Fantasy Football- Week 7


Nathaniel Yemma, Sports Columnist

 *Projected points are top 3 at each position based on standard leagues

**Game to be played in London,England


QB- Matt Ryan-ATL (Projected 24.00 points) SUN 4:05 PM vs SD

Matthew Stafford-DET(Projected 23.50 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs WSH

Aaron Rodgers-GB (Projected 20.00 points) THU 8:25 PM vs CHI

Sleeper:Jameis Winston- @SF


RB-Le’Veon Bell-PIT (Projected 18.25 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs NE

DeMarco Murray-TEN (Projected 16.30 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs IND

LeSean McCoy-BUF (Projected 14.23 points) SUN 1:00 PM @ MIA

Sleeper: Spencer Ware-vs NO


WR-Julio Jones-ATL (Projected 15.10 points) SUN 4:05 PM vs SD

Mike Evans-TB (Projected 13.10 points) SUN 4:05 PM @ SF

Antonio Brown-PIT (Projected 10.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs NE

Sleeper:Stefon [email protected]


TE- Rob Gronkowski-NE (Projected 14.25 points) SUN 4:25 PM @ PIT

Jimmy Graham-SEA (Projected 11.50 points) SUN 8:30 PM @ ARI

Julius Thomas-JAX (Projected 10.10 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs OAK

Sleeper: Hunter [email protected]


K- Adam Vinatieri-IND (Projected 13.00 points) SUN 1:00 @TEN

Cairo Santos-KC (Projected 11.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs NO

Justin Tucker-BAL (Projected 10.00 points) SUN 1:00 @ NYJ

Sleeper: Chris Boswell-vs NE


DEF-Cincinnati Bengals-(Projected 13.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs CLE

Los Angeles Rams- (Projected 12.00 points) SUN 9:30 AM vs NYG**

New England Patriots-(Projected 10.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM @ PIT

Sleeper: Tampa Bay [email protected]


Waiver Wire Targets Week 7

Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins

Arian Foster was finally active, which might have been the end of Ajayi’s fantasy value. Well… I was wrong. Foster saw just 11 snaps and five touches to Ajayi’s 47 snaps and 26 touches, Which he  turned into 207 total yards and two touchdowns. Foster’s early-season role in this backfield is a distant memory, and Ajayi looks like the back many fantasy owners drafted in the mid-rounds this summer. Ajayi ran decisively, breaking tackles and showing breakaway speed as well. He’s certainly earned a healthy share of the backfield touches in Miami moving forward. If he’s for some reason still available, make him a top priority this week.

Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Jamaal Charles was back for the Chiefs and found the end zone against the Raiders, but the team made it clear Ware is the feature back while Charles gets his legs back under him. Ware out-touched Charles 26-11, and out gained him 163-47 thanks in part to playing on 40 snaps compared to Charles’ 15. This split should even out in the future, but Ware isn’t going away in this backfield and might be the more valuable fantasy back for the rest of the season. If Ware’s owner made the mistake of dropping him upon Charles’ return, make them pay and add Ware immediately. Up next for Ware and the Chiefs is a date with a Saints defense that has allowed a league-high 11 rushing touchdowns this season.

Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

Thomas leads the Saints in targets over their last three games and has found the end zone in each contest after posting 4 catches for 71 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers in Week 6. Starting the right Saints wide receiver in the right week is a difficult proposition, but Thomas’ role seems to be growing and his consistency shouldn’t be ignored. With the Saints defense continually putting the offense into pass-heavy game scripts, Thomas’ arrow is firmly pointing upward.

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens

With Steve Smith on the shelf with an ankle injury, the team hinted that Wallace could see an expanded role and that came true against the Giants as he led the team with 97 receiving yards on nine targets. This increased usage comes at a perfect time for fantasy as Wallace and the Ravens travel to play the New York Jets next week. The Jets cornerbacks have made a habit of letting receivers run free in the deep portion of the field, as they’ve allowed at least one 40-plus yard reception in each game so far this season. If Wallace is still available in your league, scoop him up and hope for a massive outing.

Kenny Britt, WR, Los Angeles Rams

For weeks I’ve been noting Britt’s consistent performance for the Rams, and how his touchdown drought was likely to end soon. Well, it ended in spectacular fashion in Week 6 as Britt found the end zone twice against the Lions while racking up 136 yards on seven catches on eight targets. He’s clearly the No. 1 wideout for the Rams, despite still trailing Tavon Austin in targets. Britt is a weekly start in PPR formats with four catches and 67-plus yards in five of six games. Those in standard formats might want to play the match ups a bit when it comes to starting Britt, though.