Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 7! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot to help you set those fantasy football lineups this week. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for NFL DFS Week 7 lineups. Bye week SZN is upon us, which always makes the lineup decisions a little tougher as we are likely dealing with wide receivers we hoped would be our on bench in season-long fantasy football leagues. This article is also critical for NFL DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Be sure to check out our Week 7 fantasy football player rankings as well as NFL weekly projections and all of our NFL DFS lineup advice. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well! 


NFL Week 7 WR/CB Matchup Report

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
DeAndre HopkinsARI$15300 / $12500Marshon Lattimore/Bradley RobyNOSafe
Welcome back Mr. Hopkins! His six game suspension for PEDs is now over but he returns to a team that is going in the tank fast, and lost their other top receiver, Marquise Brown, potentially for the season. If Brown was healthy, I would have been very iffy about what I thought about Hopkins. And the acquisition of Robbie Anderson is not even on my radar for this week with it being a Thursday game and probably the rest of the season. Marshon Lattimore didn't play last week, and clearly isn't 100% even if he does play this week. I normally wouldn't suggest a guy right out of the gate but I believe that Hopkins was keeping himself prepared and we saw how lethal these two could be last season at times. Get him in those seasonal lineups and I like him on Thursday night's showdown slate as well.
Drake LondonATL$5400 / $6000Chidobe AwuzieCINRisky
His 40 yards last week against the 49ers were his most since Week 3 if that tells you how it has been going for London. It isn't entirely his fault, the Falcons are just running the hell out of the ball, and Marcus Mariota isn't being asked to throw a lot. The matchup is easier this week against the Bengals, but it is hard to believe all of a sudden Mariota is going to chuck it 35 times. With bye weeks and injuries you might be forced to put London into your lineups, but don't be shocked if he comes away with fewer than ten fantasy points.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4500 / $5900Denzel WardCLERisky
He has had a couple good games, but overall the Ravens don't throw a ton and that doesn't really lead to anyone having a good fatnasy day other than Mark Andrews. Duvernay had just one catch last week against the Giants, and the Browns defense has allowed eight passing touchdowns in six games. I don't think that Rashod Bateman will be back this week, and I don't even think if he returns that I would use him. Either way, Duvernay belongs on fantasy waiver wires at this point.
DJ MooreCAR$4900 / $5500Carlton DavisTBRisky
After showing the slightest signs of life with back-to-back 50 yard games, Moore derailed again with seven yards on three catches. He was targeted seven times, but really Christian McCaffrey is the only guy on this offense that can do anything on a consistent basis. He has six or more targets in every game this season, but it isn't amounting to anything. Robbie Anderson is gone but I don't see that having much of an impact. The quarterback play sucks, this is a tough matchup and only play Moore if you absolutely have to.
Darnell MooneyCHI Jonathan JonesNERisky
The signs of life continue as Mooney had season highs with seven catches on 12 targets and 68 yards. He still doesn't have a touchdown yet, and that was against one of the worst defenses in Washington. The assignment gets much tougher this week against the Patriots and while I think Mooney at least belongs on rosters again, I do expect Justin Fields to struggle and Mooney is probably best left on your bench this week. If you are looking for an option in the showdown slate I could at least get on board with him there.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$8200 / $8500A.J. TerrellATLSafe
It was a great game for Chase as he had seven catches for the second consecutive week and turned that into 132 yards and two scores against a depleted Saints secondary. The Falcons are allowing over 280 yards per game through the air, good for second worst in the NFL through six weeks. A.J. Terrell was banged up last week and had a concussion the week before so he won't be 100% even if he is able to play. No matter who is guarding him I like Chase a lot for Week 7 and if Terrell is out he will be a guy you should really focus on in Week 7 DFS.
Amari CooperCLE$6100 / $7200Marcus PetersBALModerate
He did finish with a touchdown, but Cooper did not have a very efficient game last week with four catches for 44 yards on 12 targets. Jacoby Brissett is struggling and he faces another tough matchup this week. Well, the Ravens have a talented secondary, but it is not relating to production right now as they are fifth worst allowing 268 passing yards per game through six weeks. I am not going to consider Browns receivers for DFS purposes, but he is a very good start against Baltimore because the Browns don't really have a lot of options to throw to.
CeeDee LambDAL$6800 / $7700Jeff OkudahDETSafe
