In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter, presented by SuperDraft Fantasy’s new Super 15 game, we enjoy Waz’s updated rankings. It's 10/23.
Waz is back with his updated Week 7 rankings, as well as some notes on how injuries could impact things. Take it away, Waz…
* Tyreek Hill (WR2) continues to recover from a quad injury that he suffered in Week 5, but logged a limited practice yesterday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. Hill played through the injury in Week 6 and still led all Chiefs in targets despite playing limited snaps. The Chiefs are favored by 4.5 points, which should keep Hill on the field more than not against a Titans defense that ranks 27th in Pass DVOA.
* Julio Jones (WR52) aggravated an existing hamstring injury on Monday, but did log a pair of limited practices this week. With A.J. Brown (WR9) off the injury report and the game script heavily favoring another Derrick Henry (RB01) day against the Chiefs' 31st-ranked rush defense, I would consider finding a replacement-level start for Jones.
* Sterling Shepard (WR19) and Darius Slayton (WR57) have been tending to hamstring injuries and Evan Engram (TE13) a calf injury, but they all got at least one limited practice in this week and should play. Shepard is the must-start this week with Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, and Kadarius Toney ruled out.
* Antonio Gibson (RB18) should see the field this week, but will continue to be a risky start with his shin injury. Both Gibson and J.D. McKissic (RB21) should be started against the Packers' 30th-ranked rush defense.
* While the Bengals rank fourth in Rush DVOA, the Ravens run game could benefit from a positive game script. With Latavius Murray ruled out, both Devonta Freeman (RB25) and Le'Veon Bell (RB33) should see enough work to consider starting.
* Nico Collins (WR55) suffered a mid-week ankle injury, but logged a pair of late-week limited practices. He should suit up this week and line up opposite Brandin Cooks (WR16).
* Allen Robinson (WR23) has been nursing an ankle injury but logged a pair of practices this week and should see the field. Still, I prefer a healthy Darnell Mooney (WR21), who's averaging 6.5 targets per game this season.
* T.Y. Hilton (WR65) has been dealing with a soft-tissue quad injury and I would not count on him to play this week. With Parris Campbell already ruled out, the door is open for Zach Pascal (WR40), Nyheim Hines (RB28), and Mo Alie-Cox (TE14) to see an increased target share opportunity.
See the full set of QB and Flex rankings below.
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Here’s my lineup for Week 7:
* With only $15 to spend, the biggest decision is whether you want to try and jam two $5 quarterbacks or not. Because Cooper Kupp’s ceiling can rival the top QBs, I decided to save the extra $1. Kupp has 10+ targets in every single game this year.
* It’s crazy that D.J. Moore has a higher ceiling than Justin Fields, but that’s where we are at. The Giants secondary has been really bad, which helps solidify Moore’s case as a top play in the $3 tier.
* The Texans are huge underdogs against the Cardinals, which means Brandin Cooks should see plenty of targets in garbage time. I think Chuba Hubbard is also a solid play in this range, but I didn’t want to play two Panthers who are negatively correlated.
* I had a tough time deciding between Jaylen Waddle and Miles Sanders for my last $1. Sanders really pulled away from Kenneth Gainwell last game while playing 83% of the snaps. DeVante Parker’s potential return could cool down Waddle, but he leads the Dolphins in catches, yards, and TDs this year.
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Rob Waziak aka "Waz" is a fantasy football analyst who competes in draft and season-long expert rankings competitions. He's consistently been at or near the top of all industry-wide leaderboards since 2017.
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