Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 7

Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 7
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POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:30pm

Who2Start's Week 7 Rankings

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1. Peyton Manning (@IND) - Ya think Peyton will want to put on a show for his old team and fans? We think so.
2. Tony Romo (@PHI) - Big divisional matchup and the Eagles can't stop anyone via the pass. With Murray out, Romo may pass 50 times.
3. Jay Cutler (@WAS) - The Redskins will present little challenge to Cutler and the Bear offense. 270 and 2 are likely.
4. Eli Manning (vs. MIN) - It's with a little reservation that we rank Lil Manning this high, but after being right about Newton vs. MIN last week, we'll roll with this somewhat optimistic ranking.
5. Nick Foles (vs. DAL) - Michael Vick is out this week and Foles has looked pretty solid in his stead. Great matchup against the Cowboys here.
6. Cam Newton (vs. STL) - Had a solid showing last week and should be able to pick apart the Ram defense.
7. Robert Griffin III (vs. CHI) - The Bear D is a shell of its former self, not being able to stop the run OR the pass recently.
8. Aaron Rodgers (vs. CLE) - Rodgers will be without two of his top WRs and this matchup wasn't great to begin with. You still have to start him unless you have a better option, which isn't likely.
9. Andrew Luck (vs. DEN) - Had a horrible Week 6 but will rebound in this duel against Peyton Manning.
10. Ryan Tannehill (vs. BUF) - Had his week off and now gets one of the softest defenses in the NFL.

Running Backs (PPR)

1. Jamaal Charles (vs. HOU) - Big battle against the underwhelming Texans. Should catch 5+ passes.
2. LeSean McCoy (vs. DAL) - Should be plenty busy against the Cowboys, who are just dreadful at covering RBs out of the backfield.
3. Matt Forte (@WAS) - Do we see a trend here? Yet another pass-catching RB with a nice matchup.
4. Adrian Peterson (@NYG) - Coming off a tragic Week 6, both personally and on the field, Peterson should have a huge Monday night game.
5. Reggie Bush (vs. CIN) - The matchup isn't cherry, but Bell is dinged and Bush is just money at home.
6. Marshawn Lynch (@ARI) - Expect the Seahawks to pound it out in what could be a pretty ugly Thursday night game.
7. Gio Bernard (@DET) - He's getting more and more work each week and is simply electric in the pass game.
8. Alfred Morris (vs. CHI) - Da Bears have been pretty lousy at stopping the run, so expect Morris to have one of his best games of the season.
9. Fred Jackson (@MIA) - The Fins are the second-worst D in the NFL in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs. Jackson is a PPR threat and could approach 100 total yards Sunday.
10. Knowshon Moreno (@IND) - Firmly entrenched as the Broncos' #1 back for now, and this matchup should net him close to 100 yards and a score.

Wide Receivers (PPR)

1. Dez Bryant (@PHI) - This guy is just unstoppable after the catch and the Eagles are soft as butter in the defensive backfield.
2. Wes Welker (@IND) - Keenan Allen had a solid outing against the Colts this past Monday night; Welker should be able to duplicate those efforts from the slot.
3. Brandon Marshall (@WAS) - Will continue to gobble up receptions and is a red-zone target for Cutler.
4. Victor Cruz (vs. MIN) - The Vikings continue to have issues in the secondary. If Manning is to have a bounce-back effort, it will be by targeting Cruz deep.
5. DeSean Jackson (vs. DAL) - Likely shootout here, and Jackson will likely find the end zone yet again.
6. Justin Blackmon (vs. SDC) - Cecil Shorts is dinged, and even if he was 100%, the red-hot Blackmon would still get you 6-7 catches for 100ish yards.
7. Demaryius Thomas (@IND) - Start 'em if you got 'em. The Colts may double him but he has the skills to still beat the coverage.
8. T.Y. Hilton (vs. DEN) - The matchup favors Hilton a bit more than his running mate Reggie Wayne. Could make a few big downfield plays.
9. Mike Wallace (vs. BUF) - Matchup-based call here. Saw 16 targets 2 weeks ago and could go for 100+ yards this week.
10. Keenan Allen (@JAC) - Easy matchup for the Chargers and Allen is coming off his breakout game against the Colts.

Tight Ends (PPR)

1. Tony Gonzalez (vs. TBB) - Really, who else does Matt Ryan have to throw to? Could be a huge, HUGE game for the veteran TE.
2. Jordan Cameron (@GBP) - The Pack can't stop opposing TEs, period. He's been quieter with Gordon being the main target of Brandon Weeden but there's huge upside here.
3. Martellus Bennett (@WAS) - Just start all Bears skill players this week. Excellent matchup.
4. Vernon Davis (@TEN) - Coming off a huge outing, Davis is a safe bet to gain 70+ yards and score again.
5. Jermichael Finley (vs. CLE) - Not a terrific matchup but with the injuries at WR, Finley will be busy.
6. Antonio Gates (@JAC) - The San Diego passing game should be firing on all cylinders against the Jags.
7. Julius Thomas (@IND) - Not particularly enamored with the matchup, as the Colts have been solid against opposing TEs, but this is the Broncos we're talking about.
8. Jeff Cumberland (vs. NEP) - Is turning into a weapon for Geno Smith and the matchup is pretty darn good.
9. Kyle Rudloph (@NYG) - Should parlay a great Week 6 into a solid Week 7 MNF game.
10. Jason Witten (@PHI) - Limited upside but little chance of turning in a dud game.


1. Rob Bironas (vs. SFO)
2. Dan Bailey (@PHI)
3. Mason Crosby (vs. CLE)
4. Josh Brown (vs. MIN)
5. Blair Walsh (@NYG)
6. Nick Folk (vs. NEP)
7. Stephen Gostkowski (@NYJ)
8. Graham Gano (vs. STL)
9. Kai Forbath (vs. CHI)
10. Nick Novak (@JAC)

Defense/Special Teams

1. Kansas City (vs. HOU)
2. Seattle (@ARI)
3. San Francisco (@TEN)
4. Green Bay (vs. CLE)
5. Carolina (vs. STL)
6. Arizona (vs. SEA)
7. Buffalo (@MIA)
8. Miami (vs. BUF)
9. Chicago (@WAS)
10. New England (@NYJ)

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