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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fantasy Football Week 7 Quick Hits: Thoughts From The Champs

There’s so much happening on a week to week basis in the NFL, sometimes it’s tough to step back and look at the season as a whole instead of a weekly chaotic mess that often leaves you scrambling to overcome injuries and bye weeks.

My goal for this article is to not only talk about players trending up and down based on their weekly performances, but also to give some insights on their overall outlook for the 2014 season. Plus, I love putting photos of cheerleaders in my article for no apparent reason other than it’s fun and valuable eye candy…

Quick reminder before getting into the Quick Hits: There’s a MILLION DOLLARS going out to the 1st place finisher in Week 7.  


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Philip Rivers, Chargers: 3 Straight games with 3 TDs. LOVE IT

Jay Cutler, Bears: Marshall is healthy and his weapons are performing at a very high level. 

Tony Romo, Cowboys: DeMarco Murray is opening things up for the passing game and it's helping his stats in a big way. Upcoming schedule is a CAKE WALK with Giants, Redskins, Cardinals, and Jaguars all before the bye.

Cam Newton, Panthers: His ankle is healthy and he's starting to make plays with his feet again. 

Tom Brady, Patriots: He makes Brandon LaFell look like a Pro Bowler and Gronk is getting healthier by the day.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks: The passing game is struggling a bit but Wilson is still making plays with his feet to make up for lack of passing stats.

Eli Manning, Giants: Losing Victor Cruz is a MAJOR blow to their aerial attack.

Kirk Cousins, Redskins: RG3 will be the starter once healthy.

Joe Flacco, Ravens: 5 TDs in one game will boost his season stats, hopefully he'll continue to add multi-TDs per week on a regular basis.

Carson Palmer, Cardinals: Shoulder looked fine in Week 6, cross your fingers if you are rolling with Fitz or Floyd as your WR.

Brian Hoyer, Browns:   Browns rely on the rushing attack but Hoyer is a solid bye week replacement.

Austin Davis, Rams: Tough slate of games with the Seahawks, Chiefs, 49ers the next 3 weeks.

Derek Carr, Raiders: Looked good coming out of the bye week, even if they don't win, Carr will get decent garbage points.

Geno Smith, Jets: Fair to say he's the worst QB in fantasy among any starting QB or just the worst receiving corps??

Running Backs

LeSean McCoy, Eagles: Finally woke up and showed off that big play ability we knew he was capable of making. Bye Week and then locked in your lineup the rest of the year. 

Arian Foster, Texans: Stay Healthy. Stay Healthy. Stay Healthy. 

Gio Bernard, Bengals: Busting out big runs, getting into the end-zone 

Eddie Lacy, Packers: Doesn't have a tough match-up until Week 15 now only if he'll produce like we saw against the Vikings.

Alfred Morris, Redskins: Couple of easy match-ups should help turn things around for Alf.

Justin Forsett, Ravens: Likely one of the best free agent pickups of the year. 

Shane Vereen, Patriots: Will get more carries with Ridley gone for the season.

Ben Tate, Browns: Browns are a run 1st offense and he'll be their lead back barring injury.

Branden Oliver, Chargers: Will remain the sole RB in the Chargers backfield for the foreseeable future. 

Rashad Jennings, Giants: Expected back after the team's Week 8 bye.

Darren Sproles, Eagles: Sprained MCL could force him to miss one game after the bye week.

Lamar Miller, Dolphins: Will see more carries with Knowshon Moreno out for the year. 

Ronnie Hillman, Broncos: Broncos didn't run the ball more than 20 times when Ball was healthy, gave Hillman 24 carries in Week 6.

Jeremy Hill, Bengals: Bengals will use the rookie often as they focus on the rushing attack while A.J. Green is out. 

Isaiah Crowell, Browns: Terrific upcoming schedule, moved past Terrance West on the depth chart. 

Antone Smith, Falcons: Hopefully the Falcons wake up and start to give him more touches. 

Jerick McKinnon, Vikings: Pass protection issues may have cost him a real shot of completely taking over their backfield.

Zac Stacy, Rams:  Tre Mason looked like the best Rams RB in Week 6 which is BAD news for Stacy.

Bishop Sankey, Titans: The Titans are being very cautious with giving him a full workload.

Chris Johnson, Jets: Ivory not only beat him out for the starting job but has out-shined him in every aspect of the game. 

Wide Receivers:

 Jordy Nelson, Packers: Not just consistent, but consistent for 100 yards and a TD every week. 

Dez Bryant, Cowboys: Just one game this season with over 100 yards.

Brandon Marshall, Bears:  Ankle injury is a thing of the past. 

A.J. Green, Bengals: Toe injury is frustrating the Bengals and Fantasy managers

Randall Cobb, Packers: Finding the end-zone on a weekly basis is keeping Fantasy Managers happy.

Steve Smith, Ravens: 4 games with over 100 yards.

T.Y. Hilton, Colts: Not just a big play, boom or bust player. At least 5 catches in every game this year. 

Julian Edelman, Patriots: In the PPR format, Edelman is a top notch WR2.

Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers: One of two targets for Cam in the passing game results in a lot of red-zone targets and thus TDs.

Pierre Garcon, Redskins: 3 weeks in a row with less than 35 yards.

Michael Floyd, Cardinals:  Will get consistent stats as long as Carson Palmer is under center. 

Mike Wallace, Dolphins: 4 TDs in 5 games is nothing to sneeze at. 

Mohamed Sanu, Bengals: Taking advantage of the extra targets while AJ Green is out. 

Keenan Allen, Chargers: Sophomore Slump in a BIG BIG way.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals: Good trade value now after his big game in Week 6.

Rueben Randle, Giants:  Cruz is out and now Randle is Eli's main target.

Mike Evans, Bucs: Came back early from the groin injury and will be 100% after the bye week.

Odell Beckham JR: Giants  Thrown into the starting lineup with Cruz out for the year. 

Wes Welker, Broncos: 4th option in the Broncos passing attack. 

Torrey Smith, Ravens: Woke up in a big way in Week 6, hopefully keeps it going. 

Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings: Can't get open. Possibly not healthy. Coaches calling him out to the media. NOT GOOD.

Malcom Floyd, Chargers: Big play threat for one of the league's best offenses. 

Andre Holmes, Raiders: Terrific upcoming schedule and should get tons of garbage time action.


Tight Ends 

Julius Thomas, Broncos: On pace for an INSANE 29 TDs. 

Jimmy Graham, Saints: Likely will miss at least one game with the shoulder injury.

Jordan Cameron, Browns: The number 1 weapon in the Browns passing attack.

Jordan Reed, Redskins: Looked healthy and showed off the talent in Week 6 that made in a consensus preseason Top 10 TE.

Larry Donnell, Giants: Should see some more targets with Victor Cruz out of the lineup.

Clay Harbor, Jaguars: Turning into a decent PPR option and bye week replacement. 

Timothy Wright, Patriots:  Just not getting enough targets or time on the field right now even though he's scoring TDs.


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