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Fantasy Football Week 7 Awws And Naw’s: Crucial Picks For Crucial Times
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Fantasy Football Week 7 Awws And Naw’s: Crucial Picks For Crucial Times

Aww Quarterbacks

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Washington Redskins) – Wentz started his breakout sophomore campaign with a strong performance against the Redskins in Week 1 when he passed for 307 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for 24 fantasy points. Now he’s playing the Redskins at home on a Monday night in what should be a torched fest.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Outside of DeShawn Watson, Prescott has been on a fantasy tear in the past three weeks, averaging almost 30 fantasy points. This week, he’s playing against the 49ers, who has allowed an average of 21 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – He’s back on a hot streak after starting cold in the opener against the Eagles. He has all the talent around him and should continue to produce good numbers in Philly.

 

Naw Quarterbacks

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Buffalo Bills) – Coach Koetter said that Winston will be starting this week against the Bills, who has only given up two passing touchdowns in their first five games.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. New York Giants) – I hope I’m wrong on this one because I actually have Wilson on my fantasy team. The Giants defense woke up in a big win in Denver last week, making it hard to trust Russell coming off a bye.

 

Aww Running Backs

Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Los Angeles Rams) – Not sure how long we’re going to get this newly rejuvenated A.P. but continue to start him in this matchup against the Rams in London.

Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – In the past two weeks, McKinnon has surprisingly been one of the best all round running backs in fantasy averaging 26 points. Jordan Howard murdered the Ravens defense last week in Baltimore so the Vikings will use McKinnon a lot this weekend.

Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – Thompson has been Kirk Cousin’s favorite target this season and is on pace for 1,000 yards as a running back.

 

Naw Running Backs

LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. Washington Redskins) – In week one against the Redskins, Blount had 14 carries for only 46 yards but did catch a pass for a touchdown. His usage may take a dive with Wendell Smallwood coming back.

Javorius “Buck” Allen/Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – The Vikings are pretty tough on the run, and now Bobby Rainey is throwing a curveball into the mix with no Terrance West. Bench both if you can.

 

Aww Wide Receivers

Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins (home vs. New York Jets) – De’Vante Parker looks like he’ll likely miss another game, meaning Landry is back to being Jay Cutler’s favorite target against the Jets.

Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Cleveland Browns) – Matthews has been a bit quiet of late, but I love his matchup against a Browns defense who has given up seven touchdowns to wideouts so far this season.

Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – The Cowboys should have their way with the 49ers, which will allow Garcon to get plenty of targets. Here’s a fantasy fact – Garcon is the third most targeted player in the past four weeks. The Cowboys have given up multiple touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in three of the past four games.

 

Naw Wide Receivers

Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Watkins is expected to see plenty of Patrick Peterson this week and that is bad news for his fantasy value. Sammy has only one double digit game, which was Week 3 at San Francisco and he’s combined for two fantasy points in his past three games.

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Coach Pagano said the team needs to do a better job getting the ball to Hilton more. He’s had a pattern of off and on games this season but the Jags have two great corners in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye, who will try to shut Hilton down.

 

Aww Tight Ends

Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (away vs. New England Patriots) – Hooper was a top target for Ryan last week and also in the Super Bowl matchup. He should have another solid game, this time with a touchdown.

Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers (home vs. Denver Broncos) – Has Henry finally taken over the torch from Antonio Gates? Over the past three games, he has scored two touchdowns and getting more snaps.

 

Naw Tight Ends

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – One of my biggest fantasy busts so far this season, whether it is his toe injury or other issues, he’s just not involved in the offense this season. Until Cousins gets him the ball, Vernon Davis is a better option to start.

Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers (away vs. Chicago Bears) – After Dickson’s five catch/175 yard performance two weeks ago in Detroit, he’s back to being an average pass-catcher. The Bears did a good job covering tight ends last week in Baltimore.

 

Aww Team Defense

Tennessee Titans (away vs. Cleveland Browns) – The Titans must be ecstatic that rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will be starting this weekend, who has thrown an interception in every game he’s played this season.

 

Naw Team Defense

Baltimore Ravens (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – The Ravens defense has been great the past two weeks against the Oakland Raiders and Chicago but they have taken advantage of some good situations against EJ Manuel and Trubisky in those games. The Vikings will be more careful with the ball with Keenum under center.

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