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Fantasy managers are likely going to have a tough time with their rosters this week with six teams on a bye. It's hard to replace stars from the Bills, Cowboys, Chargers, Steelers, Vikings and Jaguars, but hopefully you're prepared. If not, check the waiver wire for any last-minute options or look to make a trade.

If you have players on the Rams, this should be a fun week against the Lions, and it's probably a game that Matthew Stafford had circled for a while. He has to be excited to face his former team.

Sure, there are going to be nerves involved, but it's not like Tom Brady going back to New England like we saw in Week 4. Stafford isn't playing in Detroit, so he doesn't have those emotions of going to his first NFL home to worry about.

This should be a game where Stafford lights up his former team. It's not about revenge, it's just a great matchup. The Lions have already allowed three quarterbacks to score at least 22 Fantasy points this season, with Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow each scoring 34 points.

Stafford just had 33 Fantasy points at the Giants in Week 6, and he's scored at least 30 Fantasy points in two home games already this year. He's averaging 306.3 passing yards per game, and it's been fun to see him take command of Sean McVay's offense.

Cooper Kupp has benefitted in a big way as the No. 1 Fantasy receiver this year, and we're still hoping for more from Robert Woods, although he does have three touchdowns and has scored at least 14 PPR points in two of his past three games. For this week, you should be confident in both Rams receivers because of what this game should mean to Stafford. I'm also starting Tyler Higbee, and Darrell Henderson has become a must-start running back in all leagues.

But this game is all about Stafford, who spent the first 12 years of his career in Detroit. He should have a huge game against the Lions, and he's a top-three Fantasy quarterback in all leagues this week.

Editor's Note: Projections are provided by CBS Sports and not Jamey Eisenberg. Projected points are for PPR leagues.

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Start of the Week
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ATL Atlanta • #2
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
25th
PROJ PTS
21.5
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1332
RUYDS
26
TD
10
INT
3
FPTS/G
22

There is plenty of star power missing at quarterback in Week 7 with Josh Allen, Dak Prescott and Justin Herbert on a bye. Kirk Cousins has likely been a starter in many leagues, and he's also off. And that could have Fantasy managers scrambling if you didn't have a backup option in place. Thankfully, Matt Ryan is here to help, and he's the Start of the Week.

The Falcons quarterback comes off his bye having scored at least 25 Fantasy points in his past two games. He's actually averaging 25.0 Fantasy points in his past four outings, and he should take advantage of the Dolphins. Miami has allowed an average of 25.0 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this year.

We'll find out if the Dolphins will get starting cornerbacks Xavien Howard (shoulder/groin) and Byron Jones (Achilles/groin) back for this game, and one or both being out will be a huge boost for Ryan. He gets Calvin Ridley back in this matchup after Ridley missed the London game against the Jets due to personal reasons, and Ridley should again be considered a must-start Fantasy receiver in all leagues.

Russell Gage (ankle) is also back for the Falcons, so Ryan has his full complement of weapons, along with 2021 star Cordarrelle Patterson. And Ryan finally got Kyle Pitts going in Week 5, so hopefully that connection continues to be great.

I like Ryan as a top 10 Fantasy quarterback in Week 7. He might be the best bye-week replacement of any position this week, and he has the chance to be a star against the Dolphins.  

