Top Sleepers in College Football DFS for Week 7

By Dan Vasta in DFS
| October 14, 2021 2:13 pm PDT

We are nearly two months in the books, and the season is at the halfway mark. Stars have shined out of nowhere due to depth charts changing by the week.

Injuries are part of the game, but top teams have second and third stringers patiently waiting all season to hear their name called. The same goes for DFS college football. Finding the perfect sleeper will get you to the top of the mountain.

Understanding the weaknesses of opposing teams is vital. Different matchups show up every weekend that can put your team above the competition. Be sure to know which starters are out and how valuable their backups are. Always study those trends, injuries, and save your lineups.

Here are your top DFS sleepers for the Week 7 slate of college football.

Braxton Burmeister, QB, Virginia Tech ($6,300)

The Hokie signal-caller kept them in their game against Notre Dame last week. While they eventually lost the game, there were a few positives to take away.

Burmeister is not afraid to tuck it and run due to his solid size and speed. Going against the Pitt Panthers’ defense is a favorable matchup. Pitt currently ranks No. 78 in pass defense, allowing 236.2 yards per game. The Panthers have been getting in weekly shootouts, and the point total is at 57.5 points. That is one of the higher totals of the weekend, so we should witness a ton of scoring.

Burmeister has yet to have a three-score game, making him a likely candidate to surprise everybody this weekend. To grab a quarterback well under $7,000 is a steal. He has yet to have a huge game, but the Pitt defense has been giving up plays to keep the opposition in the game.

Roll out the Hokie starting quarterback and expect a solid performance that could free up some salary for your lineup.

Devon Aichane, RB, Texas A&M ($5,100)

Jimbo Fisher will feed the ball to Aichane. He is a player that can dominate when he has the ball in his hands. The Aggies finally performed like the preseason Top 10 team they were after upsetting Alabama. The speed on the field is reliable, giving A&M a shot to get back on track this season.

Knocking off Nick Saban and dethroning Alabama was one of the top moments of the season.

College football lives for upsets, but Kyle Field at night can get rowdy. The Aggie faithful were rooting on the talented backfield that most only know about Isaiah Spiller.

Devon Aichane is an explosive playmaker that brought back a kickoff for a score against Alabama. There is no telling what he can do against Missouri. The Tigers have had defensive woes all season.

The Tigers rank dead last in America against the run, allowing 287.2 yards per game. If that is an average game, I wonder what the Aggies might do if they put together a great game. I smell close to 500 yards of total offense.

Texas A&M has not fed Aichane the ball enough, which is why he is a sleeper. His price and value reflect that, but his overall skills are challenging to pass up. He can catch a few passes out of the flats and impact the game on special teams. He is the total package and is a player that is worth a flier.

Raheim Sanders, RB, Arkansas ($3,400)

The Razorbacks are a highly entertaining team to watch this season due to their ability to control the line of scrimmage. Sam Pittman continues to stockpile talent as he has been the coach in Fayetteville for only a few seasons.

However, Sanders is a physical runner that will be a challenge to limit due to his size and strength. He has been running over players in the front seven and has dragged tacklers throughout the season.

Last week in their near-upset over Ole Miss, Sanders received a season-high 17 carries for 139 yards. He even hauled in three passes for 26 yards. He failed to reach the paydirt but is overdue to get in the end zone this weekend against Auburn.

The Tigers are No. 22 in the FBS against the run but keep in mind who Auburn has played. They matched up against Akron and Alabama State. Throw in LSU, and those three teams did next to nothing, which can pad up the stats. Auburn will need to be ready for the physical brand of football that the Razorbacks have done well against every SEC squad, excluding Georgia.

Sanders is a future star that will wreak havoc on opposing defensive lines. Take him as one of your top sleepers of Week 7.

Taysir Mack, WR, Pittsburgh ($5,400)

Mack has been getting targeted by Kenny Pickett for a few seasons now, and the tandem has been productive. The combo of Jordan Addison and Mack has been the top duo in the ACC.

Addison has been hauling in most of the scores, but Mack has the solid size that allows him to grab the 50-50 passes that opposing defensive backs could snag.

The Pitt passing attack has been sensational all season. The scores will start to happen for Mack as the pure volume of the offense will increase.

Going against Virginia Tech would usually be a cause for concern. However, this Hokie defensive squad is not elite. They are barely top 50 against the pass and in total defense. The Panthers are one of the hotter offenses in the country. They have explosive playmakers, and this is a game where they will shine on offense.

Mack is coming off a solid game against Georgia Tech. He hauled in five passes for 121 yards and a score. The ability to haul in a home run pass or two will allow your lineup to score big with the Pitt wideout.

Jalen Wydermyer, WR, Texas A&M ($3,900)

The Aggies could hang a 50-burger on the Missouri defense if they can maintain the focus they showed against Alabama in Week 6. There are so many studs on the squad that they should feast.

All the Aggie backs are going to be featured. Eventually, the Mizzou defense will load the box up and get beat over the top by a future NFL tight end. Wydermyer is a stud and has been able to haul in a receiving touchdown in consecutive weeks for the first time this season.

Jimbo Fisher is ready to go on one of his runs in the SEC that will keep his squad afloat in the SEC West. They probably aren’t finishing in the Top 10 like last season, but eight or nine wins is not too shabby.

Wydermyer is a worthy option because of the defense he will see on Saturday. Mizzou is pathetic and has not been able to execute with any consistency. The Tigers have been a tad better than Vanderbilt, which is all you need to know. Play all your stud Aggies and feel confident in doing so.

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There are other sleepers you need to consider. All of the top players on the Florida Gators are likely to impress against a struggling LSU squad.

Justin Shorter ($3,800) and Xzavier Henderson ($5,500) will thrive against LSU. Injuries have dismantled the LSU program, and they will need to pull off a few upsets if they expect to get to the postseason.

Eli Ricks (shoulder) and Derek Stingley Jr. (foot) are both out for the season. They were two of the better defensive backs in the country, plus LSU has been struggling for two seasons against the pass.

Auburn wideout Demetris Robertson ($4,500) could be a viable option when Auburn is trailing on the road to Arkansas. Robertson has transferred from Cal to Georgia and now to Auburn. Arkansas will play keep away, but they score in bunches and could be playing ahead for most of the game. That should allow for Robertson to potentially score.

The last player that needs extra attention is Texas wideout Joshua Moore ($4,800). The Longhorn offense has been excelling the past few weeks, and Moore will continue to get a bump with injuries at the wideout position. They have a smashing opportunity against Oklahoma State since the game has a point total set at 59.5 points.

Be sure to check out our top selections of the week if you are looking for the winning combination in your weekly lineups. While grabbing sleepers is a strategy, every team needs a few studs to help carry their winning lineup.

Keep up with the latest trends, and be on the lookout for weekend injuries that may impact your rosters for the weekend. Save all your winning lineups, and enjoy the weekend full of Week 7 games.



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