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By this point in the season, you should have a pretty good idea if your Fantasy team is a contender or not. Even if you're a .500 team heading into Week 7, you should be able to figure out if you have the chance to compete for a championship.

If that's the case, then you should be aggressive via trade in trying to enhance your roster. Look at the teams struggling at 2-4, 1-5 or even 0-6 and see if you can poach their best player for a package of mid-level guys. This way, you can potentially help them get a much-needed win, while you fortify your roster for a playoff run.

It's a good idea to check out the Fantasy managers dealing with bye-week issues this week, and remember we're without the stars from the Bills, Eagles, Vikings and Rams. Some desperate Fantasy manager with a bad record might be willing to trade you someone like Josh Allen, Dalvin Cook, Cooper Kupp or Justin Jefferson just to get a win, and then you can have that stud player for the rest of the year.

There are plenty of ways to approach trades in the hopes of improving your Fantasy roster. But the point is you should be planning for the postseason if your Fantasy team is in good shape right now. Stars win championships, and it's never a bad idea to turn some of your depth into difference-making players who can help you at the end of the season.

Start of the Week
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NE New England • #15
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET DAL -7 O/U 49
OPP VS RB
23rd
PROJ PTS
13.5
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
386
REC
6
REYDS
32
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.1

I'm going to include Tony Pollard as a must-start Fantasy option this week as well given the matchup for Dallas against Detroit. This is a great setup for both Cowboys running backs this week.

I'll still give the nod to Elliott as the better Fantasy option, and he continues to play more snaps than Pollard. Elliott is coming off his best game of the season in Week 6 at Philadelphia with 15 PPR points, and he looked good on 13 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 5 yards on one target.

He hasn't been involved in the passing game this year with just six catches for 32 yards on eight targets, but maybe that will change with Dak Prescott back from his thumb injury. The best part of Prescott's return is opposing defenses now have to respect the passing game, which should open up better running lanes for Elliott and Pollard.

The Lions come into this game No. 3 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Five running backs have scored at least 15 PPR points against Detroit, with eight rushing touchdowns allowed.

The offensive line has performed better of late for Dallas, and Prescott's return should make this offense pop. I'm excited for Elliott for the first time all season, and he has top-15 upside in Week 7.

As for Pollard, he has top-20 upside this week, and I would start him as a No. 2 running back in all leagues. His big-play potential should be on display this week, and he has at least 10 PPR points in three of his past five games, including two rushing touchdowns and one outing with over 100 rushing yards over that span.