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Quarterbacks
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LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
22
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1946
RUYDS
28
TD
10
INT
4
FPTS/G
22.1
I expected Carr to struggle at Denver in Week 6, and I was wrong. After combining for just 24 Fantasy points in his previous two games, and coming off Jon Gruden's resignation, I thought Carr would have another bad game against a good defense on the road. But he scored 25 Fantasy points, which is the fourth time this season he's reached at least that total, and he should be trustworthy in Week 7 against the Eagles. Three of the past four quarterbacks against Philadelphia have scored at least 21 Fantasy points, and the Eagles are among the league leaders in total touchdowns allowed to quarterbacks with 13.
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
16th
PROJ PTS
20.5
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
544
RUYDS
23
TD
4
INT
2
FPTS/G
14.6
The Falcons defense has been very Jekyll and Hyde against opposing quarterbacks all season. Three quarterbacks (Jalen Hurts, Tom Brady and Taylor Heinicke) have scored at least 30 Fantasy points against Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Falcons have held Daniel Jones and Trevor Lawrence to 13 Fantasy points or less. So which defense will show up this week? Hopefully the bad one, and Tagovailoa is worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues. He played well in his return from a three-game absence from a rib injury in Week 6 against Jacksonville with 25 Fantasy points, and he's scored at least 18 Fantasy points in the two starts he's completed. The Dolphins can't run the ball, so I'm hoping this game turns into a shootout between Tagovailoa and Matt Ryan.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -5.5 O/U 57
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
22.7
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1467
RUYDS
133
TD
8
INT
4
FPTS/G
17.9
The Chiefs defense did a good job last week in holding Heinicke to 11 Fantasy points, but the four previous quarterbacks against Kansas City (Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Hurts and Josh Allen) all scored more than 30 Fantasy points. I'm hoping Tannehill gets in that range, and he's due since he's scored more than 19 Fantasy points just once this season. This game has the highest over/under of Week 7 at 56.5 points at the Caesars Sportsbook, and Derrick Henry can only do so much to carry the Titans offense. A.J. Brown looks right again, and hopefully Julio Jones (hamstring) plays. But Tannehill will also make plays with his legs, and he's worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues.
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NO New Orleans • #2
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA NO -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
16.3
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
892
RUYDS
86
TD
13
INT
3
FPTS/G
22.8
I was hoping Winston was going to get Michael Thomas (ankle) back for this game, but it appears like he's still a couple of weeks away from making his 2021 debut. But even without Thomas, Winston can still be considered a low-end starter in Week 7 against a Seattle defense that is fourth in the NFL in passing yards allowed. Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford and the combination of Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo have all gone over 300 passing yards against the Seahawks. And Winston just had 33 Fantasy points at Washington in Week 5 before the Saints' bye, which included a season-high 30 attempts. Winston is a good streaming option in Week 7.
CAR Carolina • #14
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS QB
29th
PROJ PTS
21.8
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1573
RUYDS
110
TD
12
INT
7
FPTS/G
21.6
Darnold will hopefully snap out of his two-game funk in a stadium he knows well this week. The former Jets quarterback is going back to MetLife Stadium, and while he's facing the Giants, this is a homecoming of sorts. More importantly, this is a matchup he should be able to exploit since the Giants have allowed all but one quarterback to score at least 23 Fantasy points this season, and Ryan had the lowest score against this defense with 19 Fantasy points in Week 3. Darnold scored at least 21 Fantasy points in each of his first four starts, and hopefully he can return to that level of production in this matchup.
SF San Francisco • #10
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
28th
PROJ PTS
18.7
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
925
RUYDS
26
TD
6
INT
2
FPTS/G
16.9
Garoppolo is expected to start Sunday night after being out in Week 5 with a calf injury. He's worth using as a low-end starter in deeper formats and can be counted on in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues. Jacoby Brissett and Davis Mills are the lone quarterbacks who failed to score at least 21 Fantasy points against the Colts this year, who have given up an average of 25.3 points to the position. Garoppolo only has one game this season with more than 18 Fantasy points, but he might not have to worry about coming off the field this week if Trey Lance (knee) is still hurt. This could be a statement game for Garoppolo that if he plays well he should be the starter for the remainder of the season.
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WAS Washington • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 49
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
17.5
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1390
RUYDS
127
TD
10
INT
6
FPTS/G
19.5
Heinicke has not been good the past two games, and you have to believe Washington will go back to Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) when he's healthy. In his past two games against the Saints and Chiefs, Heinicke has combined for just 20 Fantasy points, including one touchdown and three interceptions. He had no rushing yards against Kansas City, which has been part of his Fantasy appeal. This week, he might have some success against a depleted Green Bay pass defense, which could be without cornerbacks Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and Kevin King (shoulder), as well as edge rushers Preston Smith (oblique) and Za'Darius Smith (back). Still, the Packers allow just 21.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing passers, and it's hard to trust Heinicke as anything more than an option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
18.3
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1524
RUYDS
201
TD
6
INT
4
FPTS/G
18.5
The Panthers pass defense has fallen apart lately, allowing 22 or more Fantasy points to Dak Prescott, Hurts and Cousins in three games in a row. But Jones has also fallen apart. He suffered a concussion in Week 5 at Dallas and then struggled in Week 6 against the Rams with just three Fantasy points. His receiving corps is depleted with Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (foot) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) all battling injuries, and Saquon Barkley (ankle) could also be out again. I would only use Jones, who is averaging 13.3 Fantasy points in three home games this year, in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
IND Indianapolis • #2