It was a really slow start for Lamb last week but he finished with a respectable five catches for 68 yards on ten targets Sunday night against a very tough Eagles defense. There are two pieces of good news for Lamb coming into Week 7. First, Dak Prescott will be returning after missing several games with a hand injury. Cooper Rush was okay, but the offense was very run heavy with him under center. Second, is the matchup will get a lot easier against Okudah and the Lions. Detroit is coming off of their bye, but they are allowing nearly 270 yards per game through the air. Lamb will be a great option in both season long and DFS contests.
Courtland SuttonDEN$6200 / $7000Sauce GardnerNYJModerate
Even though the Broncos passing game has been bad most of the season, you could at least count on Sutton who had five or more catches in every game but one. Until Monday night. Sutton had just two grabs on three targets for 14 yards in a performance that could have sunk some people's fantasy hopes for the week. He did go against J.C. Jackson who is a strong corner and has another tough matchup this week against rookie Sauce Gardner who has proven to live up to his draft stock so far. He is allowing just 43% of passes at him to be caught and just one touchdown so far this season. I am still starting Sutton in season long leagues, but it isn't with a ton of confidence.
DJ Chark Jr.DET$4800 / $5300Trevon DiggsDALRisky
He hasn’t played since Week 3, and he only had seven catches in the games that he did play. The Lions offense has been solid, but the Cowboys defense has led them to several victories already this year. There’s no guarantee that Chark even plays in the game, but even if he does I am not trusting a roster spot on him until I see some sort of production from him.
Allen LazardGB$6100 / $6600Kendall FullerWASSafe
The target share continues to be strong as he had a season high nine looks in Week 6 against the Jets. He had only four catches but they were good for 76 yards and a touchdown for the fourth time in five games. Despite the fact that Aaron Rodgers seriously struggling, Lazard is still getting his. He has a great easy matchup against the Commanders this week and I really love Lazard in both season long and DFS contests for Week 7.
Brandin CooksHOU$6000 / $6300Rock Ya-SinLVSafe
Ever since a solid Week 1 where he had seven catches for 82 yards, Cooks hasn’t done much. In fact, he has under 25 receiving yards in two of five games this season and has just one touchdown so far. Early on he was still getting double digit targets but has just 20 in the last three games combined. The Vegas secondary has allowed 11 passing touchdowns in five games so this is a soft matchup and so I want to use him in DFS, it is just a matter if I have the stones to actually do it. Regardless he is a strong start in season long leagues.
Michael Pittman Jr.IND$7400 / $7500Kristian FultonTENSafe
It is about freaking time! After a few weeks of down production, Pittman bounced back in a big way with 13 catches on 16 targets for 134 yards against the Jaguars. He reasserted himself as the focal point of the passing game, a trend that we hope to see continue. The Titans are one of the worst secondaries in the league, allowing 12 passing touchdowns in five games. I think the Colts offense will improve and I expect another big game from Pittman. He had just three catches for 31 yards in Week 4 against the Titans, but I don't expect a repeat of that at all. I am on his bandwagon in both season long and DFS games.
Marvin Jones Jr.JAC$4600 / $5500Adoree JacksonNYGRisky
He missed last week with a hamstring injury, however, I don't expect much out of him, nor would I out of whoever would fill in for him if he was to miss the game again. The Giants have been a very strong secondary so far this season, allowing just under 200 yards per game through the air and seven passing touchdowns in six games. Marv belongs on the waiver wire and not near any fantasy starting lineups.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$4400 / $5600Charvarious WardSFRisky
Aren't Chiefs receivers fun? A week after six caches for 90 yards, MVS came up with a big ol' nothing on Sunday on three targets against the Bills. Sure, the matchup was tougher, but nothing???? It is another tough one this week as the Chiefs face the 49ers and former Chief Charvarious Ward. I would imagine that Ward had this game circled on his calendar, and while he is not likely to blanket Valdes-Scantling, he is a boom-or-bust candidate that is more likely to bust.
Davante AdamsLV$8700 / $8600Steven NelsonHOUSafe
The volume wasn’t there against the Chiefs on Monday night in Week 5, but Adams made the most of it with three catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. That is now two straight games over 100 yards and three of the five this season. The Texans have allowed just four passing touchdowns this season and Nelson has been tough allowing just 57% of passes at him to be caught, but he also has allowed some big plays. I never see a need to sit Adams in season long and I like him in DFS as well coming off a bye.
Mike WilliamsLAC$7200 / $7800Michael JacksonSEASafe
When he duds, he duds with the best of them. I was hoping Williams would have a great game with Keenan Allen out, but I was also concerned about Denver's defense and he had just two catches on Monday night for 27 yards. The matchup will be much easier this week against the Seahawks who are allowing just about 250 yards per game through the air. Jackson himself has allowed eight of the last 11 targets to be caught against him. Keenan Allen should return, but I don't think that will hurt Williams at all. He really only has tough games against the most elite defenses and Seattle isn't one of those. I love Williams to bounce back this week and I love him in both season long and DFS consideration.
