Week 7 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections

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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 RankingPlayerWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Projection
1Patrick Mahomes@DEN24.2
2Matt RyanLAR23.1
3Jared Goff@ATL22.7
4Deshaun Watson@IND22.1
5Russell WilsonBAL20.9
6Dak PrescottPHI20.5
7Kyler Murray@NYG20.1
8Carson Wentz@DAL20.0
9Lamar Jackson@SEA19.7
10Tom Brady@NYJ19.4
11Aaron RodgersOAK19.1
12Josh Allen@MIA18.7
13Jacoby BrissettHOU18.5
14Daniel JonesARI18.2
15Gardner Minshew@CIN17.5
16Kirk Cousins@DET17.3
17Philip Rivers@TEN16.9
18Matthew StaffordMIN16.6
19Jimmy Garoppolo@WAS16.1
20Andy DaltonJAX15.5
21Teddy Bridgewater@CHI15.1
22Joe FlaccoKC14.3
23Sam DarnoldNE14.1
24Derek Carr@GB13.8

We 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 RankingPlayerWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Projection
1Saquon BarkleyARI20.8
2Leonard Fournette@CIN20.2
3Ezekiel ElliottPHI19.5
4Dalvin Cook@DET19.3
5Alvin Kamara@CHI19.1
6David Johnson@NYG18.5
7Chris CarsonBAL16.4
8Devonta FreemanLAR16.1
9Aaron JonesOAK15.9
10Marlon MackHOU15.5
11Todd Gurley@ATL15.4
12Mark Ingram@SEA14.9
13Josh Jacobs@GB14.7
14Le’Veon BellNE14.6
15Kerryon JohnsonMIN14.3
16Phillip LindsayKC14.1
17Derrick HenryLAC13.8
18Tevin Coleman@WAS13.7
19Frank GoreMIA13.5
20Austin Ekeler@TEN13.2
21Carlos Hyde@IND12.9
22Sony Michel@NYJ12.6
23Melvin Gordon@TEN11.9
24James White@NYJ11.7
25David MontgomeryNO11.5
26Miles Sanders@DAL11.2
27Jamaal WilliamsOAK10.9
28Matt Breida@WAS10.5
29Joe MixonJAX9.8
30Jordan Howard@DAL9.4
31Damien Williams@DEN8.6
32LeSean McCoy@DEN7.7
33Duke Johnson@IND7.2
34Adrian PetersonSF6.8

Leonard 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 RankingPlayerWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Projection
1Julio JonesLAR19.3
2Cooper Kupp@ATL18.1
3DeAndre Hopkins@IND17.5
4Michael Thomas@CHI16.9
5Julian Edelman@NYJ16.3
6Keenan Allen@TEN16.1
7T.Y. HiltonHOU15.8
8Tyreek Hill@DEN15.5
9Robert Woods@ATL15.3
10Adam Thielen@DET15.1
11Brandin Cooks@ATL14.8
12Amari Cooper (Q)PHI14.5
13Tyler LockettBAL14.2
14Kenny GolladayMIN13.8
15Stefon Diggs@DET13.5
16DJ Chark@CIN13.3
17Allen RobinsonNO13.1
18Alshon Jeffery@DAL12.8
19Larry Fitzgerald@NYG12.5
20Michael GallupPHI12.4
21Will Fuller@IND12.1
22Dede Westbrook@CIN12.0
23Golden TateARI11.8
24Courtland SuttonKC11.6
25John BrownMIA11.3
26Tyler BoydJAX10.9
27Calvin RidleyLAR10.6
28Mike Williams@TEN10.4
29DK MetcalfBAL10.3
30Terry McLaurinSF10.1
31Mohamed SanuLAR9.7
32AJ Green (Q)JAX9.5
33Jamison CrowderNE9.4
34Marvin JonesMIN9.2
35Josh Gordon (Q)@NYJ9.0
36Marquez Valdes-ScantlingOAK8.7
37Mecole Hardman@DEN8.4
38Nelson Agholor@DAL8.1
39Robby AndersonNE7.8
40Auden TateJAX7.6
41Geronimo AllisonOAK7.4
42Emmanuel Sanders (Q)KC7.2
43Darius SlaytonARI6.8
44Cole BeasleyMIA6.7
45Tyrell Williams (Q)@GB6.5
46Dante Pettis@WAS5.8

There 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 RankingPlayerWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Projection
1Evan EngramARI16.1
2Travis Kelce@DEN15.6
3George Kittle@WAS15.1
4Zach Ertz@DAL14.3
5Austin HooperLAR13.9
6Hunter Henry@TEN12.5
7Darren Waller@GB11.6
8Mark Andrews@SEA10.5
9Gerald Everett@ATL9.8
10Jimmy GrahamOAK8.4
11Jared Cook@CHI7.6
12Darren Fells@IND6.9
13Delanie WalkerLAC6.6
14TJ HockensonMIN6.1
15Dallas Goedert@DAL5.9
16Eric EbronHOU5.4
17Jason WittenPHI5.1
18Jack DoyleHOU4.5
19Trey BurtonNO4.1

Evan 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 RankingPlayerWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Projections
1Greg Zuerlein@ATL10.5
2Harrison Butker@DEN10.3
3Josh Lambo@CIN9.9
4Justin Tucker@SEA9.6
5Adam VinatieriHOU9.5
6Bret MaherPHI9.3
7Dan Bailey@DET8.9
8Zane Gonzalez@NYG8.7
9Jake Elliott@DAL8.4
10Mason CrosbyOAK8.2
11Robbie Gould@WAS7.9
12Matt PraterMIN7.7
13Matt BryantLAR7.6
14Stephen HauschkaMIA7.5
15Wil Lutz@CHI7.5
16Ka’imi Fairbairn@IND7.3
17Eddy PineiroNO7.3
18Aldrick RosasARI7.2
19Mike Nugent@NYJ7.1

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 RankTeamWeek 7 OpponentWeek 7 Fantasy Projection
2New England@NYJ11.2
3San Francisco@WAS10.7
5New Orleans@CHI9.7
6Green BayOAK9.5
7LA Chargers@TEN9.1
9Kansas City@DEN8.5
13LA Rams@ATL7.5
24NY GiantsARI5.3
27NY JetsNE4.6

Miami 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.

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