3 Offenses With 3 Start-able Wide Receiver Teammates in Fantasy Football PPR Week 7

Detroit Lions

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The Lions boast one of the strongest 3 wide receiver cores in PPR with Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr.  Despite the Lions already having a bye in week 6, ESPN ranks Tate 17th, Golladay 23rd and Jones Jr., 52nd in total PPR scoring for 2018. Tate is a clear must start averaging 6.6 receptions per game with 3 touchdowns.  Golladay averages 5.4 receptions per game and has scored 3 times.  Jones Jr., can be started regardless of his lower ranking because he is a weekly redzone threat and like his two teammates has scored in 3 of the 5 games the Lions have played.

Los Angeles Rams

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Depending on the size of your PPR league, look to start Robert WoodsBrandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds in that priority for week 7.  The Rams are ranked 4th in the NFL in total passing yards in 2018 and rank 1 Pittsburgh and rank 2 Green Bay are both on bye.  Sean McVay’s offense with Jared Goff has proven explosive enough to power not only Todd Gurley but also multiple receivers.  Woods has been the Ram’s best receiver since week 5 when Kupp and Cooks sustained concussions.  Cooks played in week 6 and should regain form in week 7. With Kupp out with knee issues after a new injury in week 6, Reynolds will have an opportunity to further demonstrate his skill set following his 2 of 3 for 39 performance in week 5.

New Orleans Saints

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If you didn’t get enough of Drew Brees during week 5’s Monday night love-fest when Brees broke the all time passing record, prepare for him to continue to dominate for the remainder of 2018.  Although Brees’ receiving core is actually not that impressive after Michael Thomas, the Saints are ranked 3rd in the NFL in total scoring thanks to the league’s number one rushing yard per game offense.  Sean Payton may to try to diversify his offense and incorporate the receiving core more in week 7 after the passing game excelled with various options in week 5.  Obviously, Thomas is already a must start.  However, in 12 and 14 man leagues Cameron Meredith and Tre’Quan Smith are viable options.  Meredith broke out in week 5 catching all of his targets for 5 receptions and 71 yards.  Smith has been highly complimented by Brees and Payton and last week scored twice with 111 yards on 3 receptions.

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3 Breakout Players From Fantasy Football Week 6 To Leave On Waivers

Peyton Barber

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Barber rushed 13 times for 82 yards and had 4 receptions for 24 yards with a touchdown against the Falcons.  With 16.6 points in Yahoo! leagues Barber outweighed his entire combined pre-week 6 season production of 16.1 points.  Barber has been handed an average of 12.6 touches a game including week 6.  He has struggled to maintain efficiency and it would be a surprise to see him replicate this production moving forward.  In 14 player leagues Barber is a possible flex but will not be reliable enough for smaller leagues.

Cole Beasley

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Beasley netted 22.34 points in Yahoo! leagues during week 6 against the vaunted Jaguars defense. With 11 targets, over 100 receiving yards and two 2 touchdowns, Beasley will still have Dak Prescott throwing to him in week 7 and increased attention from the Washington secondary.  Beasley only scored a combined total of 19.3 points in the 5 previous games of the season.  He may score in week 7 but would be nothing more than a dart shot until he demonstrates consistency and has a bye coming up in week 8.  Beasley should be left on waivers in all leagues.

Michael Crabtree

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Michael Crabtree is at best a WR3 in PPR leagues only. He should be ignored in standard leagues despite enjoying his best performance of the year in week 6.  Crabtree benefits from 9.16 targets per game yet has exceeded 70 yards only in week 6.  The Ravens are a defensive team first and incorporate a variety of weapons on offense including a strong run game and any individual receiver cannot be counted on to score on a weekly basis.  Crabtree has volume but nothing more.

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3 Fantasy Football Week 6 Sleepers

Ryan Grant

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Ryan Grant will remain a featured Andrew Luck target with T.Y. Hilton sidelined.  Grant benefited from 7 targets and 5 receptions in week 4 and 9 targets and 6 receptions in week 5.  The only reason Grant is under 10% owned is because he has not found the endzone in those games.  The Colts face the 10th most generous fantasy receiving defense in the Jets in week 6.

Ito Smith

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Only 6% owned, Ito Smith could score his third touchdown in as many games in week 6 against a Tampa Bay defense giving up the 6th most fantasy points to backs.  Freeman has been ruled out with groin and foot injuries.  The Falcons have been giving Smith opportunities in the redzone.  Smith is a strong choice for dynasty leagues but could also get you through a bye week.

Marquez Valdez-Scantling

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Cobb and Alison are both questionable heading into Sunday.  Valdez-Scantling showed us what he could do last week with 10 targets, 7 receptions and a TD.  Green Bay may be using smoke and mirrors but has taken Rodgers off the injury report.  Keep a close eye on the status of this receiver core for Monday Night Football.

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