Posted: Wed October 16, 2013 1:16PM; Updated: Thu October 17, 2013 7:02PM
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Fantasy football Player Projections: Breaking down Week 7

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Jamaal Charles
Jamaal Charles runs straight through defenses week after week, and he won't be stopped anytime soon.
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Quarterbacks and receivers seem to have taken over the NFL. This week, you'll be happy if you have one of the stud running backs.

Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and LeSean McCoy are all set to go off in Week 7. Charles and McCoy top the running back ranks through six weeks. Peterson will join them after torching the Giants on Monday night.

Who else is in line for a big day? Who will disappoint their owners? Let's find out with the Week 7 projections.

Click the position labels below for the full list of projected player rankings, and click the team logos, paired by matchup, to see projected stats of each game.

For more insight, check out SI.com's fantasy football early week 7 advice, risers and sliders, waiver wire, weekly roundtable, player rankings and start 'em or sit 'em.

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.

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Running Backs

    1. 1
    2. Jamaal Charles
    3. Jamaal
      Charles
      RB
    4. RUSH YDS106
    5. RUSH TD2
    6. REC YDS57
    7. REC TD0

    I'm running out of things to say about Charles, and it's just Week 7. Houston is allowing 4.2 yards per carry this year, making Charles a solid bet to top 100 yards.

    1. 2
    2. Adrian Peterson
    3. Adrian
      Peterson
      RB
    4. RUSH YDS136
    5. RUSH TD2
    6. REC YDS25
    7. REC TD0

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

    1. 3
    2. LeSean McCoy
    3. LeSean
      McCoy
      RB
    4. RUSH YDS115
    5. RUSH TD2
    6. REC YDS45
    7. REC TD0

    McCoy totaled 171 yards from scrimmage last week, while the Cowboys allowed the Redskins to run for more than 200 yards. He should have a huge day.

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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.

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Tight Ends

    1. 1
    2. Tony Gonzalez
    3. Tony
      Gonzalez
      TE
    4. REC YDS87
    5. REC TD2

    Gonzalez stands to benefit from Julio Jones injury in the form of more targets. I'm sliding him up my rest-of-season rankings a few notches.

    1. 2
    2. Jason Witten
    3. Jason
      Witten
      TE
    4. REC YDS98
    5. REC TD1

    Witten caught three passes for 27 yards in a lackluster performance for the entire passing game. Philadelphia has been tough on tight ends this year, but you're starting Witten no matter what.

    1. 3
    2. Vernon Davis
    3. Vernon
      Davis
      TE
    4. REC YDS87
    5. REC TD1

    Davis was a beast last week, catching eight passes for 180 yards and two TDs. He could see a lot of corner Alterraun Verner, who Pro Football Focus grades as the best corner in the league thus far.

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Kickers

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Defenses

    1. 1
    2. Kansas City Chiefs
    3. PTS ALLOWED10
    4. SACKS5
    5. INT3
    6. TD0

    The Chiefs absolutely dominated the Raiders, posting 10 sacks, three interceptions and a touchdown. They could make T.J. Yates' life rough.

    1. 2
    2. San Francisco 49ers
    3. PTS ALLOWED3
    4. SACKS5
    5. INT3
    6. TD0

    Remember a few weeks ago when people thought this defense maybe wasn't what it was the last two years? I think we can put that notion to bed. Start the Niners with extreme confidence this week.

    1. 3
    2. Miami Dolphins
    3. PTS ALLOWED6
    4. SACKS5
    5. INT2
    6. TD0

    I love this matchup for Miami coming off a bye. If they're available in your league, get them now.

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