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Week 7 QB and RB Rankings

Posted By Themis Katris On Oct 13 2012 @ 11:49 am In Fantasy Football | No Comments

  1. Drew Brees @ TB   (He’s a total beast & TB is solid against the run which will make him throw a ton)
  2. Aaron Rodgers @ STL  (Nothing more to say about him other than he just threw 6 TD’s and will continue to throw with lack of a running game)
  3. Eli Manning vs. WAS  (Washington gives up the most passing yards/game and tied for the most passing TD’s allowed this season)
  4. Tom Brady vs. NYJ (Jets are actually pretty solid against the pass and did a number on Luck last week, but this is Tom Brady and their running attack will open up the passing lanes.  Plus Hernandez is back)
  5. RGIII @ NYG (Dual-threat, reason I have him #5 is because Giants apply a ton of pressure and he will have to run for his life on a few plays- which could be a good thing)
  6. Tony Romo @ CAR (Panthers are okay against the pass, but without Murray there, it will force Romo to throw more and he bounced back well last week against the Ravens)
  7. Josh Freeman vs. NO (LOVE this matchup.  Run game will be there, but Freeman will have to keep up with Drew Brees in this game which will make him throw a ton)
  8. Cam Newton vs. DAL (Cam Newton is on a short leash fantasy wise but Dallas only has 1 interception this season and he will likely use his legs to have a solid fantasy day)
  9. Andrew Luck vs. CLE  (For those of you who started him last week got burnt, but he will bounce back at home where he has been very good.  CLE is also tied for the most passing TD’s allowed (15) )
  10. Andy Dalton vs. PIT  (Steelers are a disappointment on defense this year and the Dalton/Green connection is there all day)
  11. Ben Roethlisberger @ CIN (Bengals only have 2 INT on the year and allow over 200 pyg and have allowed 22 20+ yard plays, which means that they will take shots downfield to Wallace)
  12. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. TEN (Titans giving up over 290 pyg and 13 TDs on the season, so he should have a good game)
  13. Jay Cutler vs. DET (Lions are pretty solid, but this is MNF)
  14. Joe Flacco @ HOU (Texans just got annihilated by Rodgers, and I am not saying Flacco is similar to Rodgers, but I think Cushing’s injury has a lot to do with Houston’s defense not being the same anymore)
  15. Mathew Stafford @ CHI   (Bears are amazing, leading the league with 13 INT and applying pressure all sorts of ways.  Calvin will help his fantasy stats, but sacks and interceptions will be there also)
  16. Matt Schaub vs. BAL  (Ravens lost Lewis and Webb (their top corner) and gave slumping Romo a solid fantasy day last week.  If Foster is a beast in this game, Schaub will not need to throw as much) 
  17. Christian Ponder vs. ARI (Solid game last week but Cardinals are great against the pass, so it might be a down week for Ponder)
  18. Carson Palmer vs. JAX (Jaguars really solid against the pass, and McFadden will be running a ton in this game)
  19. Matt Hasselbeck @ BUF  (Really good matchup and would have any other QB in the top 15 if they were playing the Bills, but Hasselbeck’s arm is still questionable, and I believe Chris Johnson will have a major impact on this game) 
  20. Sam Bradford vs. GB  (Packers are not that good against the pass, but lack of receivers and Packer’s solid pass rush will give Bradford a mediocre day)
  21. Brandon Weeden @ IND  (Could end up being a top 15 fantasy QB this week with the Colts allowing 10 TD’s this season)
  22. Alex Smith vs. SEA  (I don’t trust him anymore, and Seahawks have shut down pretty much every Elite QB this season)
  23. Russel Wilson @ SF  (Tough Matchup in San Francisco who are only giving up 183 pyg) 
  24. Mark Sanchez @ NE (Very good matchup as Patriots are giving up 288 pyg and 15 TD’s on the season, but I just don’t trust him at all and Patriots will dominate at home)
  25. John Skelton @ MIN (He’s back and unless he has legs like RGIII, he should be a last last resort for you) 

[1]Who I really like:  Josh Freeman vs. NO (I believe that the running game will be strong, but they will also have to keep up with Drew Brees.  I feel Freeman will have to throw a ton and with big targets Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, he should have a solid game)