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS QB
14th
PROJ PTS
16.7
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1545
RUYDS
74
TD
9
INT
1
FPTS/G
19.8
Wentz is on a nice roll coming into Week 7 at San Francisco with at least 20 Fantasy points in three games in a row against Miami, Baltimore and Houston. But I'm expecting him to be under that number this week at the 49ers, who should be fresh coming off a bye. Only Jared Goff in Week 1 and Aaron Rodgers in Week 3 have been above 240 passing yards against San Francisco, including matchups with Hurts, Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray. Murray only scored 15 Fantasy points against the 49ers in Week 5, and Hurts and Wilson needed their rushing production to save them. Since Wentz has just 14 rushing yards combined in his past four games, this could be a down week for him, and he's only an option in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues.
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CIN Cincinnati • #9
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1540
RUYDS
44
TD
14
INT
7
FPTS/G
22.2
It's hard to bench Burrow when so many good quarterbacks are on a bye (Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins), but this could be a down game for him if the Ravens defense from Week 6 shows up again. Baltimore shut down Herbert last week, holding him to 12 Fantasy points, and this looked like a vintage Ravens performance against a dominant offense. Now, Baltimore has to do it again since Burrow has scored at least 22 Fantasy points in four games in a row. He played at Baltimore last season as a rookie and was 19-of-30 passing for 183 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, with a lost fumble. He'll do better than that, but I don't expect a huge outing for him on the road this week.
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Running Backs
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ATL Atlanta • #84
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
15.1
RB RNK
6th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
173
REC
25
REYDS
295
TD
5
FPTS/G
20.4
Patterson and Mike Davis are both in play here as starters against the Dolphins, who are No. 3 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. The Dolphins have allowed either 100 total yards or a touchdown to a running back in every game this season, and three times this season two running backs on the same team have scored against Miami (Buffalo, Las Vegas and Tampa Bay). Patterson has either 100 total yards or a touchdown in four games in a row, and Davis scored a touchdown in consecutive games prior to Atlanta's bye in Week 6.
PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
22nd
PROJ PTS
11.3
RB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
270
REC
18
REYDS
121
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.9
I nearly made Sanders the Start of the Week because I feel like this should be his breakout game. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni knows the team needs to run the ball -- Philadelphia's crowd in Week 6 against Tampa Bay definitely made that clear -- and Sanders will hopefully benefit with the most touches he's had since Week 1 when he got 19 (15 carries) at Atlanta. He's averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and hopefully he'll score his first touchdown of the season in Week 7 at Las Vegas. The Raiders have allowed a running back to score in five of six games this year, and Sanders is dominating playing time compared to Kenneth Gainwell. Hopefully, this is the week Sanders rewards you for sticking with him after a rough start to the season.
CAR Carolina • #30
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
13.7
RB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
281
REC
13
REYDS
82
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.2
Hubbard is proving to be a reliable Fantasy option as the replacement for Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) in Carolina. In his past two starts, he scored at least 13 PPR points with either 100 total yards or a touchdown in each outing. He also has at least 15 total touches in the past three starts for McCaffrey, and now coach Matt Rhule said he wants the team to run the ball more. That should work for Hubbard against the Giants, who have allowed a running back to either score or gain at least 100 total yards in every game this season. Hubbard has top-10 upside in this matchup.
SF San Francisco • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
6th
PROJ PTS
8.9
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
189
REC
4
REYDS
30
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.6
This isn't the best matchup since the Colts are top five in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, but I'll buy into the San Francisco rushing attack and trust Mitchell coming off a bye. He's the lead running back for the 49ers, and he should have the chance for 15-plus touches, which he's already done twice this season. There have been four running backs with at least 15 total touches against the Colts this season, and three of them (Chris Carson, Darrell Henderson and Derrick Henry) have either 100 total yards or a touchdown. Only Mark Ingram failed to accomplish either feat last week, but he managed 81 total yards in a 31-3 loss. Mitchell should be considered a high-end No. 2 running back in all leagues this week.
WAS Washington • #41
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
11
RB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
100
REC
21
REYDS
215
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.8
Antonio Gibson (calf/shin) is banged up, and if he's out then McKissic could take on a bigger role for Washington. He had a season-high eight carries in Week 6 against Kansas City for 45 yards, and he also added eight catches for 65 yards on 10 targets. He's now scored at least 16 PPR points in three of his past five games, and he should continue to be involved in the passing game in Week 7, especially if Washington is chasing points at Green Bay. The Packers have already allowed five running backs (Alvin Kamara, D'Andre Swift, Kyle Juszczyk, Najee Harris and Samaje Perine) to score at least eight PPR points in a game against them this season with just their receiving production alone. McKissic is a flex option if Gibson plays, but he's a must-start running back in PPR if Gibson is out.
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BAL Baltimore • #34
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN BAL -6 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
10.1
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
95
REC
3
REYDS
34
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.4
As of Wednesday, we're not sure what's happening with the Baltimore backfield. Is Latavius Murray (ankle) healthy? Will Ty'Son Williams be allowed to play? What we do know is Freeman is starting to look better each week and should be considered a flex option against the Bengals. He had three catches for 34 yards on four targets in the Week 5 comeback effort against the Colts. And then he had nine carries for 53 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers in Week 6. There will be two other guys with Freeman -- either Murray or Williams and Le'Veon Bell -- but Freeman deserves more chances to touch the ball. He might be my favorite Ravens running back in Week 7 -- and beyond.

