Chris Godwin (vs CLE): All Chris Godwin has done is catch a TD in 4 of his 5 games this season and netted 13 points or more in all 4 of those games. There are a lot of hungry mouths in the Bucs receiving game, but with Jameis Winston back in the fold I can see all those baby birds getting fed by mama Winston especially against a Browns team that has surrendered the 5th most receiving yards.

O.J. Howard (vs CLE): Another mouth to feed in Tampa Bay? Yea, but Howard was well fed even before Winston’s return. In his last three games played he’s had 18 fantasy points, 13 fantasy points and 16 fantasy points respectively. Howard will continue to gobble up a decent amount of targets even against a Browns secondary that has been a little stingy to opposing TEs. Should I end this eating analogy now? OM NOM NOM!

 

Quarterbacks

Dak Prescott (@ WSH): After looking dead in the water after averaging 9.666666 fantasy points in the Cowboys first three games, Prescott has turned it around by averaging 19.333333333 in the last three weeks including a second-most in the week 29 in week 6 against the Jaguars. In week 6 Cam Newton rushed for 43 yards against the Redskins on his way to a 23 fantasy point week. Prescott is capable of similar numbers.

Mitchell Trubisky (vs NE): Okay Trubisky. First you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. After a 43 point week 4 against the Buccaneers I left the Trubs out of this column because he had a bye week and he only had 31 combined fantasy points over his three previous weeks. Now, after another solid fantasy game in week 6 (26 points) I’m keeping an eye on this young man. The Patriots have allowed the second most passing TDs on the season — maybe the #2 overall pick is starting to emerge.

Eli Manning (@ ATL): I know. I know. I know. I know. I know. I KNOW! Okay?! But here’s what’s going to happen in week 7: Eli is going to silence his doubters. His doubters are still going to be right — that a QB over the age of 35 who has been decidedly average his entire career doesn’t all of a sudden get better with age. Yes, if you are Tom Brady or Drew Brees, two of the top-5 QBs of all time, you can still be good past age 35. But Eli? League average ol’ Eli? Nah. Here’s the deal though. Eli is facing the Falcons in week 7. The Falcons have allowed the most passing TDs and most passing yards on the season. You don’t think Eli shows up and shows out after every single football fan, expert and analyst has called for him to lose his job? It could happen!

Running Backs

Marlon Mack (vs BUF): Is this the breakout game we’ve been waiting to see from a Colts back? He out-attempted his two competitors 12 to 3 to 4 in their week 6 loss to the Jets. If you’re desperate for rushing help, Mack’s ownership percentage is at the lowest it’s going to be all season — swipe him up and hope he stays healthy and continues to be the lead dog in Indy. He could/should be.

Ito Smith (vs NYG): Here’s the long and short of it — Devonta Freeman is not expected to play again in week 7. Tevin Coleman hasn’t exactly run away with the starting gig in Freeman’s place. And Smith just had more rushing attempts than Coleman in week 6 (11 to 10) including the only rushing TD on the day for the Falcons. If Coleman doesn’t step up and Freeman’s injury lingers there’s an opportunity here for Smith.

D’Onta Foreman (@ JAX): Foreman isn’t expected back yet in week 7, but the two running backs at the top of the Texans food chain had another disappointing day rushing a combined 22 times for only 72 total yards. Neither Lamar Miller or Alfred Blue have done enough to show that they deserve the RB1 tag in Houston so maybe Foreman can come in and run away with that title when he returns in week 8. This could be a huge gamble, but if you’re desperate you gotta do what you gotta do.

 

Wide Receivers

Taylor Gabriel (vs NE): Another guy who I think is criminally under-owned is Gabriel. He just put up his second 100+ yard receiving game and seems to have developed a rapport with Trubisky. Gabriel has played in 83% of the Bears snaps this season and has been targeted in 22% of those snaps — only 3% less than Allen Robinson. Check out more snap/target stats here: Chicago Bears Depth Chart.

Chester Rogers (vs BUF): I keep telling you to grab Rogers and you keep disobeying. Rogers has lead the Colts in targets in each of the last three weeks and has scored at least 14 fantasy points in each of those three games. No word on the status of T.Y. Hilton for the Colts week 7 game against the Bills, but even if he plays I’d still expect a healthy dose of targets for Rogers.

