Managing a successful fantasy football team throughout a season often comes down to one key factor: Can you distinguish between trends and mirages from week to week?
Some players put up big numbers in the midst of trending upwards for fantasy owners. Other players are one-week wonders who become the sexy pick on the waiver wire and do nothing but disappoint.
Week 7 offered plenty of both varieties, and we've taken some of the most intriguing such players and examined them closely here. No, you won't find Week 7 studs like Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Aaron Rodgers, Robert Griffin III or Adrian Peterson on this list—we know those guys are fantasy studs.
We're more interested in the less obvious players. It's fact or fiction time, folks.