Jaylen WaddleMIA Levi WallacePITSafe
It was another big game for Waddle as he had six catches for 129 yards against the Vikings secondary. It was his first good game since Tua Tagovailoa was injured, but the good news is that Tua is due back this week. The Steelers secondary stepped up big last week against the Buccaneers, but there is some issue with the Tampa offense. We won't know until later in the week who might be in or out for the Steelers in Week 7, but I think Tua comes back with a bang regardless. I like Waddle plenty in season long and he is also a bang up option for the Sunday night DFS showdown slate.
Jakobi MeyersNE Jaylon JonesCHIModerate
It wasn't quite his last couple games, but Meyers still had four catches for 60 yards against the tougher Bears secondary. I don't know that it matters if Mac Jones or Bailey Zappe are under center for the Pats, I think they are going to struggle to pass the ball against Chicago. Meyers will get the most volume and is the most consistent receiver that they have, his ceiling just isn't as high. He is more of an option in the Monday night showdown slate more than in season long leagues but he is at least worth a flex spot.
Chris OlaveNO$11100 / $11000Marco WilsonARISafe
Michael Thomas wasn't practicing early in the week, and with the Saints being on the Thursday game this year, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he misses the game. The same can be said about Jarvis Landry. That would leave Olave as the top receiver for the Saints against a very weak Cardinals secondary. I have been a big proponent of Olave in recent weeks, and since he was a full participant in practice this week so there is no doubt he will play. I'd like him more with Jameis Winston under center but I think he is a killer option in both season long and the Thursday night showdown slate for DFS.
Darius SlaytonNYG$4400 / $5300Shaquill GriffinJACRisky
One week after six catches for 79 yards, Slayton busted big time with just one catch on three targets for 18 yards. This Giants passing game is just terrible, and outside of Wan'Dale Robinson I think the only other guy I trust for any sort of consistent production is tight end Daniel Bellinger. The Giants have a nice matchup against the Jaguars defense and I don't see Kadarius Toney returning for this one, but I still don't feel like Slayton is going to give you any sort of reason to like him in fantasy for Week 7.
Elijah MooreNYJ$4800 / $5100Patrick SurtainDENRisky
Zach Wilson just doesn't throw to his wide receivers. In fact, he didn't throw to Elijah Moore even once last week. His usage has plummeted with Zach Wilson back under center and I don't know if you want to drop Moore, but there is no situation that you can start him in Week 7 against a strong Broncos secondary.
Diontae JohnsonPIT Xavien HowardMIAModerate
Man, was I wrong on this guy! The volume still has been there for the most part but he is yet to score a touchdown and has only topped 60 receiving yards once all season. He had just 28 yards against the Buccaneers, and although he has double digit points in full PPR scoring in four of six weeks, he is not returning the value we hoped for. I still would not sit him in season long leagues, but my expectations are lower than they once were and you can't even consider him for DFS games.
DK MetcalfSEA$6600 / $6900J.C. JacksonLACModerate
It was his worst game since Week 2, and it certainly raises some concerns that the Seahawks offense is going to turn back into the pumpkin we thought they would be when the season began. Metcalf did still have seven targets, but they were good for just two catches and 34 yards against a kind of terrible Cardinals secondary. It remains tough this week for Metcalf assuming he is blanketed by J.C. Jackson who is one of the stronger corners in the league. I am still going to give him a start in leagues where I have him on my roster, but expectations are lowered and I am avoiding the Seahawks in DFS contests this week.
Deebo SamuelSF$7600 / $7700Rashad FentonKCSafe
He didnt score, but still had seven catches for 79 yards and another 11 yards on two carries. He now hasn't had even 15 rushing yards in any of the last four games, but Samuel is still being featured heavily in the passing game. He has a touchdown in four of six games this year, even if the yardage hasn't always been great. The Niners are going to have to throw plenty to try to keep up with the Chiefs scoring so look for Samuel to get more of his screen plays and possession receptions and should have 15-20 fantasy points in full-PPR scoring this week.
Mike EvansTB$6900 / $7600C.J. HendersonCARSafe
I was really disappointed by Evans having just four catches for 41 yards last week against a Steelers secondary that was riddled with injury. He hasn't scored in two weeks and only has four catches in each of the last two games and that is now three of five games where he has had four catches or less. The Panthers defense is pretty awful, but what in the world is going on with Tampa Bay? Given the last two weeks, I have lost faith in Evans for DFS purposes right now, but I will never sit him in season long leagues.
Robert WoodsTEN$5500 / $5800Stephon GilmoreINDRisky
I thought he would be good this season as the number one option even though the Titans aren’t a high-powered passing game. However, he has had less than 40 receiving yards in every game but one and hasn’t had more than four catches in any game. He had just four catches for 30 yards the last time they played the Colts and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a similar outcome this week. He is a low ceiling, risky flex play for Week 7.
