Thanks for checking out our Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction! Every Tuesday at SCFE, we put up our “So-Called Fantasy” staff’s Week 7 Rankings, compiling the individual rankings of several of our Fantasy Football writers, including the Fantasy maestro, David Gonos, SCFE Content Manager, Joe Bond and Senior Fantasy Football Writers Michael Tomlin and myself.
The first thing that stands out to me this week is my man Joe Bond is seriously down on the New York Jets passing game. No love for Brandon Marshall and no love for Quincy Enunwa. Joe, what gives? Are you suggesting Geno Smith isn’t as good as 2016’s version of Ryan Fitzpatrick? (I’m allowed to call Joe out because he’s generally right, almost all the time)
Looking at the projected point totals for Week 7 of the NFL season, we have five games with a total of over 48. That’s not terrible, especially for this season during bye weeks. We can work with this.
Last week’s article pointed out Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham as players I liked more. Let’s see if we can have a repeat this week.
On a personal note, I lost a loved one this past week, someone who meant so much to so many. Please take the time to tell your loved ones how you feel about them… And if you don’t love anyone, then tell your dog. And if you don’t love anyone and you don’t have a dog then you should get a fish, and then tell the fish… or eat some cheddar Goldfish. Those things are the best.
Week 7 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction
(This clip is hilarious)
Who I Like More
Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders
The official Amari Cooper slump is over. Cooper is the No. 2 WR over the last two weeks of the NFL season and this week he faces the mighty Kitty Kats … errr … Cougars… errr … Jaguars. The Jags are giving up the ninth most Fantasy points to WRs this season. Love me some Cooper this week.
(Random Cooper Fact: Cooper Sharp cheese is extremely underrated and difficult to find. It’s spectacular for making Mac & Cheese)
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Jets
I’m supposed to be down on Brandon Marshall because Ryan Fitzpatrick is no longer the starter? Hmmm … Let’s take a trip in the way back machine to 2015 when Geno Smith was the QB for the same New York Jetropolitans. Geno threw for 265 yards and 2 TDs in a loss against the Raiders that season. How did Marshall do, you ask? Geno targeted Marshall 18 times and he finished with 9 receptions for 108 yards. The Jets face the Baltimore Ravens this week who give up the third most Fantasy points to WRs. I’m not worried.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington
DeSean wouldn’t be this low in everyone’s Week 7 rankings had he held onto that TD last week (that most people, most notably your Week 7 opponent, didn’t see). Washington is going up against a Detroit defense that has allowed the fifth most Fantasy points to WRs over the last four weeks. Jordan Reed is still a big question mark heading into this game. Josh Doctson is still hurt. Djax should have plenty of opportunities.
Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens
This is as long as Joe Flacco is healthy and plays this weekend, which I expect to happen. Wallace has been a pleasant surprise this season, for both the Ravens and Fantasy owners. Wallace is the 17th ranked WR in standard scoring but continues to be ranked in the 30s on most sites (including ours, cough-cough). The Ravens and their stupid purple jerseys are facing the Jets this weekend, which shouldn’t scare anyone. The Jets have given up the second most Fantasy points to WRs over the last two weeks and the eighth most on the season thus far.
Who I Like Less
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
Over the last two weeks, Nelson is the 16th highest scoring wid … no, wait … that’s Randall Cobb. Over the last two weeks Nelson is the 23rd highest scoring wid… no, wait, that’s Davante Adams. Jordy does still rank in the Top 40 however, coming in at number 34 over the past two weeks. Over the last four weeks Jordy appears at number 21 on the scoring list. So why is everyone ranking him in the Top 5-10 still? Over 30 years old. Coming off back-to-back seasons of hip and knee surgery. Quarterback doesn’t look right. No running game. Mmmm… Pass.
Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans Saints
Snead has tallied just 124 yards and 1 touchdown over his last three games. The emergence of Coby Fleener and Michael Thomas has clearly had an impact. I like Snead as a talent and I like him as a fit in this offense but he wasn’t a TD threat last year and doesn’t appear to be one again in his second season. As long as Mark Ingram, Fleener and Thomas are all healthy, Snead is probably going to be closer to 40th than 30th for me.
Will Fuller, WR, Houston Texans
This one is pretty straight forward. Fuller relies on his legs and has a bad wheel, and is facing the second best defense in the NFL in the Denver Broncos.
(In my season long league, I have to decide between Fuller and Snead. Who do you think I should go with? Let me know if you have suggestions. You can find me on Twitter @TheJohnLaPresto)
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