Recapping our predictions from Week 6, Zach Ertz was the only Eagle not named Jalen Hurts to have a productive fantasy game as he caught 4 passes for 29 yards and a TD. He was then promptly traded to the Cardinals where he figures to be the TE1 with Maxx Williams out of action. Although he fell short of the catch and yardage totals we predicted, he was still a solid fantasy TE in a barren landscape. Darrel Williams did exactly what we hoped, and what CEH owners had hoped he would do for the last year and a half, taking 24 touches for 89 yards and a pair of scores. Although Trevor Lawrence, Javonte Williams and Amon-Ra St. Brown were viable players last week, none of the three met the lofty expectations of these posts.
Courtland Sutton (WR-DEN) - We'll continue with our trend of profiling a player from the Thursday night game in this installment. Courtland Sutton is coming off a big week 6, and continues to profile as the top wide out in the absence of Jerry Jeudy. Cleveland has been prone to giving up big games against opposing aerial attacks, giving up 4+ scores in each of the last two games. Look for Denver to take to the air early in this one, and Sutton puts up another respectable line with 6 catches for 100+ yards and a score.
Matt Ryan (QB-ATL) - After sputtering a bit out of the gate, Ryan has improved his game to the level where he's a viable starting option again, tossing multiple scores in each of the last 4 games. Coming off a bye, Ryan gets stud WR Calvin Ridley back to pair with breakout sensation Cordarelle Patterson and budding star Kyle Pitts. The Dlophis have given up the 9th most fantasy points to opposing QBs, giving up multiple scores in 4 of their first 6 games, and allowing 300+ yards 3 times, including last week to rookie Trevor Lawrence. Look for Ryan's rebound to continue this week with 250+ passing yard and 3 scores. Start him as a QB2 or streamer this week with confidence.
Robby Anderson (WR-CAR) - You might be hard-pressed to find a WR who has disappointed more than Robby Anderson. While Anderson cashed in last week on his first score since week 1, it came on 3 grabs for a mere 11 yards. What's worse is that Anderson has only 15 catches on 190 yards this year. If we look deeper though, Anderson has been heavily involved in the passing attack the last three weeks. Although he's caught only 10 balls in that span, he's been targeted a whopping 29 times. Anderson's biggest struggle this season has been the inaccuracy of QB Sam Darnold, but that could change this week against a poor Giants defense. Anderson breaks out of his funk a little bit this week recording season highs with six catches for 75 yards and another score.
Justin Fields (QB-CHI) - Justin Fields had his best fantasy game of the season last week against the Green Bay Packers completing a season high 16 passes for 174 yards with a TD. Fields finally realized his rushing floor in this one as well, carrying 6 times for 43 yards. Though the Bucs have a stout run defense, teams have had to take to the air frequently against them to stay in the games, and as a result, they have given up 14 TDs in 6 weeks to opposing QBs. Further, they've allowed 275 or more yards in 5 of the 6, as teams averaged 40 passes during that stretch. Look for Fields to get ample opportunities to air the ball out, and continue to stretch his legs in the running game. Fields has a QB2 week posting his first 250 yard passing game with a score, and logging 50 yards on the ground.
Deebo Samuel (WR-SF) - Though he scored a rushing TD in Trey Lance's start against the Cardinals, Deebo saw a season-low catches and posted 58 yards through the air. The versatile wide-out sees Jimmy G take the reigns of the offense back this week against a poor Colts secondary that's given up the 8th most points to opposing wide outs. Samuel has been targeted a whopping 52 times this season, and figures to see plenty of volume again in this one. Samuel doesn't usually profile as a player we'd list here, but he's got a lot of upside in a game where Jimmy G is likely fighting for his job. Look for Samuel to get back on track with 7 catches for 150 yards and two scores.