Sunday's slate of football had a little something for everyone. There was a shootout in Detroit, a defensive battle in Washington, a thrilling divisional contest in Indianapolis and a blowout in Atlanta. Meanwhile, in Green Bay, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reminded everyone that he's still one of the best players in the National Football League.
Rodgers was one of the biggest stars on Sunday, but he wasn't the only one. Here, we'll examine the top fantasy performers from Week 7, along with the final results of every contest.
As a reminder, the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on bye this week. The New England Patriots and New York Jets will play on Monday night.
NFL Week 7 Results, Fantasy Standouts
Kansas City Chiefs 30, Denver Broncos 6 (Thursday)
WR Tyreek Hill: three receptions, 74 receiving yards, one TD
RB Royce Freeman: 35 rushing yards; four receptions, 32 receiving yards, one TD
San Francisco 49ers 9, Washington Redskins 0
RB Adrian Peterson: 81 rushing yards
WR Kendrick Bourne: three receptions, 69 receiving yards
Green Bay Packers 42, Oakland Raiders 24
QB Aaron Rodgers: 429 passing yards, five passing TDs; 6 rushing yards, one rushing TD
TE Darren Waller: seven receptions, 126 receiving yards, two TDs
Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 21
QB Josh Allen: 202 passing yards, two TDs
WR Preston Williams: six receptions, 82 receiving yards
Minnesota Vikings 42, Detroit Lions 30
QB Kirk Cousins: 337 passing yards, four TDs
RB Dalvin Cook: 142 rushing yards; one reception, seven receiving yards; two TDs
Indianapolis Colts 30, Houston Texans 23
QB Jacoby Brissett: 326 passing yards, four TDs
WR DeAndre Hopkins: nine receptions, 106 receiving yards, one TD
Arizona Cardinals 27, New York Giants 21
RB Chase Edmonds: 126 rushing yards; two receptions, 24 receiving yards; three TDs
RB Saquon Barkley: 72 rushing yards; three receptions, eight receiving yards; one TD
Los Angeles Rams 37, Atlanta Falcons 10
QB Jared Goff: 268 passing yards, two TDs
TE Austin Hooper: four receptions, 46 receiving yards, one TD
Jacksonville Jaguars 27, Cincinnati Bengals 17
RB Leonard Fournette: 131 rushing yards; two receptions, 14 receiving yards
WR Dede Westbrook: six receptions, 103 receiving yards
Tennessee Titans 23, Los Angeles Chargers 20
RB Austin Ekeler: seven rushing yards; seven receptions, 118 receiving yards, one TD
WR Corey Davis: six receptions, 80 receiving yards, one TD
Baltimore Ravens 30, Seattle Seahawks 16
QB Lamar Jackson: 143 passing yards, 116 rushing yards, one rushing TD
WR Tyler Lockett: five receptions, 61 receiving yards, one TD
New Orleans Saints 36, Chicago Bears 25
RB Latavius Murray: 119 rushing yards, five receptions, 31 receiving yards, two TDs
WR Michael Thomas: nine receptions, 131 receiving yards
Dallas Cowboys 37, Philadelphia Eagles 10
RB Ezekiel Elliott: 111 rushing yards, six receptions, 36 receiving yards, 1 TD
WR Amari Cooper: five receptions, 106 receiving yards
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
If Matt LaFleur's offense is just hitting its stride, the rest of the NFC could be in serious trouble.
The Packers won their first few games of the season on the strength of their defense. Against the Oakland Raiders, it was all offense and (almost) all Rodgers and the passing game. Rodgers picked apart the Raiders secondary to the tune of 429 yards and five touchdowns. He added another score on the ground.
Oakland head coach Jon Gruden knew his defense was in for a challenge even before the opening kickoff.
"I hate watching this guy. He's fun to watch, but he's really not fun to watch when you got to play against him," Gruden said of Rodgers, per Evan Groat of SB Nation.
Packers fans had plenty of fun watching Rodgers do his thing Sunday afternoon.
Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings
For most of four quarters, the contest between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions was a back-and-forth affair. The Vikings pulled away in the fourth quarter, though, thanks in no small part to quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Cousins kicked off the fourth-quarter scoring with a 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Rudolph. It was his fourth passing touchdown of the game. He finished with 337 yards on a 24-of-34 performance.
This marked the third straight week in which Cousins was tremendous:
This doesn't mean that Cousins' inconsistency is completely behind him, but he is a fantasy must-start until further notice. So is Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, though Cook has been a must-start all season long.
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts
Anyone who still views Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett as a game manager hasn't been paying attention. He doesn't sling the ball around like Rodgers or Patrick Mahomes, but he is capable of making big-time throws into tight windows.
Four of his passes resulted in touchdowns Sunday.
Brissett finished with 326 yards on a 26-of-39 outing. He now has 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions on the season. He's only been sacked seven times in six games.
In fantasy, Brissett is a weekly must-start. In real life, he has Indianapolis at 4-2 and in first place in the AFC South.
Latavius Murray, RB, New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints didn't have the services of star running back Alvin Kamara on Sunday, but that proved not to be an issue. Backup Latavius Murray took over the starting role and demolished the Chicago Bears defense.
In all, Murray put up 150 yards of offense. He rushed for two touchdowns and helped New Orleans grind away what proved to be a comfortable victory.
As NFL Media's Michael Fabiano pointed out, this is the second week in a row in which a running back has gashed Chicago:
If you own players like Austin Ekeler and Jordan Howard, don't be afraid to play them against Chicago in the coming weeks. Don't hesitate to start Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater either, as he continues to be a reliable fantasy option as Drew Brees' fill-in.
Bridgewater finished with 281 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys
On Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys won the time-of-possession battle by nearly five minutes, thanks to some hard running from Ezekiel Elliott. He carried the ball 22 times for 111 yards while adding 36 yards on six receptions.
Elliott's big night came as a mild surprise, as the Philadelphia Eagles came in allowing just 72.8 yards per game on the ground, second-fewest in the NFL. The fact that Dallas won is a bit less surprising. As ESPN's Todd Archer pointed out, the Cowboys have not lost to Philadelphia when Elliott is in the lineup:
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If the Cowboys hold on to their 30-10 lead with 12:36 to play, Ezekiel Elliott’s win streak against Philadelphia will move to five games. The Cowboys have not lost to the Eagles with Elliott in the lineup. He sat out the 2016 finale and missed a game in... https://t.co/ol6dkJFYJp
Also unsurprising is the fact that wideout Amari Cooper went for more than 100 yards. The Eagles came in ranked 29th in pass defense, allowing an average of 280.2 yards per game.
Continue starting premier receivers whenever they're matched up against the Eagles.