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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 7

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Wide Receivers

    1. 1
    2. Dez Bryant
    3. Dez
      Bryant
      WR
    4. REC YDS124
    5. REC TD2

    Bryant should make up for last week's game against a Philadelphia defense that is the league's worst against wide receivers in fantasy terms.

    1. 2
    2. DeSean Jackson
    3. DeSean
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD2

    Jackson didn't skip a beat with Nick Foles at the helm, catching six passes for 64 yards and two TDs. Dallas allows 24.8 fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

    1. 3
    2. Justin Blackmon
    3. Justin
      Blackmon
      WR
    4. REC YDS138
    5. REC TD1

    In two games this year, Blackmon has 19 catches for 326 yards and a TD. He racked up an insane 20 targets last week. He's a true WR1.

    1. 4
    2. Brandon Marshall
    3. Brandon
      Marshall
      WR
    4. REC YDS122
    5. REC TD1

    Marshall got back on track against the Giants, catching nine passes for 87 yards and two TDs. Another huge game is in his future.

    1. 5
    2. Calvin Johnson
    3. Calvin
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS118
    5. REC TD1

    Johnson was likely still dealing with the effects of a knee injury last week, as he caught just three passes for 25 yards. You have more guts than me if you bench a guy like this.

    1. 6
    2. A.J. Green
    3. A.J.
      Green
      WR
    4. REC YDS111
    5. REC TD1

    That's more like it. Green had six receptions for 103 yards and a TD last week. He'll keep that right on going against the Lions.

    1. 7
    2. Hakeem Nicks
    3. Hakeem
      Nicks
      WR
    4. REC YDS109
    5. 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. 8
    2. Reggie Wayne
    3. Reggie
      Wayne
      WR
    4. REC YDS108
    5. REC TD1

    Wayne had five receptions for 88 yards last week, becoming the ninth player in NFL history with at least 1,000 career catches. He'll have a big game against the Broncos.

    1. 9
    2. Vincent Jackson
    3. Vincent
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS104
    5. REC TD1

    Jackson caught nine passes for 114 yards and two TDs last week. The Falcons have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to receivers this year.

    1. 10
    2. Pierre Garcon
    3. Pierre
      Garcon
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD1

    Garcon caught six passes for 69 yards last week, but we saw in that game why I have him as a top-10 receiver the rest of the way. He had 15 targets. Expect that to continue.

    1. 11
    2. Jordy Nelson
    3. Jordy
      Nelson
      WR
    4. REC YDS102
    5. REC TD1

    Nelson's already impressive numbers could go through the roof with Randall Cobb injured. He should see double-digit targets in every game.

    1. 12
    2. Mike Wallace
    3. Mike
      Wallace
      WR
    4. REC YDS101
    5. REC TD1

    Buffalo has been terrible against the pass last year, and I think that will set up Wallace for one of his best games of the season.

    1. 13
    2. Demaryius Thomas
    3. Demaryius
      Thomas
      WR
    4. REC YDS101
    5. REC TD1

    Thomas had three receptions for 78 yards last week, giving him two straight games without a TD. That streak will end this week.

    1. 14
    2. Eric Decker
    3. Eric
      Decker
      WR
    4. REC YDS97
    5. REC TD1

    Decker caught five passes for 50 yards, but this will be a huge game for everyone involved in the Denver passing game.

    1. 15
    2. Victor Cruz
    3. Victor
      Cruz
      WR
    4. REC YDS92
    5. 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. 16
    2. Keenan Allen
    3. Keenan
      Allen
      WR
    4. REC YDS88
    5. REC TD1

    The rookie had a monster game, catching nine passes for 107 yards and a TD. He has WR3 potential for the rest of the season.

    1. 17
    2. Alshon Jeffery
    3. Alshon
      Jeffery
      WR
    4. REC YDS86
    5. REC TD1

    Jeffery was quiet last week as Cutler took care of Brandon Marshall. Know that when you start him, there could be weeks like that.

