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2017 Fantasy Football Week 7 Rankings Review

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What a way to start week 7, right?  The TNF matchup between the Chiefs and the Raiders surely didn’t disappoint.  Derek Carr finally exorcized some primetime game demons with a huge performance (albeit with the help of some calls).  And Amari Cooper exploded back onto the scene with 2 scores and more than 200 yards.

As someone who hyped up the AFC West all offseason, I’m hopeful this is the boost the Raiders needed.  At just 3-4, Oakland is on the outside looking in.  But with the Broncos offense sorely lacking, and the Chiefs losing two straight, Oakland finds themselves right back in the thick of things.

As you take a look at who I tag as Too High and Too Low, be sure to take a look at the Week 7 Staff Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 7 Rankings Review

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Too Low

DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans (RB23)

Even when Murray hasn’t been 100% healthy, he has provided a fairly safe floor in 2017.  He is getting more than 10 carries per game and receives the most targets out of the Tennessee backfield.

This week the Titans should have a positive game script in Cleveland, and Murray should be more healthy than he was in Week 6.  Murray is due for a large workload, and a score should be likely.

Update: Murray’s status is questionable for Week 7

Rank Above: LeGarrette BlountChris Thompson, Tevin Coleman

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers (WR13)

The concern here is obvious.  Brett Hundley is making his first career start and the New Orleans defense has vastly improved over the past few weeks.  But I still expect Nelson to produce at home this week.

The Saints defense has improved, but it is nothing to be scared of.  And with Hundley under center, he is likely to rely on his most reliable receiver.  Nelson could get peppered with targets, and certainly, will if they reach the red zone.  Nelson is a low-end WR1 this week.

Rank Above: Doug Baldwin, Demaryius Thomas

Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons (RB6)

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There’s not much to bicker about with a ranking of No. 6.  But for Freeman this week, I just think he’s due.  After coming off a bye week, the Falcons laid an egg at home and Freeman totaled less than 80 yards.

I expect the Falcons to get Freeman more involved, increasing his touches and yardage.  I like him to finish as a top 3 back this week, scoring and totaling over 100 yards in the process.

Rank Above: Leonard Fournette, Todd Gurley

Too High

Adrian Peterson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (RB12)

For some people, Peterson had a revival week in week 6.  He snapped off as an RB1 and showed that he still has some juice in those legs of his.  However, I believe that there is a reason Peterson has been worthless over the past two seasons.

Peterson’s week 6 performance was more based on game script and a banged up defense than anything else.  His Week 7 matchup against the Rams should not produce another positive game script on the road, and Peterson’s numbers will fall back to earth.

Rank Below: Carlos Hyde, Doug Martin, Jerrick McKinnon

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (WR17)

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Over the past couple of weeks, Jacoby Brissett has been able to support Hilton’s fantasy value.  But his numbers have still been up and down, and his week 7 matchup doesn’t help matters.

The Jaguars are one of the best against the pass thus far in 2017.  And it is not like Brissett is lighting it up.  I like Hilton okay this week, but at 17, I trust a few guys below him more.

Rank Below: Pierre Garcon, Adam Thielen

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings (WR24)

Diggs was banged up in week 6 and ended up not playing.  He is again questionable for week 7, and even if he does play, he has to deal with a tough Baltimore secondary.

At 24, Diggs is ranked as a low-end WR2, which I would classify as overvalued.  With Keenum under center, a sore groin and a tough matchup, you could do a lot better than Diggs this week.

*editor note Diggs has been ruled out for Week 7

Rank Below: Devin Funchess, Rishard Matthews, John Brown


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About Trent Smith

I am a huge sports fan, and even bigger fantasy football addict. After competing in fantasy leagues for a number of years I decided to get into the industry myself as a writer.

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