Sunday Night Football FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 7 Dolphins-Steelers single-game tournaments

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In the last game of the Week 7 Sunday NFL slate, the 3-3 Miami Dolphins look to end their three-game losing skid, welcoming in the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC). The Dolphins enter this inner-conference battle as 7-point favorites, with the over/under set at 45.5 total points. This primetime matchup features a ton of young star power on both sides of the field, making it enjoyable for DFS players to throw a FanDuel single-game lineup together.

Let's dive into our FanDuel Single Game Showdown for Sunday Night Football. Here are the notable scoring settings for FanDuel single-game contests:

  • The point total for the "MVP" is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn't cost any additional money like the "Captain" in DraftKings Showdown contests.
  • FanDuel's default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs.
  • Unlike on DraftKings, FanDuel features no bonuses for 300-yard/100-yard games

MORE FD SINGLE GAME: How to win a FanDuel single-game contest

FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Dolphins vs. Steelers Sunday Night Football

$60,000 budget; must roster at least one player from each team

MVP (1.5x points): RB Raheem Mostert, Dolphins ($10,500)

Mostert's in line for a bounce-back performance on SNF after failing to get going on the ground in last week's 24-16 loss to the Vikings. Even with the Dolphins trailing for the majority of the contest, Mostert still ended up with 14-carries, which is a good sign for this week considering the Dolphins should be in the driver's seat as seven-point favorites. It would be nice to see him do more in the passing game, but regardless, Mostert has the ability to rack up 100 rushing yards and a TD. He's always a threat to pop one loose too as he has six breakaway runs (carries of more than 15 yards) so far this season. 

FLEX WR Tyreek Hill, Dolphins ($16,000)

Tyreek enters Week 7 second among all WRs in targets (65) even with enduring a good deal of QB turnover in the early season. 'Reek is always a threat to explode for north of 100 receiving yards and multiple TDs, and while the Steelers' secondary is much healthier than last week, he's essentially matchup-proof at this point. He might not see as many targets (15) as he saw last week with Miami likely having more success on the ground, but it still can result in 20-plus FD points.

WEEK 7 STANDARD RANKINGS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

FLEX QB Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins ($15,500)

Tua's return to the field hopefully rejuvenates a Dolphins team in desperate need of a win after losing their past three contests. Pittsburgh's defense can be exploited through the air as the Steelers' defense ranks in the bottom half of the league in coverage grade per PFF (62.4) while allowing the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs on a per-game basis (20.7). Tua also leads the league with the highest completion percentage against man coverage (68.2 percent) while Pittsburgh tends to play a high number of snaps in man (40.7 percent).

WEEK 7 DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings

FLEX D/ST, Dolphins ($9,000)

Week 7 might finally be the time the Dolphins' defense generates a couple of takeaways. They currently rank toward the bottom of the league with a -5 turnover margin, forcing just one interception. Kenny Pickett hasn't done a great job taking care of the football, tossing four interceptions in three games. Miami's got a real chance to take advantage of the rookie signal caller by posting their best defensive output of the season.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS:
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/STs | Kickers

FLEX WR George Pickens, Steelers ($8,500)

With Pickett (concussion) trending towards making this third-career start, Pickens has the chance to score his first-career NFL touchdown. Pickens sports an impressive 15.7 aDOT (eight-highest among WRs) along with the third-most deep targets (12). He owns a 20.9 target rate against man coverage while the Dolphins' defense has played 50.4 percent of their defensive snaps in man (third in NFL). Pickens could very well take advantage of a one-on-one matchup, scoring his first career TD in primetime.

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Nick Musial is a Content Producer at The Sporting News
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