Terry McLaurinWAS$5900 / $6200Jaire AlexanderGBModerate
I really like this guy but the Washington offense is not producing much of anything at this point. Will the injury to Carson Wentz actually improve the situation? McLaurin did have 1,000 yards last week with Heinicke last season, so this doesn't crush his fantasy value for the next month or month and a half. Curtis Samuel has fallen off the map, so there is a chance that McLaurin can see a slight uptick in production. He will face off with Jaire Alexander this week, so while I am not going to sit him in season long leagues he is definitely off the DFS radar.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Rondale MooreARI$8700 / $9000Paulson AdeboNOModerate
I'm going to keep him as an outside receiver as I wouldn't expect Robbie Anderson to play, or at least play much when he was traded for on Monday and they are playing a Thursday game. It was another strong game from Moore last week as he had a season high ten targets and came away with six catches for 49 yards. I know those aren't earth shattering numbers, but the volume was nice and he will be the guy that is the most in the flow of the season for the Cardinals on Thursday. New Orleans secondary has some talent but they are beat up and haven't been playing their best. Give me more Moore in both season long and for the Thursday showdown slate.
Olamide ZaccheausATL$4200 / $5500Eli AppleCINRisky
It was one of his best games of the season, but it is also sad to say that one of the best games was four catches for 58 yards. Atlanta doesn't throw a lot, and Zaccheaus is not a great receiver. He hasn't had more than four targets in a game yet this season and he remains irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
Demarcus RobinsonBAL$3600 / $5400Greg NewsomeCLERisky
As stated above, I don't think that Rashod Bateman will play this week which would put Robinson in for more snaps, but does it really matter? Robinson was tied for the second most targets with five last week, but it was good for just three catches for 27 yards. He will remain a guy that shouldn't ever enter your consideration no matter how many injured guy or players on bye you have.
Terrace MarshallCAR#N/AJamel DeanTBRisky
The trade of Robbie Anderson has to open up some targets for someone, and Marshall seems to be the guy that should slide into the other outside starting role. He was targeted just once a week after having four catches for 30 yards. I am curious to see how targets shake out this week with one less receiver and a new coaching staff. It is a third straight tough matchup for the Panthers against the Buccaneers and Marshall is not a fantasy relevant receiver right now.
Equanimeous St. BrownCHI Jalen MillsNERisky
He was not even targeted last week and has just 13 targets in six weeks. He has not had more than two catches or 40 yards in any week this season. Justin Fields still is not a good quarterback and St. Brown is not worth any consideration in any fantasy format even in the Monday night showdown slate.
Tee HigginsCIN$6400 / $7100Darren HallATLSafe
The ankle injury was clearly still an issue, and Higgins didn't play his usual number of snaps, but he still ended up being targeted ten times in Week 6 with six catches for 47 yards against the Saints. Surely not ideal, but much better than the zero he took back in Week 5. He is doing his best to play through the injury, but clearly he is not 100%. Hopefully, another week where he doesn't do a whole heck of a lot will get him closer to being back to his normal self. I am still worried enough not to consider him for DFS purposes, but against a suspect Falcons secondary that lost Casey Hayward to IR and AJ Terrell injured as well I am still going to keep rolling him out in my season long leagues.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4100 / $5600Marlon HumphreyBALModerate
The stat line doesn't look bad with four catches for 74 yards, but 85% of those yards came on two catches later in the game, as he wasn't really involved much in the first three quarters. He does have three weeks straight with four or more catches and 50 or more yards so if you are in a horribly dire situation for a wide receiver, he could be someone to help you get through the bye weeks, but overall his ceiling just isn't that high and I hope that you don't have to use him.
Michael GallupDAL$5100 / $6100Amani OruwariyeDETModerate
He had just two catches for 18 yards on Sunday night against the Eagles, but the good news is I like the volume and they won't be facing a defense nearly as good as the Eagles again. We also will welcome Dak Prescott back this week. There is a lot of uncertainty with the Cowboys this week of just how ready Dak is and if this is rushing him back at all. The six weeks was his initial timetable so he should be ok, but I'm not willing to bet more than a flex spot on that with Gallup who is still working his way back himself.
KJ HamlerDEN$3900 / $5200D.J. ReedNYJRisky
He did have two catches for 44 yards, but it was all one big catch and then basically nothing else for the rest of the game. The Broncos passing game is really underwhelmed this season and Hamler might be the fourth option on it. Nothing to see here, he has only been targeted seven times all season long.