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Quarterbacks
QBs to Start
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DAL Dallas • #4
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET DAL -7 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
24th
PROJ PTS
25.2
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
134
RUYDS
11
TD
0
INT
1
FPTS/G
4.4
This feels like the perfect landing spot for Prescott to make his return to action after being out since Week 1 with a thumb injury. A home game against the Lions feels like a great opportunity for Prescott to have a big game. The Lions are No. 4 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, allowing an average of 24.6 Fantasy points per game. Jalen Hurts, Carson Wentz, Kirk Cousins and Geno Smith have all scored at least 22 Fantasy points against Detroit, and the only quarterback who failed to reach that total was Bailey Zappe in Week 5. Prescott has also scored at least 22 Fantasy points in three career meetings with the Lions.
SEA Seattle • #7
Age: 33 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 51
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
23.3
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1502
RUYDS
125
TD
10
INT
2
FPTS/G
21.4
Smith was a backup for the Chargers in 2018, but we won't put this in the revenge game category. He struggled last week as the Start of the Week from a production standpoint since he only scored 11 Fantasy points, but he did run for 48 yards, which is encouraging. This is now the second game in his past three outings with at least 48 rushing yards, and hopefully that continues. This week, he's facing a Chargers defense that has only allowed two quarterbacks to score at least 21 Fantasy points, but they have also played Davis Mills, Jacoby Brissett and Russell Wilson the past three games. Smith should get back on track this week as a top-10 quarterback in all leagues.
NO New Orleans • #4
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU LV -7 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
20.8
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1279
RUYDS
69
TD
8
INT
4
FPTS/G
19.6
Carr hasn't been a great Fantasy quarterback this season, but he has scored at least 21 points in three of his past four games. And now coming off a bye in Week 6, he should continue to be a quality starter in all leagues. Speaking of bye weeks, the previous eight games for Carr after a bye in his career he is averaging 23.6 Fantasy points per game. And in his past two meetings with the Texans he has combined for 580 passing yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Houston has only allowed one quarterback to score more than 17 Fantasy points this season, which was Justin Herbert in Week 4, but I'm still fine starting Carr in this spot.
IND Indianapolis • #2
Age: 38 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
25th
PROJ PTS
17.1
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1765
RUYDS
9
TD
8
INT
7
FPTS/G
16.7
Ryan is coming off his best game of the season in Week 6 against Jacksonville with 33 Fantasy points, and he has now scored at least 22 points in two of his past three games. He scored 22 Fantasy points against the Titans in Week 4, and hopefully he can at least replicate that performance in the rematch this week. Tennessee has allowed four quarterbacks in a row to score at least 22 Fantasy points, and the Titans allow an average of 25.4 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks for the season, which is No. 3 in the NFL. Ryan has top-10 upside this week.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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LV Las Vegas • #10
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -3 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
17
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1153
RUYDS
18
TD
8
INT
3
FPTS/G
17.6
Garoppolo could be in line for a big game this week. He has consecutive games with at least 20 Fantasy points heading into Week 7, and he just attempted a season-high 41 attempts in Week 6 at Atlanta when the 49ers were chasing points and couldn't rely on their ground game. The same thing could happen this week against the Chiefs, even at home. And this is a beautiful matchup since Kansas City is No. 2 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. The Chiefs allow an average of 26.0 Fantasy points per game to the position, and five of six opposing quarterbacks have scored at least 21 points against this defense.
MIA Miami • #1
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
27th
PROJ PTS
19.1
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1035
RUYDS
1
TD
8
INT
3
FPTS/G
20.9
Tagovailoa is cleared to return in Week 7 against the Steelers after being out for the past two games with a concussion, and he's worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues. This is a good matchup against Pittsburgh, especially if the secondary is still banged up with injuries to cornerbacks Cam Sutton (hamstring), Levi Wallace (concussion) and Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) and safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee). The Steelers have allowed four of six quarterbacks to score at least 20 Fantasy points this season, and Tagovailoa should follow suit now that he's healthy. He could be a top 10 Fantasy quarterback again in this matchup.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 35 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND TEN -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
18.5
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
965
RUYDS
23
TD
7
INT
3
FPTS/G
15.3
Tannehill only scored 17 Fantasy points in Week 4 at the Colts, but he did throw two touchdown passes. Hopefully he can at least do that again, and he would be a safe fallback option in deeper leagues. Prior to that game, Tannehill had scored at least 20 Fantasy points against the Colts in three games in a row. And he has scored at least 35 Fantasy points in two of his past three games coming off a bye. He could end up as a surprise top-10 Fantasy quarterback in this matchup at home.
QBs to Sit
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DET Detroit • #16
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -7 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
8th
PROJ PTS
16.3
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1355
RUYDS
23
TD
11
INT
4
FPTS/G
23.3
This has typically been a bad spot for Goff this season when he's on the road against a quality opponent. He played at Minnesota in Week 3 and at New England in Week 5, and he combined for 20 Fantasy points in those two outings. By comparison, in three home games against Philadelphia, Washington and Seattle, Goff is averaging 31.0 Fantasy points per game. Jalen Hurts in Week 6 is the lone quarterback with 20 Fantasy points against Dallas, including matchups with Tom Brady, Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford. I would only start Goff in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues.