ARI Arizona • #6
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU ARI -17.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
21st
PROJ PTS
10.6
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
272
REC
5
REYDS
34
TD
5
FPTS/G
10.9
The Cardinals are favored by 18.5 points at home against the Texans, according to the Caesars Sportsbook, so there should be some touchdown and garbage-time opportunities here for Conner. Chase Edmonds is the better Cardinals running back in PPR, but Conner is a borderline starter in all leagues in this matchup. Houston has allowed a running back to score in three games in a row, and Conner has scored a touchdown in three of his past four games, with five total touchdowns over that span.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #28
Age: 29 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
9.2
RB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
105
REC
10
REYDS
58
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.7
Booker got the workload we were hoping for in Week 6 against the Rams with 16 total touches in place of Saquon Barkley (ankle), but he barely did anything with it, scoring just 10 PPR points. He's now had consecutive games with at least 16 total touches, but he's been at 69 total yards or less in each outing. We don't expect Barkley to play again in Week 7 against Carolina, and Booker is just a flex play in most leagues. The Panthers have allowed just two touchdowns to running backs all season.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #32
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
13th
PROJ PTS
7.8
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
165
REC
9
REYDS
64
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.9
Carter already faced the Patriots once this season in Week 2, and he was held to 11 carries for 59 yards, along with two catches for 29 yards on three targets. New England has only allowed two touchdowns to running backs all season, and only Alvin Kamara in Week 3 and Leonard Fournette in Week 4 have topped 69 rushing yards on the Patriots. Carter has scored in each of his past two games, but he's been held to 58 total yards or less in each outing. At best, he's a flex play in Week 7, but I would prefer to avoid him in this matchup on the road.
DET Detroit • #30
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -15 O/U 50.5
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
255
REC
16
REYDS
99
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.6
Williams has disappeared in the passing game for the Lions. He had eight catches on nine targets in Week 1 against San Francisco, but since then he's combined for just eight catches on nine targets in his five other games. He's also scored seven PPR points or less in four of his past five games, including three in a row. He's still playing in tandem with D'Andre Swift, but Williams isn't producing enough to warrant using him as a starter in most Fantasy leagues this week, especially if he's not involved in the passing game.
MIA Miami • #37
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
12.1
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
176
REC
24
REYDS
136
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.2
I made the mistake of expecting Gaskin to use his Week 5 performance against Tampa Bay when he had 31 PPR points as a springboard to a strong rest of season. That didn't pan out well in Week 6 against Jacksonville in London since Gaskin was held to just two PPR points. He now has three games in a row with five carries or less, and he's still searching for his first rushing touchdown this season. The Falcons matchup isn't daunting since Atlanta is No. 9 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, but it's hard to trust Gaskin now. I'm hopeful he performs well again like he did against the Buccaneers, but I would only Gaskin as a flex option at best in PPR in Week 7.
CLE Cleveland • #30
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN CLE -2 O/U 41
OPP VS RB
5th
PROJ PTS
8.9
RB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
11
REC
1
REYDS
7
TD
0
FPTS/G
0.5
On Tuesday, when we found out Nick Chubb (calf) was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, I had moderately high expectations for Johnson, especially with Kareem Hunt (calf) on injured reserve. Then we got to Wednesday, and the Browns ruled out Baker Mayfield (shoulder), meaning Case Keenum will start at quarterback. We also don't know if Odell Beckham (shoulder) will play, and Cleveland is dealing with offensive line issues as tackles Jack Conklin (knee) and Jedrick Wills (ankle) are both banged up. I hope Johnson can overcome playing with a lot of backups against the Broncos, but I'm nervous to trust him as anything more than a flex option this week.
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CHI Chicago • #24
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -12.5 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
9.3
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
179
REC
2
REYDS
15
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.6
Herbert was great as expected in Week 6 against the Packers with 19 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown, along with two catches for 15 yards on three targets. He's now run for at least 75 yards in two games without David Montgomery (knee), and his performance against Green Bay was also with Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams could be out again in Week 7 against the Buccaneers, which would help Herbert, but I would only use him as a flex option in this matchup. Tampa Bay is No. 10 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, and the way to attack them out of the backfield is in the passing game. We'll see if Herbert can post quality receiving stats in Week 7, but I'm hesitant to start him in most leagues. He will likely need a touchdown to save his production this week, and those have been hard to come by against the Buccaneers this season for running backs. Only Patterson in Week 2 has rushed for a touchdown against Tampa Bay this year.
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MIA Miami • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
9th
PROJ PTS
14.9
WR RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
37
TAR
49
REYDS
301
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.9
We'll see if DeVante Parker (shoulder) or Preston Williams (groin) are able to return in Week 7 against Atlanta, and hopefully they don't hinder Waddle much. But even if one or both play against the Falcons, I still like Waddle as a quality starting option in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. In Week 6 at Jacksonville, with Tua Tagovailoa back from his rib injury, Waddle had 10 catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets. Waddle has now scored at least 16 PPR points in the two games where Tagovailoa has finished, and this is a good matchup against the Falcons, who have allowed five receivers to score at least 16 PPR points this season.

