Best Fantasy Football Matchups for Week 7: Will the Cardinals vs. Seahawks game be a shootout?

Next week for the NFL season provides some great matchups for dominant offenses to take advantage of against poor defenses. Most aptly, the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Seattle Seahawks should provide an interesting matchup for fantasy football in a close divisional game, considering they are two of the most productive offenses in the league. If you want more information on that matchup plus the others for week seven, check out the matchup page under the NFL Matchups section. Want more fantasy football information? Look for statistics, rankings, and projections under the fantasy football section. I will be discussing the most opportunistic fantasy football matchups for week seven of the NFL season.

Cleveland Browns

Kareem Hunt vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

I usually don’t name a singular athlete to have a solid week of fantasy, but Kareem Hunt should have a spectacular week against the Cincinnati Bengals next week. The Browns have been struggling in the passing game so much to the point that they took out Baker Mayfield last week for Case Keenum. Before then, they had looked well on offense while beating up on the Colts and the Cowboys. However, they rank third in the league in rushing attempts and are going against the team that allows the most points to running backs this season. Without Nick Chubb in the picture, I anticipate that Kareem Hunt will dominate the run game for the Browns and give himself a healthy fantasy stat line for week seven. Look for Hunt to have RB1 numbers but a floor of RB2 potential.

Green Bay Passing Game vs. Houston Texans

There are a lot of potential boom-type players for this week’s Green Bay Packers’ team. After suffering a hard-fought loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where they only scored 10 points, they will be looking to make a statement in week seven. Aaron Rodgers has averaged 21.77 fantasy points this season even after putting up 3.8 points last week. Against the Texans’ defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, I like Rodgers’ odds of having a successful week. Not to mention, the Texans allow the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, giving Davante Adams the shot of putting up top-five numbers in fantasy next week. Robert Tonyan could also use a bounce-back week after having 5.5 fantasy points last week. Look for Rodgers and Davante Adams to hover around the top-five for standings next week and Tonyan to be considered a definite starter for week seven.

Los Angeles Chargers Offense vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Los Angeles Chargers withhold a lot of possible fantasy starters that should have great weeks against the Jaguars. Justin Herbert is an above-average fantasy quarterback that should be a QB1 against the Jaguars’ atrocious defense. Keenan Allen has averaged nearly 16 points in fantasy and is one of the most targeted receivers in the league going against a defense that allows the 12th most points to receivers. Before the bye week, Mike Williams had two touchdown catches and 109 yards against the Saints and could see numbers like that against a terrible Jaguars defense. Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley will both split the backfield for this offense, and while I don’t completely trust either of them they can be considered fantasy flex options for week seven. Between the two, I would prefer Jackson as a flex since he has been getting more touches in the backfield. Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen are definite starters for next week too, while Mike Williams is a better WR3/flex option for that game.

Buffalo Bills Run Game vs. New York Jets

Buffalo Bills
While the Bills most certainly will pass the ball to skill players Stefon Diggs and John Brown in this game, the Jets have kept opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers limited in fantasy this season. They rank 8th in points allowed the quarterbacks and 11th in points allowed to receivers. However, their weakness has been their rushing defense that has allowed the 15th most to running backs. The Bills have one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the league with Josh Allen, who should have a great fantasy week after struggling in the past two weeks to the Chiefs and the Titans for an average of 15.5 fantasy points. Devin Singletary has not had a great year of fantasy but could see a good performance next week against the Jets, who he put up 10.3 points against in the first week. Last time against the Jets, Zack Moss saw the most fantasy points for running backs ith 11.7 but did not receive many touches last week even though he is back to full health. I expect Singletary to be more of the valuable starter for fantasy as an RB2 filler or flex option.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks
The Sunday night prime time game for the NFL week is certainly my fantasy game of the week this week. Two of the most productive offenses will face off against each other in a battle for division record. The Seahawks have the most productive offenses in the league, averaging nearly 34 points per game. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are currently third and 17th in fantasy points this season and will look to take advantage of a defense that has allowed an average of 26.2 fantasy points to receivers per game this season. On top of the fact that they have allowed the second-most points to quarterbacks this season as well, Russell Wilson will certainly take advantage of that. Look for their main skill players to have an outstanding fantasy week against the Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals
The Seattle defense has allowed a lot to opponents this season, including 27 points per game and 370 passing yards per game, which is the worst in the league. The Arizona Cardinals have been gifted Deandre Hopkins, who leads the league in receiving yards. Plus, the best rushing quarterback in the league with 7.3 yards per carry and his ability to throw the ball in Kyler Murray. I expect those two along with Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald to have boom/bust potential next week against the Seahawks.

I have played football, baseball, hockey, golf, and basketball separately when I was young. Now I run cross country and track for DePaul University. My favorite part about sport is the mental strength. I am a big fan of all of the Chicago sports teams that don’t end in “Cubs.”

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