PHI Philadelphia • #8
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN CIN -6 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
16.8
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1055
RUYDS
206
TD
9
INT
4
FPTS/G
17.8
Mariota was great in Week 6 against San Francisco with 28 Fantasy points, but that's his lone outing with more than 19 points this season. I like that he ran for at least 50 yards in consecutive games, but he's attempted 26 passes in five games in a row, including a season-low 14 against the 49ers. He might have to throw more this week against the Bengals if the Falcons are chasing points, but Cincinnati has been outstanding against opposing quarterbacks all year. No quarterback has more than 15 Fantasy points against this defense, including Lamar Jackson in Week 5.
CHI Chicago • #1
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -8 O/U 39.5
OPP VS QB
17th
PROJ PTS
12.8
QB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
869
RUYDS
282
TD
5
INT
5
FPTS/G
13.5
Fields has played better of late as a Fantasy option, scoring 18 points at Minnesota in Week 5 and 19 points against Washington last week. He also attempted a season-high 27 passes against the Commanders, and he has run for at least 47 yards in four games in a row. But he's still waiting to score at least 20 Fantasy points in any game this season, and he now he's dealing with a bad shoulder heading into Week 7. While we expect him to be fine, he's risky as a Superflex or two-quarterback Fantasy option at New England. The Patriots allow an average of just 18.7 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and four of six opponents have scored 16 Fantasy points or less against New England. Fields could have a tough time against this defense on Monday night.
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 35 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ DEN -1.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS QB
12th
PROJ PTS
16.7
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1442
RUYDS
96
TD
6
INT
3
FPTS/G
16.4
Wilson continues to struggle as a Fantasy quarterback, and he's now dealing with a hamstring injury heading into Week 7 against the Jets. While he should play against the Jets, it's hard to start him in the majority of leagues. He has one game this season with more than 19 Fantasy points and has scored 12 points or less in three outings. There's little reason to trust him now, especially if he's not at 100 percent. And this Jets defense has been outstanding of late, holding three quarterbacks in a row to 14 Fantasy points or less, including Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay.
Bust Alert (Start/Sit)
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JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG JAC -3 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
18.2
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1397
RUYDS
81
TD
11
INT
4
FPTS/G
19.3
I had Lawrence in this spot last week, and he proved me wrong by scoring two rushing touchdowns and getting three total scores for 26 Fantasy points. We'll see if he can prove me wrong again, but this Giants defense has been tough on opposing quarterbacks all season, including holding Aaron Rodgers in Week 5 and Lamar Jackson last week to a combined 37 Fantasy points. For the season, opposing quarterbacks are averaging just 16.0 Fantasy points per game against the Giants, and I expect Lawrence to struggle in this matchup.
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Running Backs
RBs to Start
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SEA Seattle • #9
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -6.5 O/U 51
OPP VS RB
31st
PROJ PTS
17.4
RB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
243
REC
8
REYDS
27
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.5
Walker looked amazing in Week 6 against Arizona and should be locked into your starting lineups now. He had 21 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown, along with two catches for 13 yards on three targets. He's now scored in consecutive games, and he has a fantastic matchup in Week 7 against the Chargers. Six running backs have scored at least 14 PPR points against the Chargers this season, including five in the past three games. This should be a top-10 performance for Walker in Week 7.
HOU Houston • #31
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -7 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
7th
PROJ PTS
14
RB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
412
REC
13
REYDS
57
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.6
Pierce comes off his bye in Week 6 with Texans coach Lovie Smith saying the running back "needs to get at least 20 carries" a game. Pierce wasn't far off from that already with at least 20 total touches in three games in a row, including two with at least 20 carries over that span. And it's great that he has 11 targets in his past two games, with nine catches, so keep throwing him the ball. The Raiders have only allowed two running backs to score more than 14 PPR points this season, but Pierce should get enough work, once again, to be a standout Fantasy option in all leagues.
JAC Jacksonville • #1
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
11th
PROJ PTS
11.3
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
301
REC
13
REYDS
146
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.6
Etienne is starting to play much better of late, and hopefully a monster game is on the horizon. He scored 14 PPR points against Houston in Week 5 and then 12 PPR points last week at the Colts, and he hasn't scored a touchdown yet this year. But he's playing more than James Robinson over the past two games, and he should have the chance for another quality outing this week against the Giants. Four running backs have scored at least 14 PPR points against the Giants this year, including Kenyan Drake last week for the Ravens.
PIT Pittsburgh • #22
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
22nd
PROJ PTS
12.6
RB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
264
REC
15
REYDS
71
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.8
Is Harris going to deliver a top-10 performance this week at Miami? Probably not. But can he still function as a No. 2 running back in all leagues? That should be safe. He's actually scored at least 12 PPR points in three of his past five games, with two touchdowns over that span. The games where he failed to reach that total were against the Jets and Bills, and those run defenses are solid. The Dolphins have allowed five running backs to score at least 15 PPR points over the past four games, with six touchdowns scored over that span. While Harris has been a bust this season based on where he was drafted and his overall production so far, he can still be a starter in the majority of leagues this week on Sunday night.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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WAS Washington • #8