Willie Snead IV (vs NO): That makes 5 of 6 games where Snead has scored double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues. John Brown and Michael Crabtree get all the attention, but don’t forget about steady Snead if you’re in need of WR help. His week 7 opponent, the Saints, have allowed the 4th most receiving yards and second most receiving TDs so there’s plenty of value to go around in the Ravens receiving game.

Jermaine Kearse (vs MIN): Don’t forget about Jermaine Kearse’s 50.6 receiving yards per game he averaged in 2017. Sam Darnold and the Jets have shown that they are not afraid to throw the ball all around the yard in 2018. After only having 7 total catches in his previous 4 games, Kearse grabbed 9 passes for 94 yards in week 6. After missing week 1 I’m guessing Darnold didn’t have the right chemistry with Kearse — but guess what? Chemistry here now. With Quincy Enunwa out for 3-4 weeks and Terrelle Pryor possibly missing time too — it is Kearse’s time to shine. He should be available in your league too unless you’re in one of the 0.9% of leagues where someone accidentally owns him.

 

Tight End

C.J. Uzomah (@ KC): Uzomah had a nice 6 catch, 7 target game for 54 yards in his second game as Tyler Eifert’s replacement. I told you to grab Uzomah last week. His week 7 opponent, the Chiefs, have also allowed the most receiving yards to TEs this year. One of these days you’ll listen to me. 

 

Defense/Special Teams

Los Angeles Chargers D/ST (vs TEN): Quiet simple really. Chargers are playing the Titans. Titans have scored the third fewest points and acquired the third fewest yards on the season. The Chargers have scored double-digit fantasy points against the team that has scored the fewest points on the season (Bills), the fifth fewest points on the season (Raiders) and 10th fewest points on the season (Browns.)

 

Kicker

Brett Maher (@ WSH): I told you to add Maher last week. Here are his point totals since week 2: 8, 9, 15, 12, 21. You all gonna ignore me again?

  1. miles proudfoot says:
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    Thanks for the read. Definitely to stream at least a WR this week due to byes. Would you rather M Goodwin or one of the WRs listed above? How much FAAB would you throw down out of 100 (began are 150) for Goodwin?

    Also, start Cam or Ryan this week?

    Thanks!

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @miles proudfoot:
      I’m going with Gabriel and Matt Ryan.

  2. JohnsonKupp says:
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    Good morning
    I want to follow your advice and pick up Kearse. 1/2 ppr I would have to drop MVS, Cobb, or Allison. I have Rodgers and would like to have his #2 target but I am unsure who that is anymore.
    Thanks

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @JohnsonKupp: I think Allison will be his #2 when healthy. followed closely by Cobb.

  3. Trevor

    TG says:
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    Standard league.

    OJ Howard or Austin Hooper ROS?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @TG: Wow — that’s a tough one. I’d go Hooper but its close.

  4. Nick says:
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    Hey man, in a 10team standard and I have Baltimore D. Do you drop Stills to pickup the Chargers this week, or just dump Baltimore because there next 3 matchups (NO, CAR, @PIT) are tough & then a bye….

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Nick: I think Stills is a safe drop at this point.

  5. G-man says:
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    Which side of this trade do you like better?
    Julio Jones and Dalvin Cook FOR Christian Mccaffrey and Corey Davis? Asking for myself

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @G-man: If you’re confident in Cook’s health — thats the side I like. Hamstring injuries and RBs are a dangerous mix.

  6. Chris says:
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    Hi Kerry,

    I got Matt Ryan at QB who i grabbed from FA. I also have Russel Wilson.

    Would you trade Wilson or Ryan with Marshal Lynch for RB Melvin Gordon?

    My current team is:
    QB – Ryan
    WR – Mike Evans, Woods, John Brown
    RB – Gurley, Lynch
    TE – Cool
    K – Stream
    DEF – MIN
    FLEX – McCoy
    BN – Baldwin (WR)
    BN – Crowell (RB)
    BN – Dede Westbrook (WR)
    BN – Howard (TE)
    BN – Russell Wilson (QB)

    Thanks!
    Chris

    • chris says:
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      @Chris: in TE i meant COOK

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Chris: I would only do that trade if I was truly awful at QB — otherwise I’d want the Gordon side.

