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#240 12 Top Fantasy Performances From Week 7

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In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap 11 interesting takeaways from yesterday, take an initial pass on injuries, and preview Monday Night Football. It's 10/25. Take it away, Peter Overzet…

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Hopefully you survived Week 7 aka byemageddon aka the byepocalypse aka bye2k. 

Here were the top 11 fantasy performances that caught my eye in Week 7...

* Ja’Marr Chase can’t be stopped. He is the current Week 7 receiving yards leader and continues to dominate regardless of the opponent (8-201-1). You’re looking at a second round pick in redraft next year.

* Terry McLaurin hauled in multiple jump ball throws from Taylor Heinicke on his way to an impressive 7-122-1 line against the Packers. For all of the excuses we make for other WRs because of poor QB play, it’s impressive how McLaurin finds a way to produce regardless of who is under center.

* The Patriots whalloped the Jets yesterday 54-13 and you could have realistically started all three New England RBs in fantasy: Damien Harris (14-106-2), J.J. Taylor (9-21-2), and Brandon Bolden (6-79-1 through the air).

* The Chiefs-Titans game underwhelmed from a competitive standpoint, but the Titans side delivered while the Chiefs imploded. A.J. Brown put the burrito bowl in the rearview mirror on his way to an 8-133-1 line, while Derrick Henry THREW FOR A TOUCHDOWN. Sorry, I don’t know why I’m yelling, I’m just impressed. 

* The Panthers-Giants game flopped from a fantasy perspective, but Devontae Booker (14-51-1; 2-15) continued to give us that “80% Saquon” performance that is very much welcomed during the byenado.

* Chase wasn’t the only rookie to go nuclear yesterday—Falcons TE Kyle Pitts enjoyed a breakout party as well. He hauled in 7 receptions for 163 yards. Most of those yards were gained deep down the field on narrow sideline catches. Calvin Ridley (4-26-1) is feeling the side effects of the Pitts emergence. 

* At what point can I just copy and paste what I write about Cooper Kupp every week? He had another ho-hum 10-156-2 performance against the Lions on 13 targets. We’ll probably have one or two more emerge down the stretch, but Kupp is the definitive 2021 league winner at his 4th round draft cost.

* Darren Waller was a late scratch as expected yesterday and backup TE Foster Moreau rewarded those who plugged him into DFS lineups with a respectable 6-60-1 line.

* DeAndre Hopkins (7-53-1) got his “revenge” against the Texans in the form of 9 targets and Zach Ertz (3-66-1) had a lovely Arizona housewarming party. The Texans were a disaster and not even Brandin Cooks (5-21) could get going in garbage time.

* Mike Evans (6-76-3) paced the Bucs as they boat raced the Bears. Chris Godwin (8-111-1) got in the mix as well. The Bears might be the most depressing team in football. The only place I ever see Allen Robinson is on the milk carton.  

* Michael Pittman (4-105-1) closed out Sunday with a solid game in the rain, as did Jonathan Taylor (18-107-1). The 49ers looked pretty sloppy, although Eli Mitchell (18-107-1) and Deebo Samuel (7-100-1) found a way to keep managers warm during the byece age. Ok, I finally took it too far with that one. I’ll see myself out. 

 

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🚑 THE INJURY WARD

Here are a few of the injuries that we will be monitoring throughout the week…

* Josh Jacobs (chest), Zach Wilson (knee), Antonio Gibson (shin), Miles Sanders (ankle), Jonnu Smith (shoulder), Dyami Brown (knee)

 

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🔮 MNF PREVIEW

Tonight we have the Seahawks (+4) hosting the Saints in a game with a disappointing 41.5 over/under. 

Alex Collins is expected to play tonight and should lead the Seahawks backfield, although RB Rashaad Penny is also expected to be activated from IR and suit up for the game. 

Over on Sharp Football Analysis—part of the Rotopass network—Alex Vigderman has some interesting notes about tonight’s game, including this nugget:

These two teams sit at the bottom of the pressure rate leaderboard defensively, and that’s great news for both quarterbacks. 

Maybe the over could hit, eh?

 

We’ll be back tomorrow with waiver wire picks. Enjoy the game.

- Pete Overzet

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