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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 7

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Quarterbacks

    1. 1
    2. Peyton Manning
    3. Peyton
      Manning
      QB
    4. PASS YDS384
    5. PASS TD4
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    If anyone could treat a game against the team for which he played for 13 years as just another game, it's Manning. Something tells me he might have a little something extra, though.

    1. 2
    2. Tony Romo
    3. Tony
      Romo
      QB
    4. PASS YDS342
    5. PASS TD4
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Going up against the hapless Redskins, Romo severely disappointed his fantasy owners last week. He'll make up for it against the Eagles.

    1. 3
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Jay
      Cutler
      QB
    4. PASS YDS339
    5. PASS TD3
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS15
    8. RUSH TD0

    Cutler missed some throws against the Giants, but his owners are happy. This matchup is too good to pass up, too.

    1. 4
    2. Eli Manning
    3. Eli
      Manning
      QB
    4. PASS YDS327
    5. PASS TD3
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    This is a great matchup for Manning, as the Vikings have allowed the third most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Dare I say Eli is a great play this week.

    1. 5
    2. Aaron Rodgers
    3. Aaron
      Rodgers
      QB
    4. PASS YDS270
    5. PASS TD3
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Rodgers has thrown for just three TDs in the last three weeks, and topped 300 yards last week for the first time since Green Bay's second game of the year. Now he's without Randall Cobb for basically the rest of the season. I'm not at all worried about him, but he's clearly running behind Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.

    1. 6
    2. Cam Newton
    3. Cam
      Newton
      QB
    4. PASS YDS274
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS27
    8. RUSH TD0

    Newton finally had a big game, throwing for 242 yards, three TDs and zero interceptions against the Vikings. This is another good matchup for him.

    1. 7
    2. Russell Wilson
    3. Russell
      Wilson
      QB
    4. PASS YDS253
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS48
    8. RUSH TD0

    Wilson had a decent game against Tennessee given that he didn't have a touchdown. He threw for 257 yards and 8.3 YPA while running for an additional 66 yards.

    1. 8
    2. Nick Foles
    3. Nick
      Foles
      QB
    4. PASS YDS305
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Foles dominated the Buccaneers in his first start of the season, racking up 296 yards, three touchdowns and a rushing score. Start him with confidence this week.

    1. 9
    2. Matthew Stafford
    3. Matthew
      Stafford
      QB
    4. PASS YDS301
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Stafford looked more like himself with Calvin Johnson back on the field, even though Johnson didn't do much of anything. He's a good play this week.

    1. 10
    2. Andrew Luck
    3. Andrew
      Luck
      QB
    4. PASS YDS268
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS11
    8. RUSH TD0

    His receivers dropped a ton of passes as Luck threw for just 202 yards and an interception in San Diego last week. He should bounce back against a Denver defense that surrenders 21.2 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

    1. 11
    2. Andy Dalton
    3. Andy
      Dalton
      QB
    4. PASS YDS282
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Dalton enjoyed predictable success against the Bills last week. Detroit is a decent, though not overwhelming, pass defense. Dalton should push starter status this week.

    1. 12
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Tom
      Brady
      QB
    4. PASS YDS281
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. 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. 13
    2. Matt Ryan
    3. Matt
      Ryan
      QB
    4. PASS YDS276
    5. PASS TD2
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    The Julio Jones injury kills Ryan's fantasy value. I have him outside the top 12 for the remainder of the season.

    1. 14
    2. Ryan Tannehill
    3. Ryan
      Tannehill
      QB
    4. PASS YDS311
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Buffalo allows 24.5 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, making Tannehill a potentially sneaky play this week.

    1. 15
    2. Colin Kaepernick
    3. Colin
      Kaepernick
      QB
    4. PASS YDS245
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS46
    8. RUSH TD0

    Kaepernick threw for 252 yards, 8.3 YPA and two touchdowns against Arizona's underrated defense last week. He hasn't run much this year, but Russell Wilson scooted for 61 yards against the Titans a week ago.