  1. Arian Foster vs. BAL  (Even when he doesn’t get his rushing yards, he still gets his touchdowns- win-win situation plus Ravens are giving up a ton of yards on the ground this season)
  2. Darren McFadden vs. JAX  (Jaguars giving up over 160 ypg on the ground) 
  3. Trent Richardson @ IND  (If he plays, he will dominate in this game as Colts giving up 159 ypg and has scored in 4/6 games this season)
  4. Ray Rice vs. HOU ( Texans are really tough against the run, but with Cushing out and his pass catching ability, he should put up solid numbers)
  5. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. OAK (Raiders giving up over 100 ypg on the ground and 5 TD’s this season, plus he will do some work as a pass catcher)
  6. Steven Ridley vs. NYJ  (I have him pretty high, but still received 16 carries last week and going up against an atrocious Jets rush defense and has been a top 10 running back overall this season) [2]
  7. Chris Johnson vs. BUF  (Love his matchup as the Bills are giving up over 170 ypg and 9 rushing TD’s on the season.  For this week at least, he is a top 10 running back)
  8. Matt Forte vs. DET  (Lions are very very solid against the run, but with Forte’s catching ability out of the backfield, he should finish with a solid fantasy day)
  9. Adrian Peterson vs. ARI  (It looks like the Cardinals will shut down Ponder in this one, which will force AP to have to run a lot)
  10. Doug Martin vs. NO  (Great matchup and did really well last week on the ground and in the passing game.  Should have a great week against a rush defense that has allowed over 170 ypg on the ground)
  11. Alfred Morris vs. NYG  (He’s solid and has put up double digit fantasy points in 5 out of 6 weeks and with RGIII attracting much attention, he should be able to run well against the Giants who have allowed 106 ypg with a 4.6 average)
  12. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. WAS  (I know he has had 2 great weeks in a row, but they are saying he is dealing with a foot issue and Redskins have a respectable rush defense.  Could be ranked higher if his foot issue isn’t a big problem)
  13. Frank Gore vs. SEA  (Tough defense, but might get a little end-zone action)
  14. CJ Spiller vs. TEN  (Titans are far from scary on the ground, but the split brings them down to 14 on my list)
  15. Fred Jackson vs. TEN  (Same as above, split brings them down otherwise would be top 10 option this week)
  16. Shonn Greene @ NE  (Patriots are very good against the run, but he came to life last week so he should have some confidence going into this one)
  17. Felix Jones vs. CAR  (Remember when Andre Brown stepped in and had a monster game against the Panthers?  Well this time Felix will have one of those games as the Panthers are allowing over 125 ypg)
  18. BJGE vs. PIT  (Steelers missing some pieces on defense and they haven’t been the same this year.  I think he finds the end-zone at least once in this one, but yardage might not be there for him) 
  19. Darren Sproles vs. TB  (Tampa Bay is very good against the run, which will force the Saints to pass more (like they don’t already).  Look for Sproles to be in the game a lot more this week which result in more opportunities)
  20. Marshawn Lynch vs. SF  (Tough defense and hasn’t performed well the last two weeks) [3]
  21. Vick Ballard vs. CLE  (He will definitely have a better game this week at home against the Browns)
  22. Steven Jackson vs. GB  (Sad to seem him go down like this, but the split with Richardson brings his value down a ton, but still gets the start)
  23. Alex Green @ STL  (I actually really like him this week.  He ran the ball pretty well last week in his start and the Packers should have a good lead in this one which will allow him to receive more touches)
  24. Mikel LeShoure vs. CHI  (Top gun for the Lions but Bears giving up only 65 ypg and 1 TD on the season)
  25. Michael Bush vs. DET  (Might dig out a score or two in the red-zone)
  26. Jonathan Stewart vs. DAL  (Dallas is beatable on the ground, but you never know who will emerge from the backfield)
  27. Deangelo Williams vs. DAL  (Same as above)
  28. Legareete Blount vs. NO  (Will receive 5-10 carries and could plunge in the end-zone for a score against a bad bad defense)
  29. Pierre Thomas @ TB  (Tough Defense and Saints will deploy more Sproles this week)
  30. William Powell @ MIN  (looks like the better back here out of the committee but still don’t trust Cardinal’s offensive line and against the Vikings)
  31. Daryl Richardson vs. GB  (Receiving near 50% of carries now, so unless Jackson has a good game from the start, he could factor in a lot more)
  32. Rashard Mendenhall @ CIN  (Not sure if he is playing yet, so he could be higher.  But with Redman suffering from injury also, this is a huge cluster of problems for the Steelers.  I will update this one later in the week)
  33. Danny Woodhead vs. NYJ  (Always in the game plan for the Patriots and sees around 10 touches a game)
  34. David Wilson vs. WAS  (They’re saying that Bradshaw has a foot issue, so if it becomes a bigger problem he might end up with a bigger role)
  35. Montario Hardest @ IND  (Might see some extra touches if Richardson isn’t at full health)
  36. LaRod Stephens-Howling @ MIN  (Very tough defense, and I don’t trust Cardinals offensive line)
  37. Philip Tanner vs. CAR  (Might see some goal-line touches in this one)
  38. Ben Tate vs. BAL  (Has been MIA lately and Foster will likely carry 95% of the load again)
  39. Isaac Redman @ CIN  (Same as Mendenhall, could move up depending on who is available in this game)
  40. Kendall Hunter vs. SEA  (Very Deep reach here, but still receiving around 10 touches a game)

Who I really like: Chris Johnson vs. BUF  (He had a solid game last week which could have been a lot better if he hit some holes that were there for him, but the Bills are giving up the most yards on the ground this season and with another week to look at game film and work on their offensive line, I believe Chris Johnson explodes and gets his first and maybe second TD’s on the year this week)

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