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS RB
19th
PROJ PTS
9.5
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
82
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.1
A physical running game has caused problems for Green Bay this season, and the Commanders will hopefully recognize that and lean on Robinson. The Packers have allowed four rushing touchdowns in the past three games to Damien Harris, Saquon Barkley, Gary Brightwell and Breece Hall over that span, and for the season, seven running backs have scored at least 12 PPR points against Green Bay. Robinson took over as the lead running back in Week 6 at Chicago with 17 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, and he should have the chance for a hefty workload again this week. While Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic will get touches, this should be a good matchup to trust Robinson as a No. 2 running back in all leagues, with his value higher in non-PPR.
GB Green Bay • #31
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE BAL -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
32nd
PROJ PTS
8
RB RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
184
REC
3
REYDS
24
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.5
J.K. Dobbins (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, and he could be limited or out this week against the Browns. That could put Drake in a spot to be the lead running back in a solid matchup, and he just had 10 carries for 119 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 8 yards on two targets, against the Giants in Week 6 when Dobbins couldn't finish the game. Now, keep in mind that Drake failed to succeed in the first two weeks of the season when Dobbins was out, combining for five PPR points against the Jets and Dolphins. But Cleveland has allowed six running backs to score at least 13 PPR points this season, and Drake would be a flex option if Dobbins can't go.
CLE Cleveland • #27
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
26th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
259
REC
14
REYDS
83
TD
3
FPTS/G
11
The Ravens are among the league leaders in receptions allowed to running backs with 41, and hopefully Jacoby Brissett can get Hunt involved in the passing game this week. There have been eight running backs with at least three catches against Baltimore this season, and Hunt has three games with at least three receptions on the year. Hunt will most likely need a touchdown to reward Fantasy managers since he's still stuck behind Nick Chubb, but Baltimore has allowed three touchdowns to running backs in the past three games.
GB Green Bay • #28
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS GB -5.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
8.4
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
286
REC
13
REYDS
80
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.3
It seems like the Packers are going to try and get their backfield going to help make things easier on offense. At least that's the hope for Aaron Jones and Dillon, and Dillon can be used as a flex option this week in the majority of leagues. Washington has allowed six total touchdowns to running backs, and Dillon is due to score after not finding the end zone since Week 1. I also like that he got four catches in Week 6 against the Jets on six targets, and hopefully Aaron Rodgers will start throwing to him and Jones on a consistent basis this week and moving forward.
RBs to Sit
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KC Kansas City • #25
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF KC -3 O/U 48.5
OPP VS RB
3rd
PROJ PTS
10.9
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
256
REC
16
REYDS
137
TD
5
FPTS/G
14.2
The downside for Edwards-Helaire was on display the past two weeks when he didn't score a touchdown, and he failed to score against Las Vegas in Week 5 and Buffalo in Week 6, combining for nine PPR points over that span. He's played fewer snaps than Jerick McKinnon in four of the past five games, and Edwards-Helaire could struggle for positive production again this week. The 49ers have only allowed three touchdowns to running backs all season and just two to score more than 11 PPR points. It's hard to completely bench Edwards-Helaire in most leagues, but I consider him more of a flex option this week given the matchup.
NO New Orleans • #32
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
11th
PROJ PTS
8.8
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
340
REC
9
REYDS
46
TD
4
FPTS/G
11.9
Robinson actually ran well in Week 6 at Indianapolis with 12 carries for 54 yards, but he failed to score a touchdown for the third game in a row. He's now combined for 13 PPR points over that span, and he's getting outplayed by Travis Etienne. If Robinson scores this week against the Giants, Fantasy managers will be happy, but he doesn't do enough in the passing game (nine catches for 46 yards on 10 targets) to trust him without a touchdown. And he has just one game with more than 66 rushing yards this year. Robinson is better left for a flex play in non-PPR leagues.
BAL Baltimore • #33
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ DEN -1.5 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
7.7
RB RNK
42nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
201
REC
11
REYDS
98
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.2
I originally had Latavius Murray listed here until we got word Wednesday afternoon that Gordon will start again in Week 7 against the Jets. So whether it's Gordon or Murray or Mike Boone, this is a backfield to avoid. One of these running backs will likely need to score a touchdown to help Fantasy managers, and the combination of Gordon, Murray, Boone and Javonte Williams has one touchdown this season. The Jets also have allowed just one rushing touchdown to a running back in their past three games, including matchups with Joe Mixon, Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.
MIA Miami • #31
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
21st
PROJ PTS
10.2
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
309
REC
8
REYDS
64
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.6
Mostert should once again be the lead running back for the Dolphins in Week 7, but he's only worth using as a flex. Despite three games in a row with at least 15 total touches, he only has one outing with more than nine PPR points. The Steelers have allowed five total touchdowns to running backs this year, but only one running back has gained more than 71 yards on the ground. If Mostert scores his second touchdown of the season Sunday night then Fantasy managers will be happy to have used him, but I would only start him as a flex in most leagues.
Bust Alert (Start/Sit)
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DET Detroit • #5
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -8 O/U 39.5
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
11.5
