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Michael Florio’s Week 7 Rankings for PPR, Half PPR, and Standard Leagues

It’s Week 7, y’all. You don’t need me to tell you that the bye weeks are in full effect, with the Steelers, Bucs, Panthers, and Browns all on bye. You don’t need me to tell you that we are at the halfway point of the fantasy football regular season. You do not need me to tell you that if you have two wins or fewer, you very much so need things to turn around and soon. You don’t need me to emphasize my Week 7 Rankings … but I just did anyway!

For help getting ready for NFL Week 7, check out our Week 7 Waiver Wire Recommendations and our Week 7 FAAB Guide.

Week 7 Key Takes

  • The Bills get to play the league-punching bag that is the Miami Dolphins. Since you can expect the Bills to play with a lead, and maybe a large one, for most of the game, you should be looking to get Frank Gore into your lineup. In the Sean McDermott era, the Bills have run the ball on 61 percent of their plays while leading (highest in NFL). Additionally, Gore has been the primary runner all year, even when Singletary was healthy. In the two games Singletary played, Gore averaged 15 carries per game to Singletary’s 15. He had more red-zone touches (4 to 2) and more touches while playing with a lead (18 to 4). Gore is an RB2 for me this week, while Singletary is a flex option.
  • Tevin Coleman is a must-start option this week. First, the 49ers take on the Redskins and should once again be playing with a lead, which means they will be running. In fact, the undefeated 49ers have run the ball a league-high 56 percent of the time this year. Last week, Coleman led the 49ers in snaps (55%), and was the only back to see any red zone snaps (12) and touches (7). He also had four touches and one target inside the five-yard line. He should see plenty of touches and have plenty of chances to score against a weak Redskins defense.
  • Michael Gallup is absolutely going to eat this week. With Amari Cooper missing practice and trending in the wrong direction on playing this week, Michael Gallup is a WR1 for me. In fact, as of publishing, he is a Top-5 WR in my Week 7 rankings. The Eagles have allowed a league-high 46.65 fantasy PPG to WRs this year, as well over 200 yards and 11 total touchdowns. Plain and simple, this secondary should be picked on every week. Michael Gallup is averaging nearly 100 yards per game (96.8) and will get a huge boost in targets if Cooper is out. Jason Witten is also a TE1 this week.
  • Evan Engram is the tight end one for me this week. The Cardinals have allowed a league-high 24.65 fantasy PPG to tight ends, as well as seven touchdowns including one in all but one game. But that one game a tight end didn’t score? It was against the Bengals (do I need to say more?) and Tyler Eifert was wide open in the end zone but Andy Dalton threw behind him.
  • The Rams have been disappointing, but you need to get them all into your lineups this week. The Falcons have allowed the second-most fantasy PPG to QB. They’ve allowed the third-most fantasy PPG and second-most touchdowns to receivers. They’ve allowed 31 PPG this season. This defense is going to be a get right game for all the Rams, especially Cooper Kupp, who leads the NFL in slot targets.
  • The Dolphins will be going with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm this week. He should not enter your lineup, but if you are in a deeper league and are thinking of using one of his weapons, his top target has been Preston Williams (13). He is followed by Kenyan Drake (12), DeVante Parker (12), Mike Gesicki (8), Kalen Ballage (6), Jakeem Grant (6) and Albert Wilson (6).

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Week 7 Rankings


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