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Top 21 Fantasy Takeaways from NFL Week 7

Each week I go through every team and look at who did what for Fantasy Football. I basically do the digging and put it in one spot so you do not have to. This week, I take this article and lay out 21 specific notes you as Fantasy Football managers need to know. It is important to pay attention weekly to touches, snap percentages, general usage, production, roles etc so that we can properly react as managers. Here are my notes from Week 7.

21 Week 7 Fantasy Takeaways

  1. After touching the ball LESS than both Keontay Ingram and Damien Williams in Week 6, Emari Demarcado led the backfield with 17 touches. Dermercado had 13 rushing attempts for 58 yards and four receptions for 17 yards. Damien Williams logged just one touch and Keontay Ingram did not touch the ball.
  2. Bijan Robinson was “just not feeling all that great” and logged one touch, which was possibly the most frustrating stat line this week. 24 touches for over 100 scrimmage yards for Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson rushed 10 times for 56 yards.
  3. Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews and Gus Edwards absolutely balled out in Week 7. Jackson finished with season highs in passing yards (357) and passing touchdowns (three). Jackson also for a touchdown leading to also a season high in Fantasy Points. Mark Andrews finished his fourth week with over 60 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns. Gus Edward rushed for 64 yards and also finished with 80 receiving yards  for 21.4 points.
  4. Third straight game for Josh Allen throwing two touchdowns and an interception. Allen threw for 265 yards and rushed for a touchdown as well. A 5th game targeting Stefon Diggs 11+ times. 6/7 games played w/ 17+ Fantasy Points.
  5. D’Onta Foreman showed us flashes of his Panthers/Titans form when he had opportunities as a starter. 16 rushing attempts for 89 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Foreman also had three receptions for 31 yards and a receiving touchdown. Major 33 Fantasy Point outing.
  6. Via rotowire “Ford, who suffered a right ankle injury during Sunday’s 39-38 win over the Colts, was spotted after the contest wearing a protective boot, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.” Kareem Hunt rushed for two touchdowns, which was his second week in a row scoring a touchdown and also 15+ Fantasy Points. Big boost in Hunt’s value should Ford miss time, but a boost in general the last two weeks.
  7. Season highs in touches (18), rushing yards (82) and Fantasy Points (12.6) for Javonte Williams. This could be a slight turning point for Williams, who had not scored 10 Fantasy Points prior to Week 7.
  8. Jahmyr Gibbs had his breakout week with 11 rushing attempts for 68 yards and a touchdown. Gibbs most notably caught 9 passes for 58 yards. 27.6 Fantasy Points was a huge week for the rookie. Gibbs had some Alvin Kamara comps heading into the season, and this stat line is very Alvin Kamara. We are hoping this is a sign for Fantasy momentum for the rest of the year but we know David Montgomery will eventually return.
  9. Josh Downs has truly taken off, and should be on zero waiver wires. Five receptions for a season high 125 receiving yards and a touchdown. 23.5 Fantasy Points, and Downs has now scored 13+ Fantasy Points in four of his last five games. Back to back weeks with a touchdown has been a good boost. Downs consistently earning targets along with receiving yard upside screams weekly FLEX.
  10. Travis Etienne has been on a monster streak for Fantasy Football the last three weeks 3, scoring two touchdowns in each game. 36.4 – 23.3 – 22.7 Fantasy Points during this stretch has clearly made Etienne one of the best running backs to roster for Fantasy.
  11. Rashee Rice has his best Fantasy week, and continues to look like the best Kansas City wide receiver to roster. Five receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown for 17 Fantasy Points. Week 7 was the fifth game Rice earned five or more Patrick Mahomes targets. Second week in a row for Rice with 60+ receiving yards and his third touchdown of the year.
  12. Joshua Palmer leads the Chargers in Fantasy scoring with a season best 18.3 Fantasy Points. Five receptions for a massive 133 receiving yards. Week 7 was the fourth straight game Palmer has earned seven or more targets. Target consistency and this upside example week makes Palmer a great FLEX play as the clear WR2 for Justin Herbert.
  13. Puka Nacua bounces back and makes it clear Cooper Kupp’s presence is completely fine for his production. The down Week 6 concerned managers many managers, so Week 7 served Puka justice. Team high 23.4 Fantasy Points in Week 7,  catching eight of his 12 targets for massive 154 receiving yards. The rookie is legit.
  14. Jakobi Meyers looks like one of the best value picks for Fantasy Football this year. Seven receptions on 13 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. 18 Fantasy Points for Week 7. This was the third straight game with a touchdown, and Meyers’ fifth this season. Fourth game with double-digit targets and also fourth game with 17+ Fantasy Points for Meyers.
  15. Kendrick Bourne backs up his Week 6 performance with a solid Week 7. The concern was Bourne scoring 24.4 Fantasy Points in Week 1 then under nine for four straight games after that. 19.3 points in Week 6 then 16.3 in Week 7.  Bourne scored a touchdown in Week 7 and has earned 18 total targets across the last two weeks. Bourne led New England in both targets and receiving yards, and looks to be an important piece to their offense.
  16. Alvin Kamara has been extremely consistent in all four of his games played this season. 21.4-18.7-17.4-29.3 Fantasy Points has been a great stretch of scoring. 12 receptions in Week 7 is massive for PPR leagues. Kamara had 13 catches in Week 4 as well Heavy volume plus solid scrimmage yards the last three weeks in a row has major implications for the rest of the year.
  17. Darren Waller gives us vintage Raiders Waller in Week 7 with seven receptions for a season high 98 receiving yards and scored his first touchdown. Waller scored a season high 22.8 Fantasy Points, which is a major score for the tight end position. 11-7-8 targets the last three weeks is the usage we want. 86 and 98 receiving yards in two of Waller’s last three games is the upside we know he has in his skillset.
  18. AJ Brown continues his monster tear with 10 receptions on 15 targets for 137 rec yards and a touchdown. 29.7 Fantasy Points in Week 7. AJB has finished with 127+ receiving yards for five straight games now. AJB has had four games earning 10+ targets. Week 7 was the fourth game over 20 Fantasy Points so far this year.
  19. Najee Harris separates himself from Jaylen Warren. 14 rushing attempts for 53 yards and a touchdown for Harris and a season high three receptions for 15 yards. 15.8 Fantasy Points is a solid week for Harris, who has struggled scoring Fantasy Points this season. 17 touches to Warren’s seven could mean a sign that the committee is becoming less split.
  20. Jaxon Smith-Njigba scores a season high 16.3 Fantasy Points. No DK Metcalf in Week 7, but signs were pointing up in Week 6 with JSN playing a season high 72% of the snaps. Four recs (season high 7 targets) for a season high 63 receiving yards and a touchdown for JSN in Week 7. The rookie is very talented, and this could be the start of something.
  21. Mike Evans bounce-back game with 20.2 Fantasy Points in Week 7 after scoring under nine in his last two games. Six receptions (eight targets) for 82 yards and a touchdown. Evans scored his fourth touchdown of the season and it was the fourth time scoring 17+ Fantasy Points.

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