Week 7 Fantasy Buzz

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    DeAndre Hopkins Returns

    Hopkins Activated After serving his 6-game suspension for PEDs, Hopkins’ return should provide a much needed boost to the (2-4) Cardinals who sit in the cellar of the NFC West.

    With Marquise Brown exiting Sunday with a multi-week foot injury, Hopkins will immediately slot back in to a high-target role.

    Fire him up with confidence against the Saints in his 2022 debut on TNF, especially with top CB Marshon Lattimore expected to be inactive.

    Big TNF Expectations for Chris Olave

    Saints’ Depleted WR Room – Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry remain out for New Orleans, which calls for a heavy target share in the direction of rookie Chris Olave.

    All 3 WRs were missing in the Week 6 loss to the Bengals, along with Jameis Winston. Coach Dennis Allen has yet to name a starter between Winston and Andy Dalton, but a change to Winston under center would be an upgrade for the entire offense.

    Despite missing last game, Olave leads all rookies with 389 receiving yards, and his 25 catches, has him in a tie with Drake London for 2nd-most behind Romeo Doubs (26).

    NFL’s Elite Teams on Byes

    Bye Week Blues – The Eagles (6-0), Bills (5-1), Vikings (5-1) & Rams (3-3) all have Week 7 byes, leaving many key players out of fantasy lineups this week.

    Top Fantasy Players Out:
    QB1 – Allen (177 pts)
    QB3 – Hurts (148 pts)
    QB10 – Cousins (103 pts)

    RB10 – M.Sanders (88 pts)
    RB11 – D.Cook (87 pts)

    WR1 – Diggs (151 pts)
    WR2 – Kupp (149 pts)
    WR4 – Jefferson (133 pts)
    WR9 – AJ Brown (95 pts)

    TE4 – Goedert (68 pts)
    TE7 – Higbee (64 pts)

    *Week 7 features only ONE matchup of teams above .500 – Colts (3-2-1) at Titans (3-2).

    Deep League Waiver Targets

    Week 7 Flex Targets:
    Wan’Dale Robinson (NYG) – 3-37-1 last week in first action since Week 1
    Robert Tonyan (GB) – 10-90-0 on 12 targets in Week 6, T-5 among TEs with 27 receptions
    Tyquan Thornton (NE) – Made NFL debut in Week 6, 53 all-purpose yards and 2 TDs last week
    Daniel Bellinger (NYG) – 5-38-1 last week, becoming reliable redzone target (3 TDs in 5 weeks)

    Stash Targets:
    Kyren Williams (LAR) – Returning from IR soon (ankle), Cam Akers is being shopped
    Jahan Dotson (WAS) – Avoided IR with hamstring injury, missed Week 6
    Christian Watson (GB) – Out Week 6 (hamstring), should see bigger role with Cobb injury
    KJ Hamler (DEN) – 2-44-0 in Week 6, played 55% of offensive snaps last 2 weeks

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