Best Fantasy Football matchups for Week 7

Let’s see if we can squeeze out a few more fantasy points for your team this week by looking at players who are not every week plays, but have a great chance to boost your lineup based on their matchups

Green Bay Packers v Las Vegas Raiders
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Obviously, if you drafted Patrick Mahomes, Justin Jefferson, or any of the other studs in fantasy football then it doesn’t matter who they are playing this week, you just plug them in. So you won’t find any player that is a top 10 ranked QB1, RB1, or WR1 on my list.

For all your other players it only makes sense to look at their matchups and react accordingly. Let’s see if we can squeeze out a few more fantasy points for your team this week by looking at players who are not every week plays, but have a great chance to boost your lineup based on their matchups. All players are outside the top 10 ROS as ranked by Fantasy Pros.

Quarterbacks

Jordan Love - Packers vs. BRONCOS - QB17 - Projected Points 17.3

Love had a clunker in Week 5. The other four weeks though, he had over 20 Fantasy points in each week. Coming off the bye week, they should be a little fresher this week. Denver has given up the most yards, TDs, and fantasy points to QBs this year.

Geno Smith - SEATTLE vs. Arizona - QB14 - Projected Points 18.3

Smith has thrown for 296 yards or more in 3 of his five games. His problem is that there is only one game this year with multiple touchdowns. The Cardinals’ defense has given up the sixth-most points this year. This week at home he gets to go against the Cardinals who have given up the fourth-most yards and the fourth-most fantasy points to QBs.

Running Backs

Brian Robinson - Commanders vs. GIANTS - RB18 - Projected Points 13.1

In four of the six weeks, he has had 13 fantasy points or more. If he just hits his average this will be a good start. He is going up against the Giants this week which has had trouble stopping the run. They have given up the third-most yards and the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs.

Aaron Jones - Packers vs. BRONCOS - RB19 - Projected Points 13.7
Jones should be healthy this week and if he is this is a great week to start him. If this was against a stronger run defense I might suggest sitting him his first week back but this is too good of a matchup. The Broncos can't stop anyone and if the Packers can get ahead early, look for Jones to get a bunch of touches.

Wide Receivers

Marquise Brown - Cardinals vs. SEAHAWKS -WR36 -Projected Points 10.9

Last week was a bad one for Brown scoring only 5 Fantasy points against the Rams. In the four prior weeks, he was very consistent scoring 14,15, 13, and 14 points. If he just gets back to his average he will be a worthy start. The Seahawks rank 8th in most yardage and the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers making this a very favorable matchup.

Chris Olave - SAINTS vs. Jaguars -WR14- Projected Points 14.4

Derek Carr should be back this week. Last week Olave got back to having double-digit targets and had 17 fantasy points. The Jaguars have given up the sixth-most yards and the seventh-most points to receivers this year.

Tight Ends

Cole Kmet - BEARS vs. Raiders - TE12 - Projected Points 8.1

Last week Kmet only had two receptions for nine yards yielding a TE31 performance. In the two prior weeks, he was TE9 and TE1. His average in those two games was 21 fantasy points. If he can split the difference he should outpace his eight expected points.

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Luke Musgrave - Packers @ Broncos - TE11 - Projected Points 6.4

There seems to be a pattern here. Another Packer. It doesn’t matter what position you play, the Broncos are very friendly on defense. This could be the weekend that Musgrave gets his first TD.