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
246
REC
10
REYDS
113
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.4
Montgomery is expected to be the focal point of the Patriots defense Monday night, and that will likely be bad news for the Bears running back. New England has yet to allow a running back to score this year, and aside from the overtime game at Green Bay in Week 4 when Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon combined for 183 rushing yards, no running back has more than 60 yards against this defense, including Nick Chubb in Week 6 when the Patriots held him to 70 total yards. Montgomery should be considered a flex option at best in most leagues for Week 7.
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Wide Receivers
WRs to Start
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TEN Tennessee • #10
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO ARI -2 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
17.3
WR RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
0
TAR
0
REYDS
0
TD
0
FPTS/G
0
Hopkins' return from his six-game suspension comes at the right time for the Cardinals and Fantasy managers with Marquise Brown (foot) getting hurt. Hopkins should step in as the target leader for Kyler Murray, and hopefully he can pick up where these two left off before Hopkins was injured last season. In 26 games with the Cardinals, Hopkins has topped 15 PPR points 14 times. The Saints are without Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) this week, and nine receivers have scored at least 12 PPR points against New Orleans this year, including six in the past three games. Rondale Moore is also a great flex play in PPR this week.
CIN Cincinnati • #5
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL CIN -6 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
31st
PROJ PTS
16.3
WR RNK
13th
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
38
REYDS
362
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.4
Higgins played in Week 6 at the Saints through the ankle injury that limited him in Week 5 at Baltimore and only had six catches for 47 yards, but Joe Burrow still targeted him 10 times. That's the first time this season where Higgins had at least seven targets and failed to score at least 14 PPR points. Burrow will likely keep going to Higgins this week again, and he should post a much better stat line against the Falcons. Eight receivers have scored at least 15 PPR points against the Falcons this year, so Higgins, Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd should all have the chance to do well this week. For Boyd, consider him a sleeper No. 3 receiver after he had six catches for 66 yards on six targets last week at New Orleans.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #10
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS GB -5.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
13
WR RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
34
REYDS
285
TD
4
FPTS/G
14.5
Lazard has been the one constant in this offense this season, and Fantasy managers have enjoyed his production. It should continue this week against the Commanders, who are No. 6 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. Lazard has at least six targets in four games in a row, and he has scored at least 13 PPR points in each game over that span. He has either a touchdown or 100 receiving yards in all four of those games as well. Romeo Doubs is also worth using as a No. 3 receiver this week, and Washington has allowed nine receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this season.
SF San Francisco • #11
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -2.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
12.6
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
38
REYDS
320
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.6
Look at what happened in Week 6 at Atlanta. The 49ers were chasing points, Jimmy Garoppolo attempted a season-high 41 pass attempts and Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle all had big games. Aiyuk was the star with eight catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets, and that was his third game this year with at least eight targets. He scored at least 11 PPR points in the other three outings, and he could have another big game this week against the Chiefs, who are No. 5 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. Nine receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points against Kansas City this year.
PIT Pittsburgh • #18
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
12.8
WR RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
57
REYDS
295
TD
0
FPTS/G
11.1
We pointed out last week with Adam Thielen that all it takes is seven targets from a receiver against the Dolphins to be successful, and that continued against Minnesota. Justin Jefferson and Thielen both had eight targets at Miami in Week 6, and both scored at least 13 PPR points. That's now six receivers on the season with at least seven targets against the Dolphins, and all six have scored at least 13 PPR points. Johnson has at least seven targets in five of six games. He's due for his first touchdown this season, and it will come this week. Miami has allowed six total touchdowns to receivers on the year.
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IND Indianapolis • #14
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
26th
PROJ PTS
11.5
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
29
REYDS
271
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.2
We had Pierce as a start receiver last week against Jacksonville, and he delivered with 13 PPR points on three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. But it was close to being a disaster since he needed a 32-yard touchdown with 17-seconds left to save his production. Still, this is now three games in a row with at least 12 PPR points, including Week 4 against Tennessee when he had four catches for 80 yards on six targets. Pierce could replicate that performance this week since the Titans are No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and eight have scored at least 12 PPR points against this defense in 2022.
DET Detroit • #8
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -7 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
25th
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
34
REYDS
335
TD
2
FPTS/G
13.7
Prior to his bye in Week 6, Reynolds was rolling for the Lions and Fantasy managers. In his past four games, he scored at least 12 PPR points in each outing, and he had at least eight targets in his past three games. Part of that stretch came with Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark dealing with injuries, so keep that in mind, and Chark (ankle) could be out again this week. Jared Goff and the Lions coaches trust Reynolds, and Goff and Reynolds were also teammates with the Rams. The Cowboys have allowed four receivers to score at least 13 PPR points in their past two games against the Rams and Eagles, and Reynolds is worth trusting as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