Josh ReynoldsDET$4700 / $6400Anthony BrownDALModerate
With Chark out for games as well as Amon-Ra St. Brown and other weapons, Reynolds has taken advantage with 19 catches over three games and over 80 yards in each. St. Brown should be 100% at this point and I expect his usage to go back to ten targets or at least close to it. Reynolds is a decent flex play, but I am not expecting another good game from him.
Romeo DoubsGB$5000 / $5800William JacksonWASModerate
What was a great story early in the year, is derailing a little big as of now. Doubs has seven catches and 14 targets in the last two weeks, but it has been good for just 50 yards combined in the two games and he hasn't scored. Aaron Rodgers clearly isn't the Aaron Rodgers we expected coming into the year, and the Packers offense has looked terrible. However, this game is against Washington who could be the worst defense in the league. I'm willing to go back to him as a dart throw in a DFS contest although I like Lazard better but the price could be right. I am also using him as a WR3 or flex option in my season long contests.
Nico CollinsHOU$4200 / $5600Amik RobertsonLVModerate
He is finally showing some signs of life with two straight games with 65 or more receiving yards, however, he did that with only seven catches on 11 targets in two games. I really want to see his usage go up more before I start trusting him too much, but it is a soft matchup against Vegas and between bye weeks and injuries, Collins is at least a guy to consider putting in your lineups with the hopes of 10-12 fantasy points.
Alec PierceIND$4600 / $6100Caleb FairleyTENSafe
He did have seven targets, but they were good for just 39 yards. He did have the game winning touchdown though which really saved his day. You have to like that his volume continues to be fairly strong, even if the catches and yards were down. He had four grabs for 80 yards in Week 4 against the Titans, and Tennessee's pass defense is among the worst in football. Pierce hasn't proven enough to be warranted for DFS games as the Colts offense is incredibly unpredictable, but he has become a fairly strong weekly WR3/flex option.
Zay JonesJAC$4400 / $5700Fabian MoreauNYGRisky
I keep willing him to be a thing, but Jones remains on the fringe of fantasy relevance after a five catch, 42 yard performance against the Colts in Week 6. Indy is a tough defense, but the Giants have been really solid as well. Jones has scored just once and only has two games of the five over 50 yards. He is a possible flex, but I am losing hope that his early season success is going to remain something we can hope to return.
Mecole HardmanKC$4300 / $5700Samuel WomackSFModerate
I have bashed on Hardman basically since I took this column over 2.5 years ago, but I do at least have to give him some credit he has had two fairly strong weeks in a row. After four catches for 73 yards in Week 5, Hardman had three grabs for 42 yards and a score. It was his first touchdown since Week 1 and he still only had four targets last week so I am not counting him as a huge part of this passing game. The Niners secondary is beat up, but you will find the Chiefs receiver I like in the slot corner section of this article and Hardman is a low-end flex option for Week 7.
Mack HollinsLV$4600 / $5500Derek StingleyHOURisky
Well that short stint of fantasy relevance was nice back in Week 3, but it has gone to hell as Hollins had three catches in Week 4 and a big whopping nothing in Week 5 before the bye. With Hunter Renfrow healthy and a chance that Darren Waller plays, Hollins is waiver wire fodder once again.
Joshua PalmerLAC$5000 / $5700Tariq WoolenSEAModerate
He was the best wide receiver on the field on Monday night as he reeled in nine of 12 targets for 57 yards against the Broncos. He still has just one score this week, and the 57 yards were his second most this season. The Chargers should welcome Keenan Allen back this week, and that all but torpedoes Palmer's fantasy relevance. I expect Mike Williams to also go off against this Seattle secondary, and that won't leave too much more for Palmer. If you are in a desperate situation with injuries and bye weeks he could be a flex option, but I would advise against it if you have a comparable option.
Trent SherfieldMIA Cameron SuttonPITRisky
The Dolphins will bring Tua Tagovailoa back this week, and the Steelers secondary is all banged up, but that still doesn't mean that Sherfield should be a guy that you would consider. He has just one catch in four of six games and only has double digit yardage in one game all season long. Keep on scrolling through the waiver wire if you are considering Sherfield.
Tyquan ThorntonNE Kindle VildorCHIModerate
He didn't do a whole lot in his first game but Thornton opened some eyes in Week 6 with four catches for 37 yards and a score and three carries and a rushing touchdown on a jet sweep. He has my attention. Thornton was a second round pick that broke his collarbone in the preseason. This kid has speed to burn and is a weapon that the Patriots don't have anywhere else on their offense. I think he has a chance to make an impact and should be a consideration if no one picked him up on your waiver wire. The Bears are a strong defense, but I really like the prospects of this kid going forward.
Marquez CallawayNO$7200 / $7000Antonio HamiltonARIRisky