    1. 18
    2. Greg Jennings
    3. Greg
      Jennings
      WR
    4. REC YDS84
    5. 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. 19
    2. Wes Welker
    3. Wes
      Welker
      WR
    4. REC YDS83
    5. REC TD1

    Welker caught six of his eight targets for 63 yards and a score last week. The Colts have done well against the pass this year, but then again they've yet to play the Broncos.

    1. 20
    2. Antonio Brown
    3. Antonio
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS82
    5. REC TD1

    Brown got 11 more targets last week, catching nine of them for 86 yards. Only four teams allow fewer fantasy points to wide receivers than the Ravens.

    1. 21
    2. T.Y. Hilton
    3. T.Y.
      Hilton
      WR
    4. REC YDS73
    5. REC TD1

    Hilton caught five passes for 43 yards last week, his fourth dud of the season. Luck should have to throw a ton this week, but it's getting hard to trust Hilton.

    1. 22
    2. Rueben Randle
    3. Rueben
      Randle
      WR
    4. REC YDS73
    5. 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. 23
    2. Julian Edelman
    3. Julian
      Edelman
      WR
    4. REC YDS71
    5. 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. 24
    2. Golden Tate
    3. Golden
      Tate
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD1

    Tate led the team with seven targets and is starting to emerge as Russell Wilson's No. 1 option. That could change when Percy Harvin returns. In the meantime, he's due for his second touchdown of the season come Thursday.

    1. 25
    2. Steve Smith
    3. Steve
      Smith
      WR
    4. REC YDS58
    5. REC TD1

    I'm selling on Smith for the rest of the year. Try to play up his touchdown last week and do the same. He just doesn't look like the same guy.

    1. 26
    2. Stephen Hill
    3. Stephen
      Hill
      WR
    4. REC YDS57
    5. 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. 27
    2. Terrance Williams
    3. Terrance
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS56
    5. REC TD1

    Williams got just two targets last week, though he made them count by finding the end zone. Miles Austin got four targets in his first game back from injury, making Williams a dicey play.

    1. 28
    2. Dwayne Bowe
    3. Dwayne
      Bowe
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD1

    Bowe hasn't gotten a thing going this year, and the Houston defense ranks No. 1 against opposing wide receivers. Look elsewhere.

    1. 29
    2. Josh Gordon
    3. Josh
      Gordon
      WR
    4. REC YDS109
    5. REC TD0

    Gordon put up a big game against Detroit, catching seven passes for 126 yards. The Packers allow the fifth most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. 30
    2. Torrey Smith
    3. Torrey
      Smith
      WR
    4. REC YDS95
    5. REC TD0

    The Packers totally shut Smith down, limiting him to one catch for 12 yards. The Steelers present a challenge, but you're starting him for sure.

    1. 31
    2. Andre Johnson
    3. Andre
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS89
    5. REC TD0

    Johnson did all he could do last week, catching seven of his eight targets for 88 yards. This is a tough matchup, but you have to ride with him.

    1. 32
    2. Jarrett Boykin
    3. Jarrett
      Boykin
      WR
    4. REC YDS26
    5. REC TD1

    Boykin steps into the void created by Randall Cobb's injury. He caught one of his six targets last week, but it did go for 43 yards.

    1. 33
    2. Brian Hartline
    3. Brian
      Hartline
      WR
    4. REC YDS82
    5. REC TD0

    Hartline seems the more consistent option in Miami, though Mike Wallace is doublessly more explosive. Both should do well this week.

    1. 34
    2. Jeremy Kerley
    3. Jeremy
      Kerley
      WR
    4. REC YDS81
    5. 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. 35
    2. Anquan Boldin
    3. Anquan
      Boldin
      WR
    4. REC YDS78
    5. REC TD0

    Boldin got eight targets last week, but caught just three of them for 28 yards. It'll be interesting to see if Alterraun Verner covers him or Vernon Davis more frequently.

    1. 36
    2. Mike Williams
    3. Mike
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS75
    5. REC TD0

    Williams is worth starting if he can come back from the hamstring injury that kept him out last week.

