2014 Fantasy Football Last Minute Decisions: Week 7
Jeff Mans helps you make all those tough fantasy football last minute decisions in NFL week 7
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For six weeks I have been sending out hypothetical lineup decisions along with the right answers every Sunday morning. This week I am going to switch it up a bit. Instead of the lineup decisions, I am going to review some of the latest news, weather and player updates needed to make winning decisions
Here is the Last Minute Decisions for Week 7:
All Your Questions Answered
Every Sunday morning starting at 11 AM EST myself, Ted Schuster and Ray Flowers are hosting a LIVE Fantasy Football Chat right here on Fantasy Alarm. Not only do we answer all of your final lineup questions and feed you all of the latest news and inactives from around the NFL, but we continue the conversation all day long. That’s right, at 1 PM EST we open up the chat to converse with you during all of the days NFL games and we don’t stop until the Sunday Night game is about to kick off. This is our way of not only answering all of your fantasy football questions but standing behind our work. We pride ourselves at be front and center when a good or bad play happens so that you can air all of your frustrations on those directly responsible.
All About The Benjamin
Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin indeed traveled with the team to Green Bay with hopes of being active for Sunday’s game. Benjamin practiced in a limited fashion on Friday but to this point has yet to be cleared by the independent NFL doctor that is needed to play on Sunday. Those evaluations are usually performed either the night before or first thing in the morning on the day of the game. All signs are pointing to Benjamin being cleared and thereby active against the Packers this week but you absolutely must stay tuned to the Fantasy Alarm NFL lineup page this morning for official word.
What About Graham?
The Saints are completely messing with the Lions this week in dangling Jimmy Graham’s availability in front of them. In my opinion, Graham is going to play this week but in a much reduced fashion. The Saints were playing possum with the Lions early in the week when they claimed that the star TE would miss 2-3 weeks with the shoulder sprain suffered in week five. But that is why you cannot trust anything NFL teams say and only go by what they do. The Saints listed Graham as questionable and that is a far cry from their original diagnosis. He will play but might not be anything more than a decoy this week.
Last Minute DFS Tip
Play Antonio Brown this week especially on Draft Kings where you receive a full point per reception. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, Brown is one of the best fantasy receivers in the NFL and always a guarantee for 5+ receptions and 60+ yards. Ben Roethlisberger absolutely adores throwing the ball to Brown so much so in fact that is actually winds up hurting the Steelers offense at times.
But the other reason to play Brown this week is that he is playing the Texans on Monday Night Football. The Texans give up the 5th most fantasy points to WR’s thus far this season. They have absolutely no safety to prevent big plays in the passing game. More importantly though is that having Brown ringing up pinball like numbers on Monday Night will give you the ultimate thrill of shooting up the leaderboards in big tournaments. You will be climbing so fast that you’ll find yourself praying for TD receptions throughout the second half. Best of all, Antonio Brown will be thrown the ball time and time against making your dream very attainable and very real.
Don’t Ignore The Obvious
Two major records are due to be eclipsed this week. One thing you must understand about fantasy football is that there is simply nothing better than having a player chasing a performance record.
As if he hasn’t set enough NFL records already, Peyton Manning is just three TD’s away from breaking Brett Favre’s record of 508 career TD passes. The fact that this game is on Sunday Night Football and that the record is the absolute focus of this broadcast. Manning will throw at least three TD’s against the 49ers this week and there will be a big celebration. I am guessing the record breaking pass will come late in the third quarter in fact. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Manning throw a fourth TD in this game just for added measure.
In Dallas this week the focus will be on the run game as DeMarco Murray tries to become the first player ever to rush for 100 yards or more in seven consecutive games to start the season. The Cowboys offensive line has been so impressive this season that it has made it easy for Murray and the entire Cowboys offense. He’ll get 40 carries if necessary to get the record.