Assuming that Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry miss the Thursday game, that would put Callaway in line for more work. However, he is just really inconsistent and hasn't shown the ability to make plays from week to week. Even in the Thursday night showdown slate I think I like Tre'Quan Smith out of the slot more than I like Callaway even though he had more targets last week.
Richie James Jr.NYG$4000 / $5300Tyson CampbellJACRisky
I don't even know what to say about Giants receivers not named Wan'Dale as James has just five catches in the last three weeks combined and doesn't have 50 total receiving yards in those three games. I really don't care who the opponent is right now, James is not on the fantasy radar.
Corey DavisNYJ$4700 / $5600Damarri MathisDENRisky
He had a whopping two catches for 52 yards and the saddest part of that is that Davis led the Jets in receiving yardage and tied with C.J. Uzomah fo catches. There just seriously isn't going on much with the Jets passing game with Zach Wilson under center and a matchup against the Broncos should make it even tougher. Keep Davis on your bench and he could be a cut candidate if you have a solid name on your waiver wire.
George PickensPIT Kader KohouMIAModerate
The rookie has six or more targets in four straight games, but it will largely depend on who the quarterback is here when considering using him or not. Sadly, I assume it will be Mitch Trubisky given the league's sudden caring about concussions. That doesn't bode well for Pickens, but if Kenny Pickett is cleared, then the story gets a little rosier. He had two very strong games with Pickett, and has been a non-factor with Trubisky. Miami lost Nik Needham to an ACL last week and Byron Jones still isn't ready to return. If Pickett is under center I roll with Pickens. If Trubisky is the quarterback, I make him ride the pine.
Brandon AiyukSF$6000 / $6300Jaylen WatsonKCModerate
He had his best game of the season with eight catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets against the Falcons. Now, the Niners usually don't throw the ball as much as they did last week, and Aiyuk generally isn't the most targeted receiver. However, it was good to see that he was looked to so often, and you have to figure the game script this week will again favor Jimmy Garoppolo throwing a bunch. The talent is never the question with this guy, it is just if San Francisco throws enough to keep him, Samuel, and Kittle healthy from a fantasy perspective. I like Aiyuk this week both in DFS and in season long as I do think that San Francisco will throw it 30+ times this week and Aiyuk will be the cheapest option of their top three playmakers.
Dee EskridgeSEA$3300 / $5000Asante SamuelLACRisky
He had his best game of the season, but that was only good for three catches and 39 yards. The Seahawks offense went back to being crappy like we thought they would and even their top two guys were awful last week. Eskridge has just eight targets in six games and is nowhere near the fantasy radar.
Russell GageTB$4400 / $5400Jaycee HornCARRisky
I still don't believe that Julio Jones will play as he didn't even practice last week and who knows when he ever returns. Gage hasn't been great as he has just two catches in each of the last three weeks and has averaged just 21 receiving yards per week and has one touchdown all season long. The Buccaneers passing game has been terrible and that could be on Tom Brady. The Panthers secondary hasn't been great, but should bend somewhat against Tampa. However, I like Chris Godwin the best and Mike Evans next and there shouldn't be enough to go around for Gage to be worth your while.
Nick Westbrook-IkhineTEN$4300 / $5400Brandon FacysonINDRisky
The Colts secondary has been strong, and the Titans passing game….well…..isn’t. Hell, Robert Woods is borderline rosterable at this point and although Westbrook-Ikhine did have one big catch in Week 5 before their bye he is not someone I would think of counting on for any fantasy purpose.
Dyami BrownWAS$3400 / $5000Eric StokesGBRisky
Jahan Dotson wasn't able to play last week, and we still haven't had word of when he might return and even if he comes back I wouldn't trust him in his first game back from a tough injury. Brown had a huge Week 5 with two catches for 105 yards and two scores but came crashing back to life with no catches on just one target in Week 6 against the Bears. Granted that was a tough matchup, but I think that is what you can expect most of the time this year. Washington will be moving to a new quarterback this week and I don't expect Brown to do anything worthwhile in Week 7.
Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$7100 / $7500Jourdan LewisDALSafe
He did return in Week 5 before his bye, but he was not 100% and wasn’t a big part of the game plan. That should all change this week, it is just a matter of how the Lions passing game will do against a tough Cowboys secondary. Despite playing more in the slot, I do expect St. Brown to be lined up all over and get covered by several guys in the Cowboys secondary. I wouldn’t put too much stock in him for DFS games just in case he duds again but I am absolutely starting him in season long games because his ceiling is high.
Chris GodwinTB$6300 / $7000Myles HartsfieldCARSafe
OK, so the Bucs passing game hasn't been great, and really should have trashed the Steelers last week. However, Godwin still has been doing well with 19 catches in the last three weeks. He has yet to score and the 95 yards last week was a season high. He does have double digit targets in two of the four weeks that he has played. Hartsfield has allowed 20 catches on 24 targets against him in the last four weeks and his yards per catch allowed has been over ten yards all year. He has also allowed a catch of at least 20 yards in the last four games and three touchdowns in the last four. I think Godwin will have the best game for the Bucs and I can use him in both season long and DFS contests.
