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Winners and Losers: Week 7

Winners and Losers: Week 7, Ja'Marr Chase gets 82 yard touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Coming into Week 7, in my fantasy football league, I needed my lineup to be winners to become 4-3, but not losers. Many fantasy owners this week had to replace their superstars who were on bye weeks. Some fantasy owners traded for players while others did their research on the waiver wire.

One significant problem for other fantasy owners was deciding how whether or not to start Antonio Gibson. At the last second on Sunday, I started Gibson, who only got me 7.6 points. But somehow, I still scored 160.94 points (ESPN PPR). The main two reasons were Ja’Marr Chase (34.1 points) and Alvin Kamara (33.9 points). Both Chase and Kamara made it to my winners’ list. Let’s see who else made it to winners and also losers lists for week 7.

(All point totals are from ESPN PPR)

Quarterback

WINNERS

Matthew Stafford has been undervalued for most of the season, but now with his 27.16 point performance with 3 TD’s and no interceptions. Stafford can easily be a top 10 fantasy QB by the end of the season. Don’t forget about how great the Stafford-Kupp duo has been.

When Joe Burrow threw three interceptions on three straight passes against the Chicago Bears in week 2, I didn’t believe in the hype, and I never thought about picking up Burrow. But after this week, throwing for 416 yards with three touchdowns and getting 26.64 points. I could consider Burrow as a low-end QB1.

LOSERS

The struggles of Patrick Mahomes continue with him only dropping 7.74 points against the Tennessee Titans. Patrick is trying to make every play perfect, and defenses have caught up to that form of offense, and the offensive line is a big-time issue. Another issue now is the health of Mahomes going into a Monday Night showdown against the New York Giants.

Running Backs

WINNERS

The story of the Monday Night matchup between the Saints and Seahawks was Alvin Kamara. Alvin getting 33.9 points is his best performance yet this season. Alvin is the Saints’ offense in the run game and now in the passing game, getting ten receptions for 128 yards and one TD. Many Kamara fans were worried after his Week 4 performance when he only dropped 12 points, but now there should be nothing to worry about in the future weeks.

Even though the Detroit Lions lost to the LA Rams, D’Andre Swift (28.4 points) had an ok run game; Swift getting used in the passing game was great not only for his fantasy value but also for the Lions’ offense. The Lions almost got their first win, but hopefully, that win comes next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.

After the James White injury, no one knew who would take his place. The answer is Damien Harris (25.3 points). If he did not get benched against the New York Jets, Harris could have had 40 points easily.

LOSERS

Antonio Gibson (7.6 points) has gotten outscored by his backup J.D. McKissic (9.6 points) for a second straight week, and Gibson continues to struggle while playing with his shin injury. The good news for Gibson is the Washington Football Team’s bye week is in a couple of weeks.

Before the NFL season, nobody would have ever thought Aaron Jones would only 8.9 points against a struggling Washington Football Team defense. The good news for Aaron Jones is Devante Adams, and Allen Lazard are on the COVID list and will probably not play.

Wide Receivers

WINNERS

Remember when people said Ja’Marr Chase was going to struggle because of ball-dropping problems? Well, that problem is gone. Ja’Marr Chase (34.1 Points) should officially be a WR1 every week, especially in next week’s matchup against the New York Giants.

Cooper Kupp (37.6 Points) continues his great fantasy football season, leading all WR’s with 190 points. The truth is that defenses can’t stop Kupp and Stafford. Nevertheless, this means Robert Woods’s value will continue to be at WR3 until Stafford gets more targets to Woods.

LOSERS

As a Chicago Bears fan, this one hurts. Allen Robinson (3.6 points) should 100% be playing better and getting more touches. The only good news is Justin Fields wants to get more targets to Robinson.

The only reason Tyler Lockett (3.2 points) didn’t play well is that Geno Smith is the QB, and Monday’s weather of rain was another factor. The good news is the Seahawks play against the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

The struggles of Robby Anderson (4.4 points) continue, and at this point of the season, I would drop him.

Tight Ends

WINNERS

After week 3, many fantasy owners wouldn’t consider picking Uzomah. But after this week, pick up C.J. Uzomah (24.1 points). Burrow loves throwing to Uzomah. But the only problem is Uzomah only got three receptions, and I would call him a low-end TE1 for next week.

The scary part about Kyle Pitts (23.3 points) is that he is being used as a tight end, and he is also being used as a WR, and I’m excited to see the future of Kyle Pitts.

When Darren Waller was going to be out, many fantasy owners just had to risk Foster Moreau. If you took that risk, congrats; you probably won your fantasy matchup this week with Moreau getting 18 points.

LOSERS

For the first time since week 1, Mark Andrews scored in single digits, which was 7.8 points. The excellent news is Andrews and the Ravens can learn from his mistakes during the bye week.

In week 7, I believed Noah Fant would be on the winners’ list, but instead, he is on the losers’ list. After scoring 24.7 points in week 6, Fant only got 8.9 points this week against the Cleveland Browns.

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