DAL Dallas • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET DAL -7 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
15th
PROJ PTS
12.7
WR RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
REC
8
TAR
15
REYDS
86
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.5
Gallup hasn't played with Dak Prescott yet since Prescott was hurt in Week 1, while Gallup was still coming back from last year's knee injury. It will be fun to see these two reunited, and hopefully this is the beginning of a breakout stretch for Gallup. While CeeDee Lamb is locked into the No. 1 role for Dallas and should have a big game against the Lions in Week 7, don't be surprised if Gallup has a quality outing as well. Detroit has allowed eight receivers to score at least 15 PPR points in the first five games of the season, and Gallup should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
19th
PROJ PTS
7.5
WR RNK
40th
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
5
REYDS
42
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.1
It's risky to trust Robinson as anything more than a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues, but he could reward you this week if he gets more chances from Daniel Jones. Robinson finally played in Week 6 against Baltimore after being out since Week 1 with a knee injury, and he had three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. He only had four targets, but there should be more production coming for Robinson given how bad the Giants receiving corps has been this season. The Jaguars have already allowed nine receivers to score at least 13 PPR points this season, including three last week for the Colts with Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs HOU LV -7 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
PROJ PTS
11.6
WR RNK
48th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
20
REYDS
105
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.5
Renfrow has been relatively mediocre so far as a Fantasy option, with 10 PPR points his best showing in Week 2 against Arizona. Granted, he missed two games with a concussion, but hopefully he'll start to produce like a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues for the rest of the year. He could have the chance for increased targets in Week 7 against the Texans if Darren Waller (hamstring) is out, and he missed practice Wednesday. Derek Carr should look for Renfrow as a safe target, and this should be his best game of the season against the Texans at home.
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ATL Atlanta • #5
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN CIN -6 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
10th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
43
REYDS
306
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.6
We'll see if the Falcons are forced to throw the ball more in Week 7 at Cincinnati, but that hasn't been their formula for success of late. Marcus Mariota attempted just 14 passes in Week 6 against San Francisco, and London just isn't getting enough opportunities to produce. He has a combined 18 targets in his past three games, and he combined for just 17 PPR points over that span. It's also a tough matchup this week against the Bengals, who have allowed just two touchdowns to receivers all year.
DEN Denver • #10
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ DEN -1 O/U 38
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
10.6
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
36
REYDS
290
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.7
It's tough to trust the entire Broncos offense right now heading into Week 7 against the Jets, and Russell Wilson is dealing with a hamstring injury. The only Denver player I would consider starting is Courtland Sutton as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues, and Jeudy is barely a No. 4 receiver this week. He has two touchdowns on the season, but those are the only two games where he has more than eight PPR points. He hasn't topped 54 receiving yards since Week 1, and he has four catches or less in every game this year. The Jets also have allowed just one receiver to score a touchdown since Week 3.
WAS Washington • #4
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -5.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
8th
PROJ PTS
11.8
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
50
REYDS
287
TD
2
FPTS/G
13
Samuel gets a new quarterback this week with Taylor Heinicke replacing the injured Carson Wentz (finger), and we'll see how Samuel does with Heinicke under center. Samuel had a rough game in Week 6 at Chicago with two catches for 6 yards on five targets, including what should have been a 40-yard touchdown. He has now scored seven PPR points or less in two of his past three games, and we'll see if he can improve with Heinicke. The Commanders could be getting healthy with Jahan Dotson (hamstring) and Logan Thomas (calf) returning to practice Wednesday, but this is a tough matchup against the Packers. Green Bay has allowed one touchdown to a receiver since Week 3, and I would only use Samuel as a No. 3 receiver in PPR. Terry McLaurin is a high-end No. 3 receiver in all leagues, and keep Dotson and Thomas reserved in all formats.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN DEN -1 O/U 38
OPP VS WR
4th
PROJ PTS
9
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
48
REYDS
290
TD
2
FPTS/G
10.8
The Jets have won three games in a row heading into Week 7 at Denver and are playing great, but it's Breece Hall leading the way, not the passing attack. The combination of Wilson, Corey Davis and Elijah Moore have combined for 21 targets in the past two games against the Dolphins and Packers for nine catches, 136 yards and no touchdowns. I'm not sure why the Jets would change their approach this week against the Broncos, who are No. 3 in fewest Fantasy points allowed. Until we see more volume from Zach Wilson, all the Jets receivers should be benched in most Fantasy leagues.
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JAC Jacksonville • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
10.9
WR RNK
19th
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
44
REYDS
362
TD
4
FPTS/G
14
Kirk is in a slump right now heading into Week 7 against the Giants, and I'm not sure he can break out of it given the matchup. The Giants are No. 1 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and Kirk could have another down game. He combined for just 20 PPR points the past three games against the Eagles, Texans and Colts, and he has seven catches for 95 yards and one touchdown over that span. It's hard to bench Kirk in the majority of leagues, but I would only consider him as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in Week 7 given his recent level of production and the matchup.
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Tight End
