Need some quick tips to put together your fantasy lineup for Week 7? We combed through the vastness of the Internet and selected only the finest fantasy tips and tips for your consumption. Below are easy-to-digest nuggets from several fantasy experts covering some of the critical situations that fantasy owners face week after week.
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Matt Breida, RB, 49ers: It's the norm Having become pimped and limited in practice but coming on Sunday, he should be in the lineup for San Francisco and its respective fantasy owners. He is an RB2 / Flex game in week 7.
Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings: The status of Cook remains a mystery. It looked like he was going to play this weekend, but on Thursday he was not trained anymore. Cook owners have been disappointed for six weeks; another week with false hopes seems to be safe again.
Devonta Freeman, RB, Falcons: A groin injury has held back Freeman indefinitely, although the team hopes he may return this season. While the immediate beneficiary is Tevin Coleman, owners looking for back-field help should also search Ito Smith (more below).
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts: Hilton remains struggling with an Achilles tendon injury, but Indianapolis is optimistic that he will be available for week 7 against the Bills. It's not a great matchup for Hilton, but since QB Andrew Luck casts enough, it's difficult for Hilton owners to get him out of their ranks. He will continue to monitor his status, but he will present himself as a WR2 / Flex player on Sunday.
George Kittle, TE, 49ers: Kittle has sustained a knee injury and was limited on Thursday. Kittle has not missed any time yet, so there's probably no chance he's not available in week 7. Start with confidence.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams: Los Angeles coach Sean McVay has confirmed that Kupp will not play in week 7 against the 49ers. Kupp is about a medial Kollateralbandverstauchung. Kupp had appeared as a weekly lineup for its owners, but this status will be met for the foreseeable future.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Bears: It seems strange that Gabriel is almost available in 40 percent of the ESPN leagues. He has received no fewer than five goals in a game this season, but a total of 34 to lead the bear's corps. He finished more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks. With a home game against Week 7 against a New England second, who was generous against opposing wideouts, Gabriel should continue to look good in Coach Matt Nagy's offensive, including those precious goals in the red zone.
Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts: Hines has probably begun to join the ranks of other owners as he returns some strong games as the de facto lead in Indianapolis. But Marlon Mack returned in week 6 and the impact was instant when Hines made 35 yards a week after finishing with 90 yards and seven receptions. Given what we saw in Week 6, Hines owners are likely to choose him back and leave him on the bench.
Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons: Ridley (ankle) and teammate Mohamed Sanu (hip) were both detained from Thursday's practice. This will be a difficult call for Ridley owners (and Sanu's for that matter), since Atlanta is not playing until Monday night. While the Falcons believe that both will be available against the Giants, Justin Hardy could fill the gap if Ridley and Sanu are unable to leave. Observe the future situation.
Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars: Owners who rely on the Jacksonville passing game play from week to week with fire. So far, Westbrook and Keelan Cole have been the best of the jaguar's receiving corps, but Westbrook only has a game of more than 100 yards this season. Westbrook comes from a 38-yard performance, but had a touchdown reception to make him ready in fantasy settings. Since Jacksonfield's backfield is not in full strength, it will likely have to attack its Week 7 opponent, the Texans, through the air. And Houston has sent 13 touchdowns to opposing wideouts this season, so this weekend is a computer model on Westbrook all-in. It seems to be a decent game for Westbrook owners, but not all fantasy experts agree.
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Ito Smith, RB, Falcons: Devonta Freeman, Smith's injury already mentioned In the Atlanta backcourt, Tevin Coleman is on the rise. Smith has scored touchdowns in three consecutive games. He was a popular pick-up this week, but remains available in 55 percent of the ESPN leagues. For owners who need backfield depth or need to take a flyer, Smith bills the bill.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns: For daily fantasy or owners who have a quarterback good bye, Mayfield has the potential to set up a solid Fantasy Stat line in an attractive matchup against the Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay defense has allowed 40, 21, 30, 48 and 34 points in his first five games. That's a good sign for Mayfield and Cleveland.
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