Week 7 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

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Week 7's Best...

QB: Jay Cutler. After throwing for under 200 yards last week(197), Cutler will air it out Monday night at New England. Philip Rivers was able to throw for 306 yards and 3 touchdowns against them last Sunday night.
RB: Marion Barber III. Possibly no Tony Romo at QB, and definitely no Felix Jones at RB should get him plenty of touches. Add in that it's against the Rams and their 30th ranked run defense, and this is just a great situation for MB3 to have a monster game.
WR: Andre Johnson. Dude should absolutely tear up a pathetic Lions secondary.
TE: Antonio Gates. I would have Witten here without question if not for Romo's broken pinkie. Still, Gates is damn good, and the Chargers offense seems to be clicking finally. Gates has at least 4 catches in 4 games, and has 4 touchdowns. Start him always with confidence.
K: Nick Folk. The Cowboys should definitely be able to put up points still if it's Brad Johnson or an injured Tony Romo at QB against the woeful Rams. Folk should get a couple FG tries, and has at least 3 extra points made in each game. He's a safe pick weekly.
D/ST: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This great defense will be home against a struggling Seattle offense without Matt Hasselbeck and likely Deion Branch as well. Tampa Bay is tied for the NFL-lead with 11 interceptions. The Titans defense against the Chiefs is a very close 2nd.

Sleeper Picks...

QB: Gus Frerotte. As a Bears fan in a game with significant ramifications for the NFC North, I hope I'm very wrong. But as of right now it seems like a good play. The Bears could be without, or at the very least have a banged up Peanut Tillman, Nathan Vasher, Danieal Manning, and Trumaine McBride in the secondary. After Adrian Peterson ran for 302 yards and 5 TD's against the Bears in 2007, Chicago will focus hard on stopping him this time around. However, they were able to contain Michael Turner last week, but putting 8 in the box allowed Matt Ryan to pass without much trouble. Gus Frerotte will try to do the same thing, and he should be able to hit former Bears WR Bernard Berrian for a deep ball or two.
RB: Dominic Rhodes. Joseph Addai could be out up to a month with a torn hamstring, and Rhodes will be the starting RB for the Colts in Addai's absence. Definitely pick him up if he's available in your league. Also, the Packers are 27th in the league against the run, allowing 153.3 yards on the ground per game.
WR: Kevin Walter. Just like what I said about his Texans teammate Andre Johnson. Everybody gets to pad their stats against the Lions, except for the television stations with their ratings. Can't wait for another Lions Thanksgiving game!
TE: Owen Daniels. Hey Texans QB's, how finding this guy in the end zone once in awhile? It's really mind-boggling. Owen has 23 catches, but no touchdowns. Normally when a tight end has that many catches, at least a few of them are for touchdowns. Owen will have a great chance to get one this Sunday against the Lions.
K: Josh Brown. I think the Rams will be able to get some scoring chances against a banged up, and not very good even when healthy Cowboys defense. I predict 10+ fantasy points for him this week..
D/ST: Miami Dolphins. They have the 29th ranked pass defense, but the Ravens' pass offense is ranked 28th, as rookie QB Joe Flacco is struggling mightily with 1 TD, 7 INT, and a 60.6 QB Rating. So odds are their pass defense should perform much better than usual and likely come away with at least one interception, and their run defense is very good at 8th in the league.

Shit Picks...

QB: Chad Pennington. Yeah the Ravens defense struggled last week, against Peyton Manning. When he's on his game, nobody's going to stop him. Don't look for Chad Pennington to have similar success. I think he'll outplay the QB he's facing at least, but that's too obvious of a shit pick right now. I'd probably rank Pennington 20th or so this week, and I'd hope you could do better unless you're in a 12+ team league.
RB: Julius Jones. I expect the Seahawks to get stomped on, and early. They've looked like absolute ass lately, they'll be starting Seneca Wallace or Charlie Frye at QB, they're going to face a very good Tampa Bay team on the road in front of a national audience, etc. Anyway, if they're playing from behind early, they'll be throwing a lot and that means few carries for Julius.
WR: Roy Williams. I've yet to hear if he's even going to play, but if he does, wait it out a couple weeks to play him unless you're desperate for a WR(Update: He will play Sunday). He has to learn the offense which could take some time, Tony Romo will either be out or playing injured for a few weeks, and the Cowboys have too many guys to spread the ball around to for Williams to just step in and be a huge factor. So he's going to get few chances to catch the ball, and even if he does, I'd be willing to bet he's top 5 in the league in drops right now, maybe tops.
TE: Todd Heap. Sleeper pick last week, shit pick this week. In standard scoring leagues without receptions, here's how many points he's scored each game: -2, 3, 0, 4, 1. It's probably not his fault, but until Flacco can get him the ball, you can do better at the tight end position.
K: Matt Stover. I don't see the Ravens getting many scoring chances. Plus, he's missed 3 of his 8 field goal tries.
D/ST: Buffalo Bills. San Diego's offense finally looks like we expected them to, and I expect them to keep at it. Games against the Seahawks and Rams have the Bills defense looking better statistically than it really is, and the Cardinals showed that by putting up 41 on the Bills in week 5.

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