Fantasy Football Week 7 Top Performers: The League Report
Here is the low down of Fantasy Football Week 7 Super Stars.
Kenny Britt, Titans: Had the the best game of his career with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
Darren McFadden, Raiders: Scored four touchdowns and rushed for 165 yards in a 59-14 win over Denver.
DeAngelo Hall, Redskins: Tied an NFL record with four interceptions, returning one for a 92 yard touchdown.
Darren McFadden, RB. Raiders:
With McFadden's three touchdowns and 165 yards, the Raiders scored the most points in their 50-year history Sunday with a 59-14 thrashing of the Broncos.
Even with the injury question looming over his head, you have to consider him a must-start for your fantasy league.
Adrian Peterson, RB. Vikings:
Adrian Peterson carried the ball 28 times for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Packers on Sunday night.
While his effort was not enough to lead the Vikings to a win, Peterson's status as one of the top two running backs in the league—both in real life and in fantasy—remains intact. He is my go-to RB for fantasy football.
Thomas Jones, RB. Chiefs:
Jones had 20 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. He was able to bust free for a 70-yard run in the first quarter that immediately set the tone for a dominant rushing performance from Kansas City.
On a Fantasy level, Jones is a challenge. Given the fact that the Chiefs have two great running backs, it is hard to know whether Jones or Jaamal Charles will be more successful.
Ryan Torain, RB. Redskins:
Torain ran for 125 yards on 21 carries in Sunday's 17-14 win at Chicago. He did have two fumbles, one which was recovered by the Chicago defense.
With Torain filling in for the injured Clinton Portis, it is a pretty good bet he will break 100 yards again. He will be a solid fantasy pick for next week.
Carson Palmer, QB. Bengals:
Palmer threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in the Bengals' loss to the Falcons in Week 7.
With the Bengals' defense continuing to struggle, you would be hard pressed to consider him more than a QB2.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB. Bills:
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 29-of-43 passes for 374 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bills' Week 7 overtime loss to Baltimore.
Fitzpatrick has always been an up-and-down performer. He makes for a quality QB2.
Drew Brees, QB. Saints:
Brees completed 37-of-56 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Browns. He did, however, tie his career-high with four interceptions, two of which were returned for Cleveland touchdowns.
From a fantasy standpoint, Brees can put up some great numbers. You may want to bench Brees next week against the Steelers if your fantasy league docks your points for interceptions.
Kenny Britt, WR. Titans:
Britt finished the game with seven carries, 225 yards, and three touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Eagles.
The Titans are suddenly one of the NFL's most dangerous teams, on both offense and defense. Britt should be considered a week to week player for your fantasy team due to his current legal woes.
Roddy White, WR. Falcons:
White's talents were on full display in the Falcons' win Sunday over the Bengals, as he caught 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. White carried the passing attack in the 39-32 victory over the Bengals.
From a fantasy standpoint, there's not a wideout in the league who looks better or more dependable than Roddy White. While White may not finish as the 2010 fantasy No. 1 receiver, he should continue to put up the numbers for your fantasy team.
Steve Johnson, WR. Bills:
Bills WR Steve Johnson caught eight passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 loss to Baltimore. Johnson managed an astonishing 102 yards in the first half.
Johnson is the guy to watch. He has racked up more fantasy points than Wes Welker and Larry Fitzgerald. He would be a wonderful addition to any fantasy lineup.
Dawn Peralli-Oishi is University of Kansas graduate and syndicate writer. Follow her on Twitter @BimbolenaSports, FB Like or become a fan.