    1. 37
    2. Michael Floyd
    3. Michael
      Floyd
      WR
    4. REC YDS74
    5. REC TD0

    Floyd caught five of his six targets for 44 yards and a score against the 49ers. I'm looking elsewhere this week.

    1. 38
    2. Harry Douglas
    3. Harry
      Douglas
      WR
    4. REC YDS73
    5. REC TD0

    Douglas could be the real beneficiary with Julio Jones on the shelf. Of course, he needs to prove it to us before we can trust him.

    1. 39
    2. Brandon LaFell
    3. Brandon
      LaFell
      WR
    4. REC YDS71
    5. REC TD0

    LaFell is trending upward after catching four passes for 107 yards last week and a TD. He has 207 yards and three scores in his last three games.

    1. 40
    2. Jerome Simpson
    3. Jerome
      Simpson
      WR
    4. REC YDS70
    5. 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. 41
    2. Larry Fitzgerald
    3. Larry
      Fitzgerald
      WR
    4. REC YDS67
    5. REC TD0

    Fitz had a big game last week, catching six passes for 117 yards and a TD. I don't like this matchup for the Cardinals, but you have to get him in your lineup.

    1. 42
    2. DeAndre Hopkins
    3. DeAndre
      Hopkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS67
    5. REC TD0

    Hopkins had three catches for 47 yards a week ago. The Chiefs are not to be trifled with. Keep Hopkins on your bench.

    1. 43
    2. Stevie Johnson
    3. Stevie
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS66
    5. REC TD0

    Johnson missed last week's game due to a back injury and a death in his family. He'll play this week.

    1. 44
    2. Donnie Avery
    3. Donnie
      Avery
      WR
    4. REC YDS64
    5. REC TD0

    Avery caught two of his four targets for just six yards a week ago. Though he usually plays a decent role in the offense, he's not a fantasy option.

    1. 45
    2. Vincent Brown
    3. Vincent
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS64
    5. REC TD0

    Brown caught only two passes for 31 yards last week and was outshined by teammate Keenan Allen. I prefer the latter for the rest of the year.

    1. 46
    2. Jacoby Jones
    3. Jacoby
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS64
    5. REC TD0

    Jones played in his first game since Week 1, catching two passes for 42 yards and a score. You can add him in deep leagues.

    1. 47
    2. Kenbrell Thompkins
    3. Kenbrell
      Thompkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. 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. 48
    2. Mike Brown
    3. Mike
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD0

    Brown will get an opportunity to start with Cecil Shorts and Ace Sanders out due to injury. He's not someone you want to consider in fantasy leagues.

    1. 49
    2. Sidney Rice
    3. Sidney
      Rice
      WR
    4. REC YDS62
    5. REC TD0

    Rice had two catches for 35 yards last week. You wouldn't necessarily trust him in a good matchup, and this is a bad one. Stay away.

    1. 50
    2. Jason Avant
    3. Jason
      Avant
      WR
    4. REC YDS60
    5. REC TD0

    Avant caught just four passes for 21 yards while teammate Riley Cooper racked up 120 yards and a score. That isn't good for Avant's stock.

    1. 51
    2. Austin Pettis
    3. Austin
      Pettis
      WR
    4. REC YDS59
    5. REC TD0

    Pettis had one catch for 12 yards against the Texans. You don't want any part of him this week.

    1. 52
    2. Santana Moss
    3. Santana
      Moss
      WR
    4. REC YDS58
    5. REC TD0

    Moss got just three targets last week and appears to be the fifth option, at best, in this offense.

    1. 53
    2. Kendall Wright
    3. Kendall
      Wright
      WR
    4. REC YDS58
    5. REC TD0

    Wright led the team again with five catches, eight targets and 69 yards last week. He has to be considered the No. 1 option for now, but that doesn't make him relevant in fantasy leagues.

    1. 54
    2. Emmanuel Sanders
    3. Emmanuel
      Sanders
      WR
    4. REC YDS57
    5. REC TD0

    Sanders had three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Jets last week. He could be a decent fill-in during bye weeks, but this is not a beneficial matchup.

