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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 7

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New York Giants
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Minnesota Vikings
MetLife Stadium | Monday, Oct. 21 | 08:40 PM EST (ESPN)

Minnesota Vikings

    1. Josh Freeman
    2. Josh
      Freeman
      QB
    3. PASS YDS289
    4. PASS TD1
    5. INT0
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. 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. Adrian Peterson
    2. Adrian
      Peterson
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS136
    4. RUSH TD2
    5. REC YDS25
    6. REC TD0

    The Giants allow 19.1 fantasy points per game to running backs. Peterson will increase that average on Monday night.

    1. Greg Jennings
    2. Greg
      Jennings
      WR
    3. REC YDS84
    4. REC TD1

    Jennings had 10 targets last week, catching six of them for just 34 yards. The Giants are terrible against the pass, allowing the sixth most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. Jerome Simpson
    2. Jerome
      Simpson
      WR
    3. REC YDS70
    4. REC TD0

    Simpson caught four passes for 30 yards last week. He could develop into a bye-week option if he takes off with Josh Freeman.

    1. Jarius Wright
    2. Jarius
      Wright
      WR
    3. REC YDS38
    4. REC TD0

    Wright had just two targets last week. We'll have to wait and see if he meshes with Josh Freeman, but he should not be owned right now.

    1. Kyle Rudolph
    2. Kyle
      Rudolph
      TE
    3. REC YDS48
    4. REC TD0

    Rudolph had a huge game last week, catching nine passes for 97 yards and a score. I'd deploy him as usual this week.

    1. Blair Walsh
    2. Blair
      Walsh
      K
    3. PAT3
    4. FG2

    Walsh had an uneventful day a week ago, kicking just a 23-yard field goal. I expect him to have a bit more action on Monday night.

    1. Minnesota Vikings
    2. PTS ALLOWED28
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT1
    5. TD0

    The Vikings could be a sneaky play against Eli Manning and the mistake-prone Giants this week.

New York Giants

    1. Eli Manning
    2. Eli
      Manning
      QB
    3. PASS YDS327
    4. PASS TD3
    5. INT1
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. 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. Brandon Jacobs
    2. Brandon
      Jacobs
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS64
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Jacobs ran roughshod over the Bears, picking up 106 yards and two TDs on 22 carries. That is the exeception, not the rule.

    1. Hakeem Nicks
    2. Hakeem
      Nicks
      WR
    3. REC YDS109
    4. REC TD1

    Nicks caught four passes for 70 yards against the Bears last week. The Vikings allow 7.5 YPA and have surrendered the fourth most fantasy points per game to receivers this year.

    1. Victor Cruz
    2. Victor
      Cruz
      WR
    3. REC YDS92
    4. REC TD1

    Cruz had four catches for 68 yards last week. He should be in store for a huge day against a Minnesota team that has surrendered the fourth most fantasy points to receivers.

    1. Rueben Randle
    2. Rueben
      Randle
      WR
    3. REC YDS73
    4. REC TD1

    Randle caught three passes for 75 yards and a TD against the Bears. I have him as a solid WR3 this week.

    1. Brandon Myers
    2. Brandon
      Myers
      TE
    3. REC YDS48
    4. REC TD0

    Myers had just one target last week, an overthrow from Manning that ended up going for an interception. He has failed to live up to the preseason hype.

    1. Josh Brown
    2. Josh
      Brown
      K
    3. PAT4
    4. FG0

    Brown has now gone four weeks without a field goal. He has just six field goal attempts this year.

    1. New York Giants
    2. PTS ALLOWED27
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT0
    5. TD0

    Zero takeaways, zero sacks, 27 points allowed last week. The Giants are one of the worst fantasy defenses in the league.

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