what turned out to be a high scoring game between the Patriots and Jets. Game stacks are an effective way to raise the ceiling of your lineup as if the game is high scoring you have multiple players from that high scoring game.
At flex, wide receivers AJ Brown and Michael Pittman Jr. combined for 27 points as the Titans and the Colts put up offensive numbers against weak secondaries in Kansas City and San Francisco. Tight end CJ Uzomah scored two touchdowns and 24 fantasy points helping the Bengals to upset the divisional rival Baltimore Ravens. Playing the matchups is critical when choosing between multiple options at receiver and tight end. Darrell Mooney was a let down with 5 points at $4,800 salary – but as we have seen so far this season, the winning lineup is never a perfect lineup.