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That Sports Guy’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings

Robby Anderson Panthers Waiver Wire Adds/Drops
Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings showcases Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson who could have a huge week in week 7.

By Craig Forrestal

It is almost the halfway point and some rosters are in shambles! You might be starting JaMycal Hasty at RB this week but is Hasty a sleeper? Or are you doomed by starting Hasty? Can Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars offense get back on track and deliver some solid fantasy performances? What does the return of Michael Thomas mean for the New Orleans Saints fantasy rankings? So many questions. Let us take a look at the Week 7 Draft Diamonds Fantasy Rankings look like.

Here is how this year will play out:

  • Players will be listed as First Last/Team. For example, Gardner Minshew/Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rankings will consist of:
    • 12 QBs
    • 25 RBs
    • 35 WRs
    • 10 TEs
    • 10 D/ST
    • 3 Weekly Sleepers
    • 3 Weekly Fades
      • Sleepers and Fades will be listed as First Last/ Position/ Team. For example, Tom Brady/ QB/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TOP 12 QBs

  1. Patrick Mahomes/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  2. Kyler Murray/ Arizona Cardinals 
  3. Russell Wilson/ Seattle Seahawks 
  4. Josh Allen/ Buffalo Bills 
  5. Aaron Rodgers/ Green Bay Packers 
  6. Deshaun Watson/ Houston Texans 
  7. Matthew Stafford/ Detroit Lions 
  8. Matt Ryan/ Atlanta Falcons 
  9. Justin Herbert/ LA Chargers
  10. Ben Roethlisberger/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  11. Cam Newton/ New England Patriots 
  12. Ryan Tannehill/ Tennessee Titans 

TOP 25 RBs

  1. Alvin Kamara/ New Orleans Saints 
  2. Aaron Jones/ Green Bay Packers 
  3. Derrick Henry/ Tennessee Titans 
  4. Kareem Hunt/ Cleveland Browns 
  5. Mike Davis/ Carolina Panthers 
  6. Chris Carson/ Seattle Seahawks 
  7. Joe Mixon/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  8. James Conner/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  9. Josh Jacobs/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  10. Todd Gurley/ Atlanta Falcons 
  11. Ezekiel Elliott/ Dallas Cowboys 
  12. Ronald Jones/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  13. Antonio Gibson/ Washington Football Team 
  14. Kenyan Drake/ Arizona Cardinals 
  15. D’Andre Swift/ Detroit Lions 
  16. James Robinson/ Jacksonville Jaguars 
  17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  18. David Montgomery/ Chicago Bears 
  19. Devin Singletary/ Buffalo Bills 
  20. Darrell Henderson/ LA Rams
  21. James White/ New England Patriots 
  22. Devonta Freeman/ NY Giants 
  23. Philip Lindsay/ Denver Broncos 
  24. Le’Veon Bell/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  25. Jerick McKinnon/ San Francisco 49ers 

TOP 35 WRs

  1. DeAndre Hopkins/ Arizona Cardinals 
  2. Tyreek Hill/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  3. Davante Adams/ Green Bay Packers 
  4. Calvin Ridley/ Atlanta Falcons 
  5. Kenny Golladay/ Detroit Lions 
  6. Stefon Diggs/ Buffalo Bills 
  7. Julio Jones/ Atlanta Falcons 
  8. Allen Robinson/ Chicago Bears 
  9. AJ Brown/ Tennessee Titans 
  10. DK Metcalf/ Seattle Seahawks 
  11. Chris Godwin/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  12. Michael Thomas/ New Orleans Saints 
  13. Keenan Allen/ LA Chargers 
  14. Terry McLaurin/ Washington Football Team 
  15. Mike Evans/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  16. Will Fuller/ Houston Texans 
  17. Cooper Kupp/ LA Rams
  18. Odell Beckham/ Cleveland Browns 
  19. Robby Anderson/ Carolina Panthers 
  20. Tyler Lockett/ Seattle Seahawks 
  21. Amari Cooper/ Dallas Cowboys 
  22. Robert Woods/ LA Rams
  23. DJ Moore/ Carolina Panthers 
  24. Jamison Crowder/ NY Jets
  25. DJ Chark/ Jacksonville Jaguars 
  26. Tyler Boyd/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  27. Chase Claypool/ Pittsburgh Steelers 
  28. Travis Fulgham/ Philadelphia Eagles 
  29. Brandin Cooks/ Houston Texans 
  30. Tee Higgins/ Cincinnati Bengals 
  31. Mike Williams/ LA Chargers
  32. Deebo Samuel/ San Francisco 49ers 
  33. Jerry Jeudy/ Denver Broncos 
  34. Julian Edelman/ New England Patriots 
  35. Christian Kirk/ Arizona Cardinals 