DEN Denver • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -2 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
14.2
WR RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
53
REYDS
471
TD
2
FPTS/G
15.4
The only fear I have for Sutton and Tim Patrick this week is that the Browns don't score enough points to make the Broncos throw a lot in this matchup given all the injuries for Cleveland. But this matchup is fantastic for Sutton and Patrick, who is worth using as a sleeper as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver. In Cleveland's last three games against Minnesota, the Chargers and Arizona, six receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points with seven touchdowns over that span. Sutton has scored at least 23 PPR points in three of his past five games. And Patrick has scored at least 12 PPR points in every game Teddy Bridgewater has finished this year.
HOU Houston • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -17.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
12.4
WR RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
40
TAR
57
REYDS
481
TD
1
FPTS/G
15.8
Cooks got back to being a productive Fantasy receiver in Week 6 at Indianapolis with nine catches for 89 yards on 13 targets. That's now five games this season with at least seven targets, and he's scored at least 17 PPR points in four of them. He should get a hefty amount of targets again at Arizona with the Texans likely chasing points. And the Cardinals have allowed 11 receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this season, so that should be the floor for Cooks this week. Arizona also is one of five teams with nine touchdowns allowed to receivers this year.
IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
6th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
46
REYDS
403
TD
1
FPTS/G
13
Pittman had a down game in Week 6 against Houston with two catches for 35 yards on three targets. He was overshadowed by T.Y. Hilton in his 2021 debut, and Parris Campbell caught a 51-yard touchdown pass. But Campbell (foot) is now on injured reserve, and Hilton (quad) is again banged up. Pittman should have the chance for seven-plus targets again like he did in the four games prior to Week 6, and he scored at least 11 PPR points in each outing. There have been five receivers with at least seven targets against the 49ers this year (Quintez Cephus, DeVonta Smith, Davante Adams, DK Metcalf and DeAndre Hopkins), and only Smith failed to score a touchdown. The Colts could also be chasing points this week, so consider Pittman a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in this matchup, especially if Hilton is out.
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CHI Chicago • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -12.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
27th
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
39
REYDS
306
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.4
I wish this was Allen Robinson in this spot, and hopefully he delivers in this great matchup with the Buccaneers. But it's hard to trust Robinson, who has yet to top 10 PPR points in a game this year. While Robinson has struggled with Justin Fields, it hasn't been the same thing for Mooney, at least of late. He's scored at least 15 PPR points in two of his past three games. Hopefully we continue to see Fields and Mooney connect, and the Buccaneers have allowed the fifth-most Fantasy points to receivers this year. Mooney is worth using as a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
13
WR RNK
25th
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
43
REYDS
341
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.9
Renfrow struggled against the Broncos in Week 6 with season lows in targets (five), catches (three), yards (36) and Fantasy points (six), but he should rebound this week. Derek Carr should lean on Renfrow in this matchup, especially if the Eagles try to limit the big plays and put Darius Slay on Henry Ruggs III. In three home games this year against Baltimore, Miami and Chicago, Renfrow is averaging 14.0 PPR points per game.
NO New Orleans • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA NO -4.5 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
25th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
222
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.6
Michael Thomas (ankle) won't play in Week 7, and we'll see if Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) is able to go. If Smith is out, Callaway should remain the No. 1 receiver for Jameis Winston, and he had a season-high eight targets in Week 5 at Washington. He finished with four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns, although one was a 49-yard Hail Mary. Still, with a matchup against Seattle, Callaway could be a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. The Seahawks have allowed eight receivers to score at least 16 PPR points this year.
KC Kansas City • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN KC -5.5 O/U 57.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
10.7
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
35
REYDS
261
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.9
Hardman has 17 targets in his past two games, and he's combined for 24 PPR points over that span, with at least 62 receiving yards in each outing. He also has at least 12 PPR points in two of his past four games. The Titans allow the most Fantasy points to opposing receivers, including the most receiving yards (1,418) and tied for second among touchdowns (10). You can expect Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to get their stats in this game, but Hardman might be worth trusting as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
41st
