Week 7 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

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And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 7's Best

QB: Drew Brees... You have to like him every week, especially when he's going up against a bad Browns defense that's allowing a 99.1 QB rating.

RB: Chris Johnson... While a very good defense, Philadelphia's been vulnerable against the run this year, ranking 22nd in the NFL in that department. And not sure if you've heard, but Chris Johnson's pretty good.

WR: Miles Austin... He was my "best" wide receiver last week, and got one freaking fantasy point. He'll rebound this week at home against the Giants.

TE: Antonio Gates... This is assuming he plays, as he sounds "Questionable" right now with a toe injury. He hasn't missed a game since 2005 though, and being the badass beast that he is, I'd put my money on him playing. If he doesn't, my top tight end this week would be Vernon Davis.

K: Rob Bironas... The Titans' kicker put up double-digit fantasy points in each of the last four weeks.

D/ST: Baltimore Ravens... Arguably the best defense in the NFL faces the Bills, who have arguably the league's worst offense. Boom.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Matt Cassel... He was my sleeper last week as well, and totaled 20 fantasy points. Now he gets a Jaguars defense that's allowing 20 fantasy points per week to quarterbacks. So... look for Cassel to put up a similar performance.

RB: Ryan Mathews... He's going to blow up one of these weeks and show why people thought he'd be a top-10 fantasy back this year. With a 5 yards/carry average, and his carries increasing, I think it happens soon. Like, "this week" soon.

WR: Danario Alexander... After being a beast in college, knee injuries left him undrafted. Now the 6'5" rookie is healthy, and was terrific in his debut- four catches, 72 yards, and a touchdown. Pick him up if he's still available in your league, and look for him to be Sam Bradford's #1 receiver, especially in the red zone.

TE: Benjamin Watson... The Saints have allowed a whopping 425 yards to tight ends, which is second-worst in the NFL. Watson had six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Colt McCoy's first game this past week, against a great Steelers defense, and this is a much better matchup for him.

K: Mike Nugent... At least seven fantasy points in every game, and 12/13 on the year in field goals. A very underrated fantasy option, and should get a few field goal chances this week versus Atlanta.

D/ST: Seattle Seahawks... Their defense/special teams have been terrific in their two games at home, scoring three touchdowns and allowing just 26 total points. Expect another great performance against undrafted rookie quarterback Max Hall.

Shit Picks

QB: Donovan McNabb... The Bears are allowing just 8.2 fantasy points to quarterbacks, good for second-best in the NFL. This should be an ugly football game and I don't expect either quarterback to play very well.

RB: Fred Jackson... The Ravens are going to dominate this game, and I don't expect Jackson to get many carries. If he does, it won't be easy against the Ravens anyway.

WR: Roy Williams... Five scores in the last three games. He's due for a major suckfest.

TE: Chris Cooley... Cooley suffered a concussion in week six, but it appears he will play this week against the Bears. Still, not a good matchup, and you never know how he'll effective he'll be following the concussion.

K: Josh Scobee... With most likely Todd Bouman starting at quarterback, the Jaguars aren't going to move the ball well enough in Kansas City to make Scobee a good option.

D/ST: San Diego Chargers... As I expected, the Patriots' offense didn't miss a beat following the Moss/Branch "swap". They're going to always find a way to put up points with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's magic.


Also, free to email(sharapovasthigh@gmail.com) me any fantasy football links that you think belong on here, and I'll consider adding them to the post. It's early in the week, so I'll likely add some more links to the post before Sunday morning; check back.


My week 6 picks(Points based on standard scoring systems; Green indicates a notably good pick; Red indicates a notably bad pick):

Best: Philip Rivers(11 points), Chris Johnson(19 points), Miles Austin(1 point), Antonio Gates(1 point), Rob Bironas(12 points), Pittsburgh Steelers(15 points).

Sleepers: Matt Cassel(20 points), Cadillac Williams(5 points), Johnny Knox(12 points), Heath Miller(11 points), Matt Prater(11 points), San Francisco 49ers(10 points).

Shit: Matt Ryan(14 points), Peyton Hillis(8 points), Kenny Britt(9 points), Brandon Pettigrew(6 points), Jeff Reed(4 points), Kansas City Chiefs(-5 points).

UPDATE(10/22, 8:10 PM ET): Added rankings from Yahoo, Eat Drink & Sleep Football, The Fantasy Lounge, and IDP rankings from Fanhouse.

Hakeem Nicks and Chris Cooley were added to the injury concerns, but it sounds like both will play.

I also added six new articles.

UPDATE(10/22, 9:05 PM ET): Added rankings and a waiver wire article from You Heard It Here First!.

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