2019 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS: WEEK SEVEN
What a crazy time of year! We are at the half way point of the fantasy football regular season, alarming. Halloween decorations are springing up all over town, frightening. Stefon Diggs had his best game of his career hanging out on half of fantasy owners benches, appalling. My chili pepper plantation is almost done with harvest and the hot sauces are firing up, petrifying. I turn 45 yards old today, horrifying!
Hopefully your season isn’t trending down, but is gaining momentum. If you are spending time reading articles and learning about what edges you can create with your roster, you are on the right path. Remember that the players you collect still need to perform, so no matter what you do to prepare… the results are out of your hands. Trust your gut and ride the lightning, become a fan boy like myself come Sunday and cheer the boys on. If your season is not looking good, remember you can always play some DFS and gain entry for next to nothing. Daily Fantasy is exciting and I hope you can take the plunge soon. If you like this way of life as much as I do, get some action. Take no prisoners Week Seven, make your starting roster scary!
Here are five ‘sneaks’ for Week Seven
QB – Kirk Cousins (MIN)
Ownership: 34% ESPN, 57% Yahoo
Week Five – 22/27, 306 yards passing and two touchdowns. Ended up as the ninth best quarterback and scored 20.5 fantasy points. 138.6 QB Rating.
Week Six – 22/29, 333 yards passing and four TDs (1 INT). Fared even better… sixth best overall QB and collected 27.3 points. 138.4 QB Rating.
See a trend here? Sure it was the Giants and Eagles, but the passing game is clicking.
Detroit’s Defense gives up an average of 280 yards a game. Matt Patricia doesn’t blitz, his squad brings it only 11% of the time which is the lowest in football. Detroit averages two sacks a game, Vikings offense allows two sacks a game on average. Diggs is now a thing and defenses must take notice. Thielen has been getting his, which warrants DB attention and opens up looks for everyone. Cook and Mattison involved heavily on the ground and make defenses stay balanced. Another big offensive burst a comin’, I bet we have a nuclear passing game in the next two weeks… Got a Thielen it will be Week Seven.
RB – Royce Freeman (DEN)
Ownership: 77% ESPN, 71% Yahoo
Week Six Snap Percentage: 54% (Phillip Lindsay 46%)
Week Six versus Tennessee: 11 carries for 34 yards and caught all five targets for 42 yards
Over the past three weeks, Freeman has out snapped Lindsay in each game played (105 to 82). Royce has played 33+ snaps a game and averages four catches a game since Week Two. Royce received two Red Zone carries to Lindsay’s one this past weekend. Averages 10.7 PPR per game which is a very workable floor. Chiefs are third worst Defense to fantasy running backs allowing 26 points a game. My prediction, finishes as a top 20 RB in Week Seven. Solid Flex Play with good upside to break one on TNF. Chiefs have lost two straight and the best way to beat them is through the run. KC Defense allowed 5.2 YPC and two 100 yard rushers in back to back weeks (Week Five: Marlon Mack 132 yards on the ground and Week Six Carlos Hyde 116 yards rushing)
WR – Jamison Crowder (NYJ)
Ownership: 58% ESPN, 43% Yahoo
Week Six Snap Percentage: 81%
Week Six: Caught six of nine targets for 98 yards.
Jamison now has 28 targets with Sam Darnold under center. He has caught 20 of them for 197 yards. Jets now face the top defense in football, the 6-0 Patriots. NE is second in sacks (25) and Jets are last in sacks allowed (29). Sam will have to get the ball out quick and often which bodes well for his slot receiver Crowder. In Week Six, NE let Slot Receiver Golden Tate catch six balls for 102 yards and a TD. Volume plays and he is cheap and also still available on lots of waivers. He is a PPR demon with Darnold at the helm. Should be facing a negative game script against their foe which makes more appetizing.
WR – Auden Tate (CIN)
Ownership: 30% ESPN, 28% Yahoo
Week Six Snap Percentage: 90%
Week Six: Twelve targets and hauled in five for 91 yards receiving.
Auden has been great, worthy of a flex spot every week due to volume alone… until AJ returns. Six plus targets in last four games. Jacksonville allows the eighth most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. I have been hyping him and for good reason. Since Week Three, the 6’5″ rookie is 19th best receiver in fantasy and has averaged just under 12 PPR points a game which is a great floor.
TE – Darren Fells (HOU)
Ownership: 3% ESPN, 5% Yahoo
Week Six Snap Percentage: 87%
Week Six: Seven targets sent his way and snagged six for 69 yards.
Indy gives up 18 points per game to fantasy tight ends which is second to the leaky AZ defense. Fells has finished in the top six in the TE position for the last two weeks. Week Five scored 16 in PPR and Week Six scored 12.9 in points per reception formats (PPR). Led the team in receiving Week Six. Three out of last four games he has scored north of 12.9 in PPR format. Super cheap on DFS.
For many, fantasy sports is too much work and hard to keep up with, that is not you! You were made for this and may the odds be ever in your favor. Bring home the trophy for all of your efforts. Good luck in Week Seven!
The Fantasy Fix Consensus Ranks are below, enjoy.
Todd D Clark – Fantasy Bro
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