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CHI Chicago • #18
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS GB -5.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
3rd
PROJ PTS
9.4
TE RNK
7th
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
32
REYDS
219
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.2
Tonyan broke out in Week 6 against the Jets with 10 catches for 90 yards on 12 targets. He's now scored at least 10 PPR points in two of his past three games, and this is a guy Aaron Rodgers seems to trust. He's worth trusting as a No. 1 Fantasy tight end in Week 7 against the Commanders even in a tough matchup.
CLE Cleveland • #85
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS TE
18th
PROJ PTS
9.3
TE RNK
5th
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
35
REYDS
347
TD
1
FPTS/G
11
Njoku comes into Week 7 at Baltimore with at least six targets in four games in a row, and he has at least five catches for 73 yards in three of those games. He should remain productive this week against the Ravens, who have allowed a tight end to score in each of the past two games against Hayden Hurst and Daniel Bellinger.
JAC Jacksonville • #17
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYG JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS TE
24th
PROJ PTS
8.4
TE RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
32
REYDS
208
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.8
Hopefully the revenge game narrative works here for Engram, who is facing his former team in Week 7. More importantly, we hope Engram continues to play at a high level in this game. In his past two games against the Texans and Colts, Engram has 16 targets for 11 catches and 109 yards. He scored at least nine PPR points in each game over that span and now has three games in his past five outings with that level of production. The Giants are No. 10 in Fantasy points allowed to tight ends, so Engram is worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #82
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS TE
11th
PROJ PTS
7.8
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
17
REYDS
139
TD
3
FPTS/G
7.9
Bellinger is worth using as a low-end starter this week against the Jaguars. He has been stepping up of late with at least 10 PPR points in his past two games against the Packers and Ravens, and the Giants can use him as a playmaker in this matchup. I like that he had a rushing touchdown in London against Green Bay, and he had a season-high five catches against Baltimore to go with 38 yards and a touchdown on five targets. He has the ability to be a low-end starter in all leagues for Week 7 against the Jaguars, who just allowed a touchdown to Indianapolis' Jelani Woods in Week 6.
NE New England • #85
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI NE -8 O/U 39.5
OPP VS TE
5th
PROJ PTS
7.3
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
156
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.8
Henry is worth using as a low-end starter this week against the Bears. He is playing better or late with 12 targets for eight catches, 115 yards and a touchdown in his past two games, and he scored at least nine PPR points in each outing against the Lions and Browns. It could be that he has a better connection with Bailey Zappe than Mac Jones, or that the Patriots are just starting to use him more. Either way, Henry is worth using as a streamer on Monday night.
CAR Carolina • #81
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL CIN -6 O/U 47.5
OPP VS TE
30th
PROJ PTS
9.3
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
31
REYDS
178
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.8
The revenge tour continues for Hurst, who will hopefully have similar success against the Falcons like he had against the Ravens. Against Baltimore in Week 5, Hurst had six catches for 53 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. This week, he's facing a Falcons defense that is No. 5 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends. Atlanta has allowed a tight end to score at least 10 PPR points in every game this season.
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NE New England • #88
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
9th
PROJ PTS
9.3
TE RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
19
REYDS
170
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.3
Gesicki was awesome in Week 6 against Minnesota with six catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns on seven targets, but that's only the second time he had more than four PPR points this season. I'm not ready to trust him in Week 7 against the Steelers, especially if Jaylen Waddle (shoulder) is healthy. If Waddle is out then I'll remove Gesicki from this list, and he would be worth using as a low-end starter in most leagues.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DEN DEN -1 O/U 38
OPP VS TE
16th
PROJ PTS
6
TE RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
32
REYDS
208
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.2
In three games with Zach Wilson under center, Conklin has combined for 10 PPR points on eight targets, four catches, 68 yards and no touchdowns. Conklin misses Joe Flacco at quarterback for the Jets. This week he faces the Broncos, and Denver hasn't allowed a tight end to score a touchdown since Week 1, including matchups with George Kittle, Darren Waller and Gerald Everett.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 24 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -8 O/U 39.5
OPP VS TE
23rd
PROJ PTS
6.1
TE RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
15
REYDS
116
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.6
Kmet had another down game in Week 6 against Washington with one catch for 15 yards, and that killed any momentum he had after catching four passes for 45 yards on four targets in Week 5 at Minnesota. It will be tough to trust him in deeper leagues in Week 7 at New England, even in tight-end premium leagues, especially if Justin Fields (shoulder) is banged up.
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MIN Minnesota • #87
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -7 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
6th
PROJ PTS
10.3
TE RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
34
REYDS
267
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.1
Hockenson had his breakout game in Week 4 against Seattle with eight catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets for 39 PPR points, but that was with Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark out for the Lions. In his four other games, Hockenson has combined for 23 PPR points, with one touchdown over that span. This week, he's facing a Dallas defense that has yet to allow a tight end to score, including matchups with Tyler Higbee and Dallas Goedert. I'm concerned that Hockenson will have another letdown performance this week.
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DST
DST to Start

