Hello everyone, and welcome to Thursday! Football is back tonight! My apologies for having to publish my rankings a day late, as I was a bit tied up outside of the womb that is Razzball.com, but don’t worry, I am back and better(?) than ever!
Today after my rankings, I will be providing some of the players that I am high on, that also pretty much correlates with the Razzball projections to get you guys an early look at some Razzball certified picks for Week 7!
Let’s have it then!
*Note*: All projections are based off of standard league scoring in our Razzball projection system.
Players I’m High On
After missing Week 5, Mariota came back into our lives last week against the Colts and had a pretty good performance, throwing for 300+ yards, 1 TD and 1 INT, and now draws a good matchup against the Browns. I like me some Mariota this week, and so does our projections, ranking him as our #1 QB.
I really do like Taylor this week as he draws a matchup against the weak Bucs defense at home; a defense that can be punished through the air, and on the ground, so it wouldn’t surprise me if we see Taylor have a nice game running the ball as well.
Ajayi has been a little disappointing to start the year, but I’m still confident on him ROS as he has been getting quite the workload as the bell-cow in South Beach to open the year. Now he’ll be back in Miami at home against a Jets defense that ranks 25th against the run. I love me some Ajayi this week.
Marlon Mack vs JAX: Proj: 5.59 (#40 RB)
I think Mack is a little low in our projections. I’m expecting a big week from him against a Jaguars defense that will probably shut down the Colts passing game, but still ranks 31st against the run, per Football Outsiders. If the Colts want to have any success this week, they’ll get Mack and Gore involved as much as they can.
Crabtree has been on fire this year through 6 weeks, and now draws another great matchup against Chiefs CB Marcus Peters, in what PFF deems to be a 82% advantage for Crabtree. Fire him up in all leagues tonight.
With Sanders being out for the foreseeable future, I expect Thomas’ usage rate to increase dramatically this week against Los Angeles. If the Broncos want to be successful after a letdown Week 6 performance against New York, they’ll have to get Thomas involved.
I love me some Graham this week. The Giants’ linebackers are the worst part about this defense, and it’s a great matchup for Graham. Fire him up.
Players I’m Not High On
They may get Shepard back this week, and they are at home, but I don’t want to have Manning at all this week.
He’s getting the workload as Baltimore’s only productive RB, but I don’t want to even think about him this week at Minnesota.
Washington Receivers (Crowder/Pryor)
They’ve been very disappointing so far through 6 weeks, and I don’t want to have them in Week 7 either as they match up very poorly against the Eagles CB’s.
He’s been invisible thus far in the offense to start the year, and it’s too tough of a matchup for me to want to start Fleener.
Alright guys, that about does it for me. Again, my apologies for having to publish this on Thursday morning As always, leave your questions and comments below and I will answer them in a timely manner. Take it easy.
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