Tyreek HillMIA Arthur MauletPITSafe
His production has been really up and down with three games with more than 160 yards and two of less than 50 receiving yards, but overall he is already over 700 receiving yards but we need to see him score more. The Dolphins welcome Tua Tagovailoa back this week which should really help Hill's production. Tie that together with Maulet who has allowed nine catches on 11 targets in the last three weeks and has has alloweed a play of 25 yards or more in three straight weeks. I expect the Dolphins to take much more advantage of the Steelers banged up secondary than Tampa Bay did and Hill is a killer option for both DFS and season long in Week 7.
Christian KirkJAC$5900 / $7200Darnay HolmesNYGModerate
He has just 35 receiving yards combined in the last two weeks, but Kirk still only has five catches and eight targets. However, he does have four touchdowns in six weeks and he is far and away the best receiving option that Jacksonville has. The Giants pass defense has been strong to start, but Holmes is the weak link in the secondary as Randall Cobb tore him up a couple weeks ago and he had a couple other weak games early in the season. Kirk might not be the best option for DFS contests, but I think he remains a viable weekly starter in your full season leagues.
Keenan AllenLAC$6700 / $7300Coby BryantSEAModerate
Sure there is some trepidation in counting on him in his first game since Week 1 with a hamstring injury, but he almost played last week so I feel good that the Chargers are nowhere near rushing him back. He couldn't come back to a better matchup (OK, maybe Washington) as the Seahawks have been giving up points in bunches to every team but the Cardinals somehow. Using Allen in DFS takes a strong stomach after not playing for six weeks, but I do think he is a viable option and he will absolutely be put back in lineups in seasonal leagues where he is on my roster.
Tyler LockettSEA$5800 / $6800Bryce CallahanLACSafe
We were just starting to laud him about this new found consistency that he has been showing and Lockett went out with a huge dud in Week 6 with two catches for 17 yards against the Cardinals. Just when you think you have it figured out the NFL kicks you in the ass. He gets another good matchup this week against Callahan and the Chargers who just gave up a good week to Jerry Jeudy on Monday night against a Broncos offense that can't throw the ball worth a damn. I am holding my breath a little some, but give me Lockett in all fantasy formats for Week 7.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5700 / $6200Michael CarterNYJModerate
All right, so Jeudy's game wasn't amazing on Monday but he still did have 54 yards on three catches, which for the Broncos right now is a pretty damn good game! The entire team is nowhere near a DFS play, but with Jeudy's big play ability and the volume of targets he continues to see, he is pretty tough to sit. Carter has played better over the past couple of games, but still is allowing a 73% catch rate and 11.5 yards per grab. The Jets also haven't playing the most high powered offenses. Jeudy is a lower end WR3 or a great flex option as we roll into Week 7.
WanDale RobinsonNYG#N/ADarious WilliamsJACSafe
It wasn't an entirely impressive game, but Robinson had three catches and 37 yards with a touchdown against the Ravens last week. It was his first game back after a Week 1 knee injury. I believe that the Giants were taking it easy on him in his first game back and I think he will be their top receiver for the next few weeks. Kadarius Toney never practices and everyone else on this team isn't that good. The Jaguars defense has allowed eight passing touchdowns in six weeks, and while the Giants offense is not strong, I do think that Robinson is the guy to use. He is a dart throw in DFS contests and a guy I think is a start in season long leagues.
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC$5600 / $6700Deommodore LenoirSFSafe
He had his first touchdown and first 100 yard game as a Chief last week against the Bills as he caught all five of his targets for 113 yards. He had been consistently been getting more targets in previous games, but Smith-Schuster did make the most of it with a long touchdown thanks to some shoddy tackling. The 49ers secondary has been seriously banged up in the last couple of weeks, and we saw how the Falcons had success with limited attempts. I feel like Mahomes might have a field day this week, and outside of Travis Kelce, Smith-Schuster could be the next guy in line fo ra good game. He should be a nice cheap option for your DFS contests, and is a no brainer in my book for Week 7 in season long leagues.
Hunter RenfrowLV$4900 / $5700Desmond KingHOUModerate
He did catch all of his targets the Monday night before the bye, but it was just four targets for 25 yards. It was his first game back after missing two weeks with a concussion, and Renfrow should be completely in the clear now. King is allowing over 11 yards per catch out of the slot which is high, but he is also allowing just 61% of passes to be caught. The Texans pass defense has proven to be tough at times this season, but Renfrow should start to get more attention and is at least worth a flex spot on rosters.