    1. 55
    2. Chris Givens
    3. Chris
      Givens
      WR
    4. REC YDS55
    5. REC TD0

    Givens had two receptions for 20 yards last week. It's really hard to trust anyone involved with this passing game.

    1. 56
    2. Nate Washington
    3. Nate
      Washington
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD0

    Washington caught three passes for 80 yards against the Chiefs last week, and has taken over as the Titans No. 1 WR.

    1. 57
    2. James Jones
    3. James
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD0

    Jones may play after suffering a knee injury against the Ravens last week. If he starts, you will want to play him.

    1. 58
    2. Mohamed Sanu
    3. Mohamed
      Sanu
      WR
    4. REC YDS51
    5. REC TD0

    Sanu is an important part of the Bengals offense, but he doesn't do nearly enough to rate for fantasy players.

    1. 59
    2. Brandon Gibson
    3. Brandon
      Gibson
      WR
    4. REC YDS48
    5. REC TD0

    Gibson is running third in the receiving corps and cannot be counted on as a starter unless one of the two guys in front of him gets hurt.

    1. 60
    2. Doug Baldwin
    3. Doug
      Baldwin
      WR
    4. REC YDS47
    5. REC TD0

    Arizona's pass defense is far too strong to consider rolling with an also-ran like Baldwin.

    1. 61
    2. Riley Cooper
    3. Riley
      Cooper
      WR
    4. REC YDS46
    5. REC TD0

    Cooper exploded for 120 yards and a TD last week, but I wouldn't get used to it.

    1. 62
    2. Aaron Dobson
    3. Aaron
      Dobson
      WR
    4. REC YDS43
    5. 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. 63
    2. Leonard Hankerson
    3. Leonard
      Hankerson
      WR
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD0

    Any receiver against the Bears could be worth starting in fantasy leagues, but it's too hard to bet on Hankerson.

    1. 64
    2. Miles Austin
    3. Miles
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD0

    Austin didn't catch a pass in his return, but he got four targets. He's a WR4 this week.

    1. 65
    2. Robert Woods
    3. Robert
      Woods
      WR
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD0

    Woods got a whopping 13 targets last week, catching five for 64 yards, but he'd be a risky start with Thad Lewis or Matt Flynn under center.

    1. 66
    2. Jarius Wright
    3. Jarius
      Wright
      WR
    4. REC YDS38
    5. 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. 67
    2. Kyle Williams
    3. Kyle
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS37
    5. REC TD0

    Williams has two targets in the last two weeks combined and should not be on your radar.

    1. 68
    2. Davone Bess
    3. Davone
      Bess
      WR
    4. REC YDS36
    5. REC TD0

    Bess is nothing if not consistent, catching exactly two passes for the third consecutive week.

    1. 69
    2. Ted Ginn Jr.
    3. Ted
      Ginn Jr.
      WR
    4. REC YDS35
    5. REC TD0

    Ginn had just two catches for 22 yards last week and really shouldn't be on your radar.

    1. 70
    2. Kris Durham
    3. Kris
      Durham
      WR
    4. REC YDS33
    5. REC TD0

    Durham had 13 targets last week, catching eight of them for 83 yards. He should be stashed on your roster, though I would not consider him a starter this week.

    1. 71
    2. Roddy White
    3. Roddy
      White
      WR
    4. REC YDS31
    5. REC TD0

    White is still dealing with the ankle sprain. I wouldn't start him on Sunday.

    1. 72
    2. Tavon Austin
    3. Tavon
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS27
    5. REC TD0

    Austin caught one pass for three yards. You can probably feel free to drop him in most leagues.

    1. 73
    2. Marlon Brown
    3. Marlon
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS24
    5. REC TD0

    Brown returned from a hamstring injury to catch three passes for 71 yards last week. We'll see if he can stay ahead of Jacoby Jones on the depth chart.

    1. 74
    2. Danny Amendola
    3. Danny
      Amendola
      WR
    4. REC YDS0
    5. 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.

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