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NFL Predictions Week 7: Tim Tebow, Matt Forte and 5 Players That Will Dazzle

Alex KayCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2011

NFL Predictions Week 7: Tim Tebow, Matt Forte and 5 Players That Will Dazzle

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    Week 7 of the NFL season is around the bend, and it’s time to start projecting who is going to have some monster weeks for fantasy, wagering and any other purpose you may find necessary.

    Many of the players found on this list have very favorable matchups, and that is what makes me think they are simply going to shine this week.

    There are some pretty surprising names on this list that you would have never have thought to see a few weeks ago.

    Let’s take a look.

Tim Tebow

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    Whoa!

    Yeah, that’s what I thought when I saw that Tebow was playing last week.

    And you know what? He did pretty well.

    Well enough to be named the Broncos’ starter for this Week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins.

    I think his ability to score touchdowns via the air and ground is what makes him special and he will lead his team to victory this week doing both.

    Not bad for the No. 3 QB in training camp.

Matt Forte

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    Forte was happy that a number of teams were interested in acquiring him at the trade deadline.

    "For me to be out here working as hard as I do and not have a contract extension, you kind of get that feeling of being unappreciated. I just hope that when this year is over and I play as well as I've been playing, that if the Bears don't reward me with a contract, another team will.''

    That is what Forte said when asked about other teams being interested in. Expect him to play hard and earn that extension against the Buccaneers in London this week. 

Ryan Torain

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    After having a huge Week 4, many pundits predicted a huge week from Torain coming off a bye against the Eagles’ terrible run defense.

    Torain really didn’t get a chance to pound the rock, because the Redskins were down early and played from behind most of the game.

    Mike Shanahan hasn’t scrapped Torain as the starter yet—watch for him to continue to get the lion’s share of carries and make the best of them against a Carolina Panthers defense that gets demolished on the ground.

Ray Rice

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    The Ravens have designed and run their offense through Rice, and he has not let them down.

    This week, the team goes against the Jaguars and—no doubt about it—he’s going to easily get 20-plus touches again.

    Look for him to do work on the ground and in the passing game. I expect a potential two-score game and at least 125 yards combined.

Drew Brees

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    Brees was way off his game last week against the Buccaneers.

    The guy still threw for 383 yards and a touchdown, but he only competed 29 of 45 passes and had three balls picked off.

    After that disappointing loss, you know Brees will bring it hard at the Colts and their weak pass rush and secondary.

    I expect a monster day from this guy—he won’t disappoint again.

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