Fantasy Football: Week 7
posted Oct 22 2017, 12:59AM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

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Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you. If you read ESPN at all, please read Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate from the last two weeks. He shares a deeply personal story, the ins and outs of his life and the pressures of it all. In the end, this is a game. A game that has become a lifestyle for some. In the end you make the choice on who to start and sit. People who write things like what I am doing right now spend hours a week doing research and making lists for you to look at. I’m sure all of you do some research as well. I offer my advice, take it or leave it, you set the line up.

In this week's story from Berry, he writes a lengthy intro story for his Love/Hate column. Some people love it and some hate it and just want his picks/ranks. He spends hours and hours on his rankings and then pitches ideas to an editor for a story each week, some will love and some will hate. This week, this is all I’m writing, mostly because I ran out of time, but also for Berry who sometimes just wants to write in his picks and that’s all.

This year each week I have streamed a DST. I have been top 10 in 4/6 weeks. I pick from teams owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. This week I am picking the Cowboys. They are going up against a rookie QB making his first start. Dallas has a pretty solid run D and can focus on stopping Carlos Hyde and making C.J. Bethard beat them. Which he very well could do. I’d bet on the Cowboys defense before a third round pick from Iowa making his first start.

On with the rankings…

QB

Tier 1

Tom Brady

Matt Ryan

Drew Brees

Carson Wentz

Marcus Mariota

Tier 2

Dak Prescott

Cam Newton

Kirk Cousins

Carson Palmer

Tier 3

Russell Wilson

Jameis Winston

Andy Dalton

Josh McCown

Tier 4

Case Keenum

Ben Roethlisberger

Philip Rivers

C.J. Bethard

Jared Goff

Wild Card: Brett Hundley

RB

Tier 1

Leonard Fournette

Leveon Bell

Ezekiel Elliott

Todd Gurley

Devonta Freeman

Tier 2

Lesean McCoy

Mark Ingram

Jordan Howard

Jerick McKinnon

Carlos Hyde

Tier 3

Adrian Peterson

C.J. Anderson

Melvin Gordon

Alvin Kamara

Jay Ajayi

Christian McCaffrey

Doug Martin

Tier 4

Joe Mixon

Ty Montgomery

Tevin Coleman

Buck Allen

Tier 5

Chris Thompson

Demarco Murray/Derrick Henry(Injury issues and shared backfield this week)

Bilal Powell

Duke Johnson

Frank Gore

James White

Tier6

Legarrette Blount

Aaron Jones

Tarik Cohen

Orleans Darkwa

Marlon Mack

Tier 7

Andre Ellington(Especially in PPR)

Isaiah Crowell

Jonathan Stewart

Wendell Smallwood

Mike Gillislee

Wild Card: Alex Collins

WR

Tier 1

Antonio Brown

Julio Jones

A.J. Green

Dez Bryant

Larry Fitzgerald

Tier 2

Demaryius Thomas

Mike Evans

Jordy Nelson

Chris Hogan

Brandin Cooks

Tier 3

Michael Thomas

Doug Baldwin

Keenan Allen(injury)

Adam Thielen

Devin Funchess

Tier 4

Desean Jackson

Kelvin Benjamin

Alshon Jeffery

Jarvis Landry

T.Y. Hilton

Pierre Garcon

Danny Amendola

Tier 5

Terrelle Pryor

Rishard Matthews

Davante Adams

Mohamed Sanu

Sterling Shepard(injury)

Robert Woods

Tier 6

Jermaine Kearse

Eric Decker

Marqise Lee

Randall Cobb

John Brown

Nelson Agholor

Tier 7

Martavis Bryant

Cooper Kupp

Jeremy Maclin

Willie Snead

Jamison Crowder

Wild Card: Bennie Fowler III

TE

Tier 1

Rob Gronkowski

Zach Ertz

Delanie Walker

Tier 2

Evan Engram

Jordan Reed

Austin Hooper

Cameron Brate

Jimmy Graham

Tier 3

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Hunter Henry

Tyler Kroft

Ed Dickson

Tier 4

Kyle Rudolph

Jason Witten

Zach Miller

Jack Doyle

George Kittle

Wild Card: David Njoku

K

Tier 1

Stephen Gostkowski

Ryan Succop

Jake Elliott

Tier 2

Matt Bryant

Greg Zuerlein

Dan Bailey

WIl Lutz

Tier 3

Justin Tucker

Mason Crosby

Graham Gano

Adam Vinatieri

Tier 4

Robbie Gould

Steven Hauschka

Chris Boswell

Nick Novak

Blair Walsh

Wild Card: Chandler Catanzaro

DST

Tier 1

Minnesota Vikings

Seattle Seahawks

Jacksonville Jaguars

Carolina Panthers

Tier 2

Denver Broncos

Tennessee Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers

Buffalo Bills

Tier 3

Dallas Cowboys

Baltimore Ravens

Miami Dolphins

LA Rams

Tier 4

Philadelphia Eagles

Cincinnati Bengals

NY Jets

Wild Card: NY Giants

Bye week: Detroit, Houston. Already played: Kansas City, Oakland

 

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...



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