With the fantasy season just about halfway through, it’s crunch time for owners with their sights set on a championship. In the ultimate streaming position, I truly believe there are almost twenty serviceable signal-callers for Week 7. Even with injuries (Ben Roethlisberger) and bye weeks (Cam Newton) trying to make things difficult, there are more than enough options to plug in and pick up a win.
Here are my Top 30 QBs for Week 7 vs. FantasyPros' ECR rankings:
Fantasy Football rankings - Week 7View Available Players
|#||Player (team)||Matchup||ECR™||vs. ECR|
|1||Tom Brady (NE)||at PIT||1||0|
|2||Matt Ryan (ATL)||vs. SD||2||0|
|3||Philip Rivers (SD)||at ATL||3||0|
|4||Andrew Luck (IND)||at TEN||5||+1|
|5||Drew Brees (NO)||at KC||6||+1|
|6||Aaron Rodgers (GB)||vs. CHI||7||+1|
|7||Matthew Stafford (DET)||vs. WAS||4||-3|
|8||Derek Carr (OAK)||at JAC||11||+3|
|9||Blake Bortles (JAC)||vs. OAK||12||+3|
|10||Marcus Mariota (TEN)||vs. IND||9||-1|
|11||Russell Wilson (SEA)||at ARI||13||+2|
|12||Andy Dalton (CIN)||vs. CLE||8||-4|
|13||Eli Manning (NYG)||at LA||16||+3|
|14||Kirk Cousins (WAS)||at DET||10||-4|
|15||Jameis Winston (TB)||at SF||14||-1|
|16||Alex Smith (KC)||vs. NO||15||-1|
|17||Carson Palmer (ARI)||vs. SEA||19||+2|
|18||Tyrod Taylor (BUF)||at MIA||18||0|
|19||Joe Flacco (BAL)||at NYJ||20||+1|
|20||Colin Kaepernick (SF)||vs. TB||21||+1|
|21||Brian Hoyer (CHI)||at GB||17||-4|
|22||Trevor Siemian (DEN)||vs. HOU||27||+5|
|23||Ryan Tannehill (MIA)||vs. BUF||24||+1|
|24||Sam Bradford (MIN)||at PHI||22||-2|
|25||Case Keenum (LA)||vs. NYG||23||-2|
|26||Carson Wentz (PHI)||vs. MIN||25||-1|
|27||Brock Osweiler (HOU)||at DEN||31||+4|
|28||Geno Smith (NYJ)||vs. BAL||30||+2|
|29||Cody Kessler (CLE)||at CIN||29||0|
|30||Landry Jones (PIT)||vs. NE||26||-4|
Notes & Analysis:
- Tom Brady won’t be facing off against Big Ben in a shootout this week, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be taking it easy at Heinz field. Against Pittsburgh’s beatable secondary, look for Angry Tom to continue his surging comeback off of suspension.
- Matt Ryan and Philip Rivers could find themselves in a fast-paced duel in Week 7 and are both high-end QB1s with more than enough weapons.
- Aaron Rodgers repeatedly slides his way into the QB1 discussion every week, despite playing at an unusually mediocre level. If he can’t put up big numbers this week, I’m considering him just a borderline QB1 from here on out.
- Derek Carr and Blake Bortles are both coming off weak performances but will probably be partaking in an offensive battle this week. They’re both back-end QB1s with high-end upside.
- Russell Wilson hasn’t been himself this season, dealing with a myriad of minor injuries to his lower body. A duel-threat QB who scores fantasy points on the ground, he’ll need to get healthy in a hurry to produce against Arizona’s defense.
- Andy Dalton finds himself in the QB1 discussion against a Cleveland defense that is much more vulnerable against the pass than the run.
- Eli Manning and his weapons should have success this week across the pond in London against the Rams, who may be without multiple pass rushers.
- Alex Smith is facing the Saints, so he’s an automatic QB1, right? Not so fast — I see a safe, efficient outing in the cards, but he lacks the upside of QBs ahead of him.
- Colin Kaepernick is an interesting QB2 sleeper this weekend against a below-average pass defense like the Buccaneers. Increased involvement in the run game without Hyde would be nice for owners risky enough to give him a chance.
Best of luck this week.