2017 NFL Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Week 7 Cover Image
2017 NFL Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Week 7
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Ricky Rubio Headshot

Rubio recorded nine points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 106-96 win over the Nuggets.

Rubio has seamlessly moved from Minnesota to continue his innate talent for delivering the ball to scorers, in Utah. His shot left a little to be desired in Wednesday's win, shooting only 33 percent from the floor and connecting with only one 3-pointer in five attempts, but Rubio is an assist machine - that alone makes him a good value in most fantasy formats, especially roto leagues that rank assists.
2:43 am (EST)
Alec Burks Headshot

Burks recorded 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 3Pt), a rebound and a steal across 15 minutes in Wednesday's 106-96 win over the Nuggets.

The Jazz trailed most of the game, but that all changed when Burks hit the floor. He sparked a 35-4 run and topped it with s pair of threes that essentially put the game out of reach. Burks still remains buried in the depth chart, but Wednesday's game shows he can outplay teammates ahead of him. He could show some viability in fantasy circles if Joe Ingles falters.
2:38 am (EST)
Rudy Gobert Headshot

Gobert recorded 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, and assist and a blocked shot across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 106-96 win over the Nuggets.

As expected, Gobert reprised his starting role under center to begin the season and continued to prove why he's one of the elite big men in the league, despite running into some foul trouble early on in the matchup with Denver. He had to tangle with another premier center in Nikola Jokic most of the night but he came away with a much better night offensively, shooting 77.7 percent from the floor. With so many new faces, Gobert feels almost like a veteran in this revamped starting lineup - he's a reliable must'start in all formats at the 5 slot.
2:17 am (EST)
Devin Booker Headshot

Booker recorded 12 points (6-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 124-76 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers.

It's hard to be encouraged by much of anything from Wednesday's effort except that Booker racked up above-average defensive stats and took a high volume of shots. He's primarily a scorer, however, so when he struggles from the field, it's often tough for him to make up fantasy value. He'll look to improve during the team's next game Friday against the Lakers.
1:54 am (EST)
Eric Bledsoe Headshot

Bledsoe recorded 15 points (5-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block but five turnovers during Wednesday's 124-76 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers.

Wednesday's performance was a game that Bledsoe, along with the rest of the team, will probably want to soon forget. There's hardly anything to be encouraged about, except that Bledsoe took 18 shots -- an improvement over his mark of 15.7 per game last year. He also put together a quality defensive effort.
1:50 am (EST)
Josh Jackson Headshot

Jackson finished with 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 124-76 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers.

Though Jackson had his struggles during Wednesday's debut, it was far from a bad performance. Relative to the rest of the team, his statline is actually one of the more encouraging of the group. Ultimately, the Trail Blazers are a tough first opponent and Jackson will be in a prime position to bounce back Friday against the Lakers.
1:46 am (EST)
TJ Warren Headshot

Warren finished with eight points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one block across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 124-76 blowout loss to the Trail Blazers.

Warren struggled to fight off the impressive defense of Al-Farouq Aminu and Maurice Harless on Wednesday. Warren shot 49.5 percent last year, so his mark during the opener will probably end up being one of his worst of the year. He'll look to bounce back Friday against the Lakers.
1:43 am (EST)
Corey Seager (L) Headshot

Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Seager (back) to be ready for the World Series, should the Dodgers make it, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Seager's back has been steadily improving, and he was able to play catch with no issues Wednesday. The 23-year-old will continue to ramp up his activity -- he's scheduled to take swings Thursday -- but barring any setbacks, it sounds like the Dodgers will have their star shortstop back for the Fall Classic if they're able to close out the Cubs in the NLCS (Los Angeles leads the series 3-1).
1:40 am (EST)
Pat Connaughton Headshot

Connaughton collected a career-high 24 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes during Wednesday's 124-76 blowout win over the Suns.

With starting shooting guard C.J. McCollum (suspension) absent and the team turning Wednesday's game into a blowout early on, Connaughton was handed big minutes and responded in a big way. That said, he saw just 8.1 minutes per game last season and isn't projected to have a much bigger role this year considering the team's lack of roster turnover. Ultimately, Wednesday can probably be chalked up as an outlier.
1:39 am (EST)
Adrian Kempe Headshot

Kempe lit the lamp three times on five shots, and added an assist, against the Canadiens in a 5-1 win Wednesday.

With one game, Kempe surpassed his career goal total heading into this outing. Kempe was a first-round pick, and he's a 21-year-old who only had 25 games under his belt heading into this season. That being said, he had zero points and five shots on goal total before this game, and he had been averaging 9:27 per game in ice time.
1:37 am (EST)
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