    1. 16
    2. Robert Griffin III
    3. Robert
      Griffin III
      QB
    4. PASS YDS295
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT2
    7. RUSH YDS45
    8. RUSH TD0

    Griffin struggled to get anything going against the Cowboys, but this is a solid matchup. The Bears have allowed 21.6 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

    1. 17
    2. Josh Freeman
    3. Josh
      Freeman
      QB
    4. PASS YDS289
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Freeman will likely get his first start with the Vikings this week. It might be tempting to roll with him in a great matchup, but you may be better off just stashing him and watching how he performs first.

    1. 18
    2. Alex Smith
    3. Alex
      Smith
      QB
    4. PASS YDS242
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT0
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Smith was in total game-manager mode last week, giving anyone who started him a real stinker. You shouldn't turn to him unless desperate.

    1. 19
    2. Joe Flacco
    3. Joe
      Flacco
      QB
    4. PASS YDS287
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Flacco had a huge game against the Packers, throwing for 342 yards, 10.1 YPA and two touchdowns. The matchup isn't quite as friendly this week, as the Steelers have been the stingiest defense in the league against quarterbacks in fantasy points.

    1. 20
    2. Mike Glennon
    3. Mike
      Glennon
      QB
    4. PASS YDS286
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Glennon played a respectable game against the Eagles last week, throwing for 273 yards, two TDs and an interception. You don't want to start him, but his poise is good news for Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and Doug Martin.

    1. 21
    2. Chad Henne
    3. Chad
      Henne
      QB
    4. PASS YDS285
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Henne threw for 303 yards and 7.2 YPA last week. He could actually be a fringe starter in certain weeks, thanks to the presence of Justin Blackmon and, to a lesser extent, Cecil Shorts.

    1. 22
    2. Philip Rivers
    3. Philip
      Rivers
      QB
    4. PASS YDS279
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    You might assume Jacksonville's pass defense is terrible, but it allows just 7.2 YPA. The Rivers resurgence is for real, but he's not a slam dunk this week.

    1. 23
    2. Ben Roethlisberger
    3. Ben
      Roethlisberger
      QB
    4. PASS YDS244
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT1
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Roethlisberger played well considering last week's opponent, throwing for 264 yards, 8.8 YPA and a TD against the Jets. He's outside the starting class this week, though.

    1. 24
    2. Geno Smith
    3. Geno
      Smith
      QB
    4. PASS YDS249
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT2
    7. RUSH YDS11
    8. 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. 25
    2. Brandon Weeden
    3. Brandon
      Weeden
      QB
    4. PASS YDS304
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT3
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Weeden threw for 292 yards, two touchdowns and two picks agianst the Lions. The Packers can be thrown on, but you should be able to find a better option.

    1. 26
    2. Sam Bradford
    3. Sam
      Bradford
      QB
    4. PASS YDS222
    5. PASS TD1
    6. INT2
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Bradford threw for three more TDs last week, but managed just 117 yards with the Rams cruising. Carolina has been a terror for opposing quarterbacks, allowing the second fewest fantasy points per game.

    1. 27
    2. Carson Palmer
    3. Carson
      Palmer
      QB
    4. PASS YDS218
    5. PASS TD0
    6. INT2
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Palmer bounced back for his fantasy owners last week, but this is a terrible matchup. Seattle has allowed only five passing TDs this season.

    1. 28
    2. Thaddeus Lewis
    3. Thaddeus
      Lewis
      QB
    4. PASS YDS191
    5. PASS TD0
    6. INT2
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Lewis impressed in his first start a week ago, throwing for 216 yards, two TDs and zero interceptions before being hampered by a foot injury. Whether he starts or the newly signed Matt Flynn, neither belongs in your lineup.

    1. 29
    2. Case Keenum
    3. Case
      Keenum
      QB
    4. PASS YDS237
    5. PASS TD0
    6. INT3
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Keenum gets the first start of his career on Sunday. Playing against this Chiefs defense in Arrowhead will give him a rough welcome to the NFL.

    1. 30
    2. Ryan Fitzpatrick
    3. Ryan
      Fitzpatrick
      QB
    4. PASS YDS174
    5. PASS TD0
    6. INT3
    7. RUSH YDS0
    8. RUSH TD0

    Fitzpatrick had a terrible day against the Seahawks, throwing for 171 yards and two interceptions. His reward is a matchup with the 49ers.

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