Week 7 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 7, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 7 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week .

Week 7 Quarterback Rankings

Week 7 Ranking Player Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Projection
1 Patrick Mahomes @DEN 24.2
2 Matt Ryan LAR 23.1
3 Jared Goff @ATL 22.7
4 Deshaun Watson @IND 22.1
5 Russell Wilson BAL 20.9
6 Dak Prescott PHI 20.5
7 Kyler Murray @NYG 20.1
8 Carson Wentz @DAL 20.0
9 Lamar Jackson @SEA 19.7
10 Tom Brady @NYJ 19.4
11 Aaron Rodgers OAK 19.1
12 Josh Allen @MIA 18.7
13 Jacoby Brissett HOU 18.5
14 Daniel Jones ARI 18.2
15 Gardner Minshew @CIN 17.5
16 Kirk Cousins @DET 17.3
17 Philip Rivers @TEN 16.9
18 Matthew Stafford MIN 16.6
19 Jimmy Garoppolo @WAS 16.1
20 Andy Dalton JAX 15.5
21 Teddy Bridgewater @CHI 15.1
22 Joe Flacco KC 14.3
23 Sam Darnold NE 14.1
24 Derek Carr @GB 13.8

Jared GoffWe should expect a bounce back week from Jared Goff, who gets Atlanta on the road. They rank as the 30th pass defense, and have allowed the third most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The Rams are throwing at the 5th highest rate in the league, up quite a bit from the last two seasons. It is a monster week for the Rams passing attack. On the flip side of that game, Matt Ryan continues to churn out big games. The Rams defense has not been great to start the year, and they just lost Talib to IR. Both quarterbacks are in a prime spot. The Cowboys have struggled the  last few weeks, but Dak Prescott gets a home matchup against an Eagles secondary that has struggled against the pass this season.

Week 7 Running Backs Rankings

Week 7 Ranking Player Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Projection
1 Saquon Barkley ARI 20.8
2 Leonard Fournette @CIN 20.2
3 Ezekiel Elliott PHI 19.5
4 Dalvin Cook @DET 19.3
5 Alvin Kamara @CHI 19.1
6 David Johnson @NYG 18.5
7 Chris Carson BAL 16.4
8 Devonta Freeman LAR 16.1
9 Aaron Jones OAK 15.9
10 Marlon Mack HOU 15.5
11 Todd Gurley @ATL 15.4
12 Mark Ingram @SEA 14.9
13 Josh Jacobs @GB 14.7
14 Le’Veon Bell NE 14.6
15 Kerryon Johnson MIN 14.3
16 Phillip Lindsay KC 14.1
17 Derrick Henry LAC 13.8
18 Tevin Coleman @WAS 13.7
19 Frank Gore MIA 13.5
20 Austin Ekeler @TEN 13.2
21 Carlos Hyde @IND 12.9
22 Sony Michel @NYJ 12.6
23 Melvin Gordon @TEN 11.9
24 James White @NYJ 11.7
25 David Montgomery NO 11.5
26 Miles Sanders @DAL 11.2
27 Jamaal Williams OAK 10.9
28 Matt Breida @WAS 10.5
29 Joe Mixon JAX 9.8
30 Jordan Howard @DAL 9.4
31 Damien Williams @DEN 8.6
32 LeSean McCoy @DEN 7.7
33 Duke Johnson @IND 7.2
34 Adrian Peterson SF 6.8

Leonard FournetteLeonard Fournette is the cover boy for me this week, as he takes on a Bengals defense allowing 36 PPR points per game to opposing running backs this season. Fournette has worked a ton in the passing game, and his workload remains one of the highest in the league. This is a prime spot for Fournette who has everything but the touchdowns. Saquon Barkley projects to be back this week, and is in a great spot to start things out against the Arizona defense that ranks 22nd against the run. There are some names that get plus matchup this week and they should be names to put into your lineup for the bye weeks. Frank Gore is one of them going up against the Dolphins, who have allowed over 700+ rushing yards already, and remember they had a bye week. The 49ers running backs will take on Washington, who have allowed 29 PPR points per game to opposing backs.

Week 7 Wide Receivers Rankings

Week 7 Ranking Player Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Projection
1 Julio Jones LAR 19.3
2 Cooper Kupp @ATL 18.1
3 DeAndre Hopkins @IND 17.5
4 Michael Thomas @CHI 16.9
5 Julian Edelman @NYJ 16.3
6 Keenan Allen @TEN 16.1
7 T.Y. Hilton HOU 15.8
8 Tyreek Hill @DEN 15.5
9 Robert Woods @ATL 15.3
10 Adam Thielen @DET 15.1
11 Brandin Cooks @ATL 14.8
12 Amari Cooper (Q) PHI 14.5
13 Tyler Lockett BAL 14.2
14 Kenny Golladay MIN 13.8
15 Stefon Diggs @DET 13.5
16 DJ Chark @CIN 13.3
17 Allen Robinson NO 13.1
18 Alshon Jeffery @DAL 12.8
19 Larry Fitzgerald @NYG 12.5
20 Michael Gallup PHI 12.4
21 Will Fuller @IND 12.1
22 Dede Westbrook @CIN 12.0
23 Golden Tate ARI 11.8
24 Courtland Sutton KC 11.6
25 John Brown MIA 11.3
26 Tyler Boyd JAX 10.9
27 Calvin Ridley LAR 10.6
28 Mike Williams @TEN 10.4
29 DK Metcalf BAL 10.3
30 Terry McLaurin SF 10.1
31 Mohamed Sanu LAR 9.7
32 AJ Green (Q) JAX 9.5
33 Jamison Crowder NE 9.4
34 Marvin Jones MIN 9.2
35 Josh Gordon (Q) @NYJ 9.0
36 Marquez Valdes-Scantling OAK 8.7
37 Mecole Hardman @DEN 8.4
38 Nelson Agholor @DAL 8.1
39 Robby Anderson NE 7.8
40 Auden Tate JAX 7.6
41 Geronimo Allison OAK 7.4
42 Emmanuel Sanders (Q) KC 7.2
43 Darius Slayton ARI 6.8
44 Cole Beasley MIA 6.7
45 Tyrell Williams (Q) @GB 6.5
46 Dante Pettis @WAS 5.8