Jets (at DEN)

The Jets DST has actually been a great Fantasy option the past three games against the Steelers, Dolphins and Packers, and the unit should be good again in Week 7. Russell Wilson (hamstring) is banged up, and he could be even worse if he's at less than 100 percent. The Broncos have the lowest scoring offense in the NFL coming into this game, and Denver hasn't scored more than 23 points in a game this season. In the past three weeks for the Jets, they have five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and nine sacks, while holding opponents to only 15.5 points per game.

Sleepers
  • Dolphins (vs. PIT)
  • Giants (at JAC)
  • Broncos (vs. NYJ)
DST to Sit

49ers (vs. KC)

The 49ers defense struggled in Week 6 at Atlanta, and San Francisco could have another tough outing against Kansas City at home. The 49ers are dealing with injuries to Nick Bosa, Javon Kinlaw, Emmanuel Mosely and Jimmy Ward, and it showed up against the Falcons. In that game, they only had two sacks and had zero turnovers, while allowing a season-high 22 points. The Chiefs come into San Francisco as the highest scoring offense in the NFL and coming off a tough loss to the Bills. Expect Patrick Mahomes to go off against the depleted 49ers this week.

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KICKERS
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TEN Tennessee • #6
Age: 39 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI NE -8 O/U 39.5
OPP VS K
12th
PROJ PTS
8.8
K RNK
8th
In two home games this year, Folk has scored 10 Fantasy points against the Ravens in Week 3 and 17 points against the Lions in Week 5. He also has at least eight Fantasy points in three of his past four games overall. The Bears have allowed four of six kickers to make multiple field goals this year, and Folk should stay hot with this matchup in New England.
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LAR L.A. Rams • #8
Age: 34 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET DAL -7 O/U 49
OPP VS K
18th
PROJ PTS
9.8
K RNK
6th
TB Tampa Bay • #4
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -2.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS K
8th
PROJ PTS
6.9
K RNK
12th
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #9
Age: 36 • Experience: 12 yrs.
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NYG N.Y. Giants • #9
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC JAC -3 O/U 42
OPP VS K
3rd
PROJ PTS
6.5
K RNK
17th
Gano scored at least 14 Fantasy points in two of his first three games this season. Since then, he's scored nine Fantasy points or less in three games in a row, including just six points in Week 6 against the Ravens. He also has combined for 10 Fantasy points in two games on the road. The Giants get the Jaguars this week, who are No. 2 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing kickers. No kicker has scored more than eight Fantasy points against Jacksonville this year.