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
15
REYDS
85
TD
1
FPTS/G
13.8
Crowder has played two games this season and scored 19 PPR points in one and eight PPR points in the other. He has 15 targets in those two games and should continue to be a go-to option for Zach Wilson this week against the Patriots. He missed the first meeting with New England in Week 2, but Braxton Berrios had seven catches for 73 yards on 11 targets in that game. Hopefully, Crowder can post a similar stat line this week, and he's worth using as a No. 3 PPR receiver in this matchup.
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NE New England • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
11.2
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
52
REYDS
346
TD
0
FPTS/G
12.4
This isn't the game script to trust Meyers since the Patriots probably won't be chasing points against the Jets. His best games this season have come when New England was throwing a lot, which were in Week 3 against New Orleans and Week 4 against Tampa Bay. Mac Jones attempted 40 or more passes in those two outings, and Meyers scored at least 16 PPR points in each game. Otherwise, Meyers has scored 11 PPR points or less in his four other games, including seven PPR points at the Jets in Week 2 when he had four catches for 38 yards on six targets. Meyers is only worth using as a No. 3 PPR receiver, and he's still looking for the first receiving touchdown of his career.
LV Las Vegas • #11
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
32
REYDS
445
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.9
We'll see if the Eagles decide to put Slay on Ruggs, who just had three catches for 97 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 6 at Denver, or Slay might deal with Darren Waller. But Ruggs might have earned that kind of respect, and he's now scored at least 11 PPR points in three of his past five games. The Eagles have limited several No. 1 receivers already, including Calvin Ridley (10 PPR points), Amari Cooper (six PPR points), D.J. Moore (nine PPR points) and Mike Evans (four PPR points), and Ruggs could be next in line. He's only a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver in most leagues this week.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #84
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
10.4
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
36
REYDS
302
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.6
Davis was held to two catches for 8 yards on five targets in Week 2 against the Patriots, and he could suffer a similar stat line again. Cornerback J.C. Jackson will be a problem for Davis, and Wilson should struggle against Bill Belichick's defense on the road. Davis is only worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues. He's also scored nine PPR points or less in three of his past four games.
CIN Cincinnati • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
12.1
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
38
REYDS
290
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.5
Boyd has definitely been left out when Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are on the field. He's been above 36 receiving yards just twice this season and has only one touchdown. In his past two games against Green Bay and Detroit, Boyd has combined for five catches and 31 yards on just eight targets. And in his past five games against Baltimore, Boyd has 18 catches for 186 yards and no touchdowns, and his best outing was 12 PPR points in 2019. He's at best a low-end No. 3 PPR receiver this week and someone to avoid completely in non-PPR formats.
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SEA Seattle • #14
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -4.5 O/U 43
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
13.5
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
45
REYDS
441
TD
5
FPTS/G
17.5
In the first game without Russell Wilson (finger), Metcalf struggled at the Steelers in Week 6 with six catches for 58 yards on seven targets. It's only the second time he's scored fewer than 16 PPR points this year, and you should be concerned about Metcalf with Geno Smith under center, especially this week against the Saints and cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Metcalf played the Saints in 2019 and finished with just two catches for 67 yards in that meeting. He's a much better receiver since then, but he also had Wilson in that matchup. Metcalf should still be started in most leagues, but you should lower expectations for his stat line because of Smith. The same goes for Lockett, who had two catches for 35 yards on seven targets with Smith in Week 7 at the Steelers.
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Tight End
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ARI Arizona • #86
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
27th
PROJ PTS
10.5
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
31
REYDS
189
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.2
Ertz couldn't have picked a better week to join the Cardinals because of their matchup with the Texans, who allow the most Fantasy points to opposing tight ends. In the past three games against Buffalo, New England and Indianapolis, Houston has allowed four touchdowns to tight ends, and Ertz will look to keep that streak alive. Kyler Murray has gotten two big games out of Maxx Williams this season with at least 16 PPR points, so he should have the opportunity to help Ertz make a splash in his Cardinals debut.
PHI Philadelphia • #88
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
27th
PROJ PTS
9.8
TE RNK
7th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
19
REYDS
216
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.7