TOP 10 TEs

  1. Travis Kelce/ Kansas City Chiefs 
  2. George Kittle/ San Francisco 49ers 
  3. TJ Hockenson/ Detroit Lions 
  4. Darren Waller/ Las Vegas Raiders 
  5. Hunter Henry/ LA Chargers
  6. Evan Engram/ NY Giants
  7. Robert Tonyan/ Green Bay Packers 
  8. Anthony Firkser/ Tennessee Titans 
  9. Hayden Hurst/ Atlanta Falcons 
  10. Eric Ebron/ Pittsburgh Steelers 

TOP 10 D/ST

  1. Buffalo Bills 
  2. Kansas City Chiefs 
  3. Philadelphia Eagles 
  4. LA Rams
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  6. LA Chargers 
  7. NY Giants
  8. New England Patriots 
  9. Chicago Bears 
  10. New Orleans Saints 

3 Weekly Sleepers

  • Le’Veon Bell/ RB/ Kansas City Chiefs: Yes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire looked otherworldly against the Buffalo Bills. But let us hold on one minute. Andy Reid came out and said that Bell was a “good player” and that Kansas City did not “turn away good players”. Reid furthered that he believed Bell was a “pretty smart kid” and did not think Bell would take long to get acquainted with the playbook. Fox NFL Insider, Jay Glazer said Bell was essentially there to help ease the workload on CEH. Bell should immediately get work in the passing game and near the goal-line. The Chiefs face the Broncos who have been good against RBs for the most part. Bell is in a situation that allows him to immediately contribute and show he isn’t washed. Plus those first game emotions are real; he wants to prove he can still play.
  • Latavius Murray/ RB/ New Orleans Saints: Murray has been super involved in the Saints offense this season seeing double-digit carries in 3 of 5 games and double-digit touches in 4 of 5 games. Murray is coming off the bye and the Saints should get Michael Thomas back this week as well. I like Murray as a sleeper to have a similar output to his Detroit Lions games. Against a soft Detroit run defense Murray posted 14 rushes for 64 yards with 2 scores and through the air he added 2 receptions for 19 yards. While the 2 scores might be ambitious I do like his odds of punching one in for a score. The Carolina run defense is equally as soft as Detroit. 
  • JaMycal Hasty/ RB/ San Francisco 49ers: Mentioned in the Week 7 Waiver Wire Report. Raheem Mostert is headed to IR, Tevin Coleman is not expected back this week and Jeff Wilson was out with a calf injury and may not be able to dress in Week 7. One, pay attention to the injury report for the 49ers and two, hello JaMycal Hasty. HAsty in an undrafted rookie free agent from Baylor that had an impressive showing at the NFL Combine showcasing tremendous explosiveness. Hasty ran a 4.55 seconds 40-yard dash but the truly jaw-dropping stuff was in the vertical jump and 20-yard shuttle. Hasty, 5ft8/205, posted a 39-inch vertical jump and a 4.03 20-yard shuttle. While the matchup isn’t ideal in New England it only takes one long run to bring a fantasy football smile to your face. Consider Hasty not only a sleeper for Week 7 but someone with high-upside stash value season long.

BONUS: Anthony Firkser/ TE/ Tennessee Titans: Also, mentioned in the Week 7 Waiver Wire Report Firkser possesses tremendous injury-replacement value. Firkser had 8 catches for over 100 yards and 1 TD after taking over for Jonnu Smith due to injury. Smith has been enjoying a breakout season so far and Firkser should enjoy the benefits of Smith missing at least one most likely. Smith has a 35% red zone target share meaning that he is always a legit option every time the Titans near the end zone. The TE is a major part of the Titans offense and that will not change with Firkser.

3 Weekly Fades

  • Gardner Minshew/ QB/ Jacksonville Jaguars: I’m not out on Minshew. I love what The Mississippi Mustache could do the rest of the season, but, man, zone defenses give him a hard time. Next up is the Chargers and while they are banged up defensively they should be all systems go against a Jags offense that is fading coming off their bye week.
  • Patriots RBs not Named James White: The Belichick Trap is here again. Damien Harris was a total let down. Rex Burkhead remains involved. The offense looked sluggish in the return of Cam Newton. James White is locked in catching passes from Cam and he is the only safe bet weekly and safe is used very loosely. Plus, this week the 49ers Front 7 should be able to keep the RBs in check on the ground.
  • Jarvis Landry/ WR/ Cleveland Browns: For whatever reason Jarvis Landry, whether it is his hip or the play of Baker Mayfield, just isn’t scary in fantasy football anymore. I would even advise most rosters to drop Landry as he is not serviceable even in an advantageous matchup. He only has 2 games this season where he has exceeded 50 yards receiving (61 in Week 1 and 88 in Week 5) other than that he has not exceeded 50 yards in any other games (46 in Week 2, 36 in Week 3, 48 in Week 4 and 40 in Week 6).
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