2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Drop List

by Kevin Huo
2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Drop list

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Drop List!

I'm filling in for Tyler who is off for the week, so hopefully, I continue to give you good advice.

Through six weeks of the fantasy season, we're starting to get a better idea of the good teams and the bad ones. And then, of course, there are teams like the Browns and the Panthers who we just honestly have no clue.

Similarly, we're getting a good feel for which players are actually good as opposed to players who have been having flukey high-scoring weeks. We want the former, not the latter.

As always, there are a few injuries to consider. Any players with season-ending injuries can obviously be dropped, but unless your league has IR spots, I'm here to walk you through the more difficult decisions.

Anyways, let's get it started with the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Drop List! Ownership percentages are based on Yahoo leagues as of 10/19/2020.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Drop List

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (65% Rostered)

Don't get me wrong, Burrow has had an impressive rookie season so far. But his fantasy value has been a little overrated.

While Burrow has thrown for over 300 yards in four out of six games, he has only topped 17 fantasy points twice. That's mostly due to his lack of touchdowns. In three games, he has no touchdown passes. While he's saved his fantasy lines with rushing touchdowns in two of those three games, that's not something you should count on.

In Week 7, Burrow has a decent matchup with the Browns, a team he lit up for 22.5 fantasy points in Week 2. But he did that on 61 attempts. Hard to imagine he duplicates that again, especially considering teams typically do better against rookie quarterbacks in their second matchup.

After Week 7, Burrow has the Titans, a Week 9 bye, then the Steelers in Week 10. I wouldn't be comfortable starting him in any of those weeks, so Burrow is a drop for me.

Wide Receiver

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (83% Rostered)

This one hurts. Hilton has been a fantasy mainstay for the past decade, but it seems his time may be up. He has turned 37 targets into 20 catches and just 242 yards and no touchdowns.

This Colts offense is simply not conducive to consistent fantasy success. Hilton has an 18.7% target share as Philip Rivers has focused on spreading the ball to Zach Pascal, his running backs, and his multiple tight ends. So if he's not getting a lot of targets and he's not hitting long touchdowns, where is his value?

I can't imagine it getting better after the bye as there's been no speculation of injury. The Colts may also be getting Michael Pittman Jr. and Parris Campbell back eventually as well.

Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions (63% Rostered)

The perennially underrated Jones has had a season to forget. Through six weeks, his high in receiving yards is 55 yards. In the 10 targets since Kenny Golladay returned, Jones has been held to less than 10 receiving yards in back-to-back games.

The Lions' passing attack is obviously centered around Golladay, but T.J. Hockenson, Danny Amendola, and D'Andre Swift are soaking up a good portion of the targets. It's hard to call Jones the #2 option in that offense, and even if he was, this offense wants to run the ball first.

Although a Week 7 matchup with the Falcons is enticing, it'll still be hard to trust Jones as a weekly starter.

Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs (51% Rostered)

I'm a big fan of Hardman's talent and his game-breaking ability. However, while the upside is sky-high, he's not a player I value much in season-long redraft leagues. It's just impossible to predict when he'll do well. Through five weeks, he had just 17 targets.

With the injury to Sammy Watkins, a plethora of targets seemed to be in his future. The fantasy community had Hardman pegged for a breakout, ranking him as WR36 in FantasyPros ECR. But he flopped with zero catches and just one target.

So if we can't trust him when all signs point to go, when would you be comfortable starting him? I'd advise trying to trade him to someone willing to roll the dice weekly on him, or just drop him altogether.

Running Back

Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (89% Rostered)

2019's RB8 has gotten off to a terrible start as he is currently the RB37 in standard leagues. Everything that he had going for him last year (volume, touchdowns, passing game work) has seemingly disappeared.

He has just 50 carries in six games, scored just three touchdowns, and has caught only three of five targets.

He suffered an ankle injury in Week 6, and while he's yet to be diagnosed with a return timeline, it's a good time to drop him as the Ravens have a bye in Week 7.

If he misses any games, the Ravens have plenty of backfield depth behind him with Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins. Even if he doesn't miss games, I would expect that those two young backs get mixed in more, as Ingram has been ineffective all season.

Malcolm Brown, Los Angeles Rams (30% Rostered)

Brown is not that highly rostered, but he shouldn't even be this high at this point. The big Week 1 waiver pick up has done next to nothing since his Week 1 explosion.

While he is technically the second back in this three-headed backfield, he is clearly inferior to Darrell Henderson and will form a committee with Cam Akers if Henderson gets injured.

He's at most a handcuff, and not a good one at that. Feel free to drop him.

Tight End

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (94% Rostered)

Ertz left Week 6 with an ankle injury and will miss 3-4 weeks. While fantasy owners may initially panic, this is actually a blessing in disguise.

Ertz has been terrible in 2019, with just one game over 42 receiving yards and one game with double-digit fantasy points. And it's not like he's not being utilized. Through six weeks he has 45 targets, which would rank third among tight ends. Yet, he's the TE17 on the season.

Take his injury as an opportunity to drop him, guilt-free, and look for someone with more upside or stream.

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2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Stock Up/Stock Down - Fantasy Six Pack October 21, 2020 - 10:31 am

[…] guy Kevin Huo makes a great case to move on in the Week 7 Drop List. It’s summed up well by saying not only is Hilton not producing, but there are too many […]


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