As of Wednesday, we're still waiting for Goedert to be activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. But if that happens as expected then you should start him in all leagues against the Raiders, who have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in the past three games against the Chargers, Bears and Broncos. Goedert should see a spike in targets with Ertz gone, and he's headed for a breakout season now that he's the clear-cut top tight end for the Eagles and Jalen Hurts.
NE New England • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS TE
19th
PROJ PTS
9.7
TE RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
28
REYDS
241
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.7
The Jets struggled with Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurts in their last game in Week 5 against Atlanta in London, and hopefully Henry will add to their tight end woes this week. He's rolling right now with a touchdown in three games in a row, and he's averaging 14.0 PPR points over that span. He only had two catches for 42 yards on four targets in Week 2 against the Jets, but he's been more involved in the offense since then. Hopefully, Henry will score for the fourth game in a row in Week 7.
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LAR L.A. Rams • #89
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET LAR -14.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
14th
PROJ PTS
9.9
TE RNK
10th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
25
REYDS
202
TD
2
FPTS/G
9
Higbee is due for a big game after scoring nine PPR points or less in three games in a row. He had five targets in Week 6 at the Giants and caught all five of them, but he managed just 36 yards. You want to trust Matthew Stafford's weapons this week in a matchup with his former team, and the Lions have already allowed four tight ends to score at least 10 PPR points this year. Consider Higbee a low-end starter in all leagues.
WAS Washington • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -8.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
20th
PROJ PTS
9.4
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
20
REYDS
137
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.3
In the past two games without Logan Thomas (hamstring), Seals-Jones has combined for 15 targets, nine catches, 99 yards and a touchdown for 24 PPR points. He should be considered a low-end starter in Week 7 at Green Bay, and the Packers have allowed three tight ends to score at least 17 PPR points this year.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -12.5 O/U 47
OPP VS TE
25th
PROJ PTS
5.1
TE RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
24
REYDS
130
TD
0
FPTS/G
4.5
Kmet finally got involved in the offense again in Week 6 against the Packers with four catches for 49 yards on five targets. It's the most targets and catches he's had since Week 1, and that was a new season-best in yards. He's still looking for his first touchdown, and maybe that happens this week against the Buccaneers, who have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in their past four games. With six teams on a bye, Kmet could be a good replacement option in deeper leagues.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR CAR -3 O/U 43
OPP VS TE
15th
PROJ PTS
8.3
TE RNK
13th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
21
REYDS
127
TD
0
FPTS/G
6.2
Engram might benefit with all the injuries for the Giants or, like most weeks, he will probably leave you with a disappointing stat line. The Giants have battled injuries for the past four weeks at wide receiver and running back, but Engram has still failed to score a touchdown or top 55 receiving yards. Maybe this is the week he breaks out against the Panthers, who have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in their past three games. But I'm not willing to trust Engram, even with six teams on a bye.
IND Indianapolis • #81
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS TE
2nd
PROJ PTS
6.1
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
18
REYDS
152
TD
3
FPTS/G
7.2
I don't mind stashing Alie-Cox, who has scored a touchdown in two of the past three games. But I'm not ready to start him in Week 7 at San Francisco. Despite the touchdowns, he's failed to get more than five targets in any game this season. And he's been at 50 yards or less in every outing this year. The 49ers also have held their past four opposing tight ends (Philadelphia, Green Bay, Seattle and Arizona) to eight catches, 59 yards and no touchdowns after T.J. Hockenson had eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets against them in Week 1.
GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS GB -8.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
16th
PROJ PTS
6.3
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
20
REYDS
92
TD
1
FPTS/G
4.4
Tonyan still has just one touchdown on the season, which came in Week 2 against Detroit when he scored 14 PPR points. In his other five games, Tonyan has scored a combined nine PPR points. Washington has allowed just one touchdown to a tight end this season, which was Dawson Knox in Week 3. The Football Team has kept Jared Cook, Kyle Pitts and Travis Kelce out of the end zone, and Tonyan will be useless if he doesn't score again.
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DST
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Saints (at SEA): In Geno Smith's first start in Week 6 at Pittsburgh, he was sacked five times and lost a fumble. Seattle did score 20 points, but I'd trust the Saints DST this week coming off a bye. The Saints have at least two sacks in four of five games this year, and New Orleans has at least one interception in all five outings, with nine total. Smith could be in for a rough outing this week, and the Saints DST has plenty of potential in Week 7.

