Week 7 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

DeAngelo Williams against the league's worst run defense is fantasy gold Jerry!
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And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 7's Best

QB: Peyton Manning... Maybe the best quarterback of all-time against maybe the worst team of all-time.

RB: DeAngelo Williams... Buffalo has the worst run defense in the NFL. They're allowing a ridiculous 5.3 yards per rushing attempt. DeAngelo should run all over them.

WR: Andre Johnson... In the 49ers' last game, they gave up 210 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns to Roddy White. Roddy White's damn good, but he's not Andre Johnson... so who knows what the league's best receiver will do against San Francisco.

TE: Dallas Clark... At least seven catches and 62 yards in each of the last four games. You think I'm going to predict anything less against the Rams? Child please.

K: Stephen Gostkowski... The Patriots are going to be in scoring position more than Jenna Haze this weekend. The one problem here is that they will probably be using the red zone territory a lot more for touchdowns rather than field goals, but at worst you're going to get a handful of extra points. Safe pick.

D/ST: Green Bay Packers... The Packers are facing the Browns. Derek Anderson has 11 total completions over the last two games. He might complete more passes to the Packers defense than his offense this week against a very good Packers secondary.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Ben Roethlisberger... Yes, he's not really a "sleeper" as he's put up at least a solid fantasy performance in every game so far this year. However, I think this could be the game he really blows up.

The Vikings have the best run defense around(in my opinion at least), but their pass defense isn't nearly as good. That's especially the case when you take out star cornerback Antoine Winfield, who is doubtful to play in this game. Karl Paymah will replace him, and Joe Flacco threw at Paymah with much success in week six.

Although Rashard Mendenhall's impressed in recent weeks, make no mistake about it: The Steelers are absolutely a pass-first team these days. Look for Big Ben to throw for 300+ yards.

RB: Donald Brown... As I alluded to earlier, the Colts could be up by a lot of points early on the Rams. That should mean we're going to see a heavy dose of the running game from Indianapolis in the second half. Brown is the Colts' backup running back, and should see plenty of carries in this game. Against a Rams run defense that's allowing over four yards per carry, there's a good chance this is the game the rookie puts up his first big game.

WR: Austin Collie... The rookie out of BYU is finally looking like the weapon for Peyton Manning that I expected him to be. He put up eight catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans last week. A similar performance would not be a surprise this week against the Rams.

TE: Kellen Winslow... The Bucs will be playing from behind, which will force Josh Johnson to throw the ball a lot. He'll be looking Winslow's way frequently. We saw a similar situation when Tampa Bay was blown out in Philadelphia, but Winslow had nine catches, 109 yards receiving, and two touchdowns.

K: Kris Brown... The Texans will be on the 49ers' side of the field a lot. Brown's missed field goals in three straight games, but I think this is the game he gets back on track.

D/ST: Carolina Panthers... The Bills are averaging nine points over their last four games. Trent Edwards is out for this one(is that a bad thing even though?), and Ryan Fitzpatrick will be trying to throw passes against the league's #2 pass defense. Buffalo should be able to have some success on the ground with Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson, but they're not going to put up too many points.

Shit Picks


QB: Donovan McNabb... He probably won't complete less than 50% of his passes as he did in Oakland last week, but he's probably not going to light it up either. The Redskins have the NFL's #3 pass defense, and their fans should be loud in a Monday night game at the league's largest stadium.

RB: Steven Jackson... His Rams will be behind too much to be a big factor in the running game.

WR: Bernard Berrian... He's maybe the best deep threat in the NFL, but the Steelers have allowed just 13 pass plays over 20 yards, and just two over 40 yards in their six games this season.

TE: Dustin Keller... This is where he goes after pissing me and all of his owners off. It's probably not his fault though. I mean, his quarterback threw no touchdowns and five interceptions last week. I think he'll be a fantasy stud soon, but it won't happen begin this week against a good Raiders pass defense.

K: Shayne Graham... Coming into the year, Graham seemed like a solid kicker choice with some very good offensive weapons on his team, but the Bengals are playing more of a physical, low-scoring style than expected. They're 17th in the NFL in points per game. Furthermore, Graham's now 5 of 8 on field goal attempts on the year. Against a solid Bears defense, and their special teams unit on field goals that is known for causing trouble on kickers, stay away from Graham.

D/ST: Buffalo Bills... They're a hot sleeper pick this week as they go up against Jake Delhomme. Their pass defense is ranked fourth overall, and they have 10 interceptions, the same amount Delhomme's thrown. However, their run defense is the worst in the league and the Panthers have a two-headed monster in DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to give them hell.

My Week 6 Picks(based on standard league scoring systems)...

Best: Aaron Rodgers(18 Points), Maurice Jones-Drew(33 Points), Randy Moss(30 Points), Tony Gonzalez(11 Points), Lawrence Tynes(10 Points), Philadelphia Eagles(10 Points).

Sleepers: Jay Cutler(19 Points), Cadillac Williams(13 Points), Donnie Avery (7 Points), Greg Olsen(11 Points), Josh Scobee(4 Points), Carolina Panthers(8 Points).

Shit: Matt Cassel(8 Points), Sammy Morris(0 Points), Derrick Mason(15 Points), Antonio Gates(7 Points), Steven Hauschka(6 Points), Chicago Bears(4 Points).

Green shows it was a notably good pick, red shows it was a bad one.

If you come across any good articles that aren't on here, or have any yourself, don't hesitate to e-mail me: sharapovasthigh@gmail.com.

UPDATE(10/25, 1:55 AM ET): I added a couple of links and updated some injury statuses. Wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Anthony Gonzalez have already been ruled out. Calvin Johnson sounds very questionable as well with a leg injury the Lions have been quiet about. Reports are he's been noticeably limping around.

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