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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 7

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New York Jets
vs
New England Patriots
MetLife Stadium | Sunday, Oct. 20 | 1 PM EST (CBS)

New England Patriots

    1. Tom Brady
    2. Tom
      Brady
      QB
    3. PASS YDS281
    4. PASS TD2
    5. INT1
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Brady led an impressive game-winning drive to beat the Saints, but it was another pedestrian day for his fantasy owners. I don't like his chances against a Jets defense that is surrendering just 6.7 YPA this year.

    1. Stevan Ridley
    2. Stevan
      Ridley
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS51
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS14
    6. REC TD0

    Ridley may have saved his season against the Saints, running for 96 yards and two scores on 20 carries. He draws a very tough assignment this week.

    1. Brandon Bolden
    2. Brandon
      Bolden
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS14
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS26
    6. REC TD0

    Bolden was targeted just three times last week. Given that he's really only a weapon in the passing game, he'll need a whole lot more than that to be a factor.

    1. LeGarrette Blount
    2. LeGarrette
      Blount
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS26
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Blount ran for nine yards on seven carries last week, taking a backseat to Stevan Ridley. His fantasy usefulness may prove short-lived.

    1. Julian Edelman
    2. Julian
      Edelman
      WR
    3. REC YDS71
    4. REC TD1

    Edelman had 11 targets last week, and could be a volume champion again with Amendola out. He's a worthy WR4 this week.

    1. Kenbrell Thompkins
    2. Kenbrell
      Thompkins
      WR
    3. REC YDS63
    4. REC TD0

    Thompkins caught his fourth touchdown of the season last week, and is slowly becoming a favorite of Tom Brady's in the red zone.

    1. Aaron Dobson
    2. Aaron
      Dobson
      WR
    3. REC YDS43
    4. REC TD0

    Dobson could be in for an uptick in targets with Danny Amendola back on the shelf. He could be dangerous in this offense if he could hold on to the ball.

    1. Danny Amendola
    2. Danny
      Amendola
      WR
    3. REC YDS0
    4. REC TD0

    Gronkowski makes his much-awaited return to the field this week. Given all the time it has taken him to get back, I don't think the usual caveats for guys coming off injury apply here. Get him in your lineup.

    1. Rob Gronkowski
    2. Rob
      Gronkowski
      TE
    3. REC YDS56
    4. REC TD1

    1. Stephen Gostkowski
    2. Stephen
      Gostkowski
      K
    3. PAT2
    4. FG2

    Gostkowski made all three of his field goal attempts last week, including one from 54 yards out. He's 16-for-17 on the year and second in fantasy scoring among kickers.

    1. New England Patriots
    2. PTS ALLOWED17
    3. SACKS3
    4. INT2
    5. TD0

    The Patriots shut down Drew Brees, limiting him to 236 yards and 6.6 YPA and picking him off twice. After a game like that against one of the league's best, you have to like this matchup for them, even without Jerod Mayo, who's out for the year.

New York Jets

    1. Geno Smith
    2. Geno
      Smith
      QB
    3. PASS YDS249
    4. PASS TD1
    5. INT2
    6. RUSH YDS11
    7. RUSH TD0

    Smith followed up his best day as a pro with potentially his worst one, throwing for just 201 yards and two interceptions. This is another bad matchup for the rookie.

    1. Bilal Powell
    2. Bilal
      Powell
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS84
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS28
    6. REC TD0

    Powell is a clear winner in the fallout from Mike Goodson's injury. That will be on display against the Patriots.

    1. Chris Ivory
    2. Chris
      Ivory
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS28
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Ivory could be in for more touches now that Mike Goodson is out for the year, but not enough to make him relevant to fantasy owners.

    1. Stephen Hill
    2. Stephen
      Hill
      WR
    3. REC YDS57
    4. REC TD1

    Hill looked more like himself last week, though he only caught three passes for 46 yards. New England has been solid against the pass this year, so this is not the week to get Hill in your lineup.

    1. Jeremy Kerley
    2. Jeremy
      Kerley
      WR
    3. REC YDS81
    4. REC TD0

    Kerley caught just two of his seven targets for 19 yards. He's the No. 1 option in this offense, but it's hard to be even remotely confident in him this week.

    1. Jeff Cumberland
    2. Jeff
      Cumberland
      TE
    3. REC YDS52
    4. REC TD0

    Cumberland caught four of his five targets for 59 yards and is slowing morphing into the kind of tight end you could trust for a week or two.

    1. Nick Folk
    2. Nick
      Folk
      K
    3. PAT2
    4. FG1

    Folk remained perfect on field goals this year by hitting both of his attempts last week. He has knocked through all 13 tries.

    1. New York Jets
    2. PTS ALLOWED20
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT1
    5. TD0

    The Jets did a respectable job limiting the Steelers to 16 points, but they failed to register a takeaway. They're a middle of the pack fantasy unit this week.

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