Sleepers
  • Cardinals (vs. HOU)

    Broncos (at CLE)

    Panthers (at NYG)

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Colts (at SF): The Colts DST has been great of late, scoring 15 Fantasy points at Miami in Week 4 and 16 Fantasy points against Houston in Week 6. But this is a step up in competition in Week 7 against San Francisco, and the 49ers should be ready coming off a bye. San Francisco has allowed just four sacks in the past two games, with three turnovers over that span, and the Colts DST is a low-end starter at best in Week 7.

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KICKERS
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ATL Atlanta • #7
Age: 27 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS K
31st
PROJ PTS
7.8
K RNK
3rd
Koo comes off his bye with a great matchup against the Dolphins, who have allowed four kickers to make multiple field goals this season and five to score at least nine Fantasy points. Last week, Matthew Wright hit two 50-plus yard field goals against the Dolphins in London. Koo had his best game in London in Week 5 against the Jets with 11 Fantasy points, and he will look to stay hot in Miami this week.
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LV Las Vegas • #2
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS K
13th
PROJ PTS
7.8
K RNK
9th
NE New England • #6
Age: 37 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS K
28th
PROJ PTS
8.1
K RNK
10th
TEN Tennessee • #4
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -5.5 O/U 57.5
OPP VS K
19th
PROJ PTS
7.5
K RNK
14th
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CIN Cincinnati • #2
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6.5 O/U 47
OPP VS K
3rd
PROJ PTS
5.1
K RNK
12th
McPherson just had 10 Fantasy points in Week 6 at Detroit with two field goals and four extra points. Prior to that, he missed three field goals in his previous two outings. We'll see how he does at Baltimore since the Ravens are No. 3 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing kickers. Only two kickers -- Daniel Carlson in Week 1 and Rodrigo Blankenship in Week 5 -- have made multiple field goals against Baltimore this year.