Top Week 7 WR/CB Matchups To Target


Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. A.J. Terrell)

I feel like both Bengals receivers might go off this weekend, especially if Terrell is unable to go which I think will be the case by Sunday. The Bengals are starting to round into shape now throwing the ball, and Chase showed you what he was capable of last week. The Falcons give up the second most yardage through the air with nearly 300 yards a game and that was with a healthy secondary all year. Chase should go off in Week 7. 

Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Michael Jackson)

Yes, he let everyone down on Monday night, but that game is done, and we move on to a new week. Williams has been great for most of the year and is feasting on subpar defenses. Enter Seattle, who did shut Arizona down, but who the hell knows what is going on out in the desert. Keenan Allen’s return should force the defense to take some attention away from Williams and I am looking for a 100-yard game with a score for the big guy.  


Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. Myles Hartsfield)

It might be tough to put too much faith in the Tampa pass game right now, but Godwin appears fully healthy, and he has been getting a lot of volume. The Panther secondary hasn’t been as bad statistically as it feels like on the field, but they struggle out of the slot. I am looking for Godwin to have his first touchdown of the season and for Tom Brady to have his best game of the season against a Carolina team that is going nowhere really fast. 

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers (vs. Kendall Fuller)

He has scored in every game except one this season and has eight or more targets in three straight games including nine last week against the Jets. Aaron Rodgers looks very ordinary, but Lazard is still getting it done from a fantasy perspective. Put that together with a matchup against the Commanders who have allowed the second most passing touchdowns in the league this year and even let Justin Fields throw for nearly 200 yards! Rodgers should have a get right game and his top target should feast. 

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Wan’Dale Robinson, New York Giants (vs. Darious Williams)

Daniel Jones has to throw to someone! It surely isn’t going to be Kadarius Toney or Kenny Golladay! Enter Sterling Shepard 2.0. Robinson returned last week from a Week 1 injury and showed that he has some nice playmaking ability. With another week under his belt to get healthy, I expect him to be the focal point of the Giants passing game and while that passing game isn’t very impressive, there is plenty enough there for Robinson to surprise some folks. I am expecting 6-8 catches with some room for some great YAC yards and hopefully a touchdown thrown in as a cherry on top. 

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.


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