TY HiltonThere are plenty of injuries within the position this week, and a lot of names on bye too. We can look at some fill-ins, but let’s talk about Cooper Kupp and how he is my WR2 of the week behind Julio Jones. Atlanta’s secondary is very targetable, allowing 43.6 PPR points per game to opposing wideouts. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks are not too far behind. T.Y. Hilton has historically torched Houston, but this is just a secondary bleeding fantasy points to wide receivers right now. He takes a big jump this week. Michael Gallup would be a bump up if Amari Cooper sits out, but overall Gallup is in a great spot against a Giants secondary allowing the 4th most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. The New York Giants wide receivers are a start for me this week, as Arizona gets Patrick Peterson back this week, but they are still exploitable. John Brown, Mohamed Sanu, DK Metcalf, and Tyler Boyd are other names.

Week 7 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 7 Ranking Player Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Projection
1 Evan Engram ARI 16.1
2 Travis Kelce @DEN 15.6
3 George Kittle @WAS 15.1
4 Zach Ertz @DAL 14.3
5 Austin Hooper LAR 13.9
6 Hunter Henry @TEN 12.5
7 Darren Waller @GB 11.6
8 Mark Andrews @SEA 10.5
9 Gerald Everett @ATL 9.8
10 Jimmy Graham OAK 8.4
11 Jared Cook @CHI 7.6
12 Darren Fells @IND 6.9
13 Delanie Walker LAC 6.6
14 TJ Hockenson MIN 6.1
15 Dallas Goedert @DAL 5.9
16 Eric Ebron HOU 5.4
17 Jason Witten PHI 5.1
18 Jack Doyle HOU 4.5
19 Trey Burton NO 4.1

evan engramEvan Engram is expecting to play this week, and that is a damn good thing if he is a full go. He gets Arizona who struggled yet again against a tight end, with Austin Hooper joining the party. They are allowing 24.7 PPR points per game to opposing tight ends. The Seahawks have quietly struggled against tight ends, and Mark Andrews is in a good spot to keep his stretch of games while healthy going. Seattle has allowed 15.4 PPR points per game to opposing tight ends. Hunter Henry‘s apparent “limited snap count” was not very limited, and he is a full blown weekly start again. The Titans are 12th in fantasy points allowed to tight ends.

Week 7 Kicker Rankings

Week 7 Ranking Player Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Projections
1 Greg Zuerlein @ATL 10.5
2 Harrison Butker @DEN 10.3
3 Josh Lambo @CIN 9.9
4 Justin Tucker @SEA 9.6
5 Adam Vinatieri HOU 9.5
6 Bret Maher PHI 9.3
7 Dan Bailey @DET 8.9
8 Zane Gonzalez @NYG 8.7
9 Jake Elliott @DAL 8.4
10 Mason Crosby OAK 8.2
11 Robbie Gould @WAS 7.9
12 Matt Prater MIN 7.7
13 Matt Bryant LAR 7.6
14 Stephen Hauschka MIA 7.5
15 Wil Lutz @CHI 7.5
16 Ka’imi Fairbairn @IND 7.3
17 Eddy Pineiro NO 7.3
18 Aldrick Rosas ARI 7.2
19 Mike Nugent @NYJ 7.1

The Rams should have their way this week, and move the ball at ease against this Atlanta secondary. Greg Zuerlein comes in as the top option. Matt Bryant missed a tough one, but the Rams have allowed the 5th most fantasy points to opposing kickers. Adam Vinatieri is a big bump in projections for the week against Houston, who has allowed eight fantasy points per game to opposing kickers. The Lions, Bengals, and Cardinals are three other teams giving up a lot of volume to kickers.

Week 7 Defense Rankings

Week 7 Rank Team Week 7 Opponent Week 7 Fantasy Projection
1 Buffalo MIA 11.4
2 New England @NYJ 11.2
3 San Francisco @WAS 10.7
4 Jacksonville @CIN 10.3
5 New Orleans @CHI 9.7
6 Green Bay OAK 9.5
7 LA Chargers @TEN 9.1
8 Chicago NO 8.8
9 Kansas City @DEN 8.5
10 Minnesota @DET 8.3
11 Tennessee LAC 8.1
12 Seattle BAL 7.8
13 LA Rams @ATL 7.5
14 Baltimore @SEA 7.2
15 Houston @IND 7.0
16 Dallas PHI 6.8
17 Philadelphia @DAL 6.6
18 Detroit MIN 6.6
19 Oakland @GB 6.3
20 Washington SF 6.0
21 Indianapolis HOU 5.9
22 Cincinnati JAX 5.7
23 Arizona @NYG 5.4
24 NY Giants ARI 5.3
25 Atlanta LAR 5.1
26 Miami @BUF 4.8
27 NY Jets NE 4.6
28 Denver KC 4.3

Buffalo BillsMiami has allowed an average of 9.2 fantasy points per game to opposing defenses this season. That is the second highest in the league. The Jets rank third, and two AFC East opponents will face both of them. Buffalo will welcome Miami, while the Patriots travel to MetLife Stadium. No surprise to see them come in as the 1-2 punch. San Francisco is coming off a dominant defensive showing, and will travel to Washington projecting for over 10 points. It is a good week for the top defensive units in the league as they have very favorable matchups.

  
Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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