Found October 17, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
Thanks for taking the time to view our Week 7 Fantasy Football Ranks. As always, any answers not apparent from the details below or any questions/comments/concerns about the rankings are welcome in the comments here, or on our standing fantasy advice page. I’m 5 spots ahead of expert consensus on Nick Foles, and I’m good with that. He was last week’s 2nd leading scorer at the position and he has a much softer matchup against the Cowboys. I’m not trying to read too much into one week but I just see opportunity for Foles in what could be a shootout; and I’m not afraid to be ahead of the curve on it. Robert Griffin III’s contention that he’ll run more makes him a more interesting commodity moving forward, but, I’m not expecting a lot out of him in Week 7 against the Bears. Options like Foles, and perhaps even Henne (though 4 spots behind him) are more interesting this week. Our Andrew Reid and I made a point (without realizing it) of writing about how Jamaal Charles has scored a TD and gone for over 100 yards in every game he’s played this year when discussing him in Week 6. The good news: after a two touchdown performance, we’re still able to say it. He’s in the conversation for top back week in and out. This week, though, I think Adrian Peterson and the Vikings see a few short fields, plus, I think they’ll rely heavily on him in Josh Freeman’s first start in the new scheme. Arian Foster’s matchup against KC is less than enticing (just two scores all season to opposing backs) but he’s been running well of late regardless of opponent and the volume is impressive since Week 4. Speaking of volume, Eddie Lacy notched 23 carries in each of the last two weeks and against a team that is tough on the pass, with multiple injuries at WR, you can expect a lot of work again. Brandon Jacobs, at 15, is the diciest ranking inside RB starter territory. I’m going on upside here in a soft matchup (most points allowed to RBs in the league) but he had delivered nothing but duds leading into last Thursday night. Joseph Randle and Le’Veon Bell are both players who are very much in the start-worthy conversation because of their projected share of their team’s carries this week but I’d like to see better YPC numbers out of each of them before putting a lot of faith behind them. The San Diego secondary is giving up catches on almost 70% of passes thrown to opposing WRs this season and Justin Blackmon should be in for another 15+ targets. Yes please. Calvin Johnson’s rank could come up from 10 by the time game day roles around, and reports that he practiced Wednesday are a positive, but, the Bengals represent a stiff challenge at the best of times. TY Hilton saw more looks/snaps than DHB last week (finally) and should be in line for a big game against the Broncos. There will be points on the board on this one and I think Indy can keep pace (for a while anyway) at home. The fantasy community, and my own ranks, have finally come to terms with the smack I’ve been talking about Dwayne Bowe’s use in KC. Another paltry 6 targets last week leave him outside the top 50 in most targeted WRs this year… he’s not getting enough looks to be a relevant fantasy starter right now. Heath Miller went 6/6 on targets last week and is clearly back in the swing of things with the Pittsburgh offense. He’s worth a start every week. Jeff Cumberland led the Jets in receiving last week and while Stephen Hill will get plenty of looks, as long as Dustin Keller is out (3 more games) he’s a back-end option at TE. Signup with Draft Street for great Daily Fantasy Games | Deposit to receive a 100% Bonus up to $200 The post Week 7 Fantasy Football Ranks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.
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