2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends

by Mike LaPlant
2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends!

This was by far the most exciting week of football of the year guys. Carson Wentz threw a game-winning touchdown to Boston Scott against the New York Giants. Baker Mayfield showed some leadership today by leading the Cleveland Browns to a last-second win with a touchdown to Donovan Peoples-Jones. Then Matthew Stafford connected to T.J Hockenson for a touchdown as time expired for yet another Atlanta Falcons collapse.

The Tennessee Titans fell short to the Pittsburgh Steelers when Stephen Gostowski missed the field goal to send it to overtime. The Steelers came out on top of the battle of the 5-0 teams. Then to wrap up the week, Sunday Night Football between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks went into overtime. Kyler Murray drove down the field and took down MVP favorite Russell Wilson and the Seahawks with a Zane Gonzalez field goal with 15 seconds left, leaving The Pittsburgh Steelers as the only undefeated team left in the NFL.

Let's jump into the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends to see what I found!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends

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1. Tred lightly J.D. McKissic, Antonio Gibson is taking this job.

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Just as we all thought at the beginning of the season when the Washington Football Team cut Adrian Peterson: it's Antonio Gibson's time to shine as a workhorse running back. In a juicy matchup against this horrid Dallas Cowboys defense, he did just that. He by far had his best day of the year carrying the ball 20 times for 128 yards and scoring a touchdown.

J.D McKissic only had five rushes for 35 yards, so it looks like Ron Rivera is liking his new running back. The Football Team never trailed in this one so they never needed to pass that much. Because of that Gibson's snap share was only 47%. With this week we're all hoping that starts trending up after proving he can handle the full workload of this offense.

2. How in the world did A.J Brown fall to the 2nd round in the NFL Draft?

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It seems like every week that A.J Brown is on the field he scores a huge touchdown for the Tennessee Titans. This week it was a 73-yard house call for him against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter. There's not a lot of passing volume when it comes to how this offense works for the Titans. With that being said, A.J. Brown is making every reception worth it.

With only four games played on the year, he has 332 receiving yards on 23 receptions and 32 targets. Oh, and he has four touchdowns on the year which is super-efficient. I know it not easy to keep up with that efficiency, but it's looking like this dude is just as good as his former teammate from Ole Miss D.K Metcalf. I'm deeming A.J. Brown as matchup-proof until further notice.

3. Hayden Hurst is good, with Julio Jones on the field.

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I know it sounds weird, but it's oddly true. In the two games where Julio Jones sat out, Hayden Hurst only has three receptions for nine yards. If you take out Week 1 of the NFL season, Hurst has at least four receptions for 50+ yards in each game, and three touchdowns on the year. I know it's not a lot of production, but in a year where the tight-ends suck you will take that production.

Let's be honest though, this offense, in general, looks better with Julio in the line-up. With the Falcons allowing 29.6 points per game to opposing offenses, Matt Ryan will be throwing the ball a lot. You like to see a tight end in a passing offense with this much volume. He will have his weeks where he surprises you with five receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown.

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4. When Leonard Fournette is healthy, the Buccaneers backfield is a RBBC.

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We all thought after that three-game stretch of 100 yards rushing games by Ronald Jones it was his backfield. Well, Bruce Arians doesn't think the same way as us, unfortunately. In Week 7 against the Las Vegas Raiders, Jones only carried the ball 13 times for 34 yards, while Fournette got 11 carries for 50 yards.

One of the most surprising things I noticed was Fournette was on the field for 55% of the team's snaps compared to Jones 44%. Also, Fournette took away most of, if not all of, Jones' passing work. He got seven targets that he turned into six receptions for 47 yards. Jones only got two targets for one reception for two yards. It's looking like Arians will take the hot hand approach going forward with his running backs.

Come back next week at the same time and we will build off of the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Trends!

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