  7. Mike says:
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    PPR add Mack, lose Aaron Jones?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Mike: No as rough as it’s been I’d still stick with Jones here.

  8. Water boy says:
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    Howdy & welcome to week 7!

    In my .5 ppr league my winning streak came to a hault. Going into week 6 I was 5-0. I didn’t have a horrible week since I would’ve beaten half the league with my score just my luck I faced a team who scored the second most points this week: he has Gurley, zeke, Mixon. Lol Gurley & zeke were his keepers Mixon he drafted.

    Based on my team are you looking to pull off any deals, or stand pat?

    My QB Winston

    My RBs: DJ, Melvin Gordon, brieda, ekeler, Ron Jones, Alf Morris, kerryon johnson.

    My WRs: Hilton, Keenan Allen, amari Cooper, Sterling Shepard, kupp, Geronimo Allison, Tyler Boyd, Doug Baldwin, Chris Hogan

    My TE is being dropped I stream : niles Paul

    Based on this would you make any moves or stand pat?

    1.) deal or hold my DJ? He does have a juicy week 7 matchup. If deal would you for any of these?

    2.) deal DJ to get Sony Michel?

    3.) deal DJ to get Sony + Tyreek Hill?

    4.) deal DJ to get Mixon?

    5.) deal Hilton + DJ to get zeke?

    6.) deal Keenan + DJ to get zeke? Or does moving Keenan kill my WR core?

    7.) deal DJ + Keenan Allen to get kelce + juju or Mark Ingram?

    Waiver Q:
    Is alf Morris droppable? If so thinking either ito Smith, frank gore .

    Thanks man!

    • Kerry Klug

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      @Water boy: If it ain’t broke — I say don’t fix it. The only thing I would consider is possibly looking into a more permanent TE situation as streaming can sometimes bite you.

  9. jose says:
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    Do any writers specialize in individual defensive players?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Me!

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @jose: idp guru, closest thing to (kevin i believe was the name) razzball’s last truly awesome IDP guy (who was ranked top 2 for his last 2 years here at FP).

    • jose says:
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      @jose: Thanks guys! I do one fantasy football league and it’s only because it’s mostly the same guys that are in my oldest fantasy baseball league. It’s a 6 team keeper with IDPs and I never do well with the IDPs.

  10. Chris says:
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    Trade D.Johnson for Thielen in PPR leagues?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Chris: if you’re trying to get thielen it is going to take more than that. he’s the highest scoring WR in the game

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Chris: his (thielen’s) floor right now is better than AB’s ever was (seriously, AB’s ceiling was higher, but pretty sure he never had a this many consecutive week period (going back to last year also) where his worst week was 6/102 no TD, this year that’s his worst in week 1).

  11. steve stevenson says:
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    .5 PPR, have a decent team but injuries have crushed me at RB. Have Breida at RB2 and not much behind him, but at least Kamara is through his bye. Use #1 waiver priority on Ito Smith (Freeman just placed on IR), Gore or Barber, or hold and hope someone better emerges?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @steve stevenson: Ito right now. go before its too late!

  12. kevin says:
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    Desperate for rb help. Have Conner but on bye and even that may have issues. Freeman to ir.
    How much out of $100 do you spend on ito, mack, chubb?
    What rb is a good target for brown or Hopkins in a trade?

    • Kerry Klug

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      @kevin: Ito I’m going 20-25. Mach 10-15. Chubb <5 for righ tnow.
      Has to be a top 5 RB for those two pass-catching gods

  13. Flocktober says:
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    Barber as a waiver pick up over Ito?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Flocktober: nah man — Ito for me since that IR tag hit.

  14. jujuBoy says:
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    Hey MB would you drop Dion Lewis for Mack or Ito Smith in a PPR?

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @jujuBoy: Who is MB?? I’d drop Lewis for Ito. Lewis looks like the odd man out

  15. Christophe Lachance-Tardif says:
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    Kenny Golladay or Cohen in PPR?

  16. Big W says:
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    THanks for the streaming advice! For a half ppr, who do you start at flex? Marlon Mack or Chester Rogers?

    Thanks again!

    Big W

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