Fantasy football picks for week seven
Position Player Price
Quarterback Carson Wentz, @ PHI $6,700
Running Back Mark Ingram, @ GB $6,700
Running Back Ty Montgomery, vs NO $5,500
Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, @ LAR $7,300
Wide Receiver Amari Cooper, vs KC $5,500
Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson, vs NO $6,800
Tight End Coby Fleener, @ GB $3,000
Flex Willie Snead, @GB $4,000
Defense Seattle Seahawks, @ NYG $4,000
Joe Mixon (CIN), @ PIT- Mixon has been the go-to threat for Cincinnati the last three weeks, accumulating 57 touches and solidifying himself as the number one running back. He rushed for 50+ yards and a touchdown against a tough Buffalo defense and was able to prepare this past week during the bye week. This week, the Bengals take on a porous rushing defense at Pittsburgh in what should be a ground-and-pound oriented divisional game.
Cowboys Defense, @SF- The Cowboys have been below average defensively this year, but they had a chance to readjust during their bye week in which Coach Garret guaranteed improvement. Playing one of the worst offenses in the NFL, the Cowboys are expected to shut down the 49ers and will most likely be good for multiple turnovers as Bryan Hoyer already has 4 interceptions on the season. This pick is definitely a sleeper, and they can most likely be picked up off of waivers during the week.
T.Y. Hilton (IND), vs. JAX- T.Y. Hilton is one of the more elite wideouts in the NFL, but is undervalued on the Indianapolis Colts. Their young QB, Jacoby Brissett, has proven to be able to utilize Hiltons’ big play capabilities. In week 5 they connected for a total of 177 yards and 25 fantasy points. Expect a similar performance this week against a weak Jacksonville pass defense.
Eli Manning (NYG), vs SEA- Eli and the Giants have started the year poorly with a 1-5 start. To make matters worse, his two star receivers, Brandon Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr., suffered injuries and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. They take on Seattle’s top tier defense this week, which has only given up an average 15.7 points per game and forced 8 takeaways. Don’t expect his offense to produce much this week.
Sammy Watkins (LAR), vs ARI- Sammy Watkins came to the Rams in a preseason trade from Buffalo and was expected to come in as their strongest receiving weapon. Similarly to the team's move to LA, things have not turned out as planned. The Rams have showed promise offensively with Jared Goff, but Watkins has only been targeted twice in the last three games with 28 yards. I would not expect those numbers to finally come up this week when the Rams plays Arizona Cardinals at home this Sunday.
Stefon Diggs (MIN), vs BAL- Diggs is one of the more highly touted threats with two 30+ point fantasy weeks. However, he is battling a groin injury, which could limit his impact. Even if he does play, backup quarterback Case Keenum will be stepping in to throw him the ball. Diggs is projected 13 points if he remains healthy, but Diggs owners, or Vikings fans in general shouldn’t be too hopeful about him.
Christopher Smith is a sports staff writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org