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Week after week we see a trio of players from the same teams shooting contestants up the leaderboards in daily fantasy contests. This has been a highly-profitable endeavor for fantasy players, and there is no slowing down now.
Let's see who the best trios are heading into Week 7.
3. Minnesota Vikings (QB - Kirk Cousins, WR - Adam Thielen, TE - Kyle Rudolph) at New York Jets
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The total on this game opened at 47, a bit higher than anticipated by most. More importantly, the Vikings' offense is in a nice spot here against a Jets team that has mainly been attacked in the center of the field. Cousins is starting to get more familiarity with his Vikings receivers, and his main weapon, Thielen, will be lined up in the slot all day. Rudolph rounds out the stack, and of course he'll be pasted to the middle of the field as well.
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB - Jameis Winston, WR - DeSean Jackson, TE - O.J. Howard) vs. Cleveland Browns
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Surprisingly, the Buccaneers/Browns game currently has a total of 50.5 with Tampa Bay favored by -4 at this point in the week. It will certainly surprise people to not see Mike Evans on this list, but Cleveland has been great at limiting yards after the catch. It's possible that Evans can accumulate lots of catches, but DeSean Jackson is better suited to beat them on the deep ball like Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tyrell Williams did last week. O.J. is similarly appealing, and the Browns numbers against tight ends are a bit skewed because of the competition they've faced. Howard looks to be back at full health, and he can certainly have a similar game to the one Raiders tight end Jared Cook had in Week 2.
1. Cincinnati Bengals (QB - Andy Dalton, WR - A.J. Green, WR - Tyler Boyd)
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I guess it's not sneaky from a statistical standpoint, but most people will just want to load up on the other side of this game. KC's defense is getting torn to shreds on a regular basis, so Dalton & Co. should have no trouble putting points on the board -- of course, they'll be plenty coming back against them. The Bengals and Chiefs' defenses both allow the most passing attempts in the NFL, so everything is setting up for offensive glory on Sunday.
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